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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222221/acute-pancreatitis-following-oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
#1
Nnamdi Arinze Nwafo
Acute pancreatitis is a well-recognised complication of endoscopic procedures like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography but not oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD). I report a case of a 33-year-old woman, admitted with severe epigastric pain and vomiting 2 hours after an elective OGD for evaluation of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Pancreatitis was diagnosed on the basis of elevated lipase (40 790 U/L; normal 11-82) and findings on imaging studies. Other common causes of acute pancreatitis such as gallstones, alcohol and medications were ruled out...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221339/laparoscopic-repair-of-a-peritoneopericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-after-a-convergent-procedure-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Antony Delliturri, Shintaro Chiba, Igor Brichkov, Danny Sherwinter
Peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia is a rare entity involving herniation of abdominal viscera through the diaphragm into the pericardial sac. It is most often seen after blunt abdominal trauma, but can occur following any trans-diaphragmatic intervention. We report on a 56-year-old female with peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia secondary to a convergent procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, who underwent a laparoscopic repair. An anterior abdominal wall laparoscopic approach was employed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217906/liquid-paraffin-vs-hyaluronic-acid-in-preventing-intraperitoneal-adhesions
#3
Hanish Kataria, Vinod Prem Singh
Adhesion formation after abdominal and pelvic operations remains a challenging problem. Role of adjuvant barriers have been studied but there is no comparative study between liquid paraffin and hyaluronic acid as a barrier method. Hence, we planned to compare the effectiveness of 0.4 % hyaluronic acid and liquid paraffin in the prevention of postoperative intraperitoneal adhesions in rats. This prospective, randomized and controlled study was conducted in 60 adult Wistar albino rats. Surgical trauma by caecal abrasion and 1 g talcum powder was used in the rat model to induce adhesion formation...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217902/magnitude-severity-and-outcome-of-traumatic-pancreatic-injury-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-india
#4
Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Atin Kumar, Pramod Garg
Pancreatic injury is an uncommon and frequently missed injury in abdominal trauma patients. However, missed pancreatic injury is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to know the burden of pancreatic injury and its outcome in our setup. A retrospective analysis of 53 patients with pancreatic injury from January 2008 through March 2012 at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Pancreatic injuries were present in 1...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214123/pay-for-performance-motivation-to-succeed-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-courses-a-question-of-background-or-funding
#5
Roman Klein, Wolfgang Armbruster, Martin Grotz, Bernd Höner, Matthias Münzberg, Paul Alfred Grützner, Christoph Georg Wölfl
Objective: To correlate students' performance with their professional background and motivation to take part in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. We base our analysis on the self-determination theory that differentiates intrinsic (ambition to perform by individual itself) from extrinsic motivation (incentive by external stimuli). Design: We present a non-blinded, monocentric, non-randomized descriptive study of 376 students taking part in an ATLS course at one course site in Germany. Part of a two-day ATLS course are two written tests; we correlate test scores with background information provided by the students in a questionnaire of 13 items (age, sex, adress, board certification, specialty, subspecialty, position, hospital level of care, hospital operator and hospital participation in trauma network, motivation, funding source, condition of funding)...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204237/pediatric-adrenal-trauma-evaluation-and-follow-up-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
#7
Vasileios Rafailidis, Annamaria Deganello, Maria E Sellars, Erica Makin, Paul S Sidhu
Adrenal trauma is rarely encountered in the pediatric population, often as a component of multi-organ injury and often presenting with hematoma formation. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) is the established imaging modality both for initial evaluation and follow-up of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. In children, radiation exposure should be minimized and alternative imaging strategies are needed. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been successfully used for evaluation of patients with hepatic, renal and splenic injury...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203286/an-opportunity-for-improvement-in-trauma-care-8-week-booster-vaccination-adherence-among-patients-after-trauma-splenectomy
#8
Aaron R Alvarado, Kahdi Udobi, Stepheny Berry, Jaynell Assmann, Tracy McDonald, Robert D Winfield
BACKGROUND: Splenectomies are common after abdominal trauma, and measures must be taken to prevent infection, namely, the administration of available conjugate vaccinations against encapsulated organisms. While initial immunization is frequently completed prior to discharge, the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices recommends administration of an 8-week vaccination booster against S. pneumoniae, and compliance with this practice is unknown. We hypothesized that patients undergoing splenectomy for trauma would not routinely receive the recommended immunization and subsequent booster...
