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Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean, Cătălina Mihai, P Gogălniceanu, B Mihai
Pruritus, fatigue and osteoporosis are the main symptoms of the extra hepatic manifestations of chronic cholestasis that affect patients' quality of life. Pruritus affects more often female patients, varies as intensity during a day and for longer period of time, typically can be localized on the palms of hands and soles of feet or can be generalized. Pruritus can be treated with anions resines exchange--cholestiramine, the pregnanne X receptor agonist Rifampicine, Naltrexone. Liver transplantation can be considered if severe pruritus remains refractory to all medical treatments...
April 2012: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Ana-Maria Vladareanu, Cristina Ciufu, Ana-Maria Neagu, Minodora Onisai, Horia Bumbea, Ana-Maria Vintilescu, Camelia Dobrea, Victoria Arama, Raluca Mihailescu, Sorin Arama
UNLABELLED: The aim of this study is to analyze a group of patients with chronic lymphoproliferative disorders associated with B, C, D hepatitis viral infection. This group of chronic lymphoproliferative disordered patients with associated hepatitis viral infection has been diagnosed and monitored in the Hematology Department of the University Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, between December 2007 and January 2009. Our study is meant to observe the influence of the viral infection on clinical and biological evolution of the enrolled patients...
July 2010: Journal of Medicine and Life
M Raquel Marques, Susana Oliveira, J P Gorjão Clara
Multiple extraintestinal diseases are present in 0.3- 4.5 % of inflammatory bowel disease patients. A 39-year-old woman was admitted with a 3 months history of cervicalgia with functional incapacity, asthenia, tibio-tarsal bilateral arthritis and bloody diarrhoea. She had ferropenic anemia, SR-120 mm, creatinine clearance-42 mL/min, proteinuria-1.2 g/24h. Colonoscopy with biopsy showed active ulcerative rectossigmoiditis. She had bilateral sacroileitis more pronounced at the right side which was suggestive of ankylosing spondylitis...
July 2010: Acta Médica Portuguesa
S Suárez Ortega, J López Brito, H Mendoza Lémes, C R Hernández Socorro, E Melado Sánchez, J Delgardo Martínez
A 37-year-old male was admitted at our hospital for evaluation of clinical presentation of 8 weeks evolution of malaise, fever, sore throat and nose, arthralgias, holocraneal headache, photophobia and nausea. With the shower he noticed spots in palms of hands and plants of feet. A year before had noticed painless erosions in foreskin. He had risk factors for sexual transmission diseases. The analytical showed criteria of dissociated colestasis, nephrotic syndrome, presence of circulating anticoagulant, and positivity for the reaginic and specific serological syphilis...
July 2007: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
A M Menéndez, A R Weisstaub, H Montemerlo, F Rusi, Ma E Guidoni, A Piñeiro, Ma L Pita Martín de Portela
OBJECTIVES: 1) to determine zinc and copper levels of contamination in the individual component solutions used to prepare the pediatric total parenteral nutrition mixtures in Argentina; 2) to compare zinc and copper amounts prescribed by the physician with the true amount given to a neonate weighing 1.2 kg and to a child weighing 10 kg, who would receive total parenteral nutrition formulas prepared with those component solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Zn and Cu were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 59 individual solutions belonging to 14 components chosen between the commercial products available in Argentina...
September 2007: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Ion Rogoveanu, Dan Ionut Gheonea, Adrian Saftoiu, Tudorel Ciurea
Transabdominal ultrasonography is the first choice examination used for the etiological diagnosis of extrahepatic cholestasis because it is a noninvasive, rapid method and presently widely accessible. In this article we discuss the accuracy of transabdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in detecting the main causes of extrahepatic colestasis. Although in bile duct pathology, and especially in the evaluation of patients with jaundice, transabdominal ultrasonography is the first choice exploration, helicoidal CT, ERCP and MRCP are often required to establish the local cause of jaundice, local and distant consequences evaluation, appreciation of surgical intervention opportunity and choice of the right therapeutic method...
September 2006: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
S G Delis, Z Touloumis, A Bourli, J Madariaga, C Dervenis
BACKGROUND: Although the most common cause of liver failure (LF) in hematologic patients is viral hepatitis, several episodes of sickle cell intrahepatic cholestasis (IHC) have been reported as rare but potentially causative of fulminant LF. Reviewing the literature, we have presented a single case of intrahepatic cholestasis after major liver resection, which was effectively treated by exchange transfusion. METHODS: Serial hemoglobin S, D levels and liver enzymes were monitored postoperatively...
June 2006: Transplantation Proceedings
Antonietta M Gatti, Marco Ballestri, Alberto Bagni
PURPOSE: To determine the origin of a cryptogenic granulomatosis using an innovative diagnosis technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A patient affected by fever of unknown origin for 9 years was diagnosed with colestasis and acute renal failure with pathological evidence, in parenchimal samples, of granulomatosis of unknown origin. New scanning electron microscopic observations on the biopsy samples from the liver and the kidney and x-ray elemental microanalyses showed the presence of debris made of silicone, aluminum, sodium and potassium, and aluminum-silicate similar to dental porcelain...
December 2002: American Journal of Dentistry
J S Oliveira, D Bahia, M Franco, C Balda, S Stella, J Kerbauy
GVHD is one of the most frequent complications of BMT and recently nephrotic syndrome (NS) has been described as a manifestation of chronic GVHD. Here, we present an AA patient who developed NS 1 year after BMT when cyclosporine was stopped. Renal biopsy showed focal sclerosis associated with membranous deposits. He also had other clinical manifestations of chronic GVHD: sicca-like syndrome and colestasis. After 15 days of CsA therapy, he experienced a remarkable improvement in the NS and GVHD as a whole. We comment on immunological mechanisms that could be involved in the pathogenesis of this manifestation...
January 1999: Bone Marrow Transplantation
M E Garassini, M C Alvarado
We studied 8 adult patients who received total parenteral nutrition (TPN). An abdominal ultrasound and liver functions test were done weekly looking for biliary sludge, thickening of the gallbladder wall, changes en bile ducts and liver parenchyma. Seven patients developed biliary sludge at week four. We didn't detect changes in bile ducts neither in the gallbladder wall. Two patients had elevations of bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase and aminotransferase during TPN. 3 patients developed mild liver steatosis detected by ultrasound during the third and sixth week of NPT...
July 1994: G.E.N
P Ammälä, V Kariniemi
Maternal cholestasis affects about 1% of pregnancies in Finland. Although maternal prognosis in obstetric cholestasis is always good, an increased fetal risk has been reported by several authors. In this paper the differential index (DI), describing the short-term variability of fetal heart rate, was measured in 64 pregnancies with colestasis of pregnancy by a microprocessor-based "on-line" method, which uses abdominal fetal electrocardiogram as a triggering signal. The analysis was successfull in 117 of 131 trials...
September 15, 1981: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
C R Duncan, M B Virginillo, J B Palmitano, R D Tani, C Aguirre
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a high risk factor in the frequently found liver involvement of renal transplant recipients. As in other immunosuppressed patients, these often follow a course of slight jaundice, with a progressive tendency and great replicative and infectious power. Also, in addition to an increased incidence of chronic hepatitis (CH) in transplanted when compared with hemodialized patients, specially when HBsAg is present, it is surprising the poor correlation between enzyme levels and the grade of activity of the hepatic lesion...
1990: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
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