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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895374/pediatric-laparoscopic-surgery-initial-experience-from-pakistan-first-100-cases-in-single-center
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Hassan Ishaq, Saqib Hamid Qazi, Sohail Dogar, Muhammad Younus Khan Durrani, Ahmad Vaqas Faruque
In a developing country like Pakistan, laparoscopic surgeries are not considered favourable by many, possibly because of high costs or a lack of expertise. It is an established fact that laparoscopic surgery offers better surgical treatments with a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications. The current retrospective study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi and comprised of laparoscopy cases performed by a single surgeon from March 2012 to September of 2014. A total of 100laparoscopic surgeries were performed; mostly appendectomies 49(49%) and undescended testes (UDTs) 34(34%)...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894435/pediatric-appendicitis
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REVIEW
Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical pathologies in children. It can present with right lower quadrant pain. Scoring systems in combination with selective imaging and surgical examination will diagnose most children with appendicitis. Clinical pathways should be used. Most surgical interventions for appendicitis are now almost exclusively laparoscopic, with trials demonstrating better outcomes for children who undergo index hospitalization appendectomies when perforated. Nonoperative management has a role in the treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890780/a-clinical-score-to-predict-appendicitis-in-older-male-children
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Anupam B Kharbanda, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur, Nanette C Dudley, Lalit Bajaj, Michelle D Stevenson, Charles G Macias, Manoj K Mittal, Jonathan E Bennett, Kelly Sinclair, Peter S Dayan
OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical score to predict appendicitis among older, male children who present to the emergency department (ED) with suspected appendicitis. METHODS: Patients with suspected appendicitis were prospectively recruited at 9 pediatric EDs. A total 2,625 patients enrolled; a subset of 961 males, age 8-18 were analyzed in this secondary analysis. Outcomes determined by pathology, operative reports and follow-up calls. Clinical and laboratory predictors with < 10% missing data and Kappa > 0...
November 24, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889270/does-implementing-a-general-surgery-residency-program-and-resident-involvement-affect-patient-outcomes-and-increase-care-associated-charges
#4
Trevor Wexner, Armando Rosales-Velderrain, Steven D Wexner, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Variable results regarding general surgery residency program (GSRP) impact on patient outcomes and charges are reported. The aim of this study was to determine any significant differences in patient outcomes and cost with a new GSRP. METHODS: We analyzed all laparoscopic appendectomies (lap-ap), cholecystectomies (lap-chole), and inguinal hernia repairs (IHR) performed before and after implementing a GRSP. RESULTS: Operative time significantly increased for lap-ap (p < 0...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889016/is-it-necessary-to-perform-routine-appendectomy-for-mucinous-ovarian-neoplasms-a-retrospective-study-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Aoshuang Cheng, Minghao Li, Margaux J Kanis, Ying Xu, Qing Zhang, Baoxia Cui, Jie Jiang, YouZhong Zhang, Xingsheng Yang, Beihua Kong
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether routine appendectomy is necessary in all patients with mucinous borderline ovarian tumor (mBOT) or mucinous ovarian cancer (MOC) who undergo gynecologic surgery. METHODS: The database of Qilu Hospital was searched for women who underwent appendectomy in a primary surgery for an ovarian tumor between June 2005 and June 2015 and whose final diagnosis was mBOT, MOC or primary appendiceal tumor. A retrospective review was performed, as well as a meta-analysis of the literature to further validate the findings...
November 23, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888039/total-midgut-volvulus-in-adults-with-intestinal-malrotation-report-of-eleven-patients
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H Kotobi, V Tan, J Lefèvre, F Duramé, G Audry, Y Parc
OBJECTIVE: Total small-intestinal volvulus with malrotation (TSIVM) classically presents in the neonatal period; it occurs much less frequently in the adult and is often misdiagnosed. Prognosis is directly related to the degree and duration of intestinal ischemia. Our goal is to describe our experience with TSIVM in the adult, to identify any specific findings and to discuss its management. METHOD: Eleven patients who had undergone surgery for TSIVM at three centers between 1992 and 2012 were included...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884613/appendectomy-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-not-as-bad-as-we-once-thought
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Michael C Smith, Paul J Chung, Yohannes C Constable, Matthew R Boylan, Antonio E Alfonso, Gainosuke Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: The number of patients living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is growing due to advances in antiretroviral therapy. Existing literature on appendectomy within this patient population has been limited by small sample sizes. Therefore, we used a large, multiyear, nationwide database to study this topic comprehensively. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified 338,805 patients between 2005 and 2012 who underwent laparoscopic or open appendectomy for acute appendicitis...
