Hormones are behind hernias of the groin in elderly men

Results of a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting suggest inguinal hernia in older men could be caused by altered sex hormone levels that weaken and scar muscle tissue in the lower abdomen.EurekAlert
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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ConclusionGradual postoperative closure of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia with an ostomy in place may result in stomal stenosis. Stomal patency must be carefully evaluated during this process.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsDue to our findings we assume that the AB may induce immobility and reduce postoperative pain. A prolonged period of physical rest and wearing an AB does not seem to have an impact on the postoperative outcome following IHR. Therefore, a shortened duration of physical rest and wearing an AB following IHR should be taken under consideration. To reveal more evidence on this topic further clinical trials are essential.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPost-operative prolonged intubation is a known complication of AWR. We have demonstrated that pre-operative factors, such as a history of COPD, ASA 3 or 4, current smoker, and a BMI  >  40 kg/m2 are factors associated with a prolonged intubation. Optimization of each may allow for a reduction in the risk of prolonged intubation in patients undergoing AWR.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of self-gripping mesh with ACS can be performed without increasing the operative time or causing short-term surgical complications. This technique may be recommended for large IH because of its simplicity and secure abdominal reinforcement provided.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeParastomal hernia is a complication with high morbidity that affects the patient ’s quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the cumulative incidence of parastomal hernia in patients who have undergone colorectal cancer surgery and to identify potential risk factors that could predispose to the development of this type of hernia in a large population-based cohort o ver a long follow-up period.MethodsThe Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry and the National Patient Register were used to collect study cohort data between January 2007 and September 2013. All patients undergoing colorectal cancer...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In small epigastric and small umbilical hernia repair a flat polypropylene mesh repair was associated with a lower complication rate than PVP repair. No differences in recurrence rates were seen. Combining all complications, the preperitoneal positioned flat polypropylene mesh performed better.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS Source Type: research
Purpose of review To examine current trends and research in nonmedical approaches to the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Recent findings Long-term studies of GERD patients treated with transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) have found that a large portion of patients resume proton pump inhibitor therapy. In patients with uncomplicated GERD, magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) shows excellent short-term results in both patient satisfaction and physiologic measures of GERD, with fewer postoperative side-effects than fundoplication, although dysphagia can be problematic. Summary Fundoplicat...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ESOPHAGUS: Edited by Stuart J. Spechler Source Type: research
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) I is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder resulting from a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme α-l-iduronidase, leading to the accumulation of the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) dermatan sulfate (DS) and heparan sulfate (HS) in cells throughout the body. The clinical characteristics of MPS I include cognitive impairment (severe form), coarse facial features, corneal clouding, respiratory disorder s, cardiac diseases, hepatomegaly, umbilical and inguinal hernias, skeletal abnormalities, and joint contractures.
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
ConclusionsLike in other surgeries, ERPs were feasible and probably efficient to improve the post-operative course of incisional hernia patients. But the level of evidence remains low.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: All patients had successful abdominal wall closure. Most of the patients had minimal scar of the large hernia repair and the umbilicus was normal looking and well accepted cosmetically.
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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