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  1. Tuberculosis abdominal Abdominal tuberculosis

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    T. Rubio; M. T. Gaztelu; A. Calvo; M. Repiso; H. Sarasíbar; F. Jiménez Bermejo; A. Martínez Echeverría

    2005-01-01

    La tuberculosis abdominal cursa con un cuadro inespecífico, con difícil diagnóstico diferencial respecto a otras entidades de similar semiología. Presentamos el caso de un varón que ingresa por presentar dolor abdominal, pérdida progresiva y notoria de peso corporal y fiebre de dos meses de evolución. El cultivo de la biopsia de colon mostró presencia de bacilo de Koch.Abdominal tuberculosis develops according to a non-specific clinical picture, with a difficult differential diagnosis with re...

  2. Redes sociales y mujeres mayores

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    Fernández Campomanes, María

    2012-01-01

    Estudio de carácter cualitativo sobre la influencia de las redes sociales en la mejora de la calidad de vida de las mujeres mayores, que responden al perfil de mujeres de más de 55 años de edad, cuidadoras y cuyo acceso a las TIC no guarda relación con el empleo ni con el ámbito académico.

  3. Abdominal trauma

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    Giordany, B.R.

    1985-01-01

    Abdominal injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Ten percent of trauma-related deaths are due to abdominal injury. Thousands of children are involved in auto accidents annually; many suffer severe internal injury. Child abuse is a second less frequent but equally serious cause of internal abdominal injury. The descriptions of McCort and Eisenstein and their associates in the 1960s first brought to attention the frequency and severity of visceral injury as important manifestations of the child abuse syndrome. Blunt abdominal trauma often causes multiple injuries; in the past, many children have been subjected to exploratory surgery to evaluate the extent of possible hidden injury. Since the advent of noninvasive radiologic imaging techniques including radionuclide scans and ultrasound and, especially, computed tomography (CT), the radiologist has been better able to assess (accurately) the extent of abdominal injury and thus allow conservative therapy in many cases. Penetrating abdominal trauma occurs following gunshot wounds, stabbing, and other similar injury. This is fortunately, a relatively uncommon occurrence in most pediatric centers and will not be discussed specifically here, although many principles of blunt trauma diagnosis are valid for evaluation of penetrating abdominal trauma. If there is any question that a wound has extended intraperitonelly, a sinogram with water-soluble contrast material allows quick, accurate diagnosis. The presence of large amounts of free intraperitoneal gas suggests penetrating injury to the colon or other gas-containing viscus and is generally considered an indication for surgery

  4. Abdominal Pain

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    ... I find more information and related topics? Functional Abdominal Pain (English, French or Spanish)—from The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Gastro Kids , a ...

  5. Abdominal epilepsy

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    Hasan, N.; Razzaq, A.

    2004-01-01

    Abdominal epilepsy (AE) is a rather uncommon clinical entity in children that might create diagnostic confusion especially when it lacks the typical manifestations of an epileptic seizure. We report the case of a young boy having apparently unexplained episodes of paroxysmal abdominal symptoms with no other suggestion of an underlying epileptic disorder. The case also explains how the clinical presentation can be misleading unless a high index of suspicion is maintained to reach the ultimate diagnosis. (author)

  6. Maltrato institucional a adultos mayores

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    Miriam Rubio Acuña

    Full Text Available El maltrato institucional se refiere a cualquier forma de abuso que ocurre en servicios dirigidos a los ancianos. Esta revisión bibliográfica muestra que el maltrato se presenta con mayor frecuencia en residencias de larga estadía y el tipo más frecuente es la negligencia. Los factores asociados son los que tienen relación con el residente y con el ambiente. Las principales estrategias son invertir recursos sociosanitarios, sensibilizar a la población respecto al maltrato de los ancianos, considerar las necesidades de estos, fortalecer la formación de pregrado de los profesionales de salud en este ámbito y realizar educación continua. El maltrato es un problema social que debe ser abordado de manera integral.

  7. Abdominal Sepsis.

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    De Waele, Jan J

    2016-08-01

    Abdominal infections are an important challenge for the intensive care physician. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, selecting the appropriate regimen is important and, with new drugs coming to the market, correct use is important more than ever before and abdominal infections are an excellent target for antimicrobial stewardship programs. Biomarkers may be helpful, but their exact role in managing abdominal infections remains incompletely understood. Source control also remains an ongoing conundrum, and evidence is increasing that its importance supersedes the impact of antibiotic therapy. New strategies such as open abdomen management may offer added benefit in severely ill patients, but more data are needed to identify its exact role. The role of fungi and the need for antifungal coverage, on the other hand, have been investigated extensively in recent years, but at this point, it remains unclear who requires empirical as well as directed therapy.

  8. Abdominal emergencies

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    Raissaki, M.

    2012-01-01

    Full text: There are numerous conditions that affect mainly or exclusively the pediatric population. These constitute true emergencies, related to patient's health. Delay in diagnosis and treatment of abdominal non-traumatic emergencies may result in rapid deterioration, peritonitis, sepsis, even death or in severe complications with subsequent morbidity. Abdominal emergencies in children mostly present with pain, tenderness, occasionally coupled by vomiting, fever, abdominal distension, and failure to pass meconium or stools. Diarrhea, blood per rectum, abnormal laboratory tests and lethargy may also be manifestations of acute abdominal conditions. Abdominal emergencies have a different aetiology, depending on age and whether the pain is acute or chronic. Symptoms have to be matched with age and gender. Newborns up to 1 months of age may have congenital diseases: atresia, low obstruction including Hirschsprung's disease, meconium ileus. Meconium plug is one of the commonest cause of low obstruction in newborns that may also develop necrotizing enterocolitis, incarcerated inguinal hernia and mid-gut volvulus. Past the immediate postnatal period, any duodenal obstruction should be considered midgut volvulus until proven otherwise and patients should undergo ultrasonography and/or properly performed upper GI contrast study that records the exact position of the deduno-jejunal junction. Infants 6 months-2 years carry the risk of intussusception, mid-gut volvulus, perforation, acute pyelonephritis. Preschool and school-aged children 2-12 years carry the risk of appendicitis, genito-urinary abnormalities including torsion, urachal abnormalities, haemolytic uremic syndrome and Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Children above 12 years suffer from the same conditions as in adults. Most conditions may affect any age despite age predilection. Abdominal solid organ ultrasonography (US) coupled with gastrointestinal ultrasonography is the principle imaging modality in radiosensitive

  9. Abdominal angina

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    Becker, G.J.; Stewart, J.; Holden, R.W.; Yune, H.Y.; Mail, J.T.; Klatte, E.C.

    1988-01-01

    Abdominal angina due to occlusive disease of the mesenteric arteries has been the to become clinically manifest only in the presence of severe disease in at least two of the following vessels: celiac, SMA, and IMA. Still, many patients who gradually develop significant two-vessel disease have few or no associated symptoms. Differences in collateral circulation and in cardiac index account for some of the clinical variation. The usual clinical manifestations include severe post-prandial pain, sitophobia (fear of eating because of the anticipated symptoms), and profound weight loss. Uncommonly, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting may be encountered. Smoking is a common historical feature. Most series document a female predilection. Aside from occasional abdominal bruits and (more commonly) findings of peripheral vascular occlusive disease, the physical exam discloses only cachexia. But the differential diagnosis of profound weight loss is extensive. Therefore, abdominal angina has always created a diagnostic challenge. Multiple imaging modalities are often employed, and a seemingly negative evaluation often culminates in biplane aortography. The latter typically reveals stenoses and/or occlusions in at least two of the three mesenteric arteries. The authors discuss how a variety of surgical treatments, including thromboendarterectomy and bypass grafting, have evolved. Recently reported results have been excellent

  10. Abuso y Maltrato en el Adulto Mayor

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    Montero Solano, Gustavo; Vega Chaves, Juan Carlos; Hernández, Gabriel

    2017-01-01

    ResumenExiste incongruencia en las definiciones e interpretación del abuso en adultos mayores. Una definición apropiada y unificada es la dada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, que indica que el abuso en adulto mayor es cualquier acto aislado o repetitivo o la falta de acción apropiada, ocurrida en cualquier relación de la que se espera confianza, que causa daño o malestar a la persona mayor.Este grupo poblacional es particularmente vulnerable, pues es muy probable que, en algún moment...

  11. The Mayor's Influence in Urban School Desegregation

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    Dunaway, David King; Beckum, Leonard Charles

    1977-01-01

    There are five primary areas in which mayors exert visible and invisible influence--appointments, decision-making, public statements, coordination of resources, and provision of basic services. (Author/IRT)

  12. Dr Stanislaw Huskowski, Mayor of Wroclaw, Poland

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    Dr Stanislaw Huskowski, Mayor of Wroclaw, Poland visiting the ATLAS magnet assembly hall, building 180. From l to r: Mr Carlo Lamprecht, State Councillor, Dr Stanislaw Huskowski and Dr Peter Jenni, ATLAS Spokesperson

  13. Dr Stanislaw Huskowski, Mayor of Wroclaw, Poland

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    Dr Stanislaw Huskowski, Mayor of Wroclaw, Poland visiting the ATLAS magnet assembly hall, building 180 with Mr Carlo Lamprecht, State Councillor, Dr Stanislaw Huskowski and Dr Peter Jenni, ATLAS Spokesperson

  14. El adulto mayor en cirugía general

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    Armando Quintana Proenza

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal con 249 pacientes de 60 y más años de edad operados en el Servicio de Cirugía General de los hospitales Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Amalia Simoni" y General Docente "Martín Chang Puga" de la provincia Camagüey en un bienio. Más de la mitad de los pacientes tenían entre 60 y 69 años de edad, con predominio del sexo masculino, en una relación de 1,9:1. El mayor número de cirugía de urgencia se realizó en personas mayores de 70 años. La hernia de la pared abdominal fue el diagnóstico operatorio más frecuente (49 %. La hipertensión arterial constituyó la enfermedad asociada de mayor relevancia. La sepsis predominó entre las complicaciones posoperatorias. La mortalidad global fue de 16,87 %. Más del 70 % de los pacientes pudo haber sido operado en edades más tempranas de la vida de haber recibido una orientación médica adecuada.A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 249 patients aged 60 and over that were operated on at the Service of General Surgery of "Amalia Simoni" Clinical and Surgical Teaching Hospital and "Martín Chang Puga" General Teaching Hospital, in the province of Camagüey, in a biennium. More than half of the patients were aged 60-69, with predominance of males in a ratio 1.9:1.The highest number of emergency surgery was performed in individuals over 70. The hernia of the abdominal wall was the most frequent surgical diagnosis (49 %. Arterial hypertension was the most important associated disease. Sepsis prevailed among the postoperative complications. Total mortality was 16.87 %. More than 70 % of the patients could have been operated when they were younger if they had received an adequate medical guidance.

  15. Diabetes mellitus en adultos mayores costarricenses

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    Rosero-Bixby, Luis

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es describir la prevalencia de la diabetes mellitus (DM entre los adultos mayores costarricenses. Se analiza la magnitud de la prevalencia, los problemas de medición de la misma, así como los factores asociados con la enfermedad, la enfermedad controlada, y el tener niveles altos de hemoglobina glicosilada (HbA1C entre la población sin diagnóstico previo de DM. Una cuarta parte de los adultos mayores de Costa Rica padecen de DM y cerca de la mitad de los que la padecen, no la tienen controlada. Los factores asociados con la prevalencia de la enfermedad son los usuales destacados por la literatura científica: actividad física, obesidad e historia familiar de DM. Se halla evidencia de un posible problema de acceso diferencial a servicios de control de DM, ya que los adultos mayores que habitan fuera de la gran área metropolitana de San José tienen un riesgo menor de tener controlada su enfermedad. Los adultos mayores sin pensión también tienen un riesgo mayor de tener niveles altos de HbA1C.

  16. Diabetes mellitus en adultos mayores costarricenses

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    Gilbert Brenes-Camacho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es describir la prevalencia de la diabetes mellitus (DM entre los adultos mayores costarricenses. Se analiza la magnitud de la prevalencia, los problemas de medición de la misma, así como los factores asociados con la enfermedad, la enfermedad controlada, y el tener niveles altos de hemoglobina glicosilada (HbA1C entre la población sin diagnóstico previo de DM. Una cuarta parte de los adultos mayores de Costa Rica padecen de DM y cerca de la mitad de los que la padecen, no la tienen controlada. Los factores asociados con la prevalencia de la enfermedad son los usuales destacados por la literatura científica: actividad física, obesidad e historia familiar de DM. Se halla evidencia de un posible problema de acceso diferencial a servicios de control de DM, ya que los adultos mayores que habitan fuera de la gran área metropolitana de San José tienen un riesgo menor de tener controlada su enfermedad. Los adultos mayores sin pensión también tienen un riesgo mayor de tener niveles altos de HbA1C.

