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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640003/infections-associated-with-streptococcus-constellatus-in-children
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Howard Faden, Mustafa Mohmand
Streptococcus constellatus is a viridans Streptococcus belonging to the Anginosus group. It was associated with abscesses in 37 children, 80% of whom had acute appendicitis with perforation and abscess formation in 50%. None of the children was younger than 3 years of age.
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638573/acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-test-of-clinical-acumen
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Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet, Dilli Ram Poudel, Khema Raj Bhusal
Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare autosomal dominant hepatic porphyria due to deficiency of hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMBS), also known as porphobilinogen deaminase leading to accumulation of porphyrin precursors. However, gene defect alone is usually not sufficient to cause an acute attack, and many extrinsic factors play a role. Diagnostic tests are defined, but clinical suspicion is often delayed as symptoms mimic other common conditions. We report a case of a 18-year-old male with severe, persistent, and generalized abdominal pain along with marked hyponatremia, with subsequent development of altered mentation needing intensive care...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638009/-videolaparoscopy-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-diseases-simulating-acute-appendicitis
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V T Samsonov, A S Ermolov, A A Gulyaev, P A Yartsev, Kh K Abdulamitov, Z I Sattarova
AIM: To analyze videolaparoscopic diagnosis and treatment of abdominal pathology simulating acute appendicitis (AA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: For the period 2008-2015 at Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Care 2784 patients with suspected AA underwent clinical, laboratory and ultrasonic examination. Depending on survey results patients were divided into 2 groups. Group I included 1352 (48.6%) patients with AA, group II - 1432 (51.4%) patients with suspected AA...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637573/laparoscopic-appendectomy-protocol-expedites-management-of-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis
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Alvaro M Bada, Joseph A Ibrahim, Karen Safcsak, Andrew C Gratzon, Chadwick P Smith, Michael L Cheatham
Bed availability remains a constant struggle for tertiary care centers resulting in the use of management protocols to streamline patient care and reduce length of stay (LOS). A standardized perioperative management protocol for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (UA) was implemented in April 2014 to decrease both CT scan usage and LOS. Patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for UA from April 2012 to May 2013 (PRE group) and April 2014 to May 2015 (POST group) were compared retrospectively. There were no differences in patient demographics or clinical findings between the groups...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635513/evaluation-of-platelet-indices-and-red-cell-distribution-width-as-new-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Noha Boshnak, Mohamed Boshnaq, Hatem Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Debate around the value of laboratory tests in establishing the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) still continues. This prospective study aimed to investigate the changes in mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red cell distribution width (RDW) with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHOD: 200 patients who underwent emergency appendectomy were included. According to postoperative histology, patients were divided into three groups: acute non-complicated, acute complicated appendicitis (positive appendicectomy groups), and negative appendectomy group...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631157/performance-characteristics-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-without-contrast-agents-or-sedation-in-pediatric-appendicitis
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Ryne A Didier, Katharine L Hopkins, Fergus V Coakley, Sanjay Krishnaswami, David M Spiro, Bryan R Foster
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a promising modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. However optimal imaging protocols, including roles of contrast agents and sedation, have not been established and diagnostic criteria have not been fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance characteristics of rapid MRI without contrast agents or sedation in the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients ages 4-18 years with suspicion of appendicitis who underwent rapid MRI between October 2013 and March 2015 without contrast agent or sedation...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
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Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Laurence E McCahill, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627445/right-sided-acute-diverticulitis-a-single-western-center-experience
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Francesco Monari, Maurizio Cervellera, Basilio Pirrera, Umberto D'Errico, Samuele Vaccari, Laura Alberici, Valeria Tonini
INTRODUCTION: Right sided diverticular disease is a rare condition in Western countries whereas is common amongst Asian population. The aim of this study is to evaluate options and outcomes for the treatment of right colonic diverticulitis. METHOD: We included only patients undergoing surgery with right colon diverticulitis (RCD) proven at histological specimen examination from September 2011 to December 2016. RESULTS: We performed 18 operations for RCD...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626372/acute-appendicitis-caused-by-previous-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-an-adenoma-adjacent-to-the-appendiceal-orifice
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Ryo Kato, Keita Harada, Kei Harada, Daisuke Takei, Yuusaku Sugihara, Shiho Takashima, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Masahiro Takahara, Sakiko Hiraoka, Yasushi Omura, Wakako Oda, Hiroyuki Okada
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a groundbreaking treatment for tumors adjacent to the appendiceal orifice that are difficult to remove by conventional endoscopic mucosal resection, and successful cases are increasingly reported. However, little is known about the subsequent complications, especially long-term complications. A female in her early 70s with a 15-mm cecal tumor adjacent to the appendiceal orifice - discovered incidentally during a screening colonoscopy - underwent hybrid ESD of the lesion...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625560/small-bowel-ultrasound-beyond-inflammatory-bowel-disease-an-updated-review-of-the-recent-literature
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REVIEW
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Mirella Fraquelli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
The use of bowel ultrasonography (US) for the evaluation of gut diseases has increased in recent years and has been proven to provide a widely available, non-invasive and inexpensive method for the initial work-up and follow-up of different intestinal diseases, limited mostly by technical challenges posed by the patient's anatomy. The present review aims to provide an extensive overview of the main pathologic features at US examination of intestinal diseases other than inflammatory bowel disease, both acute (e...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624043/composition-of-the-cellular-infiltrate-in-patients-with-simple-and-complex-appendicitis
