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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944334/evaluation-of-the-alvarado-scoring-system-in-the-management-of-acute-appendicitis
#1
Zeki Özsoy, Erdinç Yenidoğan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to show the effectiveness of Alvarado score and its components to predict the correct diagnosis of acute appendicitis and to find an optimum cut-off value for Alvarado score. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients who underwent surgical operation between January 2011 and January 2012 with the suspicion of acute appendicitis were included in the study. Their demographic and clinical features and histopathological results were retrieved from the medical records...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943063/outpatient-laparoscopic-appendectomy-can-be-successfully-performed-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-a-southwestern-surgical-congress-multicenter-trial
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Richard Frazee, Clay Cothren Burlew, Justin Regner, Robert McIntyre, Erik Peltz, Chris Cribari, Julie Dunn, Larry Butler, Paul Reckard, Sharmila Dissanaike, Karen Karimi, Charles Behnfield, Nic Melo, Daniel Margulies
BACKGROUND: Many laparoscopic procedures are now performed on an outpatient basis. We hypothesize laparoscopic appendectomy can be safely performed as an outpatient procedure. METHODS: Seven institutions adopted a previously described outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy protocol for uncomplicated appendicitis. Patients were dismissed unless there was a clinical indication for admission. Patient demographics, success with outpatient management, time of dismissal, morbidity, and readmissions were analyzed...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940383/immunoproteasome-in-the-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-and-its-correlation-with-proteasome-and-uchl1-measured-by-spr-imaging-biosensors
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Ewa Matuszczak, Anna Sankiewicz, Wojciech Debek, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Robert Milewski, Adam Hermanowicz
THE AIM: to determinate the immunoproteasome concentration in the blood plasma of children with appendicitis, and its correlation with circulating proteasome and UCHL1. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 children with acute appendicitis, managed at the Paediatric Surgery Department, were randomly included into the study (age 2 years 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 9,5 + 1 years). There were 10 girls and 17 boys. 18 healthy, age matched subjects, admitted for planned surgeries served as controls...
September 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939636/non-operative-management-of-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-in-children-where-is-the-evidence
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EDITORIAL
Katie E Rollins, Dileep N Lobo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932077/laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-how-to-discourage-surgeons-using-inadequate-therapy
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REVIEW
Tomohide Hori, Takafumi Machimoto, Yoshio Kadokawa, Toshiyuki Hata, Tatsuo Ito, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yuki Aisu, Yusuke Kimura, Maho Sasaki, Yuichi Takamatsu, Taku Kitano, Shigeo Hisamori, Tsunehiro Yoshimura
Acute appendicitis (AA) develops in a progressive and irreversible manner, even if the clinical course of AA can be temporarily modified by intentional medications. Reliable and real-time diagnosis of AA can be made based on findings of the white blood cell count and enhanced computed tomography. Emergent laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is considered as the first therapeutic choice for AA. Interval/delayed appendectomy at 6-12 wk after disease onset is considered as unsafe with a high recurrent rate during the waiting time...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929862/the-accuracy-of-the-computed-tomography-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-does-the-experience-of-the-radiologist-matter
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E Lietzén, P Salminen, I Rinta-Kiikka, H Paajanen, T Rautio, P Nordström, M Aarnio, T Rantanen, J Sand, J-P Mecklin, A Jartti, J Virtanen, P Ohtonen, N Ånäs, J M Grönroos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosing acute appendicitis with a special reference to radiologist experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively in our randomized controlled trial comparing surgery and antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (APPAC trial, NCT01022567). We evaluated 1065 patients who underwent computed tomography for suspected appendicitis. The on-call radiologist preoperatively analyzed these computed tomography images...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924279/value-of-leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein-1-lrg-1-on-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-female-patients-with-right-lower-quadrant-abdominal-pain
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Osman Lutfi Demirci, Yunsur Cevik, Seref Kerem Corbacioglu, Alpaslan Taner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic usefulness of leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein-1 in female patients with acute abdominal pain on right lower-quadrant and acute appendicitis. METHODS: The prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted at the emergency department of Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, during a two-month period in 2014, and comprised patients with acute abdominal pain in right lower-quadrant, and control subjects. Female patients aged 18-60 years who were admitted to the hospital's emergency department were included...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919127/acute-appendicitis-implementing-low-dose-ct-in-clinical-practice
