The role of ultrasound imaging in adult patients with testicular torsion: a systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionsThis meta-analysis demonstrated that ultrasound represents an effective imaging modality for diagnosing testicular torsion in adult patients with acute scrotal pain.
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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AbstractRegional anesthesia provides effective anesthesia and pain relief in infants with age-specific data attesting to safety and efficacy. Regional anesthesia decreases exposure to opioids and general anesthetic agents and associated adverse drug effects, suppresses the stress response, and provides better hemodynamic stability compared to general anesthesia. Regional anesthesia can prevent long-term behavioral responses to pain. As a result, the overall number and variety of nerve blocks being used in infants is increasing. While neuraxial blocks are the most common blocks performed in infants, the introduction of ultr...
Source: Pediatric Drugs - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after ...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Sardar Hassan Arif, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractAbdomen cocoon is a rare disease in which a thick peritoneal membrane wraps the intestine causing the bowel loops to adhere to each other. It may be either primary(idiopathic) or secondary to other causes like previous abdominal surgery. Most patients present with abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. The condition is usually diagnosed intraoperatively.Case 1A 30-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. The patient had similar previous attack...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We report on a 13-year-old boy who presented with right iliac fossa pain associated with anorexia, tenderness, guarding and rebound tenderness. Abdominal ultrasound showed findings of acute appendicitis. However, laparoscopy revealed a wooden toothpick perforating MD and a hyperemic appendix. The FB was removed and laparoscopic diverticulectomy and appendectomy performed. Perforation of MD by a FB is a diagnostic challenge and it should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in children.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsNonthermal techniques are as effective as standard TA in the first year and, in some studies, may be associated with less procedural pain. These data suggest that NTA offers an alternative and safe means to treat superficial venous disease. There is, however, a need for further powered trials with larger numbers of patients and longer follow-up to definitively examine this hypothesis.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing transvaginal NOTES by applying the method of single-incision laparoscopic surgery via the vaginal route, adnexal surgery and hysterectomy could be performed safely and effectively in selected patients
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionTotal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may be feasible in the treatment of tubo-ovarian abscess by using robotic-assisted instruments. Due to the greater precision, better visualization, and higher dexterity of robotic-assisted surgeries.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic assisted transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block as an alternative to the traditional anesthesiology-driven ultrasound-guided TAP block to reduce postoperative pain.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Plenary 1: Laparoscopy (11:00 AM – 12:45 PM) 11:20 AM Source Type: research
To compare the results of bimanual pelvic exam (BPE) to Pelvic Ultrasound (PU) in symptomatic women. The American College of Physicians reported that 35% of women may experience pain, discomfort, embarrassment, or anxiety during a pelvic exam. This may serve as a barrier for women to seek medical care, which could potentially delay diagnosis. While prior studies show lack of evidence for routine BPE in asymptomatic women, its use in symptomatic women may also be limited.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 3: Endometriosis (9:50 AM – 10:00 AM) 9:50 AM: STATION K Source Type: research
Conclusion: Considering the excellent diagnostic accuracy, ultrasonography can be used as an alternative means in diagnosis of metatarsal bone fractures. PMID: 31602432 [PubMed]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
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