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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141266/-impact-of-abdominal-ultrasound-on-the-identification-of-the-site-of-infection-in-the-emergency-department-analysis-whether-it-makes-sense-to-perform-abdominal-ultrasound-examination-for-the-identfication-of-the-site-of-infection-if-medical-history-and-clinical
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Barbara Werkmeister, Julia Langgartner, Doris Schacherer, Arno Mohr
Introduction A very high number of patients presenting in emergency departments suffer from an unknown infection or rather fever. If diagnostic imaging is necessary ultrasound can be performed. Whether ultrasound is superior to medical history and clinical examination considering the significantly enhanced technology in recent years and hence has to be performed in patients without abdominal symptoms with non-obvious focus cannot be answered by review of the literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relevance of abdominal ultrasound in the determination of the site of infection and to analyse whether an abdominal ultrasound for the identification of the source of infection is dispensable in patients in whom history and clinical examination do not indicate an abdominal focus...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138961/blastocystis-subtypes-isolated-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-and-co-infection-with-helicobacter-pylori
#3
Ayman A El-Badry, Wegdan M Abd El Wahab, Doaa A Hamdy, Alaa Aboud
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disease presenting clinically by abdominal pain with alteration of bowel habits. Although IBS has uncertain etiology, chronic gut inflammation due to persistent exposure to an infectious agent including Blastocystis sp. was proposed. The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. subtype (ST) isolated from stool of IBS patients and to assess Blastocystis sp. and H. pylori co-infection in IBS patients from Beni-Suef Governorate, Egypt...
November 14, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138912/long-term-follow-up-after-non-operative-management-of-blunt-splenic-and-liver-injuries-a-questionnaire-based-survey
#4
Peter Moreno, Matthias Von Allmen, Tobias Haltmeier, Daniel Candinas, Beat Schnüriger
BACKGROUND: Non-operative management (NOM) of blunt splenic or liver injuries (solid organ injury, SOI) has become the standard of care in hemodynamically stable patients. However, the incidence of long-term symptoms in these patients is currently not known. The aim of this study was to assess long-term symptoms in patients undergoing successful NOM (sNOM) for SOI. METHODS: Long-term posttraumatic outcomes including chronic abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, and recurrent infections were assessed using a specifically designed questionnaire and analyzed by univariable analysis...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138583/efficacy-of-intravenous-tigecycline-in-patients-with-acinetobacter-complex-infections-results-from-14-phase-iii-and-phase-iv-clinical-trials
#5
Hal Tucker, Michele Wible, Ashesh Gandhi, Alvaro Quintana
Background: Acinetobacter infections, especially multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter infections, are a global health problem. This study aimed to describe clinical outcomes in patients with confirmed Acinetobacter spp. isolates who were treated with tigecycline in randomized clinical trials. Materials and methods: Data from 14 multinational, randomized (open-label or double-blind), and active-controlled (except one) Phase III and IV studies were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133755/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-diabetic-gastroparesis
#6
Ju Huang
BACKGROUND: Whether Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the potential correlation between H. pylori infection and DGP. METHODS: In this study, 163 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 175 nondiabetic patients who were treated in our department were divided into DGP, simple diabetes, non-DGP (NDG), and normal groups based on their conditions. The H. pylori infection rate in each group was calculated...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131778/adventures-and-misadventures-in-plastic-surgery-and-soft-tissue-implants
#7
Dana J Lin, Tony T Wong, Gina A Ciavarra, Jonathan K Kazam
