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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316393/chronic-bovine-fasciolosis-associated-cholangiolithiasis-a-case-report
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Ananda K Javaregowda, Kavitha B Rani
Cholangiolithiasis is a rare condition in animals wherein the choleliths are formed in the biliary tracts causing chronic inflammation. In the current study, choleliths which were firm and friable concretions of approximately 3-4 cm in diameter were found in the bile ducts of the liver of an adult cattle infected with Fasciola gigantica. Two such irregularly shaped concretions were encountered in the two biliary tracts leading to common bile duct in the liver. There were localized irregular saccular dilatation and numerous liver flukes in the bile ducts...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261698/pediatric-cholecystectomy-for-symptomatic-gallstones-unrelated-to-hematologic-disorder
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Sang Gyun Suh, Yoo-Shin Choi, Kwi-Won Park, Seung Eun Lee
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Gallstones are being increasingly diagnosed in pediatric patients. The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics of pediatric patients who underwent cholecystectomy because of symptomatic gallstone disease unrelated to hemolytic disorder. METHODS: We reviewed cases of pediatric patients (under 18 years old) who underwent cholecystectomy between May 2005 and December 2015. RESULTS: A total 20 pediatric patients (under 18 years old) underwent cholecystectomy during the study period...
November 2016: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166071/gallbladder-volume-in-sikkimese-population
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R Dey, B K Sharma, V K Singh, D K Jha
Background Gall bladder volume can have clinical and therapeutic implications and possibly affect certain pathophysiological mechanisms of many diseases affecting the gallbladder including gall stones. Objective The objective of the study was to establish baseline indices of gallbladder volume for the Sikkimese population and determine its correlation with age, sex and Body Mass Index. Method A prospective epidemiologic study on selected 100 patients (equal male to female ratio) over the age of 36 years, undergoing ultrasound scan of abdomen, was undertaken...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103928/primary-carcinoma-of-the-cystic-duct-a-case-report-and-review-of-classifications
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Lovenish Bains, Daljit Kaur, Arun Kumar Kakar, Aman Batish, Seema Rao
BACKGROUND: The incidence of extrahepatic bile duct malignancies is about 2-3.6% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Primary carcinoma of cystic duct is a rare condition comprising a fraction of all extrahepatic bile duct malignancies with less than 70 cases reported worldwide. Majority of these cases were reported from East Asia. There is paucity in such case being reported from Indian subcontinent. We present a case of primary carcinoma of the cystic duct encountered during laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051350/can-plant-microbiome-studies-lead-to-effective-biocontrol-of-plant-diseases
#5
Jeffrey Ellis
In this commentary I question the wisdom and efficacy of studies seeking disease attenuating microbes and microbiomes only in healthy plant communities and posit the alternative view that success in biocontrol of crop diseases may come also come from studies of microbiota, or at least individual species isolates, associated with diseased plants. In support of this view I summarise the current extensive knowledge of the biology behind what is probably the most successful biocontrol of a plant disease, namely the biocontrol of crown gall of stone fruit using non-pathogenic Rhizobium rhizogenes strain K84 (New and Kerr, 1972; Kerr, 2016) where the biocontrol agent itself came from a diseased plant...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050431/asymptomatic-traumatic-hepatothorax-symptomatic-gall-stone-disease-a-rare-coincidence
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Somak Das, Dinesh Zirpe, Chandrasekharn Valiathan Gopakumar, Sudeepta Kumar Swain, Rajagopal Surendran
Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia rarely affects right side due to protective effect of liver. In adult it is mainly caused by blunt abdominal trauma. Acute presentations are often life threatening and usually clinch the diagnosis early. It may remain asymptomatic for many years unless being detected incidentally during investigations for some unrelated reason or getting complicated by some pathology of herniated viscera. High degree of suspicion is required to detect this delayed presentation particularly in a post-trauma patient as this condition may require modifications in management...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035894/sweet-tetra-trophic-interactions-multiple-evolution-of-nectar-secretion-a-defensive-extended-phenotype-in-cynipid-gall-wasps
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James A Nicholls, George Melika, Graham N Stone
Many herbivores employ reward-based mutualisms with ants to gain protection from natural enemies. We examine the evolutionary dynamics of a tetra-trophic interaction in which gall wasp herbivores induce their host oaks to produce nectar-secreting galls, which attract ants that provide protection from parasitoids. We show that, consistent with other gall defensive traits, nectar secretion has evolved repeatedly across the oak gall wasp tribe and also within a single genus (Disholcaspis) that includes many nectar-inducing species...
