Acute abdomen - gastrointestinal causes.

This report provides information on etiology, clinical manifestations and therapeutic options for six common diseases resulting in acute abdomen-appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, and viscus perforation. PERFORMANCE: Besides initial ultrasound, CT scans often represent the imaging gold standard for the diagnostic evaluation of acute abdomen. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Depending on the underlying pathologic condition, sonography or CT is suitable for the stratification of the gastrointestinal disease causing acute abdomen. PMID: 30689008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Radiologe - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologe Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Acute Appendicitis;   Acute Cholecystitis;   Acute Diverticulitis;   Post-operative Complications;   Acute Pancreatitis;   Perforated Gastro-duodenal Ulcers;   Adhesive Small Bowell Occlusion;   Colonic Neoplastic Emergencies;   Gynecological Emergencies;   Vascular Emerge ncies;   Intestinal Ischemia;   Abdominal Wall Hernia;   Foreign Bodies;   Caustic Ingestion Intervention:   Procedure: Emergency General Surgery Sponsors: &...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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
Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases affect millions of US residents each year; recent studies estimate 4.6 million hospitalizations and $142 billion per year in both direct and indirect health costs.1 Studies of the national burden of GI diseases, however, have not been specific to the pediatric population. Because the most common GI diseases in hospitalized children (acute diarrhea, appendicitis, general abdominal pain, esophageal disorders) are different from those of adults (gallbladder disease, diverticular disease, pancreatitis),2,3 the cost burden of GI diseases also is distinct in children.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe majority of websites with emergency radiology-related patient education materials are not adhering to the NIH and AMA ’s recommended reading levels, and it is likely that the average reader is not benefiting fully from these information outlets. With the link between health literacy and poor health outcomes, it is important to address the online content in this area of radiology, allowing for patient to more full y benefit from their online searches.
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Fagerström A, Paajanen P, Saarelainen H, Ahonen-Siirtola M, Ukkonen M, Miettinen P, Paajanen H Abstract OBJECTIVE: Distribution of diagnoses causing acute abdominal pain (AAP) may change because of population aging, increased obesity, advanced diagnostic imaging and changes in nutritional habits. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnoses causing AAP during a 26-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional cohort study in one emergency department (ED) covering population about 250,000. All patients admitted to the ED in 1986, 2003 and 2012 were evaluated from hospital el...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Appendicitis;   Evidence of Cholecystectomy;   Gallstones;   Pregnancy, Ectopic;   Aortic Aneurysm;   Kidney Stones;   Intrauterine Pregnancy;   Diverticulitis;   Abdominal Injuries;   Tumors;   Pancreatitis;   Digestive System Diseases;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Intraabdominal Infections;   Intestinal Diseases;   Pregnancy;   Vascular Disease;   Uterine Fibroids;   Ovarian Cysts;   Uterine Abnominalies;   Bladder Abn...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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