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Fusobacterium Septicemia with Liver and Lung Abscesses Due to Diverticulitis.

ACG Case Rep J 2018 19;5:e99. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

The species is known for its association with septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (Lemierre's syndrome). Lemierre's syndrome is associated with septic emboli to the liver and lungs, often causing multiple abscesses. We present a unique case of septicemia in which the bacteria invaded the portal vein through the gastrointestinal mucosa due to diverticulitis and spread hematogenously to the liver and lungs, causing abscesses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14309/crj.2018.99DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358581PMC
December 2018

Leukotoxic activity of Fusobacterium necrophorum of cattle origin.

Anaerobe 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA. Electronic address:

Fusobacterium necrophorum is a Gram negative, rod-shaped and aero tolerant anaerobe. In animals, it is an opportunistic pathogen frequently associated with necrotic infections, generally called necrobacillosis, such as calf diphtheria, foot rot and liver abscesses in cattle. Two subspecies exist: subsp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2019.02.009DOI Listing
February 2019

Factors associated with readmission and mortality in adult patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Clinical Microbiology Department, Son Llàtzer Hospital, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Background: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a common cause of consultation, and complicated cases require hospitalization. We describe factors that are related to readmission and/or mortality of hospitalized patients diagnosed with SSTIs.

Methods: Retrospective review of hospital-admitted patients with a diagnosis of cellulitis, abscess, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and Fournier's gangrene. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.14390DOI Listing
February 2019

A Validated Score Assessing the Risk for an Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Patients with Crohn's Disease Presenting at the Emergency Department.

J Crohns Colitis 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Background And Aims: A majority of acutely-ill Crohn's disease (CD) patients who present to Emergency Department (ED) will undergo an abdominal CT to rule out disease complications. We aimed to generate a simple non-invasive scoring model to predict the presence of an intra-abdominal abscess in CD patients in the ED.

Methods: We performed a retrospective case control study at four Israeli hospitals from January-1 st-2010 to May-30 th-2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz043DOI Listing
February 2019

Invasive Syndrome.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2018 21;5(3):000800. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal.

invasive syndrome (KPIS) is a rare clinical condition characterized by primary liver abscess associated with metastatic infection. Most case reports are from Southeast Asia, with only one case described in Portugal. The Authors present the case of a 44-year-old man with a history of fever, dry cough and cervicalgia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2018_000800DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346957PMC

Evaluation of active dried yeast in the diets of feedlot steers. II. Effects on rumen pH and liver health of feedlot steers.

J Anim Sci 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

The objective of this trial was to determine the benefits of supplementing active dried yeast (ADY; 3 × 1010 CFU/d of Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in diets of growing and finishing steers on ruminal pH and liver health, and evaluate the relationship of these variables with performance traits. Growing beef steers (n = 120) were blocked by weight (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz008DOI Listing
February 2019
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Isolated Cerebral Alveolar Echinococcosis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Jan 14;6(1):ofy349. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Infectious Diseases Department, CHU de Caen, Caen, France.

Cerebral alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is rare and mostly associated with liver involvement. We report an exceptional case of a 62-year-old man with a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia harboring a primary cerebral AE mimicking neurocysticercosis with >100 cerebral lesions and without liver involvement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy349DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355661PMC
January 2019
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Amoebic liver abscess: Outcomes of percutaneous needle aspiration vs drain placement in paediatric population.

J Pak Med Assoc 2019 Feb;69(Suppl 1)(1):S29-S32

Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan .

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of percutaneous catheter drain placement with percutaneous needle aspiration in terms of hospital stay, time to resolution of symptoms and cost of intervention performed.

Methods: The retrospective cohort study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of patients with amoebic liver abscess from, January 2006 to December 2016 which was collected using non-probability purposeful sampling. Primary outcome included length of hospital stay, time to resolution of symptoms and cost of intervention. Read More

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February 2019

Parasitic infections as major cause of abattoir condemnations in cattle slaughtered at an Ethiopian abattoir: 10-year retrospective study.