  17. Subjetividad urbana de los adultos mayores

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    Rinaldi, Nicolás Darío

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo general de la investigación consiste en vislumbrar características psicológicas de la subjetividad de los mayores, indagando sobre las modalidades de participación social e interacción subjetiva, con el propósito de reconocer las actividades de vinculación como generadoras de salud psíquica. Nos propusimos echar luz sobre los procesos de elaboración propios de la población mayor, atendiendo a sus representaciones sobre el proceso de envejecimiento, y a las motivaciones y...

  18. Calidad de vida en las personas mayores

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    Sanduvete Chaves, Susana

    2004-01-01

    El concepto “calidad de vida” adopta una especial relevancia cuando de personas mayores se trata debido a que, a veces, los servicios que reciben están limitados a nivel asistencial, cubriendo sólo las necesidades básicas en lugar de considerar a la persona como un ser integral. Este trabajo pretende ahondar en esta cuestión. Se realizó un estudio bibliométrico para determinar las características de los programas de atención a personas mayores en la actualidad, especificando puntos débi...

  19. Enfermedades endocrinas en el adulto mayor

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    B. Carlos García, Dr.

    2013-09-01

    A pesar de la heterogeneidad, múltiple co morbilidad y escasa literatura en que se incluye adultos mayores, se proponen algunas recomendaciones para el tratamiento individual del paciente diabético anciano, se revisan las particularidades del diagnóstico y tratamiento del híper e hipotiroidismo, algunas ideas en relación al manejo de la osteoporosis en la mujer mayor y el hombre anciano. Finalmente se aborda la dificultad diagnóstica del hipogonadismo tardío con las indicaciones y contra indicaciones del uso de testosterona.

  20. Maltrato en el adulto mayor institucionalizado

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    Eu. Yuly Adams, C.

    2012-01-01

    El maltrato al adulto mayor es un fenómeno presente tanto en nuestro país como en el extranjero, del que no existen estadísticas claras y actualizadas que permitan evaluar su impacto personal ni social. No obstante, en Chile, en el actual escenario de transición demográfica, se presume su protagonismo. En los establecimientos de larga estadía para adultos mayores, el maltrato, es una situación real y recurrente. Si bien en este ámbito específico las estadísticas son aun más escasas, los me...

  1. Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan - Calendar and Astronomy

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    Galindo Trejo, Jesús

    The Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan was the principal symbol of political power and religious control of the Mexicas. Its orientation was chosen according to ancestral calendrical traditions that considered the Mesoamerican calendar as a sacred concern. The solar alignments incorporated into this emblematic building symbolized moments that divided the solar year according to basic properties of the Mesoamerican calendar.

  2. Estilos de vida y factores de riesgo para la salud de las personas adultas mayores del proyecto creles- costa rica 2004-2006

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    Xinia E. Fernández Rojas

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Envejecimiento saludable es sinónimo de envejecimiento sin discapacidad. Este ha sido asociado a mejoras en la nutrición, la actividad física y al control adecuado de factores de riesgo como el hábito de fumar, consumo de bebidas alcohólicas, así como el evitar o reducir el aislamiento social y mental. El presente artículo describe los estilos de vida y riesgos de la salud de las personas adultas mayores del Estudio Longitudinal de Envejecimiento Saludable de Costa Rica (CRELES, obtenidos de los participantes de la primera ronda realizada entre el 2004 y el 2006. Los resultados obtenidos describen características de riesgo diferenciadas por sexo, donde las mujeres presentan mayor obesidad, circunferencia abdominal, depresión o riesgo de depresión, deterioro cognitivo, mayor numero de limitaciones físicas, mayor numero sin pareja, y en general una auto percepción de su salud como de regular a mala. Por su parte los hombres, presentan menor obesidad, menor circunferencia abdominal, un porcentaje mayor con consumos menores a 2000 calorías por día, y son más activos, todo esto a pesar de reportar mayor fumado y mayor consumo de bebidas alcohólicas. En general, los resultados apuntan a menores riesgos para la salud en los adultos mayores de sexo masculino.

  3. Estilos de vida y factores de riesgo para la salud de las personas adultas mayores del proyecto CRELES - Costa Rica 2004-2006

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    Méndez Chacón, Ericka

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Envejecimiento saludable es sinónimo de envejecimiento sin discapacidad. Este ha sido asociado a mejoras en la nutrición, la actividad física y al control adecuado de factores de riesgo como el hábito de fumar, consumo de bebidas alcohólicas, así como el evitar o reducir el aislamiento social y mental. El presente artículo describe los estilos de vida y riesgos de la salud de las personas adultas mayores del Estudio Longitudinal de Envejecimiento Saludable de Costa Rica (CRELES, obtenidos de los participantes de la primera ronda realizada entre el 2004 y el 2006. Los resultados obtenidos describen características de riesgo diferenciadas por sexo, donde las mujeres presentan mayor obesidad, circunferencia abdominal, depresión o riesgo de depresión, deterioro cognitivo, mayor numero de limitaciones físicas, mayor numero sin pareja, y en general una auto percepción de su salud como de regular a mala. Por su parte los hombres, presentan menor obesidad, menor circunferencia abdominal, un porcentaje mayor con consumos menores a 2000 calorías por día, y son más activos, todo esto a pesar de reportar mayor fumado y mayor consumo de bebidas alcohólicas. En general, los resultados apuntan a menores riesgos para la salud en los adultos mayores de sexo masculino.

  4. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

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    ... Professions Site Index A-Z Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when atherosclerosis or plaque buildup causes the ... weak and bulge outward like a balloon. An AAA develops slowly over time and has few noticeable ...

  5. Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy

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    Amyloidosis - abdominal wall fat pad biopsy; Abdominal wall biopsy; Biopsy - abdominal wall fat pad ... is the most common method of taking an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy . The health care provider cleans the ...

  6. Cirugía bucal mayor ambulatoria

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    Carranza Pelegrina, Daniela; Bellorbí Malet, I.; Brescó Salinas, Vicente Miguel; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    2004-01-01

    La Cirugía Bucal Mayor Ambulatoria ( CBMA) se define como un modelo organizativo óptimo de asis­tencia quirúrgica multidisci­plinaria que permite tratar a determinados pacientes de una forma segura y efectiva sin necesidad de contar con la cama de hospitalización tradicional. De esta manera se llevan a cabo distintos procedimientos diagnósticos y terapéuticos de mediana complejidad en los que el enfermo regresa a su domici­lio después de un periodo de observación y control. Entre las ventajas...

  7. Diabetes Mellitus en el adulto mayor

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    Guerrero-Godínez, Juan; Barragán-Vigil, Ana; Navarro-Macias, Carmen; Murillo-Bonilla, Luis; Uribe-González, Paul; Sánchez-Cruz, Martha

    2017-01-01

    La Diabetes Mellitus, una enfermedad crónica que afecta a todo el mundo siendo nuestro país México, el primer lugar con esta enfermedad, su incidencia aumenta junto con la edad hasta un 20% en personas mayores de 60 años todos ellos susceptibles a síndromes geriátricos, con posibles repercusiones ya sea por falta de control de niveles de glicemia o por un exceso en el control. El objetivo de esta revisión no sistemática es concientizar a la población general de la diabetes mellitus y el conte...

  8. EL SINDROME VESTIBULAR EN EL ADULTO MAYOR

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    Dr. Hamlet Suárez

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available El vértigo, la inestabilidad y las caídas tienen una incidencia relevante en el adulto mayor, disminuye su calidad de vida y puede ser causa de muerte en esta población. Este artículo describe las presentaciones clínicas y el abordaje de la evaluación de la patología vestibular en este grupo de edad, utilizando diferentes instrumentos para el diagnóstico así como también las reglas generales del tratamiento.

  9. Incontinencia urinaria en el adulto mayor

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    Humberto Chiang, Dr.

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La incontinencia urinaria (IU es una condición prevalente en la población de adultos mayores, afectando a ambos sexos. Con el envejecimiento de la población será un problema de salud de cada vez mayor relevancia. Su patogenia es compleja y multifactorial, por lo que es fundamental conocer los aspectos fisiopatológicos subyacentes para realizar un adecuado diagnóstico en base a la historia clínica, examen físico y exámenes complementarios solicitados de manera racional. El tratamiento de la IU para adultos mayores no difiere mayormente de los tratamientos utilizados en población más joven. Sin embargo, debe hacerse particular énfasis en identificar comorbilidades, fármacos, trastornos neurológicos y psiquiátricos que puedan estar contribuyendo a la IU. Debe sacarse el máximo provecho del manejo conservador, teniendo consideraciones especiales con el uso de algunos fármacos e indicando cuidadosamente tratamiento quirúrgico a pacientes seleccionados. Summary: Urinary incontinence (UI is a prevalent condition in the population of elderly adults, affecting both sexes. With the aging of the population it will be a health problem of increasing relevance. Its pathogenesis is complex and multifactorial, so it is essential to know the underlying pathophysiological aspects in order to make an adequate diagnosis based on the clinical history, physical examination and complementary tests requested in a rational manner. The treatment of UI for elderly adults does not differ much from the treatment of younger population. However, particular emphasis should be placed on identifying comorbidities, medications, neurological and psychiatric disorders that may be contributing to the UI. Full advantange of conservative management should be taken, having special considerations with the use of some drugs and carefully indicating surgical treatment to selected patients. Palabras clave: Incontinencia urinaria, adulto mayor, envejecimiento

  10. Los derechos de las personas mayores

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    Francisco Javier Leturia Arrazola

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende reflejar el modelo y metodología de inclusión de la perspectiva de los derechos en el modelo de intervención psicosocial orientado a la calidad de vida (Shalock y Verdugo 2006 de las personas mayores, aplicado por los autores y sus equipos en los últimos años, especialmente en Matia Fundazioa, y su utilidad como estrategia preferente de prevención del trato inadecuado. Ha sido becado y publicado por el Defensor del Pueblo del País Vasco, “Ararteko” (2008 en el libro: “Los derechos de las personas mayores y la prevención del mal trato” This work tries to reflect the model and methodology for mainstreaming of rights in the psychosocial intervention model aimed at the quality of life (Shalock and Verdugo, 2006 of the elderly operated by the authors and their teams in recent years Matia Foundation and especially its usefulness as a preferred strategy for the prevention of improper treatment. It was granted and published by the Basque Country Ombudsman “Ararteko” (2008 on the book: “The rights of the elderly and prevention of ill treatment”Download this paper from SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1963683

  11. Welcome by the Mayor of Valtetsi

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    Papanikolau, N.

    Welcome by the Mayor of Valtetsi Mr. Chairman Ladies and Gentlemen The municipality of Valtetsi welcomes you and wishes success in your work. Arcadia is both a historical and modern region. Moreover, as a name it remained in the western culture recalling a harmonious and peaceful dream, a lost and desirable situation where the human being lived in balance with nature, a region where the person did not feel yet uprooted. For thousands of years the poetic voices retained vivid this eternal bucolic call of simplicity and accessible happiness. Gazing the starlit sky we will always see Kallisto, the daughter of Lykaona, king of Arcadia and her son Arcadian as they were both transformed in to the constellations Major and Minor Ursus because of the erotic libido of Jupiter and the jealousy of Hera. And we will always remember Centaurus Cheirona, the great schoolteacher of ancient heroes, who was the first to name the constellations according to mythology. Finally we would like to thank the patriot Mr. T. Tzioumi who returns to his beautiful village in Arcadia just like Antaios did. In the geographic place that inspired the arcadian ideal, such activities recall in the limelight Arcadia as was dreamed by Europe. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, success in your scientific work. The Municipality of Valtetsi and I myself will be always next to you so that your stay at Arcadia will always remain vivid in your memory. Thank you. Nikos Papanikolaou Mayor of Valtetsi

  12. Morbilidad cardiovascular en el adulto mayor

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    Rita Campillo Motilva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio transversal y descriptivo, con el objetivo de definir la morbilidad por enfermedad cardiovascular en pacientes de 60 años y más, en un consultorio médico perteneciente al Policlínico Docente "Dr. Mario Escalona Reguera" del municipio Habana del Este, en el período entre marzo y diciembre del año 2000. Fueron incluidos 69 pacientes, 52 de los cuales (75,3 % presentó algún tipo de enfermedad cardiovascular, y fue el sexo femenino el más afectado (51,9 %. La enfermedad que se encontró con mayor frecuencia fue la hipertensión arterial (43 pacientes para un 62,3 %, observamos que la sistodiastólica (86,1 % y el estadio II (53,5 % fue donde se incluyeron mayor número de individuos. Otras enfermedades encontradas fueron los trastornos electrocardiográficos (33 pacientes para un 47,8 % y valvulopatías (18 pacientes para un 26 %.A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted in order to define morbidity due to cardiovascular disease in patients aged 60 and over in a family physician’s office of "Dr. Mario Escalona Reguera" Teaching Polyclinic, in Habana del Este municipality, from March to December, 2000. 69 patients were included. 52 of them (75.3 % had some type of cardiovascular disease and females were the most affected (51.9 %. Arterial hypertension was the most commonly found disease (43 patients for 62.3 %. Most of the individuals were included in the systodiastolic (86.1 % and in stage II (53.5 %. Electrocardiographic disorders (33 patients for 47.8 % and valvulopathies (18 patients for 26 % were other of the diseases detected.

