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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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: In a New Zealand setting, LA affect fit patients, and primary abscesses account for almost half of all presentation. PD is effective treatment in most LA although prolonged drainage and treatment with antibiotics may be necessary. PMID: 29470473 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency and becomes serious when it perforates. The principal presenting complaint of patients with acute appendicitis is abdominal pain. The diagnosis may be missed in patients with neurological disorders- in this case multiple sclerosis (MS) and quadriplegia-who do not complain of pain. There are limited research and practice guidelines for patients with chronic neurodegenerative disorders with acute abdomen.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
In the article by Murphy and colleagues, which appeared in the December 2017 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Volume 225, Number 6, pages 763 –777, the title of the article was incorrect. The corrected title is: “Impact of the Acute Care Surgery Model on Disease- and Patient-Specific Outcomes in Appendicitis and Biliary Disease: A Meta-Analysis.” This has been corrected online. The authors apologize for this error.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: Correction Source Type: research
ConclusionUS or abdominal X‐ray in children with possible appendicitis should be integrated with PAS to determine the next steps in management. In the case of discordance between the clinical findings and radiology, prolonged observation or further imaging are recommended.
Source: Pediatrics International - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In the history of Dire Dawa town, the flood disaster of 2006 was the turning point in prompting some emergency preparedness actions. The local government in collaboration with the federal government initiated the construction of flood protection dams in some flood prone areas of the town. However, according to this study’s findings, some of the already constructed dams had already collapsed and the residents had no confidence in those dams. In Kebele-05 where an NGO existed to operate on flood hazards prevention and mitigation, some emergency preparedness actions were undertaken by the communities. These ...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
To apply component network meta-analysis (CNMA) models to an existing Cochrane review of psychological preparation interventions for adults undergoing surgery and to extend the models to account for covariates to identify the most effective components for improving postoperative outcomes.
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - This memorandum and accompanying appendix provides a breakdown on the resources and cash required to support the functions of the Department, NHS and associated non-departmental public bodies. MemorandumAppendix
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: blogs
ConclusionDILA can be performed with operative outcomes that are equivalent to CLA but with superior cosmetic outcomes.
Source: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionLaparoscopic subhepatic appendectomy is safe and does not lead to increased complications. However, the technique is made difficult by the fact that the appendix is an atypical location, and the rate of complicated appendicitis is higher.
Source: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
When a doctor in your hospital system kills himself, the entire medical staff receives a mass email informing everyone of “Dr. So-and-So’s sudden unexpected death”. Thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones. Perhaps a link to your Employee Assistance Program is provided, for those who may need counseling or grief assistance.  This is followed later that day with another email detailing the schedule for the final arrangements. Calling hours. Funeral. Directions to the church.Not everyone will have known the physician. So most scan the email and then go about thei...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: blogs
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