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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522945/current-status-of-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Fumihito Hirai
The therapeutic target in Crohn's disease (CD) has been raised to the achievement of mucosal healing. Although effective treatments that target cytokines and other molecules has been widely used for CD, intestinal strictures are still a major cause of surgery. Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is known to be an effective and safe intervention for intestinal strictures in CD. Since frequent intestinal resection often results in short bowel syndrome and can decrease the quality of life, EBD can help avoid surgery...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522789/efficacy-of-camera-sleeve-in-conveyance-of-conduits
#2
R Saranga Bharathi
BACKGROUND: Esophageal substitutes need conveyance from the abdomen into the neck for restoration of alimentary continuity. Reports suggest that the use of plastic camera sleeve may prove advantageous in restoring conveyance. This study aims to evaluate the practicability of this approach, specifically, in laparoscopy-assisted surgeries. METHODS: The efficacy of camera sleeve in conduit transposition was prospectively evaluated over 2 years. The following parameters were assessed: success/failure; time taken; blood loss; adequacy of length of the conduit delivered into the neck; conduit orientation; ease of procedure through different routes; conduit damage; complications; and drawbacks...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512287/levels-of-faecal-calprotectin-and-magnetic-resonance-enterocolonography-correlate-with-severity-of-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Lei Ye, Wei Chen, Bi-Qin Chen, Xing Lan, Shao-Dong Wang, Xiao-Chen Wu, Wei Huang, Fang-Yu Wang
Few studies have evaluated the usefulness of fecal calprotectin (FC) or magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in diagnosing active Crohn's disease (CD) of the small bowel. In the study, we investigated the reliability of FC and MRE in assessing the activity of ileal CD and further explored the relationship between levels of FC and MRE scores. A total of 221 patients were diagnosed with ileal or ileo-colitis CD in our department between July 2012 and October 2016. The global magnetic resonance index of activity (MaRIA) correlated with the simple endoscopic score for CD (SES-CD) (r = 0...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500739/feasibility-and-safety-of-transfemoral-sheathless-portico-aortic-valve-implantation-preliminary-results-in-a-single-center-experience
#4
Maurizio Taramasso, Andrea Denegri, Shingo Kuwata, Hans Rickli, Philipp K Haager, Gabor Sütsch, Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer, Jan Kottwitz, Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano
BACKGROUND: Feasibility of transfemoral (TF) transcathteter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is limited by the smallest diameter, the calcification and tortuosity of the iliofemoral access vessels. The use of the Portico system without delivery sheath results in significantly lower profile delivery system compared to standard technique. We herein report our single center experience, feasibility and safety of such an approach. METHODS: The Portico valve was implanted sheathless in 81 high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis utilizing percutaneous femoral access...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500611/-restorative-proctocolectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis-long-term-functional-results-and-quality-of-life
#5
REVIEW
E Rijcken, N Senninger, R Mennigen
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileo-pouch-anal anastomosis is the standard procedure for ulcerative colitis. It provides complete removal of the diseased colorectum, avoids permanent ileostomy and allows the preservation of continence. Functional results and quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy are of great importance. Patients usually have 5-6 bowel movements per day, and continence is satisfactory in more than 90% of patients. A good pouch function strongly correlates with high quality of life...
May 12, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492588/-a-rare-case-of-intussusception-in-a-seventeen-year-old-boy-diagnosis-management-and-review-of-the-literature
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Enrica Rossi, Massimo Basile, Donatella Narese, Noemi Ognibene, Sara Poggesi, Marta Cangelosi, Claudio Defilippi
Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction and acute abdomen in the first year of life. Approximately in the 80% of cases intussusception occurs when the last ileal loop is pulled into the cecum, passing through the ileocecal valve, and finally resulting in the displacement of cecum in the upper abdominal. It could be related with mesenteric adenitis because enlarged lymph nodes, together with peristalsis, can serve as "lead point". Other forms of intussusception are ileo-ileal and colo-colic...
