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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220740/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-surgical-sepsis-in-pietermaritzburg-south-africa
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S Green, V Y Kong, D L Clarke, B Sartorius, J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, P Brysiewicz, W Bekker, E Harknett
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence appears to be increasing. In the resource-limited environment in low- and middle-income countries, the management of surgical sepsis (SS) continues to represent a significant portion of the workload for most general surgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of SS seen at a busy emergency department, and categorise the outcomes. METHODS: The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) and Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Surgical Service (PMSS) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa (SA), maintain a prospective electronic registry...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220347/stercoral-colitis-mimicking-appendicitis
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Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Mustapha Bensghir, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Stercoral colitis is an inflammatory process involving the colonic wall related to fecal impaction. This rare condition is associated with high morbidity-mortality. FINDINGS: We report a case of a 78-year-old woman with a history of dementia under clozapine who presented a clinical and sonographic presentation of acute appendicitis. The worsening of her clinical condition prompted us to review our diagnosis and modify our approach using the CT scan which was consistent with stercoral colitis...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214863/stimulation-of-erythrocyte-cell-membrane-scrambling-by-c-reactive-protein
#3
Majed Abed, Christian Thiel, Syeda T Towhid, Kousi Alzoubi, Sabina Honisch, Florian Lang, Alfred Königsrainer
BACKGROUND: Eryptosis, the suicidal erythrocyte death characterized by cell shrinkage and phosphatidylserine-translocation, is triggered by fever and inflammation. Signaling includes increased cytosolic Ca2+-activity ([Ca2+]i), caspase activation, and ceramide. Inflammation is associated with increased plasma concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP). The present study explored whether CRP triggers eryptosis. METHODS: Phosphatidylserine abundance at the cell surface was estimated from annexin-V-binding, cell volume from forward scatter, [Ca2+]i from Fluo3-fluorescence, ceramide abundance and caspase-3-activity utilizing FITC-conjugated antibodies...
February 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-exam-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of history, physical exam, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department-Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
February 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214055/rare-hernias-with-atypical-content-apropos-of-a-spigelian-hernia-with-acute-appendicitis
#5
M M Ramírez-Ramírez, E Villanueva-Sáenz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213607/efficacy-and-safety-of-nonoperative-treatment-for-acute-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roxani Georgiou, Simon Eaton, Michael P Stanton, Agostino Pierro, Nigel J Hall
CONTEXT: Nonoperative treatment (NOT) with antibiotics alone of acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) in children has been proposed as an alternative to appendectomy. OBJECTIVE: To determine safety and efficacy of NOT based on current literature. DATA SOURCES: Three electronic databases. STUDY SELECTION: All articles reporting NOT for AUA in children. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently verified study inclusion and extracted data...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211283/gallstone-ileus-presenting-as-obstructive-gangrenous-appendicitis
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José Cruz-Santiago, Giuseppe Briceño-Sáenz, Javier García-Álvarez, José Luis Beristain-Hernández
We present the very unusual case of a 38-year-old woman with acute appendicitis and intestinal obstruction. During surgery, a 2.5 cm gallstone impacted at the base of the cecal appendix was found as the cause of a gangrenous appendicitis and obstruction; a choledochal-duodenal fistula was found during the same surgery with no gallstones remaining in the gallbladder or elsewhere. The case was managed by appendectomy with retrieval of the gallstones and no other procedure was performed for the gallbladder or the fistula, since no other gallstone was found on examination...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211279/diverticulitis-of-the-appendix-as-debut-of-appendicular-cystadenoma-and-carcinoid-tumor
#8
Laura Fernández Gómez-Cruzado, Mikel Prieto Calvo, Christian Pérez González, Jasone Larrea Oleaga
Appendiceal diverticulosis is a rare condition with a frequency of 0.004% to 2.1%, and is sometimes an occasional finding during anatomopathologic study of the surgical specimen. It may be presented acutely as a right lower quadrant pain, similar to acute appendicitis for which differential diagnosis must be carried out, and it is associated with appendicular tumors. We report a case of diverticulitis of the appendix as debut of appendicular cystadenoma and carcinoid tumor with representative iconography, being unusual the association of both diseases and even more its preoperative diagnosis...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210834/conservative-treatment-in-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-reassessment-of-practice-safety
#9
Zvi Steiner, Genady Buklan, Rodica Stackievicz, Michael Gutermacher, Ita Litmanovitz, Guy Golani, Shmuel Arnon
