Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor 2017-2019

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Tom MOREELS

 

Deputy Editor:

Nicolas LANTHIER

 

Letters



An unusual cause of abdominal pain


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A 44-year-old man was referred for acute abdominal pain of the upper left quadrant. His medical history was unremarkable and he was taking no medicine. On examination, the abdomen was soft and tender to palpation at the left costovertebral angle. Cardiac auscultation revealed a grade 3/6 pansystolic murmur over the left lower sternal border. The white-cell count was 12.000 per cubic millimetre, the C-reactive protein was 20 mg/L and the LDH 500 U/L. Liver and pancreatic enzymes were normal. While the patient was in the emergency department narcotic analgesia was administered intravenously to control pain. [Product Details...]



Campylobacter data from a Turkish University hospital laboratory


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Campylobacter spp. are primarily zoonotic, with a variety of animals implicated as reservoirs for human infection. Campylobacteriosis is common in both developed and nondeveloped countries. Definitive diagnosis requires isolation of bacterium in culture (i.e. “gold standard”). Due to underdiagnosis and underreporting, actual incidence of infection in any country is substantially greater than reported incidence (1). Here, we report laboratory- based surveillance data collected between 2009 and 2012 in Yeditepe University Hospital (JCI Accredited, 2010-2013, Istanbul, Turkey) Medical Laboratories (ISO-EN 15189 Accredited by DACH, 2009-2014), Microbiology Section, Bacteriology Subdisciplinary Laboratory. [Product Details...]



Characteristic CT findings of mesenteric panniculit


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Mesenteric panniculitis is a disorder characterized by a chronic nonspecific inflammation involving the adipose tissue of the bowel mesentery. Mesenteric panniculitis is an uncommon disease of unknown etiology (1). The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease are very obscure. Various factors such as blunt abdominal trauma or prior surgery, cold, different drugs, vasculitis, vitamin deficiency, autoimmune processes and allergic disease have been suggested as possible causes (2). The disease has a 2–3 :1 male predilection and is seen more frequently in patients over 50 years old (3). [Product Details...]



Garlic induced esophagitis


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mitted to our clinic with complaints of acute onset odynophagia and retrosternal pain in the preceding 12 hours. Endoscopy revealed a garlic at the upper part of esophagus (Fig. 1). Garlic pushed into the stomach with endoscopy. Oedematous, fragile mucosal area with superficial erosion at the upper of esophagus was detected. Longitudinal length of the lesion was nearly 2,5 cm (Fig. 2). The detailed history revealed that he had been in the habit of swallowing garlic with a little amount of water for an alternative treatment in controlling hypertensive attack. [Product Details...]



Perianal abscess as a complication of intravesical administration of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin for bladder cancer


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Most of the anorectal abscesses result from acute infection of the anal glands extending from the anal crypts. Approximately 10% are due to other causes such as Crohn’s disease, trauma, hematologic malignancies, human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, actinomycosis, sexually transmitted diseases, radiation therapy, foreign body or anal surgery. Herein we present a rare case of perianal abscess developing as a complication of intracavitary administration of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder cancer. [Product Details...]



Successfully multiple pregnancies in Crohn’s disease under long-term treatment with adalimumab


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safe for patients suffering from Crohn’s disease (CD) and in pregnancy (1,2). Successful pregnancies of women under treatment with adalimumab (ADA) have been reported (3), but no data are available about what may happen when patients under long-term ADA treatment go through multiple pregnancies. On December 2007, a 32-year-old female patient consulted for her CD recurrence. She has been suffering from CD since 2001. In 2004 she had undergone ileocolonic anastomosis due to acute terminal ileum stenosis, and had been under continuous treatment with mesalazine and azathioprine since 2006. [Product Details...]


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