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Stryker, Smith & Nephew square off over total knee replacements
(Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technological advance to gain them significant market share. Now U.S.-based Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Britain’s Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) believe that is about to change, as robots give them an edge. Robots should mean less tr...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical johnsonandjohnson Smith & Nephew Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia in children by handlebar injury: when to suspect, scan, and call the surgeon - Rinaldi VE, Bertozzi M, Magrini E, Riccioni S, Di Cara G, Appignani A.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) can be defined as a herniation through disrupted musculature and fascia associated with blunt trauma. They are seen in approximately 1% of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Data on TAWH in the pediatric populati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mom Shares Postpartum Medical Struggles With Powerful Instagram
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Antibiotics, not surgery, best for child appendicitis' says study
Conclusion This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) that compared the removal of the appendix with active observation in children who had previously received non-operative treatment for an appendix mass. The researchers found that appendectomy could be avoided in many cases. Perhaps actively keeping an eye on the child's symptoms and only operating on those that develop appendicitis could be an approach worth considering. This was a well-designed trial and efforts were made to reduce the risk of bias. For example, allocation to groups was concealed at the point of assignment. The trial was also perform...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Disparities, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some Criteria For Varicocele Evaluation?
Discussion Varicoceles are caused by high venous back pressure which causes a tortuous dilatation of the testicular veins (pampiniform plexus) of the spermatic cord. They occur more on the left than right because the left renal vein has a higher pressure than the inferior vena cava which drain the left and right gonadal veins respectively. Varicoceles are not very common in young children (3% in
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 12, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mom Gets Real About 'Ooey Gooey Mess' Of Her Postpartum Body
A mother of four is using Instagram to spread a powerful message about body positivity.  Last week, Brittany Craig posted a throwback photo of her newborn son, Kain, next to her stretch-mark-filled midsection at just one week postpartum.  I'm posting this for 2 reasons! A: because I mean come oooon, look at that baby Somebody please give me a newborn! B: Because I am beyond proud of what my body has endured and accomplished in the last 10 years! I may not be societies idea of "sexy", but I have gained 60lbs in 10 months and lost it in 5, FOUR different times! My body has grown and housed 4 human b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Maximizing Survival
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia occurs when a portion of the fetal diaphragm is absent, allowing abdominal contents to enter the thorax, and is associated with impaired pulmonary development. Although overall mortality is near 30%, a mortality rate less than 15% may be possible by following a standardized multidisciplinary care plan. Fetal diagnosis and evaluation can improve coordination of care, but there is no clear role for fetal intervention. After birth, gentle ventilation with permissive hypercapnia supports the infant while minimizing lung injury. Appropriate cardiovascular support, treatment of pulmonary hypertens...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Weems, M. F., Jancelewicz, T., Sandhu, H. S. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Private Parts: Things moms of newborn and toddler boys need to know
For a lot of moms — those who have daughters, or haven’t experienced the nuances of baby boys — caring for a newborn and toddler boy’s “private area” can be a bewildering experience. What should everything look like? Why is my son’s privates swollen? How do I clean the area?  These are commonly asked questions but topics that are not commonly discussed outside the pediatricians office. “I remember when my son was born and worrying if everything looked normal,” recalls Elizabeth, mom of an 18-month-old toddler boy. “That area was totally fo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: circumcision Department of Urology Erin McNamara Hernia MD Undescended testicle Source Type: news

