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Colon diverticulosis

Matthias Christian Reichert, Juozas Kupcinskas, Marcin Krawczyk, Christoph Jüngst, Markus Casper, Frank Grünhage, Beate Appenrodt, Vincent Zimmer, Susanne Nicole Weber, Algimantas Tamelis, Jaune Ieva Lukosiene, Neringa Pauziene, Gediminas Kiudelis, Laimas Jonaitis, Christoph Schramm, Tobias Goeser, Antje Schulz, Maciej Malinowski, Matthias Glanemann, Limas Kupcinskas, Frank Lammert
BACKGROUND: Colonic diverticulosis is one of the most common gastroenterological disorders. Although diverticulosis is typically benign, many individuals develop diverticulitis or other aspects of diverticular disease. Diverticulosis is thought to stem from a complex interaction of environmental, dietary, and genetic factors; however, the contributing genetic factors remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our present study was to determine the role of genetic variants within genes encoding for collagens of the connective tissue in diverticulosis...
March 12, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Wasin Ahuja, Supavit Chesdachai, Charat Thongprayoon, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND: The possible relationship between obesity and the risk of colonic diverticulosis has been suggested by recent epidemiologic studies, although the results were inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to summarize all of the available data. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases through January 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Studies that compared the risk of colonic diverticulosis among subjects with obesity versus those without obesity were included...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Nicholas Farkas, Vasha Kaur, Arun Shanmuganandan, John Black, Chantal Redon, Adam E Frampton, Nicholas West
Introduction: Gallstone sigmoid ileus is a rare although serious complication of cholelithiasis resulting in large bowel obstruction. The condition accounts for 4% of all gallstone ileus patients. There are no recognized management guidelines currently. Management strategies range from minimally invasive endoscopy and lithotripsy to substantial surgery. We aim to identify trends when managing patients with gallstone sigmoid ileus to help improve outcomes. Methods: Literature searches of EMBASE, Medline and by hand were conducted...
March 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Abdurrahman Sahin, Nurettin Tunc, Ulvi Demirel, Orhan Kursat Poyrazoglu, Mehmet Yalniz, Ibrahim Halil Bahcecioglu
Objective To compare clinical and laboratory features of elderly patients with and without diverticulosis and assess factors related to hepatosteatosis. Method This retrospective case-control study analysed the clinical and laboratory data, colonoscopy and abdominal ultrasonography records of patients >65 years who underwent colonoscopies. Subjects were categorized according to the presence and absence of colonic diverticulosis. Univariate/multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to evaluate the independent predictive factors of hepatosteatosis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Constantin Bălăeţ, Bogdan Ioan Coculescu, Gheorghe Manole, Maria Bălăeţ, Gabi Valeriu Dincă
The gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is recognized in medical practice as a useful indicator for the detection of liver lesions, especially those induced by the excessive consumption of alcoholic or cholesterol-associated drinks. The present study, although it includes a very small number of cases diagnosed with colon diverticulosis-diverticulitis associated with polyposis at the same intestinal level, identifies the presence of increased circulating concentrations of this enzyme in the serum. Its serum levels are tracked "dynamically" throughout a year after the diagnosis and start of the therapy...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
Yutaro Ogawa, Naoki Asayama, Shinji Nagata
Colonic diverticular bleeding is the most common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding1,2 . Appendiceal diverticulosis is an uncommon clinical entity, with an incidence of 0.004%-2% in surgical pathologic specimens3,4 . Appendiceal diverticulitis in symptomatic patients should be treated with early resection, because of the risk of perforation and peritonitis; the rate of perforation is higher in appendicitis (27%) with diverticulosis than in appendicitis alone (6.6%)5 . Untreated appendiceal diverticulitis can also lead to massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage and abscess formation, and has a potential role in the development of pseudomyxoma peritonei...