April 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489674/differentiation-between-crohn-s-disease-and-intestinal-tuberculosis-in-children
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Sumit Kumar Singh, Anshu Srivastava, Niraj Kumari, Ujjal Poddar, Surender Kumar Yachha, Chandra Mani Pandey
OBJECTIVES: To study clinical, endoscopic, radiologic and histopathological features helpful in differentiating Crohn's disease (CD) from intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) in children. METHODS: Patients diagnosed to have CD or ITB based on standard recommended criteria were enrolled. Children with inflammatory bowel disease unclassified or suspected ITB or CD with incomplete work-up or lost to follow-up were excluded. The clinical and laboratory (radiology, endoscopy and histology) details of children were analyzed...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486175/ileocaecal-and-transverse-colonic-tuberculosis-mimicking-colonic-malignancy-a-case-report
#8
Prashant Lakhe, Asma Khalife, Jayashri Pandya
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is common in the developing world especially in the lower socioeconomic groups. In elderly, it may mimic malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old female presented with a 6 month history of diffuse pain in abdomen with low grade fever and loss of weight and appetite. Clinically, differential of malignancy of the large bowel was considered. The computerized tomography(CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a diffuse concentric long segmental thickening of terminal ileum, ileo ceacal junction, ascending colon and narrowing of the transverse colonic end of the splenic flexure suggesting an infective etiology...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485190/complications-and-morbidity-associated-with-loop-ileostomies-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
#9
J Park, B Gessler, M Block, E Angenete
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Loop ileostomies are frequently used as diversion of the fecal stream to protect a distal anastomosis. The aim of this study was to identify complications and morbidity related to loop ileostomies in patients with ulcerative colitis at a nonemergent setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with ulcerative colitis who received a loop ileostomy at a tertiary referral center in Sweden from January 2006 until December 2012 were included and studied retrospectively...
May 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458507/endoscopy-and-cross-sectional-imaging-for-assessing-crohn-s-disease-activity
#10
Ryan W Stidham, Raymond K Cross
Crohn's disease (CD) is principally characterized by chronic and recurrent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly found in the ileo-colonic region. The chronicity and severity of intestinal inflammation together contribute to progressive, cumulative, deep, transmural intestinal damage, including stricturing, obstruction, abscesses, and fistulae. Both intestinal inflammation and its chronic complications result in a range of symptoms subsequently leading to patient presentations with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and anemia related to intestinal blood loss...
July 2016: Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443978/characterisation-of-the-vascular-pathology-in-sigmodon-hispidus-rodentia-cricetidae-following-experimental-infection-with-angiostrongylus-costaricensis-nematoda-metastrongylidae
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Danielle Ingrid Bezerra de Vasconcelos, Ester Maria Mota, Marcelo Pelajo-Machado
BACKGROUND: Angiostrongylus costaricensis is a nematode that causes human abdominal angiostrongyliasis, a disease found mainly in Latin American countries and particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. Its life cycle involves exploitation of both invertebrate and vertebrate hosts. Its natural reservoir is a vertebrate host, the cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus. The adult worms live in the ileo-colic branches of the upper mesenteric artery of S. hispidus, causing periarteritis. However, there is a lack of data on the development of vasculitis in the course of infection...
May 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431493/pan-intestinal-capsule-endoscopy-in-patients-with-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Johannes Hausmann, Renate Schmelz, Jens Walldorf, Natalie Filmann, Stefan Zeuzem, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND: Patients are at increased risk of disease recurrence after surgical treatment of Crohn's disease. Endoscopic detection of postoperative, ileo-colonic inflammation is well established, but the potential of pan-intestinal endoscopy is yet unknown. METHODS: This prospective multicenter pilot study assessed the value of pan-intestinal capsule endoscopy using a colon capsule endoscope for the detection of inflammatory recurrence of Crohn´s disease. Patients who had been operatively treated for Crohn´s disease were included...
April 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403326/characterisation-of-the-vascular-pathology-in-sigmodon-hispidus-rodentia-cricetidae-following-experimental-infection-with-angiostrongylus-costaricensis-nematoda-metastrongylidae
#13
Danielle Ingrid Bezerra de Vasconcelos, Ester Maria Mota, Marcelo Pelajo-Machado
BACKGROUND: Angiostrongylus costaricensis is a nematode that causes human abdominal angiostrongyliasis, a disease found mainly in Latin American countries and particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. Its life cycle involves exploitation of both invertebrate and vertebrate hosts. Its natural reservoir is a vertebrate host, the cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus. The adult worms live in the ileo-colic branches of the upper mesenteric artery of S. hispidus, causing periarteritis. However, there is a lack of data on the development of vasculitis in the course of infection...
