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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207376/hookworm-infection-in-south-american-fur-seal-arctocephalus-australis-pups
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M Seguel, F Muñoz, M J Navarrete, E Paredes, E Howerth, N Gottdenker
Tissues of South American fur seal pups naturally infected with hookworms ( Uncinaria sp) were examined. Hookworm infection was found in nearly all pups examined (132/140, 94%), and hookworm enteritis with secondary bacteremia was considered the cause of death in 46 (35%) pups. Common findings in these pups included severe hemorrhagic enteritis and numerous (mean intensity = 761.8) hookworms in the jejunum. Hookworms were recovered from the abdominal cavity in 12 of 55 pups (22%) examined through peritoneal wash; these pups had an average of 1343...
March 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199933/idiopathic-neonatal-pneumoperitoneum-a-case-report
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Sarah Magdy Abdelmohsen, Mohamed Abdelkader Osman
INTRODUCTION: There have been non-surgical conditions secondary to neonatal pneumoperitoneum (e.g., mechanical ventilation, pulmonary diseases and pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis) that neonates were able to overcome without the need for abdominal exploration. Idiopathic pneumoperitoneum, although similar to perforation of the alimentary tract and the previously mentioned non-surgical conditions, is a rare and benign condition that does not yet have a definite cause. The criteria by which a surgeon decides on which abdomen to open and which one to observe, is ill-defined...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194292/cystic-echinococcosis-a-case-of-extrahepatic-intra-abdominal-involvement
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Patrícia Leitão, André Carvalho, Teresa Fernandes, José Gonçalves
Hydatid disease, or echinococcal disease, is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval stage of the Echinococcus tapeworm and it primarily affects the liver and lung but involvement of other organs is also possible secondary to peritoneal seeding or hematogeneous dissemination. We describe a rare case of extensive abdominal disease, with lesions affecting the liver, peritoneum, and lesser omentum, requiring aggressive surgical intervention. Complementary diagnostic exams were crucial to reach the diagnosis and evaluate the extension of the disease...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190800/cocoon-carcinomatosa-an-unusual-cause-of-intestinal-obstruction
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Jimil Shah, Amit Kumar, Harjeet Singh, Roshan Agarwala, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Abdominal cocoon, also termed sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, is an uncommon entity associated with formation of a fibro-collagenous membrane around intestinal loops resulting in intestinal obstruction. Most reported cases are idiopathic, but many other causes have been implicated in cocoon formation, including use of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, peritoneal tuberculosis, and connective tissue disease. However, peritoneal carcinomatosis is a rarely reported entity that causes this condition...
February 13, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189043/type-i-interferon-signalling-is-not-required-for-the-induction-of-endotoxin-tolerance
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Yalda Karimi, Sophie M Poznanski, Fatemeh Vahedi, Branson Chen, Marianne V Chew, Amanda J Lee, Ali A Ashkar
Endotoxin, or LPS tolerance, is an immunomodulatory mechanism that results in a significantly diminished response to secondary LPS exposure, which may serve to protect the host against endotoxic shock. Type I interferons (IFNs) are cytokines released upon LPS binding to TLR4 and have been shown to have immunomodulatory properties. Due to this regulatory function of type I IFN, we aimed to investigate the role of type I IFN signalling in LPS tolerance. Our data suggests that type I IFN does not play a role in LPS tolerance in vitro, as both wild type and IFNAR1(-/-) peritoneal macrophages showed reduced cytokine production after secondary LPS exposure...
February 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188862/the-ascites-n-glycome-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Karina Biskup, Elena I Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Rudolf Tauber, Véronique Blanchard
: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is worldwide the sixth most lethal form of cancer occurring in women. More than one third of ovarian patients have ascites at the time of diagnosis and almost all of them have it when recurrence occurs. Although its effect on tumor cell microenvironment remains poorly understood, its presence is correlated with bad diagnosis. In previous studies, we proposed a novel glycan-based biomarker for the diagnosis of EOC, which showed an improved sensitivity and specificity at any stage of the disease and an improved discrimination between malignant and benign ovarian tumors...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183858/comparison-of-topical-chlorhexidine-and-mupirocin-for-the-prevention-of-exit-site-infection-in-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Htay Htay, David W Johnson, Sin Yan Wu, Elizabeth L Oei, Marjorie Wai Yin Foo, Jason C Choo
♦ Objective: Prevention of exit-site infection (ESI) is of paramount importance to peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of chlorhexidine in the prevention of ESI in incident PD patients compared with mupirocin. ♦ Methods: This retrospective, pre-test/post-test observational study included all incident PD patients at Singapore General Hospital from 2012 to 2015. Patients received daily topical exit-site application of either mupirocin (2012 - 2013) or chlorhexidine (2014 - 2015) in addition to routine exit-site cleaning with 10% povidone-iodine...
