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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624044/predictors-of-a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-complicated-appendicitis
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Jonathan B Imran, Tarik D Madni, Christian T Minshall, Ali A Mokdad, Madhu Subramanian, Audra T Clark, Herb A Phelan, Michael W Cripps
BACKGROUND: Despite its utilization, the intraoperative (IO) assessment of complicated appendicitis (CA) is subjective. The histopathologic (HP) diagnosis should be the gold standard in identifying patients with CA; however, it is not immediately available to guide postoperative management. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of an HP diagnosis of CA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent appendectomy at our institution from 2011-2013 was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607634/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-level-of-total-bilirubin-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
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Mohammad Reza Motie, Minoosadat Mousavi Nik, Malihe Gharaee
INTRODUCTION: Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis still remains a problem. Delays in diagnosis of acute appendicitis may cause perforation and septic peritonitis which result in increasing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and the diagnostic value of total serum bilirubin levels as a predictor of acute appendicitis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients who underwent appendectomy with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis from April 2012 to March 2013 at Emam Reza Hospital in Mashhad (Iran) were enrolled...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580060/amyand-s-hernia-a-case-report
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Haris N Shekhani, Saurabh Rohatgi, Tarek Hanna, Jamlik-Omari Johnson
Amyand's hernia is a rare and atypical hernia characterized by the herniation of the appendix into the inguinal sac. This hernia may be present without symptoms until inflammation of the appendix may lead to incarceration, strangulation, necrosis, perforation or rupture. Early symptoms include tenderness and inguinal swelling which may be misdiagnosed as a strangulated hernia. This condition can be difficult to diagnose clinically. Ultrasound and Computed Tomography may aid in diagnosis. This article presents a rare case of Amyand's hernia followed by a discussion of the epidemiology, diagnosis, imaging details and treatment options for this condition...
December 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578700/a-rare-presentation-of-an-acute-abdomen-an-ileal-diverticular-perforation
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Basuru Uvindu Thilakawardana, Sanjay De Mel, Vasitha Abeysuriya, Janaki Hewavisenthi, Chandima De Mel, Lal Chandrasena, Visula Abeysuriya
BACKGROUND: This case report highlights the value of prompt intervention of diagnostic laparoscopy in a patient suspects of having an acute abdomen due to an intestinal perforation, where there is a limitation of performing Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography of abdomen. A previously healthy young adult presenting with an acute abdomen due to a spontaneous ileal perforation, without any associated risk factors is a rare clinical entity in a developing country. Therefore, entertaining an early diagnosis will possibly prevent a fatal consequence...
June 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549765/improving-patient-centered-transitional-care-after-complex-abdominal-surgery
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Alexandra W Acher, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Maria Brenny-Fitzpatrick, Kristine M Leahy-Gross, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Alexander V Fisher, Suresh Agarwal, Amy J Kind, Caprice C Greenberg, Pascale Carayon, Sharon M Weber
BACKGROUND: Poor-quality transitions of care from hospital to home contribute to high rates of readmission after complex abdominal surgery. The Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TraC) program improved readmission rates in medical patients, but evidence-based surgical transitional care protocols are lacking. This pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an adapted surgical C-TraC protocol. STUDY DESIGN: The intervention includes in-person enrollment of patients...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531869/a-rare-case-of-subacute-appendicitis-actinomycosis-as-the-final-pathology-reports-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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G A Gómez-Torres, O S Ortega-Gárcia, E G Gutierrez-López, C A Carballido-Murguía, J A Flores-Rios, C R López-Lizarraga, C A Bautista López, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for an emergency abdominal surgery in the world, with a lifetime incidence of around 10%. Actinomycetes are the etiology of appendicitis in only 0.02%-0.06%, having as the final pathology report a chronic inflammatory response; less than 10% of the cases are diagnosed before surgery. Here, we present the case of a subacute appendicitis secondary to actinomycosis. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male presented with a twelve-day evolution of intermittent abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant, treated at the beginning with ciprofloxacin and urinary analgesic...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504243/cancers-of-the-appendix-case-report-and-literatures-review
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Paolo Izzo, Anna De Santis, Federico Pugliese, Stefano Valabrega, Luciano Izzo
Cancers of appendix are very uncommon. As reported in the case of 85 years old man, that underwent right emicolectomy with restoration of bowel continuity, the appendix was found to be gangrenous and perforated during the surgery. The hystology that comes out was adenocarcinoma of appendix that after 1 yars of follow up ramanins asymptomatic. At last the emicolectomy rappresent the best surgical treatment for all appendix neoplasm, that could be recognised from the surgeon when possible wiht intraoperavite histological examination...
