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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147570/management-of-an-acute-catecholamine-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-circulatory-collapse-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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R T Casey, B G Challis, D Pitfield, R M Mahroof, N Jamieson, C J Bhagra, A Vuylsteke, S J Pettit, K C Chatterjee
A phaeochromocytoma (PC) is a rare, catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumour arising from the adrenal medulla. Presenting symptoms of this rare tumour are highly variable but life-threatening multiorgan dysfunction can occur secondary to catecholamine-induced hypertension or hypotension and subsequent cardiovascular collapse. High levels of circulating catecholamines can induce an acute stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Recent studies have focused on early diagnosis and estimation of the prevalence of acute stress cardiomyopathy in patients with PC, but very little is reported about management of these complex cases...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098095/medical-approach-to-right-colon-diverticulitis-with-perforation
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James Espinosa, Rahul Sharma, Alan Lucerna, Doug Stranges
We report a case of a 71-year-old female who presented with right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain and was diagnosed on CT scan with right-sided diverticulitis with perforation. She was admitted under the surgical service after consultation and received intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, and pain medications as needed. The patient was discharged 2 days after admission in stable condition with follow-up with gastroenterology. The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant abdominal pain is vast...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077648/initial-pain-management-in-pediatric-acute-pancreatitis-opioid-vs-non-opioid
#3
Amit S Grover, Paul D Mitchell, Shannon F Manzi, Victor L Fox
Nearly all patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) experience some degree of abdominal pain that is severe enough to prompt medical evaluation and necessitate analgesia. Effective analgesia is a priority in caring for such patients. Despite its importance, strategies for pain management in AP have been poorly studied, particularly in the field of pediatrics. Currently, no published data examine the management of pain due to acute pancreatitis in children at the time of initial presentation. Management approaches are often extrapolated from adult practice and based on anecdotal experience in the absence of objective data...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033764/non-meckel-small-intestine-diverticulitis
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Shamim Ejaz, Raghu Vikram, John R Stroehlein
Non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can have many manifestations and its management is not well-defined. We report 4 unselect cases of small intestine diverticulitis; all patients were seen by the same physician at the Emergency Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1999 and 2014. The median age at diagnosis of these patients was 82 years (range, 76-87 years). All 4 patients presented with acute onset of abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans showed characteristics of small intestine diverticulitis unrelated to cancer...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031895/chronic-pelvic-pain-in-an-interdisciplinary-setting-1-year-prospective%C3%A2-cohort
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Catherine Allaire, Christina Williams, Sonja Bodmer-Roy, Sean Zhu, Kristina Arion, Kristin Ambacher, Jessica Wu, Ali Yosef, Fontayne Wong, Heather Noga, Susannah Britnell, Holly Yager, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Arianne Y Albert, Sarka Lisonkova, Paul J Yong
BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic pain affects ∼15% of women, and presents a challenging problem for gynecologists due to its complex etiology involving multiple comorbidities. Thus, an interdisciplinary approach has been proposed for chronic pelvic pain, where these multifactorial comorbidities can be addressed by different interventions at a single integrated center. Moreover, while cross-sectional studies can provide some insight into the association between these comorbidities and chronic pelvic pain severity, prospective longitudinal cohorts can identify comorbidities associated with changes in chronic pelvic pain severity over time...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030793/right-sided-bochdalek-hernia-in-an-elderly-adult-a-case-report-with-a-review-of-surgical-management
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Kazuki Moro, Mikako Kawahara, Yusuke Muneoka, Yu Sato, Chie Kitami, Shigeto Makino, Atsushi Nishimura, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Emmanuel Gabriel, Keiya Nikkuni
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek hernias are one of the most common types of diaphragmatic hernia, with most cases diagnosed during the neonatal period. In contrast, diagnosis of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult is rare and is typically observed on the left side of the diaphragm. Even more rare is the diagnosis of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult, where there is concurrent visceral malformation in most cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an 89-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932352/novel-technique-of-abdominal-wall-nerve-block-for-laparoscopic-colostomy-rectus-sheath-block-with-transperitoneal-approach
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Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata
A 62-year-old man who had acute rectal obstruction due to a large rectal cancer is presented. He underwent emergency laparoscopic colostomy. We used the laparoscopic puncture needle to inject analgesia with the novel transperitoneal approach. In this procedure, both ultrasound and laparoscopic images assisted with the accurate injection of analgesic to the correct layer. The combination of laparoscopic visualization and ultrasound imaging ensured infiltration of analgesic into the correct layer without causing damage to the bowel...