November 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884328/effects-of-diagnosis-related-group-payment-system-on-appendectomy-outcomes
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Tae Hyun Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Sung-In Jang, Suk-Yong Jang, Sang Ah Lee, Jae Woo Choi
BACKGROUND: The voluntary diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment system was introduced in 2002. Since July 2013, the Korean government has mandated DRG participation for all hospitals. The main purpose of this study was to examine the effects of mandatory DRG participation on various outcome metrics for appendectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected inpatient DRG data for 280,062 appendectomy patients between 2007 and 2014 using the Health Insurance Review and Assessment database...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880929/a-complicated-case-of-amyand-s-hernia-involving-a-perforated-appendix-and-its-management-using-minimally-invasive-laparoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
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Wisam Al-Ramli, Yahya Khodear, Muyiwa Aremu, Abdel Basset El-Sayed
INTRODUCTION: Amyand's hernia is a rare condition of inguinal hernia in which the appendix is incarcerated within the hernia sac through the internal ring. Complications include acute appendicitis and perforated appendicitis, which are rare in incidence, accounting for about 0.1% of cases.(1) These complications prove a diagnostic challenge due to their vague clinical presentation and atypical laboratory and radiological findings. Until recently, open appendectomy was the mainstay of treatment...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872360/the-heidelberg-appendicitis-score-predicts-perforated-appendicitis-in-children
#10
Michael Boettcher, Patrick Günther, Thomas Breil
Background In the future, surgical management of pediatric appendicitis might become limited to nonperforating appendicitis. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to differentiate advanced from simple appendicitis and to predict perforated appendicitis among a group of children with right-sided abdominal pain, which was the aim of this study. Methods An institutionally approved, single-center retrospective analysis of all patients with appendectomy from January 2009 to December 2010 was conducted. All diagnostic aspects were evaluated to identify predictors and differentiators of perforated appendicitis...
November 20, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871681/postoperative-antibiotic-use-and-the-incidence-of-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-the-setting-of-suppurative-appendicitis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Esther Bae, Ahmed Dehal, Vanessa Franz, Michael Joannides, Nicholas Sakis, Joshua Scurlock, Patrick Nguyen, Farabi Hussain
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines exist for postoperative antibiotic use in acute appendicitis that is perforated, gangrenous, or simple/uncomplicated, there are less data about its use in suppurative appendicitis. Here, we targeted this subgroup of patients to determine whether postoperative antibiotic administration affects incidence of intra-abdominal abscess formation. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 1,192 patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Hospital between August 2010 and August 2013...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871602/hepatotoxicity-due-to-red-bush-tea-consumption-a-case-report
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Shamantha Reddy, Pragnyadipta Mishra, Sana Qureshi, Singh Nair, Tracey Straker
Many conventional drugs used today, including isoniazid, dapsone, and acetaminophen, are well recognized culprits of hepatotoxicity. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medical therapies, several herbal medicines, such as Ma-Huang, kava, and chaparral leaf, have been implicated as hepatotoxins. Hepatotoxicity may be the most frequent adverse reaction to these herbal remedies when taken in excessive quantities. A myriad of liver dysfunctions may occur including transient liver enzyme abnormalities due to acute and chronic hepatitis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865147/appendicitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction-a-literature-review-of-case-reports
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Ondřej Malý, Jiří Páral
INTRODUCTION: Although bowel paralysis accompanying acute appendicitis is well known, mechanical bowel obstruction as a direct consequence of appendicitis remains a rare, but potentially life-threatening, acute abdomen. The aim of our literature review was to find all documented cases of this particular complication and compare them with our own case study. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database for relevant articles published from 1963 to 2015. The study included patients for whom direct links between appendicitis and strangulation of the terminal ileum were found, and for which the disease course had been documented in detail...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864617/diagnostic-accuracy-of-abdominal-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Vanja Giljaca, Tin Nadarevic, Goran Poropat, Vesna Stefanac Nadarevic, Davor Stimac
