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Ramazan Tetikcok, Huseyin Ayhan Kayaoglu, Zeki Ozsoy, Erdinc Yenidogan, Namik Ozkan, Alper Celik, Semsettin Sahin, Omer Faik Ersoy
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated and compared the effects of antibiotic and steroid lavage on survival and cytokine levels in an experimental abdominal sepsis model. BACKGROUND: In abdominal sepsis, abdominal lavage with saline or antibiotic solutions is a well-documented intervention known to have positive impact on survival; however, the effects of steroid lavage in abdominal sepsis have not yet been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-six Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups (n = 24)...
October 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
C Savelkoul, A F Klijnsma, E Balk, A Janse, D H T Tjan
Acute intensive care (IC) triage involves a challenging decision-making process. Physicians are required to make life or death decisions about an unfamiliar patient within a short time frame. An 84-year-old female was admitted to the stroke unit following an extensive cerebral infarction. The intensive care unit (ICU) physician was consulted because of a suspected severe abdominal sepsis even though ICU treatment had never previously been discussed. A 77-year-old female with a previous history of myocardial infarction and severe COPD developed acute respiratory failure on the ward, and was admitted to the ICU for support by a mechanical ventilator...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Munetaka Hashimoto, Hitoshi Goto, Daijirou Akamatsu, Takuya Shimizu, Ken Tsuchida, Keiichiro Kawamura, Yuta Tajima, Michihisa Umetsu
Objectives: The optimal surgical management for secondary aorto-enteric fistula (sAEF) is controversial. Here, we report the long-term outcomes of a surgical treatment with in situ graft reconstruction for sAEF that was performed at our hospital. Methods: Between 2009 and 2012, 10 consecutive patients (8 males, 2 females, mean age 75.9 years) with sAEF were surgically treated with in situ graft reconstruction. Perioperative and long-term outcomes were reviewed retrospectively by medical records. Results: Clinical manifestations, including gastrointestinal bleeding, shock, sepsis, and back and abdominal pain, were observed during the treatment of the patients...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Muhammad Salman Ghazni, Jackson Tan, Nazish Naseer, Muhammad Ashhad Ullah Khalil
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) was first described in 1960. It may occur as a complication of gonadotropin hormone therapy during assisted pregnancy or for primary infertility. A 26-year-old female patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary infertility was treated to conceive. She received intravenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) along with follicle-stimulating hormone in an outside private clinic. She presented to the emergency department with abdominal and chest pain, loose stool, vomiting, shortness of breath and decreasing urine output...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Joshua W Elder, M Kit Delgado, Benjamin I Chung, Elizabeth A Pirrotta, N Ewen Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal colic results in > 1 million ED visits per year, yet there exists a gap in understanding how the majority of these visits, namely uncomplicated cases, are managed. OBJECTIVE: We assessed patient- and hospital-level variation for emergency department (ED) management of uncomplicated kidney stones. METHODS: We identified ED visits from non-elderly adults (aged 19-79 years) with a primary diagnosis indicating renal stone or colic from the 2011 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
G S Kew, J Cho, A Lateef
We describe a gravid 37-year-old Chinese lady with known triple positive primary antiphospholipid syndrome with previous recurrent deep vein thrombosis and early spontaneous miscarriages. She was managed with low-molecular weight heparin, aspirin, hydroxychloroquine, prednisolone and monthly intravenous immunoglobulin.She presented with recurrent per-vaginal bleeding at 22 weeks of gestation and was found to have abruptio placentae. Anti-coagulation was held off. She subsequently delivered a stillborn at 24 weeks and anti-coagulation was restarted...
