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Elizabeth Manuely González Revilla, Araceli Abad Fernandez, María Teresa Río Ramirez, Sara Calero Pardo, María Antonia Juretschke Moragues
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is the name that has been used in recent years for Wegener's granulomatosis. This condition is a systemic inflammatory disease characterised by necrotizing vasculitis that affects small and medium-sized blood vessels (capillaries, arterioles, venules and arteries). The granulomatous inflammation affects the respiratory system; it also commonly affects the kidney and can very rarely affect large vessels such as the aorta and the surrounding retroperitoneal tissue. Early diagnosis and treatment is of vital importance because of the high risk of dissection and of obstruction of retroperitoneal structures...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Seth Shaffer, Mayur Brahmania, Hemant Shah
A 49-year-old Brazilian male presented to the emergency department with a five-day history of abdominal pain, dark stools, and syncope. Physical examination did not reveal any melena on digital rectal examination and there were no stigmata of chronic liver disease. Laboratory results showed hemoglobin of 47 g/L, MCV of 80 fL, and ferritin of 6 ng/mL. Liver enzymes and liver function tests were normal. Abdominal ultrasound showed a cirrhotic liver with splenomegaly and varices suggestive of portal hypertension...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Timothy F Donahue, Bernard H Bochner
Parastomal hernia, defined as an "incisional hernia related to an abdominal wall stoma", is a frequent complication after conduit urinary diversion that can negatively impact quality of life and present a clinically significant problem for many patients. Parastomal hernia (PH) rates may be as high as 65% and while many patients are asymptomatic, in some series up to 30% of patients require surgical intervention due to pain, leakage, ostomy appliance problems, urinary obstruction, and rarely bowel obstruction or strangulation...
July 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
D Poehnert, L Grethe, L Maegel, D Jonigk, T Lippmann, A Kaltenborn, H Schrem, J Klempnauer, M Winny
BACKGROUND: Abdominal operations are followed by adhesions, a prevalent cause of abdominal pain, and the most frequent cause for bowel obstruction and secondary female infertility. This rat study addresses adhesion prevention capability of Adept(®), Interceed(®), Seprafilm(®), and a novel device, 4DryField(®) PH which is provided as powder and generates its effect as gel. METHODS: Sixty-eight male Lewis rats had cecal abrasion and creation of an equally sized abdominal wall defect, and were grouped randomly: A control group without treatment (n=10); two groups treated with 4DryField(®) PH using premixed gel (n=15) or in-situ gel technique (n=16); one group each was treated with Seprafilm(®) (n=8), Interceed(®) (n=9), or Adept(®) (n=10)...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Z W Hu, J M Wu, Z G Wang, F Wang, M P Chen, Y Y Dong, X L Zhan, Y Zhang, S S Ma, C Zhang, C Yan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic reoperation for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) recurred form previous anti-reflux surgery. METHODS: Totally 19 patients received laparoscopic reoperation for symptomatic and anatomic recurred GERD in Department of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Rocket Force General Hospital from January 2008 to September 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 12 male and 7 female patients...
July 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Prabin Sharma, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy
Weight-loss medications have been associated with many conditions, including valvular heart disease, ischemic colitis, and pulmonary hypertension. There is a constant increase in the use of these drugs, especially new medications with better efficacy. Phentermine is one such drug, approved for short-term use to lose weight. We report a case of ischemic colitis in a female patient linked to inappropriate phentermine intake. The patient presented with symptoms of severe abdominal pain and repeated bowel movement associated with rectal bleeding for two weeks...
April 2016: Connecticut Medicine
Kelsey Guerreso, Edward Alexander Conner
INTRODUCTION: There are many different causes of pulmonary hypertension and the pathogenesis of the disease is still being elucidated. Although they are not the most common, autoimmunity and inflammation have been identified as possible causes. No one autoantibody has been identified as the definite cause of pulmonary hypertension. We present a rare association of anti-SSA/Ro antibodies and isolated pulmonary hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53 year old African American female presented with abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, dyspnea and fatigue...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Biswajit Dey, Gourav Kaushal, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Adarsh Barwad, Biju Pottakkat
Hepatolithiasis or primary intrahepatic stones are prevalent in the Far-East countries such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan. It has been associated with helminthiasis, bacterial infections, environmental and dietary factors. Despite high prevalence of helminthiasis like ascariasis, poor environmental condition and low protein diet, India and Middle-East countries have a low incidence of hepatolithiasis. We report two cases of hepatolithiasis associated with bacterial infections and were surgically managed. The first case is a 45-year-old female presenting with upper abdominal pain and fever...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
L Perrot, A Fohlen, A Alves, J Lubrano
Colonic volvulus is the third leading cause of colonic obstruction worldwide, occurring at two principal locations: the sigmoid colon and cecum. In Western countries, sigmoid volvulus preferentially affects elderly men whereas cecal volvulus affects younger women. Some risk factors, such as chronic constipation, high-fiber diet, frequent use of laxatives, personal past history of laparotomy and anatomic predispositions, are common to both locations. Clinical symptomatology is non-specific, including a combination of abdominal pain, gaseous distention, and bowel obstruction...
June 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
A Pontis, C Prasciolu, P Litta, S Angioni
Rupture of a gravid uterus is an obstetric emergency. Risks factors include a scarred uterus but also spontaneous rupture of an un- scarred uterus during pregnancy is possible. The authors present two cases of a spontaneous complete uterine rupture during pregnancy. The first case had only a past history of dilatation and curettage for abortion; the second case had a past history of dilatation and curettage for abortion and a monolateral laparoscopic salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy. They presented with abdominal pain and after ultrasound scan, uterine ruptures were diagnosed...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
Yehuda Handelsman, Robert R Henry, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Sam Dagogo-Jack, Ralph A DeFronzo, Daniel Einhorn, Ele Ferrannini, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Derek LeRoith, Guillermo E Umpierrez, Matthew R Weir
AACE = American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists ACE = American College of Endocrinology DKA = diabetic ketoacidosis EMA = European Medicines Agency FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration SGLT-2 = sodium glucosecotransporter 2 T1D = type 1 diabetes T2D = type 2 diabetes.