  13. Child with Abdominal Pain.

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    Iyer, Rajalakshmi; Nallasamy, Karthi

    2018-01-01

    Abdominal pain is one of the common symptoms reported by children in urgent care clinics. While most children tend to have self-limiting conditions, the treating pediatrician should watch out for underlying serious causes like intestinal obstruction and perforation peritonitis, which require immediate referral to an emergency department (ED). Abdominal pain may be secondary to surgical or non-surgical causes, and will differ as per the age of the child. The common etiologies for abdominal pain presenting to an urgent care clinic are acute gastro-enteritis, constipation and functional abdominal pain; however, a variety of extra-abdominal conditions may also present as abdominal pain. Meticulous history taking and physical examination are the best tools for diagnosis, while investigations have a limited role in treating benign etiologies.

  14. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

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    Pınar Zeyneloğlu

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Intraabdominal hypertension and Abdominal compartment syndrome are causes of morbidity and mortality in critical care patients. Timely diagnosis and treatment may improve organ functions. Intra-abdominal pressure monitoring is vital during evaluation of the patients and in the management algorithms. The incidence, definition and risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of intraabdominal hypertension and Abdominal compartment syndrome were reviewed here.

  15. Physicians' Abdominal Auscultation

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    John, Gade; Peter, Kruse; Andersen, Ole Trier

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    Background: Abdominal auscultation has an important position in the physical examination of the abdomen. Little is known about rater agreement. The aim of this study was to describe rater agreement and thus, indirectly, the value of the examination. Methods: In a semi-virtual setup 12 recordings...... subjects and in patients with intestinal obstruction was acceptable for a clinical examination. Abdominal auscultation is a helpful clinical examination in patients with acute abdominal pain....

  16. Salud mental en el adulto mayor: trastornos neurocognitivos mayores, afectivos y del sueño

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Existen numerosos factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales con impacto más o menos prominente en la salud mental de las personas adultas mayores. Aparte de componentes derivados de los procesos normales de envejecimiento o de la coocurrencia de enfermedades médicas diversas, eventos como la muerte de un ser querido, la jubilación o la discapacidad, contribuyen significativamente a una variedad de problemas mentales o emocionales en esta fase del ciclo vital. Los problemas más frecuentes afectan las esferas neurocognitiva, afectiva y onírica. Los trastornos neurocognitivos mayores reducen el rendimiento general del paciente y generan con ello exigentes necesidades de dependencia y cuidado cercano. Los trastornos afectivos pueden acentuarse por falta de apoyo familiar y disminución marcada de interacciones sociales que pueden dar lugar a un significativo aislamiento con conducta suicida resultante. La mayor frecuencia de trastornos del sueño como insomnio, somnolencia diurna y trastornos específicos como apnea obstructiva alteran significativamente la calidad de vida de esta población.

  17. El Maestro Universitario: Un Mayor de Edad

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los cambios asociados a la adquisición de la “mayoría de edad” por parte del docente universitario. En tal sentido, diversos estudios desarrollados en los últimos tiempos le permiten al autor afirmar tal enunciado. En efecto, la reflexión plantea la existencia de rupturas epistemológicas frente al paradigma tradicional de formación del docente, lo que nos lleva a reposicionar su conceptualización como un proceso de construcción social, que se reconstruye a partir de las políticas implementadas para el desarrollo de la universidad.  SummaryThis article analyzes the changes associated to the acquisition of “adulthood” by part of university teachers. In such sense, diverse studies developed lately allow the author to affirm such statement. In fact, this reflection states the existence of epistemological breaks facing the traditional paradigm of teacher training. This make us redefine its conceptualization as a process of social construction, which is rebuilt from the policies implemented for the university development.

  18. Arctic oil exploration Former mayor says yes

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    Alaska's coastal plain can sustain both wilderness values and oil production, says Jeslie Kaleak, Sr., former mayor of North Slope Borough in Borrow, Alaska. Kaleak is director is Barrow Operations for North Slope Regional Corporation. Nevertheless, Kaleak contends, [open quotes]the people in the Lower 48 want to keep us from developing this land because of some preconceived notion of the land as a wilderness paradise.[close quotes] Kaleak insists that the Inupiaq people, American Indians inhabiting the Northern Slope region, have provided for their families for thousands of years by turning to the natural environment. Their decision to support oil development is no different. Kaleak contends that the mineral and oil wealth of the North Slope has allowed the Inupiaq people to improve their standard of living drastically. Oil development on the coastal plain, Kaleak contends, could provide similar economic benefits. [open quotes]We cannot define our lives by the vision of distant people who view the North Slope as one great outdoor Disneyland where...all resources remain off limits to us,[close quotes] Kaleak concludes.

  19. Eritema multiforme mayor desencadenado por antimicrobianos

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    Ronaldo de Carvalho Raimundo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El eritema multiforme, aparece como una enfermedad sistémica con la participación de la piel y las membranas mucosas en relación con varios factores como las infecciones bacterianas o virales, y en particular la administración de drogas, analgésicos y antibióticos en general. Se presenta un paciente masculino de 29 años de edad con eritema multiforme mayor desencadenado por antimicrobianos con la aparición de lesiones vesiculares-bulloso-ulcerosas en las regiones de los labios, encías, la lengua y la mucosa genital en tratamiento de una infección del tracto urinario con norfloxacino 400 mg por una semana. Fue realizado un tratamiento de soporte con el uso de colutorios para la higienización bucal y pomada a base de corticoide para protección de las úlceras, antihistamínicos y orientación nutricional de dieta líquida hipercalórica e hiperproteica. Este síndrome está caracterizado como un proceso eruptivo buloso agudo que compromete la calidad de vida del paciente y no hay pruebas de laboratorio específicas por lo que su diagnóstico debe estar basado en la revisión minuciosa de la anamnesis y en los hallazgos clínicos.

  20. Tumores de glándulas salivales mayores

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    2011-01-01

    Se estudiaron 174 tumores de las glándulas salivales mayores recogidos de los archivos del Departamento de Patología del Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia en un período de 15 años (1954-1968). Hasta donde sabemos, esta serie representa el número mayor de casos de tumores de glándulas salivales mayores publicado en nuestro medio.

  1. Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain.

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    Koop, Herbert; Koprdova, Simona; Schürmann, Christine

    2016-01-29

    Chronic abdominal wall pain is a poorly recognized clinical problem despite being an important element in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain. This review is based on pertinent articles that were retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and EMBASE employing the terms "abdominal wall pain" and "cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome," as well as on the authors' clinical experience. In 2% to 3% of patients with chronic abdominal pain, the pain arises from the abdominal wall; in patients with previously diagnosed chronic abdominal pain who have no demonstrable pathological abnormality, this likelihood can rise as high as 30% . There have only been a small number of clinical trials of treatment for this condition. The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, with the aid of Carnett's test. The characteristic clinical feature is strictly localized pain in the anterior abdominal wall, which is often mischaracterized as a "functional" complaint. In one study, injection of local anesthesia combined with steroids into the painful area was found to relieve pain for 4 weeks in 95% of patients. The injection of lidocaine alone brought about improvement in 83-91% of patients. Long-term pain relief ensued after a single lidocaine injection in 20-30% of patients, after repeated injections in 40-50% , and after combined lidocaine and steroid injections in up to 80% . Pain that persists despite these treatments can be treated with surgery (neurectomy). Chronic abdominal wall pain is easily diagnosed on physical examination and can often be rapidly treated. Any physician treating patients with abdominal pain should be aware of this condition. Further comparative treatment trials will be needed before a validated treatment algorithm can be established.

  2. Political Leadership in Issue Networks : How Mayors Rule Their World?

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    Denters, Sebastianus A.H.; Steyvers, Kristof; Klok, Pieter-Jan; Cermak, Daniel; Heinelt, Hubert; Magnier, Annick; Cabria, Marcello; Reynaert, Herwig

    2018-01-01

    In his controversial book If Mayors Ruled the World, US political theorist Benjamin Barber argued that mayors can and do play a major role in solving today’s grand societal challenges in domains like social inclusion and poverty, climate change and sustainability and safety and public order. It is

  3. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... often used to determine the cause of unexplained pain. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. ... help diagnose the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain and diseases of the internal organs, small bowel ...

  4. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and bladder as well as lymphoma. kidney and bladder stones. abdominal aortic ... and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy. top of page ...

  5. CT of abdominal abscesses

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    Korobkin, M.T.

    1987-01-01

    The imaging search for a suspected abdominal abscess is common in hospitalized patients, especially after recent abdominal surgery. This paper examines the role of CT in the detection, localization, and treatment of abdominal abscess. The accuracy, limitations, and technical aspects of CT in this clinical setting are discussed. The diagnosis of an abscess is based on the demonstration of a circumscribed abnormal fluid collection. Although percutaneous aspiration with gram stain and culture is usually indicated to differentiate abscess from other fluid collections, the CT-based detection of extraluminal gas bubbles makes the diagnosis of an abscess highly likely. CT is compared with conventional radiographic studies, US, and radio-nuclide imaging. Specific CT and clinical features of abscesses in the following sites are emphasized: subphrenic space, liver, pancreas, kidneys, psoas muscle, appendix, and colonic diverticula. Most abdominal abscesses can be successfully treated with percutaneous drainage techniques. The techniques, results, and limitations of percutaneous abscess drainage are reviewed

  6. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... intravenous contrast indicate mothers should not breastfeed their babies for 24-48 hours after contrast medium is ... preferred for evaluation of acute abdominal conditions in babies, such as vomiting or blood in stool. For ...

  7. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... microphone. top of page How does the procedure work? In many ways CT scanning works very much ... CT scan, an experienced radiologist can diagnose many causes of abdominal pain or injury from trauma with ...

  8. Abdominal x-ray

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    Abdominal film; X-ray - abdomen; Flat plate; KUB x-ray ... There is low radiation exposure. X-rays are monitored and regulated to provide the minimum amount of radiation exposure needed to produce the image. Most ...

  9. Abdominal cocoon: sonographic features.

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    Vijayaraghavan, S Boopathy; Palanivelu, Chinnusamy; Sendhilkumar, Karuppusamy; Parthasarathi, Ramakrishnan

    2003-07-01

    An abdominal cocoon is a rare condition in which the small bowel is encased in a membrane. The diagnosis is usually established at surgery. Here we describe the sonographic features of this condition.

  10. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... is done because a potential abnormality needs further evaluation with additional views or a special imaging technique. ... GI) contrast exams and ultrasound are preferred for evaluation of acute abdominal conditions in babies, such as ...

  11. Abdominal ultrasound (image)

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    Abdominal ultrasound is a scanning technique used to image the interior of the abdomen. Like the X- ... use high frequency sound waves to produce an image and do not expose the individual to radiation. ...

  12. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... abdominal conditions in babies, such as vomiting or blood in stool. For some conditions, including but not limited to some liver, kidney, pancreatic, uterine or ... Content Some imaging tests and treatments have special pediatric considerations. The teddy ...

  13. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy. top of page How should I prepare? You ... of acute abdominal conditions in babies, such as vomiting or blood in stool. For some conditions, including ...

  14. Abdominal tuberculosis: Imaging features

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    Pereira, Jose M. [Department of Radiology, Hospital de S. Joao, Porto (Portugal)]. E-mail: jmpjesus@yahoo.com; Madureira, Antonio J. [Department of Radiology, Hospital de S. Joao, Porto (Portugal); Vieira, Alberto [Department of Radiology, Hospital de S. Joao, Porto (Portugal); Ramos, Isabel [Department of Radiology, Hospital de S. Joao, Porto (Portugal)

    2005-08-01

    Radiological findings of abdominal tuberculosis can mimic those of many different diseases. A high level of suspicion is required, especially in high-risk population. In this article, we will describe barium studies, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) findings of abdominal tuberculosis (TB), with emphasis in the latest. We will illustrate CT findings that can help in the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis and describe imaging features that differentiate it from other inflammatory and neoplastic diseases, particularly lymphoma and Crohn's disease. As tuberculosis can affect any organ in the abdomen, emphasis is placed to ileocecal involvement, lymphadenopathy, peritonitis and solid organ disease (liver, spleen and pancreas). A positive culture or hystologic analysis of biopsy is still required in many patients for definitive diagnosis. Learning objectives:1.To review the relevant pathophysiology of abdominal tuberculosis. 2.Illustrate CT findings that can help in the diagnosis.

