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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213607/efficacy-and-safety-of-nonoperative-treatment-for-acute-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
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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/28210834/conservative-treatment-in-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-reassessment-of-practice-safety
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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/28208110/trocar-site-evisceration-of-the-vermiform-appendix-following-laparoscopic-sigmoid-colectomy-a-case-report
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Jagdeep Singh Bhangu, Ruth Exner, Thomas Bachleitner-Hofmann
INTRODUCTION: There is an ongoing debate whether prophylactic drainage or incidental appendectomy should be performed in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. On the other hand, it has been shown that the placement of drains through former trocar sites as well as the use of large (≥10mm) trocars, incomplete fascial closure or closed laparoscopy technique all predispose for the occurrence of trocar site hernias. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 59-year-old male patient who underwent laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy with primary anastomosis for recurrent sigmoid diverticulitis...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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/28194430/mesh-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-appendectomy-in-the-treatment-of-amyand-s-hernia-with-non-inflamed-appendices
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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/28188838/lymph-node-positivity-in-appendiceal-adenocarcinoma-should-size-matter
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John V Gahagan, Matthew D Whealon, Michael J Phelan, Steven Mills, Alessio Pigazzi, Michael J Stamos, Ninh T Nguyen, Joseph C Carmichael
BACKGROUND: The management algorithm for appendiceal adenocarcinoma is not well defined. This study sought to determine whether tumor size or depth of invasion better correlates with the presence of lymph node metastases in appendiceal adenocarcinoma, and to compare these rates to colon adenocarcinoma. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of the National Cancer Database was performed to identify patients with appendiceal or colonic adenocarcinoma from 2004 to 2013 who underwent surgical resection...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185467/appendicopathy-a-report-of-eight-cases
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José Ruiz, Antonio Ríos, María Isabel Oviedo, Jose Manuel Rodríguez, Pascual Parrilla
INTRODUCTION: Neurogenic appendicopathy is not a very well-known disease. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the experience in the management of neurogenic appendicopathy in a tertiary hospital, assessing its clinical presentation, histological staging, the treatment carried out and its clinical evolution. METHOD: The study population included patients with histopathological criteria for neurogenic appendicopathy who did not present with MEN 2B syndrome, neurofibromatosis type I or Cowden syndrome...
February 10, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175191/p724-appendectomy-is-not-a-treatment-option-for-ulcerative-colitis
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P Myrelid, K Landerholm, C Nordenvall, T D Pinkney, R E Andersson
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February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173947/cost-analysis-of-nonoperative-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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Martina Mudri, Kamary Coriolano, Andreana Bütter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if nonoperative management of acute appendicitis in children is more cost effective than appendectomy. METHODS: A retrospective review of children (6-17years) with acute appendicitis treated nonoperatively (NOM) from May 2012 to May 2015 was compared to similar patients treated with laparoscopic appendectomy (OM) (IRB#107535). Inclusion criteria included symptoms ≤48h, localized peritonitis, and ultrasound confirmation of acute appendicitis...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171688/diagnostic-value-and-effect-of-bedside-ultrasound-in-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department
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Faruk Gungor, Taylan Kilic, Kamil Can Akyol, Gizem Ayaz, Umut Cengiz Cakir, Mehmet Akcimen, Cenker Eken
OBJECTIVE: Early and accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) with ultrasound can minimize the morbidity and mortality of the patients. In this regard, ultrasound can help to the emergency physicians (EPs) in the diagnosing process and clinical decision making for AA. Therefore, we primarily aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in clinical decision making of EPs for the diagnostic evaluation for AA in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: The study sample consisted of patients aged >18 years that presented to the ED with an abdominal pain and underwent diagnostic evaluation for AA...
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169930/in-hospital-surgical-delay-does-not-increase-the-risk-for-perforated-appendicitis-in-children-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Markus Almström, Jan F Svensson, Barbora Patkova, Anna Svenningsson, Tomas Wester
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between in-hospital surgical delay before appendectomy for suspected appendicitis and the finding of perforated appendicitis in children. METHODS: All children undergoing acute appendectomy for suspected acute appendicitis at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden from 2006 to 2013 were reviewed for the exposure of surgical delay. Primary endpoint was the histopathologic finding of perforated appendicitis. The main explanatory variable was in-hospital surgical delay, using surgery within 12 hours as reference...
