<![CDATA[Myelitis]]> https://benthamscience.com RSS Feed for Disease Wise Article | BenthamScience EurekaSelect (+http://eurekaselect.com) Mon, 02 Oct 2023 17:16:28 +0000 <![CDATA[Myelitis]]> https://benthamscience.com https://benthamscience.com <![CDATA[Hepatitis A Virus]]>https://benthamscience.comchapter/11861 <![CDATA[Radiation-Induced Lesions]]>https://benthamscience.comchapter/10547 <![CDATA[Eosinophilic Pancreatitis with Psoriasis Vulgaris]]>https://benthamscience.comchapter/9980

A 47-year-old man was admitted with cardiac space pain and a feeling of abdominal compression. He had a history of psoriasis vulgaris treated with steroid ointment for the past 30 years. Laboratory findings revealed elevated serum titers amylase. An abdominopelvic computed tomography scan showed a cystic lesion 45 mm in diameter localized in the pancreatic tail. He was diagnosed with pancreatic pseudocyst and conservative medical treatment was initiated with antimicrobial drugs and gabexate mesilate. Whenever meals were taken, pancreatitis aggravation returned. Eosinophilic leukocytosis occurred during steroid administration. Pseudoaneurysm in the splenic artery solution part occurred and a splenic artery embolism was performed in interventinal radiology. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy. The operation specimen revealed eosinophilic infiltration.

Despite the unusual occurrence of EP, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with allergic disease or with an eosinophillia group presenting pancreatitis. In such cases, EUS-FNA or laparoscopic biopsy should be mandatory to avoid unnecessary surgical operation.]]> <![CDATA[Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Salvage of Flaps with Unstable Blood Flow]]>https://benthamscience.comchapter/9959

We performed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 10 patients with postoperative blood flow disorder after flap transfer. All cases were reconstruction using pedicled flaps. Subject disorders were intractable ulcers with myelitis in three cases, decubitus ulcers in three cases, gas gangrene in one case, injury in one case, hair loss in one case, and defect after tumor resection in one case. Among the 10 patients for whom we performed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, eight experienced local chronic inflammation or systemic wound healing protraction factors.

The transferred flaps in 4 of 10 patients treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy were salvaged, and the diseases were cured. In one patient, the flap was saved; however, myelitis symptoms were caused by an intramedullary bone screw. The other five patients showed epidermal or adiposal partial necrosis of the transferred flap and closed wounded area.

We performed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 10 patients with unstable flap blood flow.

A therapy effect was apparent in all cases, and supplemental surgical procedures were not required in five cases. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a useful flap salvation method for institutions that have access to hyperbaric oxygen devices.]]>