June 2016: Endocrine Practice
Lalit Garg, Neeraj Jain, Sachin Agrawal, Udit Chauhan, Vandana Goel, Sunil Kumar Puri
BACKGROUND: Delayed presentation of post-traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm and its fistulous communication with the right renal vein is a very rare entity. Most of the cases described in literature are due to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture into the left renal vein. To the best of our knowledge, communication with the right renal vein has not been described in published literature. Our patient also had a circumaortic renal collar, which is a rare renal vein anomaly. Aortic pseudoaneurysm, its fistulous communication with the right renal vein and circumaortic renal collar in a single patient is of extremely rare occurrence...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Gaku Yamamichi, Masahiro Nakagawa, Takuya Okusa, Ayumu Taniguchi, Toshichika Iwanishi, Kyosuke Matsuzaki, Go Tanigawa, Koichi Tsutahara, Ryoichi Imamura, Tetsuya Takao, Seiji Yamaguchi
A 96-year-old woman was diagnosed with colitis in our hospital. Her past history was breast cancer and lung cancer but no diabetes mellitus. She suddenly complained of lower abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed intramural gas in the bladder wall and multiple poor contrasting area in her right kidney, which suggested emphysematous cystitis and acute focal bacterial nephritis. Indwelling urethral catheter was performed for bladder drainage and the treatment with antibiotics started. Urine culture revealed Klebsiella pneumoniae and blood culture was negative...
February 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
S Indulekha, P Arunkumar, D Bahadur, R Srivastava
The main aim of this work is to design a heat triggered transdermal drug delivery system (TDDS) using a thermoresponsive polymer, poly (N-vinyl caprolactam) [PNVCL] based gel, where in patients can themselves administer a pulse of drug on mere application of heat pad over the TDDS, whenever pain is experienced. The phase transition temperature of PNVCL was tuned to 35 °C by grafting it onto a pH sensitive biopolymer, Chitosan, to synthesize Chitosan-g-PNVCL (CP) co-polymer which render the gel both thermo- and pH-responsive property...
May 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Nurulamin M Noor, Krishna Basavaraju, Dan Sharpstone
Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) is a cause of severe metabolic acidosis usually occurring in malnourished patients with a history of recent alcoholic binge, often on a background of alcohol dependency. AKA can be fatal due to associated electrolyte abnormalities and subsequent development of cardiac arrhythmias. This is a diagnosis that is often delayed or missed, in patients who present with a severe lactic and ketoacidosis. Here we report the case of a 64-year-old female who presented with generalized abdominal pain, nausea and shortness of breath...
March 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Jennifer Fu, Luan Nguyen, Elise Nguyen, Nick Lau, Ping Ji, Samuel W French, William W Stringer
A 58 year old male with a history of cirrhosis (hepatitis B and C), a long smoking history, and a recently diagnosed high-grade transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder wall presented three days after a biopsy procedure with abdominal pain, nausea, and new hypoxemia on room air. The chest radiograph was clear and the CT angiogram showed only a borderline large pulmonary artery, two small nodules (3mm and 4mm) in the right middle lobe of the lung, and emphysematous changes throughout the lung parenchyma. There was no evidence of pulmonary embolism...
April 2016: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Yasuhiro Noma, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Junji Kitamura, Takatsugu Okegawa, Kikuo Nutahara
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital for right back pain. His past history included human immunodeficiency virus infection, which had been treated with atazanavir for 7 years. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomographic scan showed right hydronephrosis due to a strongly suspected right ureteral radiolucent stone. He underwent indwelling of a right ureteral stent because of obstructive pyelonephritis due to the ureteral stone. After improvement of the pyelonephritis, he underwent transurethral ureterolithotripsy for the right ureteral stone...
January 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Barış Mülayim
INTRODUCTION: Uterine leiomyoma, which arises from uterine smooth muscle, is the most common benign gynecologic tumor of the female pelvis. Clinically, these leiomyomas are diagnosed in approximately 25% of women, the prevalence increases during reproductive age, decreases after menopause, and they are rare in adolescents. In addition to uterine leiomyoma, there are also extrauterine leiomyomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 48-year-old multiparous woman visited our outpatient clinic for routine control...
December 2015: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Purba Gupta, Stanley Yakubov, Kevin Tin, Diego Zea, Olga Garankina, Monica Ghitan, Edward K Chapnick, Peter Homel, Yu Shia Lin, Michael M Koegel
OBJECTIVES: Clostridium difficile caused nearly 500,000 infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 deaths in 2011, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. C. difficile is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and, often, severe illness in healthcare facilities, as well as the community. Our objective was to determine whether alkaline colonic pH predisposes to colonization and infection with C. difficile. METHODS: A total of 228 patients with diarrhea and/or abdominal pain, leukocytosis, and fever were included...
February 2016: Southern Medical Journal
Siddhartha G Kapnadak, Christopher H Goss, Moira L Aitken
A 21-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis (CF) was seen in the pulmonary clinic complaining of abdominal pain. Her past medical history included bilateral lung transplantation for CF pulmonary disease 26 months previously, as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease and pancreatic insufficiency. Her baseline weight was 49.1 kg (BMI, 19.4 kg/m2).
November 2015: Chest
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