  15. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis. cancers of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and bladder as well as lymphoma. kidney and bladder stones. abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), injuries ...

  16. Abdominal tuberculosis: Imaging features

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    Pereira, Jose M.; Madureira, Antonio J.; Vieira, Alberto; Ramos, Isabel

    2005-01-01

    Radiological findings of abdominal tuberculosis can mimic those of many different diseases. A high level of suspicion is required, especially in high-risk population. In this article, we will describe barium studies, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) findings of abdominal tuberculosis (TB), with emphasis in the latest. We will illustrate CT findings that can help in the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis and describe imaging features that differentiate it from other inflammatory and neoplastic diseases, particularly lymphoma and Crohn's disease. As tuberculosis can affect any organ in the abdomen, emphasis is placed to ileocecal involvement, lymphadenopathy, peritonitis and solid organ disease (liver, spleen and pancreas). A positive culture or hystologic analysis of biopsy is still required in many patients for definitive diagnosis. Learning objectives:1.To review the relevant pathophysiology of abdominal tuberculosis. 2.Illustrate CT findings that can help in the diagnosis

  17. Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst

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    Pathi, Ramon; Sage, Michael; Slavotinek, John; Hanieh, Ahmad

    2004-01-01

    A case of an abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is reported to illustrate this known but rare complication. In the setting of a VP shunt, the frequency of abdominal CSF pseudocyst formation is approximately 3.2%, often being precipitated by a recent inflammatory or infective process or recent surgery. Larger pseudocysts tend to be sterile, whereas smaller pseudocysts are more often infected. Ultrasound and CTeach have characteristic findings Copyright (2004) Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

  18. Imaging in Tuberculosis abdominal

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    Suarez, Tatiana; Garcia, Vanessa; Tamara, Estrada; Acosta, Federico

    2010-01-01

    In this article we illustrate and discuss imaging features resulting from Tuberculosis abdominal affectation. We present patients evaluated with several imaging modalities who had abdominal symptoms and findings suggestive of granulomatous disease. Diagnosis was confirm including hystopatology and clinical outgoing. Cases involved presented many affected organs such as lymphatic system, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands and pelvic organs Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis renal, Tuberculosis hepatic, Tuberculosis splenic Tomography, x-ray, computed

  19. ¿Las personas mayores son testigos fiables?

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    Alaitz Aizpurua

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Imaginemos que en un juicio llaman a declarar como víctima o testigo a una persona mayor, situación cada vez más probable debido al envejecimiento de la población. En este artículo analizamos las diferencias entre jóvenes y mayores en la exactitud y fiabilidad del testimonio. Los mayores recuerdan con precisión aspectos representativos o la esencia del acontecimiento, pero recuerdan peor que los jóvenes detalles específicos. En pruebas de reconocimiento que requieren discriminar o verificar los hechos, las personas mayores tienen más falsas memorias y las experimentan como recuerdos verídicos en mayor medida que los jóvenes, produciendo así testimonios menos fiables.

  20. Factores asociados al maltrato del adulto mayor de Antioquia, 2012

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    Sara M. Cano; María O. Garzón; Ángela M. Segura; Doris Cardona

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    Objetivo: determinar los factores asociados al maltrato del adulto mayor del departamento de Antioquia en el año 2012. Metodología: mediante estudio descriptivo transversal, se caracterizaron los factores demográficos, económicos y de salud mental de la población adulta mayor de Antioquia para el año 2012, con el fin de aportar al análisis de la situación de salud y condiciones de vida del adulto mayor. El estudio se basó en los resultados del instrumento aplicado por la Universidad ces a 4.2...

  1. Cirugía mayor ambulatoria en el servicio de cirugía general

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    Fernando Pérez Fouces

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Se hizo un estudio descriptivo, transversal y prospectivo de 1 200 pacientes con criterios para cirugía mayor ambulatoria, con el fin de determinar las características y beneficios de este método. En la serie predominaron las afecciones herniarias de la pared abdominal, generalmente intervenidas con anestesia local más sedación. Las enfermedades asociadas no constituyeron limitaciones en la muestra escogida, en tanto las complicaciones más frecuentes fueron: infección de la herida quirúrgica, seroma y hematoma. Se obtuvieron evidentes ventajas económicas con respecto al ahorro del recurso cama y la disminución del costo hospitalario, así como un elevado grado de satisfacción por parte de los operados, lo cual justifica que se recomiende incrementar la aplicación de este proceder y extenderlo al mayor número posible de afecciones quirúrgicasWe conducted a descriptive crosswise and prospective study of 1 200 patients who had undergone ambulatory major surgeries to determine the characteristics and benefits of this method. Abdominal hearnia, generallly operated with regional anesthesia plus sedatives prevailed in the group. Associated diseases were not restrictive factors in the selected sample whereas the most frequent complications were surgical wound infections, serone and hematomes. We observed obvious economic advantages regarding saving of beds and lower hospital costs as well as a high level of satisfaction on the part of the operated patients, which serves as a basis for recommending the increasing application of this method in a substantially higher number of surgeries

  2. Abdominal emergencies in pediatrics.

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    Coca Robinot, D; Liébana de Rojas, C; Aguirre Pascual, E

    2016-05-01

    Abdominal symptoms are among the most common reasons for pediatric emergency department visits, and abdominal pain is the most frequently reported symptom. Thorough history taking and physical examination can often reach the correct diagnosis. Knowing the abdominal conditions that are most common in each age group can help radiologists narrow the differential diagnosis. When imaging tests are indicated, ultrasonography is usually the first-line technique, enabling the diagnosis or adding relevant information with the well-known advantages of this technique. Nowadays, plain-film X-ray studies are reserved for cases in which perforation, bowel obstruction, or foreign body ingestion is suspected. It is also important to remember that abdominal pain can also occur secondary to basal pneumonia. CT is reserved for specific indications and in individual cases, for example, in patients with high clinical suspicion of abdominal disease and inconclusive findings at ultrasonography. We review some of the most common conditions in pediatric emergencies, the different imaging tests indicated in each case, and the imaging signs in each condition. Copyright © 2016 SERAM. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. Abdominal pregnancy - Case presentation.

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    Bohiltea, R; Radoi, V; Tufan, C; Horhoianu, I A; Bohiltea, C

    2015-01-01

    Abdominal pregnancy, a rare diagnosis, belongs to the ectopic pregnancy group, the leading cause of pregnancy related exitus. The positive diagnosis is very difficult to establish most often in an acute setting, leading to a staggering percent of feto-maternal morbidity and mortality. We present the case of 26-weeks-old abdominal pregnancy with partial feto-placental detachment in a patient, after hysteroscopy and in vitro fertilization, which until the acute symptoms that led to emergency laparotomy went unrecognized. The patient recovered completely and satisfactorily after surgery and, due to the high risk of uterine rupture with regard to a second pregnancy, opted for a surrogate mother. Abdominal pregnancy can be regarded as a difficult to establish diagnosis, with a greater chance in case of increased awareness. It is compulsory to be well informed in order not to be surprised by the diagnosis and to apply the correct treatment immediately as the morbidity and mortality rate is elevated.

  4. Black Perceptions of the Mayor: An Empirical Test.

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    Foster, Lorn S.

    1978-01-01

    During the past ten years Blacks have increased their participation in the urban political process. In a few urban areas, such as Newark and Detroit, Blacks constitute an electoral majority and have elected Black mayors. (Author/RLV)

  5. Nivel de autotrascendencia en un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos

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    Raúl Fernando Guerrero Castañeda

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La autotrascendencia es una expansión multidimensional personal, una conexión con los demás, el entorno y/o una entidad superior, está relacionada con el bienestar personal del adulto mayor. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de autotrascendencia de un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal; realizado en tres centros gerontológicos de Celaya, Guanajuato, México, muestra probabilística aleatoria n=118. Se incluyeron adultos mayores que acudían a los centros gerontológicos, hombres y mujeres, ≥ 60 años. Se utilizó la Escala de Autotrascendencia en español con valor resultante entre 15 y 60 (mayor puntaje = mayor autotrascendencia. Se realizó prueba piloto con 40 adultos mayores con Alpha de Cronbach de 0.80. Análisis estadístico descriptivo para variables categóricas (frecuencias y porcentajes, para variables numéricas: medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Resultados: Media de Autotrascendencia fue 51.36. Se identificaron con “Encontrando significado en mis creencias espirituales” (85.6% y “Disfrutando mi ritmo de vida” (81.4%; hubo diferencia estadísticamente significativa en la media de Autotrascendencia (p˂0.05 por sexo, siendo mayor el nivel en las mujeres. No hubo diferencia entre grupos de edad. Discusión y Conclusiones: La media de autotrascendencia refleja un nivel alto, en comparación con otros estudios y se reportó entre 75-84 años una media mayor. Los adultos mayores se identifican con características como la religión y el disfrute de la vida. La Escala de Autotrascendencia se puede usar en adultos mayores mexicanos ya que demostró un buen nivel de consistencia interna. Cómo citar este artículo: Guerrero RF, Lara R. Nivel de autotrascendencia en un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos. Rev Cuid. 2017; 8(1: 1476-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v8i1.354

  6. Abdominal paracentesis and thoracocentesis.

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    Lee, Ser Yee; Pormento, James G; Koong, Heng Nung

    2009-04-01

    Abdominal paracentesis and thoracocentesis are common bedside procedures with diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative roles. We describe a useful and familiar a useful and familiar technique with the use of a multiple lumen catheter commonly used for central venous line insertion for drainage of ascites or moderate to large pleural effusions. The use of a multiple lumen catheter allows easier and more rapid aspiration of fluid with a smaller probability of the side holes being blocked as compared to the standard needle or single catheter methods. This is particularly useful in situations where the dedicated commercial kits for thoracocentesis and abdominal paracentesis are not readily available.

  7. Childhood abdominal cystic lymphangioma

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    Konen, Osnat; Rathaus, Valeria; Shapiro, Myra [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Meir General Hospital, Sapir Medical Centre, Kfar Saba (Israel); Dlugy, Elena [Department of Paediatric Surgery, Schneider Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University (Israel); Freud, Enrique [Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sapir Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University (Israel); Kessler, Ada [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv (Israel); Horev, Gadi [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Schneider Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv (Israel)

    2002-02-01

    Background: Abdominal lymphangioma is a rare benign congenital malformation of the mesenteric and/or retroperitoneal lymphatics. Clinical presentation is variable and may be misleading; therefore, complex imaging studies are necessary in the evaluation of this condition. US and CT have a major role in the correct preoperative diagnosis and provide important information regarding location, size, adjacent organ involvement, and expected complications. Objective: To evaluate the clinical and imaging findings of seven children with proven abdominal cystic lymphangioma. Materials and methods: Clinical and imaging files of seven children with pathologically proven abdominal lymphangioma, from three university hospitals, were retrospectively evaluated. Patient's ages ranged from 1 day to 6 years (mean, 2.2 years). Symptoms and signs included evidence of inflammation, abnormal prenatal US findings, chronic abdominal pain, haemorrhage following trauma, clinical signs of intestinal obstruction, and abdominal distension with lower extremities lymphoedema. Plain films of five patients, US of six patients and CT of five patients were reviewed. Sequential imaging examinations were available in two cases. Results: Abdominal plain films showed displacement of bowel loops by a soft tissue mass in five of six patients, two of them with dilatation of small bowel loops. US revealed an abdominal multiloculated septated cystic mass in five of six cases and a single pelvic cyst in one which changed in appearance over 2 months. Ascites was present in three cases. CT demonstrated a septated cystic mass of variable sizes in all available five cases. Sequential US and CT examinations in two patients showed progressive enlargement of the masses, increase of fluid echogenicity, and thickening of walls or septa in both cases, with multiplication of septa in one case. At surgery, mesenteric lymphangioma was found in five patients and retroperitoneal lymphangioma in the other two

  8. Ultrasonography in abdominal emergencies

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    Risi, D.; Alessi, G.; Meli, C.; Marzano, M.; Fiori, E.; Caterino, S.

