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Research & Reviews  201 results

Early Colectomy Saves Lives in Toxic Megacolon Due to Clostridium difficile Infection.
https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001118
Southern Medical Journal; Ahmed N, Kuo YH

Jul 2nd, 2020 - The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether early colectomy in patients who have toxic megacolon due to Clostridium difficile colitis reduces mortality. The study was performed using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality ...

Acetylcholinesterase staining for the pathological diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-020-02055-x
Surgery Today; Yoshimaru K, Yanagi Y et. al.

Jun 22nd, 2020 - Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is a congenital disease manifesting various degrees of functional bowel obstruction caused by the absence of enteric ganglion cells, which are usually absent in the colonic segment of the HD patient. Because the agangli...

Toxic Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile colitis: No longer a diarrhea ass...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.06.026
American Journal of Surgery; Nwachuku E, Shan Y et. al.

Jun 20th, 2020 - Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is traditionally taught to be an antibiotic associated diarrheal infection. This diagnosis is based on the presence of clinical symptoms (usually defined as more than 3 watery, loose or unformed stool withi...

The mechanisms and safety of probiotics against toxigenic clostridium difficile.
https://doi.org/10.1080/14787210.2020.1778464
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy; Liu D, Zeng L et. al.

Jun 10th, 2020 - Toxigenic Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the main cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and can induce pseudomembranous colitis and infrequent toxic megacolon, which are potentially fatal. The standard antibiotic therapy for C. difficil...

Constipation screening in people taking clozapine: A diagnostic accuracy study.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.032
Schizophrenia Research; Every-Palmer S, Inns SJ et. al.

Apr 4th, 2020 - Clozapine is the favoured antipsychotic for treatment-refractory schizophrenia but its safe use requires careful adverse-effect management. Clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility (CIGH or 'slow-gut') is one of the most common and serious ...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  205 results

Early Colectomy Saves Lives in Toxic Megacolon Due to Clostridium difficile Infection.
https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001118
Southern Medical Journal; Ahmed N, Kuo YH

Jul 2nd, 2020 - The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether early colectomy in patients who have toxic megacolon due to Clostridium difficile colitis reduces mortality. The study was performed using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality ...

Acetylcholinesterase staining for the pathological diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-020-02055-x
Surgery Today; Yoshimaru K, Yanagi Y et. al.

Jun 22nd, 2020 - Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is a congenital disease manifesting various degrees of functional bowel obstruction caused by the absence of enteric ganglion cells, which are usually absent in the colonic segment of the HD patient. Because the agangli...

Toxic Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile colitis: No longer a diarrhea ass...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.06.026
American Journal of Surgery; Nwachuku E, Shan Y et. al.

Jun 20th, 2020 - Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is traditionally taught to be an antibiotic associated diarrheal infection. This diagnosis is based on the presence of clinical symptoms (usually defined as more than 3 watery, loose or unformed stool withi...

The mechanisms and safety of probiotics against toxigenic clostridium difficile.
https://doi.org/10.1080/14787210.2020.1778464
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy; Liu D, Zeng L et. al.

Jun 10th, 2020 - Toxigenic Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the main cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and can induce pseudomembranous colitis and infrequent toxic megacolon, which are potentially fatal. The standard antibiotic therapy for C. difficil...

Constipation screening in people taking clozapine: A diagnostic accuracy study.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.032
Schizophrenia Research; Every-Palmer S, Inns SJ et. al.

Apr 4th, 2020 - Clozapine is the favoured antipsychotic for treatment-refractory schizophrenia but its safe use requires careful adverse-effect management. Clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility (CIGH or 'slow-gut') is one of the most common and serious ...

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News  7 results

IBD: When to operate and when to punt
https://www.mdedge.com/surgery/article/160476/general-surgery/ibd-when-operate-and-when-punt/page/0/2

Mar 9th, 2018 - Emergencies require quicker decisions. In ulcerative colitis, emergency cases may include toxic megacolon, perforated colon, or obstruction from either a stricture or cancer, as well as bleeding in rare cases.

VIDEO: A better option for C. difficile toxic megacolon
https://www.mdedge.com/infectiousdisease/article/103661/infectious-diseases/video-better-option-c-difficile-toxic-megacolon
M. Alexander Otto

Oct 20th, 2015 - CHICAGO – Last-minute colectomy isn’t the way to go for Clostridium difficile–induced toxic megacolon; outcomes are better with a timely loop ileostomy and colonic lavage. University of Pittsburgh surgery professor Dr.

Tweet of the Week: Misplaced Vowel Causes Unwanted Bowel
https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/generalgastroenterology/50344

Mar 6th, 2015 - Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere. This week's winner is ... Medpage Today's own Ivan Oransky. H...

Clostridium difficile diarrhea and colitis: A clinical overview
https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/93373/infectious-diseases/clostridium-difficile-diarrhea-and-colitis-clinical-overview
Alan J. Taege, MD, Karim A. Adal, MD

ABSTRACT Infection with toxin-producing strains of Clostridium difficile is common and potentially life-threatening. It occurs mostly in patients in the hospital or nursing home w ho are taking or have recently taken antibiotics.

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