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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902604/the-use-of-delta-neutrophil-index-and-myeloperoxidase-index-as-diagnostic-predictors-of-strangulated-mechanical-bowel-obstruction-in-the-emergency-department
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Yong Sung Cha, Kang Hyun Lee, Jong Wook Lee, Eun Hee Choi, Hyung Il Kim, Oh Hyun Kim, Kyoung Chul Cha, Hyun Kim, Sung Oh Hwang
Early detection of bowel strangulation is difficult in patients with mechanical bowel obstruction (MBO). There have been no previous reports of predicting strangulation in MBO cases using the delta neutrophil index (DNI), which is a measure of the proportion of circulating immature granulocytes, or the myeloperoxidase index (MPXI), which is a measure of serum myeloperoxidase level. Therefore, we evaluated differences in initial DNI and MPXI upon presentation at the emergency department (ED) according to strangulation presence in MBO patients...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893689/a-new-method-for-insertion-of-long-intestinal-tube-for-small-bowel-obstruction-nonendoscopic-over-the-wire-method-via-short-nasogastric-tube
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Kazuma Sekiba, Tomoya Ohmae, Nariaki Odawara, Makoto Moriyama, Sachiko Kanai, Mayo Tsuboi, Tomotaka Saito, Koji Uchino, Masatoshi Akamatsu, Makoto Okamoto
It is often difficult to insert a long intestinal tube (LT) in patients with small bowel obstruction (SBO). We developed a novel technique for inserting an LT without endoscopy called nonendoscopic over-the-wire method via short nasogastric tube (NEWSt). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of NEWSt.We performed a retrospective study of patients who underwent LT insertion for SBO without any indications of strangulation with either NEWSt (n = 16) or endoscopy (n = 17) between November 2011 and February 2015 at our hospital...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891284/strangulated-morgagni-s-hernia-a-rare-diagnosis-and-management
#3
Malav Modi, Amit Kumar Dey, Ajay Mate, Samir Rege
Morgagni hernia is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It accounts for only 3% of all diaphragmatic hernias. The defect is small and hernia being asymptomatic in the majority presents late in adulthood. Obstruction or incarceration in Morgagni hernia is uncommon. We report a rare occurrence of strangulated Morgagni hernia. A 40-year-old gentleman presented to our emergency department with features of intestinal obstruction. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen showed a strangulated right Morgagni hernia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882859/suicide-and-self-inflicted-injury-hospitalizations-in-canada-1979-to-2014-15
#4
R Skinner, S McFaull, J Draca, M Frechette, J Kaur, C Pearson, W Thompson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this paper is to describe the trends and patterns of self-inflicted injuries, available from Canadian administrative data between 1979 and 2014/15, in order to inform and improve suicide prevention efforts. METHODS: Suicide mortality and hospital separation data were retrieved from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) holdings of Statistics Canada's Canadian Vital Statistics: Death Database (CVS:D) (1979 to 2012); Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System (CANSIM 2011, 2012); the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) (1994/95 to 2010/11); and the Discharge Abstract Database (2011/12 to 2014/15)...
