Hospitalization of children after ENT surgery in Germany.
CONCLUSION: There is currently no uniform hospitalization strategy for postoperative care of children who undergo typical otorhinolaryngologic interventions in Germany. PMID: 31712876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsAlthough rare, gynecologists should consider endometriosis-induced hemoperitoneum with spontaneous abortion in the differential diagnosis in women of reproductive age presenting with a positive serum human chorionic gonadotropin test result and acute abdomen with intra-abdominal bleeding.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery with NOSE for eligible patients with CRC was a feasible choice. PMID: 32940092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: The main effects of T. s. stejnegeri envenomation are tissue swelling, pain, and local ecchymosis. We do not recommend the use of cold packs during first aid to reduce wound pain, as this may be a risk factor for wound necrosis. In addition, patients with bulla or blister formation should be carefully examined for subsequent wound necrosis. Antiplatelet use may worsen systemic bleeding. No severe rhabdomyolysis or renal failure was observed in this large case series, we therefore considered that they were not prominent effects of T. s. stejnegeri bite.
In conclusion, the da Vinci robot can be applied to presacral nerve sheath tumors with high surgical safety, low-level bleeding, a rapid recovery and a short hospital stay, making it worthy of further study. PMID: 32934694 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Elderly patients who underwent LPD in this study had good overall outcomes after LPD that were similar to young patients. The perioperative and long-term outcomes of LPD are not worse. Rates of ICU admission and hospital stays increased in elderly patients undergoing LPD when compared with nonelderly ones. LPD can be performed on elderly patients with similar outcomes as younger patients; therefore, age itself should not be a contraindication for LPD for pancreatic cancer, but it suggests that elderly patients with comorbidities should be more stringently selected for surgery.
ConclusionsThe new flex ‐rigid pleuroscope is effective and safe for diagnosing pleural effusions. The improved bending angle is likely to minimize the blind area. The new pleuroscopy fiberscope may improve the diagnostic rate.
This study reviewed the complications of LC in children. MEDLINE/PubMed, CENTRAL and Lilacs were reviewed for LC. Studies in patients ≤ 18 years of age published in English, Portuguese or Spanish were selected by two independent reviewers. Data were collected for patients’ characteristics, surgical information, complications, mortality and follow-up. Twenty-four papers were identified and offered 2783 patients. Mean age was 11 years (3 months–18 years). In the 93/2783 (3.3%) complications, single-port procedures were associated with seven (7.5%), 3/4-port with 81 (87.1%) an...
s MRM Abstract Snakebite envenoming is still a worrying health problem in countries under development, being recognized as a neglected disease by the World Health Organization. In Latin America, snakes from the genus Bothrops are widely spread and in Brazil, the Bothrops moojeni is a medically important species. The pharmacological effects of bothropic snake venoms include pain, blisters, bleeding, necrosis and even amputation of the affected limb. Snake venom metalloproteinases are enzymes abundantly present in venom from Bothrops snakes. These enzymes can cause hemorrhagic effects and lead to myonecrosis due to ...
CONCLUSIONS: We are very uncertain whether or not treatment with aural toileting is effective in resolving ear discharge in people with CSOM, due to a lack of data and the poor quality of the available evidence. We also remain uncertain about other outcomes, including adverse events, as these were not well reported. Similarly, we are very uncertain whether daily suction clearance, followed by antibiotic ear drops administered at a clinic, is better than a single episode of suction clearance followed by self-administration of topical antibiotic ear drops. PMID: 32926406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We report an interesting case of successful ongoing management of metastatic lung cancer to the pelvis along with an extensive literature review. A 47-year-old lady with recurrent respiratory tract symptoms and chest pain was diagnosed with advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer (Stage T4N2M1A). Five years following diagnosis and several cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, aged 52, she complained of post-menopausal bleeding and pelvic discomfort. An endometrial biopsy confirmed a malignancy morphologically and immunohistochemically similar to her lung adenocarcinoma, in keeping with metastatic disease. She underwen...