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Munetaka Hashimoto, Hitoshi Goto, Daijirou Akamatsu, Takuya Shimizu, Ken Tsuchida, Keiichiro Kawamura, Yuta Tajima, Michihisa Umetsu
Objectives: The optimal surgical management for secondary aorto-enteric fistula (sAEF) is controversial. Here, we report the long-term outcomes of a surgical treatment with in situ graft reconstruction for sAEF that was performed at our hospital. Methods: Between 2009 and 2012, 10 consecutive patients (8 males, 2 females, mean age 75.9 years) with sAEF were surgically treated with in situ graft reconstruction. Perioperative and long-term outcomes were reviewed retrospectively by medical records. Results: Clinical manifestations, including gastrointestinal bleeding, shock, sepsis, and back and abdominal pain, were observed during the treatment of the patients...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Mircea Beuran, Ionut Negoi, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Sorin Hostiuc, Sorin Paun
A 59 year-old patient was admitted with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The clinical exam showed mild hypotension and blood samples revealed acute anemia (hemoglobin = 7.5 g/dl). Emergency computed tomography showed an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and extravasation of the arterial contrast material toward the digestive tract. The patient was transported to the operating room for emergency laparotomy, which showed an aortoduodenal fistula. After proximal and distal aortic vascular control, the two anatomical structures were dissected with duodenorrhaphy, patch repair of the aortic tear and omentum interposition...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Kazutaka Yamada, Fumio Sato, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Tohru Higuchi, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Naoki Sasaki, Yasuo Nambo
Autopsy imaging (Ai), postmortem imaging before necropsy, is used in human forensic medicine. Ai was performed using computed tomography (CT) for a 1-month-old Thoroughbred foal cadaver found in a pasture. CT revealed pericardial effusion, collapse of the aorta, bleeding in the lung lobe, gas in the ventricles and liver parenchyma, and distension of the digestive tract. Rupture in the left auricle was confirmed by necropsy; however, it was not depicted on CT. Therefore, Ai and conventional necropsy are considered to complement each other...
2016: Journal of Equine Science
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki
Massive bleeding of Dieulafoy lesions were reported about 1-2% of all digestive tract bleedings. As it occurs mainly in the stomach, it is rare in colon and rectum [1, 2]. Over-The-Scope-Clip (OTSC) delivered to the cecum guidewire-assisted technique could save the life in critical condition with hypovolemic shock due to Dieulafoy bleeding [3]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 3, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
E Ray-Offor, S N Elenwo, P O Igwe, C Ngeribara
BACKGROUND: The cystic dilatation of the biliary tract is an uncommon anomaly. Choledochocele, a cystic dilatation of the distal common bile duct, rarely presents clinically as massive gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: This is to report a very rare disease condition and highlight minimal access options in surgical care. CASE SUMMARY: A 13 year-old boy was referred with a day history of sudden onset of passage of bright red blood per rectum with a fainting episode...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Pasquale Giugliano, Francesco Massoni, Antonello Crisci, Serafino Ricci
Lesions of the digestive tract due to barotrauma resulting from compressed air application are not common, are rarely lethal, and largely affect the sigmoid and descending colon. Moreover, their pathogenic mechanism is a topic of discussion because these lesions have multiple characteristics. Here, the authors describe an autoptic case of death from lesions of the ascending and transverse segments, with perforations and bleeding suffusions as well as ischemic areas covered the colonic wall that was extremely thinned, congested, and hemorrhagic, with considerable flattening leading to disappearance of the mucosal folds and with numerous petechial hemorrhages...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Manuel Marina-Breysse, Alfonso Jurado-Román, Bartolomé López-Viedma, Jesús Piqueras-Flores, María T López-Lluva
Endoscopic ultrasound is a diagnostic and therapeutic technique used in specialized centers for patients that have undergone digestive procedures. This technique enables highly precise real-time imaging of the digestive tract wall and surrounding organs. Endoscopic ultrasound is also useful in patients with cardiovascular diseases such as atrial fibrillation. In patients with contraindication for transesophageal echocardiography due to high risk of esophageal bleeding or complications that may require immediate intervention, endoscopic ultrasound may be a safer option for visualizing atrial chambers to rule out the presence of left atrial appendage thrombi before cardioversion...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Giuseppe Grande, Claudio Zulli, Flavia Pigò, Maria E Riccioni, Francesco Di Mario, Rita L Conigliaro
