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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331341/effects-of-the-gut-liver-axis-on-ischemia-mediated-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-in-the-mouse-liver
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Lorenzo A Orci, Stéphanie Lacotte, Vaihere Delaune, Florence Slits, Graziano Oldani, Vladimir Lazarevic, Carlo Rossetti, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is growing evidence that liver graft ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence, but the involved mechanisms are unclear. Here, we tested the hypothesis that mesenteric congestion due to portal blood flow interruption induces endotoxin-mediated Toll-Like Receptor 4 (Tlr4) engagement, resulting in elevated liver cancer burden. We also assessed the role of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in this context. METHODS: C57Bl/6j mice were exposed to standardized models of liver I/R injury and RIPC, by occluding hepatic and femoral blood vessels...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330443/an-insight-into-intestinal-mucosal-microbiota-disruption-after-stroke
#2
Dragana Stanley, Robert J Moore, Connie H Y Wong
Recent work from our laboratory has provided evidence that indicates selective bacterial translocation from the host gut microbiota to peripheral tissues (i.e. lung) plays a key role in the development of post-stroke infections. Despite this, it is currently unknown whether mucosal bacteria that live on and interact closely with the host intestinal epithelium contribute in regulating bacterial translocation after stroke. Here, we found that the microbial communities within the mucosa of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) were significantly different between sham-operated and post-stroke mice at 24 h following surgery...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327490/fetal-subcutaneous-cells-have-potential-for-autologous-tissue-engineering
#3
Åsa Ekblad, Magnus Westgren, Magdalena Fossum, Cecilia Götherström
BACKGROUND: Major congenital malformations affect up to 3% of newborns. Infants with prenatally diagnosed soft tissue defects should benefit from having autologous tissue readily available for surgical implantation in the perinatal period. In this study, we investigate fetal subcutaneous cells (fSC) as cellular source for tissue engineering. METHODS: Fetal subcutaneous biopsies were collected from elective terminations at gestational week 20-21. Cells were isolated, expanded and characterized in vitro...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325750/double-balloon-enteroscopy-dbe-in-patients-presenting-with-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-ogib
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Esmat Sheba, Ali Farag, Wael Aref, Shaimaa Elkholy, Omar Ashoush
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is defined as bleeding of unknown origin that persists or recurs after an initial negative investigation. Identifying the source of OGIB represents a diagnostic challenge that is frequently focused on visualizing the small intestine. Conventional diagnostic methods, such as push enteroscopy, small-bowel follow-through, radionuclide scanning, and angiography, each exhibit inherent limitations. Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) was designed specifically to evaluate the entire small bowel...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324538/specific-regions-rather-than-the-entire-peritoneal-carcinosis-index-are-predictive-of-complete-resection-and-survival-in-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Mikkel Rosendahl, Philipp Harter, Signe Frahm Bjørn, Claus Høgdall
BACKGROUND: Advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) often involves the peritoneum. Because complete resection of tumor and carcinosis is the most important prognostic factor, the peritoneal carcinosis index (PCI) has been evaluated in EOC. We hypothesize that specific PCI regions comprising the small intestine with mesentery (regions 9-12) and the hepatoduodenal ligament (region 2) are more predictive of complete resection (R = 0) and survival than the entire PCI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected nationwide data from 507 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIB to IVB EOC who underwent primary surgery with complete cytoreductive intent...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322628/case-of-cecal-volvulus-successfully-treated-with-endoscopic-colopexy
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Yuki Sakamoto, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Kazuya Sakata, Eiichiro Toyama, Noboru Takata, Ichiro Yoshinaka, Kazunori Harada, Hideo Baba
We herein report a case of cecal volvulus successfully treated with endoscopic colopexy. A 73-year-old man with a high fever and abdominal fullness was diagnosed with ileus caused by cecal volvulus. CT showed a dilated cecum and small intestine without bowel strangulation as well as acute pneumonia. Because the pneumonia increased the risk associated with general anesthesia, we attempted decompression of the bowel using endoscopy to avoid surgery. On day 1, a transanal ileus tube was inserted to the terminal ileum through the dilated cecum...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319327/warfarin-dose-adjustment-after-biliopancreatic-diversion-duodenal-switch-bariatric-surgery
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Catherine Bolduc, Joëlle Flamand-Villeneuve, Isabelle Giroux, Stéfane Lebel, Serge Simard, Frédéric Picard
