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Staphylococcus aureus-Associated Glomerulonephritis and Chronic Granulomatous Disease in an Adolescent Male.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Staphylococcus-associated glomerulonephritis (GN) is an uncommon diagnosis in pediatric patients. Empiric therapy with steroids alone could potentially worsen the underlying infectious process in these patients, leading to worse clinical outcomes. An adolescent male diagnosed with GN was subsequently found to have chronic granulomatous disease with a Staphylococcus aureus liver abscess. Read More

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Multi-system : A tale of destruction form lung to eye.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2022 16;10:2050313X221105157. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

, found in the gastrointestinal flora is a causative agent of hospital-acquired infections. Although isolated organ infections are common, reports of multi-system involvement are rare. We report on a susceptible patient presenting with disseminated infection with concurrent multi-organ disease involving the lung, liver, prostate and eye. Read More

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Clinical and Molecular Analysis of ST11-K47 Carbapenem-Resistant Hypervirulent : A Strain Causing Liver Abscess.

Pathogens 2022 Jun 7;11(6). Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Aviation General Hospital, Beijing 100012, China.

has been the predominant pathogen of liver abscess, but ST11-K47 carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent (CR-hvKP) has rarely been studied as the causative organism. We identified an ST11-K47 CR-hvKP (HvKp-su1) from the drainage fluid of a liver abscess in a Chinese man who was diagnosed with liver abscess combined with diabetes, pneumonia, pleural infection, abdominal abscess, and splenic abscess. HvKp-su1 was non-hypermucoviscous and lacked the and genes and pLVPK plasmid but exhibited high virulence, with a high mortality rate (90%) to wax moth larvae (), similar to the hypervirulent ATCC43816 (91. Read More

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Pyogenic Liver Abscess Complicating Acute Cholecystitis: Different Management Options.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2022 Jun 9;58(6). Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Surgery, AHEPA General University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Acute cholecystitis, which is usually associated with gallstones is one of the most common surgical causes of emergency hospital admission and may be further complicated by mural necrosis, perforation and abscess formation. Perforation of the gallbladder is a relatively uncommon complication of acute cholecystitis (0.8-3. Read More

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Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess mimicking cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

Asian J Surg 2022 Jun 16. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Hepatobiliary/Liver Transplantation Center, The First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

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Non-Resolving Perihepatic Abscess Following Spilled Gallstones Requiring Surgical Management.

S D Med 2022 Mar;75(3):120-122

Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the treatment of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis and is among the most frequently done procedures in United States. Spillage of gallstones occurs in up to 30 percent of these procedures and is associated with rare but important complications including abscess formation.

Case Description: We present a case of 44-year-old man with a peri-hepatic abscess developed three years after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More

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Hepatic abscess following foreign body perforation of the colon: A case report.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2022 10;10:2050313X221103357. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Liver abscess following foreign body perforation of the gastrointestinal tract is uncommon. Preoperative diagnosis is challenging as the ingestion of foreign body most often goes unnoticed with non-specific presentation. We report a case of a 68-year-old male patient presenting with abdominal pain and anorexia. Read More

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Liver abscess syndrome and hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae bronchopneumonia.

Arch Bronconeumol 2021 Oct 13;57(10):668-670. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alicante, Spain. Electronic address:

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Falciform ligament abscess with disseminated intrahepatic foci: a case report.

Surg Case Rep 2022 Jun 14;8(1):112. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Pathology, Saitama Cooperative Hospital, 1317 Kizoro, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan.

Background: Falciform ligament abscess (FLA) is a rare disease, and its diagnosis can be challenging without typical image findings of an abscess. We report a patient with FLA that presented as a mass, with an indistinct border between it and the liver, in addition to disseminated foci within the liver. This made it difficult to determine whether it was FLA or a malignancy. Read More

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Unexpected death from hepatic abscess 16 months after toothbrush ingestion.

J Forensic Sci 2022 Jun 14. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Identification Center of Forensic Medicine, Hebei Medical University, Hebei Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Collaborative Innovation Center of Forensic Medical Molecular Identification, Shijiazhuang, China.

The development of a hepatic abscess secondary to foreign body (FB) ingestion remains rare in forensic practice. Herein, we present a case of a prisoner who died in the hospital and a forensic autopsy was performed to confirm the cause of death. A 14. Read More

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Disseminated mucormycosis with protracted clinical course and formation of a large intra-ventricular mural thrombus.

Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2022 15;15(5):233-237. Epub 2022 May 15.

Department of Hematology, Hikone Municipal Hospital Shiga, Japan.

We report the autopsy findings of a case of disseminated mucormycosis caused by , a rare pathogenic fungus of the family . The patient was a 49-year-old woman with B-lymphoblastic leukemia with hyperdiploidy, who died of progressive heart failure 4 months after induction chemotherapy successfully brought about complete remission of the leukemia. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) had been administered along with anti-neoplastic drugs, and her blood neutrophil count was markedly elevated. Read More

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Emergency appendectomy versus elective appendectomy following conservative treatment for acute appendicitis: a multicenter retrospective clinical study by the Japanese Society for Abdominal Emergency Medicine.