January 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031094/determinants-of-detection-of-stones-and-calcifications-in-the-hepatobiliary-system-on-virtual-nonenhanced-dual-energy-ct
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Da-Ming Zhang, Xuan Wang, Hua-Dan Xue, Zheng-Yu Jin, Hao Sun, Yu Chen, Yong-Lan He
Objective To retrospectively determine the features of stones and calcifications in hepatobiliary system on virtual nonenhanced (VNE) dual-energy computed tomography (CT), and to evaluate the possibility of VNE images in diagnosis for those lesions.Methods A total of 128 gall stones and calcifications of the liver found in 110 patients were examined with triple phase abdominal CT scan from July 2007 to December 2011, in which true nonenhanced (TNE) phase and arterial phase were performed with single-energy CT (120 kVp) and portal venous phase was performed with dual-energy CT (100 kVp and 140 kVp)...
June 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994345/reduced-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-single-and-a-half-incision-lap-chole
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Sisir Kr Nath
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has almost replaced the age-old procedure of open cholecystectomy for gall stone disease. Further attempts are made to reduce the number of ports to give maximum benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The author has developed a technique where 10-mm port in supraumbilical area and 5-mm port in epigastric area are used and hence the nomenclature of single and a half incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is different from two-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy where the second port is 10 mm...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935909/exploring-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-bouveret-s-syndrome
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M Bhattarai, P Bansal, B Patel, A Lalos
Bouveret's syndrome is an unusual cause of gastric outlet obstruction secondary to gallstone impaction. It is so rare that it is commonly missed in clinical practice if it is not considered in differential diagnoses of intestinal obstruction more specifically in man who does not report the history of gall stone. Furthermore, there are no definitive guidelines on approach and management of this condition. We present a seventy eight year old man who developed acute abdominal symptoms due to impaction of a gallstone in the duodenum...
January 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892445/drainage-versus-no-drainage-after-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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A Sharma, S N Gupta
Background Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the surgical treatment of cholelithiasis. Routine drainage after elective LC is an issue of considerable debate. Objective To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of drainage in patients undergoing Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Method The study was conducted at the department of surgery in Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur between March 2013 and May 2014. During the period of study, sixty patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gall stone...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891393/day-care-vs-overnight-stay-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-even-with-co-morbidity-and-a-possible-second-surgery-a-patient-s-choice
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Aswini Kumar Pujahari
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) has become the gold standard for symptomatic gall stone disease. It is being practiced as a day care procedure in healthy individuals in American Society of Anaesthesialogists (ASA) grade I and II. It is not yet established in presence of co-morbidity and when a second surgery is added. In most of the study, patient's choice and the psycho-social factors were not considered in deciding the day care procedure. AIM: To find the safety of LC and a second surgery as day care in presence of compensated co-morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828723/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration-after-failed-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-concomitant-gall-stones-and-common-bile-duct-stones-a-prospective-study
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Virinder Kumar Bansal, Asuri Krishna, Karthik Rajan, Omprakash Prajapati, Subodh Kumar, Subramaniam Rajeshwari, Pramod Garg, Mahesh C Misra
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of secondary laparoscopic CBD exploration (LCBDE) following failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and primary laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) exploration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred eighty-five patients undergoing LCBDE were divided into Group I consisting of patients undergoing a primary LCBDE (n = 102) and Group II consisting of patients undergoing LCBDE after failure of ERCP to clear the CBD stones (n = 83)...
