Medical News Today: Periumbilical pain: What to know
A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here.
CONCLUSION: Patients with IBS in Germany are likely not receiving sufficient diag- nostic evaluation in conformity with the relevant guidelines. The high prevalence of comorbid mental disorders and other pain syndromes implies that the complaints of patients with IBS need to be more comprehensively evaluated and treated. PMID: 31431234 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Mehana E. El-Sayed, Khafaga F. Asmaa, El-Blehi S. SamarAbstractExtensive degeneration of articular cartilage (AC) is a primary event in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) and other types of joint and bone inflammation. OA results in the loss of joint function, usually accompanied by severe pain, and are the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than 10% of adults. The characteristic signs of OA are progressive cartilage destruction and, eventually, complete loss of chondrocytes. A key enzyme responsible for these degenerative chan...
CONCLUSION: Compared to the cold steel technique, coblation tonsillectomy is superior in terms of less early post-operative pain and less damage to surrounding tissues. Significantly lower mast cell degranulation in coblation tonsillectomy may contribute to the reduction of post-operative pain. PMID: 31434599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionUltrasound guided infiltration allows accurate placement of large volume of diluted local anaesthetic solution safely and provides effective anaesthesia.
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Kendall M. Lawrence, Matthew Iyer, Prerana Baranwal, Aliza Solomon, Nitsana A. SpiglandAbstractIngestion of neodymium magnets carries risks of dangerous intestinal complications including necrosis of the intestinal wall, bowel perforation, enteroenteric fistulae, and even death. Prompt endoscopic or surgical removal can prevent these complications. Here we report a case of unwitnessed ingestion of 19 neodymium magnets that went unrecognized for two weeks before presenting with small bowel obstruction due to a phytob...
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ConclusionA multimodal oral analgesia protocol provides sufficient pain relief to allow closed reduction of upper-limb fractures in children at the emergency department. This management strategy provided high satisfaction rates in both the patients and their parents.Level of evidenceII, prospective observational study.
Generic and spine-specific surveys are used before surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) to measure pain. While both types of surveys can discern various aspects of pain, such as pain intensity and pain-associated disability, their ability to capture how pain impacts other outcomes, such as fulfillment of expectations, is not known.
We describe a novel, pre-emptive, opioid-sparing pain medication protocol that is started 2 days prior to surgery, in accordance with first-order pharmacokinetics, and continued postoperatively until discharge with the goal of decreasing postoperative pain, improving mobilization, and decreasing the patient's length of hospital stay.
Patients are instructed to restrict activity for several months after lumbar surgery to safely recuperate. However, after recuperation many patients continue sedentary lifestyles because of fear of spine injury, persistent pain, deconditioning, and habit. Lack of activity has serious long-term adverse consequences for spine health and other physical and mental diagnoses (ie, Sedentary Death Syndrome). Because surgeons comprehensively understand the spine condition and extent of surgery, they and their surgical team are uniquely positioned to address apprehensions and advise/encourage prudent activity.