BACKGROUND: The absorption of drugs and fat-soluble vitamins is impaired after bariatric surgery on which intestinal length and function are altered. In this context, the anticoagulant effect of warfarin is difficult to predict in the postoperative period. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at describing the average weekly warfarin dose required to maintain a therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) before and up to 1 year after sleeve gastrectomy with biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch (BPD/DS)...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318024/congenital-cranial-ventral-abdominal-hernia-peritoneopericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-sternal-cleft-in-a-4-year-old-multiparous-pregnant-queen
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Camille Bismuth, Claire Deroy
Case summary: Cranial ventral midline hernias, most often congenital, can be associated with other congenital abnormalities, such as sternal, diaphragmatic or cardiac malformations. A 4-year-old multiparous queen with a substernal hernia was admitted for evaluation of a mammary mass. During CT examination, a bifid sternum, the abdominal hernia containing the intestines, spleen, omentum, three fetuses, a mammary mass and an incidental peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia were identified...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317942/carcinoids-and-capsules-a-case-series-highlighting-the-utility-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-patients-with-small-bowel-carcinoids
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Michael G Noujaim, Jonathan Green, May Min, Christopher R Schlieve, Krunal Patel, Mitchell Cahan, David Cave
Background: Neuroendocine tumors (NETs) or carcinoids arise at many different sites of the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestine is the most common site for NETs. Diagnosing small bowel carcinoids remains challenging given their non-specific presentations and the overall low incidence of small bowel tumors. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has significanly improved our ability to detect small bowel malignancies. We explore the value of VCE in the initial workup and management of a series of small bowel carcinoid patients...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313164/treatment-of-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-with-type-b-aortic-dissection-using-intra-arterial-catheterization-after-trauma-surgery-case-report
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Sho Fujiwara, Yuki Sekine, Ryuichi Nishimura, Kazuya Tadasa, Shukichi Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a mesenteric arterial spasm and intestinal ischemia. This disease is a highly lethal disease because diagnosis and decision of appropriate treatments are often difficult. Operations cannot resolve the spasms and may worsen the situation. However, the safety and effectiveness of catheterization for NOMI with aortic dissection (AD) have not yet been elucidated. Here, we report a successful case of early diagnosis and treatment of NOMI with type B AD involving the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) using the intra-arterial infusion of a vasodilator via the SMA...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306011/adaptation-of-human-gut-microbiota-to-bariatric-surgeries-in-morbidly-obese-patients-a-systematic-review
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Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed, Pooneh Angoorani, Shirin Hasani-Ranjbar, Seyed-Davar Siadat, Nasrin Ghasemi, Bagher Larijani, Ahmad-Reza Soroush
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgeries have turned to be a popular therapeutic option for morbid obesity nowadays. Gut microbiota is supposed to be responsible as a part of the bariatric surgeries success. In this systematic review, we detailed the human studies which investigated the effect of different bariatric surgeries on the composition of gut microbiota. METHODS: We did a comprehensive search in PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus for all clinical trials and longitudinal observational studies documented up to December 2015...
January 3, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305814/histopathology-findings-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Ammiel Martínez Canil, Angelo Iossa, Pietro Termine, Daniela Caporilli, Vincenzo Petrozza, Gianfranco Silecchia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity in the last 10 years for its good results in weight loss and comorbidity control. However, guidelines on the pathological examination of the specimen are lacking. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the usefulness of the routine specimen examination when presurgery endoscopy (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, UGIE) and multiple gastric biopsies are part of the preoperative work-up. METHODS: A retrospective review of records of the patients submitted to LSG between January 2012 and August 2017 was carried out...
January 5, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303807/mucus-microbiome-of-anastomotic-tissue-during-surgery-has-predictive-value-for-colorectal-anastomotic-leakage
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Jasper B van Praagh, Marcus C de Goffau, Ilsalien S Bakker, Harry van Goor, Hermie J M Harmsen, Peter Olinga, Klaas Havenga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the association of gut microbiota, depending on treatment method, with the development of colorectal anastomotic leakage (AL). BACKGROUND: AL is a major cause for morbidity and mortality after colorectal surgery, but the mechanism behind this complication still is not fully understood. METHODS: Bacterial DNA was isolated from 123 "donuts" of patients where a stapled colorectal anastomosis was made and was analyzed using 16S MiSeq sequencing...
