HEALTH NOTES: How hernias 'meshed up' rapper Prof Green
Rapper and documentary-maker Professor Green has revealed how he nearly died during treatment for life-threatening hernias – after an extreme allergic reaction.
Conclusion: A combination of laparoscopic reduction and nonsutured PEG gastropexy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for high-risk patients (with significant morbidity and mortality) with symptomatic PHs. Most patients (80%) returned to normal oral intake postprocedure and were discharged home within 3 d. PMID: 31624456 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Botulinum Toxin, Component Separation, Rives Repair, Large Hernia Intervention: Procedure: botulinum toxin type A Sponsor: Hospital Universitario La Fe Completed
This study found that concurrent repair of an inguinal hernia, current smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and primary repair of an umbilical hernia>1.5 cm were independent predictors of recurrence.
BY FAHAD SHAH &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 68-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain that had started three hours earlier. She said she had constant upper abdominal pain that was sharp and stabbing, and she rated her pain as 8/10.The patient said the pain did not radiate, and she was clearly in acute distress. She reported that her last meal had been four hours before and that she was nauseated and had had three to four episodes of dry heaves.She had no other concerning symptoms, and her pain was unaffected by eating, drinking, or position. She had a paraesophageal rolling hiatal hernia and was aware of her chr...
Conclusions. Complex hernia repairs using bioabsorbable mesh were conducted in a small cohort of high-risk patients. These data demonstrate good outcomes with limited morbidity and mortality. There were no recurrences. PMID: 31617453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To demonstrate a surgical video where-in a robotic-assisted colostomy take-down was performed with anastomosis of the descending colon to the rectum after reduction of ventral hernias and extensive lysis of adhesions.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to but not the same as the lining of the uterus is found throughout the pelvic cavity. Pelvic Physical Therapy is a sub specialty of physical therapy focused on the hip, lower abdomen, and pelvis from the bones, to the muscles, including the pelvic floor, to the nerves and fascia. Ongoing pelvic pain post excision of endometriosis by a gynecology specialist may be treated by a pelvic physical therapist. In one year, a pelvic physical therapy practice specializing in endometriosis issues, multiple patients were suspected to have occult, or no bulge, hernias as sources of pelvic pain.
Perineal hernias are exceptionally uncommon gynecologic pathologies that may have a drastic impact on women's health. Hernias that contain pelvic visceral structures present an especially unique challenge that requires immediate attention. Evidence is lacking as to the optimal surgical approach. Our objective is to describe our minimally-invasive technique for the repair of primary posterior perineal hernias with symptomatic bladder prolapse.
DISCUSSION: despite of poor results, surgical treatment in these cases must be urgent. PMID: 31595761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionAs PDH can lead to major and life threatening complications, it must remain in our minds as a possible cause of intestinal obstruction.