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Ramon R Gorter, Emma C E Wassenaar, Onno J de Boer, Roel Bakx, Joris J T H Roelofs, Madeleine J Bunders, L W Ernst van Heurn, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: It is now well established that there are two types of appendicitis: simple (nonperforating) and complex (perforating). This study evaluates differences in the composition of the immune cellular infiltrate in children with simple and complex appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 47 consecutive children undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis between January 2011 and December 2012 were included. Intraoperative criteria were used to identify patients with either simple or complex appendicitis and were confirmed histopathologically...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623597/acute-appendicitis-still-a-surgical-disease-results-from-a-propensity-score-based-outcome-analysis-of-conservative-versus-surgical-management-from-a-prospective-database
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Niccolò Allievi, Asaf Harbi, Marco Ceresoli, Giulia Montori, Elia Poiasina, Federico Coccolini, Michele Pisano, Luca Ansaloni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of conservative versus surgical treatment for acute appendicitis. BACKGROUND: Although acute appendicitis is a common disease, great debate exists regarding the appropriate management of patients. Conservative treatment has shown positive results in several RCTs, eliciting questions about indications to surgery, therapeutic appropriateness and ethical conduct. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected; a Propensity Score-based matching method was implemented in order to reduce bias arising from characteristics of the patients; a proportion of patients (69 in total) were excluded to obtain two comparable groups of study (1a)...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614043/antibiotics-vs-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-adults-review-of-the-evidence-and-future-directions
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Jared M Huston, Lillian S Kao, Phillip K Chang, James M Sanders, Sara Buckman, Charles A Adams, Christine S Cocanour, Sarah E Parli, Julia Grabowski, Jose Diaz, Jeffrey M Tessier, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal surgical emergency in the United States, with a lifetime risk of 7%-8%. The treatment paradigm for complicated appendicitis has evolved over the past decade, and many cases now are managed by broad-spectrum antibiotics. We determined the role of non-operative and operative management in adult patients with uncomplicated appendicitis. METHODS: Several meta-analyses have attempted to clarify the debate. Arguably the most influential is the Appendicitis Acuta (APPAC) Trial...
June 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609109/accuracy-and-radiation-dose-reduction-of-limited-range-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-appendicitis-in-pediatric-patients
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Michael Jin, Thomas R Sanchez, Ramit Lamba, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Michael T Corwin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to determine the accuracy and radiation dose reduction of limited-range CT prescribed from the top of L2 to the top of the pubic symphysis in children with suspected acute appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 210 consecutive pediatric patients from December 11, 2012, through December 11, 2014, who underwent abdominopelvic CT for suspected acute appendicitis. Two radiologists independently reviewed the theoretic limited scans from the superior L2 vertebral body to the top of the pubic symphysis, to assess for visualization of the appendix, acute appendicitis, alternative diagnoses, and incidental findings...
June 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607634/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-level-of-total-bilirubin-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
#16
Mohammad Reza Motie, Minoosadat Mousavi Nik, Malihe Gharaee
INTRODUCTION: Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis still remains a problem. Delays in diagnosis of acute appendicitis may cause perforation and septic peritonitis which result in increasing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and the diagnostic value of total serum bilirubin levels as a predictor of acute appendicitis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients who underwent appendectomy with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis from April 2012 to March 2013 at Emam Reza Hospital in Mashhad (Iran) were enrolled...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599958/the-meteorological-influence-on-seasonal-alterations-in-the-course-of-acute-appendicitis
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Alexander Reinisch, Jan Heil, Guido Woeste, Wolf Bechstein, Juliane Liese
BACKGROUND: Several diseases, including acute appendicitis (AA), have been known to undergo seasonal variations. Changes in the incidence and course of AA are attributed to seasonal weather differences, but this connection remains unproven. METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center analysis, we analyzed daily meteorological data over an 8-year period. A connection of day-by-day meteorological data with 680 consecutive appendectomies was performed. Patients' characteristics, intraoperative findings, and outcome parameters were analyzed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599702/a-rare-cause-of-acute-appendicitis-migration-of-an-intrauterine-device
#18
Alper Parlakgumus, Huriye Ayse Parlakgumus, Ali Ezer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599581/changing-management-of-gallstone-related-disease-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
#19
Jonas Hedström, Johan Nilsson, Roland Andersson, Bodil Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Gallstone-related disease is the second most common non-obstetric cause, following appendicitis, for acute abdomen in pregnancy. This study aimed to investigate treatment strategies, changes over time and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstone-related disease during pregnancy admitted to Skane University hospital in Lund and Malmö 2001-2015 were analysed retrospectively. Information regarding the patient, pregnancy and fetus/child was recorded...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598731/neoplasms-of-the-appendix-pictorial-review-with-clinical-and-pathologic-correlation
#20
Laura M Leonards, Anokh Pahwa, Maitraya K Patel, Jeffrey Petersen, Michael J Nguyen, Cecilia M Jude
Appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon tumors of the gastrointestinal tract that may manifest with symptoms of appendicitis, right lower quadrant pain, or palpable mass, leading to imaging or surgical intervention. The majority of appendiceal masses consist of primary epithelial neoplasms and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Epithelial neoplasms-mucinous and nonmucinous types-are more often detected at imaging than NETs due to their larger size and propensity for peritoneal spread and metastatic disease. Epithelial mucinous neoplasms are defined by the presence of mucin, detected at radiologic and pathologic examination...
June 9, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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