Case 1: Secondary Structural Cause of Tachypnea Following Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair in a Term Neonate
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - October 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ibrahim, J., Sher, I., Coren, C., Amrita, N. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Uganda: 100 Children to Get Free Surgery
[Observer] An estimated 100 children below six years old with abdominal defects such as hernia will get free surgery at Soroti regional referral hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is a Hydrocoele of the Spermatic Cord?
Discussion Hydrocoeles are common anatomic variations caused by the incomplete obliteration of the processus vaginalis. The processus vaginalis is a peritoneal remnant that follows the testis and spermatic cord into the scrotum as the testis descends into the scrotum during development. As the processus vaginalis traverses from the testis back to the peritoneum, a hydrocoele can occur at any point along its length. The obliteration of the processus vaginalis occurs with the closure at the internal inguinal ring, followed by closure just above the testes with atresia of the area in between. The closure of the area around th...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fascinating Look At 2 Patients With A Tummy Bulge And Ab Separation (Diastasis)
This article looks at the question "why do some women "bounce back" and others don't when it comes to our abs post baby." Both of the following people did not have the abs they wanted despite doing abdominal exercises. Let's take a deeper look into what causes a pooch belly and diastasis (ab separation) and why some people easily have the abs they want! What is a diastasis? Read about it here, including a step by step diastasis check. Subject #1: "Cameron" Cameron came in to see me for hip pain and didn't know about an abdominal separation. After hearing a complaint of occasional recur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 2 Boys Were Born The Same Day In The Same Town, But Their Lives Will Be Dramatically Different
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- Miranto is 5 years old. He proudly wears his school uniform, a blue smock, along with Mickey Mouse sneakers and a tilted baseball cap. He's been in school for two years, where he's on track and has made dozens of friends. Sitraka is a head shorter than Miranto and looks about half his age. He's not wearing any shoes, and his tiny T-shirt reads "Special Baby Boy." He's still learning to speak and has trouble sitting or standing still for any length of time, which means he can't go to school and has trouble making new friends. Both boys were born in the village of Ambohimidasy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trouble Having a Baby? It Might Be Male Infertility
Infertility is often viewed as a woman's problem but when a couple has trouble conceiving, there's a good chance it's related to male factors -- in fact, that's the case 40-50 percent of the time. That's why the male partner should be part of any couple's fertility assessment. Not only is male infertility more common than most people realize, male factors are the sole reason for a couple's inability to have a baby 15 percent to 25 percent of the time. While some reasons for male infertility are well understood, at least 50 percent of problems are due to unknown factors. Male infertility can occur when men have a less t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is a Ganglion Cyst?
Discussion Lumps and bumps in the pediatric age group are most often benign. They can be from unwitnessed/unrecognized trauma (e.g. leg bruise, Osgood-Schlater disease, insect bites), normal pubertal changes (e.g. gynecomastia, testicular enlargement, acne) or normal variants (e.g. prominence of mastoid or occipital process). Some are often uncomplicated but need appropriate treatment (e.g. early abscess formation, inguinal hernia, dermoid cyst). Prominent lymph nodes are a very common reason for parents to come to the physician. Patients and families are often distressed by these masses and seek help because “they ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
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 - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Neonatal Patients: A Review
Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery have gradually become accepted diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the management of neonatal surgical conditions. In the hands of experienced surgeons, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has reduced the need for open procedures. In children younger than 1 year, the advantages of MIS are evident in avoiding the sequelae of open surgery. MIS has shown outcomes comparable to those with open surgery. The recent literature in the PubMed database was reviewed, using the keywords "minimally invasive surgery," "neonatology," "pediatric surgery," "laparos...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lopez, J., Stringel, G. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 29, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 28, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

New health evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.A new Cochrane Review summarizes evidence that addresses a long-standing controversy in the surgical repair of vaginal prolapse. It will help women and surgeons to make better informed choices about surgical treatment, and reinforces the need for careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of grafting artificial material compared with us...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Health Statistics, Hernia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Doubled Over Two Decades: CDC
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Health Statistics, Hernia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is often secondary to parenchymal lung disease (such as meconium aspiration syndrome) or lung hypoplasia (with congenital diaphragmatic hernia) but can also be idiopathic. PPHN is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance, resulting in right-to-left shunting of blood and hypoxemia. The diagnosis of PPHN is based on clinical evidence of labile hypoxemia often associated with differential cyanosis and confirmed by echocardiography. Lung volume recruitment with optimal use of positive end-expiratory pressure or mean airway pressure and/or surfactant is very...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - December 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lakshminrusimha, S., Keszler, M. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Brief General Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at Age 2 (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Among infants undergoing hernia repair, general anesthesia for less than an hour does not adversely affect early neurodevelopmental outcomes, according to an international … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 26, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Monitor for Hearing LossIn Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Monitor for Hearing Loss
Newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) appear to be at higher risk of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Down-under medtech firm Admedus looks to future in bio-scaffolds
Australian med-tech company Admedus (ASX:AHZ) is looking to become the “gold standard” in cardiac bio-scaffolds and expand their product into other realms to promote rebuilding of tissue over artificial replacements. Admedus COO Julian Chick spoke to MassDevice.com yesterday about the company’s flagship product CardioCel, how its using bio-scaffolds to grow in the cardiac repair market and where it’s looking to take the bio-scaffolds next. Admedus’ CardioCel bio-scaffolds are regenerative tissue patches designed for cardiac and vascular repairs and reconstructions and promote autologous&n...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Regenerative Medicine Admedus Ltd. Source Type: news

Baby girl born with her stomach and intestines inside her CHEST survives - despite doctors advising her parents to consider an abortion
Holly Flynn, 25, from Manley, Cheshire, was told her baby had just a 50 per cent chance of survival. She was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia - her organs had risen to her chest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Index of Suspicion in the Nursery * Case 1: Unusual Cardiac Findings in a Neonate With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bauer, A. S., Hokanson, J. S., Limjoco, J. J. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

How Do You Diagnose Hypermobility?
Discussion Hypermobility can be seen in several different clinical entities. These include generalized joint hypermobility, joint hypermobility syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. For adults, a Beighton score of at least 4 or 5 is used as a definition of hypermobility. For children a score of 5 or 6 is used as a definition. (see scoring system below). Generalized joint hypermobility is hypermobility with few or no symptoms. If they occur, knee symptoms are the most common. Joint hypermobility syndrome has hypermobility along with other symptoms such as pain, reduced muscle stren...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 23, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Survivor Credits Cannabis Oil Treatment to His Recovery
Twelve months ago, doctors told Ruth Ashcraft it was time to look seriously into a palliative care or hospice facility for her husband, Andy, whose health had taken another turn for the worse. He already had surpassed the typical survival time for a pleural mesothelioma patient, and his experimental, clinical trial drug had stopped working. He was struggling to breath and deteriorating steadily. They had just drained more than three gallons of fluid from around his lungs and inside his abdomen. It was time, doctors said. Ruth listened, but she didn't listen very well. She had other plans — cannabis oil. The oil is ex...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 14, 2014 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