March 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169926/variation-in-the-utilization-of-minimally-invasive-surgical-operations
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Lindsay E Kuo, Kenric Murayama, Kristina D Simmons, Rachel R Kelz
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine regional variation in use of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) operations. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Regional variation exists in performance of surgical operations. Variation in the use of MIS has not been studied. METHODS: Five operations that are performed open or MIS were selected: cholecystectomy, appendectomy, colectomy, antireflux, and bariatric. A 3-state database from 2008 to 2011 was used; states were divided into hospital service areas (HSAs)...
March 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166068/role-of-c-reactive-protein-in-acute-appendicitis
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R Ghimire, A Sharma, S Bohara
Background Acute appendicitis is the common surgical emergency. This study analyzed the value of C-reactive protein as the diagnostic marker of acute appendicitis. Objective To assess the level of C-reactive protein in acute appendicitis and to relate the quantitative measurement with degree of inflammation of appendix. Method A cross sectional study was done with consecutive patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis that underwent appendectomy over six months period. Peroperative findings and histopathology report were compared and analyzed with the level of C-reactive protein...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164589/diagnostic-value-of-d-dimer-combined-with-wbc-count-neutrophil-percentage-and-crp-in-differentiating-between-simple-and
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Xiangmao Bu, Jiahong Chen, Yanzhen Wan, Lili Xu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in pediatrics. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of D-dimer in differentiating between simple and other severe acute appendicitis in children combined with white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil percentage, and C-reactive protein (CRP). METHODS: A retrospective study enrolled 327 consecutive patients who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis (aged 13 days to 14 years) in Qingdao Women & Children's Hospital from Jan 2013 to Dec 2014...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162864/use-of-computed-tomography-to-determine-perforation-in-patients-with-acute-appendicitis
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Cameron E Gaskill, Vlad V Simianu, Jonathan Carnell, Daniel S Hippe, Puneet Bhargava, David R Flum, Giana H Davidson
PURPOSE: Urgent appendectomy has long been the standard of care for acute appendicitis. Six randomized trials have demonstrated that antibiotics can safely treat appendicitis, but approximately 1 in 4 of these patients eventually requires appendectomy. Overall treatment success may be limited by complex disease including perforation. Patients׳ success on antibiotic therapy may depend on preoperative identification of complex disease on imaging. However, the effectiveness of computed tomography (CT) in differentiating complex disease including perforated from nonperforated appendicitis remains to be determined...
December 7, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161686/acute-abdomen-in-a-patient-with-paraesophageal-hernia-resulting-in-acute-compromised-respiratory-function-a-case-report
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Mira Mekhael, Alaa El-Hussuna
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of acute abdomen, causing increased intra-abdominal pressure, leading to further herniation of an existing paraesophageal hernia, and consequently acute compromised respiratory function. This acute respiratory complication to a paraesophageal hernia has not previously been reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 75-year-old female who was acutely admitted with stridor. The patient was known to have a paraesophageal hernia monitored using watchful waiting, and dyspnoea...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155576/diagnosis-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Umar Darr, Anas Renno, Turki Alkully, Zubair Khan, Abhinav Tiwari, Waleed Zeb, Jenna Purdy, Ali Nawras
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition caused by mucinous adenocarcinoma cancerous cells that produce abundance of mucin or gelatinous ascites. This cancer can cause tissue fibrosis and can impair normal organ function. Diagnosis can involve multiple imaging modalities including CT scan. There have been few cases of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) being used as a means for diagnosis of this condition. Here we report a second case of PMP with a previous history of appendectomy diagnosed with EUS guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy...
February 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151903/mechanical-intestinal-obstruction-secondary-to-appendiceal-mucinous-cystadenoma-a-case-report-and-brief-review
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Zheng-Shui Xu, Wei Xu, Jia-Qi Ying, Hua Cheng
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma can present in various ways, and it is most commonly encountered incidentally during appendectomy, but mechanical intestinal obstruction secondary to an appendiceal mucocele has been rarely reported. METHODS: We report a case of mechanical intestinal obstruction secondary to appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma. After nasogastric decompression and initial aggressive intravenous fluid resuscitation, an emergency operation was performed under the diagnosis of acute mechanical intestinal obstruction...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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