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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789000/spontaneous-splenic-rupture-complicating-primary-varicella-zoster-infection-a-case-report
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Aarthy Uthayakumar, David Harrington
BACKGROUND: Primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is a common illness, predominantly affecting children. Its course is typically benign, although severe complications have been described. Splenic rupture is an extremely rare and potentially fatal complication of primary VZV infection, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Romanian man with no significant past medical history, presented with a 2 day history of sudden onset, worsening generalised abdominal pain and a 1 day history of vomiting...
May 22, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770872/application-of-the-aast-egs-grade-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-to-a-multi-national-patient-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Arianna Birindelli, John L Bruce, Johannes J P Buitendag, Victory Y Kong, Mircea Beuran, Johnathon M Aho, Ionut Negoi, Damian L Clarke, Salomone Di Saverio, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) anatomic severity grading system for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) has demonstrated to be a valid tool in North American patient populations. Using a multi-national patient cohort, we retrospectively assessed the validity the AAST ASBO grading system and estimated disease severity in a global population in order to correlate with several key clinical outcomes. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective review during 2012-2016 from four centers, Minnesota USA, Bologna Italy, Pietermaritzburg South Africa, and Bucharest Romania, was performed...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733108/reliability-of-serum-creatinine-based-formulae-estimating-renal-function-in-non-critically-ill-surgery-patients-focus-on-augmented-renal-clearance
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Peter Declercq, Matthias Gijsen, Björn Meijers, Marie Schetz, Stefaan Nijs, André D'Hoore, Joost Wauters, Isabel Spriet
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Formulae estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are frequently used to guide drug dosing. The objectives of this prospective single-center study were to evaluate agreement between these equations and measured creatinine clearance (CrCl) in non-critically ill surgery patients with normal kidney function and augmented renal clearance (ARC, CrCl ≥ 130 mL/min/1.73 m²), to determine predictors for disagreement, define a GFR estimator cut-off value identifying ARC and determine the ARC prevalence and duration in non-critically ill surgical patients...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728285/comparison-of-bedside-screening-methods-for-frailty-assessment-in-older-adult-trauma-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Sachita P Shah, Kevin Penn, Stephen J Kaplan, Michael Vrablik, Karl Jablonowski, Tam N Pham, May J Reed
BACKGROUND: Frailty is linked to poor outcomes in older patients. We prospectively compared the utility of the picture-based Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS9), clinical assessments, and ultrasound muscle measurements against the reference FRAIL scale in older adult trauma patients in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We recruited a convenience sample of adults 65 yrs. or older with blunt trauma and injury severity scores <9. We queried subjects (or surrogates) on the FRAIL scale, and compared this to: physician-based and subject/surrogate-based CFS9; mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and grip strength; and ultrasound (US) measures of muscle thickness (limbs and abdominal wall)...
April 14, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716840/terrorist-attack-in-nice-the-experience-of-general-surgeons
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D Massalou, C Ichai, D Mariage, P Baqué
INTRODUCTION: After the attacks in Paris, France was again struck by terrorism in the city of Nice during the night of July 14, 2016. At 22:33 in the evening, a 19-ton truck drove into the crowd of holiday celebrators. The attack resulted in 458 wounded and 86 deaths. The purpose of this study was to describe the management of patients with abdominal trauma admitted alive in our institution, in the context of a massive influx of victims. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the management of adults with abdominal trauma arising from the terrorist attack in Nice...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700647/blunt-bowel-and-mesenteric-trauma-role-of-clinical-signs-along-with-ct-findings-in-patients-management
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Maria Cristina Firetto, Francesco Sala, Marcello Petrini, Alessandro A Lemos, Tiberio Canini, Stefano Magnone, Gianluca Fornoni, Ivan Cortinovis, Sandro Sironi, Pietro R Biondetti
BACKGROUND: Bowel and/or mesentery injuries represent the third most common injury among patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Delayed diagnosis increases morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of clinical signs along with CT findings as predictors of early surgical repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between March 2014 and February 2017, charts and CT scans of consecutive patients treated for blunt abdominal trauma in two different trauma centers were reread by two experienced radiologists...
