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Sam Hassan, Ghassan Nakib, Mary J Saviour
The most common causes of umbilical discharge in infancy are infection and umbilical granuloma that may be treated by antibiotics and topical application of silver nitrate subsequently. If the umbilical discharge persists or if there is any abnormal discoloration around the umbilicus, it is important to investigate for underlying congenital abnormality that may be cured by surgical intervention. Unusual presentation of omphalomesenteric duct cyst has been reported in literature. We report, for the first time as far as our search is concerned, a case of a 16-month-old infant who presented initially with persistent umbilical discharge and finally with bruising around the umbilicus in keeping with Cullen's sign...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Reports
Audrey E Ertel, Koffi Wima, Richard S Hoehn, Alex L Chang, Samuel F Hohmann, Syed A Ahmad, Jeffrey J Sussman, Shimul A Shah, Daniel E Abbott
BACKGROUND: We aimed to quantify and predict variability that exists in resource utilization after pancreaticoduodenectomy and determine how such variability impacts postoperative outcomes. METHODS: The University HealthSystems Consortium database was queried for all pancreaticoduodenectomies performed between 2011-2013 (n = 9,737). A composite resource utilization score was created using z-scores of 8 clinically significant postoperative care delivery variables including number of laboratory tests, imaging tests, computed tomographic scans, days on antibiotics, anticoagulation, antiemetics, promotility agents, and total number of blood products transfused per patient...
October 3, 2016: Surgery
Carlo Castellani, Baroukh M Assael
Cystic fibrosis (CF), a monogenic disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene on chromosome 7, is complex and greatly variable in clinical expression. Airways, pancreas, male genital system, intestine, liver, bone, and kidney are involved. The lack of CFTR or its impaired function causes fat malabsorption and chronic pulmonary infections leading to bronchiectasis and progressive lung damage. Previously considered lethal in infancy and childhood, CF has now attained median survivals of 50 years of age, mainly thanks to the early diagnosis through neonatal screening, recognition of mild forms, and an aggressive therapeutic attitude...
October 5, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Anwar A Rass, Mohamed A Talat, Mohamed A Arafa, Hosam F El-Saadany, Ezzat K Amin, Mohamed Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mona A Mansour, Naglaa A Khalifa, Lamiaa Mahmoud Kamel
Introduction. Early diagnosis and treatment of neonatal sepsis may help decrease neonatal mortality. Aim of the Study. To evaluate the role of pancreatic stone protein as a marker for early onset neonatal sepsis. Methods. A hospital-based prospective study was conducted on 104 (52 uninfected and 52 infected neonates) admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Zagazig University hospitals during the period from April 2014 to April 2015. All newborns were subjected to full history taking, careful neonatal assessment, blood, C-reactive protein (CRP), and serum pancreatic stone protein...
2016: BioMed Research International
Kuang-Chun Hu, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Horng-Yuan Wang, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Shee-Chan Lin, Chuan-Chuan Liu, Wei-Chih Liao, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Shou-Chuan Shih
Common bile duct (CBD) stones are common in elderly adults, but the effect of aging on the presentation of CBD stones remains to be evaluated. Recent studies have demonstrated that the clinical presentation of CBD stones may vary with age. Younger adults may present with classical biliary colic symptoms, whereas elderly adults may have no unapparent clinical features. Younger adults with CBD stones were significantly more likely to have abnormal liver function tests than those without. The sensitivity and accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound scans in screening for CBD stones increases with age...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Minas Baltatzis, J M Mason, Vishnu Chandrabalan, Panagiotis Stathakis, Ben McIntyre, Santhalingam Jegatheeswaran, Saurabh Jamdar, Derek A O'Reilly, Ajith K Siriwardena
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis is not recommended in acute pancreatitis. According to current international guidelines antibiotics together with further intervention should be considered in the setting of infected necrosis. Appropriate antibiotic therapy particularly avoiding over-prescription is important. This study examines antibiotic use in acute pancreatitis in a tertiary centre using the current IAP/APA guidelines for reference. METHODS: Data were collected on a consecutive series of patients admitted with acute pancreatitis over a 12 month period...
