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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CONCLUSION: Non-traumatic abdominal emergencies are extremely prevalent. Hence, the importance of having updated and comparative data on the mortality rate, number of hospitalization and cost generated by these diseases to provide better healthcare services in public hospitals.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Avaliar a evolu ção da Incidência, mortalidade e custo das urgências abdominais não traumáticas atendidas nos serviços de emergência do Brasil durante o período de nove anos. MÉTODOS: Este trabalho utilizou informações do DataSus de 2008 a 2016, (http://...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Robin Som, Nicky Seymour, Sri G. Thrumurthy, Sophia Khattak, Shivani Joshi, Paolo G. SorelliAbstractIntroductionEmergency appendicectomy (EA) is a commonly performed operation, with an increasing number of EAs being performed as day-case. The aim of this study is to establish if there is a need for post-operative follow-up and if this could prevent adverse outcomes.MethodsA retrospective analysis of patients who underwent EA at multiple centres over a six-month period was undertaken. They were contacted by telephone and a stan...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAcute abdominal approach using laparostomy allowed for a good outcome, maintaining ongoing pregnancy and with incisional hernia as the only observed morbidity.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWhen performing kidney transplantation in patients with PBS, urinary tract anomalies should be thoroughly evaluated. Our surgical procedure will help to reduce complications after kidney transplantation.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Small intestinal biopsy interpretation has been the cornerstone for the diagnosis of celiac disease for over 50 years. Despite the existence of sensitive and specific serological tests, duodenal mucosal biopsies continue to be obtained in the vast majority of patients in whom a diagnosis of celiac disease is being considered. The accurate evaluation of these biopsies requires coordination and information sharing between the gastroenterologist, laboratory, and pathologist in order to optimize tissue sampling, preparation and interpretation. This document, a collaboration between the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathol...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Some aspects of appendicitis management lack consensus, particularly appendix mass and intraperitoneal abscess. Evidence-based guidelines should be developed, which may help standardize care and improve clinical outcomes. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARAD​WAJ​ &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MD​A 41-year-old man who recently immigrated from Africa came to the ED with abdominal pain. The patient primarily spoke Tigrinya, and an interpreter was used in taking a history. The patient's abdominal pain had started four hours earlier, which he described as squeezing or cramping mid-epigastric and umbilical pain. The pain did not change or radiate.He had also had three episodes of nonbloody emesis. This was a new problem for him, and he hadn't encountered anyone sick or with similar symptoms. His last bowel movement was the previous night, and no changes in bowel or ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
SUMMARY: Structured reporting has many advantages over conventional narrative reporting and has been advocated for standard usage by radiologic societies and literature. Traditional structured reports though are often not tailored to the appropriate clinical situation, are generic, and can be overly constraining. Contextual reporting is an alternative method of structured reporting that is specifically related to the disease or examination indication. Herein, we create a library of 50 contextual structured reports for neuroradiologists and emphasize their clinical value over noncontextual structured reporting. These templa...
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: research-article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWe investigated the efficacy of broad-spectrum antibiotics for prevention of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess in pediatric acute appendicitis with our 3 risk factors: —WBC >  16.5 (× 103/ µl), CRP >  3.1 (mg/dl) and appendix maximum short diameter on diagnostic imaging >  11.4 mm.MethodsFour hundred twenty-two patients were reviewed. Patients with 0 –1 risk factors were assessed as low-risk and those with 2–3 were high-risk. In the low-risk group, Group A (n = 66) patients received broad-spectru...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
American Journal of Roentgenology, Ahead of Print.
Source: American Journal of Roentgenology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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