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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123859/non-traumatic-bladder-rupture-showing-less-than-10-hounsfield-units-of-ascites
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Naoto Mizumura, Satoshi Okumura, Sho Toyoda, Atsuo Imagawa, Masao Ogawa, Masayasu Kawasaki
Aim: Bladder ruptures are commonly misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal perforations or intestinal ischemia. If a diagnosis is made preoperatively, conservative treatment is a safe and effective option. We evaluated the validity of using the attenuation value of ascites, measured by non-contrast computed tomography (CT), to identify patients with bladder ruptures. Methods: A retrospective search of our hospital database identified 7 patients with confirmed bladder ruptures between 2007 and 2013...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064016/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-gastric-ischemia
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Ayush Sharma, Saurabh Mukewar, Suresh T Chari, Louis M Wong Kee Song
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastric ischemia is a rare condition associated with poor prognosis. Our study aim was to highlight the clinical features and outcomes of patients with gastric ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients diagnosed with isolated gastric ischemia at our institution from January 1, 2000, to May 5, 2016, was performed. Demographic, clinical, endoscopic, radiologic, and outcome variables were abstracted for analysis. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (65% men) with mean age of 69...
December 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061584/low-cerebral-exposure-cannot-hinder-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-panax-notoginsenosides
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Haofeng Li, Jingcheng Xiao, Xinuo Li, Huimin Chen, Dian Kang, Yuhao Shao, Boyu Shen, Zhangpei Zhu, Xiaoxi Yin, Lin Xie, Guangji Wang, Yan Liang
A bidirectional route of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, termed the "gut-brain axis", is becoming increasingly relevant to treatment of cerebral damage. Panax Notoginsenoside extract (PNE) is extremely popular for prevention and treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular ischemic diseases although their plasma and cerebral exposure levels were extremely low. To date, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of PNE remain largely unknown. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of PNE are systematically studied via investigating the regulation of PNE on gastrointestinal microbial community and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors...
October 23, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046747/ventricular-fibrillation-due-to-overdose-of-loperamide-the-poor-man-s-methadone
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Amr Salama, Yana Levin, Pramod Jha, Richard Alweis
Loperamide is an over-the-counter antidiarrheal agent that is considered by many patients to be safe, but has been used as a drug of abuse due to its opioid properties. However, cardiotoxicity has been reported, prompting the FDA to release a warning regarding the arrhythmogenic potential of loperamide. We present a case of a 38-year-old female presenting with cardiac arrest thought to be secondary to abuse of the loperamide that she was using to alleviate the heroin withdrawal symptoms. Cardiac ischemia and other drug toxicities were ruled out...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031944/comparison-of-lactic-acid-levels-in-children-with-suspected-and-confirmed-intussusception
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Vanessa Tamas, Paul Ishimine
BACKGROUND: Currently, no laboratory test can identify children with intussusception. Lactic acid is a marker of ischemia in gastrointestinal emergencies. OBJECTIVES: We present a case series comparing lactic acid levels in children with suspected and confirmed intussusception. METHODS: This is a prospective single case series of 39 patients who had suspected intussusception. Patients were eligible if they underwent abdominal ultrasound screening for suspected intussusception...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017807/unplanned-30-day-readmission-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-wounds-treated-in-a-multidisciplinary-setting
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Courtenay M Holscher, Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Ronald L Sherman, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: Readmission rates are known to be high for vascular surgery patients in general, but there are limited data describing the risk of surgical and nonsurgical readmission among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Our aim was to identify factors associated with unplanned readmission in DFU patients treated in a multidisciplinary setting. METHODS: We studied a single-center cohort of patients enrolled in a multidisciplinary diabetic foot service (July 2012-June 2017)...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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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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...
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...
November 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
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