Soft-tissue augmentation and implants are increasingly seen by the radiologist as more techniques emerge for a variety of indications and locations. Some surgical and implant procedures are performed for purely cosmetic reasons in otherwise healthy patients seeking to improve their body image, and some are performed for reconstruction after cancer or other chronic illnesses. Abdominoplasty, liposuction, and autologous fat grafting can be performed for abdominal and gluteal contouring. Injection of liquid injectable silicone has historically been fraught with legal issues, although it continues to be used for augmentation in a variety of anatomic locations...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131276/the-expression-of-mmp-7-in-serum-and-aneurysm-tissues-of-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-associated-with-hypertension-and-the-clinical-efficacy-of-endovascular-exclusion
#8
W-H Zhang, C-H Qiao, X Zhang, H Luo, X-K Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with hypertension, and the clinical efficacy of endovascular exclusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-two cases of AAA with hypertension were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into the observation group (34 cases) and control group (38 cases). The control group was treated by AAA incision with artificial vascular replacement, while the observation group was treated by endovascular graft exclusion...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130233/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-analysis-of-21-gastric-cancer-patients-with-pathological-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#9
Liangqun Peng, Wei Yang, Zhandong Zhang, Hongxing Liu, Yawei Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of gastric cancer patients with pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Clinical data of 159 gastric cancer patients who received NAC followed by surgical resection between January 2012 and December 2014 at the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University were collected and clinical features of those with pCR were analyzed retrospectively. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate 3-year overall survival (OS) rate and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
#10
Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129420/surgical-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-aortoesophageal-fistula
#11
Takahiro Yamazato, Tetsu Nakamura, Noriyuki Abe, Koki Yokawa, Yuki Ikeno, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Hidekazu Nakai, Yasuko Gotake, Takashi Matsueda, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVE: To present a surgical strategy for aortoesophageal fistula (AEF). METHODS: From October 1999 to May 2017, 27 patients with AEF were treated at Kobe University Hospital. After 9 patients with malignancies or fish bone penetration were excluded, 18 patients who had AEF secondary to aortic lesions were investigated. The mean age was 67.2 ± 10.4 years, and the male/female ratio was 16:2. Twelve patients had a nondissection thoracic aneurysm, and 6 patients had a chronic aortic dissection...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126416/adjunctive-use-of-physostigmine-salicylate-anticholium%C3%A2-in-perioperative-sepsis-and-septic-shock-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-monocentric-trial-anticholium%C3%A2-per-se
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Johannes B Zimmermann, Nadine Pinder, Thomas Bruckner, Monika Lehmann, Johann Motsch, Thorsten Brenner, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Stefanie Swoboda, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain a major challenge, even in modern intensive care. In Germany, about 68,000 patients die annually because of septic diseases, characterized by a complex systemic inflammatory response. Causal treatment of the underlying infection is essential for successful management of sepsis, but the course can be positively influenced by supportive and adjuvant measures. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) represents a new approach to adjunctive therapy of septic diseases and can be pharmacologically activated by the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine (Anticholium®)...
November 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124727/untargeted-antifungal-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection-a-systematic-review
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M W Petersen, A Perner, F Ravn, F Sjövall, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing untargeted antifungal treatment with placebo or no treatment in critically ill patients have provided conflicting results. We aimed to assess patient-important benefits and harms of untargeted antifungal therapy vs. placebo or no treatment in adult patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomised clinical trials assessing untargeted antifungal therapy compared to placebo or no treatment in adults with complicated intra-abdominal infection...