October 1, 2016: Lupus
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, José Carlos Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum block was recently described and has already shown good results as an analgesic technique in abdominal surgeries, having the potential to significantly reduce opioids consumption and be a valid alternative to epidural catheter. We performed a type II Quadratus Lumborum block for analgesia in a septic patient having a sub-total gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: An 80 year-old, ASA III, male patient, weighting 50kg, with a history of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, diagnosed with sepsis due to purulent peritonitis was submitted to an open laparotomy...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Carolyn Weaver Swenson, Neil S Kamdar, Helen Levy, Darrell A Campbell, Daniel M Morgan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between primary insurance type and major complications after hysterectomy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on women with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance who underwent hysterectomy from January 1, 2012, to July 1, 2014, and were included in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative. Major complications within 30 days of surgery included the following: deep/organ space surgical site infection, deep venous and pulmonary thromboembolism, myocardial infarction or stroke, pneumonia or sepsis, blood transfusion, readmission, and death...
September 26, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Vidya Ramasamy, Harvey Teo, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, Suresh Chandran
A female preterm infant was born to a non-consanguineous couple at 35 weeks of gestation. On day 8 of life, while on full feeds, she developed prolonged apnoea and bradycardia, requiring respiratory support. Her abdomen was soft with unremarkable serial abdominal X-rays. Her septic screen was negative. Metabolic acidosis was worsening despite treatment. Echocardiography showed evidence of high pulmonary pressures. With further deterioration, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen was requested in view of the rising suspicion of abdominal pathology in the absence of sepsis and metabolic disorders...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Alfin Okullo, Mehan Siriwardhane, Tony C Y Pang, Jane-Louise Sinclair, Vincent W T Lam, Arthur James Richardson, Henry Pleass, Emma Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Achieving primary fascial closure after damage control laparostomy can be challenging. A number of devices are in use, with none having yet emerged as best practice. In July 2013, at Westmead Hospital, we started using the abdominal reapproximation anchor (ABRA; Canica Design, Almonte, Ontario, Canada) device. We report on our experience. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records for patients who had open abdomens managed with the ABRA device between July to December 2013 was done...
September 26, 2016: Surgical Innovation
Mansi Shah, Clayton T Ellis, Michael R Phillips, Amy Marzinsky, William Adamson, Timothy Weiner, Kimberly Erickson, Sang Lee, Patricia A Lange, Sean E McLean
The role of preoperative bowel prep in the pediatric surgical population is uncertain. We performed a randomized prospective study to evaluate noninferiority between the presence or absence of a preoperative bowel prep in elective pediatric bowel surgery on postoperative outcomes. Patients aged three months to 18 years were recruited and randomized to the bowel prep group or the no bowel prep group. Patients were evaluated in-hospital and at postoperative clinic visits. Thirty-two patients were recruited; 18 in the bowel prep group and 14 in the no bowel prep group...
September 2016: American Surgeon
Kishore Rajaguru, Daniel Tan Ee Lee
BACKGROUND: The incarceration of an appendix within an inguinal hernia sac is known as Amyand's hernia. Appendicitis in Amyand's hernia accounts for 0.1 % of the cases. An aggressive necrotizing infection of the genitalia and perineum, called Fournier's gangrene, can rapidly progress to sepsis and death. We describe a rare case of Fournier's gangrene complicating Amyand's inguinal hernia which has rarely been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes the presentation and management of a 47-year-old Chinese man who presented with pus discharge from his right inguinoscrotal region and lower abdominal pain with clinical signs of Fournier's gangrene...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Marcelo A F Ribeiro Junior, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques de Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel Neto, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
