An Emergency Department Presentation of Severe Colitis After a  Home Hydrogen Peroxide Enema

Health information found on open access Internet platforms is often unscrutinized, unreliable, and can lead to considerable morbidity for patients and their presentation to the emergency department. Currently, home treatments for constipation and other gastrointestinal ailments featuring the use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) enemas are readily available.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Selected Topics: Toxicology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: Journal of ColoproctologyAuthor(s): Madan Bhandari, Basavaraj Chanda, Prasanna N. Rao, B.J. Gopikrishna, K.R. SahanasheelaAbstractRectal Prolapse is a condition where the rectum protrudes beyond the anus. The explanation of this condition can be traced back to ancient Ayurveda text like Susruta Samhita, Ebers Pappyrus of 1500 B.C., etc. The exact cause of rectal prolapse is unclear but it is predominant on female gender and on people having constipation, previous anorectal surgeries etc. Both patial and complete varieties of rectal prolapse are extremely debilitating b...
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement stress Source Type: blogs
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study explores the incidence of patient‐reported major toxicity—symptoms rated “moderate,” “severe,” or “very severe”—for chemotherapy regimens commonly used in early breast cancer.Patients and Methods.Female patients aged 21 years or older completed a validated Patient‐Reported Symptom Monitoring instrument and rated 17 symptoms throughout adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Fisher's exact tests compared differences in percentages in symptom ratings, and general linear regression was used to model the incidence of patient‐reported major toxicity.Results.In 152 p...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care, Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
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