April 6, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394957/-intestinal-failure-due-to-short-bowel-syndrome-impact-of-a-multidisciplinary-intestinal-rehabilitation-program
#14
María Elena Molina, Felipe Bellolio, Julieta Klaassen, Javier Gómez, Constanza Villalón, Juan Francisco Guerra, Álvaro Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: In patients suffering intestinal failure due to short bowel, the goal of an Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is to optimize and tailor all aspects of clinical management, and eventually, wean patients off lifelong parenteral nutrition. AIM: To report the results of our program in patients suffering intestinal failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A registry of all patients referred to the Intestinal Failure unit between January 2009 and December 2015 was constructed...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367709/the-microbial-fermentation-characteristics-depend-on-both-carbohydrate-source-and-heat-processing-a-model-experiment-with-ileo-cannulated-pigs
#15
Tina Skau Nielsen, Henry Jørgensen, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Helle Nygaard Lærke
The effects of carbohydrate (CHO) source and processing (extrusion cooking) on large intestinal fermentation products were studied in ileo-cannulated pigs as a model for humans. Pigs were fed diets containing barley, pea or a mixture of potato starch:wheat bran (PSWB) either raw or extrusion cooked. Extrusion cooking reduced the amount of starch fermented in the large intestine by 52-96% depending on the CHO source and the total pool of butyrate in the distal small intestine + large intestine by on average 60% across diets...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357060/visceral-scalloping-on-abdominal-computed-tomography-due-to-abdominal-tuberculosis
#16
Vishal Sharma, Anmol Bhatia, Sarthak Malik, Navjeet Singh, Surinder S Rana
OBJECTIVE: Scalloping of visceral organs is described in pseudomyxoma peritonei, malignant ascites, among other conditions, but not tuberculosis. METHODS: We report findings from a retrospective study of patients with abdominal tuberculosis who had visceral scalloping on abdominal computed tomography (CT). Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis was made on the basis of combination of clinical, biochemical, radiological and microbiological criteria. The clinical data, hematological and biochemical parameters, and findings of chest X-ray, CT, Mantoux test, and HIV serology were recorded...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346037/prognostic-significance-of-granulomas-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
#17
Benjamin Rothschild, Firas Rinawi, Yonatan Herman, Osnat Nir, Raanan Shamir, Amit Assa
OBJECTIVES: Granulomas have long been considered the histological hallmark of Crohn's disease (CD). Currently, there is considerable dispute with regards to their prognostic implications. We aimed to determine the effect of granulomas on phenotypic features and disease's long-term outcomes in a large cohort of pediatric CD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of pediatric CD patients diagnosed at the Schneider Children's Medical Center were reviewed retrospectively...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318090/caecal-bascule-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
Jin-Soo Park, Kheng-Seong Ng, Christopher J Young
BACKGROUND: Caecal bascule is a rare condition characterized by the inferior pole of the caecum folding on a horizontal axis antero-superiorly towards the ascending colon, potentially causing obstruction. An unusual variant of volvulus, diagnosis is challenging due to its obscurity. We present the experience of an Australian tertiary-referral hospital with the diagnosis/management of caecal bascule, and review cases reported in the literature to raise awareness of this uncommon diagnosis...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303069/ileo-ileal-knot-a-rare-case-of-acute-strangulated-intestinal-obstruction
#19
Kohei Taniguchi, Ryo Iida, Tomohiko Watanabe, Masahiko Nitta, Masao Tomioka, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Akira Takasu
Strangulated intestinal obstruction is one of the most common types of acute abdomen and requires urgent surgical treatment. Herein, we report a very rare case of strangulated intestinal obstruction caused by an ileo-ileal knot. An 80-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with suspicion of strangulation ileus and underwent emergency laparotomy after investigation by exploratory single-port laparoscopy. During surgery, a small bowel gangrene caused by an ileo-ileal knot was found. The gangrenous segment was resected, and primary anastomosis was performed...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286192/endoscopic-and-histologic-healing-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-treated-with-thalidomide
#20
Marzia Lazzerini, Vincenzo Villanacci, Maria Chiara Pellegrin, Stefano Martelossi, Giuseppe Magazzù, Salvatore Pellegrino, Maria Cristina Lucanto, Arrigo Barabino, Angela Calvi, Serena Arrigo, Paolo Lionetti, Massimo Fontana, Giovanna Zuin, Giuseppe Maggiore, Matteo Bramuzzo, Massimo Maschio, Marianna Salemme, Stefania Manenti, Luisa Lorenzi, Giuliana Decorti, Marcella Montico, Alessandro Ventura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal healing, determined by endoscopic evaluation, is one of the most important prognostic markers for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Findings from histologic evaluation, however, could complement findings from endoscopy in assessing mucosal responses to treatment. We analyzed long-term results of children treated with thalidomide to determine the association between clinical response and histology and endoscopy findings. METHODS: We collected data from 2 multicenter trials of 70 children with refractory Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) (2-18 years old; ileocolonic or colonic disease) given thalidomide or placebo (NCT00720538)...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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