April 11, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487783/delayed-awareness-of-the-history-of-barium-examination-perforated-barium-appendicitis
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Susumu Saigusa, Masaki Ohi, Satoshi Oki, Takashi Ichikawa, Minako Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Chikao Miki
A 41-year-old man presented to our hospital with lower abdominal pain and a high-grade fever. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness and guarding in the lower abdomen. Abdominal X-ray examination showed a radiopaque object in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated that the object had a strong artifact with over 10,000 Hounsfield units, as well as ascites around the terminal ileum. We diagnosed acute peritonitis with a suspicion of the perforation due to unknown foreign body and performed an emergency laparotomy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
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Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474197/computed-tomography-follow-up-assessment-of-patients-with-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-evaluation-of-risk-for-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
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Catarina Tiselius, Csaba Kindler, Jayant Shetye, Henry Letocha, Kenneth Smedh
BACKGROUND: Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms are rare. Both classification and management vary. This study aimed to follow up on patients with a diagnosis of LAMN after primary surgery with computer tomography (CT) scans to examine the risk for the development of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). METHODS: This population-based prospective study investigated patients who underwent appendectomy between 2007 and 2013 and had histology results demonstrating the presence of LAMN...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472969/perforated-acute-appendicitis-with-no-peritonitis-in-a-premature-baby-a-case-report
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Fayza Haider, Barrak Ayoub, Mariam Al Kooheji, Mona Al Juffairi, Safa Al-Shaikh
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis in a neonate and premature baby is still considered a rare entity as diagnosis is always made after surgical exploration for acute abdominal findings mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis. Our reported case is a premature baby who had a perforated appendix with no evidence of peritonitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a premature Bahraini girl born at 29 weeks of gestation by spontaneous vaginal delivery to a 39-year-old G6P5 mother...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445687/accuracy-of-low-dose-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-childhood-and-comparison-with-usg-and-standard-dose-ct
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Dae Yong Yi, Kyung Hoon Lee, Sung Bin Park, Jee Taek Kim, Na Mi Lee, Hyery Kim, Sin Weon Yun, Soo Ahn Chae, In Seok Lim
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography should be performed after careful consideration due to radiation hazard, which is why interest in low dose CT has increased recently in acute appendicitis. Previous studies have been performed in adult and adolescents populations, but no studies have reported on the efficacy of using low-dose CT in children younger than 10 years. METHODS: Patients (n=475) younger than 10 years who were examined for acute appendicitis were recruited...