Colonic diverticula are one of the most frequent conditions found during the endoscopic examination of the lower digestive tract, interestingly in >70% of people after 80 years old. Of them, only a few percentage develop complications such as acute diverticulitis or diverticular bleeding. Up to now, colonoscopy represents the most important diagnostic and therapeutic tool on the hands of the clinicians. On the basis of this the need for a standardized and reproducible approach is now emerging. This short review article is tasked to point out some open issues concerning the role of colonoscopy in diverticular disease...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Andrea Iannone, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Giuseppe Losurdo, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo
Gastrointestinal vascular malformations are responsible for 2-8% of all cases of bleeding and 30-40% of all obscure hemorrhages, being the most frequent cause of occult bleeding in older people. The aim of this review was to provide an up-to-date report about the use of octreotide in bleeding from both hereditary and acquired vascular malformations of the gastrointestinal tract. A systematic literature search was performed, using the keywords "gastrointestinal vascular malformation", "octreotide", "angiodysplasia", "portal hypertensive gastropathy", "gastric antral vascular ectasia", and "hereditary vascular malformations"...
September 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Kun Yang, Xinzu Chen, Weihan Zhang, Xiaolong Chen, Jiankun Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of Da Vinci surgical robot in the dissection of splenic hilar lymph nodes for gastric cancer patients with total gastrectomy. METHODS: Clinical data of two cases who underwent total gastrectomy for cardia cancer at our department in January 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Two male patients were 62 and 55 years old respectively, with preoperative diagnosis as cT2-3N0M0 and cT1-2N0M0 gastric cancer by gastroscope and biopsy, and both received robotic total gastrectomy spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymph node dissection successfully...
August 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Bratislav Stanković, Goran Stojanović
INTRODUCTION: Massive transfusion is defined as blood transfusion in quantities equal to or greater than the estimated patients' blood volume over a relatively short period of time (3-4 hours). The study was aimed at analyzing the application of chemotherapy in treatment of patients with acute massive bleeding and evaluating the results of hemostasis and platelet counts screening tests in the patients receiving massive transfusions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Attempts were made to fully compensate hemostatic factors in 24 patients (14 male and 10 female, aged 23 to 76 years) with acute massive and uncontrolled surgical bleeding (polytrauma, abdominal aortic aneurysm, digestive tract bleeding as a result of a farina overdose, mortus fetus) over the five-year period, wherein a circulating patients' blood volume was compensated over a relatively short period of time...
January 2016: Medicinski Pregled
Etienne Ghrenassia, Arsene Mekinian, Catherine Chapelon-Albric, Pierre Levy, Jacques Cosnes, Pascal Sève, Guillaume Lefèvre, Robin Dhôte, David Launay, Virginie Prendki, Sandrine Morell-Dubois, Danielle Sadoun, Anas Mehdaoui, Michael Soussan, Anne Bourrier, Laure Ricard, Robert Benamouzig, Dominique Valeyre, Olivier Fain
Digestive tract sarcoidosis (DTS) is rare and case-series are lacking. In this retrospective case-control study, we aimed to compare the characteristics, outcome, and treatment of patients with DTS, nondigestive tract sarcoidosis (NDTS), and Crohn disease.We included cases of confirmed sarcoidosis, symptomatic digestive tract involvement, and noncaseating granuloma in any digestive tract. Each case was compared with 2 controls with sarcoidoisis without digestive tract involvement and 4 with Crohn disease.We compared 25 cases of DTS to 50 controls with NDTS and 100 controls with Crohn disease...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Moiz Ahmed, Mayurathan Kesavan, Basmah N Jilani, Saba Ahmed, Liliane Deeb
Systemic mastocytosis is a rare infiltrative disease involving the skin, bone marrow, digestive system, and liver. We report a case of a 59-year-old male who presented with a massive variceal bleed without any evidence of cirrhosis; however was later found to have severe perisinusoidal fibrosis with mast cells in portal tracts on liver biopsy and hypercellular mast cell infiltrated bone marrow. This rare case describes an out-of-the-ordinary reason of variceal bleeding with preserved liver function due to non-cirrhotic portal hypertension...