: The success rate of conservative treatment for children with uncomplicated appendicitis was prospectively evaluated among 197 children. All who received intravenous antibiotics for 3-5 days, and if symptoms resolved, were discharged home on oral antibiotics for 5 days. Failure rate, symptoms, laboratory signs, and sonographic findings were evaluated for prognostic markers of treatment failure. Children were followed for 18 months. The success rate of conservative treatment was 87%, with shorter hospital stays compared to children who eventually needed surgery (72 [60-84] vs...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206945/synchronous-acute-appendicitis-and-acute-cholecystitis-a-discussion-of-a-century-s-worth-of-epidemiologic-basic-science-and-clinical-research-explicating-the-pathophysiology-of-a-likely-underrecognized-historical-condition
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Ehyal Shweiki, Thea P Price, Pankaj H Patel, George J Koenig, Alec C Beekley, David W Rittenhouse, Kris R Kaulback, Murray J Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206936/independent-preoperative-predictors-of-prolonged-length-of-stay-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-patients-over-30-years-of-age-experience-from-a-single-institution
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Eric S Wise, Stephen P Gadomski, Annette M Ilg, Camilo Bermudez, Emily W Chan, Michelle L Izmaylov, Samantha J Gridley, Jessica V Kaczmarek, Sir Norman T Melancon, Sarwat Ahmad, Kyle M Hocking, Jose J Diaz, Stephen M Kavic
Prompt discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a marker of quality of care, fiscally desirable and feasible in select patients. Patients over 30 comprise a more heterogeneous cohort known to experience worse outcomes after LA. We aimed to identify easily available preoperative risk factors portending a postoperative length of stay ≥2 days among patients above age 30. In this investigation, 296 included patients from a single institution who underwent LA for acute appendicitis from 2010 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed for preoperative demographics, laboratory studies, comorbidities, presentation characteristics, radiographic finding, and other rationally selected factors for association with postoperative length of stay ≥2 days...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204893/gastrointestinal-system-manifestations-in-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Hafize Emine Sönmez, Asuman Nur Karhan, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Yelda Bilginer, Ersin Gümüş, Hülya Demir, Aysel Yüce, Seza Özen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease which may involve gastrointestinal system (GIS). The aim of this study was to present GIS manifestations of pediatric SLE patients. The medical files of 69 children with SLE followed between January 2011 and January 2016 were reviewed. All fulfilled the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics criteria. All patients (≤18 years of age) with GIS manifestations were included. GIS manifestations were observed in 19 (27.5%) out of 69 SLE patients and present at the time of SLE diagnosis in 13 (68...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203466/idiopathic-renal-infarction-mimicking-appendicitis
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Marco Di Serafino, Rosa Severino, Chiara Gullotto, Francesco Lisanti, Enrico Scarano
Renal infarction is a rare cause of referral to the emergency department, with very low estimated incidence (0.004%-0.007%). Usually, it manifests in patients aged 60-70 with risk factors for thromboembolism, mostly related to heart disease, atrial fibrillation in particular. We report a case of idiopathic segmental renal infarction in a 38-year-old patient, presenting with acute abdominal pain with no previous known history or risk factors for thromboembolic diseases. Because of its aspecific clinical presentation, this condition can mimic more frequent pathologies including pyelonephritis, nephrolithiasis, or as in our case appendicitis...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202345/circulating-human-leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-1-mrna-and-protein-levels-to-detect-acute-appendicitis-in-patients-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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T H Rainer, L Y Leung, Cpy Chan, Y K Leung, N M Cheng, Pbs Lai, Y S Cheung, C A Graham
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of circulating plasma and urine leucine-rich-2-glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) protein has been found in patients with acute appendicitis (AA) and may be useful for diagnosis. This study aimed to investigate whether combined tests including circulating LRG1 mRNA levels improves the early diagnosis of AA. METHODS: Between December 2011 and October 2012, a prospective study was conducted on patients aged 18years or older presenting to the ED with acute abdominal pain (<7days of symptom onset)...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194513/clinical-use-of-mri-for-the-evaluation-of-acute-appendicitis-during-pregnancy
#15
Darshan Patel, Jordan Fingard, Sean Winters, Gavin Low
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of MRI for detecting acute appendicitis in pregnancy in a multi-institution study involving general body MR readers with no specific expertise in MR imaging of the pregnant patient. METHODS: Retrospective review of MRI examinations on PACS in 42 pregnant patients was evaluated for acute right lower quadrant pain. Three fellowship-trained general body radiologists analyzed the MRI examinations in consensus and attempted to localize the appendix, assess for features of appendicitis, and exclude alternative etiologies for the right lower quadrant pain...