January 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Fang Yang, Yanmin Zheng, Xihui Jiang, Zhengyan Su, Ya Wang, Lin Lin, Houning Lv, Jie Zhang, Jingwen Zhao, Bangmao Wang, Kui Jiang, Chao Sun
As the world's most populated and rapidly aging country, there is limited information on sex-related differences in factors regarding uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis in China. We aimed to investigate sex differences in individual risk factor in a northern metropolis. Patients with colonic diverticulosis who underwent indicated colonoscopy were queried with respect to medical history and demographic features. Demographic information, life style factors and co-morbidities were retrieved from a prospective dataset...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Simone Vitali, Paul Eden, Karen Payne, Geoffrey Forbes
A 57-yr-old female Sumatran orangutan ( Pongo abelii) presented with signs of intermittent lethargy and inappetence, then subsequently developed profuse hemorrhagic diarrhea. Colonoscopy under anesthesia revealed diverticulosis of the descending colon, with multiple large diverticula containing fecoliths. There was no evidence of diverticulitis, but a regenerative anemia had developed following an acute diverticular bleed. The orangutan recovered with conservative therapy. Colonic diverticulosis has been reported in nonhuman primates and appears to have a similar clinical presentation to the condition as it occurs in humans...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Gail T Tominaga, Carlos V R Brown, John T Schulz, Ronald R Barbosa, Suresh Agarwal, Nathaniel McQuay, Garth Utter, Marie Crandall
Consistent grading of Emergency General Surgery (EGS) diseases is important for comparison of outcomes and development of EGS registries. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Patient Assessment Committee has previously determined common EGS diseases and developed a grading system for measuring anatomic severity of 16 inflammatory/infectious EGS diseases. The specific aim of this project was to develop a uniform grading template for hemorrhagic EGS diseases managed by acute care surgeons and apply the template to common hemorrhagic EGS diseases...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Heyfa Romdhane, Imen Marzouk, Zeineb Mzoughi, Meriem Cheikh, Meriem Dridi, Houcem Fadhl, Rym Ennaifer, Najet Belhadj
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for the examination of the colon. However, its use in the elderly is not well tolerated, and there is often a need for general anaesthesia, thus increasing the risk, especially if there are co-morbidities. Water enema computed tomography has been suggested to be a satisfactory alternative as a non-invasive, fast and effective means for the diagnosis of colorectal supra-centimetric lesions. The aim of our study was to assess the performance of water enema computed tomography as first-line examination by calculating its negative predictive value (NPV) for the diagnosis of supra-centimetric lesions in symptomatic elderly referred to colonoscopy...
December 11, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Julian Peacock, Zane Perkins
Giant colonic diverticulum is a rare complication of diverticulosis, which may present in the acute or chronic setting. Colonic resection and en bloc resection of the diverticulum are the favored management, however, conservative treatment remains an option that could be considered in asymptomatic patients with minimal symptoms.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
P Vincent, J Gopinathan, R Narayanan
Delayed bowel erosion by peritoneal dialysis catheter is rare with fewer than thirty cases having been reported in the literature. This complication is usually encountered when the catheter is kept dormant. Two cases have also been reported with catheters in active use. The risk factors for bowel erosion include immunosuppression, diverticulosis, and amyloidosis. An 80-year-old male with chronic kidney disease Stage 5 due to hypertensive nephrosclerosis underwent chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Rene Clavero, Juanita Escobar, Sergio Ramos-Avasola, Lorenzo Merello, Francisco Álvarez
Reports of Lactococcus garvieae infections in humans are scarce, and only one of them in a patient under-going hemodialysis. We report the first case of Lactococcus garvieae infection in Chile, presenting as an infective endocarditis, ultimately fatal, in a patient with uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis and end stage renal failure undergoing chronic hemodialysis. We review the published cases and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges associated with this new, increasingly diagnosed pathogen, capable of producing serious infections in susceptible patients...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Houssem Harbi, Nizar Kardoun, Sami Fendri, Nouha Dammak, Nozha Toumi, Ahmed Guirat, Rafik Mzali
Diverticulitis is much less common in the jejunum than in colonic diverticula probably because of diverticulum larger size, better intra-luminal flow and relatively sterile jejunal content. Complications of jejunal diverticulitis are acute intestinal obstruction, diverticular bleeding and mainly perforation with mesenteric abscess, localized or generalized peritonitis. The Multi-detector row computed tomography is now the best diagnostic imaging for small bowel diverticulitis as well as its complications. Magnetic resonance enterography is also quite useful but it is still impractical to resort to such an imaging in an abdominal emergency...
