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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818844/conservative-treatment-versus-surgery-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ulf Kessler, Selim Mosbahi, Benedict Walker, Eva M Hau, Michael Cotton, Barbara Peiry, Steffen Berger, Bernhard Egger
OBJECTIVES: To compare conservative treatment with index admission appendicectomy in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) from 1950 to 18 February 2017. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Studies that assessed both appendicectomy and non-operative management of acute uncomplicated appendicitis in children of less than 18 years of age...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816771/primary-omental-torsion-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Emad S Madha, Timothy D Kane, Mioara D Manole
Primary omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain with a clinical presentation resembling acute appendicitis. Here, we report the case of a 7-year-old child presenting with right lower quadrant pain. Primary omental torsion was discovered upon laparoscopy, and the torsed omentum was excised without postoperative complications. Potential causes, contributing factors, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814622/alternatives-to-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis
#3
Charles L Snyder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812175/a-prospective-non-randomized-controlled-multicenter-trial-comparing-appendectomy-and-conservative-treatment-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-the-actuaa-study
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Mauro Podda, Fernando Serventi, Lorenzo Mortola, Stefano Marini, Danilo Sirigu, Michela Piga, Marcello Pisano, Massimiliano Coppola, Ferdinando Agresta, Francesco Virdis, Salomone Di Saverio, Nicola Cillara
PURPOSE: Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and admissions to the emergency department. Over the past 20 years, there has been a renewed interest in the conservative management of uncomplicated AA, and several studies demonstrated that an antibiotic-first strategy is a viable treatment option for uncomplicated AA. The aim of this prospective non-randomized controlled, multicenter trial is to compare antibiotic therapy and emergency appendectomy as treatment for patients with uncomplicated AA confirmed by US and/or CT or MRI scan...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808675/acute-appendicitis-in-pregnancy-and-the-developing-world
#5
Tika Ram Bhandari, Sudha Shahi, Sarita Acharya
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the commonest nonobstetric surgical emergency during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to compare perioperative outcomes of acute appendicitis in pregnant and nonpregnant patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of 56 pregnant patients between 2011 and 2016 who were compared with 164 nonpregnant women of reproductive age who underwent open appendectomy between 2014 and 2016 for acute appendicitis. The patient's demographics and perioperative data were analyzed...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808504/goblet-cell-carcinoid-of-the-appendix-and-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-report-of-three-cases
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Hatice Karaman, Fatma Şenel, Mustafa Güreli, Turan Ekinci, Ömer Topuz
Neuroendocrine neoplasms are the most common epithelial tumors among appendix tumors. Appendix tumors that are completely or partially composed of neuroendocrine cells are divided into two categories: Classic carcinoid tumors and goblet cell carcinoid tumors (GCCT). They are known to progress more aggressively than classic (neuro) endocrine tumors. In this study, three cases with acute appendicitis symptoms are presented, including their clinical and histopathological findings. Microscopic examination detected GCCT in two cases and mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma in one case, in addition to acute appendicitis...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807543/is-the-diagnosis-of-acute-luminal-appendicitis-clinically-meaningful
#7
Joshua T Byers, Samuel W French
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807208/imaging-for-acute-appendicitis-at-nonpediatric-centers-exposes-children-to-excess-radiation
#8
Faidah Badru, Nicholas Piening, Alvin To, Perry Xu, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Kaveer Chatoorgoon, Gustavo Villalona, Jose Greenspon
BACKGROUND: Radiation exposure is the reason for the decreased utilization of computed tomography (CT) in pediatric centers (PCs). We sought to compare the radiation dose exposure of CT imaging performed at outside hospitals (OH) versus PC in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis (AA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients managed at our PC for AA from January 2011 to March 2016 was performed. Patients who had CT imaging for AA at OH were compared to those who underwent CT for appendicitis at our PC...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806283/expanding-the-scope-of-quality-measurement-in-surgery-to-include-non-operative-care-results-from-the-acs-nsqip-emergency-general-surgery-pilot
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Michael W Wandling, Clifford Y Ko, Paul E Bankey, Chris Cribari, H Gill Cryer, Jose J Diaz, Therese M Duane, S Morad Hameed, Matthew M Hutter, Michael H Metzler, Justin L Regner, Patrick M Reilly, H David Reines, Jason L Sperry, Kristan L Staudenmayer, Garth H Utter, Marie L Crandall, Karl Y Bilimoria, Avery B Nathens
BACKGROUND: Patients managed non-operatively have been excluded from risk-adjusted benchmarking programs, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Consequently, optimal performance evaluation is not possible for specialties like emergency general surgery (EGS) where non-operative management is common. We developed a multi-institutional EGS clinical data registry within ACS NSQIP that includes patients managed non-operatively to evaluate variability in non-operative care across hospitals and identify gaps in performance assessment that occur when only operative cases are considered...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796552/diagnostic-accuracy-of-mri-versus-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children-and-young-adults
#10
Sonja Kinner, Perry J Pickhardt, Erica L Riedesel, Kara G Gill, Jessica B Robbins, Douglas R Kitchin, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, John B Harringa, Scott B Reeder, Michael D Repplinger
OBJECTIVE: Appendicitis is frequently diagnosed in the emergency department, most commonly using CT. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced MRI with that of contrast-enhanced CT for the diagnosis of appendicitis in adolescents when interpreted by abdominal radiologists and pediatric radiologists. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Our study included a prospectively enrolled cohort of 48 patients (12-20 years old) with nontraumatic abdominal pain who underwent CT and MRI...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793826/toxoplasma-appendicitis-a-once-in-a-lifetime-diagnosis
