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Intestinal trauma

Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Rasha Shimlati, Elliott Koury, Maroon Tohme, Elie Gharios, Raja Wakim
BACKGROUND Among the causes of constipation are bands and adhesions that lead to obstructions at different points in the intestinal tract. These can occur as a consequence of healing following surgery or trauma. However, an entity known as congenital band exists where a band is present from birth. Here we report three such cases of adults with symptoms of intestinal obstruction, in whom a congenital band was discovered through exploratory laparoscopy. CASE REPORT All three of these patients presented lacking a history of any abdominal trauma or previous abdominal surgeries, a fact that is often used to exclude an adhesion as a differential...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Yun Zhang, Jian Zhang, Tao Xu, Wei Wu, Fang-Fang Huang, Wen-Qiao Yu, Shao-Yang Zhang, Ting-Bo Liang
BACKGROUND: Intestinal dendritic cells play important roles in regulating the function of the intestinal immune barrier and the intestinal bacterial translocation. In this study, we aim to investigate the effects of allicin on the function of mesenteric lymph node-dendritic cells after trauma/hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: One hundred and eight-four Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into a sham group (n = 46), sham + allicin group (n = 46), trauma/hemorrhagic shock group (n = 46), and trauma/hemorrhagic shock + allicin group (n = 46)...
October 3, 2016: Surgery
Tevfik Solakoglu, Sevil O Sari, Huseyin Koseoglu, Murat Basaran, Mustafa Akar, Semnur Buyukasik, Osman Ersoy
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiologic finding that is usually precipitated by intestinal ischaemia, intra-abdominal abscesses, necrotising enterocolitis, abdominal trauma, infectious enteritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we present a case of HPVG in a 66-year-old female patient who underwent colonoscopy for evaluation of haematochezia and a review of the literature focused on HPVG following colonoscopy.
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Jacob Chen, Xiaowu Wu, Jeffrey Keesee, Bin Liu, Daniel N Darlington, Andrew P Cap
INTRODUCTION: We have recently shown that human whole blood stored at 4°C maintains hemostatic and platelet function. In this study, we compared restoration of hemodynamic, metabolic and hemostatic function after limited resuscitation with rat fresh whole blood, rat stored whole blood, or Lactated Ringers in traumatized rats. METHODS: Rat whole blood was stored for 10 days at 4°C for evaluation of hemostatic function. Polytrauma was performed on isoflurane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats (350-450 g) by damage to the intestines, liver, right leg skeletal muscle and right femur fracture, followed by 40% hemorrhage...
September 19, 2016: Shock
Xiaowu Wu, Michael A Dubick, Martin G Schwacha, Andrew P Cap, Daniel N Darlington
INTRODUCTION: Severe trauma, hemorrhage and resuscitation can lead to a trauma related acute lung injury that involves rapid infiltration of immune cells and platelets. This infiltration involves exymatic degradation of matrix proteins, including plasmin, and causes loss of barrier function. Since tranexamic acid (TXA) inhibits plasminogen/ plasmin binding to target substrates, it may attenuate loss of barrier function after severe trauma, hemorrhage and resuscitation. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to polytrauma (laparotomy, and trauma to intestines, liver, right leg skeletal muscle and right femur fracture), then bled 40% of their blood volume...
September 19, 2016: Shock
Xiaoliang Shu, Jian Zhang, Qingxiu Wang, Zengguang Xu, Tingting Yu
Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is a common clinical pathophysiological process that is common in severe trauma, major surgery, and in post-resuscitation. Glutamine (Gln) reduces intestinal IR injury, however, its mechanism of action remains to be determined. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-1 (IL-1) are mediators involved in the pathophysiology of intestinal IR injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Gln on the intestinal mucosa of HMGB1 expression following IR to determine whether Gln relieved intestinal IR injury in the intestinal mucosal barrier...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Shokei Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sekine, Hiroyuki Funaoka, Tomohiro Funabiki, Taku Akashi, Kei Hayashida, Masayuki Shimizu, Mitsuhide Kitano
"Shock bowel" is one of the computed tomographic (CT) signs of hypotension, yet its clinical implications remain poorly understood. We evaluated how shock bowel affects clinical outcomes and the extent of intestinal epithelial damage in trauma patients by measuring the level of intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP). We reviewed the initial CT scans, taken in the emergency room, of 92 patients with severe blunt torso trauma who were consecutively admitted during a 24-month period. The data collected included CT signs of hypotension, I-FABP, feeding intolerance, and other clinical outcomes...