December 2017: La Presse Médicale
Mirza Muradbegovic, Pénélope St-Amour, David Martin, David Petermann, Samir Benabidallah, Luca Di Mare
RATIONALE: Acute colonic diverticulitis is a well-known surgical emergency, which occurs in about 10 percent of patients known for diverticulosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: The case of a 77-year-old woman is reported, with past history of abdominoperineal resection with end-colostomy for low rectal adenocarcinoma, and who developed an acute colonic diverticulitis in a subcutaneous portion of colostomy with parastomal phlegmon. DIAGNOSES: Initial computed tomography imaging demonstrated a significant submucosal parietal edema with local fat tissues infiltration in regard of 3 diverticula...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
K Wijarnpreecha, B Boonpheng, C Thongprayoon, V Jaruvongvanich, P Ungprasert
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The possible relationship between smoking and risk of colonic diverticulosis has been suggested by recent epidemiological studies, although the results were inconsistent. This meta-analysis was conducted to summarize all available data. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases through May 2017 to identify all studies that compared the risk of colonic diverticulosis among current and former smokers versus nonsmokers...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
James P Nugent, Hugue A Ouellette, D Peter O'Leary, Faisal Khosa, Savvas Nicolaou, Patrick D McLaughlin
PURPOSE: Location, size, and local inflammatory findings in primary epiploic appendagitis (EA) have not been reported outside of small studies. The association between EA and increased adiposity is controversial. The goals of this project are to compare demographics and imaging-based measurements of adiposity between patients with EA and patients with acute abdomen without EA, and to identify CT features of EA. METHODS: A consecutive sample of acute, primary EA (n = 100), and control (acute abdomen; n = 100) was selected retrospectively...
October 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Ellen Ross, Patricia McKenna, John H Anderson
This review addresses the management of sigmoid colon diverticular disease associated with foreign bodies. In addition, two novel cases are presented. One case describes the management of diverticular bleeding secondary to a chicken bone and the other case reports retrieval of a retained EndoRings™ Device. The review identified 40 relevant publications including 50 subjects. Foreign bodies within sigmoid diverticular disease may be associated with inflammation, perforation, abscess and fistula. In current practice, diagnosis is often achieved with CT scan...
December 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Tahleesa Cuda, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan de Costa
BACKGROUND: Diverticulosis and redundant colon are colonic conditions for which underlying pathophysiology, management and prevention are poorly understood. Historical papers suggest an inverse relationship between these two conditions. However, no further attempt has been made to validate this relationship. This study set out to assess the correlation between diverticulosis and colonic redundancy. METHODS: Redundant colon, diverticulosis and patient demographics were recorded during colonoscopy...
November 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Masato Taki, Tadayuki Oshima, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Yukako Taniguchi, Toshihiko Tomita, Yoshio Ohda, Hirokazu Fukui, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
The increase in incidence of colonic diverticular bleeding is relative to an age-related rise in the incidence of colonic diverticulosis and use of antithrombotic medication. However, risk factors related to the onset, recurrence, and prophylaxis have not been established. Therefore, we aimed to determine risk factors for the onset and recurrence of colonic diverticular bleeding.An age- and sex-matched case-control study was performed to assess the risk factors for the onset of colonic diverticular bleeding...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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