    1989-01-01

    From February 1986 to March 1988 113 abdominal US exams were performed in emergency situation to evaluate the accuracy of this methodology: 13 were blunt traumas, 18 post-operative complications. A real-time scanner with a linear probe of 5 MHz was employed. The results were confirmed by surgical and/or clinical and instrumental evaluation. In 81% of the examinations, ultrasonography allowed a diagnosis to be made. Gallbladder and biliary pathologies were the most common findings. The results (sensibility 96%, specificity 88%, accuracy 95%) confirm the affidability of ultrasonography in abdominal emergencies, as shown in literature

  9. Childhood abdominal cystic lymphangioma

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    Konen, Osnat; Rathaus, Valeria; Shapiro, Myra; Dlugy, Elena; Freud, Enrique; Kessler, Ada; Horev, Gadi

    2002-01-01

    Background: Abdominal lymphangioma is a rare benign congenital malformation of the mesenteric and/or retroperitoneal lymphatics. Clinical presentation is variable and may be misleading; therefore, complex imaging studies are necessary in the evaluation of this condition. US and CT have a major role in the correct preoperative diagnosis and provide important information regarding location, size, adjacent organ involvement, and expected complications. Objective: To evaluate the clinical and imaging findings of seven children with proven abdominal cystic lymphangioma. Materials and methods: Clinical and imaging files of seven children with pathologically proven abdominal lymphangioma, from three university hospitals, were retrospectively evaluated. Patient's ages ranged from 1 day to 6 years (mean, 2.2 years). Symptoms and signs included evidence of inflammation, abnormal prenatal US findings, chronic abdominal pain, haemorrhage following trauma, clinical signs of intestinal obstruction, and abdominal distension with lower extremities lymphoedema. Plain films of five patients, US of six patients and CT of five patients were reviewed. Sequential imaging examinations were available in two cases. Results: Abdominal plain films showed displacement of bowel loops by a soft tissue mass in five of six patients, two of them with dilatation of small bowel loops. US revealed an abdominal multiloculated septated cystic mass in five of six cases and a single pelvic cyst in one which changed in appearance over 2 months. Ascites was present in three cases. CT demonstrated a septated cystic mass of variable sizes in all available five cases. Sequential US and CT examinations in two patients showed progressive enlargement of the masses, increase of fluid echogenicity, and thickening of walls or septa in both cases, with multiplication of septa in one case. At surgery, mesenteric lymphangioma was found in five patients and retroperitoneal lymphangioma in the other two. Conclusions: US

  10. Significado de ser docente para el adulto mayor sanfernandino

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    Martina, Martha; Santos, Gladys; Lema, Julia

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    Objetivos: Comprender el significado de ser docente para el adulto mayor de la Facultad de Medicina de San Marcos y describir las motivaciones que determinan, de alguna forma, su decisión de postergar su retiro, no obstante haber cumplido con los requisitos legales para la jubilación. Diseño: Estudio de caso cualitativo. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM. Participantes: Docentes adulto mayores de la Facultad de Medicina. Intervenciones: Entrevista a profundidad. Principales medidas de ...

  11. Prevalencia de anemia y factores asociados en adultos mayores peruanos

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de anemia y factores asociados en los adultos mayores del Perú. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal durante el año 2011. El muestreo fue probabilístico, estratificado y multietápico. La muestra de viviendas fue 5792 y se incluyó 2172 adultos mayores. Se definió anemia como hemoglobina 23 a 80 años (OR 2,1; IC 95%: 1,4-3,0 y la delgadez (OR 1,7; IC 95%:1,2-2,3 se asociaron con la anemia. Los departamentos con mayor prevalencia de anemia fueron Ayacucho (57,6%, Ancash (40,1%, Lambayeque (37,7% y Apurímac (36,9%. Conclusiones. Aproximadamente la cuarta parte de los adultos mayores tuvieron anemia, siendo más predominante en los analfabetos, procedentes de áreas rurales y pobres. La mayor edad y la delgadez se asocian con la presencia de anemia en los adultos mayores peruanos

  12. Staged abdominal re-operation for abdominal trauma.

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    Taviloglu, Korhan

    2003-07-01

    To review the current developments in staged abdominal re-operation for abdominal trauma. To overview the steps of damage control laparotomy. The ever increasing importance of the resuscitation phase with current intensive care unit (ICU) support techniques should be emphasized. General surgeons should be familiar to staged abdominal re-operation for abdominal trauma and collaborate with ICU teams, interventional radiologists and several other specialties to overcome this entity.

  13. Abdominal Tuberculosis Mimicking Intra-abdominal Malignancy: A ...

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    BACKGROUND. Abdominal TB usually presents with nonspecific findings and may thus m.,mw a multitude of gastrointestinal disorders. Abdominal tuberculosis may therefore present as large and palpable intra-abdominal masses usually arising from lymphadenopathy which may mimic lymphomas and other malignancies.

  14. Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking intra-abdominal malignancy: A ...

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    Background: Abdominal TB usually presents with nonspecific findings and may thus mimic a multitude of gastrointestinal disorders. Abdominal tuberculosis may therefore present as large and palpable intra-abdominal masses usually arising from lymphadenopathy which may mimic lymphomas and other malignancies.

  15. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease , pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis. cancers of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and bladder as well as ... injuries to abdominal organs such as the spleen, liver, kidneys or other internal organs in cases of ...

  16. Functional abdominal pain.

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    Grover, Madhusudan; Drossman, Douglas A

    2010-10-01

    Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) is a relatively less common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder defined by the presence of constant or frequently recurring abdominal pain that is not associated with eating, change in bowel habits, or menstrual periods (Drossman Gastroenterology 130:1377-1390, 2006), which points to a more centrally targeted (spinal and supraspinal) basis for the symptoms. However, FAPS is frequently confused with irritable bowel syndrome and other functional GI disorders in which abdominal pain is associated with eating and bowel movements. FAPS also differs from chronic abdominal pain associated with entities such as chronic pancreatitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease, in which the pain is associated with peripherally acting factors (eg, gut inflammation or injury). Given the central contribution to the pain experience, concomitant psychosocial disturbances are common and strongly influence the clinical expression of FAPS, which also by definition is associated with loss of daily functioning. These factors make it critical to use a biopsychosocial construct to understand and manage FAPS, because gut-directed treatments are usually not successful in managing this condition.

  17. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease , pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis. cancers of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and ... abdominal conditions in babies, such as vomiting or blood in stool. For some conditions, including but not limited to some liver, kidney, pancreatic, uterine or ... Content Some imaging tests and treatments have special pediatric considerations. The teddy ...

  18. Abdominal wall surgery

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    ... as liposuction , which is another way to remove fat. But, abdominal wall surgery is sometimes combined with liposuction. ... from the middle and lower sections of your abdomen to make it firmer ... removes excess fat and skin (love handles) from the sides of ...

  19. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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    Full Text Available ... an experienced radiologist can diagnose many causes of abdominal pain or injury from trauma with very high accuracy, ... Content Some imaging tests and treatments have special pediatric considerations. The teddy bear denotes ... Ultrasound - Abdomen X-ray (Radiography) - Lower GI Tract X-ray ( ...

  20. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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    ... AAAs don’t cause symptoms unless they leak, tear, or rupture. If this happens, you may experience: sudden pain in your abdomen, groin, back, legs, or buttocks nausea and vomiting abnormal stiffness in your abdominal muscles problems with urination or bowel movements clammy, sweaty ...

  1. Adult abdominal hernias.

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    Murphy, Kevin P

    2014-06-01

    Educational Objectives and Key Points. 1. Given that abdominal hernias are a frequent imaging finding, radiologists not only are required to interpret the appearances of abdominal hernias but also should be comfortable with identifying associated complications and postrepair findings. 2. CT is the imaging modality of choice for the assessment of a known adult abdominal hernia in both elective and acute circumstances because of rapid acquisition, capability of multiplanar reconstruction, good spatial resolution, and anatomic depiction with excellent sensitivity for most complications. 3. Ultrasound is useful for adult groin assessment and is the imaging modality of choice for pediatric abdominal wall hernia assessment, whereas MRI is beneficial when there is reasonable concern that a patient\\'s symptoms could be attributable to a hernia or a musculoskeletal source. 4. Fluoroscopic herniography is a sensitive radiologic investigation for patients with groin pain in whom a hernia is suspected but in whom a hernia cannot be identified at physical examination. 5. The diagnosis of an internal hernia not only is a challenging clinical diagnosis but also can be difficult to diagnose with imaging: Closed-loop small-bowel obstruction and abnormally located bowel loops relative to normally located small bowel or colon should prompt assessment for an internal hernia.

  2. Giant abdominal cystic lymphangioma

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    Vazquez, V.; Florencio, I.; Boluda, F.

    1996-01-01

    We present a case of giant abdominal cystic lymphangioma in a 10-year-old boy. Despite numerous consultations with physicians to identify the underlying problem, it had originally been attributed to ascites of unknown cause. We review the characteristics of this lesion and the diagnostic features that aid in differentiating it from ascites

  3. Endometriosis Abdominal wall

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    Alvarez, M.; Carriquiry, L.

    2003-01-01

    Endometriosis of abdominal wall is a rare entity wi ch frequently appears after gynecological surgery. Case history includes three cases of parietal endometriosis wi ch were treated in Maciel Hospital of Montevideo. The report refers to etiological diagnostic aspects and highlights the importance of total resection in order to achieve definitive healing

  4. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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    Full Text Available ... particularly valuable for evaluating abdominal, pelvic or scrotal pain in children. Preparation will depend on the type ... help a physician determine the source of abdominal pain, such as gallstones, kidney stones, abscesses or an ...

  5. Puntos de corte de perímetro de cintura para el diagnóstico de obesidad abdominal en población colombiana usando bioimpedanciometría como estándar de referencia

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    Richard Buendía

    2016-01-01

    A partir de este estudio se propone como definición de obesidad abdominal, el punto de corte de perímetro de cintura para hombres y mujeres, mayor o igual a 91 cm y mayor o igual a 89 cm, respectivamente. Esta medida conveniente, le permite al médico clasificar de forma adecuada a los pacientes con obesidad abdominal y síndrome metabólico.

  6. Actitudes europeos ante el envejecimiento y los personas mayores

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    ALAN WALKER

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available n este artículo se realiza un análisis comparativo de las actitudes ante el envejecimiento y las personas mayores en los doce estados miembros de la unión europea. Está basado en datos originales de encuesta y se centra en la relación entre las personas mayores y los jovenes, la jubilación y las pensiones, los trabajadores de edad y el empleo, la atención social a las personas mayores y la política de la vejez. Por lo tanto, el artículo intenta proporcionar un resumen de las principales dimensiones de las actitudes publicas ante el envejecimiento en la union europea.

  7. Obesity-Associated Abdominal Elephantiasis

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    Ritesh Kohli

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abdominal elephantiasis is a rare entity. Abdominal elephantiasis is an uncommon, but deformative and progressive cutaneous disease caused by chronic lymphedema and recurrent streptococcal or Staphylococcus infections of the abdominal wall. We present 3 cases of patients with morbid obesity who presented to our hospital with abdominal wall swelling, thickening, erythema, and pain. The abdominal wall and legs were edematous, with cobblestone-like, thickened, hyperpigmented, and fissured plaques on the abdomen. Two patients had localised areas of skin erythema, tenderness, and increased warmth. There was purulent drainage from the abdominal wall in one patient. They were managed with antibiotics with some initial improvement. Meticulous skin care and local keratolytic treatment for the lesions were initiated with limited success due to their late presentation. All three patients refused surgical therapy. Conclusion. Early diagnosis is important for the treatment of abdominal elephantiasis and prevention of complications.

  8. ABDOMINAL TRAUMA- CLINICAL STUDY

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    Vanaja Ratnakumari Billa

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND In the recent times there has been increased incidence of abdominal trauma cases due to several causes. Quick and prompt intervention is needed to decrease the mortality of the patients. So we conducted a study to assess the cause and the management of abdominal trauma cases in our institution. The aim of this study was to know the incidence of blunt and penetrating injuries and their causes, age and sex incidence, importance of various investigations, mode of treatment offered and post-operative complications. To study the cause of death and evolve better management. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study comprises of patients admitted to and operated in various surgical units in the Department of Surgery at Government General Hospital, attached to Guntur Medical College Guntur, from August 2014 to October 2016. RESULTS Increase incidence seen in age group 20-29 years (30%. Male predominance 77.5%. Mechanism of injury–road traffic accidents 65%. Isolated organ injury–colon and rectum 40%. Other associated injuries–chest injuries with rib fractures 7.5%. Complications–wound infection 17.5%. Duration of hospital stay 8–14 days. Bowel injury management–closure of perforation 84.6%. Resection anastomosis 15.38%. CONCLUSION Thorough clinical examination, diagnostic paracentesis, plain X-ray erect abdomen and ultrasound proved to be very helpful in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries. Spleen is the commonest organ involved in blunt trauma and colon is the commonly injured organ in penetrating abdominal trauma, many patients have associated extremity and axial skeleton injuries. With advances in diagnosis and intensive care technologies, most patients of solid visceral injuries with hemodynamic stability can be managed conservatively. Surgical site infection is the most common complication following surgery. The mortality is high; reason might be patient reaching the hospital late, high incidence of postoperative septic

  9. CT of abdominal tumor

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    Endo, Satoshi; Yamada, Kenji; Ito, Masatoshi; Ito, Hisao; Yamaura, Harutsugu

    1981-01-01

    CT findings in 33 patients who had an abdominal tumor were evaluated. CT revealed a tumor in 31 cases. The organ from which the tumor originated was correctly diagnosed in 18 patients. Whether the tumor was solid or cystic was correctly predicted in 28 patients. The diagnosis malignant or benign nature of tumor was correct, incorrect and impossible, in 23, 3, and five patiens, respectively. (Kondo, M.)

