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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819499/multiple-jejunal-perforation-secondary-to-intestinal-tuberculosis-infection-a-case-report
#1
Anthony Lyonga Ngonge, Domin Sone Majunda Ekaney, Carlson-Babila Sama, Joffi Musonge-Effoe, Valery Sammah Effoe, Gerald Ekwen
Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. There is an increase in the incidence of abdominal TB favored by the emergence of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis and immunosuppression especially from HIV co-infection. Our case is that of a 31 year old HIV-positive woman, adherent to antiretroviral therapy, who presented with a 2 month history of progressive abdominal distention, drenching night sweat and fatigue, but without fever...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812532/spontaneous-experimentally-induced-and-transmissible-aa-amyloidosis-in-japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica
#2
Yumi Nakayama, Junichi Kamiie, Gen Watanabe, Kazuhiko Suzuki, Tomoaki Murakami
The authors describe a spontaneous case of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis in an adult female Japanese quail ( Coturnix japonica). The bird developed AA amyloidosis secondary to chronic peritonitis caused by a Gram-negative bacillus infection. Mild amyloid deposition was also identified in the intestinal tract of apparently healthy adult individuals, suggesting that quail may develop intestinal amyloidosis with age. Based on these observations, it was hypothesized that quail can develop AA amyloidosis following inflammatory stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799004/phase-ii-trial-of-laparoscopic-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemoperfusion-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-or-positive-peritoneal-cytology-in-patients-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#3
Brian Badgwell, Mariela Blum, Prajnan Das, Jeannelyn Estrella, Xuemei Wang, Linus Ho, Keith Fournier, Richard Royal, Paul Mansfield, Jaffer Ajani
PURPOSE: The aim of this phase II study was to perform neoadjuvant hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) via a minimally invasive approach without cytoreduction for patients with gastric cancer and positive peritoneal cytology or low-volume peritoneal carcinomatosis. METHODS: Patients with gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma and positive peritoneal cytology or radiologically occult peritoneal carcinomatosis after systemic chemotherapy received laparoscopic HIPEC with mitomycin C 30 mg and cisplatin 200 mg...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798159/as-cath1-6-novel-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-properties-from-alligator-sinensis-play-pivotal-roles-in-host-antimicrobial-immune-responses
#4
Yan Chen, Shasha Cai, Xue Qiao, Mali Wu, Zhilai Guo, Renping Wang, Yi-Qun Kuang, Haining Yu, Yipeng Wang
Crocodilians are regarded as possessing a powerful immune system. However, the composition and action of the crocodilian immune system have remained unclear until now. Cathelicidins, the principal family of host defense peptides, play pivotal roles in vertebrate immune defense against microbial invasions. However, cathelicidins from crocodilians have not been extensively studied to date. In the present study, six novel cathelicidins (As-CATH1-6) were identified and characterized from the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)...
August 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796070/clinical-characteristics-of-meckel-diverticulum-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-15-year-single-center-experience
#5
Xiao-Kun Lin, Xiao-Zhong Huang, Xiao-Zhou Bao, Na Zheng, Qiong-Zhang Xia, Cong-de Chen
Meckel diverticulum is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract in children. The aim of this study was to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of Meckel diverticulum in pediatric patients. The records of 102 pediatric patients (<14 years old) who underwent surgery for Meckel diverticulum at our institute between 2001 and 2015 were reviewed. Clinical, imaging, laboratory, surgical, and pathological data were recorded. The series comprised 65 males and 37 females with a median age of 5...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763992/nutraceutical-potential-of-byrsonima-cydoniifolia-fruits-based-on-chemical-composition-anti-inflammatory-and-antihyperalgesic-activities
#6
Vanessa Samúdio Dos Santos, Thalita Vieira Nascimento, Josyelen Lousada Felipe, Amanda Galdi Boaretto, Geraldo Alves Damasceno-Junior, Denise Brentan Silva, Mônica Cristina Toffoli-Kadri, Carlos Alexandre Carollo
In recent years, the fruits of native Brazilian plant species with anti-inflammatory property have gained prominence due to their properties comparable to traditional medicines. This study aimed to chemically characterize and evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antihyperalgesic activity of Byrsonima cydoniifolia fruit, which is widely used to manufacture ice cream and jellies. Our results revealed that the fruit exhibits flavonoid derivatives and stilbenes, as trans-piceatannol and resveratrol, as main secondary metabolites...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749001/-carney-triad-report-of-one-case
#7
Jorge Vega, Jorge Navarro Subiabre, Cristian Lovera Riquelme, Héctor Opazo, Mario Santamarina
Carney described a disorder characterized by the presence of several uncommon tumors which were pulmonary chondromas, gastric sarcomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas. We report a 14 year-old girl in whom multiple gastric tumors were discovered during a study of an iron deficiency anemia and was subjected to a partial gastrectomy. At 25 years of age, she developed several pulmonary chondromas and at 33 years, a mediastinal tumor with features of an extra-adrenal paraganglioma was found. At 35 years of age, a total gastrectomy was performed to remove a gastrointestinal stromal tumor with excision of peritoneal and lymph node metastasis...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748737/emergency-hartmann-s-procedure-and-its-reversal-a-totally-laparoscopic-2-step-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-hinchey-iii-and-iv-diverticulitis
