Dad-of-three died in front of his children after ambulance crew left him at home
A MAN died in front of his wife and three children after an ambulance crew left him at home suffering with a hernia that was blocking the blood supply to his bowel. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of 4-Year-Old Sue Urologist for 'Unintentional Vasectomy'
(MedPage Today) -- The parents of a 4-year-old are suing Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for giving their son an "unintentional vasectomy" during surgery for an inguinal hernia. The boy had scrotal swelling that would increase in the evening... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 15, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Traumatic spigelian hernia in a pediatric patient following a bicycle injury - Kropilak AD, Sawaya DE.
Blunt abdominal trauma due to bicycle accident is a common occurrence in the pediatric population; however, traumatic abdominal wall hernia as the result of blunt trauma is a rare presentation. Abdominal wall injuries can be isolated or associated with mul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

“There’s something down there…”
Discussion: Breast tissue develops from “milk lines” of the ectoderm that extend along the anterior abdominal wall from the axilla to the labia majora. While normal breast development occurs on the upper chest, breast tissue can develop anywhere along these lines. [Fallat, Greydanus] Polythelia is the presence of an accessory nipple, and is found in 1-2% of the population, and is slightly more common in males. [Greydanus] Removal can be done for cosmetic reasons should the patient desire. Polymastia or accessory breast tissue may be found as well, but is less common than polythelia alone. Like normal breast tissue, ect...
Source: - February 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Ask the Mayo Mom: Treating hernias in children
A hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pushes through a weak spot in the stomach muscles. A hernia creates a soft lump or bulge under the skin. In children, hernias usually occur in one of two places: An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area. An umbilical hernia occurs near the belly button. Inguinal hernias in newborns and children result from a weakness in the abdominal wall that's present at birth. Sometimes the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternativ...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening MRI lung volume predicts survival in infants with hernias (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why I made a film about my struggle to have a baby
Young filmmaker Charlotte Carroll went to hospital writhing in agony, convinced she had a hernia. But as she waited on the trolley, she received surprising news. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Indications for a Ileostomy?
Discussion There are three types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease (CD) – can affect entire gastrointestinal tract but often is discontinuous (i.e., has skipped areas), has transmural inflammation and disease, has granulomas Ulcerative colitis (UC) – affects the colon, is continuous (i.e., has no skipped areas) and has superficial mucosal ulcerations Unclassified IBD – has chronic colitis but not specific features of CD or UC The specific pathogenesis appears to be multifactorial with having a genetic predisposition (1.6 – 30% risk of developing UC if patient has first deg...
Source: - March 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pediatric traumatic abdominal wall hernia as a component of the seatbelt syndrome: a case series and review of the literature - Sorber R, Pedroso FE, Cappiello CD, Kunisaki SM, Jelin EB, Rhee DS.
BACKGROUND: Blunt impact-induced traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is an uncommon pediatric surgical problem classically associated with handlebar injury but increasingly seen with seatbelt use in motor vehicle collisions (MVC). Herein we describe t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hernia mesh implants used 'with no clinical evidence'
The devices cut into tissue and nerves, leaving some unable to walk, work or care for their children. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic bicycle handlebar hernia in a child - Schmidt MS, Rosenberg J, Tolver MA.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernia in children caused by a bicycle handlebar is a rare injury. This is a case report of a 15-year-old boy with a traumatic hernia in the right groin, where a physical examination revealed a small bulge in the right inguinal reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news