February 9, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179200/laparoscopic-management-of-abdomininal-pregnancy
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Francesco Cosentino, Cristiano Rossitto, Luigi Carlo Turco, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Carmine Vascone, Lavinia Di Meglio, Giovanni Scambia, Mario Malzoni
CASE REPORT OBJECTIVE: To show the surgical management in laparoscopy of a particular localization of an extra-uterine pregnancy misunderstood until 12 week of EG complicated by hemoperitoneum and abortion. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy among women who go to an emergency department with first trimester bleeding, pain, or both ranges from 1 to 16 percent [1]. The most common localization of ectopic pregnancy are the Fallopian tubes while abdominal pregnancy represent at least 1 percent of extra-uterine pregnancies...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174034/perihepatic-pulmonary-and-renal-abscesses-due%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-spilled-gallstones
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Jacob Lentz, Maria A Tobar, Caleb P Canders
BACKGROUND: Spilled gallstones are common during laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, they rarely lead to postoperative complications. Perihepatic abscesses develop in < 0.1% of patients with spilled gallstones and are typically contained within the peritoneal cavity. CASE REPORT: We present a 57-year-old man with history of cholecystectomy 2 years prior who presented with cough and flank pain and was discovered to have a perihepatic abscess invading his lung and kidney secondary to a spilled gallstone...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169209/place-of-death-for-hospice-cared-terminal-patients-with-cancer-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-taiwan
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Heng-Yi Lin, Shih-Chao Kang, Yu-Chun Cheng, Yin-Chieh Chang, Wei-Shu Wang, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Hospice care has been part of the Taiwan health-care system for 20 years. Detailed information on the place of death for terminal cancer patients is lacking. Impending death discharge (IDD) is unique in Taiwan, and our study aims to compare IDD with in-hospice death among terminal cancer patients under hospice care. METHODS: This retrospective study used claims data of decedents of cancer from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2007 to 2010...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165586/efficacy-of-postoperative-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-in-secondary-peritonitis-patients-with-septic-shock-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Kuo-Ching Yuan, Shang-Yu Wang, Ming-Chin Yu, Yu-Pao Hsu, Heng-Chih Pan, Yung-Chang Chen
INTRODUCTION: Severe sepsis and septic shock is still a challenge. Polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX) is a device designed to remove circulating endotoxin by adsorption, which is reported to improve treatment outcomes. This study aimed to further verify the efficacy of PMX on postoperative, peritonitis, septic shock patients. METHODS: This study prospectively analyzed 20 of 155 patients who presented with postoperative septic shock and were treated with PMX in a single institute during the period March 2013 to September 2014 (Clinical Trial Protocol number: ChiCTR-ONC-16008160)...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153520/impact-of-a-procalcitonin-based-algorithm-on-the-management-of-adhesion-related-small-bowel-obstruction
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C Cossé, C Sabbagh, V Carroni, A Galmiche, L Rebibo, J-M Regimbeau
INTRODUCTION: Adhesion-related small bowel obstruction (ASBO) management is difficult if there are no signs of strangulation or peritonitis when intestinal transit has not been restored. The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of combining a procalcitonin (PCT)-based algorithm with clinical signs on the management of uncomplicated ASBO. METHOD: We performed a pilot, retrospective, single-center "before-after" study. During the "before" period (2007 to 2012), patients with uncomplicated ASBO (n=93, the Gastrografin(®) group) underwent a clinical examination and a Gastrografin(®) index...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147426/-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Ľubomír Skladaný, Silvia Kasová, Anna Purgelová, Natália Bystrianska, Svetlana Adamcová-Selčanová
AIM OF STUDY: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most frequent infectious complication of liver cirrhosis with serious consequences. Initially, SBP is always treated with empirical, not targeted, antibiotic therapy. Since a retrospective study performed in our department showed suboptimal effectiveness (only 40 %) of empirical antibiotic therapy in accordance with the EASL guidelines, a decision was made to change the protocol. The aims of this prospective study were to determine: (1) the incidence and characteristics of SBP in real clinical practice - in a liver unit of a tertiary hospital, (2) the effectiveness of new antibiotic therapy selected based on analysis of the spectrum of pathogens and their resistance to antibiotics as identified in a retrospective cohort study on SBP carried out in our department, (3) mortality, and to compare these findings with the literature data...
