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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346567/effect-of-a-low-glycemic-index-mediterranean-diet-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-controlled-clinici-trial
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G Misciagna, M Del Pilar Díaz, D V Caramia, C Bonfiglio, I Franco, M R Noviello, M Chiloiro, D I Abbrescia, A Mirizzi, M Tanzi, M G Caruso, M Correale, R Reddavide, R Inguaggiato, A M Cisternino, A R Osella
INTRODUCTION: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common form of liver disease worldwide affecting all ages and ethnic groups and it has become a consistent threat even in young people. Our aim was to estimate the effect of a Low Glycemic Index Mediterranean Diet (LGIMD) on the NAFLD score as measured by a Liver Ultrasonography (LUS). DESIGN: NUTRIzione in EPAtologia (NUTRIEPA) is a population-based Double-Blind RCT. Data were collected in 2011 and analyzed in 2013-14...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340928/the-difficult-gall-bladder-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-and-the-need-for-open-conversion
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A Ashfaq, K Ahmadieh, A A Shah, A B Chapital, K L Harold, D J Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for the difficult gallbladder (DGB) is associated with increased risk compared to more routine laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). Laparoscopic "damage control" methods including cholecystostomy, fundus-down approach and subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) have been proposed to avoid conversion to open. We hypothesized that a Total LC (TLC) for DBG can be completed safely with an acceptably low conversion rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients that underwent LC from January 2005-June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237715/consistency-of-cutaneous-electrical-activity-of-the-human-colon-with-respect-to-serosal-slow-waves-a-simulation-study
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Nicola Mirizzi, Giuseppe Riezzo
The serosal slow waves in the human colon are complex, since their amplitude and frequency vary over time. Therefore, this study employed a simulation to investigate the consistency between serosal slow waves and cutaneous electrical activity by evaluating whether changes of the cutaneous waveform features due to anatomical and physiological parameters are detectable in the cutaneous electrical activity. The simulation results indicated that (a) changes in the dipole moment involve detectable changes in the amplitude of the cutaneous electrical activity; (b) changes in the annular band velocity induce modifications in the cutaneous signal frequency; and (c) changes in the anatomical factors affect both the amplitude and the frequency of the cutaneous signal...
February 22, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210510/single-operator-peroral-cholangioscopy-for-extraction-of-cystic-duct-stones-in-postcholecystectomy-mirizzi-syndrome
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Jason Deforest Jones, Rishi Pawa
Mirizzi syndrome is an exceptionally rare diagnosis with an annual incidence of less than 1% in developed countries. In this disease process, stone burden in the cystic duct or gallbladder neck leads to common hepatic duct obstruction, either by mechanical compression or secondary inflammation. Mirizzi syndrome is classified into one of four types based on the presence and severity of cholecystobiliary fistulization. Treatment is primarily surgical in nature and largely dictated by the type of Mirizzi syndrome encountered...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106460/fermi-large-area-telescope-as-a-galactic-supernovae-axionscope
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M Meyer, M Giannotti, A Mirizzi, J Conrad, M A Sánchez-Conde
In a Galactic core-collapse supernova (SN), axionlike particles (ALPs) could be emitted via the Primakoff process and eventually convert into γ rays in the magnetic field of the Milky Way. From a data-driven sensitivity estimate, we find that, for a SN exploding in our Galaxy, the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) would be able to explore the photon-ALP coupling down to g_{aγ}≃2×10^{-13}  GeV^{-1} for an ALP mass m_{a}≲10^{-9}  eV. These values are out of reach of next generation laboratory experiments...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996365/laparoscopic-management-of-mirizzi-syndrome-without-dissection-of-calot-s-triangle
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Daisuke Koike, Yusuke Suka, Motoki Nagai, Yukihiro Nomura, Nobutaka Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of cholecystolithiasis that causes compacted gallstones and is often accompanied by severe inflammation of Calot's triangle. This study compared the use of laparoscopic surgery for MS without dissection of Calot's triangle with routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: A total of 411 consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for benign gallbladder (GB) disease between January 2013 and December 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921052/hemobilia-and-mirizzi-syndrome-a-rare-combination
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Eric M Nelsen, Jeffrey Hubers, Deepak V Gopal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904253/delayed-diagnosis-of-mirizzi-syndrome
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Olufunmilola Oladini, Steven M Zangan, Rakesh Navuluri
Biliary obstruction occurs in a wide variety of malignant and benign conditions. The following is a unique case of biliary obstruction caused by external compression of the hepatic duct by a gallstone (Mirizzi syndrome). Owing to unusual imaging characteristics of the stone, the mass was initially mistaken for a malignancy or hepatic pseudoaneurysm. It was not until the patient developed gallstone ileus that the correct diagnosis was made.