December 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824421/-elevated-liver-enzymes
#15
Axel Holstege
Elevated liver enzymes are a frequent finding in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients necessitating further evaluation to clarify the underlying disease. Three different patterns of increased liver enzymes can be defined to allow for a more precise and rational further diagnostic approach. A predominant increase in transaminase activities reflects a disturbance of hepatocellular integrity which can be found in patients with viral hepatitis, genetic liver diseases like Wilson`s disease or hemochromatosis, and drug-induced liver diseases...
October 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794381/effect-of-emodin-on-mobility-signal-transduction-system-of-gallbladder-smooth-muscle-in-guinea-pig-with-cholelithiasis
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Bang-Jiang Fang, Jun-Yi Shen, Hua Zhang, Shuang Zhou, Chuan-Zhu Lyu, Yi-Qiang Xie
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of emodin on protein and gene expressions of the massagers in mobility signal transduction system of cholecyst smooth muscle cells in guinea pig with cholesterol calculus. METHODS: The guinea pigs were randomly divided into 4 groups, such as control group, gall-stone (GS) group, emodin group and ursodeoxycholic acid (UA) group. Cholesterol calculus models were induced in guinea pigs of GS, emodin and UA groups by lithogenic diet, while emodin or UA were given to the corresponding group for 7 weeks...
October 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790451/primary-pure-keratinising-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-rare-malignancy-with-aggressive-behaviour
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Mansi Chandna, Leela Pant, Malini Garg, Garima Singh, Sompal Singh
Primary well differentiated keratinising Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a rare gall bladder malignancy accounting for 3.3% of all gall bladder carcinomas. Here we present a case of a 70-year-old female with complaints of dyspepsia and right upper quadrant pain for 3 months. Ultrasonography showed gall stones along with thickened and irregular gall bladder wall. Grossly an exophytic growth was noted involving large part of the body of gall bladder. Histological features were of well differentiated SCC with extensive keratinisation involving full thickness of the wall...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776377/saponins-and-flavonoids-from-an-infusion-of-herniaria-hirsuta
#18
Ines van Dooren, Kenn Foubert, Sebastiaan Bijttebier, Mart Theunis, Stefaniya Velichkova, Magda Claeys, Luc Pieters, Vassiliki Exarchou, Sandra Apers
Stone diseases present a major health problem in the Western society, since both urinary and biliary stones occur with a relatively high prevalence of 10-12 % and 10-20 %, respectively, and demonstrate a high recurrence rate. At the moment treatment is mainly based on interventional procedures, or prophylactic and dissolution therapy. However, many of the current drugs cause severe side effects, and therefore, there is an increasing interest in natural medicines. At the moment no registered herbal medicinal products are available for treatment of gallstones...
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775778/the-role-of-glutamine-supplemented-total-parenteral-nutrition-tpn-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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X Liu, X F Sun, Q X Ge
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of glutamine-supplemented total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in severe acute pancreatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with severe acute pancreatitis were admitted to Huaihe Hospital, China, over a period of one year (July 2013 to June 2014) were randomly divided into two therapeutic groups. Patients in group 1 (24 patients in total) and group 2 (23 patient in total) were treated with glutamine-supplemented TPN and standard TPN respectively...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771601/r-gas-under-diaphragm
#20
Maddibande Ramachar Sreevathsa, Khyati Melanta
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of gas under diaphragm is hollow viscous perforation. In 10% of cases it can be due to rare causes, both abdominal and extra-abdominal, one of them being intra abdominal infection by gas forming organisms. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A 51 year old male patient, a poorly controlled diabetic, presented with a second episode of severe pain abdomen and abdominal distention, with lower abdominal tenderness. Plain Xray of the abdomen in erect posture showed gas under the right dome of diaphragm and ultrasound abdomen confirmed gross pneumoperitoneum...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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