J Helminthol 2019 Feb 7:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Abattoirs are vital for gathering information on animal diseases and protecting the public from consuming infected or unhygienic meat. To assess the major reasons for organ and carcass condemnations and their financial implications, we reviewed 10-year abattoir records of slaughtered bovines between January 2005 and December 2014 at Kombolcha ELFORA abattoir, north-east Ethiopia. Of the 46,913 cattle slaughtered during that period, 17,963 (38. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X1900004XDOI Listing
February 2019
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Metronidazole induced cerebellar dysfunction: A dose related phenomenon or a pharmacogenetic outcome?

Curr Drug Saf 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP. India.

Metronidazole, a widely used antibacterial and antiprotozoal drug, is often the drug of choice in amoebic liver abscess. The drug, otherwise safe, can cause serious central nervous disturbances in rare circumstances. Here we report a case of cerebellar dysfunction in the form of slurring of speech and episodes of falls, in an elderly male following a three-week course of metronidazole therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1574886314666190206154735DOI Listing
February 2019
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Multidisciplinary Management of Leaks After One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in a Single-Center Series of 2780 Consecutive Patients.

Obes Surg 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Digestive and Bariatric Surgery Unit, Hôpital Joseph Ducuing, 15 Rue Varsovie, 31027, Toulouse, France.

Purpose: Few data exist in the literature concerning leaks after one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB). Our aim was to describe the incidence, presentation, and management of leaks after OAGB.

Setting: A private clinic in France. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11695-019-03754-2
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February 2019
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Anterograde bile duct drainage for intractable bile leakage after hepatectomy in a patient with previous pancreatoduodenectomy: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2019 Jan 29;55:121-124. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Surgery, Iwamizawa Municipal Hospital, 068-8555, Iwamizawa-shi, Japan.

Introduction: Endoscopic retrograde drainage is effective for managing bile leakage, which is relatively common after hepatectomy without bile duct reconstruction. However, the procedure is difficult to perform after pancreatoduodenectomy with choledochojejunostomy. We present a case of anterograde bile duct drainage for intractable bile leakage after hepatectomy in a patient with previous pancreatoduodenectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.01.017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360323PMC
January 2019
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Long-lasting response to afatinib that persisted after treatment discontinuation in a case of -mutated lung adenocarcinoma.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 31;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Division of Respirology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

It is unknown whether tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) can be discontinued in patients in whom -mutated lung cancer has well stabilised. We present a case of a 73-year-old Japanese woman with no history of smoking. Right pulmonary lower lobectomy, lymph node dissection and segmental resection of the right middle lobe were performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227383DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prognostic Factors and Visual Outcomes of Pyogenic Liver Abscess-Related Endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae Endophthalmitis: A 20-year retrospective review.

Sci Rep 2019 Jan 31;9(1):1071. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Endogenous K. pneumoniae endophthalmitis (EKE) has a higher incidence among East Asians, and the most common infectious source of EKE is pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). We investigate the risk factors for poor visual outcomes in patients with PLA-related EKE. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37643-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355790PMC
January 2019
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Bacteraemia and multiple liver abscesses due to in a patient with oropharyngeal malignancy.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 29;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Mostoles, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain.

infections can have a wide clinical spectrum, ranging from mild infections to severe sepsis and abscess formation. This range depends partly on the patient's underlying conditions, such as immunosuppression or malignancy. Fusobacteria are commensal rods in the oropharyngeal cavity and digestive tract, but should mucosal barrier disruption occur, in the presence of the above-mentioned predisposing conditions, fusobacteria can spread and cause infections in the soft tissues, liver and so on. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-228237DOI Listing
January 2019

Amoebic liver abscess: Outcomes of percutaneous needle aspiration vs drain placement in paediatric population.

J Pak Med Assoc 2019 Feb;69(Suppl 1)(1):S29-S32

Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan .

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of percutaneous catheter drain placement with percutaneous needle aspiration in terms of hospital stay, time to resolution of symptoms and cost of intervention performed.