April 27, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685615/effectiveness-and-safety-of-continuous-neuromuscular-blockade-in-trauma-patients-with-an-open-abdomen-a-follow-up-study
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Susan E Smith, Susan E Hamblin, Oscar D Guillamondegui, Oliver L Gunter, Bradley M Dennis
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) have been associated with decreased time to fascial closure following damage control laparotomy (DCL). Changes in resuscitation over the last decade bring this practice into question. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of adults who underwent DCL between 2009 and 2015 was conducted at an ACS-verified level 1 trauma center. The study group (NMBA+) received continuous NMBA within 24 h of DCL. Data collected included demographics, resuscitative fluids, mortality, and complications...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668804/morphology-of-the-diaphragm-muscle-in-southern-tamandua-tamandua-tetradactyla-and-its-importance-in-cases-of-traumatic-hernia
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Érica F S Azevedo, Daniela R Costa E Silva, Tamires V S Natividade, Elane G Giese, Ana Rita DE Lima, Paola C Soares, Érika Branco
The wall of the diaphragm can be affected by changes caused by physical trauma, allowing the passage of viscera between the abdominal cavity and thoracic cavity, thus reducing the space for pulmonary expansion, leading to the formation of hernia and possible death. Thus, we aimed to characterize, size and determine the topography of the diaphragmatic muscle in the Southern Tamandua, since clinical and surgical activities in wild animals have become a reality more and more present in veterinary medicine. We used six adult animals, x-rayed and dissected, followed by collection of fragments of muscular portions for histological analysis...
April 16, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651794/celiac-trunk-and-common-hepatic-artery-variations-in-children-an-analysis-with-ct-angiography
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Emine Caliskan, Turker Acar, Mehmet Ozturk, Zuhal Bayramoglu, Ravza Yilmaz, Filiz Elbuken, Ibrahim Adaletli
BACKGROUND: Understanding the celiac trunk and hepatic artery anatomy is important not only in preventing iatrogenic injuries but also in planning surgical procedures in children. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the prevalence of celiac trunk (CeT) and common hepatic artery (CHA) variations in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seventy-four children (174) who underwent abdominal multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography, either because of trauma or liver transplantation, were analyzed retrospectively...
April 13, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644320/isolated-and-stable-gallbladder-perforation-in-a-5-year-old-child-after-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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I Issa, V Modica Alameddine, M C Fadous Khalife, M Al Ojaimi, Z Ghorayeb
Isolated gallbladder injury, secondary to a blunt abdominal trauma, is a rare finding in children. The presence of vague symptoms and the unknown dynamic of the trauma may increase the diagnostic challenge especially in pediatrics. A conservative management has been proposed in some particular cases in adults, but remains controversial in children. We report a case of a 5 year old boy who presented an isolated gallbladder lesion secondary to a blunt abdominal trauma. The surgical treatment was delayed for non-medical reasons, which gave us the possibility to try a conservative approach...
June 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616320/trauma-patients-with-an-open-abdomen-following-damage-control-laparotomy-can-be-extubated-prior-to-abdominal-closure
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Joseph A Sujka, Karen Safcsak, Michael L Cheatham, Joseph A Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: The open abdomen (OA) is commonly utilized as a technique during damage control laparotomy (DCL). We propose that a selected group of these OA patients can be extubated prior to abdominal closure to decrease ventilator days and risk of pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed at a Level I trauma center on all adult trauma patients with an OA following DCL. Patients were stratified into two groups: extubated prior to (PRE) and extubated after (POST) abdominal closure...
April 3, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578878/intra-abdominal-hypertension-is-more-common-than-previously-thought-a-prospective-study-in-a-mixed-medical-surgical-icu
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Patrick B Murphy, Neil G Parry, Nathalie Sela, Ken Leslie, Kelly Vogt, Ian Ball
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of intra-abdominal hypertension in mixed medical-surgical critically ill patients using modern definitions and measurement techniques. Secondarily to determine variables associated with intra-abdominal hypertension and ICU mortality. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: Single institution trauma, medical and surgical ICU in Canada. PATIENTS: Consecutive adult patients admitted to the ICU (n = 285)...
March 23, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567091/non-contrast-mdct-for-ureteral-calculi-and-alternative-diagnoses-yield-in-adult-women-vs-in-adult-men
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Parisa Fani, Michael N Patlas, Sandra Monteiro, Douglas S Katz
PURPOSE: To determine the yield of non-contrast multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) of the abdomen and pelvis in diagnosing ureteral calculi as well as other alternative acute conditions in male vs in female adult patients presenting to the emergency department with new onset of symptoms. METHODS: Our institutional review board approved a retrospective review of the official reports of the non-contrast MDCT examinations of the abdomen and pelvis performed on adults (18 years and older) presenting to our emergency department with a suspected ureteral calculus from October 1, 2011 to October 30, 2013...
