A Case Report of Linguatula Serrata Infestation From Rural Area of Isfahan City, Iran.

A case report of Linguatula serrata infestation from rural area of Isfahan city, Iran.

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Adv Biomed Res. 2012; 1: 42
Hamid T, Hossein YD, Mehran BB, Masood FS, Hamid E

Linguatulosis occurs accidentally in human by ingestion of raw or undercooked visceral tissues of sheep, goat, camel, and other herbivores. In this case report, 2 patients from an Afghan family infested with this parasite in rural area of Isfahan, Iran are presented. Clinical signs and symptoms including pricking sensation in throat, coughing, sneezing, yellow nasal and ears discharges, which started 2-3 hours after eating raw goat liver. Nymphs of Linguatula serrata were isolated from their tongues and later, several more parasites were discharged by coughing and sneezing. An ancient belief about nutritional benefits of eating raw liver may causes more Halzoun syndrome in future.
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Enteroenteroanastomosis near adjacent ileocecal valve in infants.

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World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Dec 28; 18(48): 7314-8
Jiang WW, Xu XQ, Geng QM, Zhang J, Chen H, Lv XF, Lu CG, Tang WB

To investigate the feasibility and the effectiveness of ileoileostomy in the region adjacent to the ileocecal valve, which can retain the ileocecal valve in infants.This is a retrospective review of 48 patients who underwent ileoileostomy in the region adjacent to the ileocecal valve (group 1) and 34 patients who underwent ileocecal resections and ileotransversanastomosis (group 2). Patients were monitored for the time to flatus, resumption of eating, length of hospital stay after surgery, serum total bile acid, vitamin B12 and postoperative complications.The time to flatus, time until resumption of eating and post-operative length of hospital stay showed no statistically significant differences between the two groups. Serum total bile acid and vitamin B12 were not significantly different between the two groups at post-operative day 1 and day 3, but were significantly decreased at 1 wk after operation in group 2. None of the patients died or suffered from stomal leak in these two groups. However, the incidence of diarrhea, intestinal infection, disturbance of acid-base balance and water-electrolytes in group 1 was lower than in group 2.Ileoileostomy in the region adjacent to the ileocecal valve is safe and results in fewer complications than ileotransversanastomosis in infants.
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Executive functioning and behavioral impulsivity of young women who binge eat.

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Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jan 17;
Kelly NR, Bulik CM, Mazzeo SE

OBJECTIVE: To examine the link between binge eating, executive functioning, and behavioral impulsivity. METHOD: Fifty women who reported engaging in weekly binge eating in the absence of regular compensatory behaviors and 66 women with no history of binge eating completed several self-report questionnaires and a brief neuropsychological battery, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task and Conner’s Continuous Performance Task. RESULTS: Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that groups did not differ in executive functioning after controlling for depression, anxiety, body mass, general intelligence, and psychotropic medication use. Correlation analyses suggest that individuals who endorse more frequent binge eating might have greater difficulties thinking flexibly or shifting attention. Individuals who binge eats are also more likely to behave impulsively, but only for emotional reasons. DISCUSSION: Although this study is unable to determine whether these cognitive and behavioral factors precede or follow binge-eating episodes, outcomes have implications for treatment and prevention. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013).
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