  10. Abdominal emergencies during pregnancy.

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    Bouyou, J; Gaujoux, S; Marcellin, L; Leconte, M; Goffinet, F; Chapron, C; Dousset, B

    2015-12-01

    Abdominal emergencies during pregnancy (excluding obstetrical emergencies) occur in one out of 500-700 pregnancies and may involve gastrointestinal, gynecologic, urologic, vascular and traumatic etiologies; surgery is necessary in 0.2-2% of cases. Since these emergencies are relatively rare, patients should be referred to specialized centers where surgical, obstetrical and neonatal cares are available, particularly because surgical intervention increases the risk of premature labor. Clinical presentations may be atypical and misleading because of pregnancy-associated anatomical and physiologic alterations, which often result in diagnostic uncertainty and therapeutic delay with increased risks of maternal and infant morbidity. The most common abdominal emergencies are acute appendicitis (best treated by laparoscopic appendectomy), acute calculous cholecystitis (best treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy from the first trimester through the early part of the third trimester) and intestinal obstruction (where medical treatment is the first-line approach, just as in the non-pregnant patient). Acute pancreatitis is rare, usually resulting from trans-ampullary passage of gallstones; it usually resolves with medical treatment but an elevated risk of recurrent episodes justifies laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the 2nd trimester and endoscopic sphincterotomy in the 3rd trimester. The aim of the present work is to review pregnancy-induced anatomical and physiological modifications, to describe the main abdominal emergencies during pregnancy, their specific features and their diagnostic and therapeutic management. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  11. Detoxification in Abdominal Sepsis

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To comparatively analyze the efficiency of methods for extracorporeal detoxification (ED of the body in abdominal sepsis (AS and to choose the optimum detoxifying methods in relation to the level of endotoxicosis.Material and methods. 56 patients (41 males and 15 females; mean age 39.4±12.2 years with surgical abdominal infection of various genesis, complicated by the development of sepsis whose treatment included ED methods, were examined. The level of intoxication and the efficiency of detoxification were evaluated by general clinical and biochemical blood parameters, the leukocytic intoxication index, the levels of low and medium molecular-weight substances in the body’s media. Hemosorption, plasmapheresis, hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, and hemofiltration were used for detoxification.Results. Surgical abdominal infection is accompanied by endotoxemia that has no clear nosological specificity, but it depends on the pattern of a clinical course of the disease and is most pronounced in the septic syndrome. In AS, 80.4% of the patients are observed to have an irreversible decompensation phase and a terminal degree of endotoxicosis, which require detoxification. The use of different ED methods according to the level of intoxication may reduce the level of endotoxicosis and yield a persistent beneficial effect in 85.2% of cases of its application. Conclusion. Filtration and dialysis techniques (hemodialysis, hemofiltration, and hemodiafiltration are the methods of choice in AS. Hemosorption and plasmapheresis may be recommended for use at the early stages of endotoxicosis development and in preserved renal excretory function.

  12. Abdominal aspergillosis: CT findings

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    Yeom, Suk Keu, E-mail: pagoda20@hanmail.net [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hye Jin, E-mail: kimhyejin@amc.seoul.kr [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Byun, Jae Ho, E-mail: jhbyun@amc.seoul.kr [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Ah Young, E-mail: aykim@amc.seoul.kr [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Moon-Gyu, E-mail: mglee@amc.seoul.kr [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Ha, Hyun Kwon, E-mail: hkha@amc.seoul.kr [Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of)

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    Objective: In order to retrospectively evaluate the CT findings of abdominal aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients. Materials and methods: CT scans were reviewed with regard to the sites, number, morphologic appearance, attenuation, and the contrast enhancement patterns of the lesions in six patients (5 women, 1 man; mean age, 43.4 years; range, 23-59 years) with pathologically proved abdominal aspergillosis by two gastrointestinal radiologists in consensus. Medical records were also reviewed to determine each patient's clinical status and outcome. Results: All patients were immunocompromised state: 4 patients received immunosuppressive therapy for solid organ transplantation and 2 patients received chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Aspergillosis involved blood vessels (n = 3), liver (n = 2), spleen (n = 2), gastrointestinal tract (n = 2), native kidney (n = 1), transplanted kidney (n = 1), peritoneum (n = 1), and retroperitoneum (n = 1). CT demonstrated solid organ or bowel infarction or perforation secondary to vascular thrombosis or pseudoaneurysm, multiple low-attenuating lesions of solid organs presenting as abscesses, concentric bowel wall thickening mimicking typhlitis, or diffuse or nodular infiltration of the peritoneum and retroperitoneum. Conclusion: Familiarity with findings commonly presenting as angioinvasive features or abscesses on CT, may facilitate the diagnosis of rare and fatal abdominal aspergillosis.

  13. Prevalencia de trastornos temporomandibulares en el adulto mayor institucionalizado

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    Full Text Available Introducción: los trastornos temporomandibulares (TTM son una serie de signos y síntomas buco faciales de etiología multifactorial. En Cuba existen varias investigaciones que tratan sobre los TTM %sobre todo en jóvenes dentados% no conociéndose amplias referencias de este tipo de estudio en el adulto mayor. Objetivo: identificar la prevalencia de TTM en los adultos mayores institucionalizados, los signos y síntomas más frecuentes según edad y sexo. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal en 113 adultos mayores de ambos sexos, institucionalizados en dos hogares de ancianos de la Habana, de marzo a abril de 2012. Se aplicó una encuesta donde se recogió sexo, edad, signos y síntomas. Las manifestaciones clínicas evaluadas fueron: la presencia de dolor muscular, dificultad al movimiento de abertura y cierre, dolor articular, dolor muscular articular, ruidos articulares, limitación de la abertura bucal, limitación de los movimientos de lateralidad y propulsión, desviación de la mandíbula. Resultados: el 40,70 % de los adultos mayores estudiados, presentaron afectación en la articulación temporomandibular. Los ruidos articulares fue el síntoma con mayor predominio en todos los grupos etarios (76,08 %, afectando al 82,35 % de los hombres y al 72,41 % de las mujeres. Seguido por el dolor muscular que se manifestó en el 52,17 % de los afectados, con mayor porcentaje en mujeres (58,62 % que en hombres (41,17 %. La dificultad para realizar los movimientos de abertura y cierre se detectó en el 28,26 % de los afectados con mayor prevalencia en el sexo femenino (34,48 % que en el masculino (17,14 %. Conclusiones. se observó una elevada prevalencia de TTM en los adultos mayores estudiados. Los signos y síntomas más frecuentes por edad y sexo fueron los ruidos articulares y el dolor muscular y la dificultad para realizar los movimientos de abertura y cierre.

  14. INTERVENCIÓN PSICOLÓGICA EN ADULTOS MAYORES

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    Ana Fernanda Rodríguez Uribe

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es plantear una propuesta de intervención psicológica dirigida a adultos mayores institucionalizados y no institucionalizados; para ello se tomó como referencia la situación actual del adulto, los estudios realizados entorno a esta etapa y específicamente lo relacionado con el diseño de programas de intervención, para finalmente exponer la propuesta de intervención psicológica que pretende no solo mejorar la calidad de vida del adulto mayor, sino abarcarlo desde sus diversas áreas de funcionamiento.

  15. Prevalencia de la dependencia funcional en personas mayores

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    2011-01-01

    La consecuencia más inmediata del envejecimiento de la población actual, es el incremento de la dependencia. Así, el objetivo de este trabajo, es dar a conocer la prevalencia del nivel de dependencia para las actividades básicas e instrumentales en la población mayor de 60 años, en función del género, estado civil y la edad, seleccionando una muestra total de 1.222 personas. El nivel de dependencia es mayor entre las mujeres para casi todas las actividades básicas, siendo también las personas...

  16. Nivel de autotrascendencia en un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos

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    Introducción: La autotrascendencia es una expansión multidimensional personal, una conexión con los demás, el entorno y/o una entidad superior, está relacionada con el bienestar personal del adulto mayor. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de autotrascendencia de un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal; realizado en tres centros gerontológicos de Celaya, Guanajuato, México, muestra probabilística aleatoria n=118. Se incluyeron adultos m...

  17. NIVEL DE AUTOTRASCENDENCIA EN UN GRUPO DE ADULTOS MAYORES MEXICANOS

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    RESUMEN Introducción: La autotrascendencia es una expansión multidimensional personal, una conexión con los demás, el entorno y/o una entidad superior, está relacionada con el bienestar personal del adulto mayor. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de autotrascendencia de un grupo de adultos mayores mexicanos. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal; realizado en tres centros gerontológicos de Celaya, Guanajuato, México, muestra probabilística aleatoria n=118. Se incluyero...

  18. BIENESTAR PSICOLOGICO: ADULTOS MAYORES, ACTIVOS A TRAVES DEL VOLUNTARIADO

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    FERRADA MUNDACA; LESLIE ISABEL; FERRADA MUNDACA; LESLIE ISABEL

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    El propósito del presente estudio fue establecer el grado de bienestar psicológico en adultos mayores voluntarios del programa "Asesores Seniors" de Senama Región Bio Bio y no voluntarios, usuarios del CESF AM San Pedro de la comuna de San Pedro de la Paz. Corresponde a un estudio cuantitativo, de tipo descriptivo, correlacional y comparativo. La muestra estuvo constituida por 60 adultos mayores, donde 30 de ellos corresponde al grupo de voluntarios y los otros 30 al grupo...

  19. Apoyo social dignificante del adulto mayor institucionalizado. medellin, 2008

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    Cardona Arango, Doris; Segura Cardona, Angela María; Ordoñez Molina, Jaime Eduardo; Estrada Restrepo, Alejandro; Osorio Gómez, Jorge Julián; Chavarriaga Maya, Lina Marcela

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    Objetivo Analizar el apoyo social del adulto mayor residente en los Centros de Bienestar del Anciano de Medellín registrados en la Secretaría de Bienestar Social en el año 2008. Materiales Estudio descriptivo transversal, que abordó algunas características relacionadas con el apoyo social recibido por 276 adultos mayores institucionalizados en 39 centros de protección social, con fuente de información primaria. El análisis de la información fue univariado y bivariado. Resultados Los institu...

  20. An abdominal tuberculosis case mimicking an abdominal mass

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    An abdominal tuberculosis case mimicking an abdominal mass. Derya Erdog˘ an a. , Yasemin Ta ¸scı Yıldız b. , Esin Cengiz Bodurog˘lu c and Naciye Go¨nu¨l Tanır d. Abdominal tuberculosis is rare in childhood. It may be difficult to diagnose as it mimics various disorders. We present a 12-year-old child with an unusual ...

  1. VOLUNTARIADO DE MAYORES: EJEMPLO DE ENVEJECIMIENTO PARTICIPATIVO Y SATISFACTORIO

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    María Silveria Agulló Tomás

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    Full Text Available El objetivo general de este trabajo estriba en desarrollar el tema del voluntariado de mayores como un claro ejemplo de envejecimiento participativo y saludable. En la primera parte se definen los conceptos utilizados y se refleja el «envejecimiento activo» como expresión de una necesidad social más que sólo una tendencia en boga. La participación social de los mayores es destacada como interés prioritario tanto desde las instituciones políticas como socio-económicas. En la segunda, se ofrecen algunos datos e informaciones que ayudan a dibujar una panorámica internacional sobre la situación de los mayores como voluntarios. En la tercera se desarrollan las distintas actividades, tipología, opiniones y vivencias de voluntarios mayores en nuestro contexto español. Al final, entre otras conclusiones y propuestas, se subraya la relevancia de continuar y hacer realidad un «envejecimiento participativo», pero, eso sí, evitando el derrumbe hacia la «explotación» humana para construir una vejez más saludable y justa acorde con los principios básicos de toda sociedad democrática.

