Endoscopic management of gastric perforation secondary to chicken bone: A report of 2 cases

ConclusionIn selected cases, endoscopic management is more cost-effective, minimally invasive, has less post-operative complications, and leads to a more expeditious recovery. Therefore, the role of therapeutic endoscopy for gastric perforations secondary to foreign bodies should always be considered.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Adenomatous polyps are very important in childhood because of rarity. In particular, the presence of cafe au lait spots and a history of malignancy detected in relatives at an early age must be considered for CMMRD.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
Key points:COVID-19 is a novel pandemic disease whose pathophysiology and clinical description are still not completely defined.Besides respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms (especially including anorexia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain) represent the commonest clinical manifestations.Emerging data point out that severe SARS-CoV-2 infection causes an immune dysregulation, which in turn may favor other infections.Here we describe a patient with severe COVID-19 pneumonia who developed in the resolving phase abdominal pain associated to cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced duodenitis with bleeding, and pancreatitis.A hi...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
A 35-year-old man with sickle-cell trait and diabetes who had undergone renal transplantation presented with weeks of episodic severe cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, maroon stool, and anorexia despite using empiric antibiotics for gastroenteritis. At presentation, his laboratory results noted a mild leukocytosis and a hemoglobin of 6.4 g/dL. Real-time polymerase chain reaction of a nasopharyngeal sample gave a positive result for SARS-CoV-2 despite the lack of respiratory symptoms or fever. A CT scan demonstrated diffusely thickening of the stomach and small-bowel walls (A).
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: At the focal point Source Type: research
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Discussion Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare liver disease caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOTO). The obstruction can be anywhere from the small intrahepatic veins up to the inferior vena cava junction with the right atrium. The liver parenchyma itself is not directly affected but becomes compromised because of the increased hepatic sinusoidal pressure over time. The causes include: prothrombic events (35% of cases such as Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antithrombin deficiency), myeloproliferative conditions, oral contraceptive use, and local factors. BCS can occur in any age but i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Opinion statementThe symptom prevalence in patients with advanced cancer depends on the type of primary cancer, and the palliative treatment varies according to the nature of the primary cancer. Palliative treatment for unresectable skin cancer has not been fully discussed. Patients with unresectable skin cancer sometimes show the primary lesion in the skin and metastases to the lung, skin, liver, and bone. Pain, anorexia, and dyspnea commonly occur in such patients, and bleeding, exudate, and offensive odor are characteristically observed. For the last three symptoms, surgery and radiation are effective therapeutic option...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A 75-year-old Ethiopian-born woman (emigrated aged 48 years) was admitted with acute recurrent vomiting and mild abdominal pain. She had long-standing orally treated diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma. Examination, ECG, chest and abdominal X-rays were unremarkable save for tachycardia 130/min. Hb was 10.2 g/dl, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) 18 mg/dl, creatinine 1.6 mg/dl (previously 1.0), C-reactive protein (CRP) 30.4 mg/dl, normal amylase and liver enzymes. Her ‘gastroenteritis’ improved with fluids and she was quickly discharged, only to be readmitted within 6 days with anorexia and diffuse abdominal pain. Exami...
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
50%, 28% and 44% of patients had improvements in fatigue, nausea/vomiting and pain subscales of the EORTC QLQ ‐C30, 42% and 28% of patients achieved improvements in dysphagia and pain subscales of the STO22 at the end of palliative gastric radiotherapy. AbstractTo evaluate the response and quality of life of palliative gastric radiotherapy in patients with symptomatic locally advanced gastric cancer. Patients with bleeding, pain or obstruction and were treated with palliative gastric radiotherapy to a dose of 36  Gy in 12 daily fractions. The primary outcomes were symptom response rates. Secondary outcomes included ...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARADWAJ; MARGARET GAVOR, MBChB, MPH; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 65-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of sudden-onset left-sided abdominal pain followed by a “seizure.” His abdominal pain started a few hours prior to presentation, was sharp in nature, and radiated to his back and umbilicus. The pain waxed and waned, worsened when he walked or sat up, and at its worst was a 10/10. He took a laxative and two antacids, but received no relief.Each “seizure” episode lasted about 30 seconds and occurred every five minutes. He said he felt drained after each event but ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Authors: Skok P, Kristijan S Abstract Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The disease is characterized by acute exacerbations with diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, anorexia, intestinal bleeding, and weight loss. Immune-mediated diseases that are frequently associated with Crohn's disease include arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, episcleritis, uveitis, and skin lesions, such as erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum. The authors present the case of a 22-year-old female patient that was admitted to their hospital due to diarrhea, fever, arthralgias, and diffuse erythematous papu...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica - Category: Dermatology Tags: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat Source Type: research
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