#8
Paulina Salminen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918345/meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-the-acute-care-surgery-model-of-disease-specific-and-patient-outcomes-in-appendicitis-and-biliary-disease
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Patrick B Murphy, Kristin DeGirolamo, Theunis Jean Van Zyl, Laura Allen, Elliott Haut, W Robert Leeper, Ken Leslie, Neil Parry, Morad Hameed, Kelly N Vogt
BACKGROUND: The acute care surgery (ACS) model was developed to acknowledge the complexity of a traditionally fractured emergency general surgery patient population; however there are variations in the design of ACS service models. This meta-analysis analyzes the impact of implementation of different ACS models on the outcomes for appendicitis and biliary disease. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic, English-language search of major databases was conducted. From 1,827 papers, 2 independent reviewers identified 25 studies that reported on outcomes for patients with appendicitis (13) biliary disease (7) or both (5) before and after implementation of an ACS service...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914830/-combined-forecasting-system-of-peritonitis-outcome
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N V Lebedev, A E Klimov, S B Agrba, E K Gaidukevich
AIM: To create a reliable system for assessing of severity and prediction of the outcome of peritonitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Critical analysis of the systems for peritonitis severity assessment is presented. The study included outcomes of 347 patients who admitted at the Department of Faculty Surgery of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 2015-2016. The cause of peritonitis were destructive forms of acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, perforated gastroduodenal ulcer, various perforation of small and large intestines (including tumor)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902098/repair-of-the-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-with-suture-tape-augmentation
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Anthony F De Giacomo, Steven S Shin
One of the most commonly injured structures of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint is the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). An acute injury of this ligament is often amenable to primary repair. Despite the favorable outcomes of primary repair, the thumb is often restricted during initial healing of the ligament with immobilization and delayed rehabilitation. We present a novel technique to augment the repair of the UCL with suture tape to provide immediate biomechanical support and strength during the critical time of ligament healing...
September 8, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900659/delayed-presentation-of-uterine-rupture-in-a-didelphys-uterus-misdiagnosed-as-appendicitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Linsen Shi, Xiaoman Lin, Suoyou Sha, Libin Yao, Xiaocheng Zhu, Yong Shao
INTRODUCTION: Uterine rupture during pregnancy caused by uterine dysplasia, such as the double uterus, is very rare and easily overlooked by the surgeon. CASE: A 25-year-old woman, at 17 weeks of gestation presented to our emergency center with acute right lower abdominal pain for more than 10 h. The initial diagnosis is acute appendicitis, but during the exploration, we found about 2500 mL of intraperitoneal hemorrhage, appendix was normal, pregnancy in one of the double uterine and ruptured at the right bottom...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900551/appendicitis-caused-by-primary-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-in-a-child-with-digeorge-syndrome
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Lotte Møller Smedegaard, Claus Bohn Christiansen, Linea Cecilie Melchior, Anja Poulsen
INTRODUCTION: Chickenpox is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). Although predominantly a mild disease, it can cause considerable morbidity and in rare occasions even mortality in healthy children as well as increased morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. The aetiology of appendicitis is largely unknown but is thought to be multifactorial. Appendicitis is a suspected, but not well documented, complication from varicella zoster virus infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A five-year-old girl diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome and a prolonged primary VZV infection was admitted due to abdominal pain, increasing diarrhoea, vomiting, and poor general condition...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899559/emergency-general-surgery-and-trauma-outcomes-from-the-first-consultant-led-service-in-singapore
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Sachin Mathur, Woan Wui Lim, Tiong Thye Goo
INTRODUCTION: There is a significant burden on public health systems from emergency surgical and trauma (ESAT) patients. In Western countries, the response has been to separate acute and elective surgery with the creation of a new sub-specialty: acute care surgery. Dedicated acute units have shown improvements in efficiency and clinical outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was to assess the results of the first such unit in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of a 12-month period of acute admissions between May 2014 and April 2015, with comparison of 6-months before and after the creation of the ESAT service...