Methods: The retrospective cohort study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of patients with amoebic liver abscess from, January 2006 to December 2016 which was collected using non-probability purposeful sampling. Primary outcome included length of hospital stay, time to resolution of symptoms and cost of intervention. Read More

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February 2019

[Long-Term Control of Metastatic Colon Cancer by Chemotherapy in a Patient on Hemodialysis].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2018 Dec;45(13):2396-2398

Dept. of Frontier Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University.

A 54-year-old man receiving dialysis for diabetic nephropathy underwent surgery for sigmoid cancer. Nine months later, he was diagnosed with multiple liver metastases. He underwent 2 courses of FOLFIRI plus panitumumab(Pmab)as first-line therapy, 15courses of capecitabine plus bevacizumab(Bmab)as second-line therapy, and 27 courses of Pmab as third-line therapy. Read More

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December 2018
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Cyclooxygenase-Like Protein Regulates Cysteine Protease Expression and Virulence.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2018 9;8:447. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

The intestinal protozoan parasite () causes amebiasis associated with severe diarrhea and/or liver abscess. pathogenesis is multifactorial requiring both parasite virulent molecules and host-induced innate immune responses. -induced host pro-inflammatory responses plays a critical role in disease pathogenesis by causing damage to tissues allowing parasites access to systemic sites. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00447
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00447DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6333869PMC
January 2019
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Percutaneous Bronchial Embolization to Treat Intractable Bronchobiliary Fistula.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Radiology, Center for Liver Cancer, National Cancer Center, 323 Ilsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 10408, Republic of Korea.

Sixty-four-year-old female who underwent hemi-hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma a year ago presented with biliary sputum, cough and fever. Cross-sectional imaging showed a recurred tumor involving right diaphragmatic area and an abscess formation in liver dome with adjacent right lower lobe of lung. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and percutaneous drainage of lung abscess were performed. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00270-019-02166-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00270-019-02166-0DOI Listing
January 2019
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Efficacy and Safety of Microwave Ablation (MWA) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Difficult Anatomical Sites in Egyptian Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2019 Jan 25;20(1):295-301. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Endemic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Email:

Background and aim: Imaging guided microwave ablation (MWA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a widely used method over recent years. Tumors close to the diaphragm, gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, pancreas, hepatic hilum and major bile duct or vessels are generally considered relative contraindications for microwave ablation. This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness and safety of ultrasonography-guided MWA in treating patients with HCC in difficult anatomical sites in comparison to those in conventional sites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31557/APJCP.2019.20.1.295DOI Listing
January 2019
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Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hypermucoviscous and aerobactin positive) infection over 6 years in the elderly in China: antimicrobial resistance patterns, molecular epidemiology and risk factor.

Authors:
Chao Liu Jun Guo

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2019 Jan 21;18(1). Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, No. 168 Litang Road, Changping District, Beijing, 102218, China.

Background: The definition of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp), traditionally regarded as hypermucoviscosity, is controversial. However, data based on both phenotype (hypermucoviscous) and genetic (aerobactin) criteria are limited.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 175 geriatric patients between January 2008 and January 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12941-018-0302-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341648PMC
January 2019
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Pyogenic liver abscess and colorectal cancer screening: universal or selective?

QJM 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1710, Brunei Darussalam.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcz006DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pyogenic liver abscess and colorectal cancer.

Authors:
Shih-Wei Lai

QJM 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcz003DOI Listing
January 2019
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Empyema caused by transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess.

Authors:
Doh Hyung Kim

Clin Case Rep 2019 Jan 4;7(1):240-241. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University Hospital Dankook University College of Medicine Cheonan Korea.

Empyema caused by transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess is a very rare complication of liver abscess. Empyema patients with unclear respiratory symptoms should be evaluated for the presence of underlying liver abscess. Effective drainage with appropriate antibiotic use is an essential part of successful treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.1950DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332749PMC
January 2019

The geriatric nutritional risk index independently predicts adverse outcomes in patients with pyogenic liver abscess.

