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Matthew C Hernandez, Brandon R Bruns, Nadeem Haddad, Margaret Lauerman, David S Morris, Kristen Arnold, Herb A Phelan, David Turay, Jason Murry, John S Oh, Toby Enniss, Matthew M Carrick, Thomas M Scalea, Martin Zielinski
INTRODUCTION: Threatened, perforated, and infarcted bowel is managed with conventional resection and anastomosis (hand sewn (HS) or stapled (ST)). The SHAPES analysis demonstrated equivalence between HS and ST techniques, yet surgeons appeared to prefer (HS) for the critically ill. We hypothesized that HS is more frequent in patients with higher disease severity as measured by the AAST EGS grading system. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of the SHAPES database...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Siddharth Pandey, Ajay Aggarwal, Manoj Kumar, Satyanarayan Sankhwar
Spontaneous renal artery dissection (SRAD) is a rare entity with less than 200 cases reported in literature. It usually affects middle-aged men and the clinical presentation is non-specific. Many times it is associated with conditions such as hypertension, fibromuscular dysplasia or vasculitides. We report the case of a patient who initially had renal infarct due to SRAD and then progressed to have bowel ischaemia. The renal infarct preceded bowel ischaemia in this patient and to the best of our knowledge this is the first such association reported in literature...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
René Fahrner, Falk Rauchfuss, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: There are numerous causes of hepatic gas formation that range from serious pathologies to incidental findings, including mesenteric infarction, liver abscess, inflammatory bowel disease or minimally invasive hepatic interventions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency room after a car accident. The clinical examination and further diagnostics revealed a craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull, concomitant soft tissue lesions and subarachnoidal bleeding...
March 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
Hossein Tabriziani, Armaghan Ahmad, Roberto Bergamaschi, William H Frishman
Mesenteric ischemia is a rare disorder, with considerably high morbidity and mortality rates. It can manifest in several ways, including acute mesenteric ischemia, chronic mesenteric ischemia, nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia, mesenteric venous thrombosis, and colonic ischemia. Of these, acute mesenteric ischemia is the most severe form of intestinal ischemia, with a high mortality rate. The mainstay of therapy for mesenteric ischemia is surgical exploration and resection of infarcted bowel; however, medical therapy can play an important adjunctive role...
March 2018: Cardiology in Review
Hassan Askari, Sulail Fatima Rajani, Mansour Poorebrahim, Hamed Haghi-Aminjan, Ehsan Raeis-Abdollahi, Mohammad Abdollahi
Irisin is a hormone-like molecule mainly released by skeletal muscles in response to exercise. Irisin induces browning of the white adipose tissue and has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid homeostasis. Keeping its energy expenditure and metabolic properties in view, numerous studies have focused on its therapeutic potential for the treatment of metabolic disorders like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recently, the anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidative properties of irisin have received a great deal of attention of the scientific society...
January 29, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Ambar Mehta, David Efron, Kent Stevens, Mariuxi C Manukyan, Bellal Joseph, Joseph V Sakran
INTRODUCTION: Hospital variation in failure-to-rescue (FTR) rates has partially explained nationwide differences in mortality after elective surgeries. To examine the role of FTR among emergency general surgery, we compared nationwide risk-adjusted mortality, complications, and FTR rates after emergent bowel resections. METHODS: We identified patients who underwent emergent small or large bowel resections in the 2010-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma criteria...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
S Keisin Wang, Ashley R Gutwein, Alok K Gupta, Gary W Lemmon, Alan P Sawchuk, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael P Murphy, Andres Fajardo
OBJECTIVE: The Zenith Fenestrated (ZFEN; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) aortic stent graft system was approved for commercial use by the Food and Drug Administration in April 2012. We report our single-center experience of 100 consecutive patients treated with the ZFEN platform from October 2012 to March 2017. METHODS: A retrospective review of our prospectively maintained fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) database at a tertiary care academic institution located in the Midwest United States was performed for descriptive analysis...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Kyoung Hoon Lim, Jihoon Jang, Hye Young Yoon, Jinyoung Park
RATIONALE: Acute mesenteric vein thrombosis (MVT) is defined as new-onset thrombosis of the mesenteric vein without evidence of collateralization, finally resulting in extensive intestinal infarction. MVT may be idiopathic or be caused by conditions responsible for thrombophilia and acquired risk factors. To date, there have been few reports of MVT after trauma. Herein we describe our experiences treating three patients with MVT. PATIENT CONCERNS: Case 1 was a 44-year-old man with transverse colon mesenteric hematoma after blunt abdominal trauma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shuofei Yang, Jianming Guo, Qihong Ni, Jiaquan Chen, Xiangjiang Guo, Guanhua Xue, Meng Ye, Lan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Little data evaluate the enteral nutrition (EN) for patients with acute mesenteric ischaemia (AMI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study assessed the outcomes of EN for recanalised AMI patients in the ICU. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 183 AMI patients with mesenteric recanalisation admitted to two surgical ICUs were included. Patients were divided into EN (EN within first week, n = 95) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) group (TPN in 1st week, n = 88)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Hyangkyoung Kim, Hojong Park, Sang Jun Park, Bong Won Park, Jae Chol Hwang, Young Woo Seo, Hong Rae Cho
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to show the intention to treat results of treatment for spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) without anticoagulation or antiplatelet agents and the follow-up results of SISMAD according to the configuration on computed tomography (CT) scans. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational single centre study METHODS: All cases of SISMAD were enrolled consecutively from 2006 onwards. There were 25 symptomatic and four asymptomatic patients in whom SISMAD was found incidentally...