2016: Curēus
Françoise Boehlen, Basile N Landis, Laurent Spahr, Anne-Lise Hachulla, Emmanuelle Ranza, Thierry Nouspikel, Frédéric Lador, Kaveh Samii, Stéphane Noble
The Rendu-Osler-Weber disease, also known as hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, is an autosomal dominant inherited disease. Its main manifestations are nosebleeds and digestive tract bleeding due to angiodysplasia. The presence of arteriovenous malformations in organs such as lung, liver, brain, etc. can cause serious complications (haemorrhage, stroke, brain abscess, hypoxemia, increased cardiac output, pulmonary arterial hypertension). Diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and can be confirmed by genetic analysis...
May 25, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Julien Souvignet, Hadyl Asfari, Jérémy Lardon, Emilie Del Tedesco, Gunnar Declerck, Cédric Bousquet
OBJECTIVE: To propose a method to build customized sets of MedDRA terms for the description of a medical condition. We illustrate this method with upper gastrointestinal bleedings (UGIB). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We created a broad list of MedDRA terms related to UGIB and defined a gold standard with the help of experts. MedDRA terms were formally described in a semantic resource named OntoADR. We report the use of two semantic queries that automatically select candidate terms for UGIB...
September 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
José P Rivera-Chavarría, Francisco Vargas-Villalobos, Silvia Riggioni-Víquez
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinomas are rare in non-sun-exposed skin, and are even rarer in the perianal region. Alertness to the unusual occurrence of this tumor at perianal site, with understanding of its clinical course, can prevent delay in its diagnosis and morbid aggressiveness in the management of the disease. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 93 year old female, referred to our hospital because of a three month bleeding ulcerative lesion, with a diameter approximately of 4...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kazuo Iijima, Mitsuo Umezu, Kiyotaka Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies for assessing the effectiveness and safety in a premarketing setting are conducted under time and cost constraints. In recent years, postmarketing data analysis has been given more attention. However, to our knowledge, no studies have compared the effectiveness and the safety between the pre- and postmarketing settings. In this study, we aimed to investigate the importance of the postmarketing data analysis using clinical data. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Studies on capsule endoscopy with rich clinical data in both pre- and postmarketing settings were selected for the analysis...
2016: PloS One
Ding-Yun Liu, Tao Gan, Ni-Ni Rao, Yao-Wen Xing, Jie Zheng, Sang Li, Cheng-Si Luo, Zhong-Jun Zhou, Yong-Li Wan
The gastrointestinal endoscopy in this study refers to conventional gastroscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE). Both of these techniques produce a large number of images in each diagnosis. The lesion detection done by hand from the images above is time consuming and inaccurate. This study designed a new computer-aided method to detect lesion images. We initially designed an algorithm named joint diagonalisation principal component analysis (JDPCA), in which there are no approximation, iteration or inverting procedures...
August 2016: Medical Image Analysis
Marcin Włodarczyk, Aleksandra Sobolewska-Włodarczyk, Krystyna Stec-Michalska, Jakub Fichna, Maria Wiśniewska-Jarosińska
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) belong to the group of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), chronic immune mediated diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with significant negative impact on patients' quality of life. CD and UC are related with the development of chronic inflammatory lesions in the GI tract, causing digestive and absorption disorders. Typical symptoms of IBD are: abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and weight loss. In addition, IBD are often associated with the extraintestinal manifestations, including arthritis and dermatoses...
August 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Shuang-Hong Luo, Qin Guo, Guan J Liu, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding refers to loss of blood from any site of the digestive tract. In paediatric clinical practice, it is usually a complaint of children attending the emergency department as a symptom of diseases such as ulcers, gastric or oesophageal varices, gastritis, Mallory-Weiss tears, anorectal fissures, allergic colitis, infectious colitis, intussusception, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Meckel's diverticulum; it also occurs with high incidence in critically ill children hospitalised in intensive care units and is caused by stress-induced gastropathy...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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