What Types of Abdominal Wall Defects Are There?
Discussion Abdominal wall defects are common in pediatric and adult patients. Pediatric patients not surprisingly have more congenital defects and adults have more that are spontaneously acquired and some are due to surgeries. Adults often have more complications of their defects also. Defects are usually classified by location. Learning Point Types of abdominal wall defects include: Congenital or Spontaneous Epigastric Rectus muscles fail to approximate at the linea alba between the umbilicus and xyphoid process. Usually presents as painless bulge Occurs to 5% of children Incarceration is uncommon in children but much...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 22, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Testicular Pain?
Discussion Most inguinal hernias are indirect (i.e. the hernia passes through the internal inguinal ring and down the inguinal canal); only 2% of all hernias in children are direct hernias (i.e. the hernia directly protrudes through the floor of the inguinal canal). Indirect inguinal hernias occur in about 1-5% of infants. They occur on the right side (60%), left side (30%) and bilaterally (10%) and they are more common in premature infants of both sexes. The male : female ratio of inguinal hernias is 4-8 : 1. The chief complaint of testicular or scrotal pain always raises concerns. The acute scrotum generally has pain, ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 1, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Helping Liberia
The West African nation of Liberia is currently dealing with deadliest outbreak of the Ebloa virus that the world has ever seen. With hundreds dead and thousands more impacted, Liberia and its neighboring countries are at the center of a serious health crisis that is proving extremely difficult to control. The images coming out of the area are troubling for everyone to see, but especially so for Michelle Niescierenko, MD. As director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Health Program and the Academic Collaborative to Support Medical Education in Liberia, Niescierenko has spent years working with Liberian hea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Global Health Program Liberia Source Type: news

What Causes Abdominal Distention?
Discussion Constipation generally is defined as infrequent or painful defecation. It often is due to passing large hard stool infrequently which causes painful defecation and then withholding behaviors. As stool withholding continues, the rectum dilates and gradually accommodates with the normal defecation urge disappearing. Chronic rectal distension results in both loss of rectal sensitivity, and loss of urge to defecate, which can lead to encopresis. Abdominal distention because of stool retention occurs frequently. Treatment includes colonic evacuation, establishing regular bowel habits, eating a balanced diet with diet...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 21, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Weekend Emergency Surgeries Deadlier for Children - 7/2/14
Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die than children getting the same kind of treatment during the week, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - July 2, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

UCLA physicians use Google Glass to teach surgery abroad
Imagine watching a procedure performed live through the eyes of the surgeon. That’s exactly what surgical leaders in the United States were able to do while overseeing surgeons training in Paraguay and Brazil with the help of UCLA doctors and Google Glass. UCLA surgeon Dr. David Chen and surgical resident Dr. Justin Wagner have made it their mission to teach hernia surgery around the world and are harnessing the latest technologies to help.  “Hernia repair is the most common operation performed worldwide,” said Chen, assistant clinical professor of general surgery at the David Geffen School of Medici...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 11, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Grandmother looks pregnant because two huge hernias - the size of a baby's head and a melon - are pushing through her stomach
Margaret Johns, 66, from Swansea, has twice been given a date for the operation but on both occasions the surgery has then been cancelled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Craziness Of It All – Liz’s Story
In July 2013, I was down in London for a friend’s big birthday and had a wonderful weekend staying with relatives. We arrived home happy and tired on the Sunday night. At 3am I was awoken by a pain in my stomach. At first I thought maybe it was food poisoning, or a stomach bug but the pain increased and I ended up crying out for help. I got back to the bedroom and asked my husband to call an ambulance thinking that so much pain may be a burst appendix, or that my umbilical hernia had got blocked, or something. I was 49 and had been through 6 years and 10 tries of IVF. We had eventually ended up being successful at ha...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometriosis total hysterectomy Source Type: news

Traumatic spigelian hernia due to handlebar injury in a child: A case report and review of literature - Thakur SK, Gupta S, Goel S.
We report a case o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Can an Umbilical Hernia Repair Give a Child a Bellyache?Can an Umbilical Hernia Repair Give a Child a Bellyache?
Is it the surgery, or the umbilical hernia, that leads to later abdominal pain in children? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Can an Umbical Hernia Repair Give a Child a Bellyache?Can an Umbical Hernia Repair Give a Child a Bellyache?
Is it the surgery, or the umbilical hernia, that leads to later abdominal pain in children? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 23, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

What Do Your Symptoms Mean?
Knowing what the symptoms of GERD, hiatal hernias, para-esophageal hernias, peptic ulcers, and GI tract bleeding can give you a starting point for discussion with your doctor about any concerns you have about a possible digestive problem. Get the information you need by reading this article on what your symptoms mean. Related resources: Symptoms of GERD in Adults Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Infants Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Children Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Teens Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia Symptoms of Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers Ulcer Warning Signs Symptoms of acute gas...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news