What is the Differential Diagnosis of a Suprarenal Mass?
Discussion Suprarenal masses (SRM) are not that common (incidence of 1.9/1000 in neonates), but are more commonly diagnosed prenatally because of prenatal ultrasound. Masses can be difficult to accurately diagnose even after birth because their features overlap. Radiographically they can be variable in size, cystic/solid or mixed and with or without calcifications. Common signs and symptoms of SRM include anemia, jaundice, scrotal hematoma and abdominal mass. Signs of asphyxia may also occur. Often patients whose diagnosis is not clear are monitored closely for a few weeks to see how the lesion changes with time. This is e...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pet owners' agony over the killer cat coronavirus supposedly headed for BRITAIN: The victims of crisis turning Cyprus into 'island of dead cats'
EXCLUSIVE: Julie, a former IT director who lives in Paphos, Cyprus, was left heartbroken when her cat Sky died less than a week after showing symptoms of feline infections peritonitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn about feline coronavirus after ‘thousands’ of cat deaths in Cyprus
‘Alarming’ reports of sudden rise in feline infectious peritonitis thought to point to more virulent strainThousands of cats have died in Cyprus, according to experts who are warning that a more virulent strain of a feline coronavirus is causing severe illness. Separately, dozens of cats have died after being infected with avian flu in Poland.The reports have raised questions about whether there is any connection between the rises in deaths and whether, given that many have pet cats at home, there is any evidence of an increased risk to people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Linda Geddes Tags: Animals Cyprus Europe World news Veterinary medicine Science Coronavirus Source Type: news

Meconium: It Can Cause a Sticky Mess
Discussion During fetal life from approximately 12-13 weeks gestation, meconium accumulates in the small bowel and migrates to the large bowel and rectum by ~20 weeks gestation. Meconium is a combination of bile, mucous, desquamated intestinal cells, bowel secretions, dessicated swallowed amniotic fluid and lanugo. It is sterile before birth and once produced is odorless with a blackish green (sometimes brown or yellow) color, and tarry or sticky quality. Defecation does not occur during fetal life unless the fetus is significantly stressed. Normal meconium passage after birth occurs within 24-48 hours of life (more often ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 13, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Peritonitis Tied to Cardiovascular Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Population
TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 -- For patients receiving peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular mortality, according to a study published in the November issue of Kidney International Reports. Using data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decrease Noted in Peritoneal Dialysis-Linked Peritonitis Rates
MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Eric W. Young, M.D., from Arbor Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peritonitis After Dialysis Falling, Captured by Claims-Based Approach Peritonitis After Dialysis Falling, Captured by Claims-Based Approach
A claims-based approach identified difference in peritonitis risk by race and age, although rates have dropped over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis
An observational, multicenter Chinese study showed that diabetes plus low HDL-C significantly links with a nearly doubled peritonitis rate in patients on peritoneal dialysis.First Look (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Peritonitis symptoms: The 4 early signs of the 'life threatening' infection
PERITONITIS is an infection in the lining of your abdomen. Left untreated, it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. These are the early symptoms of peritonitis you must never ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

G{beta}{gamma} is a direct regulator of endogenous p101/p110{gamma} and p84/p110{gamma} PI3K{gamma} complexes in mouse neutrophils
The PI3K isoform is activated by Gi-coupled GPCRs in myeloid cells, but the extent to which the two endogenous complexes of PI3K, p101/p110 and p84/p110, receive direct regulation through Gβ or indirect regulation through RAS and the sufficiency of those inputs is controversial or unclear. We generated mice with point mutations that prevent Gβ binding to p110 (RK552DD) or to p101 (VVKR777AAAA) and investigated the effects of these mutations in primary neutrophils and in mouse models of neutrophilic inflammation. Loss of Gβ binding to p110 substantially reduced the activation of both p101/p110 and p84/p110 in...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rynkiewicz, N. K., Anderson, K. E., Suire, S., Collins, D. M., Karanasios, E., Vadas, O., Williams, R., Oxley, D., Clark, J., Stephens, L. R., Hawkins, P. T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Types and site distributions of intestinal injuries in seat belt syndrome - Yamamoto Y, Miyagawa Y, Kitazawa M, Takahata S, Aoyagi S, Hondo N, Koyama M, Nakamura S, Tokumaru S, Muranaka F, Soejima Y.
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal injuries in seat belt syndrome are relatively uncommon but can be potentially lethal due to accompanying peritonitis and hemorrhaging. It can be difficult to identify the exact injury sites of the intestine as multiple areas are often... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Magnet ingestion by children: a retrospective study in a medical center in Taiwan - Lai HH, Lin HY, Chang CH, Lai MW, Chao HC, Chen CC, Kong MS.
Background The ingestion of multiple magnets may lead to severe complications including bowel obstruction, perforation, fistula, peritonitis, short bowel syndrome, life-threatening injuries, and even death. The annual case number of high-powered neodymium... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Demographics and mortality rates of surgical emergencies treated at the casualty operation theater: a six-month retrospective analysis - Jafferi S, Awais G, Naeem R, Syed JG, Ali M, Afridi H, Hassan M, Rasul S.
Introduction Emergencies such as appendicitis, peritonitis, road traffic accidents and gunshots require immediate surgical intervention. Patients are first resuscitated at the emergency department and then shifted to the casualty operation theater (COT). C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the American pu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Epidemiology of intra-abdominal infection and sepsis in critically ill patients: " AbSeS " , a multinational observational cohort study and ESICM Trials Group Project
We describe the epidemiology of intra-abdominal infection in an international cohort of ICU patients according to a new system that classifies cases according to setting of infection acquisition (community-acquired, early onset hospital-acquired, and late-onset hospital-acquired), anatomical disruption (absent or present with localized or diffuse peritonitis), and severity of disease expression (infection, sepsis, and septic shock). This multinational, heterogeneous cohort of ICU patients with intra-abdominal infection revealed that setting of infection acquisition, anatomical disruption, and severity of disease expression...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news