#8
Diletta Cassini, Michelangelo Miccini, Farshad Manoochehri, Matteo Gregori, Gianandrea Baldazzi
BACKGROUND: Hartmann's procedure (HP) followed by reversal restoration is the first choice for treatment of diffuse diverticular peritonitis. There is no unanimous consensus regarding the use of laparoscopy to treat the same condition. METHODS: Data from 60 patients with diverticular diffuse peritonitis who underwent urgent HP followed by laparoscopic reversal were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the open or laparoscopic HP (OHP, 24 patients; LHP, 36 patients)...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745706/-the-combination-of-endoscopic-techniques-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-various-forms-of-infertility-in-women
#9
N N Akhundova
AIM: To improve the methods of simultaneous laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of secondary infertility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 420 women with various forms of infertility were examined and treated at the Caspian Hospital (Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology). Patients were divided into three groups: tubal-peritoneal infertility - 212 women, different forms of endometriosis - 113 patients, polycystic ovarian disease - 95 women...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732549/intraperitoneal-lactate-pyruvate-ratio-and-the-level-of-glucose-and-glycerol-concentration-differ-between-patients-surgically-treated-for-upper-and-lower-perforations-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-pilot-study
#10
Jonas E Sabroe, Anne R Axelsen, Mark B Ellebæk, Bjarne Dahler-Eriksen, Niels Qvist
BACKGROUND: Secondary peritonitis is a condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. Continuous postoperative monitoring of patients to ensure timely intervention to treat complications without delay is important for survival and outcome. We aimed to (1) investigate potential differences in postoperative intraperitoneal biomarker levels between patients with upper and lower gastrointestinal tract lesion, and (2) compare postoperative biomarker levels between complicated and uncomplicated patients...
July 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731836/mortality-rate-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-complicated-diverticulitis-report-of-272-consecutive-patients-worldwide-a-prospective-cohort-study
#11
Federico Coccolini, Mattia Trevisan, Giulia Montori, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Antonio Costanzo, Arianna Heyer, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis (CD) is a common problem for surgeons. In treating it, as a general principle, every verified source of infection should be controlled. Supplementary antimicrobial management involves a delicate balance of optimizing empirical therapy while reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. The necessity to know the most frequent infecting pathogens and their spectra of resistance is becoming pivotal. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiologic profile of complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) secondary to CD, to analyze the role of empirical antimicrobial therapy, and to describe the clinical aspects of CD worldwide...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726635/as-cath1-6-novel-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-properties-from-alligator-sinensis-play-pivotal-roles-in-host-anti-microbial-immune-responses
#12
Yan Chen, Shasha Cai, Xue Qiao, Mali Wu, Zhilai Guo, Renping Wang, Yi-Qun Kuang, Haining Yu, Yipeng Wang
Crocodilians are regarded as possessing a powerful immune system. However, the composition and action of crocodilian immune system has remained unclear until now. Cathelicidins, the principal family of host defense peptides, play pivotal roles in vertebrate immune defense against microbial invasions. However, cathelicidins from crocodilians have not been extensively studied to date. In the present study, six novel cathelicidins (As-CATH1~6) were identified and characterized from the endangered Chinese Alligator ( Alligator sinensis )...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716033/current-status-of-tertiary-debulking-surgery-and-prognosis-after-secondary-debulking-surgery-for-recurrent-m%C3%A3-llerian-epithelial-cancer-in-japan-a-retrospective-analysis-of-164-patients-kcog-g1402
#13
Tomoko Hirakawa, Takeo Minaguchi, Yoshio Itani, Yuka Kasamatsu, Saki Murase, Shoko Sakurada, Hiroaki Nagano, Kazuhiro Takehara, Tomohiko Tsuruta, Atsushi Arakawa, Kouichiro Kawano, Hiroshi Tsubamoto, Takashi Ushiwaka, Taisuke Mori, Kana Iwai, Motoaki Saito, Hiroyuki Morisawa, Fumitaka Saito, Kenta Yoshida, Masanori Kaneuchi, Hiroki Sato, Kimihiko Ito, Kaei Nasu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the current status of secondary debulking surgery (SDS) and tertiary debulking surgery (TDS; performed for recurrence after SDS) and to assess the overall survival after recurrence of Müllerian epithelial cancer in Japan. We also evaluated the data of patients who underwent a fourth debulking surgery (i.e., quaternary debulking surgery (QDS)). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 164 patients with recurrent Müllerian epithelial cancers (i...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714271/influence-of-residual-renal-function-in-carotid-modeling-as-a-marker-of-early-atherosclerosis-in-dialysis-patients
#14
Merita Rroji, Nereida Spahia, Saimir Seferi, Myftar Barbullushi, Goce Spasovski
Atherosclerosis is frequently present in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with dialysis. We evaluated the association between residual renal function (RRF), phosphate level, inflammation and other risk factors in carotid modeling as a marker of early atherosclerosis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) compared with hemodialysis (HD) patients. We studied 39 stable PD and 53 HD patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) for 3 to 36 months duration. B-mode ultrasonography was used to determine carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT)...
