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#1
Luis Manuel Souza-Gallardo, José Luis Martínez-Ordaz
Appendicitis represents a common disease for the surgeon with a relative risk between 7-8%. It was thought that if more time passed between diagnosis and treatment, the risk for complications, such as perforation or abscess formation, was higher; nevertheless; the evolution is variable, making necessary the development of different strategies such as antibiotic use only, interval surgery or endoscopic treatment. The purpose of this study is to make a revision in the management of appendicitis comparing conservative and surgical treatment...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074461/acute-appendicitis-during-pregnancy-case-series-of-20-pregnant-women
#2
İlker Murat Arer, Songül Alemdaroğlu, Hasan Yeşilağaç, Hakan Yabanoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common cause of acute abdomen during pregnancy. Most of the signs of appendicitis are also found during normal pregnancy period, however, and diagnosis of appendicitis during pregnancy remains challenging. The aim of the current study was to report our clinical experience of AA during pregnancy and investigate optimal management of this difficult situation. METHODS: Records of 20 pregnant women with diagnosis of AA who underwent appendectomy between 2005 and 2015 were included in this study...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074452/hemoptysis-caused-by-pulmonary-sequestration-in-perforated-appendicitis-a-rare-case-report
#3
Dario Tartaglia, Francesca Cascione, Matteo Modesti, Desiree Gianardi, Rosilde Caputo, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare and usually asymptomatic congenital anomaly. Optimal management of this condition is still a subject of debate, including superiority of surgical resection or angiographic embolization of the aberrant arterial vessel. Presently described is rare case of a 51-year-old male who presented with hemoptysis related to pulmonary sequestration associated with acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain caused by perforated appendicitis.
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064243/meckel-s-diverticulitis-a-rare-entity-of-meckel-s-diverticulum
#4
Chee S Wong, Leanne Dupley, Haren N Varia, Darek Golka, Thu Linn
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the small intestine that results from incomplete closure of the vitelline (omphalo-mesenteric) duct. This true diverticulum, ~2 ft from the ileocecal valve commonly found on the anti-mesenteric border of the ileum, is benign and majority asymptomatic. Diagnosis challenges arise when it became inflamed or presented in following ways, for example, haemorrhage (caused by ectopic pepsin-and hydrochloric acid-secreting gastric mucosa), intestinal obstruction (secondary to intussusception or volvulus) or the presence of diverticulum in the hernia sac (Littre's hernia)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057056/right-iliac-vein-thrombosis-mimicking-acute-appendicitis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
#5
Desmond Aroke, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Larry Tangie Ngek, Simeon Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Right iliac vein thrombosis is uncommon in pregnancy. Nonetheless, when it does occur, its presentation could be very unspecific with important diagnostic challenges and this could have negative therapeutic consequences especially in a resource limited setting. CASE PRESENTATION: The historical, clinical and laboratory data of a 30 year old G2P1001 woman of African ethnicity at 11 weeks of gestation pointed towards a right iliac vein thrombosis missed for an acute appendicitis with subsequent appendectomy and failure to cure...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051048/outcome-of-primary-closure-of-abdominal-wounds-following-laparotomy-for-peritonitis-in-children
#6
Stephen Akau Kache, Philip M Mshelbwala, Emmanuel A Ameh
BACKGROUND: Primary wound closure following laparotomy for peritonitis is generally believed to be associated with wound complications and long hospital stay. Open wound management has long been the most common practice after laparotomy for peritonitis. Primary closure (PC), however, has recently been advocated to reduce cost and morbidity. This study determined the incidence and severity of wound complications and their impact on hospital stay and overall outcome when PC of abdominal wounds is done following laparotomy for peritonitis...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018930/intra-abdominal-infections-the-role-of-anaerobes-enterococci-fungi-and-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Gil Marcus, Samuel Levy, Ghaleb Salhab, Bethlehem Mengesha, Oran Tzuman, Shira Shur, Erica Burke, Rebecca Cruz Mayeda, Lior Cochavi, Idan Perluk, Ronit Zaidenstein, Tsilia Lazarovitch, Mor Dadon, Dror Marchaim