November 2016: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882737/neonatal-bowel-strangulation-rare-presentation-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#5
Salvatore Arena, Gianfranco Scalfari, Nunzio Turiaco, Lucia Marseglia, Patrizia Perrone, Eloisa Gitto, Carmelo Romeo
We report a case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with perinatal bowel strangulation requiring intestinal resection. Ten hours after birth, the newborn started to be lethargic and developed bilious emesis. X-ray documented distended loops of bowel with air fluid levels in the abdomen and a gasless, non-homogeneous opacity of the left hemithorax, a right mediastinal shift and loss of the sharp left hemidiaphram line. On gastrographin enema the left colon was above the adjacent left diaphragm. Emergency surgery was performed at 16 h of age...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873736/amber-necklaces-reasons-for-use-and-awareness-of-risk-associated-with-bacterial-colonisation
#6
Pauline Machet, Philippe Lanotte, Bruno Giraudeau, Marie Leperlier, Elsa Tavernier, Annabel Maruani
BACKGROUND: Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to analyse bacterial colonisation of amber necklaces worn by children during hospital consultations. MATERIAL & METHODS: This prospective observational study included all children wearing a teething necklace at consultation in the Paediatric Dermatology and the Paediatric Emergency Department of our hospital from April to December 2014...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867410/closed-gastroschisis-vanishing-midgut-and-extreme-short-bowel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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F A Dennison
Gastroschisis alone has excellent survival rates. Occasionally reported is closed gastroschisis, leading to vanishing small bowel and extreme short bowel syndrome. It is believed that the abdominal wall defect can contract or close in utero, which leads to strangulation of the eviscerated bowel and the rare "vanishing gut syndrome." This has a very poor prognosis with mortality as high as 70%. An 18-year-old primigravid patient's 13 week scan diagnosed a large gastroschisis affecting the fetus. After counselling, she decided to continue with the pregnancy...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865147/appendicitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction-a-literature-review-of-case-reports
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Ondřej Malý, Jiří Páral
INTRODUCTION: Although bowel paralysis accompanying acute appendicitis is well known, mechanical bowel obstruction as a direct consequence of appendicitis remains a rare, but potentially life-threatening, acute abdomen. The aim of our literature review was to find all documented cases of this particular complication and compare them with our own case study. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database for relevant articles published from 1963 to 2015. The study included patients for whom direct links between appendicitis and strangulation of the terminal ileum were found, and for which the disease course had been documented in detail...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859329/self-strangulation-through-a-sphygmomanometer-an-uncommon-suicide
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Sara Lo Pinto, Tiziana Tacchella, Francesca Fossati, Alessandro Bonsignore, Francesco Ventura
Suicide by asphyxia is quite a common event in forensic practice and may be implemented in different ways. The authors report a unique case of a 16-year-old youth who committed suicide by means of a standard mercury sphygmomanometer. This manner of suicide has never been described in the literature reviewed. A complete forensic investigation led to the conclusion that the cause of death was mechanical asphyxia, ascribed to self-strangulation by means of an atypical item. The victim suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) syndrome and was assisted by support teachers...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847669/novel-approach-for-enterocutaneous-fistula-treatment-with-the-use-of-viable-cryopreserved-placental-membrane
#11
Frederick Nichols, Aaron Overly
Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECF) are a difficult and costly surgical complication to manage. The standard treatment of nil per os (NPO) and total paraenteral nutrition (TPN) is not well tolerated by patients. TPN is also known for complications associated with long term central venous catheterization and for high cost of prolonged hospital stay. We present two low output ECF cases successfully treated with viable cryopreserved placental membrane (vCPM) placed into the fistula tracts. One patient is a 59-year-old male with a low output ECF from a jejunostomy tube site four weeks after the surgery...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842628/successful-removal-of-a-penile-constriction-wedding-ring-in-a-rural-area
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A Fhima, N Lahouel
BACKGROUND: Penile strangulation is a rarely described medical emergency. Removal of the strangulating object is challenging, with a lack of proper guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To describe the challenges faced during an attempt to urgently remove a metal object (wedding ring) constricting an erect penis. METHODS: We report a case of penile strangulation with a wedding ring in an adult man who presented at Van Velden Hospital casualty department, Limpopo, South Africa, and review the related literature...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834523/nursing-the-critically-ill-surgical-patient-in-zambia
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Chris Carter, David Snell
Critical illness in the developing world is a substantial burden for individuals, families, communities and healthcare services. The management of these patients will depend on the resources available. Simple conditions such as a fractured leg or a strangulated hernia can have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities. The recent Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the World Health Organization promise to strengthen emergency and essential care will increase the focus on surgical services within the developing world...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830178/diaphragmatic-hernia-after-living-donor-right-hepatectomy-proposal-for-a-screening-protocol
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Scott M Livingstone, Axel Andres, A M James Shapiro, Norman N Kneteman, David L Bigam
BACKGROUND: Living donor hepatectomy (LDH) is increasingly being used to improve access to liver transplantation for those with end-stage liver disease. Although recipient outcomes are equivalent, donor complication rates range from 10% to 41%. A rare, but potentially serious complication is occurrence of a diaphragmatic hernia (DH), of which 9 cases have been reported so far in the literature. The purpose of this work was to review the clinical impact of DH post-LDH, including risk factors (RF) in hope of mitigating impact...