December 1, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201900/abdominal-wall-reconstruction-after-flap-surgery-and-the-effect-on-the-immune-system
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F Popa, A V Georgescu
Background: The aim of our study was to investigate the impact of abdominal wall reconstruction surgery on tissue anatomy and to explore how flap surgery influences the patient's immune status. Methods: Experimental abdominal wall defects were created in 8 Sus scrofa (swine) animal models. The animals were divided into two groups: 4 swine were euthanized one month after surgery for the biopsies retrieval purpose and the other 4 swine were kept alive and the collection of blood samples has been done 6 months after surgery...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201849/concurrent-surgery-of-craniectomy-and-splenectomy-as-initial-treatment-in-severe-traumatic-head-injury-a-case-report
#10
Hyeong Rae Lee, Nam Kyu You, Sook Jin Seo, Mi Sun Choi
It is not a common case for neurosurgery department and the other departments to perform joint operation at the same time. Patients with severe head injury are a condition in which vital signs are unstable due to severe brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure, and emergency surgery is required. A 44-year-old man visited the trauma center with a motorcycle accident. The Glasgow Coma Scale score at the time of emergency department was 3 points, and the pupil was fixed at 6 mm on both sides. His medical history was unknown...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201808/management-of-traumatic-liver-and-bile-duct-laceration
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Charu Tiwari, Hemanshi Shah, Mukta Waghmare, Kiran Khedkar, Pankaj Dwivedi
Posttraumatic major bile leak in children is uncommon, with few cases reported in the literature. These injuries are seen in high-grade liver trauma and are difficult to diagnose and manage. We describe a 7-year-old boy with grade IV hepatic trauma and bile leak following blunt abdominal trauma. The leak was successfully managed by percutaneous drainage and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) stenting of the injured hepatic duct. How to cite this article: Tiwari C, Shah H, Waghmare M, Khedkar K, Dwivedi P...
July 2017: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200143/the-predictors-for-positive-yield-abdominal-computed-tomography-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
#12
Abdulrahman M Alzahem, Soundappan S V Soundappan, Daniel T Cass
OBJECTIVES: Abdominal computed tomography (ACT) use in the initial evaluation of pediatric abdominal trauma is liberal in most instances. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors for a positive yield ACT scan in this population. METHODS: A prospective, cohort, single-center observational study was conducted at Children's Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, from January 2008 to June 2015 on 240 pediatric abdominal trauma patients who had abdominal computed tomography...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199182/delayed-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-high-grade-blunt-pancreatic-trauma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#13
Myftar Torba, Arben Gjata, Francesco Rulli, Ilir Kajo, Sotir Ceka, Tajar Asqeri
INTRODUCTION: Despite technological advancement, high grade pancreatic injuries following blunt abdominal trauma continues to remain a disease that is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in cases of delayed diagnosis. The aim of this paper was the presentation of delayed diagnosis and treatment peculiarities of high grade pancreatic trauma and a review of literature. CASE REPORT: A 55-years old man, involved in motor vehicle crashes, was referred to our level I trauma center...