September 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894927/how-to-differentiate-acute-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-from-acute-appendicitis-a-decision-tree-based-on-ct-findings
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Kim El Hentour, Ingrid Millet, Emmanuelle Pages-Bouic, Fernanda Curros-Doyon, Nicolas Molinari, Patrice Taourel
PURPOSE: To construct a decision tree based on CT findings to differentiate acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) from acute appendicitis (AA) in women with lower abdominal pain and inflammatory syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board and informed consent was waived. Contrast-enhanced CT studies of 109 women with acute PID and 218 age-matched women with AA were retrospectively and independently reviewed by two radiologists to identify CT findings predictive of PID or AA...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894912/optimisation-of-the-mr-protocol-in-pregnant-women-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
#16
Ilah Shin, Yong Eun Chung, Chansik An, Hye Sun Lee, Honsoul Kim, Joon Seok Lim, Myeong-Jin Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the optimal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol in pregnant women suspected of having acute appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and forty-six pregnant women with suspected appendicitis were included. MR images were reviewed by two radiologists in three separate sessions. In session 1, only axial single-shot turbo spin echo (SSH-TSE) T2-weighted images (WI) were included with other routine sequences. In sessions 2 and 3, coronal and sagittal T2WI were sequentially added...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891829/laparoscopic-procedure-is-not-independently-associated-with-the-development-of-intra-abdominal-abscess-after-appendectomy-a-multicenter-cohort-study-with-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Jianguo Cao, Feng Tao, Hao Xing, Jun Han, Xiaojun Zhou, Tinghao Chen, Hong Wang, Zhizhou Li, Yahao Zhou, Shusheng Wang, Tian Yang
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify independent risk factors for postoperative intra-abdominal abscess (IAA) after appendectomy for patients with acute appendicitis. BACKGRAOUND: Although laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been performed universally, whether LA is associated with an increased incidence of postoperative IAA compared with open appendectomy (OA) remains controversial, which causes some surgeons' increasing concerns. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 6805 consecutive adult patients with acute appendicitis who underwent LA or OA at 7 general hospitals in China...
September 7, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890838/adenocarcinoma-ex-goblet-cell-carcinoid-of-appendix-two-case-reports
#18
Yu-Ting Wang, Yi-Ru Li, Tuan-Ying Ke
Adenocarcinoma ex goblet cell carcinoid is a rare tumor incidentally found in specimens of appendicitis. Most patients present with acute abdomen, similar to acute appendicitis. Here we present two cases, which were found incidentally after operation. We give a brief summary about clinical and biological behavior of this entity.
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884300/what-every-radiologist-should-know-about-adnexal-torsion
#19
Guillaume Ssi-Yan-Kai, Anne-Laure Rivain, Caroline Trichot, Marie-Chantal Morcelet, Sophie Prevot, Xavier Deffieux, Jocelyne De Laveaucoupet
Adnexal torsion is the fifth most common gynecologic surgical emergency, requiring clinician and radiologist awareness. It involves the rotation of the ovarian tissue on its vascular pedicle leading to stromal edema, hemorrhagic infarction, and necrosis of the adnexal structures with the subsequent sequelae. Expedient diagnosis poses a difficult challenge because the clinical presentation is variable and often misleading. Adnexal torsion can mimic malignancy as it can take a subacute, intermittent, or chronic course, and thereby can be complicated to diagnose...
September 7, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877816/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
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