Reflexology found to provide pain relief post-appendectomy

In this study, researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran examined the effects of reflexology massage on pain relief after appendectomy. The results of their study were published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Appendicitis is the most common cause of severe abdominal pain. The associated post-surgical pain is also...
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ConclusionThe importance of POCUS in scanning right iliac fossa for patients present with signs and symptoms that are mimicking acute appendicitis for diagnosing a rare pathology and avoiding the risk of ionizing radiation hazards and unnecessary surgical intervention.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a case of appendiceal intussusception induced by a mucinous cystadenoma presenting as acute appendicitis. A 37-year-old woman was admitted with a one-day history of acute onset, right lower abdominal pain. Computed tomography showed swelling of the appendix, a pathological mass in the ileocolic region and oedematous pericolonic fat stranding. Emergency laparotomy via a McBurney incision revealed that the base of the appendix was swollen and intussuscepting into the caecum. Palpation of the caecum demonstrated an intraluminal mass, 6cm in size, at the appendicocaecal junction. After extension of the McBurney incis...
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
A 19-year-old woman was referred to our tertiary gynecology unit from a regional center with prolonged menstrual bleeding, brown intermenstrual discharge, dysmenorrhea, and a recent diagnosis of uterine didelphys. She had initially presented with pelvic pain and fever and undergone a laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis. She was found to have a normal appendix, infected right endometrioma, and 2 uterine horns. After treatment with antibiotics, magnetic resonance imaging (Fig. 1) showed uterine didelphys with a single vaginal lumen, right renal agenesis, and a 3-cm right endometrioma.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Images in Gynecologic Surgery Source Type: research
Acute appendicitis is a common condition emergency physician encounter during pediatric emergency visits. With a reported incidence of 1 in 50,000 appendectomies, stump appendicitis, an acute inflammation of the residual appendicular tissue, is a rare post-operative complication. The diagnosis of stump appendicitis is time-critical to prevent associated morbidities of abscess formation, perforation and sepsis. Another atypical presentation of appendicitis includes recurrent appendicitis, which is recognized as one or more previous episodes of similar clinical presentation as acute appendicitis, but symptoms subside within 24 to 48  h.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The strategy of repeating limited focused US followed by CT scan in cases that remain inconclusive has good diagnostic accuracy and reasonable NAR and decreases the number of CT scans. PMID: 31913249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pediatr Emerg Care Source Type: research
A 19-year-old woman was referred to our tertiary gynaecology unit from a regional centre with prolonged menstrual bleeding, brown intermenstrual discharge, dysmenorrhoea and a recent diagnosis of uterine didelphys. She had initially presented with pelvic pain and fever and underwent a laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis. She was found to have a normal appendix, infected right endometrioma and two uterine horns. After treatment with antibiotics, magnetic resonance imaging (Figure 1) showed uterine didelphys with a single vaginal lumen, right renal agenesis and a 3cm right endometrioma.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
​Before you break out the bottles for a paracentesis, you may want to consider doing a test for ascites. Many procedures require executing an old-school test before even looking at a result or grabbing an ultrasound machine. Knowing what to look for on a physical exam may guide your practice and intervention dramatically. Using noninvasive tools first could help your patient avoid other tedious or unnecessary testing, which may also result in lost time. Incorporating ultrasound into your practice may also help you nail a diagnosis or allow you to perform a procedure better than you expected.A markedly distended abdomen d...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThis case highlights difficulties in diagnosis of a tumor that has potential to cause significant morbidity. There is need for further research to discover the best management after surgical resection of these tumors.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWith two primary, non-synchronous lesions, a thorough literature review suggests that during the patient's initial TAH-BSO, she could have additionally undergone an appendectomy. In doing so, this would provide accurate, complete staging and determine if the two neoplasms were truly primary in origin or metastatic. In addition, new genetic markers are being discovered, such as the Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2) marker, which has been found to be positive in those with a LAMN and negative in those with a primary mucinous ovarian carcinoma. By acquiring appropriate and complete staging we can be...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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.
Source: International Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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