August 30, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Stefano Grandesso, Fabio Arena, Franklin Esoka Eseme, Sandro Panese, Lucia Henrici De Angelis, Patrizia Spigaglia, Fabrizio Barbanti, Gian Maria Rossolini
This report describes a case of Clostridium difficile ribotype 033 colitis in a patient treated with multiple antibiotics for KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae pancreatitis. Diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic features are discussed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of C. difficile ribotype 033 clinical infection reported from Italy.
September 2016: New Microbiologica
Lyle L Pritchard
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that occurs in approximately 1 in 2,500 white live births. It is less common in nonwhite individuals. A dysfunctional epithelial chloride channel leads to excessively thick mucus affecting multiple organ systems. Common issues include mucous plugging of the airway, lung inflammation, chronic pulmonary infections, intestinal malabsorption, and malnutrition. Universal screening of newborns for CF is recommended in many countries. CF can be diagnosed based on clinical evidence of disease along with genetic testing or other laboratory evidence of chloride channel dysfunction...
September 2016: FP Essentials
Supawon Srettabunjong, Wiratchaya Limgitisupasin
INTRODUCTION: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an uncommon disease with a wide clinical course varying from mild and self-limiting to severe with eventual death. However, death caused by AP is rare. Most cases of AP reported in the English-language literature are based on clinical data; few are medico-legal studies. CASE PRESENTATION: The author recently experienced a case of sudden unexpected death in a young man caused by extensive severe hemorrhagic AP secondary to cholelithiasis, not chronic alcoholism, which is a much more prominent etiology of AP in medico-legal perspectives...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Andrius Karpavicius, Zilvinas Dambrauskas, Audrius Gradauskas, Arturas Samuilis, Kristina Zviniene, Juozas Kupcinskas, Gintautas Brimas, Artur Meckovski, Audrius Sileikis, Kestutis Strupas
BACKGROUND: Recent data shows that patients with severe acute pancreatic might benefit from early intensive therapy, enteral nutrition and timely transfer to specialized centers. The early prophylactic use of antibiotics in AP remains controversial. The role and need for new markers in stratification of acute pancreatitis is also uncertain. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic usefulness of adipokines in prediction of the severity and outcome of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: Prospective study was conducted in four clinical centers...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
A M Luu, C Braumann, O Belyaev, M Janot, W Uhl, T Herzog
Background: Postoperative pancreatic fistulas (POPF) remain a major concern after distal pancreatectomy. Irrespective of the technique to close the pancreatic remnant, pancreatic fistulas will occur in approximately 30 % of patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy. For the first time ever, autologous fibrin sealant (Vivostat®) was used to additionally seal the pancreatic remnant after a distal pancreatectomy. The aim was to analyse whether this changes the postoperative outcome. Patients/Material and Methods: In 2015, a technical case series was performed in 15 patients who underwent distal pancreatectomy...
August 8, 2016: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
Hirokazu Sato, Linda S Zhang, Kristina Martinez, Eugene B Chang, Qing Yang, Fei Wang, Philip N Howles, Ryota Hokari, Soichiro Miura, Patrick Tso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The gut microbiota affects intestinal permeability and mucosal mast cell (MMCs) responses. Activation of MMCs has been associated with absorption of dietary fat. We investigated whether the gut microbiota contributes to the fat-induced activation of MMCs in rats, and how antibiotics might affect this process. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were given streptomycin and penicillin for 4 days (n=6-8), to reduce the abundance of their gut flora, or normal drinking water (controls, n=6-8)...
July 16, 2016: Gastroenterology
George I Mataliotakis, Athanasios I Tsirikos, Karen Pearson, Don S Urquhart, Carolyn Smith, Andrew Fall
Spinal deformity in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is usually mild requiring no treatment. These patients are rarely considered as surgical candidates for scoliosis correction, as the pulmonary condition and other comorbidities increase the risk of general anaesthesia and recovery. This paper reviews all the literature up to date with regard to scoliosis in patients with CF and reports this unique case of a 14-year-old Caucasian girl with progressive scoliosis, who was treated surgically at the age of 17...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Ramachandran Chelliah, Sudha Rani Ramakrishnan, Prince R Prabhu, Usha Antony
The present research was undertaken to study the probiotic characteristics of Pichia kudriavzevii isolated from frozen idli batter. Polymerase chain reaction amplification with 18S rRNA primers confirmed Pichia kudriavzevii, a xylose-utilizing probiotic strain. It was resistant to physiological concentrations of bile salts, pepsin and pancreatic enzyme. It also showed efficient auto-aggregation as well as co-aggregation ability with four commercial probiotic yeasts and exhibited good hydrophobicity in xylene and toluene...