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound (US) for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA), in terms of sensitivity, specificity and post-test probabilities for positive and negative result. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane library and Science Citation Index Expanded from January 1994 to October 2014 was performed. Two authors independently evaluated studies for inclusion, extracted data and performed analyses...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863889/same-day-discharge-in-laparoscopic-acute-non-perforated-appendectomy
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Andrew Scott, Shant Shekherdimian, Joshua D Rouch, Greg D Sacks, Aaron J Dawes, Wendy Y Lui, Letitia Bridges, Tracy Heisler, Steven R Crain, Mang-King W Cheung, Armen Aboulian
BACKGROUND: Small studies done during the past decade have demonstrated same-day discharge after appendectomy as an option for non-perforated appendicitis. Here we have examined a large cohort to confirm that same-day discharge in acute non-perforated appendicitis is a safe option. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study of patients from 14 Southern California Region Kaiser Permanente medical centers. All patients older than 18 years of age with acute, non-perforated appendicitis who underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy between 2010 and 2014 were included...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863822/surgical-site-infection-reporting-more-than-meets-the-agar
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Luke R Putnam, Tiffany G Ostovar-Kermani, Andrea Le Blanc, Kathryn T Anderson, Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Surgical site infection (SSI) rate in pediatric appendicitis is a commonly used hospital quality metric. We hypothesized that surveillance of organ-space SSI (OSI) using cultures alone would fail to capture many clinically-important events. METHODS: A prospective, multidisciplinary surveillance program recorded 30-day SSI and hospital length of stay (LOS) for patients <18years undergoing appendectomy for perforated appendicitis from 2012 to 2015...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863342/a-case-report-describing-diverticulosis-of-the-appendix-presenting-as-acute-appendicitis
#17
Sarah L Khan, Madhu Siddeswarappa, Mohammad Farrukh Khan
INTRODUCTION: Diverticulosis of the appendix (DA) is a rare clinical finding which is often confused with acute or chronic appendicitis and is usually only identified during or after appendectomy. The symptoms of DA can last for up to two weeks and laboratory studies tend to reflect a more chronic inflammation. Distinguishing the two entities is important as DA has a higher risk for perforation and may be associated with an underlying malignancy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 54--year old African--American male presented with three--days of right sided abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849324/pre-operative-stool-analysis-for-intestinal-parasites-and-fecal-occult-blood-in-patients-with-acute-appendicitis
#18
Sinan Hatipoğlu, Uğur Lök, Umut Gülaçtı, Tuncay Çelik
BACKGROUND: Etiology of acute appendicitis (AA) rarely involves parasitic infections of gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Preoperative diagnosis of parasitic infections in appendix remains difficult, although parasites can sometimes be observed inside the lumen during histopathological examination. The aim of the present study was to prospectively screen prevalence and species of intestinal parasites and adherence of fecal occult blood (FOB) in patients admitted to emergency department (ED) with clinical symptoms of AA who underwent appendectomy...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849323/evaluation-of-the-open-and-laparoscopic-appendectomy-operations-with-respect-to-their-effect-on-serum-il-6-levels
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Mehmet Kadir Bartın, Özgür Kemik, Mehmet Ali Çaparlar, Mustafa Taner Bostancı, Muzaffer Önder Öner
BACKGROUND: Postoperative serum inflammatory cytokine levels are thought to reflect the magnitude of surgical stress. Cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an early marker of systemic inflammatory response and tissue damage. This study evaluated levels of IL-6 after open and laparoscopic appendectomy to compare the degree of surgical stress associated with these procedures. METHODS: IL-6 levels were measured pre- and postoperatively in the plasma of 200 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847377/underestimated-amoebic-appendicitis-among-hiv-1-infected-individuals-in-japan
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Taiichiro Kobayashi, Koji Watanabe, Hideaki Yano, Yukinori Murata, Toru Igari, Kumiko Nakada-Tsukui, Kenji Yagita, Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Mitsuo Kaku, Kunihisa Tsukada, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Shinichi Oka
Entamoeba histolytica is not a common causative agent of acute appendicitis. However, amoebic appendicitis could sometimes be severe and life-threatening, mainly due to lack of awareness. Also, its frequency, clinical features and pathogenesis remain unclear. The study subjects were HIV-1-infected individuals who presented with acute appendicitis and later underwent appendectomy at our hospital between 1996 and 2014. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded preserved appendix specimens were re-examined by Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and PCR to identify undiagnosed amoebic appendicitis...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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