Medical News Today: What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?

There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article.
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IMPORTANCE: Opioid prescriptions for treatment of pain in emergency departments (EDs) are associated with long-term opioid use. The temporal pattern of opioid prescribing in the context of the opioid epidemic remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with notable sensory alterations. Although the incidence of TBI is rapidly growing in older populations, elderly individuals have been largely excluded from sensor...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Animals use venoms for multiple purposes, most prominently for prey acquisition and self-defense. In snakes, venom composition often evolves as a result of selection for optimization for local diet. However, whether selection for a defensive function has a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news
Conclusions: Dexmedetomidine administration does not impair dCA and CO2 reactivity in patients undergoing spine surgery under sevoflurane anesthesia. PMID: 32209963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
Authors: Dibridge J, Holder-Murray J, Skledar S, Subramaniam K, Esper SA PMID: 32209962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
Authors: Lee SJ, Sung TY Abstract Emergence agitation (EA), which is also referred to as emergence delirium, can lead to clinically significant consequences. The mechanism of EA remains unclear. Proposed contributors to EA include age, male sex, type of surgery, emergency operation, use of inhalational anesthetics with low blood-gas partition coefficients, long duration of surgery, anticholinergics, premedication with benzodiazepines, voiding urgency, postoperative pain, and the presence of invasive devices. If pre- or intraoperative objective monitoring could predict the occurrence of agitation during emergence, t...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
This article mainly focuses on supervised ML as applied to electronic health records (EHR) data. The main limitation of EHR based studies is in the difficulty of establishing causal relationships. However, low cost and rich information content provide great potential to uncover hitherto unknown correlations. In this review, the basic concepts of ML are introduced along with important terms that any ML researcher should know. Practical tips regarding the choice of software and computing devices are provided. Towards the end, several examples of successful application of ML to anesthesiology are discussed. The goal of this a...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
Abstract Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has certain advantages over open repair including less pain and earlier return to normal activity. Concurrent robotic inguinal hernia repair at the time of prostatectomy has been shown to have a lower recurrence rate than open repair. Robotic surgery adds high definition visualization and articulating instruments which enhances dexterity that makes laparoscopic hernia repair more refined. A series of robotic, laparoscopic, inguinal hernia repairs by a single surgeon with an extensive laparoscopic hernia experience at a single institution was undertaken to determine the ...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
​BY MARK GRANT, DO, &SARAH CARIGNAN, PA-CThe patient had been playing a round of golf a week earlier, and thought he had strained a muscle in his right lower back while swinging a golf club. The patient continued his golf workouts throughout the week, which included lifting weights and swinging a golf club with minimal pain.​The day prior to ED presentation, he began having worsening right-sided back pain, and began ibuprofen and ice treatment, which helped minimally. The patient woke up experiencing worsening back pain that radiated from his right flank to his right lower abdominal area. He reported increased pain...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2017; 30: 091-098 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597318Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized the delivery of care to the surgical patient undergoing colorectal resection. Since the first laparoscopic-assisted colectomy in 1991, significant advances have been made in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. For many benign conditions, laparoscopic colectomy has been proven to be safe and effective, and in some instances superior when compared with open surgery. Complex laparoscopic resections such as those for diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease have also been shown to have equivalent out...
Source: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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