August 2016: Yeast
Jan Tack, Tim Vanuytsel, Maura Corsetti
In the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), loperamide seems efficacious for diarrhea and ispaghula for constipation, while musculotropic spasmolytics may relieve abdominal pain. Antidepressants were found to be efficacious for abdominal pain, but their tolerance may be problematic and the therapeutic effect varied largely between trials. While meta-analyses suggest efficacy of probiotics as a group, the quality of the trials is often suboptimal and there is large variability. Lubiprostone, a chloride channel activator, and linaclotide, a guanylyl cyclase-C agonist, showed favorable effects on multiple symptoms in IBS with constipation...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Frederico R C Costa, Marcela C S Françozo, Gabriela G de Oliveira, Aline Ignacio, Angela Castoldi, Dario S Zamboni, Simone G Ramos, Niels O Câmara, Marcel R de Zoete, Noah W Palm, Richard A Flavell, João S Silva, Daniela Carlos
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by both genetic and environmental factors, resulting in the destruction of pancreatic β cells. The disruption of the intestinal epithelial barrier and consequent escape of microbial products may be one of these environmental triggers. However, the immune receptors that are activated in this context remain elusive. We show here that during streptozotocin (STZ)-induced T1D, the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain containing 2 (NOD2), but not NOD1, participates in the pathogenesis of the disease by inducing T helper 1 (Th1) and Th17 cells in the pancreatic LNs (PLNs) and pancreas...
June 27, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Goran Hauser, Ivana Blažević, Nermin Salkić, Goran Poropat, Vanja Giljača, Zlatko Bulić, Davor Štimac
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to compare the efficacy of prophylactic, parenterally administered ceftazidime and rectally applied diclofenac sodium for the prophylaxis of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients who underwent ERCP. In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, patients received a suppository containing diclofenac sodium rectally (100 mg) and placebo intravenously (group A) or ceftazidime intravenously (1 g) and placebo rectally (group B) immediately before the procedure...
June 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Julie Le, Areg Grigorian, Samuel Chen, Isabella J Kuo, Roy M Fujitani, Nii-Kabu Kabutey
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are a popular alternative to central venous lines. PICCs can provide reliable long-term access for intravenous fluids, antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition. Multiple factors can contribute to difficult PICC removal including adherent fibrin and thrombus formation around the catheter. We discuss a novel endovascular retrieval technique to remove tightly adherent PICCs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old male with history of chronic pancreatitis requiring intravenous pain medications, presented with right upper extremity single lumen PICC that could not be removed by standard techniques...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Mircea Beuran, Ionut Negoi, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli, Sorin Hostiuc, Sorin Paun
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic pseudocysts are the most common complication of acute and chronic pancreatitis. They account for 75% of the cystic lesions of the pancreas. CASE REPORT: A 37 year-old woman was admitted three months after an episode of severe acute pancreatitis with a large tumor mass located in her left abdomen, abdominal tenderness and asthenia. Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) revealed a giant pancreatic pseudocyst of 23/15/12 centimeters. We performed an anterior laparoscopic transgastric cystogastrostomy...
June 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Stefano Grandesso, Fabio Arena, Franklin Esoka Eseme, Sandro Panese, Lucia Henrici De Angelis, Patrizia Spigaglia, Fabrizio Barbanti, Gian Maria Rossolini
This report describes a case of Clostridium difficile ribotype 033 colitis in a patient treated with multiple antibiotics for KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae pancreatitis. Diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic features are discussed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of C. difficile ribotype 033 clinical infection reported from Italy.
June 10, 2016: New Microbiologica
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