November 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
#14
Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124332/sexually-transmitted-infections-of-the-lower-gastrointestinal-tract
#15
Rahul Jawale, Keith K Lai, Laura W Lamps
The World Health Organization estimates that there is greater than one million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) every day. In many countries, STIs are at an unprecedented high, including the USA, where nearly 20 million new cases were reported in 2016. Although morbidity associated with STIs is usually seen in the context of genitourinary disease, these pathogens may also affect the gastrointestinal tract and cause anal pain, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. It is important to recognize patterns of injury associated with these pathogens, especially those that may mimic other gastrointestinal diseases, such as idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
November 9, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123514/assessment-of-the-combined-effect-of-epstein-barr-virus-and-plasmodium-falciparum-infections-on-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma-using-a-multiplex-serological-approach
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Ruth Aguilar, Delphine Casabonne, Cristina O'Callaghan-Gordo, Marta Vidal, Joseph J Campo, Nora Mutalima, Evelina Angov, Sheetij Dutta, Deepak Gaur, Chetan E Chitnis, Virander Chauhan, Angelika Michel, Silvia de Sanjosé, Tim Waterboer, Manolis Kogevinas, Rob Newton, Carlota Dobaño
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a necessary cause of endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL), while the role of Plasmodium falciparum in eBL remains uncertain. This study aimed to generate new hypotheses on the interplay between both infections in the development of eBL by investigating the IgG and IgM profiles against several EBV and P. falciparum antigens. Serum samples collected in a childhood study in Malawi (2005-2006) from 442 HIV-seronegative children (271 eBL cases and 171 controls) between 1.4 and 15 years old were tested by quantitative suspension array technology against a newly developed multiplex panel combining 4 EBV antigens [Z Epstein-Barr replication activator protein (ZEBRA), early antigen-diffuse component (EA-D), EBV nuclear antigen 1, and viral capsid antigen p18 subunit (VCA-p18)] and 15 P...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121838/possible-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-induced-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
#17
Montgomery F Williams, Emily P Doss, Maggie Montgomery
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of hemolytic anemia in a patient who received trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for a urinary tract infection (UTI). SUMMARY: A 47-year-old woman recently diagnosed with uncomplicated UTI received 3 doses of TMP-SMX. She developed yellowing of the skin and eyes, lethargy, mild abdominal pain, and dry mucous membranes. Laboratory testing demonstrated significant anemia with red blood cells (RBCs) of 1.99, hemoglobin (Hgb) of 6.3 g/dL, and hematocrit (Hct) of 18...
December 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120301/antimicrobial-susceptibility-virulence-potential-and-sequence-types-associated-with-arcobacter-strains-recovered-from-human-faeces
#18
Alba Pérez-Cataluña, Josepa Tapiol, Clara Benavent, Carolina Sarvisé, Frederic Gómez, Bruno Martínez, Margarida Terron-Puig, Gemma Recio, Angels Vilanova, Isabel Pujol, Frederic Ballester, Antonio Rezusta, María Jose Figueras
PURPOSE: The genus Arcobacter includes bacteria that are considered emergent pathogens because they can produce infections in humans and animals. The most common symptoms are bloody and non-bloody persistent diarrhea but cases with abdominal cramps without diarrhea or asymptomatic cases have also been described as well as cases with bacteremia. The objective was to characterize Arcobacter clinical strains isolated from the faeces of patients from three Spanish hospitals. METHODOLOGY: We have characterized 28 clinical strains (27 of A...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118872/demographic-endoscopic-and-histopathologic-features-among-stool-h-pylori-positive-and-stool-h-pylori-negative-patients-with-dyspepsia
#19
Mohamed Hassan Emara, Rasha Ibrahim Salama, Amira Amin Salem
Background: Dyspepsia is a common presentation for many patients in gastroenterology clinics. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is endemic in many countries around the world and its relation to dyspepsia has long been questioned. This study aimed at comparing demographic, endoscopic and histologic features among dyspeptic patients with and without stool H. pylori antigen positivity. Methods: One hundred and fifty-one consecutive patients with dyspepsia were divided into group I (n = 80) and group II (n = 71) according to positive or negative H...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117671/changing-trends-in-clinical-characteristics-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremia
#20
Miri Hyun, Chang In Noh, Seong Yeol Ryu, Hyun Ah Kim
Background/Aims: Klebsiella pneumoniae is second most common organism of gram-negative bacteremia in Korea and one of the most common cause of urinary tract infection, and intra-abdominal infection. Methods: We compared clinical and microbiological characteristics about K. pneumoniae bacteremia in a tertiary hospital between 10 years. Group A is who had K. pneumoniae bacteremia at least one time from January 2004 to December 2005. Group B is from January 2012 to December 2013...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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