Age-related increase in estrogen may cause common men's hernia

(Northwestern University) An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery. Men could be treated with hormone inhibitor to strengthen muscle, the researcher suggests.
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ConclusionsThe present study failed to show an advantage of tacks over suture fixation and even there are more severe adverse events. Using tacks significantly increases the costs of hernia repair.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn challenging cases as the giant hernias ad rare anomaly as situs viscerum inversus, the surgical treatment can be facilitated by the use of robotic technology.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe intraoperative measurements for ideal mesh size in Lichtenstein repair of inguinal hernias may present somewhat different mesh dimensions in many patients. Individualization of mesh size may be of importance in surgical outcomes.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The male genital examination is a common source of discomfort for the patient and medical provider. Performance of male genital examination is imperative; however, as many treatable diagnoses can be made. Undescended testicles (UDTs), hernias, testicular tumors, and urethral abnormalities are all potentially concerning findings which can be discovered on routine examination.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionThe management of hernias with loss of domain is a challenging problem. It has been shown that the volume of the incisional hernia/peritoneal volume ratio
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Bariatric surgery has become of the most effective solutions for sustained weight loss in the world [1]. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is one of the most common procedures for treatment of morbid obesity. Females are more likely to undergo a bariatric procedure for weight loss. While significant and sustained weight loss is the primary advantage to bariatric surgery, other positive outcomes include improved fertility in women [2]. This improved fertility can increase the chances of pregnancy.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
ConclusionGradual postoperative closure of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia with an ostomy in place may result in stomal stenosis. Stomal patency must be carefully evaluated during this process.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsDue to our findings we assume that the AB may induce immobility and reduce postoperative pain. A prolonged period of physical rest and wearing an AB does not seem to have an impact on the postoperative outcome following IHR. Therefore, a shortened duration of physical rest and wearing an AB following IHR should be taken under consideration. To reveal more evidence on this topic further clinical trials are essential.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPost-operative prolonged intubation is a known complication of AWR. We have demonstrated that pre-operative factors, such as a history of COPD, ASA 3 or 4, current smoker, and a BMI  >  40 kg/m2 are factors associated with a prolonged intubation. Optimization of each may allow for a reduction in the risk of prolonged intubation in patients undergoing AWR.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of self-gripping mesh with ACS can be performed without increasing the operative time or causing short-term surgical complications. This technique may be recommended for large IH because of its simplicity and secure abdominal reinforcement provided.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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