The Clinical Dilemma of the Persistent Idiopathic Pneumoperitoneum: A Case Report

ConclusionIP is a diagnosis of exclusion which should only be made after surgical and non-surgical causes have been outruled. In the absence of signs of peritonitis and evidence of gastrointestinal perforation on CT, a conservative approach is warranted, allowing patients to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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In conclusion, transcatheter closure of an isolated enormous multiloculated CAF is feasible and relatively safe. Surgery should be reserved for CAF with failed percutaneous closure.
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Tsai YC, Lee HL, Kuo CC, Chen CY, Hsieh KL, Wu MH, Wen YC, Yu HW, Hsu FC, Tsai JT, Chiou JF Abstract Background: Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is an alternative local therapy for patients with painful bone metastasis. However, little is known about the prognostic and predictive factors of MRgFUS in treating bone metastasis. Materials and methods: This retrospective study analyzed the performance status, treated site, pretreatment pain score, pretreatment tumor volume and lesion coverage volume factor (CVF) of 31 patients who underwent MRgFUS. A numerical rating scale for pai...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and NanostructuresAuthor(s): A. Nallathambi, A. Prakasam, R. Azhagu RajAbstractAt ambient temperature, manganese oxide (undoped) as well as a variety of Cr doped Mn3O4, CrxMn3O41−x (x = 0.01, 0.02 and 0.03) hexagonal-like particles have been synthesized by employing a microwave synthesis approach. The synthesized samples properties were known by various instrumental techniques, for instance, XRD (X-ray diffraction), TEM and SEM (transmission and scanning electron microscopy), optical absorption and photoluminescence (PL...
Source: Physica E: Low dimensional Systems and Nanostructures - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Medgadget has previously reported on Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 14 day system, most recently when we interviewed them at CES 2019. The company has aimed to help people with diabetes move away from traditional fingerstick testing towards continuou...
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Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Materials Today CommunicationsAuthor(s): Nandini A. Pattanashetti, Sara Biscaia, Carla Moura, Geoffrey R. Mitchell, Mahadevappa Y. KariduraganavarAbstractDevelopment of three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds has acquired a great importance for bone repair and tissue reconstruction. Thus, this paper addresses the development of 3D scaffolds by varying the content of silicon dioxide (SiO2) in polycaprolactone (PCL) matrix. The scaffolds were fabricated by employing a novel fused deposition modelling technique (BioExtruder). The physicochemical properties of the developed ...
Source: Materials Today Communications - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine AIDS art cryptococcoma cryptococcus HIV HIV1 HIV2 PEP PrEP TB toxoplasma tuberculoma Source Type: blogs
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 005 Guest Post: Dr Branden Skarpiak – Global Health Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine. UT Health San Antonio A 35 year old male presents to your emergency room for right upper quadrant pain that has gotten worse over the last 2-3 days. He also describes associated nausea, vomiting, and fevers. He denies other abdominal pain, or change in his bowel or bladder habits. His wife notes that he has started to “look more yellow...
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ConclusionThe closure of midline laparotomy wounds by interrupted mass closure using the x suture technique is a better closure method with a low rate of wound dehiscence, as compared to continuous suturing technique with the same suture material. Anemia, cough and abdominal distension are significant risk factors for abdominal burst.
Source: Hellenic Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
​BY MARGARET MARY S. LANDEL, DO; &CARLA DUGAS, DOA 59-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with an upper respiratory illness of four weeks' duration. His initial presentation to his primary care physician one month prior included a nonproductive cough and low-grade fever, which lasted approximately two weeks until his internist ordered a chest x-ray. That showed a 3 cm well-circumscribed right lower lobe lesion, and was followed by a contrast enhanced chest CT. The chest CT was concerning for pulmonary neoplasm, and he received an interventional radiology-guided biopsy of the lesion. Results were still pending at...
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