BMC Geriatr 2019 Jan 16;19(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Diabetes Center and Department of Endocrinology, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, No. 109 West Xueyuan Road, Wenzhou, China.

Background: Geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and useful nutritional marker for predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing a variety of conditions. This study explored the relationship between GNRI and adverse outcomes of Pyogenic Liver Abscess (PLA) patients and assessed GNRI predictive value.

Methods: This was one retrospective study involving 240 PLA patients. Read More

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https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1030-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335828PMC
January 2019
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Fusobacterium necrophorum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis after intrauterine device insertion.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ijgo.12760
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January 2019
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A rare case of a prostatic abscess, bacteremia and chronic granulomatous disease associated with Klebsiella pneumoniae.

J Infect Chemother 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Tokyo; Department of Infection Control and Prevention, The University of Tokyo.

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immunodeficiency disease characterized by severe recurrent infections such as pneumonia, liver and skin infections. However, prostatic abscesses are rare as only two cases have been reported thus far. We present the case of a 41-year-old patient with CGD who was admitted to the hospital with fever and subsequently, Klebsiella pneumoniae was identified on blood culture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiac.2018.11.015DOI Listing
January 2019
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Retrospective cohort study comparing endoscopic ultrasound-guided and percutaneous drainage of upper abdominal abscesses.

Dig Endosc 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain.

Background And Aim: Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided drainage (EUS-D) has become the standard treatment for peripancreatic fluid collections. Its use in other intra-abdominal abscesses has been reported, although there is limited evidence.

Methods: We carried out a single-center retrospective cohort study comparing percutaneous drainage (PCD) and EUS-D of upper abdominal abscesses between January 2012 and June 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/den.13342DOI Listing
January 2019
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Computed tomography-guided catheter drainage with ozone in management of pyogenic liver abscess.

Pol J Radiol 2018 12;83:e275-e279. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan, P.R. China.

Purpose: To compare the treatment efficacy of percutaneous catheter drainage alone to catheter drainage combined with ozone in the management of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA).

Material And Methods: This prospective study included 85 patients diagnosed with PLA. All patients were randomly divided into two groups: catheter drainage alone (Group I); catheter drainage combined with ozone (Group II). Read More

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https://www.termedia.pl/doi/10.5114/pjr.2018.76784
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/pjr.2018.76784DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323581PMC
June 2018
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[Sepsis with intravascular hemolysis caused by Clostridium perfringens].

Lakartidningen 2019 Jan 7;116. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Region Halland - Infektionskliniken Halmstad, Sweden Region Halland - Infektionskliniken Halmstad, Sweden.

Clostridium perfringens is a gram-positive anaerobic rod commonly found in our natural environment as well as in human intestinal and vaginal microflora. Due to its production of several toxins it may cause numerous infections of varying degrees of severity. Bacteremia, albeit uncommon, is potentially lethal owing to the disruption of red blood cells leading to hemolysis and septic shock in which mortality is very high. Read More

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January 2019
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Laparoscopic management of intra-hepatic gallbladder perforation.

J Minim Access Surg 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Intra-hepatic perforation of the gallbladder (GB) leading to hepatic abscess is a serious and rare complication of cholecystitis, with very few sporadically reported cases in the literature. Hence, there is no standard approach to treat it. A thorough radiological evaluation with computed tomography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is necessary before proceeding with surgery in such cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jmas.JMAS_267_18DOI Listing
January 2019
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Liver abscesses after transcatheter arterial embolization.

J Int Med Res 2019 Jan 7:300060518816875. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

2 Department of Oncology, Pamukkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical features, radiological findings, risk factors, and management of liver abscesses following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) therapy in patients with primary and metastatic liver cancer.