August 24, 2016: Shock
Peep Talving, Konstantinos Chouliaras, Alexander Eastman, Margaret Lauerman, Pedro G Teixeira, Joseph DuBose, Joseph Minei, Thomas Scalea, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Discontinuity of the bowel following intestinal injury and resection is a common practice in damage control procedures for severe abdominal trauma. However, there are concerns that complete occlusion of the bowel, especially in the presence of hypotension or edema that may result in ischemic bowel changes or increase bacterial or toxin translocation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study from three Level-1 trauma centers. Included were trauma patients who required bowel resection and damage control...
August 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Beth E Pollot, Stephen M Goldman, Joseph C Wenke, Benjamin T Corona
BACKGROUND: Traumatic muscle loss (i.e., volumetric muscle loss [VML] injury) impairs adjacent fracture healing but is often left untreated. A promising therapy for this application is a decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) because of their capacity to regenerate a vascularized tissue bed. This study tested the hypothesis that repair of VML concomitant to fracture with a small intestine submucosa (SIS)-ECM improves musculoskeletal healing. METHODS: In male Lewis rats (~375 g), a 3-mm segmental bone defect (SBD) was created in concomitance with a 6-mm, full-thickness VML injury to the adjacent tibialis anterior (TA) muscle...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Jing Lu, Bo Wang, Xiangming Che, Xuqi Li, Guanglin Qiu, Shicai He, Lin Fan
BACKGROUND: Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias (TDHs) are sometimes difficult to identify at an early stage and can consequently result in diagnostic delays with life-threatening outcomes. It is the aim of this case study to highlight the difficulties encountered with the earlier detection of traumatic diaphragmatic hernias. METHODS: Clinical data of patients who received treatment for delayed traumatic diaphragmatic hernias in registers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University from 1998 to 2014 were analyzed retrospectively...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tim C van Smaalen, Christina Krikke, Jan Willem Haveman, L W Ernest van Heurn
The number of organ donors is limited by many contraindications for donation and poor quality of potential organ donors. Abdominal infection is a generally accepted contraindication for donation of abdominal organs. We present a 43-year-old man with lethal brain injury, blunt abdominal trauma, and intestinal perforation. After withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and circulatory arrest, a minilaparotomy confirmed abdominal contamination with intestinal content. After closure of the abdomen, organs were preserved with in situ preservation with an aortic cannula inserted via the femoral artery...
January 2016: Transplantation Direct
Rebecka Ahl, Louis Riddez, Shahin Mohseni
BACKGROUND: Digital rectal examination (DRE) is part of the assessment of trauma patients as recommended by ATLS(®). The theory behind is to aid early diagnosis of potential lower intestinal, urethral and spinal cord injuries. Previous studies suggest that test characteristics of DRE are far from reliable. This study examines the correlation between DRE findings and diagnosis and whether DRE findings affect subsequent management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with ICD-10 codes for spinal cord, urethral and lower intestinal injuries were identified from the trauma registry at an urban university hospital between 2007 and 2011...
