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The Spleen The Spleen
This article reviews the importance of splenic pathology and the implications of concurrent disease in a variety of clinical situations.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, examining whether there is any justification for performing splenectomy in patients with proximal gastric cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Non-Operative Management Effective in Severe Splenic InjuryNon-Operative Management Effective in Severe Splenic Injury
In patients with high-grade splenic injury, non-operative management (NOM) can be as effective as immediate splenectomy (IS), according to Wisconsin-based researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Here to Stay -- Living With Sickle Cell Disease
My name is Noah Alexander Williams and I am living with sickle cell anemia disease. Sickle cell isn't really a widely talked-about disease but it's so real and epic that it should be. Sickle cell anemia disease is a grasping chronic sickness that doesn't let go. Unfortunately I have it and have had it since I was born. I don't know life without sickle cell disease and therefore I don't know life without pain -- the daily aches, the crucial crises that come out of nowhere. Sickle cell is never predictable. Of course this disease has impacted my life beyond words. I've learned to cope with it. Just to be clear, sickle cell...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic splenectomy underutilized in the U.S.
Read the full story on MD Consult: Laparoscopic splenectomy underutilized in the U.S. (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - October 17, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Splenectomy rare after first 24 hours in trauma, early trial results show
Read the full story on MD Consult: Splenectomy rare after first 24 hours in trauma, early trial results show (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - September 25, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Elective Splenectomy Risky for SomeElective Splenectomy Risky for Some
Although elective splenectomy is often thought of as a minor procedure, it may be risky for certain patients, according to new findings. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What Causes Lymphocytosis?
Discussion Lymphocytes are an important part of the cellular and humoral immunity. Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) is usually used to determine ranges of normal for lymphocytes. The ALC is higher in neonates and young children (up to 8000 cells/microL) but in those> 12 years of age is normally> 4000 cells/microL. Lymphopenia is usually defined as
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Radnor Veterinary Hospital Discusses Pet Surgery Services
WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radnor Veterinary Hospital offers preventive pet surgery like spays, neuters, dental cleanings, as well as more advanced procedures such as soft tissue surgery, endoscopy, and orthopedic surgery. The veterinary hospital's advanced surgical capabilities include splenectomy, gastrointestinal surgery (foreign body retrieval/anastamosis/gall bladder removal), cystotomy, endoscopy and many other types of exploratory surgery. Pre-operative diagnostics are used to prepare patients for the best outcome possible. This may include blood testing, EKG, digital radiography (x-ray), or even ...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news