Single-Port Needlescopic Appendectomy in Children Using a Mediflex Needle: A New Simplified Technique

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Source: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and other proponents of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) justified their support for the HRRP with the claim that research had already demonstrated how hospitals could reduce readmissions for all Medicare fee-for-service patients, not just for groups of carefully selected patients. In this three-part series, I am reviewing the evidence for that claim. We saw in Part I and Part II that the research MedPAC cited in its 2007 report to Congress (the report Congress relied on in authorizing the HRRP) contained no studies supporting tha...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medicare health reform Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC Source Type: blogs
ConclusionOur pilot curriculum addresses a gap in resident education about surgical cost. Residents generally regard equipment standardization as either improving or not changing hospital metrics.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: There are several clinical protocols with different antibiotics. However, there is no standardization concerning the type of antibiotic drug, time of use, or route.RESUMO Objetivo: Analisar o uso de antibi óticos em crianças e adolescentes no perioperatório de apendicectomia. Fonte de dados: Realizou-se uma revisão integrativa, nas bases de dados MEDLINE, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) e Cochrane e no portal PubMed, sem limite de tempo. As palavras-chave utilizadas foram: apendicite, criança, adolescente e antibacterianos co...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with nonperforated gangrenous appendicitis are at higher risk of infectious complications than patients with phlegmonous appendicitis, yet gangrenous disease is not an independent risk factor. Postoperative antibiotic use over 24 hours was not associated with decreased infectious complications. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/A1000. RESULTADOS POSTOPERATORIOS DE PACIENTES CON APENDICITIS GANGRENOSA NO PERFORADA: UN ANÁLISIS DE COHORTE PROSPECTIVO MULTICÉNTRICO NACIONAL: ANTECEDENTES: Existe controversia sobre el uso de antibióticos postoperatorios para la apen...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Benign Source Type: research
(Natural News) Reflexology is a form of massage used as a complementary treatment for various ailments. Historical records suggest that this practice has been around since the time of the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. Reflexology mainly involves the gentle application of pressure to the hands and feet. This is believed to stimulate important points and energy...
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Appendicitis usually manifests as either uncomplicated or complicated disease. Uncomplicated appendicitis is generally treated with an appendectomy without further antibiotic therapy. In contrast, complicated appendicitis can be treated in a myriad of ways. Nonoperative treatment has been proven to be effective but has variable failure rates. Operative management typically involves resection with postoperative antibiotics. The duration of antibiotic therapy is a topic of interest. Past studies have shown that a shorter duration of antibiotics (3 –5 days) are equally as effective in treating intra-abdominal contamination.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntraoperative identification of non-typical hernia sac before its opening should alert the surgeon to the possibility of sliding hernia and the presence of an organ as a part of the sac. Rare causes of appendicular masses like schistosomiasis granuloma should be considered in endemic areas or immigrants from these areas, despite the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis. Management should follow general guidelines of appendectomy, hernia repair and dealing with the associated pathology if present.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The present study evaluated the association between appendectomy and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using a national sample cohort of the Korean population. In this cohort study, the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort of individuals ≥20 years old was collected from 2002 to 2013. A total of 14,995 appendectomy participants were 1:4 matched with 59,980 control subjects for age, group, sex, income group, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. We analyzed the occurrence of RA in both the appendectomy and control groups. Appendectomies were identified using operation codes for ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
This report describes a case of a multifocal appendiceal carcinoid tumor identified incidentally following appendectomy in an adolescent. In this report, we describe the staging process and surgical management for focal and locally invasive appendiceal carcinoid tumors and highlight the rarity of multifocality in this location. The diagnostic and pathologic challenges for this case are presented.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
ConclusionsPerforation is generally believed to be a complication of AT, but inappropriate triaging of cases for AT can bias results by artificially inflating the number of perforations, in this study, by more than double. We are the first to assess the unbiased incidence of perforation during AT for NC-Ap, by reassessing pre-AT US and/or CT scans. The incidence of perforation during AT is actually negligible.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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