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Vishnubhotla Venkata Ravikanth, Guduru Venkat Rao, Bale Govardhan, Mitnala Sasikala, Chivukula Subramanyam, H V Vivekananda Murthy, Siddapuram Siva Prasad, G Deepika, Rebala Pradeep, Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pigmentous gallstones occur in South Indians despite significant higher levels of circulating cholesterol. This study was conducted to identify the biochemical and/or genetic causes for the formation of pigmentous gallstones in this ethnic group. METHODS: Plasma lipid profile, bile cholesterol, acids, and phospholipid levels were estimated in patients with gall stone disease and age, sex matched controls using standard protocols. Twenty-seven SNPs related to cholesterol and bilirubin metabolism pathway genes were genotyped in the study population using the Sequenom platform...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Abdelrahman A Nimeri, Ahmed Maasher, Talat Al Shaban, Elnazeer Salim, Maha Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Conversion of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to other operations is commonly done for significant weight recidivism and complications. METHODS: This is a consecutive series of LAGB converted to RYGB done at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi from 2009 to 2013 for weight recidivism. Our preferred approach is to convert LAGB to LRYGB in one stage. All patients undergo upper endoscopy (EGD) and upper gastrointestinal series and are started on clears liquids 2 h after surgery without performing UGI studies...
October 12, 2016: Obesity Surgery
T Sanikidze, E Chikvaidze
The mechanism of gallstone formation is not well understood. Abnormal regulation of hepatic cholesterol, bile acid synthesis or esterification, deposition of cholesterol monohydrate crystals and gall bladder dysfunction are thought to be the principal metabolic aberrations that may cause gallstone formation. One plausible mechanism leading to these abnormalities is the role of free radicals, whose presence can be investigated using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR). Surgically removed gall bladder stones were used to obtain purified bilirubin, which was irradiated in vitro with visible light and measured with EPR in the presence of and without oxygen...
August 29, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Sameer Raghuwanshi, Rajesh Gupta, Mahendra Mohan Vyas, Rakesh Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatitis is one of most complex and clinically challenging of all abdominal disorders. USG and abdominal CT are the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modalities for the evaluation of pancreas. Computed Tomography (CT) is highly accurate and sensitive than USG in both diagnosing as well as demonstrating the extent. Early assessment of the cause and severity of acute pancreatitis is of utmost importance for prompt treatment and close monitoring of patient with severe disease...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Sanjeev K Chhabra, Zeeshan Ahmed, Ashish Massey, Shanoo Agarwal, Vikesh Vij, Bharat Agarwal, Jeevan Kankaria, Raj K Jenaw
INTRODUCTION: Gallstone disease has been considered an uncommon entity in children and infants, but its incidence is reportedly increasing which may be attributed to widespread use of diagnostic imaging (ultrasonography). PRESENTATION OF CASE: An apparently healthy 2 year old male child presented to our Outpatient department with chief complaint of recurrent abdominal pain. The episodes of pain were acute in onset and associated with vomiting. As per the complete examination and findings, a diagnosis of chronic calculous cholecystitis was made...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Rashmi Patnayak, Venkatarami Reddy, Amitabh Jena, Siva Gavini, Asha Thota, Rukamangadha Nandyala, Amit Kumar Chowhan
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) is associated with gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric carcinoma and gastric lymphoma. Current literature describes presence of H.pylori in various extra-gastric locations and its association with many diseases. Apart from the conventional location of gastric and duodenal mucosa, H.pylori have been isolated and cultured from gallbladder. AIM: Analysis of cholecystectomy specimens to detect H.pylori by means of immunohistochemical staining...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Duminda Subasinghe, Edippuli Arachchige Don Udayakumara, Upul Somathilaka, Milinda Huruggamuwa
Background. Spontaneous perforation of the extrahepatic biliary system is a rare presentation of gall stones. Very few cases of bile duct perforation have been reported in adults. It is rarely suspected or correctly diagnosed preoperatively. Case Presentation. A 66-year-old female presented at the surgical emergency with 3 days' history of severe upper abdominal pain with distension and repeated episodes of vomiting, as she had evidence of generalized peritonitis and underwent an exploratory laparotomy. A single 0...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
L Ustyol, M D Bulut, K Agengin, K A Bala, A Yavuz, A Bora, K Demiroren, M Dogan
BACKGROUND: Biliary lithiasis, or sludge, and nephrolithiasis have been reported as a possible complication of ceftriaxone therapy. However, no study related to cefotaxime-induced biliary pseudolithiasis or nephrolithiasis was observed in the literature. Therefore, we investigated the comparative formation of biliary pseudolithiasis and nephrolithiasis after cefotaxime and ceftriaxone therapies. METHODS: The patients treated with ceftriaxone or cefotaxime were enrolled during the study period...
July 10, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Chang-Ti Tang, Frazer Sinclair, Jack Hearn, Man-Miao Yang, Graham N Stone, James A Nicholls, Szabina Schwéger, George Melika
Eight new species of cynipid gallwasps, Cycloneuroterus abei Melika & Tang, C. ergei Tang & Melika, C. gilvus Melika & Tang, C. globosus Melika & Tang, C. jianwui Tang & Melika, C. lohsei Melika & Tang, C. tumiclavus Tang & Melika, C. uraianus Tang & Melika, from Taiwan and mainland China are described. Descriptions, diagnoses, biology, and host associations for the new species and a key to all Cycloneuroterus species are given. All taxa are supported by morphological and molecular data. Seven newly described species induce galls on Quercus subgenus Cyclobalanopsis, while one, C...