Surg Today 2022 Jun 13. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare, School of Medicine, Ichikawa, Japan.

Purpose: To establish the best treatment strategy for acute appendicitis.

Methods: We collected data on 2142 appendectomies performed in 2017 and compared the backgrounds and surgical outcomes of patients who underwent early surgery (ES) (< 48 h) with those managed with non-ES (> 48 h). We performed a risk factor analysis to predict postoperative complications and subgroup analysis to propose a standard treatment strategy. Read More

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[Liver abscess syndrome associated with cholecystitis caused by K1 ST 23 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae].

Rev Esp Quimioter 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Domingo Fernández Vecilla, Servicio de microbiología y parasitología clínica, Basurto University Hospital. 18 Avenida Montevideo, Gurtubay pavilion, 3rd floor 48013, Bilbao (Vizcaya). Spain.

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Amoebic Liver Abscess: A disease native to Oman?

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2022 May 26;22(2):253-256. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Infectious Disease, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Objectives: Amoebic liver abscess (ALA) is endemic to many areas of the world. This study sought to investigate the epidemiology, presentation, laboratory tests and imaging characteristics of ALA in Oman and ultimately determine whether it is native to Oman or originated abroad.

Methods: This case series study was conducted at the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, from January 2013 to December 2017 with patients older than 13 years and having a discharge diagnosis of ALA. Read More

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Characteristics of Pyogenic Liver Abscess: Experience of a single centre in Oman.

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2022 May 26;22(2):257-261. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Medicine, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Objectives: This study aimed to analyse the epidemiological, aetiological and clinical characteristics of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) occurring in Oman. The intention was to obtain the information needed for the adequate liver abscess (LA) empirical treatment. LA can develop as a complication of hepatobiliary disease or other intraabdominal infections, but more recently, it is associated with primary and secondary liver malignancies and their treatment. Read More

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Klebsiella invasive liver abscess syndrome presenting with a central nervous system manifestation secondary to latent cholecystitis: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2022 Jun 7;16(1):234. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Maizuru Medical Center, Aza Yukinaga 2410, Maizuru, Kyoto, 6258502, Japan.

Background: Brain abscess is a life-threatening event. Moreover, when Klebsiella pneumoniae is the cause, rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment are required. Klebsiella invasive liver abscess syndrome, a bloodstream metastatic infection of potentially aggressive nature, has been recognized to cause infection in the central nervous system, and concern for Klebsiella liver abscess syndrome is increasing globally. Read More

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Conservative treatment of gastric perforation after microwave ablation of a hepatocellular carcinoma: Case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Jun 3;101(22):e29195. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Surgical Center Oranienburg, Oranienburg, Germany.

Rationale: Microwave ablation (MWA) has been proven to be an efficient and safe method for local tumor control of liver tumors. Reported complications are rare, but include liver abscess, hematoma, pleural effusion, and occasional thermal injury of the adjacent colon. Intestinal perforation usually requires immediate surgical treatment to prevent generalized peritonitis and sepsis. Read More

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Clinical significance of variant hepatic artery in pancreatic resection: A comprehensive review.

World J Gastroenterol 2022 May;28(19):2057-2075

Department of Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Disease Institute, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai 200040, China.

The anatomical structure of the pancreaticoduodenal region is complex and closely related to the surrounding vessels. A variant of the hepatic artery, which is not a rare finding during pancreatic surgery, is prone to intraoperative injury. Inadvertent injury to the hepatic artery may affect liver perfusion, resulting in necrosis, liver abscess, and even liver failure. Read More

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New tools to mitigate drug resistance in - and .

Crit Rev Microbiol 2022 Jun 1:1-20. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Center for Research on Infectious Diseases, School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Treatment to common bacterial infections are becoming ineffective of late, owing to the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance globally. and are the most notorious microorganisms and are among the critical priority pathogens listed by WHO in 2017. These pathogens are the predominant cause of sepsis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia, meningitis and pyogenic liver abscess. Read More

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Endoscopic-catheter-directed infusion of diluted (-)-noradrenaline for atypical hemobilia caused by liver abscess: A case report.

World J Clin Cases 2022 Apr;10(10):3306-3312

Department of Liver Surgery & Liver Transplantation, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University and Collaborative Innovation Center of Biotherapy, Chengdu 610044, Sichuan Province, China.

Background: Hemobilia occurs when there is a fistula between hepatic blood vessels and biliary radicles, and represents only a minority of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages. Causes of hemobilia are varied, but liver abscess rarely causes hemobilia and only a few cases have been reported. Here, we present a case of atypical hemobilia caused by liver abscess that was successfully managed by endoscopic hepatobiliary intervention through endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Read More

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DWI Combined With Hepatobiliary-Phase Enhanced Imaging Can Better Differentiate Cholangiocarcinoma From Atypical Liver Abscesses.

Front Oncol 2022 13;12:723089. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of CT/MRI Room, Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University, and Key Laboratory of Cancer Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Mechanism and Regulations, Baoding, China.