August 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918297/a-rare-case-of-spontaneous-rupture-of-an-aneurysm-of-the-right-gastric-artery
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Yu-Ki Takemoto, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Kazuaki Tanabe, Hironobu Amano, Toshio Noriyuki, Masahiro Nakahara
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery aneurysms at the origin of the gastric and gastroepiploic artery are uncommon. Raptured visceral aneurysms cause high mortality and require urgent and adequate intervention and treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 65-year-old woman was transferred to the emergency department with sudden abdominal and back pain. Radiographically, we diagnosed intra-abdominal bleeding due to a ruptured aneurysm of the right gastric artery. Although her vital signs were relatively stable, transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) could not be performed due to thrombotic occlusion of her abdominal aorta, and bilateral axillary arteries...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898799/rare-diagnosis-of-intestinal-lipomatosis-complicated-by-intussusception-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Kaitlin Kumar, Mahboub R Noori, Kishan M Patel, William Yuen, Carlos Bello
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal Lipomatosis consists of diffuse lipomas in various regions from the small to large bowel. They can remain asymptomatic or present with complications such as Intussusception. DISCUSSION: Intestinal lipomatosis complicated by Intussusception is a rare occurrence that has not been well documented. Rare condition management is difficult to approach because of the customizability each scenario requires. We hope through sharing our approach this can serve as a rough template to physicians who find themselves in a similar scenario...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883275/successful-management-of-intraperitoneal-bleeding-with-platelet-apheresis-and-von-willebrand-factor-supplementation-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia-and-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome
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Toshimitsu Ueki, Kanako Takeshige, Masahiko Sumi, Mayumi Ueno, Naoaki Ichikawa, Hikaru Kobayashi
A 36-year-old woman with essential thrombocythemia (ET) was admitted to our hospital for acute lower abdominal pain. Given no family history of bleeding disorder, she was diagnosed with acquired von Willebrand syndrome. Despite having a medical history of venous thrombosis, she had never been treated for ET because of her preferences. On admission, CT scan revealed massive hemorrhage in the ascending colon with the leakage of a contrast agent. Furthermore, a delayed enhancement of fluid collection in the Douglas fossa followingcontrast CT indicated bloody ascites...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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...
November 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794797/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-guidelines-of-the-world-society-of-emergency-surgery
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Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk, Ernest E Moore, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Offir Ben-Ishay, Chen Rubinstein, Zsolt J Balogh, Ian Civil, Federico Coccolini, Ari Leppaniemi, Andrew Peitzman, Luca Ansaloni, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Gustavo P Fraga, Fausto Catena
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is typically defined as a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the small intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untreated, this process will eventuate in life threatening intestinal necrosis. The incidence is low, estimated at 0.09-0.2% of all acute surgical admissions. Therefore, although the entity is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain, diligence is always required because if untreated, mortality has consistently been reported in the range of 50%...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791424/-to-stent-or-not-to-stent-immediate-emergency-surgery-with-laparoscopic-radical-colectomy-with-cme-and-primary-anastomosis-is-feasible-for-obstructing-left-colon-carcinoma
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Matteo Novello, Anna Larocca, Francesco Ferrara, Gian Andrea Binda, Marco Bassi
Great debate exists in the initial acute management of large bowel obstruction from obstructing left colon carcinoma. While endoscopic stenting is well established as the first approach in the setting of palliative care of patients with advanced metastatic disease as well as a bridge to elective surgery in elderly patients who have an increased risk of postoperative mortality (age >70 years and/or ASA status ≥3), controversies exist regarding oncological safety and long-term outcomes of endoscopic colonic stenting in younger patients and ESGE Guidelines do not recommend SEMS placement in patients <70 and fit for curative surgery...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790028/staged-retroperitoneal-mesenteric-revascularisation-and-aortobifemoral-bypass-after-endovascular-rescue-for-acute-mesenteric-ischaemia
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Shepard Peir Johnson, Melani Lighter, Harry Linne Anderson, Abdulhameed Aziz
Visceral artery revascularisation through a retroperitoneal approach provides an infrequent yet viable, alternative means of managing mesenteric ischaemia in patients with previous abdominal operations. We present a unique case implementing this surgical approach in a 55-year-old man in which we performed a retroperitoneal aortobifemoral bypass with concomitant retrograde jump graft from the aortic prosthesis to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) for bilateral lower extremity rest pain and chronic mesenteric ischaemia...