Methods: The medical records of 163 patients who were treated with TACE in our hospital for a total of 313 times between January 2012 and January 2018 were reviewed. The incidence rate of patients who developed liver abscesses after undergoing treatment, the computed tomography findings of the abscesses, predisposing risk factors, and the method of treatment were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060518816875DOI Listing
January 2019

Natural Course and Risk of Cholangiocarcinoma in Patients with Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Gut Liver 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

Background/aims: Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) is a chronic, progressive disease frequently accompanied by cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). This study aimed to investigate the natural course of RPC and identify factors associated with CCA.

Methods: From January 2005 to December 2016, 310 patients with RPC at Seoul National University Hospital were included. Read More

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http://www.gutnliver.org/journal/view.html?doi=10.5009/gnl18
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December 2018
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The impact of Bacillus subtilis 18 isolated from Tibetan yaks on growth performance and gut microbial community in mice.

Microb Pathog 2019 Mar 21;128:153-161. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, PR China; College of Animals Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Tibet Agricultural and Animal Husbandry University, Linzhi, Tibet, 860000, PR China. Electronic address:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Bacillus subtilis 18 (BS-18) isolated from free-ranging Tibetan yaks in high altitude regions of Tibet (3600 m) on growth performance and gut microbial community in mice. In this study, mice (15-day-old) were used as an animal model and raised under standard conditions. A total of 20 KM mice were divided equally into two groups: control group (feed and drink freely), experimental group (feed and drink freely + 1 × 10 CFU/day BS-18). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.12.031DOI Listing
March 2019
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Late hepaticartery thrombosis after liver transplantation: which strategy? A single-center retrospective study.

Transpl Int 2018 Dec 23. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Centre Hépato-Biliaire, AP-HP Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France.

The management of late hepatic artery thrombosis (LHAT) after liver transplantation (LT) is not codified. The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate outcomes after LHAT. All patients with HAT diagnosed 3 months or later after LT on computed tomography between 1993 and 2017 were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.13394DOI Listing
December 2018
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Meropenem-Vaborbactam as Salvage Therapy for Ceftazidime-Avibactam-Resistant Bacteremia and Abscess in a Liver Transplant Recipient.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 Jan 21;63(1). Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

We report a case of a 24-year-old liver transplant recipient who developed hepatic artery thrombosis and graft failure, which was complicated by subphrenic abscess and persistent carbapenemase (KPC)-producing bacteremia. Ceftazidime-avibactam treatment led to emergence of resistance, and alternative combination therapy failed due to persistent infection and toxicity. The infection resolved after initiation of meropenem-vaborbactam, which created a bridge to retransplantation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01551-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325210PMC
January 2019
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Mild to Moderate Intrapulmonary Shunting in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Is Screening Necessary?

Transplant Proc 2018 Dec 30;50(10):3496-3500. Epub 2018 May 30.

Organ Transplantation Centre, National Centre for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Despite reported associations between intrapulmonary vascular shunting (IPVS) and morbidity and mortality in pediatric liver transplantation (LT), there are no guidelines for screening.

Objective: To investigate IPVS before and after pediatric LT.

Methods: Retrospective records review of all pediatric LT (n = 370) from 2005 to 2015 at a single institute in Japan. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00411345183073
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.05.025DOI Listing
December 2018
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Amebic Liver Abscess.

N Engl J Med 2018 Dec;379(23):2255

Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMicm1800360
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December 2018
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Primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma presenting as a thick-walled cystic mass resembling a liver abscess: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13861

Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

Rationale: Hepatic leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor, and in rare instances, its combination with fever may lead to misdiagnosis of liver abscess. In our case, the presence of the tumor was considered by the presence of blood vessels through the observation of hepatic tumor wall.

Patient Concerns: A 38-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with a liver abscess in a local hospital consulted our institution by complaining left upper quadrant pain and fever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013861DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6319981PMC
December 2018
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Meropenem-induced liver injury and beta-lactam cross-reactivity.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 28;11(1). Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Infectious Diseases Unit, Queensland Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia.

