AAP Issues Guidance on Inguinal Hernias AAP Issues Guidance on Inguinal Hernias
Controversies remain in treating inguinal hernias in children and the American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing them with a clinical report.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Best Practices ID'd for Management of Pediatric Inguinal Hernias
MONDAY, June 26, 2023 -- Issues related to the assessment and management of inguinal hernias in children are discussed in a clinical report published online June 26 in Pediatrics. Faraz A. Khan, M.D., from Loma Linda University Children ' s Hospital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia More Deadly for Girls? Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia More Deadly for Girls?
Researchers have found a small difference in the survival rates for male and female babies with CDH after analyzing more than 11 years of hospital data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Less Life Support Use After Early Prostacyclin for Diaphragmatic Hernia
(MedPage Today) -- For newborns with pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), early prostacyclin was associated with reduced need for extracorporeal life support (ECLS), researchers found based on a registry... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 10, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hope Restored - the Power of Free Surgeries in Transforming Lives of Children in Zimbabwe
[New Zimbabwe] Nicholas Mwanditani's son Ngakudzwe, was diagnosed with inguinal hernia when he was only four years old. With little knowledge of the condition- and no money to seek medical help- Nicholas who is a tiler had no option but just pray so that his son would feel less pain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistan ’s Free Healthcare Insurance Benefits Women, Poor
Universal Health Care priorities in Pakistan have been boosted by free healthcare insurance for the poor. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Feb 22 2023 (IPS) A free health insurance initiative started in Pakistan has benefited poor patients, especially women who have outnumbered men in using the cashless health services under the Sehat Card Plus programme. “The initiative is in line with the ICPD25 Programme of Action, under which 4.5 million people have received free services, with 62 percent of them women. In the last three years, we have been able to cut down maternal mortality rate from 186 d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

How Good is Cholecystectomy For Biliary Dyskinesia in Pediatric Patients?
Discussion Biliary disease includes gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), cholangiopathy and cholangitis (pathology of the bile ducts), biliary dyskinesia, gangrene, and cancer. Some are often overlapping as gallstones often contributing to cholecystitis and cholangitis. Biliary dyskinesia (BD) is well-recognized in adults. Adult criteria include: “abdominal pain located in the epigastrium and/or right upper quadrant along with; buildup of pain to a steady level and lasting 30 minutes or longer, pain occurring at different intervals and not daily, severe enough to interrupt activities or lead t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 30, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is Diastasis Recti Abdominis?
Discussion Ventral wall hernias are common. They can be congenital or acquired and it is estimated that approximately 25% of people will have one at some point in their life. True hernias have a fascial defect and therefore contents can protrude through and potentially become incarcerated and/or strangulated. Common ones include: Epigastric occurs between the sternum and umbilicus. It can appear midline or slightly off-center. In children they can spontaneously resole. Umbilical occurs around the umbilical structures. These again often spontaneously resolve. Spigelian occurs in anterior abdominal wall adjacent to the semi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 12, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?
Discussion Endometriosis is classically defined as endometrial tissue occurring outside the uterine lining. It is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea in adolescents. It can present differently in adolescents than adult women and usually can appear like many other common problems such as chronic constipation or gastrointestinal dysmotility. It is estimated that ~25-38% of adolescents with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis. Use of clinical criteria versus laparoscopic documentation of disease makes the epidemiology of this problem more challenging. The cause is not wholly agreed upon but many believe ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Traumatic abdominal wall hernias in the pediatric population: a 13-year institutional review - VanNess G, Wanner MR, Chong ST, Steenburg SD.
BACKGROUND: Pediatric traumatic abdominal wall hernias are rare but potentially devastating injuries. Although classically considered to be caused by handlebar injuries from bicycle accidents, our anecdotal experience suggests pediatric traumatic abdominal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Which Side Are the Organs On?
Discussion Although externally vertebrates present with bilateral symmetry, this is not necessarily true internally for humans. Humans have a normal left-right asymmetry of their internal organs. For example, the right lung has 3 lobes and is slightly larger than the left lung with 2 lobes. The normal asymmetry is called situs solitus (SS). Complete reversal of the normal abdominal and thoracic organ positions is called situs inversus totalis (SIT). Variations on the laterality between situs solitus and SIT has been referred to by different names including situs ambiguous or heterotaxy. For this case, the term situs ambigu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 17, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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: EPMonthly.com - February 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news