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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927978/approaching-zero-implications-of-a-computed-tomography-reduction-program-for-pediatric-appendicitis-evaluation
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K Tinsley Anderson, Marisa Bartz-Kurycki, Mary T Austin, Akemi Kawaguchi, Susan D John, Lillian S Kao, KuoJen Tsao
PURPOSE: Because of awareness of iatrogenic radiation exposure, there is a national trend of diminishing computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric suspected appendicitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a CT reduction program for evaluation of appendicitis. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group (emergency medicine, radiology, and surgery) at a children's hospital developed a reduction program which included: ultrasound (U/S) first (2012), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) second (2014), and standardized U/S reports (2016)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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/28884300/what-every-radiologist-should-know-about-adnexal-torsion
#3
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/28876658/laparoscopic-lavage-versus-suction-only-in-complicated-acute-appendicitis-a-prospective-randomised-control-study
#4
I I Sardiwalla, M Z Koto
BACKGROUND: The role of laparoscopy in complicated appendicitis is increasing. It is unclear in the adult population whether lavage of the pus versus suction only impacts in decreasing postoperative collections. In children there appears to be no difference whether the pus is lavaged or suctioned only. This study will be the first of its kind in the adult population. METHOD: A prospective single blinded randomised control trial was conducted. Ethics clearance was obtained from the review board...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875886/white-blood-cell-count-and-c-reactive-protein-together-remain-useful-for-diagnosis-and-staging-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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S Monsalve, A Ellwanger, S Montedonico
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common acute surgical condition of the abdomen, and the most commonly misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the white blood cell count (WBCC) and C-reactive protein (CRP) contribution to the diagnosis of AA in children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 943 consecutive patients operated on with the preoperative diagnosis of AA, in whom preoperative WBCC and CRP had both been measured. Postoperatively, the patients were divided into three groups: normal appendix (no AA), simple AA and complicated AA...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873127/new-approaches-for-appendicitis-in-children
#6
Megan A Moreno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872570/when-fever-leukocytosis-and-right-lower-quadrant-pain-is-not-appendicitis
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Jeanette Kurbedin, Lawrence Haines, Marla C Levine, Eitan Dickman
Mesenteric cystic lymphangioma (MCL) is an uncommon, benign, slow-growing abdominal tumor that is derived from the lymphatic vessels (World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18:6328-6332, Radiographics. 1994;14:729-737). It is most often diagnosed in the head and neck of affected children. Rarely, a lymphangioma can develop within the small bowel (Pan Afr Med J. 2012;12:7). The clinical presentation of patients with an abdominal MCL can range from asymptomatic to acute abdominal pain (J Korean Surg Soc. 2012;83:102-106)...
September 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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/28816891/computed-tomography-use-plateaus-among-children-with-emergency-visits-for-abdominal-pain
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Jahan Fahimi, Aaron E Kornblith, Hemal Kanzaria, Andrew Herring, Ralph C Wang
OBJECTIVES: Abdominal pain is a common pediatric complaint to emergency departments (EDs), and clinicians often rely on imaging for diagnosis. Studies have demonstrated an increase in computed tomography (CT) in this population. Following emphasis on radiation reduction by researchers and organizations, this study evaluates recent national trends in CT use among pediatric patients presenting to EDs with abdominal pain. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of ED patients 18 years or younger with chief complaint of abdominal pain in the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2008 to 2011...
August 14, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814624/outcomes-of-nonoperative-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
#10
Richard G Bachur, Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis has promise but remains poorly studied. NOM may lead to an increase in resource utilization. Our objective was to investigate the trends in NOM for uncomplicated appendicitis and study the relevant clinical outcomes including subsequent appendectomy, complications, and resource utilization. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of administrative data from 45 US pediatric hospitals...
