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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933137/rectal-perforation-in-a-42-year-old-woman-due-to-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-a-case-report
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F Almassinokiani, A Mehdizadeh Kashi, A Musavi, S Khodaverdi, K Tahermanesh, S Ariana
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is caused by deposition of IgA-containing immune complexes within the blood vessels. HSP mostly occurs in children and is less common in adults. In addition to palpable purpura, arthritis or arthralgia, renal disease and abdominal pain, gastrointestinal symptoms occur in 50% of children. These can be caused by gastrointestinal hemorrhage, bowel ischemia and necrosis, intussusception, and bowel perforation. In adults, intussusception is less frequent than in children. We report a 42-year-old woman referred to our hospital with acute abdominal pain...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900672/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-fulminant-myocarditis-clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factor-analysis
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X Liao, B Li, Z Cheng
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to summarize the clinical outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adult patients with acute fulminant myocarditis and to investigate the risk factors associated with its application. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients with cardiogenic shock and acute fulminant myocarditis. The following data were collected: patients' preoperative general condition, related clinical factors during ECMO, complications, and outcomes of ECMO...
September 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900398/role-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-retinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Jiantong Du, Hongfang Jin, Liu Yang
As the third gasotransmitter, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays a crucial role in the physiology and pathophysiology of many systems in the body, such as the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. The mechanisms for its effects, including inhibiting ischemic injury, reducing oxidative stress damage, regulating apoptosis, and reducing the inflammation reaction in different systems, have not been fully understood. Recently, H2S and its endogenous synthesis pathway were found in the mammalian retina...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892784/ileal-angiodysplasia-presentation-as-a-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report
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Ons Ghdes, Ali Gaja, Ahlem Blel, Hichem Jarraya, Najla Mnif
INTRODUCTION: Angiodysplasia is a common vascular abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, found in the elderly and most frequently revealed by gastrointestinal bleeding. We report an original case of ileal angiodysplasia in an 83-year-old woman presenting as a bowel obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old woman with a medical history of chronic untreated anemia, presented with cardinal symptoms of bowel obstruction. Computed tomography revealed diffuse ileal wall thickening with multiple zones of stenosis, which were aggravated by an ileal perforation and associated with vascular abnormalities compatible with angiodysplasia...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879575/in-hospital-mortality-for-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-analysis-of-1590-patients-using-a-japanese-national-inpatient-database
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Chie Koizumi, Nobuaki Michihata, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is rare but potentially serious condition. Main cause of HPVG is bowel ischemia, while detection of HPVG without bowel ischemia may have been increasing possibly due to widespread use of computed tomography. However, little is known about variation in etiologies of HPVG and mortality of HPVG with each etiology. We examined patient backgrounds, underlying diseases, and in-hospital mortality of HPVG patients using a national inpatient database...
September 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849898/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-is-not-limited-to-acute-limb-ischemia-treatment-the-experience-from-vascular-surgery-division
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Aleksander Lukasiewicz, Piotr Flisinski, Wojciech Lichota
BACKGROUND: Thrombolytic treatment has many potential indications in the era of modern vascular surgery. We aimed to analyze the contemporary experience in the catheter-directed, intraarterial thrombolysis in different clinical scenarios. METHODS: The available data of 121 patients with different types (acute, subacute, complications of vascular procedures) of lower limb ischemia treated by means of the intraarterial, catheter- directed thrombolysis between 11.2011 and 12...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Esposito, Rosanna Mamone, Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Valerio Vitale, Gianfranco Vallone, Patrizia Oresta
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory process, characterized by intestinal necrosis of variable extension, leading to perforation, generalized peritonitis and death. The classical pathogenetic theory focuses on mucosal damage related to a stress induced intestinal ischemia leading to mucosal injury and bacterial colonization of the wall. A more recent hypothesis emphasizes the role of immaturity of gastrointestinal and immune system, particularly of the premature, responsible of bowel wall vulnerability and suffering...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800983/gastrointestinal-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-analysis-of-morbidity-and-mortality-predictors
