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Abdominal pain warning: What YOUR stomach ache really means

ABDOMINAL pain is usually harmless and passes after a short period of time. However, it could be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as appendicitis or a stomach ulcer.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Appendectomy is a well-established surgical procedure in pediatric surgery used in the management of acute appendicitis. With the continuous advancement in the field of minimal invasive surgery, the recent focus is on single incision laparoscopic (SIL) surgery. SILA also goes further in order to decrease pain, improve recovery and enhance patient satisfaction. However, this approach is still not a well-established technique and not widely practiced, especially in pediatric surgery.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
We present a case from Varaždin General Hospital, Varaždin, Croatia in 2012, involving a 90-yr-old female patient who underwent hysterectomy leading to accidental finding of E. vermicularis in the uterus despite being asymptomatic for enterobiasis. Since there were no signs and symptoms of parasitic infection, no antiparasitic drugs were administered. Parasite was not observed during macroscopic examination, yet microscopic examination of the material demonstrated helminth within endometrium surrounded by dense inflammatory infiltrate, predominantly lymphocytes and some eosinophils. Internal structures of the parasite we...
Source: Iranian Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Iran J Parasitol Source Type: research
Conclusion Tender spot injection at meridian and collateral for acute simple appendicitis can rapidly alleviate abdominal pain, and gradually relieve the abdominal signs. Compared with acupuncture therapy, this thrapy has some advantages such as simple manipulation, quick effect, reliable curative effect and lower treatment cost, so it has been applied by the author for a long time.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
A 30-year-old woman with no notable medical history presented with 24-hour history of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She had been chronically constipated for which she had taken laxatives and had some loose stools on the day of admission. She had been afebrile. The physical examination was unremarkable except for lower abdominal tenderness. Laboratory works demonstrated no abnormalities. Computed tomographic imaging (Fig  1) of the abdomen revealed a blind-ending tubular filling defect (arrow) within the cecum, containing mesenteric fat and located inferior to the ileocecal valve (arrowhead).
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Eur J Pediatr Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1615276 Introduction The recent increased awareness of the dangers of opioids in the United States has highlighted the need to minimize narcotics and identify nonopioid options for pain control after surgery. With evidence suggesting that intravenous acetaminophen (IVA) can be an opioid sparing option, we conducted a prospective, randomized trial that evaluated the effect of IVA on the postoperative pain course of children with perforated appendicitis. Materials and Methods After IRB approval, children with perforated appendicitis were randomized to receive postoperati...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Objectives There are no recent national data on analgesic use for pain treatment in children. Our objective was to determine if there is adequate pain treatment for children in US emergency departments (EDs) and determine predictors of nonopioid and opioid analgesic administration. Methods Children younger than 18 years with the diagnosis of extremity fracture, appendicitis, or urinary tract stones were obtained from the National Health Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) (2006–2010) and analyzed using logistic regression for complex samples. There were 2 analyses: (1) those who received analgesics versus th...
Source: Pediatric Emergency Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsA minimum of 20 cases are needed to achieve competency in emergency US diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Su-Ann Lui, Yoke Lin Nyo, VP MaliJournal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons 2018 23(1):36-38Mesenteric lymphatic malformations are rare benign tumors that are most commonly found in children. The presentation of these tumors can be variable. It has been suggested that mesenteric lymphatic malformations are congenital; however, there is evidence that their size may be increased by infection. A 3-year 10-month-old boy presented with rhinorrhea and cough followed by acute abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed a lobulated mass in the lower abdomen. Computerized tomography scan of the abdomen diagnosed an inflamed a...
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAppendiceal diameter and left tubal thickening are the most discriminating CT criteria for differentiating acute PID from AA.Key points• Appendiceal diameter and marked left tubal thickening allow differentiating PID from AA.• PID should be considered if appendiceal diameter is
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A previously healthy 40-year-old woman with no history of foreign travel presented to the emergency department of the University College Hospital, in London, with right iliac fossa pain. Examination and ultrasound findings were consistent with a perforated appendix. During surgery, the appendicectomy was converted to a right hemicolectomy on discovery of a large inflammatory caecal mass with associated lymphadenopathy. Immediate postoperative recovery was uncomplicated, and histological examination showed an inflammatory caecal mass of unknown cause.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Clinical Picture Source Type: research
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