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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051974/cardiac-disease-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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REVIEW
Eren Erken, Ertugrul Erken
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease manifested by inflammatory attacks of peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis accompanied by fever and arthritis. Mutations of MEFV gene results in pyrin dysfunction, which causes uncontrolled interleukin-1 beta production and triggers the inflammatory attacks. Inflammation persists even during attack-free periods in one-third of the FMF patients. Findings of elevated proinflammatory cytokine patterns during remission as well as inflammatory attacks indicate the continuous subclinical disease activity and inflammation...
October 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044930/effect-of-incident-nocturnal-home-hemodialysis-versus-incident-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-on-employment-rate-clinical-and-laboratory-outcomes-a-1-year-retrospective-observation-study
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John Wing Li, Joseph Ho Sing Wong, Wai Leung Chak, Ka Foon Chau
INTRODUCTION: While studies demonstrated favorable outcomes of nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD), direct comparison on employment rate, clinical and laboratory outcomes between the NHHD and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) had not been previously performed. METHODS: A 1-year retrospective observation study was performed in 20 incidents alternate night NHHD and 81 incident CAPD patients of Chinese ethnicity, who were sex, diabetic status, and Charlson comorbidity index matched, but not age due to our center's age limit for NHHD enrollment...
October 18, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038901/pre-peritoneal-local-anaesthetic-does-not-reduce-post-operative-pain-in-laparoscopic-total-extra-peritoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Kulasegaran, M Rohan, L Pearless, M Hulme-Moir
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic total extra-peritoneal hernia repair (TEP) is associated with less post-operative pain and earlier return to normal activity compared to open hernia repair (OHP). Despite this, post-operative pain remains a major issue. The aim of this double-blinded randomized controlled trial was to identify whether the instillation of local anaesthetic in the pre-peritoneal space improves pain scores following TEP. METHODS: One hundred patients undergoing laparoscopic total pre-peritoneal hernia repair (TEP) between the years of 2009-2014 were included...
October 16, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032253/laparoscopic-dissection-of-extensive-secondary-disseminated-peritoneal-leiomyomatosis-dpl
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Karicha Mairaing, Kuan-Gen Huang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a minimal invasive surgical (MIS) technique for curative excision of extensive secondary disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL). SETTING: In MIS, the myoma has to be divided into small fragments for piecemeal retrieval through a small incision [1], a widely used technique is morcellation (confined or unconfined) [2]. Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a rare sequel following laparoscopic morcellation. Since this entity is rarely reported, this video demonstrates laparoscopic technique for safe removal of DPL post laparoscopic myomectomy and morcellation...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026627/marked-peripheral-eosinophilia-due-to-prolonged-administration-of-posaconazole
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Maher Alharbi, Rae-Kiran Jhinger, Terence Wuerz, Andrew Walkty
Introduction. Posaconazole is a triazole antifungal that is used in the treatment of a variety of fungal infections, as well as in the management of mucormycosis (on an off-label basis). Eosinophilia associated with exposure to azole antifungals has been described rarely in the literature. Case presentation. A 31-year-old male on peritoneal dialysis (PD) for end-stage renal disease, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, presented to hospital with abdominal pain after a trip to St Lucia. He was taken to the operating room, where the PD catheter was removed and an abdominal-wall abscess was debrided...
June 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018997/gastrointestinal-perforation-related-to-lenvatinib-an-anti-angiogenic-inhibitor-that-targets-multiple-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-thyroid-cancer
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Emi Date, Kunio Okamoto, Souichi Fumita, Hiroyasu Kaneda
Lenvatinib, a novel potent multikinase inhibitor, was approved for the treatment of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer based on results from phase III trial (SELECT study). Thyroid cancer is a diverse disease that includes anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), which the most aggressive form of the disease, although it accounts for <2% of all thyroid cancers. Current treatments for ATC have limited efficacy. We report the case of a woman with recurrent well-differentiated papillary carcinoma of the thyroid that had transformed into ATC who developed a perforation of the small intestine secondary to a marked effect of lenvatinib...
October 11, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994123/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-rifaximin-for-the-prophylaxis-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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REVIEW
A Goel, U Rahim, L H Nguyen, C Stave, M H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The primary and secondary prevention of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is recommended in high-risk patients with cirrhosis. Several studies evaluating the efficacy of rifaximin for SBP prophylaxis have yielded conflicting results. Rifaximin has the potential advantage of preventing bacterial overgrowth and translocation without the systemic side effects of broad-spectrum antibiotics. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of rifaximin in the primary and secondary prevention of SBP...