June 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807208/imaging-for-acute-appendicitis-at-nonpediatric-centers-exposes-children-to-excess-radiation
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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/28807192/does-compliance-with-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-pediatric-simple-appendicitis-matter
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Krislynn M Mueck, Luke R Putnam, Kathryn T Anderson, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao, Lillian S Kao
BACKGROUND: Institutional protocols for preincisional antibiotic prophylaxis can standardize care and improve outcomes. However, challenges remain in compliance with such protocols for urgent or emergent operations. We hypothesized that compliance with an institutional protocol for antibiotic prophylaxis for appendectomy for appendicitis in pediatric patients results in reduced surgical site infections (SSIs) after simple appendectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study assessed all pediatric patients (≤18 y) who underwent appendectomy for confirmed simple appendicitis at a tertiary children's hospital between 2012 and 2015...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796552/diagnostic-accuracy-of-mri-versus-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children-and-young-adults
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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/28794548/informed-consent-process-foundation-of-the-researcher-participant-bond
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Amrita Sil, Nilay Kanti Das
Consenting to participate in a clinical research study after being properly and correctly informed upholds the basic ethical principle of "autonomy" in human research. The informed consent is a process by which the physician sensitizes the patient about the nature, procedures, risks benefits, treatment schedules, etc of the study in a language that is non-technical and understandable by the study participant. Informed consent document (ICD) has got two parts: the 'Subject Information Sheet' and the 'Informed Consent Form' (ICF); and they have to be approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) before administration...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762455/ischemia-modified-albumin-and-other-inflammatory-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-children
#15
Selçuk Nazik, Veli Avci, Zeynep Küskü Kiraz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine relationship of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) level, C-reactive protein (CRP) level, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV) to appendicitis in children. METHODS: Study included total of 63 patients who presented at hospital between May 2015 and November 2015. Of these, 30 were cases of appendicitis, and 33 were healthy control subjects...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759405/outcomes-of-nonoperative-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Richard G Bachur, Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis has promise but remains poorly studied. NOM may lead to an increase in resource utilization. Our objective was to investigate the trends in NOM for uncomplicated appendicitis and study the relevant clinical outcomes including subsequent appendectomy, complications, and resource utilization. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of administrative data from 45 US pediatric hospitals...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752336/acute-appendicitis-in-children-can-surgery-be-postponed-short-term-results-in-a-cohort-of-225-children
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Clemens-Magnus Meier, Helge Latz, Jens Kraemer, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Stefan Graeber, Matthias Glanemann, Arne Simon
PURPOSE: To our knowledge, there is no German study, which has examined the relationship between a postponement of surgery (from emergency service to standard working time) and the corresponding risk of postoperative complications in children and adolescents with acute appendicitis. The aim of this study is to examine if surgery of acute appendicitis in childhood can be postponed from night shift to the next working day without negative effects for the patient. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis (September 2001 to June 2007), the files of 225 paediatric surgical patients with acute appendicitis have been analysed concerning history, histology, course of treatment and development of complications...
July 27, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749888/antibiotics-are-a-treatment-alternative-for-acute-appendicitis-in-children
#18
Joan Zolot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740395/diagnostic-reliability-of-pediatric-appendicitis-score-ultrasound-and-low-dose-computed-tomography-scan-in-children-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
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Ashraf Othman Sayed, Nancy Selim Zeidan, Dalia Monir Fahmy, Hossam A Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of appendicitis in children is clinically challenging. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, radiation exposure early in life is a concern with this technique. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic reliability of low-dose CT, pediatric appendicitis score (PAS), and abdominal ultrasound (US) in children with acute appendicitis, to reach a safe diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on 140 children who were admitted with clinically suspected acute appendicitis (45 with positive appendicitis and 95 children with negative appendicitis)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725923/assessing-3d-t2-fse-sequence-for-identification-of-the-normal-appendix-working-toward-a-single-sequence-mr-appendicitis-protocol
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Nattinee Leelakanok, Andrew S Phelps, Matthew A Zapala, Kambrie Kato, Michael Ohliger, Yi Li, Jesse Courtier
PURPOSES: To assess the ability of a single isotropic 3D T2 FSE sequence to identify the normal appendix in children with potential implication as alternative second-line modality in pediatric appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of MR abdomino-pelvis or pelvis in children from Oct 2014-Dec 2016 was done. Only exams with 3D T2 FSE sequence performed on a single scanner type were selected. Patients with history of post appendectomy, studies in which field of view did not include ileocecal valve, with technical and protocol errors, or with fat-saturated acquisition were excluded...
July 19, 2017: Emergency Radiology
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