  2. Mayors and Public Education: The Case for Greater Involvement

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    Usdan, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    Over the last generation, a new politics of education has evolved throughout the United States. Since the 1983 watershed report "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983), the country's most influential business and political leaders--and, more recently, mayors--have spearheaded efforts to improve student achievement…

  3. ALGUNOS ASPECTOS A CONSIDERAR SOBRE LA SEXUALIDAD DEL ADULTO MAYOR

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    Zoila Edith Hernández Zamora

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación expone, a partir de una serie de entrevistas realizadas a una muestra de adultos mayores, aspectos relativos a la satisfacción general en la vida, así como las actitudes, conocimientos y prácticas de la sexualidad de un grupo de adultos mayores que asisten regularmente a una estancia diurna de la ciudad de Xalapa, Veracruz, México, misma que fue diseñada especialmente para este grupo etario. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre la actitud hacia el ejercicio de la sexualidad de las personas mayores entre los hombres y las mujeres de la muestra, y entre .las personas que tienen pareja con relación a las que no tienen; así como que hay una diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre aquellas personas que tiene una o ninguna enfermedad y las que tienen dos o más enfermedades con respecto a su frecuencia de actividad sexual. Es de resaltar la escasez de conocimientos sobre aspectos básicos de la sexualidad que poseen estas personas mayores, lo que hace necesario el establecimiento de programas educativos que incluyan al personal de salud y a los mismos senectos.

  4. Will Mayor De Blasio Turn Back the School Reform Clock?

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    Meyer, Peter

    2014-01-01

    While heads were spinning, policy watchers seemed genuinely perplexed by New York City's Mayor de Blasio's education opinions. De Blasio opposed many of Bloomberg's reform efforts despite the achievement gains realized by the nation's largest school district during the last 12 years. Yet on close reading, de Blasio's nine-page education plan…

  5. Creatividad, creencias paranormales y deterioro cognitivo en personas mayores

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    Inmaculada Méndez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available En el caso de las personas mayores, el pensamiento estético y la creatividad son formas de mantener activas la mente y la imaginación, contribuyendo a prevenir el deterioro cognitivo. Asimismo tener un sistema de creencias religiosas o incluso un sistema de creencias o experiencias paranormales ha demostrado ser beneficioso sobre la salud de los ancianos. El objetivo del estudio fue estudiar la relación entre la creatividad, el grado de deterioro cognitivo y las creencias paranormales. Se analizaron si existían diferencias atendiendo a características sociodemográficas. A un grupo de 36 personas mayores (16 varones con edades comprendidas entre los 66 y 95 años se le administró el Mini-Examen-Cognoscitivo (MEC, el Test CREA y la Escala Mejorada de Creencias Paranormales. Los resultados principales destacan que: los sujetos con mejor estado cognitivo son los más creativos; los menos creativos poseían más Creencias religiosas tradicionales e incluso mayor superstición; los ancianos con mejor estado cognitivo eran los menos supersticiosos. Es destacable que los varones eran más creativos, mientras que las mujeres destacaban en creencias religiosas tradicionales. El estudio permite reflexionar sobre la importancia de que los profesionales que trabajen con personas mayores lleven a cabo programas que favorezcan la creatividad e incluso recaben información sobre el sistema de creencias.

  6. Resiliencia en cuidadores familiares de personas mayores dependientes

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    María Crespo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza la distribución de los niveles de resiliencia en cuidadores no profesionales (familiares de personas mayores dependientes, y explora las características que poseen los cuidadores altamente resilientes. Para ello se administró la escala CD-RISC a una muestra de 111 cuidadores. En función de las puntuaciones obtenidas, se distinguieron dos grupos: alta vs. moderada o baja resiliencia. Se analizaron las diferencias entre ambos grupos en las diversas variables que afectan al estrés del cuidador. Aunque hubo diferencias en el estado cognitivo del receptor de cuidado, las mayores diferencias se obtuvieron en las denominadas variables mediadoras, observando en los cuidadores con alta resiliencia mayores puntuaciones en: satisfacción con el apoyo social recibido, autoeficacia para controlar los pensamientos negativos, autoestima, autocuidado y extraversión; y siendo estas diferencias estadísticamente significativas. Asimismo los cuidadores altamente resilientes tendieron a manifestar una menor preocupación por los problemas del mayor, y presentaron menores niveles de sintomatología depresiva y ansiosa. Este estudio pone de manifiesto la importancia de la resiliencia como factor de protección en el ámbito del estrés crónico, incorporando aspectos positivos de la adaptación a los modelos teóricos de cuidado, los cuales tradicionalmente se han venido centrando en el desarrollo de sintomatología.

  7. Valores humanos y voluntariado: Un estudio en personas mayores

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    Antonio Ariza-Montes

    2017-02-01

    Diseño/metodología: Tras un análisis exploratorio inicial, se plantea un modelo de regresión logística para determinar en qué medida el catálogo de valores personales que posee un individuo ayuda a explicar la actividad de voluntariado entre las personas mayores. Aportaciones y resultados: Los resultados del modelo permiten afirmar que el hecho de que una persona mayor done o no tiempo a actividades de voluntariado puede ser satisfactoriamente explicado por el conjunto de valores humanos. Los resultados obtenidos revelan que los voluntarios jubilados presentan mayor sentido de la autotrascendencia y predisposición hacia el cambio, a la vez que denotan más aversión hacia la autopromoción y la conservación. Implicaciones prácticas: Para mejorar el nivel de compromiso y la motivación de los voluntarios mayores jubilados, y afrontar con firmeza los retos que amenazan al sector no lucrativo, los responsables de los recursos humanos de las entidades del tercer sector deberán buscar la coherencia entre los valores individuales y la naturaleza de la actividad que va a desempeñar el voluntario, incrementando de este modo el grado de identificación de estas personas. Valor añadido: A pesar de la abundante literatura que relaciona el voluntariado en personas mayores con el bienestar, tanto en términos de salud como de beneficios socioemocionales, y con las motivaciones de este colectivo a la hora de ejercer el voluntariado, no es frecuente hallar investigaciones que adopten como foco de análisis el perfil de los valores personales que incitan a estos individuos a colaborar con causas altruistas.

  8. Model Prediksi Kebutuhan Darah untuk Penderita Talasemia Mayor

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    Dwi Sarwani Sri Rejeki

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Pada dua tahun pertama kehidupan penderita talasemia mayor, umumnya menderita anemia dan membutuhkan tranfusi darah. Penelitian ini bertujuan membuat model prediksi kebutuhan darah bagi penderita talasemia mayor. Penelitian observasional dengan desain studi pendekatan potong lintang ini dilakukan pada sampel 79 penderita talasemia mayor yang melakukan transfusi rutin minimal satu bulan satu kali di Rumah Sakit Umum Banyumas, selama tahun 2012. Analisis regresi linier ganda digunakan untuk membuat model prediksi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa 80,7% kebutuhan darah penderia talasemia mayor dijelaskan oleh variabel usia, berat badan, dan kadar hemoglobin sedangkan 19,3% dijelaskan oleh sebab-sebab yang lain. Rumus prediksi menyatakan setiap kenaikan usia 1 tahun maka kebutuhan darah akan bertambah sebanyak 0,816 mililiter dan setiap kenaikan 1 kilogram berat badan maka kebutuhan darah akan bertambah 13,4 mililiter serta apabila kadar hemoglobin mengalami penurunan 1 g/dL maka kebutuhan darah akan bertambah sebesar 81 mililiter. Patients with thalassemia major usually present within the first two years of life with severe anemia, need red blood cell transfusion. The objective of this study was to create a prediction model of blood transfusion need for patients with thalassemia mayor. This type of research was observational with cross sectional design. Samples are 79 patients with thalassemia major who perform routine transfusion at least once in a month at Banyumas hospital in 2012. Multiple linier regression analysis was used to create the model. The results showed that 80.7% blood requirements can be explained by variables of weight, haemoglobin level and age, while 19.3% is explained by other causes. Prediction formula states every increment of one year in age, the need for blood will increase by 0.816 millilitres and every increment of one kilogram of body weight, the need for blood will increase 13.4 millilitres, and when the haemoglobin

  9. Las personas mayores a través del cine

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    José Ramón Martínez Riera

    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente artículo hace un recorrido por las diferentes etapas del envejecimiento y de la vida de las personas mayores a través del cine. El cine es un arte que transmite ideas a través de la narración de historias, mediante imágenes que impactan en el aspecto psicoemocional de las personas. El cine nos sitúa en escenarios donde se muestran las relaciones humanas, en contextos difíciles de reproducir, los cuales nos permiten explorar la esfera de los sentimientos frente a situaciones de salud-enfermedad, de ponerse en lugar del “otro”: de la persona que sueña, padece y sufre, de los profesionales que intervienen, de la familia que convive, cuida, sufre con el enfermo, de los amigos... Y entre esos escenarios, sin duda, se encuentra el proceso de envejecimiento y los diferentes factores que influyen en él. Y sin embargo no suele prestársele excesiva atención a la aportación que el cine ha realizado y realiza como elemento de reflexión, análisis, debate y aprendizaje, más allá del mero entretenimiento en el que muchas veces se enmarca el cine. Pero, ¿cómo ha tratado el cine a las personas mayores? ¿cómo aborda las interrelaciones de las personas mayores con su entorno, su familia, su proceso de salud-enfermedad, sus miedos, sus emociones? ¿Trata igual a las personas mayores con independencia de su género? Y lo que puede ser más interesante, ¿contribuye el cine a mitigar o eliminar los tópicos y estereotipos existentes en el imaginario común en torno a las personas mayores?

  10. Council Appointed Mayors in Spain: Effects on Local Democracy

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    María Jesús García García

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    Full Text Available This paper deals with the influence of having council appointed mayors on local governments. Five elements of local government systems are considered: the electoral system and its influence on the political composition of the local government; the local government structure and the distribution of functions and powers between mayor and council; the role of political parties; scrutiny of the executive and accountability; and citizen participation. This analysis highlights the effect that a council appointed mayor system has in terms of accountability and legitimacy, transparency and efficiency. KEYWORDS Local government systems, directly elected mayors, local governance, council appointed mayors, Local Government Structure; Political Parties; Citizen Participation; Accountability. El presente artículo toma en consideración los efectos que el sistema de elección del Alcalde tiene sobre la democracia local, basándose en la consideración cinco aspectos: el sistema electoral y su influencia en la composición política de las administraciones locales; la estructura de la administración local y la distribución de funciones entre los alcaldes y el pleno municipal; el papel de los partidos políticos; los mecanismos de control del ejecutivo local y la participación ciudadana. El estudio subraya especialmente la incidencia que el sistema de elección del alcalde por los concejales tiene en relación con los principios de responsabilidad, legitimidad, transparencia y eficiencia de la gestión local. PALABRAS CLAVE Gobierno local, elección directa de los alcaldes, elección indirecta de los alcaldes, estructura del gobierno local, partidos políticos, participación ciudadana, responsabilidad política.

  11. La calidad de vida del adulto mayor con Artritis Reumatoidea

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    Clara Gallardo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo determinar la atención de Enfermería y su incidencia en la calidad de vida del adulto mayor con artritis reumatoidea atendidos en el subcentro de salud de Ambatillo en el período Julio – Diciembre 2013. Métodos y materiales: Estudio no experimental de diseño descriptivo aplicando técnicas de observación y cuestionario cuya población fue de 30 adultos mayores en los que se detectó la necesidad de investigar la problemática, cuyos resultados indican que los principales problemas que presentan los pacientes son: dolor e inflamación articular, incapacidad músculo esquelética, discapacidad etc. Re- sultados: La problemática que se aborda es la calidad de vida del adulto mayor con esta patología pues muchas veces no se da una atención basada en el estado emocional, respuesta fisiológica, aspecto físico al que se enfrenta tanto el paciente como su núcleo familiar.es asì que el 69% de adultos mayores con artritis reumatoidea , la misma manera el 75% del personal de enfermería que labora en el Subcentro de salud de Ambatillo Conclusiones: Una vez evidenciada la problemática de estudio se presenta como propuesta la elaboración de una Guía de Atención de Enfermería el mismo que permitirá valorar en forma integral, priorizar las necesidades de atención y brindar cuidados específicos en el adulto mayor con artritis reumatoidea.

  12. [Differential diagnosis of abdominal pain].