October 9, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982622/retroperitoneal-compartment-syndrome-in-renal-transplantation-how-to-salvage-the-graft
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Karen Pineda-Solís, Wen Yan Xie, Vivian McAlister, Alp Sener, Patrick P Luke
OBJECTIVE: Early allograft dysfunction may be caused by several technical factors including vascular complications such as thrombosis, kinking, or extrinsic compression. Renal allograft compartment syndrome (RACS) is an unrecognized cause of early allograft dysfunction. This complication is characterized by increased pressure of the iliac fossa that reduces the blood supply to the graft with a potentially devastating consequence. The main objective when recognizing this condition is to create a tension-free muscle closure...
September 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970365/early-peritonitis-and-its-outcome-in-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Emily J See, David W Johnson, Carmel M Hawley, Elaine M Pascoe, Darsy Darssan, Philip A Clayton, Monique Borlace, Sunil V Badve, Kamal Sud, Neil C Boudville, Yeoungjee Cho
BACKGROUND: Early-onset peritonitis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and is associated with heightened risks of technique failure and death. The risk factors for early peritonitis and its outcomes are unknown. METHODS: This registry study examined all incident Australian PD patients between 2003 and 2014. The primary outcome was early peritonitis, defined as onset within 12 months of starting therapy. Secondary outcomes were medical cure, relapse/recurrence, catheter removal, peritonitis-associated technique failure, and peritonitis-associated death...
September 28, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967816/endovascular-treatment-of-a-high-flow-hepatic-arteriovenous-malformation-with-secondary-portal-hypertension-in-a-dog
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J Brad Case, Sarah E Boston, Erin P Porter, Beau B Toskich
CASE DESCRIPTION A 17-month-old neutered female Labrador Retriever with a 3- to 4-month history of abdominal distention was referred for evaluation and treatment. CLINICAL FINDINGS Evaluation of a peritoneal fluid specimen collected by the referring veterinarian indicated a pure transudate. At admission, transabdominal ultrasonography revealed microhepatica, dilation of the intrahepatic and mesenteric vasculature, peritoneal effusion, and multiple aberrant blood vessels. A large, high-flow hepatic arteriovenous malformation (HAVM) with secondary portal hypertension, peritoneal effusion, multiple acquired portosystemic shunts, and microhepatica was evident on CT angiography...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953636/colonic-obstruction-caused-by-accessory-spleen-torsion-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Chuanzeng Ren, Yongqing Liu, Rongge Cao, Tao Zhao, Dong Chen, Lingli Yao, Zhili Pan
RATIONALE: Accessory spleen torsion is a rare cause of the acute abdomen. The complications of accessory spleen torsion, such as intestinal obstruction, are rarer. We herein report a case of colonic obstruction caused by accessory spleen torsion because of the unusual condition. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 15-year-old patient presented with acute intestinal obstruction with signs of peritoneal irritation. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography examinations revealed a soft tissue mass in the left midabdomen...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944070/rifaximin-versus-norfloxacin-for-prevention-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-systematic-review
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Gurpartap S Sidhu, Andrew Go, Bashar M Attar, Hemant R Mutneja, Shilpa Arora, Sanjay A Patel
AIM: The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rifaximin in the prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) as compared with norfloxacin. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Google Scholar and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2017. Reference lists of articles as well as conference proceedings were manually screened. We included studies that recruited patients with cirrhosis and ascites who met the criteria for primary or secondary SBP prophylaxis as defined by the European Association for the Study of the Liver and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943323/hartmann-s-procedure-or-primary-anastomosis-for-generalized-peritonitis-due-to-perforated-diverticulitis-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-trial-diverti
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Valerie Bridoux, Jean Marc Regimbeau, Mehdi Ouaissi, Muriel Mathonnet, Francois Mauvais, Estelle Houivet, Lilian Schwarz, Diane Mege, Igor Sielezneff, Charles Sabbagh, Jean-Jacques Tuech
BACKGROUND: About 25% of patients with acute diverticulitis require emergency intervention. Currently, most patients with diverticular peritonitis undergo a Hartmann's procedure. Our objective was to assess whether primary anastomosis (PA) with a diverting stoma results in lower mortality rates than Hartmann's procedure (HP) in patients with diverticular peritonitis. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a multicenter randomized controlled trial conducted between June 2008 and May 2012: the DIVERTI (Primary vs Secondary Anastomosis for Hinchey Stage III-IV Diverticulitis) trial...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937074/clinicoepidemiological-profile-of-peritonitis-complicating-acute-peritoneal-dialysis-a-single-center-experience
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Kunal Gandhi, Dharmendra Prasad, Vinay Malhotra, Dhananjai Agrawal, Pankaj Beniwal, Amith Vijay Leon Dsouza
A prospective observational study examining the incidence and microbiological aspects of peritonitis complicating acute intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD) was performed. A total of 145 acute IPD treatments were included involving 112 patients. The majority of patients suffered from acute kidney injury (72.3%) secondary to sepsis. Peritonitis occurred in 31 treatment sessions, giving a frequency of 21.4% of procedures performed. The mean interval between starting dialysis and the first sign of peritonitis was 2...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932821/in-vitro-antileishmanial-activity-of-mexican-medicinal-plants
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Ronna Delgado-Altamirano, Lianet Monzote, Abel Piñón-Tápanes, Heike Vibrans, J Fausto Rivero-Cruz, César Ibarra-Alvarado, Alejandra Rojas-Molina
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the anti-leishmanial activity and cytotoxicity of aqueous and organic extracts of ten plants used in Mexican traditional medicine as anti-parasitics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the organic extracts, plant material was macerated in dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) and dichloromethane/methanol (CH2Cl2/MeOH) (1:1) during two weeks; the aqueous extracts were prepared by infusion. The extracts were tested against promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania amazonensis...
