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Huge pericardial effusion with subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium in anorexia nervosa.

Huge pericardial effusion with subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium in anorexia nervosa. Acta Cardiol. 2017 Aug 11;:1-2 Authors: Docx MKF, Paelinck BP PMID: 28799456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

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When some patients start treatment for an eating disorder it can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable. In my work as a therapist I try to educate my patients as to why this feeling is normal. On top of the patient’s discomfort, sometimes it can be hard for loved ones to understand what someone with an eating disorder is going through while in treatment. Therapists routinely use metaphors for both of these reasons, in my opinion. The use of metaphors makes something that was previously unknown, relatable. I think it can be helpful to relate new concepts and hard topics to something familiar in order to make it ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Books Bulimia Creativity Eating Disorders Health-related Psychology Treatment Women's Issues Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Body Image Source Type: blogs
Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia: Screening in an Ambulatory Infusion Service and Nutrition Consultation
. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb 01;22(1):63-68 Authors: Berry DL, Blonquist T, Nayak MM, Roper K, Hilton N, Lombard H, Hester A, Chiavacci A, Meyers S, McManus K Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome compromises physical function and nutritional and emotional well-being. Systematic screening followed by nutrition referral for appropriate interventions is rare.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to pilot a screening process followed by nutritional assessment and interven...
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
In this study, 208 patients with early ccRCC were treated with surgery, and 54 of the patients received IFN-α as adjuvant therapy. The remaining 115 patients were treated with surgery but not with IFN-α therapy. The primary endpoint was the recurrence rate, 20.37% (11/54) and 33.04% (38/115) in the IFN-α and surgery-only group, respectively. The secondary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS), which was 123.70 (95% CI: 107.18-140.22) months for the IFN-α group, and 95.80 (95% CI: 82.18-109.42) months for the non-IFN-α group; this difference was significant (P
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement from his wife and daughter that was posted online.Petty had been suffering from a fractured hip that got worse during his recent tour, along with emphysema and knee pain.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news
After taking a tumble, a 72-year-old man decided to visit the emergency department, but his injury was not nearly as concerning as the history he provided. The patient presented after postural dizziness caused a fall. Aside from a minor bruise to the head, he had no other significant injuries. However, in describing other recent medical events, he reported progressive anorexia and a dramatic weight loss of more than 22 lb (10 kg) over the previous month. He was also experiencing lethargy and distressing gastrointestinal symptoms, including intermittent abdominal cramps and constipation alternating with liquid stools.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Images in Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionTraversal through the central part of the lesion by the biopsy needle is not a risk factor of PTNB-related hemoptysis, but subsolid lesions and lesion depth  >  1 cm increase the risk of hemoptysis.
Source: Japanese Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: On time diagnosis of pancreatic trauma, especially in polytrauma patients, continues to remain a challenge for trauma surgeons. Main pancreatic duct injury is an important prognostic factor and the major one determining therapeutic approaches. Adequate surgical approaches decrease morbidity and mortality in pancreatic trauma. KEY WORDS: Delayed diagnosis, Distal pancreatectomy, Pancreatic blunt trauma. PMID: 29339584 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
Abstract A rare case combining pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumoperitoneum, pneumorrhachis, air in retroperitoneum and extensive subcutaneous emphysema simultaneously in a severely anorectic male with BMI 9.2 (22.8 kg) and multiple vomitings is presented. This unusual condition was treated successfully with conservative medical approach in a specialized somatic unit for anorexia nervosa.
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: Tags: CLINICAL CASE REPORT Source Type: research
A 25-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after 17 h of persistent epigastric pain, severe abdominal distention and profuse vomiting. The vomitus had no blood or bile. No passing of stool or gas was evident after onset of symptoms. She had a 10-year history of untreated anorexia nervosa. The patient was afebrile, agitated and refused abdominal palpations upon physical examination. Full blood count, general biochemistry, amylase and lipase results were unremarkable. Abdominal X-ray showed gastroptosis, gastric emphysema and retention causing bowel displacement and obstruction and intestinal pneumatosis (Figu...
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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