February 2, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564197/conservative-management-of-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-seven-year-old-child
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Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557622/-acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-an-abdominal-trauma-case-report-of-a-7-year-old-child
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Laura Montoya-Sánchez, Rocío Del P Pereira-Ospina, Javier Y Pinzón-Salamanca, José M Suescún-Vargas
Pancreatitis consists in acute inflammation of the pancreas that is clinically characterized by abdominal pain. To make the diagnosis it is necessary the elevation of biochemical markers like pancreatic amylase or lipase. It is the most frequent pancreatic disease in both children and adults. Its presentation in the pediatric population is increasing and has several etiologies such as: infections, trauma, intoxication and metabolic diseases. Trauma mechanisms have been described: child maltreatment, falls, trauma with the bicycle handle and traffic accidents...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536276/to-reduce-routine-computed-tomographic-angiography-for-thoracic-aortic-injury-assessment-in-level-ii-blunt-trauma-patients-using-three-mediastinal-signs-on-the-initial-chest-radiograph-a-preliminary-report
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John H Harris, William H Harris, Sanjay Jain, A Y Ferguson, David A Hill, Amy M Trahan
PURPOSE: CTA is routinely ordered on level II blunt thoraco-abdominally injured patients for assessment of injury to the thoracic aorta. The vast majority of such assessments are negative. The question being asked is, Does the accurate interpretation of the three mediastinal signs permit reliable determination of which patients need CTA for aortic assessment? The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the role of three specifically selected mediastinal anatomic signs on the initial supine chest radiograph (CXR) of adult level II blunt thoraco-abdominally injured patients for the presence or absence of a mediastinal hematoma...
March 13, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502058/-effect-of-propofol-and-operative-trauma-on-neurodevelopment-and-cognitive-function-of-developing-brain-in-rats
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Yang Li, Wei-Guang Li, Ze-Guo Feng, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Lian-Jun Huang, Xiao-Rui Yang, Ying-Qun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of propofol and operative trauma on the neurodevelopment and cognitive function of the developing brain and its mechanism. METHODS: A total of 104 postnatal day 13 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group (treated by 7.5 mL/kg saline and sham surgery), propofol group (treated by 75 mg/kg propofol), surgery group (with abdominal surgery under local anesthesia) and propofol+surgery group (with abdominal surgery under local anesthesia plus 75 mg/kg propofol anesthesia)...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464216/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-among-turkish-homeless-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Selman Yeniocak, Asım Kalkan, Ozgur Sogut, Gökce Akgül Karadana, Mehmet Toptas
Objective: Since the homeless are at greater risk of encountering health problems than the general population, the reasons for and incidence of their presentations to emergency departments also vary. The purpose of this study was to determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of Turkish homeless patients who brought to the emergency department by ambulance. Materials and methods: The records of homeless adult patients brought to the ED by 112 emergency service ambulance teams over a 1-year period from January to December, 2014, were examined retrospectively...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448990/open-abdomen-in-liver-transplantation
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T Chan, M S Bleszynski, D S Youssef, M Segedi, S Chung, C H Scudamore, A K Buczkowski
INTRODUCTION: Damage control laparotomy with vacuum assisted closure (VAC) is used for selective cases in trauma. In liver transplantation, VAC has also been applied for management of intra-operative hemorrhage. The primary objective was to evaluate peri-operative blood loss and blood product utilization in VAC compared to primary abdominal closure (PAC) at the index transplant operation. METHODS: Retrospective review of all adults undergoing deceased donor liver transplantation (2007-2011) at a single center tertiary care institution...
May 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446794/migraine-variants-in-children
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A David Rothner
Migraine in children can manifest in ways that are markedly different from adult migraines. In children, migraine variants are often unaccompanied by headache and include conditions such as cyclic vomiting and abdominal migraine. Children who experience these conditions are often thought to have a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, and when evaluation is unremarkable they may be diagnosed as having a conversion reaction. Complicated migraines, on the other hand, are often accompanied by focal neurological symptoms such as ataxia, hemiparesis, or altered level of consciousness that evoke great consternation in the examining clinician...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
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