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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/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
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Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421569/two-step-procedure-for-complicated-appendicitis-with-perityphlitic-abscess-formation
#3
Almir Miftaroski, Ulf Kessler, Etienne Monnard, Bernhard Egger
PRINCIPLES: Optimal management of perforated appendicitis with perityphlitic phlegmon or abscess formation is controversial. The aim of the study was to assess the outcome after a two-step procedure to treat patients with perityphlitic abscess formation. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed prospectively collected data from a single-centre database that included adult patients who had appendicitis and perityphlitic abscess (>=3 cm) but no generalised peritonitis, and were treated in 2007-2015...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418493/the-threat-of-diagnostic-uncertainty-in-the-medical-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
#4
Richard G Bachur, Shawn J Rangel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414702/minimally-invasive-treatment-for-appendiceal-mass-formed-after-acute-perforated-appendicitis
#5
Enver Zerem, Suad Kunosić, Almin Handanagić, Dženan Jahić, Dina Zerem, Omar Zerem
The optimal treatment for appendiceal mass formed after appendiceal rupture due to acute appendicitis is surrounded with controversy. The treatment strategy ranges from open surgery (emergency or interval appendectomy), laparoscopic appendectomy, and image-guided drainage, to conservative treatment with or without antibiotics. Nonsurgical treatment (including conservative and drainage treatment), followed by interval appendectomy to prevent recurrence, is the traditional management of these patients. The need for interval appendectomy after a successful conservative or/and image-guided drainage treatment, has recently been questioned as the risk of recurrence is relatively small...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408075/effect-of-hospital-type-on-the-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis-in-teenagers
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Cristen N Litz, David J Ciesla, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
BACKGROUND: Teenagers receive appendicitis care at both adult and pediatric facilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes following treatment of acute appendicitis in teenagers based on the type of hospital facility. METHODS: Patients aged 13-17years with acute appendicitis who were discharged from acute care hospitals from 2009 to 2014 were identified using a statewide discharge dataset. Hospitals were classified as pediatric or adult and outcomes were compared...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393502/-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-savings-comfort-many-advantages
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A Y Molina Caballero, M Martínez Merino, A Pérez Martínez, L Ayuso González, S Hernández Martín, J Pisón Chacón
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheters are indicated when an intravenous treatment is expected for more than 6 days or less if phlebotoxic medication is used. We report our recent experience. METHODS: Retrospective study from 2014 to 2015 including patients to whom a catheter was placed either, in the operating room after surgery and before awakening the patient, or in the Pediatric ICU by direct or ultrasound guidance venipuncture. We reviewed patient characteristics, underlying disease, line catheterization procedure, type and duration of venous line, intravenous treatment and complications...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376256/the-outcome-of-an-early-discharge-protocol-after-appendectomy-in-children-with-acute-appendicitis
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Takahiro Jimbo, Kouji Masumoto, Hajime Takayasu, Toko Shinkai, Yasuhisa Urita, Toru Uesugi, Chikashi Gotoh, Kentaro Ono, Takato Sasaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of our early discharge protocol for children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: We established a new early discharge protocol for appendicitis. Our protocol consists of both postoperative early feeding and reduced-port laparoscopic surgery which is aimed at reducing surgical stress. The outcome was studied in patients with acute appendicitis who treated at our institution from 2012 to 2013. RESULTS: Thirty-six acute appendicitis patients (mean age 10...
April 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363670/using-the-analytic-hierarchy-process-for-prioritizing-imaging-tests-in-diagnosis-of-suspected-appendicitis
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Maria Agapova, Brian W Bresnahan, Ken F Linnau, Louis P Garrison, Mitchell Higashi, Larry Kessler, Beth Devine
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: In clinical guideline or criteria development processes, such as those used in developing American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria (ACR AC), experts subjectively evaluate benefits and risks associated with imaging tests and make complex decisions about imaging recommendations. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) decomposes complex decisions into structured smaller decisions, incorporates quantitative evidence and qualitative expert opinion, and promotes structured consensus building...