2016: Zootaxa
Michihiro Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima, Yuya Kida, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Junichiro Kawamura, Masahiro Yamada, Tekefumi Yazawa
BACKGROUND: Generally, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) requires the use of articulating devices or additional trocars because of the technical difficulties caused by the lack of ergonomics. We developed a novel procedure comprising mainly two simple ideas, "the teres hanging technique combined with fundus-first, dome-down separation," which mainly uses conventional rigid laparoscopic instruments. In this study, we demonstrated our technique and retrospectively evaluated the clinical outcomes...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Vikas Singla, Anil Arora, Pankaj Tyagi, Praveen Sharma, Naresh Bansal, Ashish Kumar
Common bile duct (CBD) stones can lead to serious complications and require intervention with either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or laparoscopic techniques for urgent relief. On an average 10%-20% of the patients with gall bladder stones can have associated CBD stones. CBD stones during pregnancy can be associated with hazardous complications for both the mother and the fetus. Failed cannulation while performing ERCP during pregnancy is a technically demanding situation, which requires immediate rescue with special techniques...
May 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Atul Padole, Nisha Sainani, Diego Lira, Ranish Deedar Ali Khawaja, Sarvenaz Pourjabbar, Roberto Lo Gullo, Alexi Otrakji, Mannudeep K Kalra
AIM: To assess diagnostic image quality of reduced dose (RD) abdominal computed tomography (CT) with 9 iterative reconstruction techniques (IRTs) from 4 different vendors to the standard of care (SD) CT. METHODS: In an Institutional Review Board approved study, 66 patients (mean age 60 ± 13 years, 44 men, and 22 women) undergoing routine abdomen CT on multi-detector CT (MDCT) scanners from vendors A, B, and C (≥ 64 row CT scanners) (22 patients each) gave written informed consent for acquisition of an additional RD CT series...
June 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Behzad Nemati Honar, Gholamhossein Hayatollah, Mohammadreza Nikshoar, Mojgan Forootan, Ali Mohammad Feizi
Amongst the cause of cystic hepatic disease, hydatid cyst is common in the Asia, South America, and Africa. The definitive therapy for hepatic hydatid disease is surgical resection. Rupture of the hydatid cyst into the biliary tree can lead to serious cholangitis. In this report, a 22-year-old man is presented with the signs and symptoms of obstructive jaundice and cholangitis. Ultrasonography reported dilated common bile duct (CBD) with sludge and stones, a hydatid cyst adjacent to the gall bladder and mild thickening of gallbladder wall without a stone...
April 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
Helieh S Oz
AIM: To provoke persistent/chronic multiorgan inflammatory response and to contribute to stones formation followed by fibrosis in hepatobiliary and pancreatic tissues. METHODS: Tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2 (TNFR1/R2) deficient mice reared in-house were given dibutyltin dichloride (DBTC) twice within 10 d by oral gavage delivery. Sham control animals received vehicle treatment and naïve animals remained untreated throughout the study. Animals were monitored daily for symptoms of pain and discomfort...
June 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Bum-Soo Kim, Sun-Hyung Joo, Sungsin Cho, Min-Soo Han
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become a standard treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease. But, some patients suffer from retained common bile duct stones after LC. The aim of this study is to analyze the predicting factors associated with subsequent postoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) after LC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of every LC performed between July 2006 and September 2012. We classify 28 patients who underwent ERCP within 6 months after LC for symptomatic gallstone disease as the ERCP group and 56 patients who underwent LC for symptomatic gallstone disease during same period paired by sex, age, underlying disease, operation history, and body mass index as the control group...
June 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Hirdaya H Nag, Vageesh Bettageri Gangadhara, Amit Dangi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic management of patients with Mirizzi's syndrome (MS) is not routinely recommended due to the high risk of iatrogenic complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Intra-cholecystic (IC) or inside-gall bladder (GB) approach was used for laparoscopic management of 16 patients with MS at a tertiary care referral centre in North India from May 2010 to August 2014; a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was performed. RESULTS: Mean age was 40...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Alok Vardhan Mathur
One of the criteria for recommending cholecystectomy for silent gall stones, is gall stones in regions with high incidence of gall bladder cancer. Both gall stones and gall bladder cancer are common in North India. All tertiary care centres in India report high rates of gall bladder cancer (GBC) incidence and poor treatment outcomes in the majority of cases due to advanced stage of presentation. Csendes of Chile has reported very high incidence of gallbladder cancer in Chile and Bolivia and advocated prophylactic cholecystectomy in asymptomatic patients...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Zhang-Feng Dou, Ya-Rong Guo, Jin-Chun Liu, Ning Li, Bao Chai, Xiu-Qing Li, Rong Fu, Xiao-Juan Wang
Inflammation plays an important role in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 and 2 (TREM-1 and TREM-2) modulates inflammatory and innate immune, they have been investigated in various inflammatory diseases, but not in NASH. Meanwhile we added glycine in HFO (HFOG) to investigate if the liver pathologic relief is related with TREM-1 and TREM-2. Liver tissue staining and serum indexes showed that the NASH was successful from the 4(th) weekend and glycine can improved many features of NASH...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
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
Vikash Talreja, Aun Ali, Rabel Khawaja, Kiran Rani, Sunil Sadruddin Samnani, Farah Naz Farid
Background. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is considered to be gold standard for symptomatic gall stones. As a routine every specimen is sent for histopathological examination postoperatively. Incidentally finding gall bladder cancers in those specimens is around 0.5-1.1%. The aim of this study is to identify those preoperative and intraoperative factors in patients with incidental gall bladder cancer to reduce unnecessary work load on pathologist and cost of investigation particularly in a developing world. Methods...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
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