December 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138447/diarrhea-concealing-a-duodenal-cecal-fistula-secondary-to-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm
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Su Aung, Amanda Cheung, Charlene Prather, Jinping Lai
Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare gastrointestinal malignancy. Fistulous tract formation is a complication that is cited in literature. An 85-year-old man with multiple comorbidities presented with several weeks of persistent non-bloody diarrhea. Laboratory work-up was non-diagnostic. Abdominal imaging with barium contrast showed an enterocolonic fistulous tract extending from the duodenum to the cecum involving an enlarged appendiceal mass. Subsequent biopsy confirmed mucinous appendiceal neoplasm with peritoneal spread to the liver and mesentery...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135411/use-of-cryopoor-plasma-for-albumin-replacement-and-continuous-antimicrobial-infusion-for-treatment-of-septic-peritonitis-in-a-dog
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Meaghan K Ropski, Julien Guillaumin, Andrea A Monnig, Katy Townsend, Mary A McLoughlin
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful management of a dog with septic peritonitis and septic shock secondary to enterectomy dehiscence using novel techniques for identification of intestinal dehiscence and for septic shock treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old castrated male Bernese Mountain Dog presented for lethargy 6 days following enterotomy for foreign body obstruction. Septic peritonitis was identified due to dehiscence of the enterotomy site, and resection and anastomosis were performed using a gastrointestinal anastomosis and thoracoabdominal stapling device...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133231/-a-long-surviving-case-of-unresectable-gall-bladder-carcinoma-treated-with-gemcitabine-based-chemotherapy
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Hiroyoshi Matsukawa, Shigehiro Shiozaki, Daisuke Satoh, Hiroyuki Araki, Naoki Mimura, Toshihiro Ogawa, Hitoshi Idani, Yasutomo Ojima, Masao Harano, Takashi Kanazawa, Yasuhiro Choda, Daisuke Sumitani, Michihiro Ishida, Masazumi Okajima, Motoki Ninomiya
We report a 5-year surviving patient with unresectable gall bladder carcinoma treated with gemcitabine(GEM)-based chemotherapy. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with unresectable gall bladder carcinoma with peritoneal dissemination based on laparotomy findings. Two months later, he started to receive GEM chemotherapy. Twelve months after surgery, the patient chose to suspend GEM treatment. One year and 10 months later, multiple lung metastases appeared and GEM was restarted in combination with UFT. Although the primary lesion and lung metastases gradually progressed, the patient maintained a good quality of life...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122319/a-rare-cause-for-hartmann-s-procedure-due-to-biliary-stent-migration-a-case-report
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Petros Siaperas, Argyrios Ioannidis, Andreas Skarpas, Argiris Angelopoulos, Ioannis Drikos, Ioannis Karanikas
INTRODUCTION: Biliary stent migration (proximal or distal) occurs in 6% of all cases. The majority of these migrating stents are passing through the intestine, without causing any complications. Usually when a stent migration occurs, endoscopic retrieval is the proper treatment option, except in case of complications when surgical removal is the only treatment option. This report presents a case of a biliary stent which migrated and caused a sigmoid colon perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 75 years old female patient presented to the emergency department with diffuse abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122316/bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-an-ectopic-pancreas-in-the-small-bowels-about-2-cases
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Haydar A Nasser, Youssef A Sleiman, Ziad A Hassoun, Mohamad Elzaatari, Tarek Berjawi, Wajdi Hamdan, Mustafa Allouch
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic pancreas is most commonly found in the jejunum and stomach. Most patients remain asymptomatic, and the diagnosis is usually made at autopsy or incidentally. We report here 2 cases of intestinal occlusion, secondary to an ectopic pancreatic tissue. Both cases were managed successfully by laparoscopy and laparotomy with subsequent segmental intestinal resection. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Case 1 - An elderly patient presented to the ER because of intestinal occlusion...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117916/comparison-of-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-in-patients-with-severe-renal-impairment
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Brooke E Stanton, Naomi S Barasch, Katie B Tellor
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The United States Food and Drug Administration approval of apixaban in patients with a creatinine clearance (CrCl) less than 15 mL/minute or those receiving dialysis is based only on pharmacokinetic data as clinical trials of apixaban excluded patients with a CrCl less than 25 mL/minute or a serum creatinine concentration (SCr) greater than 2.5 mg/dL. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with severe renal impairment...
January 24, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114867/cecal-infarction-in-neonatal-calves
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John M Adaska, Robert B Moeller, Patricia C Blanchard, Sharif S Aly
Cecal infarction is an uncommon lesion in calves that results in localized peritonitis and, on occasion, perforation with secondary diffuse peritonitis and death. This lesion in calves has not been described previously. We reviewed the postmortem cases of cecal infarction in dairy calves ≤30 d of age that had been submitted over the course of 5 y to the Tulare branch of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System. The area of cecal infarction and the associated lesion margins were examined histologically...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
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