February 13, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194430/mesh-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-appendectomy-in-the-treatment-of-amyand-s-hernia-with-non-inflamed-appendices
#16
Emin Kose, Abdullah Sisik, Mustafa Hasbahceci
Amyand's hernia is defined as protrusion of the vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac. It is a rare entity with variable clinical presentation from normal vermiform appendix to abscess formation due to perforation of acute appendicitis. Although surgical treatment includes appendectomy and hernia repair, appendectomy in the absence of an inflamed appendix and use of a mesh in cases of appendectomy remain to be controversial. The aim of this study was to review the experience of mesh inguinal hernia repair plus appendectomy performed for Amyand's hernia with noninflamed appendices...
2017: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193185/intestinal-goblet-cell-carcinoid-presenting-with-recurrent-sterile-peritonitis-in-a-patient-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-case-report
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Chih-Wei Chen, Jan-Show Chu, Li-Chun Hsieh, Chih-Chin Kao, Yen-Chung Lin, Hsi-Hsien Chen
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare variant of appendiceal carcinoid with mixed endocrine and exocrine features. The most common symptom and signs are abdominal pain, acute appendicitis and palpable mass. Additionally, abdominal pain is common in patient on peritoneal dialysis, which may confound the diagnosis in such patient. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 71- years- old woman on peritoneal dialysis that experienced several episodes of abdominal cramping pain and sterile peritonitis...
February 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192848/low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-3-year-endoscopic-follow-up-underlines-benign-course-of%C3%A2-lamn-type-1
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Thomas Klag, Jan Wehkamp, Hans Bösmüller, Claudius Falch, Jonas Johannink, Nisar P Malek, Andreas Kirschniak, Martin Goetz
Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are neoplastic lesions with potential progression to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). In most cases, diagnosis is made because of suspected acute appendicitis or incidentally by computed tomography (CT). However, incidental diagnosis during colonoscopy is rare. We present the case of a 63-year-old man with a LAMN type 1 lesion, diagnosed at routine colonoscopy for surveillance of ulcerative colitis. Because in earlier surveillance colonoscopies, this lesion was misinterpreted as fecal polution, for the first time, this case describes retrospectively a 3-year endoscopic follow-up of LAMN type 1, underlining the benign course of these kind of lesions compared to type 2 lesions with submucosal infiltration...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185689/imaging-of-acute-pelvic-pain-in-girls-ovarian-torsion-and-beyond-%C3%A2
#19
REVIEW
Lena Naffaa, Tejaswini Deshmukh, Shanthan Tumu, Chris Johnson, Kevin P Boyd, Arthur B Meyers
: Identifying the etiology of acute pelvic pain in girls is often clinically challenging. Particularly in young girls, it is often difficult to determine if acute pelvic symptoms are originating from a gynecologic source or from a genitourinary or gastrointestinal etiology based on the child's clinical examination alone. Therefore, imaging plays a key role in establishing a diagnosis and in directing medical and surgical treatment. Pediatric gynecologic conditions, which can present acutely with pain or mass or both include ovarian torsion, hematometrocolpos, pelvic inflammatory disease, inguinal hernias containing an ovary or the uterus or both, adnexal cysts, pregnancy, vaginal foreign bodies, and ovarian vein thrombosis...
December 21, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182060/cytological-diagnosis-of-xanthogranulomatous-appendicitis
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Rajni Kaushik, Anchana Gulati, Deepak Vedant, Vijay Kaushal
Xanthogranulomatous reaction can occur in any organ but the most common sites are kidney and gallbladder. Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis (XA) is a rare clinical entity. There are a few case reports of XA diagnosed on histopathology but none on cytology. Here we report a case of a 47-year-old lady who presented with acute abdomen and was found to have a mass lesion in the right iliac fossa. She was diagnosed with XA intraoperatively on imprint cytology that was subsequently confirmed on histopathological examination...
January 2017: Journal of Cytology
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