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896657/performing-the-difficult-cholecystectomy-using-combined-endoscopic-and-robotic-techniques-how-i-do-it
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Deepa Magge, Jennifer Steve, Stephanie Novak, Adam Slivka, Mellissa Hogg, Amer Zureikat, Herbert J Zeh
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of care for cholelithiasis as well as cholecystitis. However, in the setting of Mirizzi syndrome or gangrenous cholecystitis where the critical view cannot be ascertained, subtotal cholecystectomy may be necessary. Using the robot-assisted approach, difficult cholecystectomies can be performed upfront without need for partial cholecystectomy. Even in the setting of Mirizzi syndrome where severe scarring and fibrosis are evident, definitive cholecystectomy and takedown of the cholechystocholedochal fistula can be performed in a safe and feasible fashion following successful endoscopic common bile duct stent placement...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843664/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-mirizzi-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-cholestasis-in-childhood
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Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Sezgin Yilmaz, Mustafa Yavuz, Salih Çetinkurşun
Mirizzi syndrome is the compressive blockage of the cystic or choledochal duct caused by a biliary stone occupying the cystic canal or Hartmann's pouch. This occurrence is rare and, in English literature, three cases defined in children have been observed. In order to draw attention to this rare occurrence, we preferred a 14-year-old male patient with Mirizzi syndrome. In this case, ERCP was performed preoperatively and the diagnosis was carried out with the help of clear visualisation and identification of the tissue structures as well as the stent placed in bile duct; so we protected the patient from the possible iatrogenic injury occurring during surgery...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808485/concomitant-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-for-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Alessandro Mandurino-Mirizzi, Sergio Leonardi, Chiara Melloni
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to discuss the consequences of potential pharmacokinetic interactions between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antiplatelet therapy on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes and provide guidance on the management of concomitant use of PPIs in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: DAPT combining aspirin and oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors increases the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, with higher rates of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
November 3, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807562/mirizzi-syndrome-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-after-tips-resolved-by-technetium-99m-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scan
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Asad Jehangir, Amelia Fierro-Fine, Kyle E Brown
Cholestatic pattern on the hepatic panel is common and can be caused by a broad array of etiologies. Although rare, with a prevalence as low as 0.06%, it is imperative to keep Mirizzi syndrome in the differential diagnosis when evaluating cholestasis. Due to the nonspecific presentation and inconsistent radiologic features, a high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose Mirizzi Syndrome. We present an unusual case of a 51-year-old man with worsening cholestatic laboratory tests and a normal ultrasound and abdominal computerized tomography...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679944/clinical-epidemiological-profile-of-acute-appendicitis-retrospective-analysis-of-638-cases
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Amanda Pereira Lima, Felipe José Vieira, Gabriela Procópio DE Moraes Oliveira, Plínio Dos Santos Ramos, Marielle Elisa Avelino, Felipe Garcia Prado, Gilson Salomão, Francisco Campos Silva, João Vicente Linhares Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: to describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of acute appendicitis (AA) of the patients treated at a referral center in the Juiz de Fora macro-region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. METHODS: we conducted a retrospective, observational study in the Dr. Mozart Geraldo TeixeiraEmergency Hospital. We selected 638 patients diagnosed with AA, and analyzed the variables gender, age, evolutionary phase, length of hospital stay, pathological diagnosis, use of antibiotics, use of drains, complications and mortality...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679943/mirizzi-syndrome-grades-iii-and-iv-surgical-treatment
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Ronald Reverdito, André DE Moricz, Tércio DE Campos, Adhemar Monteiro Pacheco, Rodrigo Altenfelder Silva
OBJECTIVE: : to evaluate the epidemiology and outcomes of surgical treatment of patients with Mirizzi Syndrome (MS) grades III and IV, the most advanced according to Csendes classification. METHODS: : we conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study by reviewing records of thirteen patients with grades III and IV MS operated from December 2001 to September 2013, among the 3,691 cholecystectomies performed in the period. RESULTS: : the incidence of MS was 0...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611820/management-of-mirizzi-syndrome-in-emergency
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Mario Testini, Lucia Ilaria Sgaramella, Giuseppe Massimiliano De Luca, Alessandro Pasculli, Angela Gurrado, Antonio Biondi, Giuseppe Piccinni
INTRODUCTION: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of cholelithiasis. Despite the success of laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a minimally invasive approach to gallstone disease, MS remains a challenge, also for open and robotic approaches, due to the subverted anatomy of the hepatocystic triangle. Moreover, when emergency surgery is needed, the optimal preoperative diagnostic assessment could not be always achievable. We aim to analyze our experience of MS treated in emergency and to assess the feasibility of a diagnostic and therapeutic decisional algorithm...