April 23, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432931/acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-an-abdominal-wall-abscess-a-case-report
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Khalid Ahmed, Suhail Hakim, Ahmed M Suliman, Ammar Aleter, Ayman El-Menyar, Sheriff Abdulazeim Mustafa, Ahmad Zarour, Hassan Al-Thani
INTRODUCTION: Amyand hernia (AH) is a rare type of hernia characterized by the presence of appendix vermiformis in the inguinal hernial sac. It is rarely reported in women. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We presented a case of a 60- year old woman who was admitted initially with an abdominal wall abscess and found to have perforated appendix in the right inguinal hernia. The patient underwent standard open appendectomy and the post-operative course was uneventful. DISCUSSION: The initial presentation of our case as an abdominal wall abscess is rare in the contemporary literature...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424136/the-role-of-doctors-and-patients-in-appendicitis-perforation
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Alaattin Öztürk, Mevlit Korkmaz, Talha Atalay, Yüksel Karaköse, Ömer Faruk Akinci, Mikdat Bozer
In this study, we aimed to determine factors that cause appendix perforations and to identify the role of physicians and patients in contributing to the cause of these perforations. This study was conducted between April 2010 and May 2015 and included 64 patients with perforated appendicitis. Patients' medical records were examined for factors that might have contributed to perforation, and the roles of patients and physicians in perforation appendicitis were evaluated. The perforation rate of patients with appendicitis was 16...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406778/appendicular-diverticulosis-with-appendicitis
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Syed Muhammad Hammad Alam
Appendicular diverticulosis is one of the very rare diseases which is also difficult to diagnose, especially clinically, due to its silent course and non-specific symptoms. It comes under the notation usually due to its complications like diverticulitis or perforation, but sometimes it also presents with acute appendicitis. This report describes a 44-year male patient who presented with the complain of right iliac fossa pain and was clinically diagnosed as acute appendicitis; but intraoperatively, it was found that the appendix also had diverticulosis along with appendicitis...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346288/day-surgery-for-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-a-prospective-series-of-102-patients
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Christian Hobeika, Thevy Hor, Nathalie Chereau, Anais Laforest, Radu Bachmann, Isabelle Sourouille, Najim Chafai, Yann Parc, Marc Beaussier, Jérémie H Lefèvre
AIM: To report the results of a consecutive series of day surgery appendectomy (DSA) for acute appendicitis. METHODS: Selection criteria for DSA were as follows: body mass index<28 kg/m, white cell count <15,000/mL, C-reactive protein<30 mg/L, no radiological signs of perforation, and appendix diameter ≤10 mm. All patients with radiologically proven appendicitis and 4 or 5 criteria were proposed for DSA and prospectively included. RESULTS: A total of 102 patients (female=39...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279749/how-to-diagnose-an-acutely-inflamed-appendix-a-systematic-review-of-the-latest-evidence
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S A Kabir, S I Kabir, R Sun, Sadaf Jafferbhoy, Ahmed Karim
Acute appendicitis is the most common condition that presents with an acute abdomen needing emergency surgery. Despite this common presentation, correctly diagnosing appendicitis remains a challenge as clinical signs or positive blood results can be absent in 55% of the patients. The reported proportion of missed diagnoses of appendicitis ranges between 20% and 40%. A delay or mis-diagnosis of appendicitis can result in severe complications such as perforation, abscess formation, sepsis, and intra-abdominal adhesions...
April 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271679/the-diagnostic-value-of-scube1-in-acute-appendicitis
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E Sonmez, A Dursun, B Gulen, H Metin, O F Ozer
BACKGROUND: SCUBE1 has recently been studied as a diagnostic biomarker for acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, and acute mesenteric ischemia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of SCUBE1 and routine parameters used in patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. METHODS: Of the 150 patients admitted to the emergency department whose initial diagnosis were acute appendicitis (AA), 103 patients were excluded from the study for various reasons. Forty-seven patients with a definitive diagnose of AA and 43 volunteers were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262593/de-garengeot-hernia-with-perforated-appendicitis-and-a-groin-subcutaneous-abscess-a-case-report
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Hiroaki Mashima, Masataka Banshodani, Masahiro Nishihara, Junko Nambu, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Fumio Shimamoto, Kiyohiko Dohi, Keizo Sugino, Hideki Ohdan
INTRODUCTION: De Garengeot hernia is rare. Although previous reports have suggested various surgical options according to patient condition, comorbidities, surgeon preference, and clinical findings during surgery, a treatment strategy has not been established. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 81-year-old woman presented with an irreducible tender mass that was subsequently diagnosed as an incarcerated femoral hernia with a subcutaneous abscess in the right groin. Intraoperative findings revealed a necrotic and perforated appendix strangulated by the femoral ring for which an appendectomy and herniorrhaphy was performed concurrently through the hernia sac...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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