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) constitute a common reason for hospitalization. However, there is lack of standardization in empiric management of (1) anaerobes, (2) enterococci, (3) fungi, and (4) multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). The recommendation is to institute empiric coverage for some of these organisms in "high-risk community-acquired" or in "healthcare-associated" infections (HCAI), but exact definitions are not provided. METHODS: Epidemiological study of IAI was conducted at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (May-November 2013)...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003294/acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-study-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-non-operative-management-in-children-with-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis
#8
Jane Xu, Yingrui Cyril Liu, Susan Adams, Jonathan Karpelowsky
INTRODUCTION: This article presents an overview of a prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of non-operative management (NOM) with operative management in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA). Here, we present the study protocol for this APRES study, a multicentre Australian study. The rationale and details of future analysis, in particular, non-inferiority calculations, cost-effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of each intervention...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994008/mesothelial-inclusion-cyst-a-rare-occurrence
#9
David Sc Soon, Hamish Shilton, Ali Andrabi
Mesothelial inclusion cyst is a rare benign tumour that has only 130 cases reported in the literature. Accurate diagnosis and optimal management of this condition remains uncertain. We report a 51-year-old African gentleman, whom presents with abdominal pain and constipation. A computed tomography scan was performed and revealed a large cystic lesion in the right paracolic gutter. The differential diagnosis included appendiceal mucinous neoplasm, cystic tuberculosis and duplication cyst. A laparotomy was performed due to his symptoms and size of the cyst...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988260/myths-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-ovarian-torsion
#10
Jennifer J Robertson, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Ovarian torsion is a rare but serious cause of pelvic pain in females. Making the diagnosis is important because misdiagnosis can lead to an ischemic ovary and subsequent infertility. OBJECTIVE: Although all emergency physicians are aware of ovarian torsion, there are several myths regarding its epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. This article attempts to review some of these myths to improve emergency diagnosis and evaluation. DISCUSSION: Ovarian torsion is not an easy diagnosis to make and it is commonly missed...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987280/abdominal-pain-learning-when-not-to-intervene
#11
Niranjan Tachamo, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain. It is a benign condition but may mimic other serious causes of acute abdomen such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, and gynecological emergency in severe cases. Knowledge of this condition in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain can save unnecessary hospital admission, antibiotics, and surgery. In this article, we present the case of a 43-year-old female who presented to our hospital with a 2-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain and diarrhea...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974169/antibiotics-first-versus-surgery-for-appendicitis-a%C3%A2-us-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-allowing-outpatient-antibiotic-management
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David A Talan, Darin J Saltzman, William R Mower, Anusha Krishnadasan, Cecilia M Jude, Ricky Amii, Daniel A DeUgarte, James X Wu, Kavitha Pathmarajah, Ashkan Morim, Gregory J Moran
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials suggest that nonoperative treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis with antibiotics-first is safe. No trial has evaluated outpatient treatment and no US randomized trial has been conducted, to our knowledge. This pilot study assessed feasibility of a multicenter US study comparing antibiotics-first, including outpatient management, with appendectomy. METHODS: Patients aged 5 years or older with uncomplicated appendicitis at 1 US hospital were randomized to appendectomy or intravenous ertapenem greater than or equal to 48 hours and oral cefdinir and metronidazole...
December 11, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942727/quantifying-the-burden-of-interhospital-cost-variation-in-pediatric-surgery-implications-for-the-prioritization-of-comparative-effectiveness-research
#13
Danielle B Cameron, Dionne A Graham, Carly E Milliren, Charity C Glass, Christina Feng, Feroze Sidhwa, Hariharan Thangarajah, Matthew Hall, Shawn J Rangel
Importance: Practice variation is believed to be a driver of excess health care spending, although few objective data exist to guide the prioritization of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in pediatric surgery. Objective: To identify high-priority general pediatric surgical procedures for CER on the basis of the following 2 complementary measures: the magnitude of interhospital cost variation as a surrogate for the need for and potential effect of CER at the patient level and the cumulative fiscal burden of this cost variation when considering the case volume from all hospitals as a surrogate for public health relevance...
