Read by QxMD icon Read

peritonite review

W Bekker, V Y Kong, G L Laing, J L Bruce, V Manchev, D L Clarke
Introduction This audit focused on patients who sustained enteric injury following blunt abdominal trauma. Methods Our prospectively maintained electronic registry was interrogated retrospectively, and all patients who had sustained blunt abdominal trauma between December 2011 and January 2016 were identified. Results Overall, 2,045 patients had sustained blunt abdominal trauma during the period under review. Seventy per cent were male. The median age was 28 years. Sixty patients (2.9%) sustained a small bowel injury (SBI)...
February 27, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
S Patel, M Balabyeki, Z M Koto
BACKGROUND: Penetrating abdominal trauma contributes significantly to the burden of disease in South Africa. The role of imaging, particularly CT scan in this subset of patients has yet to be established. In this study we reviewed patients with penetrating abdominal injuries and correlated the imaging and intra-operative findings. METHOD: Over an 18-month period (June 2015 to January 2017), the database as well as patient records of all patients presenting with penetrating abdominal trauma were reviewed...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Cameron Douglas Brown, Fraser Maxwell, Paul French, Gary Nicholson
A 27-year-old female heroin addict presented with a peritonitic and distended abdomen. Her medical history included depression and a 3-year history of heroin abuse with attendant constipation. CT scan showed free intraperitoneal gas, massive faecal distension of the rectum and sigmoid colon and likely bowel necrosis. She underwent an emergency Hartmann's procedure for perforation of the sigmoid colon. Pathology identified two areas of stercoral ulceration, one of them being the area of perforation. Postoperatively, the patient developed a deep vein thrombosis and is now on anticoagulant therapy...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Ikennah L Browne, Elijah Dixon
Bowel perforation is a rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which if left undiagnosed can have fatal consequences. In addition, isolated small bowel perforation is extremely rare and should be considered in patients presenting with sudden onset abdominal pain in the postoperative period. A 57-year-old male with symptomatic gallstones underwent urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and was discharged home on postoperative day (POD) 1 without complications. He presented to the emergency department on POD 11 complaining of sudden onset abdominal pain...
February 22, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Angela Oyo-Ita, Paul Chinnock, Ikpeme A Ikpeme
BACKGROUND: Injury to the abdomen can be blunt or penetrating. Abdominal injury can damage internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestine, and large blood vessels. There are controversies about the best approach to manage abdominal injuries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of surgical and non-surgical interventions in the management of abdominal trauma in a haemodynamically stable and non-peritonitic abdomen. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Injuries Group's Specialised Register, The Cochrane Library, Ovid MEDLINE(R), Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE(R) Daily and Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R), EMBASE Classic+EMBASE (Ovid), ISI WOS (SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, CPCI-S & CPSI-SSH), CINAHL Plus (EBSCO), and clinical trials registers, and screened reference lists...
November 13, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
K G Lim
Most patients presenting with acute right sided peritonitic pain are diagnosed and managed as acute appendicitis. In a series of 336 patients, eight were found to have caecal diverticulitis. The occurrence of such diverticula appears to be more frequent in Asian populations. The diagnosis can be established at operation on the basis of surgical findings. The aim of this retrospective review is to discuss the management of such patients when acute diverticulitis is found at the time of appendicectomy. It is advocated that management be conservative where possible, with appendicectomy and antibiotics...
June 1999: Medical Journal of Malaysia
G Ganchev, S Baev, G Milushev, E Kapitanova, D Popov
A series of 138 (1.3 per cent) re-laparotomies, performed for diverse complications subsequent to abdominal interventions, are reviewed. The lethality rate is rather high. Eighty-five patients died which makes 61.5 per cent those undergoing re-operation. Complications demanding re-laparotomy are divided up into five groups. Group I includes hemorrhage a/ in the lumen of the digestive canal and b/ in the abdominal cavity. Group II - postoperative peritonitis. It includes perforative, circumscribed and diffuse peritonitis without perforations, and due to suture insufficiency, as well as to necrosis of the pancreas and biliary peritonites...
1980: Problemi Na Khigienata
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"