AIM: To compare the 3 main techniques of temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, vacuum assisted closure (vacuum-assisted closure therapy - VAC), Bogota bag and Barker technique, in damage control surgery. METHODS: After systematic review of the literature, 33 articles were selected to compare the efficiency of the three procedures. Criteria such as cost, infections, capacity of reconstruction of the abdominal wall, diseases associated with the technique, among others were analyzed...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Sinan Karacabey, Erkman Sanri, Ozlem Guneysel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between central venous pressure (CVP) and inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters measured by ultrasonography (Ultrasound) in critically ill patients. METHODS: Intubated critically ill patients were enrolled. The CVP values were measured using a U-tube manometer and were compared to the IVC diameters and collapsibility index, which were measured by bedside Ultrasound. Patients younger than 18 years old, who were not intubated, who had an abdominal pressure greater than 12 mmHg, and/or who were admitted for trauma were excluded from the study...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Regina Ndasi Langmia, Esther Barla, Paul Koki-Ndombo
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal respiratory distress (NRD) is a main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Early detection of its risk factors and early treatment of its etiologies are major challenges. However, few studies in developing countries have provided data needed to tackle it. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcome of NRD in a tertiary health care centre of Cameroon. METHODS: We analyzed the hospital files of all newborns admitted to the Neonatal unit of Douala General Hospital from 1(st) January 2011 to 28(th) February 2013...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Opeyemi Temitola Kuponiyi, Collins Chigbundu Nwokoro, Ibukunolu Olufemi Ogundele, Gbenga Fakunle Abe, Olusoga Babatunde Ogunfowora
A 24-day old female Nigerian neonate presented with protracted vomiting, fever and dehydration but without palpable abdominal tumour or visible gastric peristalsis. There was no derangement of serum electrolytes. The initial working diagnosis was Late-Onset Sepsis but abdominal ultrasonography showed features consistent with the diagnosis of IHPS. This case report highlights the atypical presentation of this surgical condition and the need to investigate cases of protracted vomiting in the newborn with at least, ultrasonography to minimize complications and reduce the risk of mortality in a resource-poor setting...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
S Igbaruma, B Olagbuji, A Aderoba, W Kubeyinje, B Ande, C Imarengiaye
BACKGROUND: Data on outcomes of obstetric admissions to intensive care units can serve as useful markers for assessing the quality of maternal care. We evaluated the intensive care unit utilization rate, diagnoses, case-fatality rate, mortality rate and associated factors among obstetric patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study of obstetric patients admitted to the general intensive care unit was performed. Women at 24 or more weeks of gestation, or within six weeks postpartum, who were admitted to the intensive care unit constituted the study population...
August 4, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Jonathan Catry, Antoine Brouquet, Frédérique Peschaud, Karina Vychnevskaia, Solafah Abdalla, Robert Malafosse, Benoit Lambert, Bruno Costaglioli, Stéphane Benoist, Christophe Penna
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to compare outcomes after laparoscopic peritoneal lavage (LPL) and sigmoid resection with primary colorectal anastomosis (RPA). METHODS: From June 2010 to June 2015, 40 patients presenting with Hinchey III peritonitis from perforated diverticulitis underwent LPL or RPA. Patients with Hinchey II or IV peritonitis and patients who underwent an upfront Hartmann procedure were excluded. Primary endpoint was overall 30-day or in-hospital postoperative morbidity after surgical treatment of peritonitis...
October 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Yi-Han Hsiao, Chin-Hung Wei, Szu-Wen Chang, Lung Chang, Yu-Wei Fu, Hung-Chang Lee, Hsuan-Liang Liu, Chun-Yan Yeung
BACKGROUND: Juvenile polyposis syndrome, a rare disorder in children, is characterized with multiple hamartomatous polyps in alimentary tract. A variety of manifestations include bleeding, intussusception, or polyp prolapse. In this study, we present an 8-month-old male infant of juvenile polyposis syndrome initially presenting with chronic anemia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest case reported in the literature. METHODS: We report a rare case of an 8-month-old male infant who presented with chronic anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding initially...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Isaac Assam Udo, Emmanuel K Abudu, Felix Uduma
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults. Its diagnosis could be elusive based solely on clinical features because of protean presentation. Supplementary imaging allows for preoperative diagnosis, early institution of definitive management, and a better clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of adults managed for intestinal obstruction by laparotomy in a surgical unit of a tertiary health facility were retrospectively examined...
July 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
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