Category Archives: Gastroenterology

Comparison of the Derived Vectorcardiogram in Apparently Healthy Whites and Chinese: Conclusion

Although these trends of the dVCG parameters are in concordance with the previous observations using the Frank lead system in studies on whites and Japanese;’ nevertheless, the quantitative dVCG parameters and the dVCG vector loop configuration are different from those … Continue reading

Evaluation of care in neonatal-perinatal medicine:APPLICABILITY TO PRACTICE

In assessment of the clinical significance of a treatment, it is also important to assess the generalizability of the findings. In addition to determining whether appropriate outcomes were analyzed, physicians must ensure that study patients were recognizably similar to their … Continue reading

Relations between adrenergic response and atrial natriuretic factor release (part 17)

  Critical evaluation of the present study: We have studied a homogeneous population for the cause of CHF and the nature of hydroelectrolytic balance. Study participants were on similar drug therapy and patients receiving ACE inhibitor treatment were excluded. Furthermore, … Continue reading

An unusual case of hepatic abscess: DISCUSSION Part 2

The present case shows an unusual evolution of the disease, because it relapsed seven years after appropriate antibiotic therapy. A five-year follow-up of two patients with no recurrent disease has previously been noted, but information regarding follow-up is generally lacking … Continue reading

An unusual case of hepatic abscess: DISCUSSION Part 1

In the first published series of 122 cases of abdominal actinomycosis, 89% of cases followed an acute abdominal illness, most often acute appendicitis. The infection became apparent several weeks to months later. In a study of 181 subjects with actinomycosis, … Continue reading

An unusual case of hepatic abscess: CASE PRESENTATION Part 2

Seven years later, the patient presented with a similar clinical picture; abdominal CT scan revealed a solitary hepatic mass saddling segment 4, 8 and 5, and measuring 9 cm in its largest diameter (Figure 1, Top). Chest x-ray showed a … Continue reading

An unusual case of hepatic abscess: CASE PRESENTATION Part 1

A 50-year-old man presented with a one-week history of intermittent right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain. Fourteen years before admission to the hospital, the patient had undergone total pancreatectomy, splenectomy, cholecystectomy and choledochojejunostomy for chronic painful alcoholic pancreatitis, resulting in pancreatic … Continue reading

An unusual case of hepatic abscess

Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative disease characterized by the formation of abscesses, draining sinuses and abundant granulation tissue, and by the appearance of ‘sulphur granules’ in the discharge of involved tissues. Three regions of the body in humans are most … Continue reading