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Rabail Chaudhry, John Zaki, Robert Wegner, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Roy Sheinbaum, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) complications in cardiac and aortic surgery using recent versions of the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) to provide clinicians with a better understanding of these uncommon but potentially serious complications. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: NIS database 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac and aortic aneurysm repair surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778706/role-of-anti-receptor-autoantibodies-in-pathophysiology-of-scleroderma
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REVIEW
Melvin Berger, Virginia D Steen
The pathophysiology of SSc-mediated organ damage is complex and not well understood. Hallmarks of the disease include skin thickening, vasculopathy and gastrointestinal dysmotility. Diverse anti-nuclear antibodies can be used as biomarkers for classification and prognosis, but their role in producing tissue pathology/organ dysfunction is not established. In contrast, antibodies against cell surface receptors for platelet derived growth factor, angiotensin II, endothelin A, ICAM-1, and type 3 muscarinic acetyl choline receptors may play a major role in skin thickening, vasoconstriction/pulmonary and renal hypertension, ischemia and gastrointestinal dysmotility, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763306/efficacy-and-safety-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-long-term-aspirin-users-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Khagendra Dahal, Sharan P Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur, Billie J Anderson, Gurpinder Singh
BACKGROUND: Long-term aspirin use in cardiovascular disease prevention may result in gastrointestinal bleeding. Although proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been shown to reduce the risks of peptic ulcers and dyspeptic symptoms in long-term aspirin users in the randomized controlled trials, there are safety concerns about the long-term use of PPI. STUDY QUESTION: What is the safety and efficacy of PPI in patients using aspirin in long term for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke? METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL, ProQuest, and relevant references from inception through February 2015, and used random-effects model for meta-analysis...
September 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757259/endotoxemia-induces-lung-brain-coupling-and-multi-organ-injury-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
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Nguyen Mai, Landa Prifti, Aric Rininger, Hannah Bazarian, Marc W Halterman
Post-ischemic neurodegeneration remains the principal cause of mortality following cardiac resuscitation. Recent studies have implicated gastrointestinal ischemia in the sepsis-like response associated with the post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). However, the extent to which the resulting low-grade endotoxemia present in up to 86% of resuscitated patients affects cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury has not been investigated. Here we report that a single injection of low-dose lipopolysaccharide (50μg/kg, IP) delivered after global cerebral ischemia (GCI) induces blood-brain barrier permeability, microglial activation, cortical injury, and functional decline in vivo, compared to ischemia alone...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724276/fatal-small-intestinal-ischemia-due-to-methamphetamine-intoxication-report-of-a-case-with-autopsy-results
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Hamid Attaran
Methamphetamine is one of the most common abused drugs, so its various effects on different body organs should be familiar to all physicians. Regarding its gastrointestinal sequels, there are few reports of ischemic colitis induced by its vasoconstrictive effects. This is the first report of isolated small intestinal infarction resulting in death following methamphetamine toxicity. A 40-year-old woman with a past history of medical treatment for obesity referred to hospital with severe chest and back pain, perspiration, nausea, agitation, high blood pressure, bradycardia and subsequent lethargy and vasomotor instability...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721575/gastroparesis-medical-and-therapeutic-advances
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REVIEW
Christopher M Navas, Nihal K Patel, Brian E Lacy
Gastroparesis is a chronic, bothersome, and often disabling neuromuscular disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The most frequently reported symptoms of gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, early satiety, and unintentional weight loss. Etiologies of gastroparesis include diabetes, connective tissue disorders, prior infection, mesenteric ischemia, and post-surgical complications. The largest category of gastroparesis patients is comprised of those in whom no definitive cause can be identified (idiopathic gastroparesis)...
July 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695234/pre-and-neonatal-imaging-of-gastrointestinal-complications-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Katharina Minkner, Leonor Alamo
The initial outcome in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia is mainly related to the associated lung hypoplasia. However, these patients frequently present with additional gastrointestinal pathology that also influences their quality of life and final prognosis. Congenital gastrointestinal anomalies are often observed and the displacement of the liver, the stomach and/or the intestines into the thorax may cause distortion of the vascular axis of these organs, increasing the risk of congestion and/or ischemia...