January 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Fabio V Lima, Dhaval Kolte, Kevin F Kennedy, David W Louis, J Dawn Abbott, Peter A Soukas, Omar N Hyder, Shafiq T Mamdani, Herbert D Aronow
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare in-hospital major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) following endovascular therapy with open surgery for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on in-hospital cardiovascular outcomes among patients with CMI undergoing revascularization via endovascular therapy versus open surgery in the United States. METHODS: Patients with CMI undergoing endovascular or surgical (mesenteric bypass or endarterectomy) revascularization between 2007 and 2014 were identified from the National Inpatient Sample...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Carmen Elena Fuenmayor, Carlos Gainza, Maryori García, Richard Zambrano, Gledys Torres, Yohanys Hernández, Anna García
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare condition in which multiple gas-filled cysts are found within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract either in the subserosa or submucosa. Its pathogenesis is uncertain and several pathogenic mechanisms have been proposed to explain its origin. The case of a male patient of 46 years with previous diagnosis of pneumatosis cystic intestinalis, who consulted for abdominal pain, vomiting and fever (39 °C) is presented. By the time of admission ther were signs of peritoneal irritation...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Geoffrey Burnstock
Purinergic signalling, i.e., the role of nucleotides as extracellular signalling molecules, was proposed in 1972. However, this concept was not well accepted until the early 1990's when receptor subtypes for purines and pyrimidines were cloned and characterised, which includes four subtypes of the P1 (adenosine) receptor, seven subtypes of P2X ion channel receptors and 8 subtypes of the P2Y G protein-coupled receptor. Early studies were largely concerned with the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of purinergic signalling...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Hyung-Kee Kim, Deokbi Hwang, Sujin Park, Seung Huh, Jong-Min Lee, Woo-Sung Yun, Young-Wook Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the pattern of referral of patients with superior mesenteric artery embolism (SMAE) and its effect on outcomes, and to evaluate the risk factors for bowel infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 66 consecutive patients diagnosed with acute SMAE between January 2001 and June 2016. Appropriate diagnosis by the referring physician was defined if the referral letter indicated that acute mesenteric ischemia was suspected or had been diagnosed at the referral center...
September 2017: Vascular Specialist International
Robert C Langan, Andrew J Goodbred
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia, various neuropsychiatric symptoms, and other clinical manifestations. Screening average-risk adults for vitamin B12 deficiency is not recommended. Screening may be warranted in patients with one or more risk factors, such as gastric or small intestine resections, inflammatory bowel disease, use of metformin for more than four months, use of proton pump inhibitors or histamine H2 blockers for more than 12 months, vegans or strict vegetarians, and adults older than 75 years...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
Augusto Lauro, Ignazio R Marino, Kishore R Iyer
Pre-emptive transplantation is a well-established practice for certain types of end-organ failure such as in the use of kidney transplantation. For irreversible intestinal failure, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) remains the gold standard, due to the suboptimal long-term results of intestinal transplantation. As such, the only role for pre-emptive transplantation, if at all, will be for patients identified to be at high risk of complications and mortality while on definitive long-term TPN. In these patients, the timing of early listing and transplantation could become life-saving, taking into account that mortality on the waiting list is still the highest for intestinal candidates...
November 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
M D Polkinghorne, J E J Krige, E Jonas, U K Kotze, M M Bernon
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours, despite their low malignant potential, frequently metastasize to the liver. While liver resection improves survival and provides symptomatic relief, multifocal bilobar disease complicates surgical management. METHOD: All patients with carcinoid liver secondaries managed by resection from 1990-2015 were identified from a prospective departmental database. Demographic data, operative management, morbidity using the Accordion classification and mortality were analysed...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
A Vyas, G Goel
Diaphragmatic rupture is a common occurrence following a major chest trauma and is most commonly associated with road-traffic accidents. Here we report a case of delayed presentation of a 40-year-old man with a ruptured diaphragm with obstruction and bowel infarction, three and a half year following a blunt trauma to chest. This case illustrates how the diagnosis and aggressive management of ruptured diaphragm can be central to life saving and demonstrates the importance of early intervention in cases with features suggestive of compromise of bowel vascularity...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Franziska Heidemann, Fiona Rohlffs, Holger Diener, Sabine Wipper, E Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcome of surgeon-modified fenestrated and branched stent-grafts (sm-FBSG) in high-risk patients with symptomatic complex aortic pathology or contained rupture. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted of 21 consecutive patients (mean age 70 years, range 58-87; 16 men) treated with a sm-FBSG from April 2014 to September 2016. The indications included 11 thoracoabdominal and 10 pararenal aortic pathologies, which presented as symptomatic in 8 and as contained rupture in 13 patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Hiroyuki Otsuka, Toshiki Sato, Hiromichi Aoki, Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi
Objectives To describe our clinical experiences and recommend a management strategy for spontaneous isolated dissection of a visceral artery. Methods A retrospective study of patients from December 2005 to December 2015 was performed. Thirty-two patients had spontaneous isolated dissection of a visceral artery. Clinical features, computed tomography findings, the treatment method, and follow-up results were evaluated. Results There were 28 men and 4 women (mean age, 54 years). Dissection locations were the celiac artery in 10, superior mesenteric artery in 17, and celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery in 5 patients...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
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