November 29, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198896/computed-tomographic-imaging-in-the-pediatric-patient-with-a-seatbelt-sign-still-not-good-enough
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Tammy R Kopelman, Ramin Jamshidi, Paola G Pieri, Karole Davis, James Bogert, Sydney J Vail, Daniel Gridley, Melissa A Singer Pressman
PURPOSE: Considering the improvements in CT over the past decade, this study aimed to determine whether CT can diagnose HVI in pediatric trauma patients with seatbelt signs (SBS). METHODS: We retrospectively identified pediatric patients with SBS who had abdominopelvic CT performed on initial evaluation over 5 1/2years. Abnormal CT was defined by identification of any intra-abdominal abnormality possibly related to trauma. RESULTS: One hundred twenty patients met inclusion criteria...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194011/rapid-source-control-laparotomy-is-there-a-mortality-benefit-in-septic-shock
#15
James Vogler, Leslie Hart, Sharon Holmes, Jason Sciaretta, John Mihran Davis
BACKGROUND: In the 1990s, damage control laparotomy (DCL) became a proved approach to treat intra-abdominal injuries caused by trauma. In the ensuing two decades, this approach has been applied to non-traumatic abdominal processes as well. Although the benefits of DCL are clear, the benefit of rapid source-control laparotomy (RSCL) for non-traumatic abdominal diseases is much less clear. However, two recent cohort analyses identified significant increases in the mortality rate with RCSL compared with primary fascial closure (PFC)...
December 1, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193022/experimental-study-of-delivery-of-humidified-warm-carbon-dioxide-during-open-abdominal-surgery
#16
S Carpinteri, S Sampurno, J Malaterre, R Millen, M Dean, J Kong, T Chittleborough, A Heriot, A C Lynch, R G Ramsay
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to monitor the effect of humidified-warm carbon dioxide (HWCO2 ) delivered into the open abdomen of mice, simulating laparotomy. METHODS: Mice were anaesthetized, ventilated and subjected to an abdominal incision followed by wound retraction. In the experimental group, a diffuser device was used to deliver HWCO2 ; the control group was exposed to passive air flow. In each group of mice, surgical damage was produced on one side of the peritoneal wall...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191669/incidence-and-factors-associated-with-development-of-heterotopic-ossification-after-damage-control-laparotomy
#17
Yifan Wang, Agatha Stanek, Jeremy Grushka, Paola Fata, Andrew Beckett, Kosar Khwaja, Tarek Razek, Dan L Deckelbaum
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) following damage control laparotomy (DCL) is unknown. Abdominal wall reconstruction may prove more challenging in patients with HO. This study examines the incidence and factors associated with HO in patients with an open abdomen following DCL. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with an open abdomen after DCL at a level 1 trauma centre from 2009 to 2015 was conducted. Demographics and peri-operative outcomes of patients with and without HO were compared...
November 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187916/-epidemiological-clinical-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-blunt-abdominal-trauma-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-at-the-general-hospital-of-national-reference-of-n-djamena-chad-about-49-cases
#18
Ouchemi Choua, Kimassoum Rimtebaye, Ngueidjo Yamingue, Kalli Moussa, Mignagnal Kaboro
Introduction: Blunt abdominal traumas are common. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 49 patients with blunt abdominal trauma who underwent surgery at the General Hospital of National Reference of N'Djamena, Chad over a period of 5 years. Epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic parameters of patients were studied. Results: The study included 42 men and 7 women, mean age 21.3 years. The causes of blunt abdominal traumas were: road traffic accidents in 61...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187071/endovascular-stent-can-be-the-treatment-of-choice-for-spontaneous-iliac-vein-rupture-a-case-report
#19
Yen-Cheng Chen, Chien-Lin Huang, Jiann-Woei Huang
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous iliac vein rupture is a rare but lethal disease. Most patients suffer from shock status in the emergency department. Until now, open laparotomy combined with primary suture is the most common treatment of iliac vein rupture. However, there is high mortality and morbidity in the patients who underwent open laparotomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 71-year-old woman denied trauma history and sustained hypovolemic shock. The abdominal computed tomography showed one huge retroperitoneal hematoma...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184791/comprehensive-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-program-for-men-with-idiopathic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-a-prospective-study
#20
Thomas A Masterson, John M Masterson, Jessica Azzinaro, Lattoya Manderson, Sanjaya Swain, Ranjith Ramasamy
Background: Male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a heterogeneous constellation of symptoms that causes significant impairment and is often challenging to treat. In this prospective study, we evaluated men with CPPS who underwent comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) program. We used the previously validated Genitourinary Pain Index (GUPI) to measure outcomes. Methods: We included 14 men who underwent physical therapy for idiopathic CPPS from October 2015 to October 2016...
October 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
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