July 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665192/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cell-sheet-application-for-tissue-healing-in-vivo-a-systematic-review
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Panithi Sukho, Abigael Cohen, Jan Willem Hesselink, Jolle Kirpensteijn, Femke Verseijden, Yvonne M Bastiaansen-Jenniskens
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) are known to be tissue-healing promoters due to their cellular plasticity and secretion of paracrine factors. Cultured ASC sheets provide a novel method of ASC application and can retain ASCs at the targeted tissue. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate preclinical studies using ASC sheet transplantation therapy for promoting tissue healing. First, we searched databases to identify studies of ASC sheet therapy in different experimental animal models, and then determined the quality score of studies using SYRCLE's risk bias tool...
August 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659673/emergency-laparotomies-at-a-tertiary-care-center-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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G Gejoe, Induprabha Yadev, M Rahul
Emergency laparotomy is a common high-risk surgical procedure, but with a few outcome data and few data on postoperative care. This was a hospital-based descriptive study of 376 consecutive emergency midline laparotomies performed in a tertiary care center. The aim of the study was to identify the clinical presentation, surgical indications, preoperative delay, intraoperative findings, and postoperative complications. Majority of the patients belonged to the 40-80-year age group. Broadly, the indications could be divided into acute abdomen and trauma...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638830/abdominal-hernias-giant-colon-diverticulum-gist-intestinal-pneumatosis-colon-ischemia-cold-intussusception-gallstone-ileus-and-foreign-bodies-our-experience-and-literature-review-of-incidental-gastrointestinal-mdct-findings
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REVIEW
G Di Grezia, G Gatta, R Rella, D Donatello, G Falco, R Grassi, R Grassi
Incidental gastrointestinal findings are commonly detected on MDCT exams performed for various medical indications. This review describes the radiological MDCT spectrum of appearances already present in the past literature and in today's experience of several gastrointestinal acute conditions such as abdominal hernia, giant colon diverticulum, GIST, intestinal pneumatosis, colon ischemia, cold intussusception, gallstone ileus, and foreign bodies which can require medical and surgical intervention or clinical follow-up...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616751/roles-of-amino-acids-in-preventing-and-treating-intestinal-diseases-recent-studies-with-pig-models
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REVIEW
Yulan Liu, Xiuying Wang, Yongqing Hou, Yulong Yin, Yinsheng Qiu, Guoyao Wu, Chien-An Andy Hu
Animal models are needed to study and understand a human complex disease. Because of their similarities in anatomy, structure, physiology, and pathophysiology, the pig has proven its usefulness in studying human gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, ischemia/reperfusion injury, diarrhea, and cancer. To understand the pathogenesis of these diseases, a number of experimental models generated in pigs are available, for example, through surgical manipulation, chemical induction, microbial infection, and genetic engineering...
August 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615071/survivin-expression-pattern-in-the-intestine-of-normoxic-and-ischemic-rats
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Alexandra Scheer, Shirley K Knauer, Rabea Verhaegh
BACKGROUND: Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, regulates mitosis and chromosome segregation. The expression of survivin proceeds during embryonic development and in addition has already been demonstrated in cancer cells. However, there is also evidence of survivin expression in differentiated tissues, including the gastro-intestinal tract of adult rats. A study with human colon specimens exhibited survivin in most basal crypt epithelial cells of normal mucosa...
June 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611868/gastrointestinal-tract-amyloidosis-presenting-with-pneumatosis-intestinalis
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Vikram Raghunathan, David Louis, Baldeep Wirk
Pneumatosis intestinalis is a radiographic finding of gas pockets within the bowel wall. It can be associated with a range of diagnoses, but the most life-threatening causes are mesenteric ischemia, bowel necrosis, and bowel obstruction. Here we present the case of a patient with multiple myeloma who had pneumatosis intestinalis due to gastrointestinal amyloidosis, which is a rare manifestation of systemic amyloid disease. The patient had both transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis and acquired apolipoprotein serum amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis that are not usually seen in conjunction with multiple myeloma, which is most commonly associated with light-chain (AL) amyloidosis...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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