July 17, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706904/malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Joseph Kim, Shanel Bhagwandin, Daniel M Labow
Mesothelioma is a malignancy of serosal membranes. It is most commonly encountered in the visceral pleura with the second most common location in the peritoneum. The diagnosis is very rare and has been linked to toxic exposure to industrial pollutants, especially asbestos. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen with rare metastatic spread beyond the abdominal cavity. Due to its rarity and nonspecific symptoms, it is usually diagnosed late when the disease burden is extensive...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698899/methodical-endoscopic-repair-of-congenital-indirect-inguinoscrotal-hernia-in-adult-male-patients-with-completely-patent-processus-vaginalis
#16
C R Berney
PURPOSE: Indirect inguinal hernia related to the presence of a patent processus vaginalis (PPV) in adult is estimated to be around 15%. Most surgeons would favor a standard anterior hernioplasty to minimize the potential risk of damaging the spermatic cord structures that are always intimately fused to the congenital peritoneal sac. This also means overlooking the potential benefit of alternative posterior techniques such as endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair that is known to offer faster recovery with reduced risk of developing chronic groin pain...
July 11, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698009/a-randomised-open-label-phase-2-study-of-the-ido1-inhibitor-epacadostat-incb024360-versus-tamoxifen-as-therapy-for-biochemically-recurrent-ca-125-relapse-only-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-primary-peritoneal-carcinoma-or-fallopian-tube-cancer
#17
Rebecca Kristeleit, Irina Davidenko, Vadim Shirinkin, Fatima El-Khouly, Igor Bondarenko, Michael J Goodheart, Vera Gorbunova, Carol A Penning, Jack G Shi, Xiangdong Liu, Robert C Newton, Yufan Zhao, Janet Maleski, Lance Leopold, Russell J Schilder
OBJECTIVE: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is a key regulator of immune tolerance in ovarian cancer. This study investigated efficacy and safety of the IDO1 enzyme inhibitor epacadostat versus tamoxifen in patients with biochemical-only recurrence (CA-125 elevation) following complete remission after first-line chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 2 study (NCT01685255), patients were randomised 1:1 to epacadostat 600mg or tamoxifen 20mg twice daily for successive 28-day cycles and stratified by time since completion of first-line chemotherapy to first CA-125 elevation (3 to <12 or ≥12months)...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691670/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-nomi-in-parkinson-s-disease-case-report
#18
G Salamone, C Raspanti, L Licari, N Falco, G Rotolo, G Augello, G Melfa, G Gulotta
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a severe pathological condition characterized by signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction, intestinal necrosis resulting from acute and/or chronic inadequate blood perfusion, in the absence of an organic vascular obstruction detectable by imaging techniques. A 64 years old man case with a history of Parkinson's disease in high-functioning levodopa treatment is presented. Clinical and radiological signs of intestinal obstruction were observed. He underwent surgical operation with total colectomy and terminal ileostomy for generalized secondary peritonitis due to perforation of sigmoid colon...
March 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689443/does-having-a-gastrectomy-delay-time-to-feeding-and-prolong-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
#19
Nicholas Brian Shannon, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Khee Chee Soo, Melissa Ching Teo
AIM: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is routinely used to treat selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, but can be associated with prolonged hospital stay, significant morbidity and mortality. Our objective was to assess whether patients undergoing gastrectomy as part of CRS/HIPEC were at increased risk of delayed feeding time and prolonged hospital stay. METHODS: Two hundred and fourteen consecutive patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis treated with CRS/HIPEC between 2001 and 2016 were stratified by whether CRS included gastrectomy (n = 19, 9%) and compared...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688655/pediatric-laparoscopic-appendectomy-risk-factors-and-costs-associated-with-nationwide-readmissions
#20
Jessica L Buicko, Joshua Parreco, Samantha N Abel, Michael A Lopez, Juan E Sola, Eduardo A Perez
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of readmission after pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy have been limited to individual hospitals or noncompeting public pediatric hospitals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk factors and costs associated with nonelective, 30-d readmissions in pediatric patients nationwide across public and private hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Nationwide Readmission Database for 2013 was queried for all patients under the age of 18 y with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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