March 28, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343153/de-garengeot-s-hernia-an-unusual-case-on-call
#10
Madeline Moore, Bassem Amr
De Garengeot's hernia is defined as a femoral hernia that contains the appendix. Owing to the extreme rarity of de Garengeot's hernia, it could represent a diagnostic challenge; however, it should remain in the differential diagnosis, particularly in this patient demographic. A female patient aged 96 years, who presented as an emergency with acute right iliac fossa pain, was found to have de Garengeot's hernia. The diagnosis was made intraoperatively, where she was treated with an appendicectomy and repair of the hernia defect...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341505/secondary-aortoenteric-erosion-followed-by-recurrent-lower-extremity-abscesses
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Shigeshi Ono, Yoshitomo Samejima, Susumu Watada, Toshihiro Kakefuda
A secondary aortoenteric fistula (SAEF) is a relatively rare complication of aortoiliac reconstructive surgery, often involving relatively fixed duodenal 3(rd) portion and a vascular anastomosis. We observed a 52-year-old man with a recurrent right lower leg abscess following the erosion between ipsilateral bifurcated prosthetic graft limb and non-fixed jejunum. In situ graft-sparing surgical treatment with aggressive debridement was successfully performed. A SAEF may occur even at a non-vascular anastomosis site, or in non-fixed small bowel, and may become a source of a septic embolus...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338596/operation-versus-antibiotics-the-appendicitis-conundrum-continues-a-meta-analysis
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Joseph V Sakran, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Alexandros Gryparis, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Christopher J Burns, Maher M Matar, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis continues to constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this study was to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing nonoperative versus surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the PubMed, Cochrane and Scopus databases was performed with respect to the PRISMA statement (end-of-search date: January 29, 2017). Data on the study design, interventions, participants, and outcomes were extracted by two independent reviewers...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329922/recurrent-abdominal-pain-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy
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Kwang Il Seo, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park, Won Moon, Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Jung Gu Park
Laparoscopic surgical approaches, compared with open surgical approaches, provide comparable clinical outcomes, but lower complications. Unfortunately, a rare complication-portomesenteric vein thrombosis-had been reported after laparoscopic surgery. A 42-year-old woman was referred our hospital for recurrent abdominal pain after laparoscopic appendectomy from acute appendicitis. It was determined that abdominal pain was due to postoperative superior mesenteric vein thrombus. A six-month anticoagulation therapy is an excellent treatment for superior mesenteric vein thrombus ...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306630/nonoperative-management-of-appendicitis-in-children
#14
Joseph J López, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize the recent literature investigating nonoperative management of uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis and highlight recent data establishing its safety and efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of nonoperative treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis, defined as perforated appendicitis with or without formed abscess or phlegmon...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302233/an-unusual-case-of-caecal-volvulus-due-to-appendicitis-successfully-managed-by-caecopexy
#15
Samiullah Bhatti, Mahmood Ayyaz Khan, Waris Farooka, Usman Ismat Butt, Usman Ali Rehman, Awais Amjad Malik
Caecal volvulus is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Caecal volvulus precipitated by acute appendicitis is even rarer. We report an unusual case of caecal volvulus with acute appendicitis as a cause. A 55-year female presented in surgical emergency with 3 days history of abdominal pain, distension and absolute constipation; and 2 days history of vomiting. Her past surgical history was significant for hysterectomy 5 years back. On examination, abdomen was distended and bowel sounds exaggerated. X-ray abdomen erect showed a single large air fluid level in the right hemiabdomen...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295254/methodological-overview-of-systematic-reviews-to-establish-the-evidence-base-for-emergency-general-surgery
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BACKGROUND: The evidence for treatment decision-making in emergency general surgery has not been summarized previously. The aim of this overview was to review the quantity and quality of systematic review evidence for the most common emergency surgical conditions. METHODS: Systematic reviews of the most common conditions requiring unplanned admission and treatment managed by general surgeons were eligible for inclusion. The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination databases were searched to April 2014...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284517/antibiotics-first-strategy-for-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-rates-of-peritonitis-at-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-comparing-appendectomy-and-non-operative-management
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Mauro Podda, Nicola Cillara, Salomone Di Saverio, Antonio Lai, Francesco Feroci, Gianluigi Luridiana, Ferdinando Agresta, Nereo Vettoretto
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical diagnosis in young patients, with lifetime prevalence of about 7%. Debate remains on whether uncomplicated AA should be operated or not. Aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was to assess current evidence on antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated AA compared to standard surgical treatment. METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for randomized controlled trials comparing antibiotic therapy (AT) and surgical therapy-appendectomy (ST) for uncomplicated AA...
March 8, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281484/laparoscopic-management-of-symptomatic-residual-appendicular-tip-a-rare-case-report
#18
R Parthsarathi, Samrat V Jankar, Bhushan Chittawadgi, Sandeep C Sabnis, S Sarvana Kumar, S Rajapandian, P Senthilnathan, P Praveen Raj, C Palanivelu
Appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgical procedures. Stump appendicitis is well-recognised entity has been described in the literature. Still, with recent advance in imaging technique, it remains as a clinical challenge for diagnosis and effective treatment. We present a case of 13-year-old boy who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy 3 months back and presented to us with acute abdomen associated with vomiting and fever. Imaging revealed the presence of a tubular residual inflamed tip of the appendix of size 4 cm laying in paracaecal position with approximately 50cc purulent collection around it...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274001/the-role-of-serum-fibrinogen-level-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Kuotho T Nyuwi, Ch Gyan Singh, Sridartha Khumukcham, Raju Rangaswamy, Yibenthung S Ezung, Sowdin Reddy Chittvolu, A Barindra Sharma, H Manihar Singh
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for emergent surgery and affects a wide range of patients at any age group. However, inspite of the presence of various imaging modalities, biochemical markers, and scoring systems the negative appendectomy rate remain high. Serum fibrinogen, an acute inflammatory mediator is usually raised in any acute inflammatory condition and the same is expected to rise in acute appendicitis, which may be used as a new inflammatory marker in the diagnosis and more importantly in decision making of management of acute appendicitis...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258881/ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-a-community-hospital-emergency-department-has-a-high-rate-of-nondiagnostic-studies
#20
Scott M Alter, Brian Walsh, Patrick J Lenehan, Richard D Shih
BACKGROUND: Radiation concerns are changing the way emergency physicians evaluate patients. This is especially prevalent in pediatrics, and exemplified by abdominal pain management. Large academic center-based studies suggest appendix ultrasound (U/S) is sensitive and specific for appendicitis, with low nondiagnostic rates. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the diagnostic rate of appendix U/S and incidence of follow-up computed tomography (CT) imaging for pediatric patients at a community hospital...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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