December 12, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925670/limited-abdominal-sonography-for-evaluation-of-children-with-right-lower-quadrant-pain
#14
Martha M Munden, Shannon Wai, Michael C DiStefano, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a complete abdominal sonographic examination is necessary in the evaluation of children with right lower quadrant pain that is suspicious for appendicitis in the emergency department and whether performing a limited, more-focused study would miss clinically important disease. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, a retrospective study was performed of 704 patients, from ages 5-19 years, presenting to the emergency department with right lower quadrant pain that was suspicious for appendicitis who underwent a complete abdominal sonographic examination...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916376/factors-predictive-of-complicated-appendicitis-in-children
#15
Xuan-Binh D Pham, Veronica F Sullins, Dennis Y Kim, Blake Range, Amy H Kaji, Christian M de Virgilio, Steven L Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability to predict whether a child has complicated appendicitis at initial presentation may influence clinical management. However, whether complicated appendicitis is associated with prehospital or inhospital factors is not clear. We also investigate whether hyponatremia may be a novel prehospital factor associated with complicated appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric patients (≤12 y) with appendicitis treated with appendectomy from 2000 to 2013 was performed...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908462/a-rare-case-of-perforated-sub-hepatic-appendicitis-a-challenging-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-abdomen-based-on-the-combination-of-appendicitis-and-maldescent-of-the-caecum
#16
Costanza Chiapponi, Olof Jannasch, Manuela Petersen, Wiebke Lessel, Christiane Bruns, Frank Meyer
Unusual locations of the appendix vermiformis can result in delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. So an inflamed appendix in a sub-hepatic caecum caused by caecal maldescent for example can mimic cholecystitis, the pain being localized in the right upper quadrant. Here, we present a case of perforated sub-hepatic appendicitis with peritonitis, requiring open ileocaecal resection. Review of the existing literature has demonstrated that this pathology is uncommon, yet not so rare as one might presume...
January 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
#17
Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896326/preoperative-diagnosis-of-amyand-s-hernia-by-ultrasound-and-computed-tomography
#18
Husam Vehbi, Cagri Agirgun, Ferda Agirgun, Yuksel Dogan
Inguinal hernia is the most common seen groin hernias which mostly contain bowel. The incidence of vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia is seen in 1% of all inguinal hernia. This is known as Amyand's hernia. Appendix within a hernia can be normal or complicated by appendicitis. Most of these cases are not diagnosed preoperatively and managed during surgery. Preoperative diagnosis of these cases is so rare. Very few cases have been reported so far. In our case, we diagnosed an inflamed appendix in a 49 years old female within right inguinal hernia by using ultrasound and confirmed it by CT scan...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894435/pediatric-appendicitis
#19
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Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical pathologies in children. It can present with right lower quadrant pain. Scoring systems in combination with selective imaging and surgical examination will diagnose most children with appendicitis. Clinical pathways should be used. Most surgical interventions for appendicitis are now almost exclusively laparoscopic, with trials demonstrating better outcomes for children who undergo index hospitalization appendectomies when perforated. Nonoperative management has a role in the treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890780/a-clinical-score-to-predict-appendicitis-in-older-male-children
#20
Anupam B Kharbanda, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur, Nanette C Dudley, Lalit Bajaj, Michelle D Stevenson, Charles G Macias, Manoj K Mittal, Jonathan E Bennett, Kelly Sinclair, Peter S Dayan
OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical score to predict appendicitis among older, male children who present to the emergency department (ED) with suspected appendicitis. METHODS: Patients with suspected appendicitis were prospectively recruited at 9 pediatric EDs. A total 2,625 patients enrolled; a subset of 961 males, age 8-18 were analyzed in this secondary analysis. Outcomes determined by pathology, operative reports and follow-up calls. Clinical and laboratory predictors with < 10% missing data and Kappa > 0...
November 24, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
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