September 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930915/microvesicle-subsets-in-sepsis-due-to-community-acquired-pneumonia-compared-to-faecal-peritonitis
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Hazem M S Lashin, Suchita Nadkarni, Silvia Oggero, Hefin R Jones, Julian C Knight, Charles J Hinds, Mauro Perretti
RATIONALE: Microvesicles (MV) act as a non-soluble means of inter-cellular communication, with effector roles in disease pathogenesis and potentially as biomarkers. Previously, we reported that neutrophil MV expressing alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2MG) are protective in experimental sepsis and associate with survival in a small cohort of patients with sepsis due to community acquired pneumonia (CAP). OBJECTIVES: To characterise MV profiles in sepsis due to CAP or faecal peritonitis (FP) and determine their relation to outcome...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915211/minimally-invasive-laparoscopic-dissected-deep-inferior-epigastric-artery-perforator-flap-mild-diep-an-anatomic-feasibility-study-and-a-first-clinical-case
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Mikael Hivelin, Antoine Soprani, Nathaniel Schaffer, Stéphane Hans, Laurent Lantieri
The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is a workhorse of breast reconstruction. Risks of herniation derive from violation of the rectus abdominis muscle anterior rectus sheath (ARS) and might be reduced by Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Dissection (MILD) of the deep inferior epigastric vessels. We performed a feasibility study on five anatomical subjects and performed a secondary right breast reconstruction on a 67 year-old woman. A 30° laparoscope was used with laparoscopy ports inset to preserve the flap...
September 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913814/child-with-abdominal-pain
#18
Rajalakshmi Iyer, Karthi Nallasamy
Abdominal pain is one of the common symptoms reported by children in urgent care clinics. While most children tend to have self-limiting conditions, the treating pediatrician should watch out for underlying serious causes like intestinal obstruction and perforation peritonitis, which require immediate referral to an emergency department (ED). Abdominal pain may be secondary to surgical or non-surgical causes, and will differ as per the age of the child. The common etiologies for abdominal pain presenting to an urgent care clinic are acute gastro-enteritis, constipation and functional abdominal pain; however, a variety of extra-abdominal conditions may also present as abdominal pain...
September 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912982/severe-thyrotoxicosis-secondary-to-povidone-iodine-from-peritoneal-dialysis
#19
Kirstie Lithgow, Christopher Symonds
A 73-year-old male on home peritoneal dialysis (PD) with recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation presented with fatigue and dyspnea. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed with TSH < 0.01 mIU/L and FT4 > 100 pmol/L. He had no personal or family history of thyroid disease. There had been no exposures to CT contrast, amiodarone, or iodine. Technetium thyroid scan showed diffusely decreased uptake. He was discharged with a presumptive diagnosis of thyroiditis. Three weeks later, he had deteriorated clinically...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906474/non-clinical-studies-for-evaluation-of-8-c-rhamnosyl-apigenin-purified-from-peperomia-obtusifolia-against-acute-edema
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Cinthia I Tamayose, Paulete Romoff, Daniela O Toyama, Henrique H Gaeta, Caroline R C Costa, Mariana N Belchor, Bruna D Ortolan, Leosvaldo S M Velozo, Maria A C Kaplan, Marcelo J P Ferreira, Marcos H Toyama
Compound 8-C-rhamnosyl apigenin (8CR) induced a moderate reduction in the enzymatic activity of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) from Crotalus durissus terrificus and cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), but the compound also significantly inhibited the enzymatic activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase. In vitro assays showed that the compound induced a slight change in the secondary structure of sPLA2 from Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom. In vivo assays were divided into two steps. In the first step, the 8CR compound was administered by intraperitoneal injections 30 min prior to administration of sPLA2...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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