July 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811832/laparoscopic-assisted-altemeier-s-procedure-for-recurrent-strangulated-rectal-prolapse-a-case-report
#15
Wael M Al-Ameen, Antonio Privitera, Amal Al-Ayed, Khalid Sabr
BACKGROUND Rectal prolapse is an uncommon disease that usually requires surgical intervention. Several techniques have been described with either an abdominal or perineal approach, the latter having a higher recurrence rate. In case of irreducible and strangulated full-thickness prolapse, a perineal approach is necessary, and efforts should be made to reduce recurrence rates. CASE REPORT A 39-year-old mentally retarded woman presented with a painful, recurrent, strangulated sigmoid prolapse following a perineal recto-sigmoidectomy (Altemeier's procedure) for strangulated rectal prolapse 2 months previously...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805715/fetal-abduction-comparison-of-two-cases
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Ann W Burgess, Maeghan A Dillon, Kellie Y Chiou, Savannah B Hulsopple
The current article compares two cases involving the murders of two pregnant mothers for the kidnapping of their fetuses. The structure of the crimes includes seven steps. Both mothers were befriended by their killers (one before and one on the day of the murder and abduction), rendered unconscious by blunt force trauma, and then killed (one by strangulation and one by gunshot). Both bodies were moved after the murders and hidden, and later discovered by the circumstances of the babies' births: crude cesarean section operations...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805453/an-expanded-retrospective-review-of-trocar-site-hernias-in-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-patients
#17
Alexander Rossi, Daniel McLaughlin, Samantha Witte, Jerome LynSue, Randy S Haluck, Ann M Rogers
BACKGROUND: Trocar site hernias (TSH) are reported in 0.3% to 5.4% of laparoscopic cases, depending on diameter and type. Most occur with trocars over 10 mm in diameter. Some recommend routine fascial closure, but this requires time, costs, pain, and increased infection rates. All prior series are based on clinical presentation alone. We examined the possibly underreported prevalence of asymptomatic TSH on postoperative computed tomography (CT) scans in a series of laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) patients with unclosed port site fascia...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800103/-etiology-and-prognosis-of-acute-mechanical-intestinal-obstructions-at-the-national-hospital-of-zinder-cross-sectional-study-of-171-patients
#18
Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Oumarou Habou, Amadou Magagi, Halidou Maazou, Mansour Adamou, Yacouba Harouna
Acute mechanical intestinal obstruction (AIO) is one of the most frequent pathologies in emergency digestive surgery. The objective of this study was to describe the etiologic and prognostic features of acute mechanical intestinal obstruction at the National Hospital of Zinder (HNZ), Niger. We conducted a cross-sectional study including all the patients operated for AIO over a period of 24 months (January 2013 - December 2014) Mechanical intestinal obstructions represent 24.50% (n=171) of digestive surgical emergencies (n=622)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800069/-acute-scrotal-swellings-at-louga-regional-hospital-senegal-epidemiologic-etiologic-and-therapeutic-aspects
#19
Ibrahima Diabaté, Bouréima Ouédraogo, Mbaye Thiam
INTRODUCTION: Acute scrotal swellings (ASS) are a common reason for emergency consultation. This study aims to determine the frequency of hospitalization for ASS at the Louga Amadou Sakhir Mbaye Regional Hospital, Senegal, to identify its clinical forms and to evaluate the care management. METHODS: This is a retrospective descriptive study involving 114 patients hospitalized for ASS at the Louga Amadou Sakhir Mbaye regional hospital, from May 2010 to August 2013...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782939/strangulation-by-feeding-tube-in-a-23-month-old-with-down-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Paige C Woodham, James W Fulcher, Michael E Ward
Ligature strangulation, although typically homicidal in nature, has been reported as accidental in both the pediatric and adult populations. The unique mode of accidental strangulation with a gastric feeding tube in a 23-month-old with Down syndrome is currently unreported in the literature and has prompted us to report this case and look into safety modifications that can be made to these common medical devices. Given the number of children with gastric feeding tubes and concern over this exact scenario brought up by parents, it is unusual that a similar case has not been reported...
December 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
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