January 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585469/complicated-gallstone-disease-diagnosis-and-management-of-mirizzi-syndrome
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Sujit S Kulkarni, Mayo Hotta, Linda Sher, Robert R Selby, Dilipkumar Parekh, James Buxbaum, Maria Stapfer
BACKGROUND: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is characterized by an obstruction of the proximal bile duct due to extrinsic compression by either an impacted stone in the gallbladder neck or local inflammatory changes. Although this is a rare syndrome in developed countries (0.7-1.4 %), preoperative diagnosis and careful surgical management are essential to avoid bilio-vascular injuries and misdiagnosed malignancy. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to review our experience in the diagnosis and management of MS, assess the role of laparoscopy and the risk of concomitant gallbladder carcinoma...
May 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445508/mirizzi-syndrome-with-an-unusual-aberrant-hepatic-duct-fistula-a-case-report
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Meng Wang, Yufei Xing, Quangen Gao, Zhiqiang Lv, Jianmao Yuan
Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of chronic cholelithiasis, which is always caused by a calculus in the cystic duct or neck of the gallbladder, resulting in mechanical compression of common bile duct and the gallbladder. It is clinically characterized by abdominal pain, fever, as well as obstructive jaundice. During cholecystectomy, MS is seen as a dangerous adherent and inflammatory tissue in the area of Calot's triangle. In the general population, aberrant right posterior hepatic duct, one of the causes of bile duct injury during duct surgery, is present in 4...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396600/targeting-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-chronic-heart-failure-current-evidence-and-potential-approaches
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A Aimo, C Borrelli, G Vergaro, M F Piepoli, A R De Caterina, G Mirizzi, A Valleggi, V Raglianti, C Passino, M Emdin, A Giannoni
Mitochondria are cellular organelles responsible for energy production, calcium handling, controlled synthesis of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and regulation of apoptosis. All these functions are crucial for cardiac homeostasis, and may be impaired in chronic heart failure (CHF). Therefore, mitochondrial dysfunction might represent a crucial element in the onset and progression of CHF and, as such, a promising therapeutic target. Mitochondrial dysfunction can be ascribed to neuro-humoral activation and cardiac remodeling associated with CHF...
June 30, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27387334/post-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-mirizzi-syndrome-induced-by-polymeric-surgical-clips-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eleni-Aikaterini Nagorni, Georgios Kouklakis, Alexandra Tsaroucha, Soultana Foutzitzi, Nikos Courcoutsakis, Konstantinos Romanidis, Konstantinos Vafiadis, Michael Pitiakoudis
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard treatment of gallbladder disease. Post-cholecystectomy syndrome is a severe postoperative complication which can be caused by multiple mechanisms and can present with multiple disorders. The wide use of laparoscopy induces the need to understand more clearly the presentation and pathophysiology of this syndrome. Post-cholecystectomy Mirizzi syndrome is one form of this syndrome and, according to literature, this is the first report that clearly describes it...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339582/a-rare-case-of-mirizzi-syndrome-due-to-pure-calcium-carbonate-stones-limy-bile
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Nooman Gilani, Muhammad Farooq Hanif, Veronika Karasek
We report the first case of Mirizzi syndrome in a patient who presented with biliary obstruction caused by pure calcium carbonate stones. A 61 years old male with history of portal vein thrombosis presented with rash, nausea and jaundice. An ultrasound of biliary tree showed gallstones with dilatation of hepatic duct and intrahepatic biliary tree. There was suspicion of a stone in proximal CBD. CT scan showed an opaque gallbladder with dense radio-opaque material in its lumen. An ERCP was then performed revealing external common hepatic duct obstruction at the neck of the gallbladder...
June 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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