August 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
David G Levitt, Michael D Levitt
Serum albumin concentration (CP) is a remarkably strong prognostic indicator of morbidity and mortality in both sick and seemingly healthy subjects. Surprisingly, the specifics of the pathophysiology underlying the relationship between CP and ill-health are poorly understood. This review provides a summary that is not previously available in the literature, concerning how synthesis, catabolism, and renal and gastrointestinal clearance of albumin interact to bring about albumin homeostasis, with a focus on the clinical factors that influence this homeostasis...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
B Alyahya, S Tamur, S Aljenedil, A Larocuque, E Holody, S Gosselin
BackgroundReduced gastrointestinal motility can alter the toxicokinetics of acetaminophen poisoning. We report a case of altered acetaminophen toxicokinetics due to delayed gastrointestinal absorption, likely secondary to intestinal trauma/surgery.  Case ReportA 37-year-old woman ingested an unknown amount of acetaminophen and ethanol then stabbed herself in the abdomen. The initial acetaminophen was 1,285.9 μmol/L and the time of ingestion was not known. Intravenous acetylcysteine protocol was started. She developed an ileus post-surgery for the stab wounds...
2016: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
Jeroen Van Besien, Casper Sommeling, Koen Vindevoghel
Central mesh failure after laparoscopic repair of a ventral hernia is a rare finding. We present a case of a 42-year-old man with clear umbilical hernia recurrence 4 years after IPOM procedure with an oxidized cellulose composite polypropylene mesh, using the double crown technique. Laparoscopy showed that a segment of small intestine herniated through a central defect in the prosthesis. A primary repair of the umbilical hernia recurrence was performed through a small transverse infraumbilical incision suturing both the fascia and mesh with interrupted non-resorbable monofilament sutures...
May 26, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Marta Oliveira, Fabia Patinha, Antonio Marinho
Eosinophilic fasciitis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by symmetrical swelling and skin induration of the distal portions of the arms and/or legs, evolving into a scleroderma-like appearance, accompanied by peripheral blood eosinophilia. It is a rare disease with a poorly understood etiology. Corticosteroid treatment remains the standard therapy, either taken alone or in association with an immunosuppressive drug. This paper presents a case of a male patient with palpebral edema and marked eosinophilia, diagnosed with intestinal parasitic infection in October 2006...
2016: Reumatologia
Paul H Sugarbaker
Peritoneal metastases from gastrointestinal cancer was, in the past, accepted as an inevitable component of the natural history of these diseases. It is a major cause of intestinal obstruction, fistula formation, and bowel perforation as the recurrent malignancy progresses to a terminal condition. Peritoneal metastases may be caused by full thickness penetration of the bowel wall by the primary cancer or by spilled cancer cells released into the peritoneal space by surgical trauma. Two new surgical technologies that have evolved to manage peritoneal metastases are cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)...
July 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Yu-Ting Lee, Ying-Yuan Chen, Chia-Yun Wu, Hung-Ming Chen, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Tzeon-Jye Chiou
Enterovesical fistula (EVF) is a rare complication of diverticulitis, as well as Crohn's disease, intestinal malignancy, radiotherapy and trauma. EVF formation is associated with inflammation of the involved bowel segments. The current study presents the case of a 35-year-old man with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who developed pneumaturia, fecaluria and recurrent urinary tract infections following chemotherapy, accompanied by regressive change of the lymphoma. Abdominal computed tomography scans revealed that the terminal ileum had adhered to the bladder wall...
July 2016: Oncology Letters
Jayshil J Patel, Martin D Rosenthal, Keith R Miller, Robert G Martindale
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe established and emerging mechanisms of gut injury and dysfunction in trauma, describe emerging strategies to improve gut dysfunction, detail the effect of trauma on the gut microbiome, and describe the gut-brain connection in traumatic brain injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Newer data suggest intraluminal contents, pancreatic enzymes, and hepatobiliary factors disrupt the intestinal mucosal layer. These mechanisms serve to perpetuate the inflammatory response leading to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
I A Magagi, H Adamou, O Habou, A Magagi, M Halidou, K Ganiou
The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiologic, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of surgical acute abdomen at the National Hospital of Zinder (HNZ). This was a prospective study of patients undergoing digestive surgical emergencies in HNZ over 24 months (January 2013-December 2014). During the study period, 622 digestive surgical emergencies were operated. The mean age was 22.91 ± 18.14 years old, with a sex-ratio of 3:1. The average admission time was 64.31 ± 57.90 h. Abdominal pain was the main reason for admission in 61...
June 14, 2016: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
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