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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794884/unusual-presentations-of-comamonas-kerstersii-infection
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M Almuzara, C Barberis, F Veiga, R Bakai, R Cittadini, C Vera Ocampo, M Alonso Serena, E Cohen, M S Ramirez, A Famiglietti, D Stecher, M Del Castillo, C Vay
The association of Comamonas kerstersii with peritonitis resulting from the presence of perforated appendix has previously been described by our research team. In the present study, we describe the isolation of this microorganism from two forms of unusual presentations of C. kerstersii infection not previously described in the literature: localized intra-abdominal infection (psoas abscess) and pelvic peritonitis.
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770136/neonatal-perforated-appendicitis-masquerading-as-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Andrew Tumen, Pranit N Chotai, John Matthew Williams, Adrianne Myers-Webb, Jie Zhang, Ramesh Krishnan, James W Eubanks Iii
A preterm neonate underwent emergent laparotomy for presumed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Intra-operatively, neonatal perforated appendicitis (NPA) was encountered. This may represent a form of NEC localized to the appendix. A high index of clinical suspicion and early laparotomy are recommended.
April 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762291/water-permeability-is-a-measure-of-severity-in-acute-appendicitis
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Nicola Pini, Viktoria A Pfeifle, Urs Kym, Simone Keck, Virginie Galati, Stefan Holland-Cunz, Stephanie J Gros
Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for pediatric abdominal emergency surgery. Determination of the severity of appendicitis on clinical grounds is challenging. Complicated appendicitis presenting with perforation, abscess or diffuse peritonitis is not uncommon. The question remains why and when acute appendicitis progresses to perforation. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of water permeability on the severity of appendicitis. We show that AQP1 expression and water permeability in appendicitis correlate with the stage of inflammation and systemic infection parameters, leading eventually to perforation of the appendix...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736163/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-mace
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Rebecca S Zee, Nora G Kern, C D A Herndon
INTRODUCTION: The creation of a Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) channel is an option to treat patients with neurologic conditions that result in fecal soiling or intractable constipation. It is typically performed in an open fashion through a midline incision or laparoscopically. The laparoscopic technique typically involves bringing the tip of the appendix to the skin whereas the open technique allows for imbrication of the cecum around the channel, which may improve continence and decrease the risk of perforation...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732270/unexpected-histopathology-of-acute-appendicitis
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Mutee Ur Rehman, Felik Paulus, Min Hoe Chew
INTRODUCTION: Appendicular diverticula and associated diverticulitis is a rare disease. Patients present commonly with symptoms of acute appendicitis and require laparoscopic or open surgery. Diagnosis is usually made only on histology. Here, we present a rare case of acute diverticulitis of the appendix. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year old gentleman presented with right iliac fossa pain of 3 days duration. On admission, appendicitis was diagnosed on Computerized Tomography (CT) scan and laparoscopic appendicectomy was subsequently performed...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718241/c-reactive-protein-an-aid-for-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
#6
Nauman Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Delayed or wrong diagnosis of acute appendicitis in patients results in complications like perforation, gangrene, etc. which carries a significant amount of morbidity and mortality to the patients. Thus, timely diagnosis of acute appendicitis is crucial to prevent these complications. Recently, it was found that serum C-reactive protein (CRP) individually can be a useful marker, thus in resource limited settings (i.e., access to ultrasonography) simple laboratory investigation can be of extreme utility for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706618/isolated-ileal-perforation-in-infancy-a-lethal-initial-presentation-of-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Fadi Iskandarani, Chawki Hammoud, Sarah Srour, Gloria Pelizzo, Ghassan Nakib, Valeria Calcaterra, Amir Khanafer
Arare case of ileal perforation, as a fatal initial presentation of total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) in infancy is reported. A 10-week-old boy, was brought to the emergency department with symptoms of complicated intestinal obstruction. He looked ill, was lethargic, markedly dehydrated and had a severely distended abdomen. An abdominal X-ray revealed multiple air fluid levels seen in a distended small intestine. During exploratory laparotomy the ileum was massively dilated with distal segment perforation. Ileal perforation repair was performed...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664442/safe-and-successful-resection-of-difficult-gi-lesions-using-a-novel-single-step-full-thickness-resection-device-ftrd-%C3%A2
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P V Valli, J Mertens, P Bauerfeind
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Classic endoscopic resection techniques (EMR and ESD) are limited to mucosal lesions. In the case of deeper growth into the gut wall and anatomic sites prone to perforation, the novel full-thickness resection device (FTRD(®)) opens a new dimension of possibilities for endoscopic resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients underwent endoscopic full-thickness resection (eFTR) at our institution. Safety, learning curve, R0 resection rate, and clinical outcome were studied...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650684/intentional-ingestion-of-elemental-mercury-requiring-multi-step-decontamination-and-prophylactic-appendectomy-a-case-report-and-treatment-proposal
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Andrea Michielan, Azzurra Schicchi, Roberto Cappuccio, Davide Lonati, Francesca Lamboglia, Alessandra Vitalba, Alessandro Caroli, Marta Crevani, Carlo A Locatelli, Giorgio Betetto
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of elemental mercury (Hg0) is considered non-toxic. After massive ingestion, local intestinal complications may develop: retention within appendix is quite frequent but treatment is debated. We describe a case of intentional ingestion of Hg0 requiring multi-step decontamination and prophylactic appendectomy. Case detail: A 19-year-old woman was admitted to ED for abdominal pain. History revealed ingestion of large amount of Hg0 as suicide attempt. To prevent absorption, facilitate elimination, and avoid complications a conservative approach was started...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624044/predictors-of-a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-complicated-appendicitis
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Jonathan B Imran, Tarik D Madni, Christian T Minshall, Ali A Mokdad, Madhu Subramanian, Audra T Clark, Herb A Phelan, Michael W Cripps
BACKGROUND: Despite its utilization, the intraoperative (IO) assessment of complicated appendicitis (CA) is subjective. The histopathologic (HP) diagnosis should be the gold standard in identifying patients with CA; however, it is not immediately available to guide postoperative management. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of an HP diagnosis of CA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent appendectomy at our institution from 2011-2013 was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607634/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-level-of-total-bilirubin-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
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Mohammad Reza Motie, Minoosadat Mousavi Nik, Malihe Gharaee
INTRODUCTION: Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis still remains a problem. Delays in diagnosis of acute appendicitis may cause perforation and septic peritonitis which result in increasing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and the diagnostic value of total serum bilirubin levels as a predictor of acute appendicitis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients who underwent appendectomy with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis from April 2012 to March 2013 at Emam Reza Hospital in Mashhad (Iran) were enrolled...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580060/amyand-s-hernia-a-case-report
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Haris N Shekhani, Saurabh Rohatgi, Tarek Hanna, Jamlik-Omari Johnson
Amyand's hernia is a rare and atypical hernia characterized by the herniation of the appendix into the inguinal sac. This hernia may be present without symptoms until inflammation of the appendix may lead to incarceration, strangulation, necrosis, perforation or rupture. Early symptoms include tenderness and inguinal swelling which may be misdiagnosed as a strangulated hernia. This condition can be difficult to diagnose clinically. Ultrasound and Computed Tomography may aid in diagnosis. This article presents a rare case of Amyand's hernia followed by a discussion of the epidemiology, diagnosis, imaging details and treatment options for this condition...