A 63-year-old man admitted to hospital for the management of a frontal lobe abscess developed elevated liver enzymes within 48 hours of receiving meropenem. Liver enzymes reached a maximum at 5 days postadministration of meropenem, with alanine aminotransferase 1160 U/L, aspartate aminotransferase 787 U/L, alkaline phosphatase 297 U/L and gamma-glutamyltransferase 252 U/L. Meropenem was ceased and liver function normalised. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227124DOI Listing
November 2018

Amoebic liver abscess.

Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid , Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gastrohep.2018.11.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by a multidrug-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strain belonging to a novel single locus variant of ST23: first case report in China.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 17;18(1):669. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Respiratory Diseases, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Background: Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (HVKP) is an emerging infectious disease commonly with a devastating visual outcome. Most HVKP strains display a wild-type susceptibility profile to antibiotics. However, reports of antimicrobial-resistant HVKP have increased over time, which poses a serious therapeutic dilemma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3543-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296127PMC
December 2018

Long-Term Effectıveness and Safety of Canakınumab ın Pedıatrıc Famılıal Medıterranean fever patıents.

Mod Rheumatol 2018 Dec 17:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

b Department of Pediatric Rheumatology , Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital , Ümraniye/İstanbul , Turkey.

Background: Little is known about the long-term efficacy and safety of canakinumab in paediatric FMF patients.

Aim: To present the single centre experience of colchicine-resistant paediatric-onset FMF patients who were treated with canakinumab by off-label use since 2012.

Methods: The hospital files of 15 children who used canakinumab were retrospectively evaluated. Read More

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December 2018
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Cardiac tamponade after radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13532

Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School.

Rationale: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective local treatment modality with a low complication rate and is commonly used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The clinical outcome of RFA may be closely related to the location, size, and shape of index tumors, and major complications, including hemorrhage, liver abscess, infarction, visceral organ perforation, hemothorax, pneumothorax, tumoral seeding, and hepatic failure. Cardiac tamponade is a rare and serious life-threatening complication associated with RFA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013532DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6310525PMC
December 2018
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Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 13;12(1):367. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Medicine, Teaching Hospital Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Background: Liver abscess has formerly been a polymicrobial infection. Currently, liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae is increasingly reported, predominantly in Southeast Asia for unknown reasons. Liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumonia has never been previously reported in Sri Lanka. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1924-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292076PMC
December 2018

The efficacy and safety of tazobactam/ceftolozane in combination with metronidazole in Japanese patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections.

J Infect Chemother 2019 Feb 6;25(2):111-116. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Japan Development, MSD K.K., Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

Tazobactam/ceftolozane, a novel antimicrobial therapy, is active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and most extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. We report the results of the efficacy and safety of tazobactam/ceftolozane in Japanese patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI). A multicenter, open-label, noncomparative study (MK-7625A Protocol 013, ClinicalTrials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiac.2018.10.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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The first case of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112, Taiwan; Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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[Treatment of tuberculosis of lumbar spine in elderly patients with percataneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage combined with posterior internal fixation].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 Nov;31(11):987-992

Department of Orthopaedics, Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Hangzhou, 310003, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: To explore the clinical effects and advantages of percataneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage combined with posterior internal fixation in the treatment of tuberculosis of lumbar spine in elderly.

Methods: The clinical data of 32 patients with tuberculosis of lumbar spine received percataneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage combined with posterior internal fixation from May 2013 to May 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 13 males and 19 females, aged from 62 to 85 years old with an average of 75 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1003-0034.2018.11.002DOI Listing
November 2018
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Clinical characteristics of pyogenic spondylitis and psoas abscess at a tertiary care hospital: a retrospective cohort study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2018 Nov 28;13(1):302. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital, Izumo, Japan.

Background: Psoas abscess and pyogenic spondylitis are intractable diseases that require long-term treatment, but the clinical characteristics and causative organisms have not been fully investigated. Herein, we describe the clinical characteristics of these diseases and evaluate the factors associated with in-hospital mortality and the presence of gram-negative rods as causative microorganisms.

Methods: All patients diagnosed with pyogenic spondylitis or psoas abscesses at a tertiary hospital were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-018-1005-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6264034PMC
November 2018
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