Man has the world's largest hernia, weighing in at 5 STONE

Dean Carron, 42, from Mansfield, developed a large incisional hernia  as a result of complications during a routine appendix operation, which resulted in doctors fighting for hours to save his life.
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Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Mr.Ahmed Kamel Abdulhamid, Dr. Shah-Jalal SarkerAbstractBackgroundAppendicitis is a medical condition that causes painful inflammation of the appendix. For acute appendicitis, appendectomy is immediately required as any delay may lead to serious complications such as gangrenous or perforated appendicitis with or without localized abscess formation. Patients who had appendectomy for complicated appendicitis are more prone to develop post-operative complications such as peritoneal abscess or wound infection. Sometimes, abdomina...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Researchers have found that unenhanced Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for child patients with appendicitis in an adult clinical setting is effective and accurate, according to a study recently published in theAmerican College of Roentgenology.Taking into account positive outcomes using ultrasound and CT to evaluate children with appendicitis, researchers from the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Fort Sam in Houston, Texas wanted to see if MRI could be practical procedure for diagnosing the emergency medical condition.The study authors looked at pediatric patient data between 2012 and 2016 and found that 528 childre...
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ConclusionAppendiceal masses should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a presumed pelvic mass. For low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms that are diagnosed intra-operatively, laparoscopic resection without spillage or rupture is a feasible and appropriate approach for treatment (1,2,3).
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionThe US –Mexico border is medically underserved. Recent political changes may render this population even more vulnerable. We hypothesized that children on the border present with high rates of perforated appendicitis due to socioeconomic barriers.MethodsA prospective survey was administered to children presenting with appendicitis in El Paso, Texas. Primary outcomes were rate of perforation and reason for diagnostic delay. We evaluated the association between demographics, potential barriers to care, risk of perforation and risk of misdiagnosis using logistic regression.p 
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractAims and objectivesTo explore the use of feminist poststructuralism (FPS) as a way to critique, understand and improve sexual health care and policy in healthcare settings.BackgroundSexual health is an important aspect of health; however, in healthcare settings, it often goes unaddressed by both healthcare providers and patients due to stigma, taboo, fear of embarrassment or uncertainty. Lack of attention to sexual health has been stated as a legitimate concern for patients across the lifespan; there remain gaps in implementing sexual health care discussions into practice in healthcare settings.DesignA critical ana...
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: DISCURSIVE PAPER Source Type: research
Authors: Kauffmann P, Bilger L, Baicry F, Bilbault P, Le Borgne P PMID: 30389205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
AbstractClinical practice guidelines (CPG) have been shown to decrease practice variation, reduce resource use, and improve patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to audit compliance of a pediatric complicated appendicitis CPG to identify areas for continued improvement. A comprehensive complicated appendicitis CPG was implemented in a children ’s hospital system. Outcomes were compared for 48 months pre- (01/2012 to 12/2015) and 28 months post-implementation (01/2016 to 04/2018). A detailed compliance audit was nested within the post-implementation period in 60 consecutive patients from 11/2017 to...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
We present a rare complication of umbilical catheterization in a newborn with asphyxia that had meconium discharge after UC.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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