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Anisha M Fernandes, Maheshkumar M Lakhe, Sanjay A Pai
Toxoplasmosis is generally asymptomatic in immunocompetent individuals, but it can be life-threatening in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of a 62-year-old man with clinical features of acute appendicitis. Histology showed a transmural infiltrate of eosinophils. In addition, there were reactive lymphoid follicles with histiocytes in the submucosa and tachyzoites in the muscularis propria. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of toxoplasma appendicitis. Serological evaluation yielded negative results...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764185/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-masquerading-as-acute-appendicitis
#12
Vinita Pandey, Yasmeen Khatib, Rahul Pandey, Archana L Khade, Manisha Khare
Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) is a self-limiting necrotizing lymphadenitis that usually presents with fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Recognition of this condition is crucial, because it can be mistaken for tuberculosis, lymphoma and connective tissue disorders. When present at an unusual location the diagnosis can be challenging. We present an unusual case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease involving mesenteric lymph node masquerading as acute appendicitis along with its differential diagnosis. A 30-year-old female presented with complaints of acute abdominal pain, vomiting and fever...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762726/intracellular-uncaging-of-cgmp-with-blue-light
#13
Hitesh K Agarwal, Shenyu Zhai, D James Surmeier, Graham C R Ellis-Davies
We have made a new caged cGMP that is photolyzed with blue light. Using our recently developed derivative of 7-diethylaminocourmarin (DEAC) called DEAC450, we synthesized coumarin phosphoester derivatives of cGMP with two negative charges appended to the DEAC450 moiety. DEAC450-cGMP is freely soluble in physiological buffer without the need for any organic cosolvents. With a photolysis quantum yield of 0.18 and an extinction coefficient of 43 000 M(-1) cm(-1) at 453 nm, DEAC450-cGMP is the most photosensitive caged cGMP made to date...
August 1, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762291/water-permeability-is-a-measure-of-severity-in-acute-appendicitis
#14
Nicola Pini, Viktoria A Pfeifle, Urs Kym, Simone Keck, Virginie Galati, Stefan Holland-Cunz, Stephanie J Gros
Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for pediatric abdominal emergency surgery. Determination of the severity of appendicitis on clinical grounds is challenging. Complicated appendicitis presenting with perforation, abscess or diffuse peritonitis is not uncommon. The question remains why and when acute appendicitis progresses to perforation. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of water permeability on the severity of appendicitis. We show that AQP1 expression and water permeability in appendicitis correlate with the stage of inflammation and systemic infection parameters, leading eventually to perforation of the appendix...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761870/unexpected-appendiceal-pathologies-and-their-changes-with-the-expanding-use-of-preoperative-imaging-studies
#15
Hong Yeol Yoo, Jaewoo Choi, Jongjin Kim, Young Jun Chai, Rumi Shin, Hye Seong Ahn, Chang-Sup Lim, Hae Won Lee, Ki-Tae Hwang, In Mok Jung, Jung Kee Chung, Seung Chul Heo
PURPOSE: The preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis is often challenging. Sometimes, pathologic results of the appendix embarrass or confuse surgeons. Therefore, more and more imaging studies are being performed to increase the accuracy of appendicitis diagnoses preoperatively. However, data on the effect of this increase in preoperative imaging studies on diagnostic accuracy are limited. We performed this study to explore unexpected appendiceal pathologies and to delineate the role of preoperative imaging studies in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
June 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761866/unexpected-appendiceal-pathologies-and-preoperative-imaging-studies-on-patients-with-acute-appendicitis
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EDITORIAL
Byung Chun Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761642/frequency-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-appendicular-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-cross-sectional-study-from-an-academic%C3%A2-tertiary-care-hospital
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Abdelrahman Abdelaal, Walid El Ansari, Issam Al-Bozom, Mahwish Khawar, Fakhar Shahid, Ammar Aleter, Mohammed Rasoul Abunuwar, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND: Appendicular neuroendocrine tumors (NET, Carcinoid tumors) of the appendix are rare and mostly diagnosed incidentally on the post-operative histopathological examination. NET are usually associated with good 5-year survival rates. We aimed to assess our experience for the diagnosis and management of NET over 11 years. METHOD: It is a retrospective chart review of all clinically suspected patients with acute appendicitis who underwent emergent appendectomy with intention to treat between January 2004-December 2014, and were clinically followed up until 2016...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761475/the-helminths-causing-surgical-or-endoscopic-abdominal-intervention-a-review-article
#18
REVIEW
Erdal Uysal, Mehmet Dokur
BACKGROUND: Helminths sometimes require surgical or endoscopic intervention. Helminths may cause acute abdomen, mechanical intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, perforation, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis. This study aimed to determine the surgical diseases that helminths cause and to gather, analyze the case reports, case series and original articles about this topic in literature. METHODS: This study was designed as a retrospective observational study...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759419/alternatives-to-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis
#19
Charles L Snyder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757875/acute-appendicitis-an-extracolonic-manifestation-of-clostridium-difficile-colitis
#20
Ali Ridha, Shoaib M Safiullah, Sarah Al-Abayechi, Amin Ur Rehman Nadeem
The current report is the case of a 30-year-old male patient who presented with symptomatology suggestive of appendicitis. However, careful history-taking and laboratory tests led to the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile colitis, resulting in successful nonsurgical management of this patient. Although both appendicitis and C. difficile colitis are common conditions, they are rarely diagnosed concurrently. This is reflected by paucity of literature describing this manifestation. Given this current presentation, the authors contend that the manifestation of extracolonic colitis within the appendix is possibly underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed as an acute appendicitis and thus potentially results in unnecessary surgical intervention...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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