December 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578700/a-rare-presentation-of-an-acute-abdomen-an-ileal-diverticular-perforation
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Basuru Uvindu Thilakawardana, Sanjay De Mel, Vasitha Abeysuriya, Janaki Hewavisenthi, Chandima De Mel, Lal Chandrasena, Visula Abeysuriya
BACKGROUND: This case report highlights the value of prompt intervention of diagnostic laparoscopy in a patient suspects of having an acute abdomen due to an intestinal perforation, where there is a limitation of performing Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography of abdomen. A previously healthy young adult presenting with an acute abdomen due to a spontaneous ileal perforation, without any associated risk factors is a rare clinical entity in a developing country. Therefore, entertaining an early diagnosis will possibly prevent a fatal consequence...
June 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549765/improving-patient-centered-transitional-care-after-complex-abdominal-surgery
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Alexandra W Acher, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Maria Brenny-Fitzpatrick, Kristine M Leahy-Gross, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Alexander V Fisher, Suresh Agarwal, Amy J Kind, Caprice C Greenberg, Pascale Carayon, Sharon M Weber
BACKGROUND: Poor-quality transitions of care from hospital to home contribute to high rates of readmission after complex abdominal surgery. The Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TraC) program improved readmission rates in medical patients, but evidence-based surgical transitional care protocols are lacking. This pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an adapted surgical C-TraC protocol. STUDY DESIGN: The intervention includes in-person enrollment of patients...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531869/a-rare-case-of-subacute-appendicitis-actinomycosis-as-the-final-pathology-reports-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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G A Gómez-Torres, O S Ortega-Gárcia, E G Gutierrez-López, C A Carballido-Murguía, J A Flores-Rios, C R López-Lizarraga, C A Bautista López, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for an emergency abdominal surgery in the world, with a lifetime incidence of around 10%. Actinomycetes are the etiology of appendicitis in only 0.02%-0.06%, having as the final pathology report a chronic inflammatory response; less than 10% of the cases are diagnosed before surgery. Here, we present the case of a subacute appendicitis secondary to actinomycosis. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male presented with a twelve-day evolution of intermittent abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant, treated at the beginning with ciprofloxacin and urinary analgesic...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504243/cancers-of-the-appendix-case-report-and-literatures-review
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Paolo Izzo, Anna De Santis, Federico Pugliese, Stefano Valabrega, Luciano Izzo
Cancers of appendix are very uncommon. As reported in the case of 85 years old man, that underwent right emicolectomy with restoration of bowel continuity, the appendix was found to be gangrenous and perforated during the surgery. The hystology that comes out was adenocarcinoma of appendix that after 1 yars of follow up ramanins asymptomatic. At last the emicolectomy rappresent the best surgical treatment for all appendix neoplasm, that could be recognised from the surgeon when possible wiht intraoperavite histological examination...
April 11, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487783/delayed-awareness-of-the-history-of-barium-examination-perforated-barium-appendicitis
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Susumu Saigusa, Masaki Ohi, Satoshi Oki, Takashi Ichikawa, Minako Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Chikao Miki
A 41-year-old man presented to our hospital with lower abdominal pain and a high-grade fever. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness and guarding in the lower abdomen. Abdominal X-ray examination showed a radiopaque object in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated that the object had a strong artifact with over 10,000 Hounsfield units, as well as ascites around the terminal ileum. We diagnosed acute peritonitis with a suspicion of the perforation due to unknown foreign body and performed an emergency laparotomy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
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Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474197/computed-tomography-follow-up-assessment-of-patients-with-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-evaluation-of-risk-for-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
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Catarina Tiselius, Csaba Kindler, Jayant Shetye, Henry Letocha, Kenneth Smedh
BACKGROUND: Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms are rare. Both classification and management vary. This study aimed to follow up on patients with a diagnosis of LAMN after primary surgery with computer tomography (CT) scans to examine the risk for the development of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). METHODS: This population-based prospective study investigated patients who underwent appendectomy between 2007 and 2013 and had histology results demonstrating the presence of LAMN...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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