January 4, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303111/chronic-implantation-of-cuff-electrodes-on-the-pelvic-nerve-in-rats-is-well-tolerated-and-does-not-compromise-afferent-or-efferent-fibre-functionality
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Jonathan J Crook, Charly Brouillard, Pedro Irazoqui, Thelma Lovick
Objective Neuromodulation of autonomic nerve activity to regulate physiological processes is an emerging field. Vagal stimulation has received most attention whereas the potential of modulate visceral function by targeting autonomic nerves within the abdominal cavity remains under-exploited. Surgery to locate intra-abdominal targets is inherently more stressful than for peripheral nerves. Electrode leads risk becoming entrapped by intestines and loss of functionality in the nerve-target organ connection could result from electrode migration or twisting...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298793/spontaneous-rupture-of-uterine-smooth-muscle-tumour-presenting-acute-abdominal-pain-and-haemoperitoneum
#15
Hanako Oda, Hiroshi Hirakawa
Uterine smooth muscle tumours are histologically categorised into benign leiomyoma, malignant leiomyosarcoma or smooth muscle tumours of uncertain malignant potentials (STUMPs).1 Common symptoms of uterine tumours are hypermenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, lumbago or irregular genital bleeding. We experienced a case of uterine tumour with atypical clinical behaviour. A 40-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with leiomyoma presented with severe abdominal pain and intraperitoneal haemorrhage. By emergent surgery, we found that the uterine tumour had ruptured spontaneously...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290921/gut-brain-crosstalk-regulates-craving-for-fatty-food
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Rajendra Raghow
Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery elicit striking loss of body weight. Anatomical re-structuring of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, leading to reduced caloric intake and changes in food preference, are thought to be the primary drivers of weight loss in bariatric surgery patients. However, the mechanisms by which RYGB surgery causes a reduced preference for fatty foods remain elusive. In a recent report, Hankir et al described how RYGB surgery modulated lipid nutrient signals in the intestine of rats to blunt their craving for fatty food...
December 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290653/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-shengjiang-decoction-in-rats-with-acute-pancreatitis-for-protecting-against-multiple-organ-injury
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Lv Zhu, Jun-Yi Li, Yu-Mei Zhang, Hong-Xin Kang, Huan Chen, Hang Su, Juan Li, Wen-Fu Tang
AIM: To explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Shengjiang decoction (SJD) in rats with acute pancreatitis (AP) for protecting against multiple organ injury. METHODS: An AP model was established by retrograde perfusion of 3.5% sodium taurocholate into the biliopancreatic duct, and a control group (CG) received 0.9% sodium chloride instead. Twelve male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a CG treated with SJD (CG + SJD) and a model group treated with SJD (MG + SJD), both of which were orally administered with SJD (5 g/kg) 2 h after surgery...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288616/auspicious-management-of-a-acute-obstructive-left-colon-tumor-in-a-93-year-old-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Gabriel Nicolae Andrei, Gabriel Constantinescu, Cristian Nedelcu, Bogdan Cristian Dumitriu, Sebastian Valcea, Mircea Beuran
We present the case of a 93-year-old patient with intestinal occlusion due to a descending colon tumor, with carcinomatous ascites and secondary liver and lung determinations. Considering the risks associated with a surgical act in such a patient and the impossibility of performing a curative intervention, a self-expanding metallic colonic stent was mounted. The post-intervention evolution was favorable, the patient being discharged 48 hours later. Left colon cancer is diagnosed in the occlusive phase in 8 to 26% of cases (1)...
November 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288580/multivisceral-transplant-is-a-viable-treatment-option-for-patients-with-nonresectable-intraabdominal-fibromatosis
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Zhikai Chi, Richard S Mangus, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Shaoxiong Chen, Jingmei Lin
BACKGROUND: Intraabdominal fibromatosis often involves the mesentery root which is nonresectable by conventional surgery. Multivisceral transplant (MVT), as a potential cure to nonresectable fibromatosis, has rarely been reported and the prognosis is unknown. METHODS: Six patients who underwent MVT for intraabdominal fibromatosis were reviewed. Clinicopathological features, immunohistochemistry for β-catenin, p53, and Ki67, and outcomes were evaluated. Appropriate data for comparative analysis were obtained from a cohort of 24 patients who underwent conventional resection for intraabdominal fibromatosis...
December 30, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288116/a-study-on-outcome-of-binding-pancreaticogastrostomy-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-prospective-study
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Dronacharya Routh, Nishant Pathak, C S Naidu, A K Singh, P P Rao, Priya Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: The type of anastomosis of the pancreas following pancreaticoduodenectomy is often attributed to the reason for pancreatic leak. Results of various randomized trials comparing pancreaticojejunostomy and pancreaticogastrostomy are conflicting one suggesting advantage over the other and vice versa. In this study we intend to critically analyze a novel technique of binding pancreaticogastrostomy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to see the outcome of binding pancreaticogastrostomy by evaluating the technical aspects of binding PG and study the incidence of post-operative complications...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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