Objective: To investigate the value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) combined with the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) Gd-BOPTA enhancement in differentiating intrahepatic mass-forming cholangiocarcinoma (IMCC) from atypical liver abscess.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 43 patients with IMCCs (IMCC group) and 25 patients with atypical liver abscesses (liver abscess group). The DWI signal, the absolute value of the contrast noise ratio (│CNR│) at the HBP, and visibility were analyzed. Read More

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Outcome of percutaneous drainage for septic complications coexisted with COVID-19.

World J Radiol 2022 Apr;14(4):91-103

Department of Radiology, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.

Background: The resulting tissue hypoxia and increased inflammation secondary to severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) combined with viral load, and other baseline risk factors contribute to an increased risk of severe sepsis or co-existed septic condition exaggeration.

Aim: To describe the clinical, radiological, and laboratory characteristics of a small cohort of patients infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 who underwent percutaneous drainage for septic complications and their post-procedural outcomes.

Methods: This retrospective study consisted of 11 patients who were confirmed to have COVID-19 by RT-PCR test and required drain placement for septic complications. Read More

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Feeding a high energy finishing diet upon arrival to high-risk feedlot calves: effects on health, performance, ruminal pH, rumination, serum metabolites, and carcass traits.

J Anim Sci 2022 May 27. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX, USA.

This study evaluated the impacts of feeding a high energy finishing diet during both the receiving and finishing period compared to a lower energy receiving diet with adaptation to the finishing diet on health, performance, serum chemistry, ruminal pH, rumination, and carcass characteristics of high-risk feedlot cattle. Five truck-load blocks of steers (n = 101) and bulls (n = 299) were used in a generalized complete block design and randomly assigned to receive: 1) finishing diet for the entire feeding period (FIN) or 2) receiving diet for the first 56 d, followed by transition to the finishing diet (REC). All cattle were fed ad libitum and consumed the same diet by d 74. Read More

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Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2α Kinases Regulate Virulence Functions, Stage Conversion, and the Stress Response in Entamoeba invadens.

mSphere 2022 May 31:e0013122. Epub 2022 May 31.

Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson Universitygrid.26090.3d, Clemson, South Carolina, USA.

Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that causes amoebic dysentery and liver abscess. This pathogen possesses a two-stage life cycle consisting of an environmentally stable cyst and a pathogenic amoeboid trophozoite. Since infection is acquired by ingestion of cysts from contaminated food and water, this parasite is prevalent in underdeveloped countries. Read More

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Efficient multiple treatments including molecular targeting agents in a case of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma, post-living donor liver transplantation.

Clin J Gastroenterol 2022 May 30. Epub 2022 May 30.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University, Kita-15, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Despite the promising efficacies of recently developed molecular targeting therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, their role in liver transplantation is unknown. Here we report that multidisciplinary treatment, including novel molecular targeting therapy with lenvatinib, achieved long-term survival of a patient with post-liver transplantation recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma. A 62 year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma beyond the Milan criteria, arising from hepatitis B virus-associated cirrhotic liver, underwent living donor liver transplantation. Read More

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Therapy of pyogenic liver abscess with a primarily unknown cause.

Langenbecks Arch Surg 2022 May 30. Epub 2022 May 30.

Department of General-, Visceral-, and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany.

Purpose: Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a collection of pus in the liver, often without a known direct cause. There is discord on the best diagnostic and therapeutic strategy. We aimed to examine these questions in our patient cohort. Read More

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Clinical features and management of human monkeypox: a retrospective observational study in the UK.

Lancet Infect Dis 2022 May 24. Epub 2022 May 24.

Directorate of Infection, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Cases of human monkeypox are rarely seen outside of west and central Africa. There are few data regarding viral kinetics or the duration of viral shedding and no licensed treatments. Two oral drugs, brincidofovir and tecovirimat, have been approved for treatment of smallpox and have demonstrated efficacy against monkeypox in animals. Read More

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Post mortem computed tomography as a complementary tool for diagnosing cholangiohepatitis in a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).

J Vet Med Sci 2022 May 26. Epub 2022 May 26.

Ocean Park Corporation.

A geriatric female giant panda developed grave signs of illness and was diagnosed with suspected hepatobiliary tract obstruction or other severe hepatic disease such as advanced cholangiohepatitis. The giant panda was euthanized and post mortem computed tomography was performed prior to necropsy. Common bile duct obstruction at the major duodenal papilla by a mineral attenuating calculus causing dilatation of common bile and gallbladder with concurrent multiple areas of liver abscess were detected by postmortem computed tomography. Read More

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Case 306.

Radiology 2022 06;303(3):722-725

From the Radiology Unit, Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services, IRCCS ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies), via Tricomi 5, 90127 Palermo, Italy.

History: A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our institution to characterize an incidentally found mass in the porta hepatis. An episode of pulmonary embolism (18 months ago) and a pulmonary abscess (15 months ago) were reported. The patient had no history of known liver disease, previous cancer diagnosis, or trauma. Read More

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