Use of drains and post-operative complications in secondary peritonitis for complicated acute appendicitis at a national hospital.
Conclusions: There is a relationship between the non-use of drains and collections and evisceration in post-operative patients with open appendectomy, by complicated acute appendicitis. PMID: 31448803 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionOur case report illustrates the significance in identifying atypical features of appendicitis, broadening the differential of non-specific abdominal pain in pediatric patients, and depending on the clinical situation, ruling out other potential intra-abdominal infections even in the presence of a true urinary tract infection.
This study aimed to determine the effects of interval appendectomy from the perspective of long-term follow-up.MethodsA retrospective review of patients with complicated appendicitis between 2010 and 2017 was performed. The medical records of 471 patients with initial non-operative therapy and 377 patients treated with emergency appendectomy who served as controls were reviewed. Propensity score matching was performed to adjust for any potential selection bias in the two strategies. A comparison of the clinical outcomes, including short- and long-term postoperative complications, was conducted in the 348 matched patients.R...
ConclusionAlthough rare, imperforate hymen with retrograde menstruation that causes dilatation of the vagina and uterus (i.e., hematocolpometra) is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in premenarchal females with abdominal pain. It is easily diagnosed by physical examination. However, if patient or parents refuse genital exam evaluation, imaging studies can greatly help with diagnosis. Ultrasound will show an echogenic fluid accumulation in the vagina that can extend to uterus.
ConclusionsOur results demonstrate that urgent laparoscopic surgeries in the third trimester of pregnancy are feasible, and they can be safely performed with minimal risk for the patient and fetus. Larger prospective studies are required to validate these recommendations.
Conclusions: The conversion rate to CLA was 15.9%. Serum C-reactive protein level and complicated appendicitis were strong predictive factors for conversion from SPLA in acute appendicitis. PMID: 31118987 [PubMed]
ConclusionPneumococcal peritonitis has a rare occurrence and represents a clinical challenge because of its subtle and non-specific clinical findings. The interest in our case lays in the relatively rare diagnosis of primary peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis.
ConclusionsAs bundled payments become more common, hospitals may incur significant losses for acute appendicitis under a model that does not reflect the heterogeneous nature of patients requiring appendectomies. These losses can range up to − 20.2% for complicated cases. Improving clinical outcomes by reducing readmissions may mitigate some of these anticipated losses.
Prompt appendectomy has long been the standard of care for acute appendicitis in order to prevent complications such as perforation, abscess formation, and diffuse purulent or fecal peritonitis, all resulting ...
Conditions: Appendicolith; Appendicitis; Appendicitis With Perforation; Appendicitis Peritonitis; Appendiceal Abscess; Appendicitis Acute Interventions: Procedure: 3D Laparoscopic Appendectomy; Procedure: 2D Laparoscopic Appendectomy Sponsor: Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Recruiting