August 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737582/a-nutritional-approach-for-managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Natalie Bhesania, Gail A M Cresci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) encountered by the pediatrician and consultant. The primary focus of this review is to provide an update on beneficial nutritional interventions for managing this patient population with discussion on gut microbiome effects. RECENT FINDINGS: A common complaint among the pediatric population is IBS-related recurrent abdominal pain. The prevalence of IBS is estimated to range between 6 and 14% and is defined by the Rome III criteria for FGIDs...
July 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681368/a-case-of-incarcerated-and-perforated-stomach-in-delayed-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Shinjiro Wakai, Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi
The patient was an emergency transported, 57-year-old man complaining of left thoraco-lateroabdominal pain, with a history of blunt chest trauma 3 months prior. Thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) resulted in a diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia with incarceration and perforation of the stomach, and same-day emergency surgery was performed. The surgery was performed via an abdominal approach, and after manually repositioning the stomach incarceration, the perforated region was resected and the diaphragm sutured closed...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679878/characteristics-of-the-highest-users-of-emergency-services-in-veterans-affairs-hospitals-homeless-and-non-homeless
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Adi V Gundlapalli, Audrey L Jones, Andrew Redd, Ying Suo, Warren B P Pettey, April Mohanty, Emily Brignone, Lori Gawron, Megan Vanneman, Matthew H Samore, Jamison D Fargo
Efforts are underway to understand recent increases in emergency department (ED) use and to offer case management to those patients identified as high utilizers. Homeless Veterans are thought to use EDs for non-emergent conditions. This study identifies the highest users of ED services in the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides descriptive analyses of these Veterans, the diagnoses for which they were seen in the ED, and differences based on their homeless status. Homeless Veterans were more likely than non-homeless Veterans to have >10 visits in the 2014 calendar year (12% vs...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607282/laparoendoscopic-single-site-adnexal-surgery-preliminary-indian-experience
#18
Smitha Balusamy, Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar, Ramya Ranjan Behera, Ashwini Bhalerao-Gandhi, Deepraj S Bhandarkar
INTRODUCTION: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is an emerging technique in gynaecology. The proposed advantages of the LESS include better cosmesis and reduction in pain. We report our preliminary experience with LESS in the treatment of adnexal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a preoperative workup, LESS was offered to 37 patients between July 2009 and April 2015. All the procedures were carried out through a 2-2.5 cm transumbilical incision using conventional laparoscopic instruments...
July 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556857/emergency-health-care-professionals-understanding-of-the-costs-of-care-in-the-emergency-department
#19
Kevin A Hoffman, Michelino Mancini
Background: Efficiency and fiscal responsibility are important to the equal, safe, and effective delivery of care in the emergency department, where all presenting patients must be evaluated for emergent conditions. Health care professionals' understanding of the costs of care is a first step to developing rational approaches for the efficient distribution of the finite resources hospitals and emergency departments have at their disposal to reduce costs to patients and health care systems...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536687/abdominal-and-pelvic-actinomycosis-due-to-longstanding-intrauterine-device-a-slow-and-devastating-infection
#20
Evelyn Sue Nakahira, Linda Ferreira Maximiano, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Edson Yassushi Ussami
Actinomycosis is a chronic or subacute bacterial infection characterized by large abscess formation, caused mainly by the gram-positive non-acid-fast, anaerobic, or microaerophilic/capnophilic, obligate parasites bacteria from the Actinomyces genus. Although pelvic inflammatory disease is an entity associated with the longstanding use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), actinomycosis is not one of the most frequent infections associated with IUDs. We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who was referred to the emergency facility because of a 20-day history of abdominal pain with signs of peritoneal irritation...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
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