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    Frei, Pascal

    2015-09-02

    Despite the frequency of functional abdominal pain, potentially dangerous causes of abdominal pain need to be excluded. Medical history and clinical examination must focus on red flags and signs for imflammatory or malignant diseases. See the patient twice in the case of severe and acute abdominal pain if lab parameters or radiological examinations are normal. Avoid repeated and useless X-ray exposure whenever possible. In the case of subacute or chronic abdominal pain, lab tests such as fecal calprotectin, helicobacter stool antigen and serological tests for celiac disease are very useful. Elderly patients may show atypical or missing clinical signs. Take care of red herrings and be skeptical whether your initial diagnosis is really correct. Abdominal pain can frequently be an abdominal wall pain.

  13. Abdominal wall blocks in adults

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    Børglum, Jens; Gögenür, Ismail; Bendtsen, Thomas F

    2016-01-01

    been introduced with success. Future research should also investigate the effect of specific abdominal wall blocks on neuroendocrine and inflammatory stress response after surgery.  Summary USG abdominal wall blocks in adults are commonplace techniques today. Most abdominal wall blocks are assigned......Purpose of review Abdominal wall blocks in adults have evolved much during the last decade; that is, particularly with the introduction of ultrasound-guided (USG) blocks. This review highlights recent advances of block techniques within this field and proposes directions for future research.......  Recent findings Ultrasound guidance is now considered the golden standard for abdominal wall blocks in adults, even though some landmark-based blocks are still being investigated. The efficiency of USG transversus abdominis plane blocks in relation to many surgical procedures involving the abdominal wall...

  14. Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects

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    Risby, Kirsten; Jakobsen, Marianne Skytte; Qvist, Niels

    2016-01-01

    related complications; and post-discharge gastrointestinal surgery. RESULTS: GDM was placed in 34 (gastroschisis=27, omphalocele=7) patients during the study period. Complete closure of the fascia was obtained in one patient with omphalocele and in 22 patients with gastroschisis. Mesh related surgical...... complications were seen in five (15%) children: four had detachment of the mesh and one patient developed abdominal compartment syndrome. Mesh related clinical infection was observed in five children. In hospital mortality occurred in four cases (2 gastroschisis and 2 omphalocele) and was not procedure...

  15. Abdominal imaging: An introduction

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    1986-01-01

    This nine-chapter book gives an overview of the integrated approach to abdominal imaging. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the physics used in medical imaging; chapter 2 is on the selection of imaging modalities. These are followed by four chapters that deal, respectively, with plain radiography, computed tomographic scanning, sonography, and nuclear imaging, as applied to the abdomen. Two chapters then cover contrast material-enhanced studies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract: one focusing on technical considerations; the other, on radiologic study of disease processes. The final chapter is a brief account of different interventional procedures

  16. Abdominal Aortic Emergencies.

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    Lech, Christie; Swaminathan, Anand

    2017-11-01

    This article discusses abdominal aortic emergencies. There is a common thread of risk factors and causes of these diseases, including age, male gender, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and connective tissue disorders. The most common presenting symptom of these disorders is pain, usually in the chest, flank, abdomen, or back. Computed tomography scan is the gold standard for diagnosis of pathologic conditions of the aorta in the hemodynamically stable patient. Treatment consists of a combination of blood pressure and heart rate control and, in many cases, emergent surgical intervention. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Chronic abdominal wall pain misdiagnosed as functional abdominal pain.

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    van Assen, Tijmen; de Jager-Kievit, Jenneke W A J; Scheltinga, Marc R; Roumen, Rudi M H

    2013-01-01

    The abdominal wall is often neglected as a cause of chronic abdominal pain. The aim of this study was to identify chronic abdominal wall pain syndromes, such as anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES), in a patient population diagnosed with functional abdominal pain, including irritable bowel syndrome, using a validated 18-item questionnaire as an identification tool. In this cross-sectional analysis, 4 Dutch primary care practices employing physicians who were unaware of the existence of ACNES were selected. A total of 535 patients ≥18 years old who were registered with a functional abdominal pain diagnosis were approached when they were symptomatic to complete the questionnaire (maximum 18 points). Responders who scored at least the 10-point cutoff value (sensitivity, 0.94; specificity, 0.92) underwent a diagnostic evaluation to establish their final diagnosis. The main outcome was the presence and prevalence of ACNES in a group of symptomatic patients diagnosed with functional abdominal pain. Of 535 patients, 304 (57%) responded; 167 subjects (31%) recently reporting symptoms completed the questionnaire. Of 23 patients who scored above the 10-point cutoff value, 18 were available for a diagnostic evaluation. In half of these subjects (n = 9) functional abdominal pain (including IBS) was confirmed. However, the other 9 patients were suffering from abdominal wall pain syndrome, 6 of whom were diagnosed with ACNES (3.6% prevalence rate of symptomatic subjects; 95% confidence interval, 1.7-7.6), whereas the remaining 3 harbored a painful lipoma, an abdominal herniation, and a painful scar. A clinically relevant portion of patients previously diagnosed with functional abdominal pain syndrome in a primary care environment suffers from an abdominal wall pain syndrome such as ACNES.

  18. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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    Full Text Available ... through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Children's (pediatric) abdominal ultrasound imaging produces pictures ...

  19. Laparoscopic management of abdominal cocoon

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    Makam Ramesh

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available "Peritonitis fibrosa incapsulata", first described in 1907, is a condition characterized by encasement of the bowel with a thick fibrous membrane. This condition was renamed as "abdominal cocoon" in 1978. It presents as small bowel obstruction clinically. 35 cases of abdominal cocoon have been reported in the literature over the last three decades. Abdominal cocoon is more common in adolescent girls from tropical countries. Various etiologies have been described, including tubercular. It is treated surgically by releasing the entrapped bowel. We report a laparoscopic experience of tubercular abdominal cocoon and review the literature.

  20. Adultos mayores cuidadores: sobrecarga y dimensión afectiva

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    Serrana Banchero

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo plantea la relación entre la sobrecarga del cuidador y la dimensión afectiva del cuidado en personas mayores cuidadoras. En la actualidad el cuidado es entendido como una problemática social pública, y por lo tanto objeto de políticas públicas. Uruguay es un país envejecido debido a los cambios socio-demográficos que han acontecido por lo que han aumentado las situaciones de dependencia y las demandas de cuidados. De este modo, las personas mayores no solo son receptores sino también proveedores de cuidados. El cuidado implica la dimensión material, económica y afectiva, y los cuidadores como consecuencia de su tarea de cuidar, pueden experimentar el síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador. Se trata de un diseño cuali-cuantitativo y consiste en un estudio de caso utilizando entrevistas individuales con aplicación de instrumentos según la categorización de la muestra finalista que fue Personas Mayores Cuidadoras y no Cuidadoras. Se analizará la variable sobrecarga del cuidador con las características de la relación cuidador-cuidado. La muestra es finalista y se constituyó por 74 personas mayores usuarios regulares del Subprograma Adultos Mayores del Programa Apex-Cerro (UdelaR de la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay. Los resultados mostraron que aparece una visión totalizante del cuidado, así como relatos autorreferenciales. El 29,7% son personas mayores cuidadoras, de los cuales el 15,7% presentan el síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador (siendo todas mujeres y la edad mediana de 65,5 años. En el análisis de la dimensión afectiva del cuidado se observan características de un tipo de vínculo co-dependiente entre el cuidador y el cuidado.

  1. Nontraumatic abdominal emergencies: acute abdominal pain: diagnostic strategies

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    Marincek, B. [Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich (Switzerland)

    2002-09-01

    Common causes of acute abdominal pain include appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, urinary colic, perforated peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, and nonspecific, nonsurgical abdominal pain. The topographic classification of acute abdominal pain (pain in one of the four abdominal quadrants, diffuse abdominal pain, flank or epigastric pain) facilitates the choice of the imaging technique. The initial radiological evaluation often consists of plain abdominal radiography, despite significant diagnostic limitations. The traditional indications for plain films - bowel obstruction, pneumoperitoneum, and the search of ureteral calculi - are questioned by helical computed tomography (CT). Although ultrasonography (US) is in many centers the modality of choice for imaging the gallbladder and the pelvis in children and women of reproductive age, CT is considered to be one of the most valued tools for triaging patients with acute abdominal pain. CT is particularly beneficial in patients with marked obesity, unclear US findings, bowel obstruction, and multiple lesions. The introduction of multidetector row CT (MDCT) has further enhanced the utility of CT in imaging patients with acute abdominal pain. (orig.)

  2. Nontraumatic abdominal emergencies: acute abdominal pain: diagnostic strategies

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    Marincek, B.

    2002-01-01

    Common causes of acute abdominal pain include appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, urinary colic, perforated peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, and nonspecific, nonsurgical abdominal pain. The topographic classification of acute abdominal pain (pain in one of the four abdominal quadrants, diffuse abdominal pain, flank or epigastric pain) facilitates the choice of the imaging technique. The initial radiological evaluation often consists of plain abdominal radiography, despite significant diagnostic limitations. The traditional indications for plain films - bowel obstruction, pneumoperitoneum, and the search of ureteral calculi - are questioned by helical computed tomography (CT). Although ultrasonography (US) is in many centers the modality of choice for imaging the gallbladder and the pelvis in children and women of reproductive age, CT is considered to be one of the most valued tools for triaging patients with acute abdominal pain. CT is particularly beneficial in patients with marked obesity, unclear US findings, bowel obstruction, and multiple lesions. The introduction of multidetector row CT (MDCT) has further enhanced the utility of CT in imaging patients with acute abdominal pain. (orig.)

  3. Bienestar psicológico subjetivo y personas mayores residentes

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    Ana Concepción Flecha García

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La mejora del bienestar psicológico subjetivo y, con él, la calidad de vida de las personas mayores residentes es el propósito esencial de este trabajo. Los teóricos destacan la importancia que desempeña el bienestar subjetivo sobre la calidad de vida y su interés en la experiencia de envejecer. Concebimos la calidad de vida como un concepto multidimensional que engloba componentes objetivos y subjetivos referidos al bienestar físico y psico-social de las personas, y su evaluación incluye la percepción subjetiva que tiene el sujeto de estas dimensiones. Entendemos el bienestar psicológico subjetivo, como la valoración positiva, afectiva y cognitiva, de bienestar y satisfacción con la vida entendida como “estar y sentirse bien en el presente” y, “estar y sentirse bien con el propio recorrido vital”.El principal objetivo del estudio es conocer las necesidades de los residentes relacionadas con los componentes específicos del bienestar y satisfacción vital que la investigación revela mas asociados a las personas mayores –vínculos personales, vida activa, reminiscencia y recuerdos felices, optimismo-, y la satisfacción vital; conocer la conexión entre estas dimensiones e identificar posibles factores relacionados con las mismas, completan el fin de este trabajo.Se plantea un modelo metodológico que permite recoger el sentimiento y opinión de las personas mayores desde su propia experiencia de bienestar y satisfacción vital. El enfoque y su carácter interpretativo favorecen la comprensión e interpretación de la información tal y como es percibida por los participantes que viven y se relacionan en un determinado contexto social. Se elige para tal fin la orientación , realizando el posterior. Se recoge la información mediante una entrevista semiestructurada elaborada en base a los fines propuestos. La muestra se compone de 66 personas seleccionas en

  4. propiedades psicométricas en adultos mayores

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    Armando Rivera-Ledesma

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación propone la adaptación al español y validación de la Escala de Soporte Social (ESS-AM de Tagaya, Okuno, Tamura y Davis (2000, conducida en cuatro muestras independientes de adultos mayores de la Ciudad de México. La escala, de ocho reactivos, mide la percepción de apoyo social mediante un solo factor que explica el 60,7% de la varianza, con una consistencia interna a de 0,84 y correlaciones negativas significativas con la variable soledad. Con base en ello, se concluye que la ESS-AM es un instrumento confiable, útil y sencillo en funciones de tamizaje para evaluar si el adulto mayor cuenta con adecuados niveles de apoyo social percibido.

  5. Intervención de trabajo social con adultos mayores

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    Yesica Rodríguez Montañez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta las metodologías de intervención del Trabajo Social con adultos mayores realizando un recorrido por los términos envejecimiento y vejez, haciendo énfasis en la importancia de la pérdida en la concepción de la misma . Se realiza un aná

  6. Usos de las herramientas digitales entre las personas mayores

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    Javier Fombona Cadavieco

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Una sociedad «multiedades» supone diseñar y crear nuevos espacios de aprendizaje y comunicación, capaces de gestionar la demanda existente por parte de las personas mayores. En este artículo, se aborda la relación de las personas mayores con las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC y para ello se plantean dos objetivos: el primero va dirigido a conocer los recursos tecnológicos que utilizan y el segundo, a describir objetivamente los tipos de uso que estas personas hacen de las TIC. Para ello, se utiliza la técnica de encuesta, cuyos resultados son contrastados mediante grupos de discusión. En el estudio participaron 215 personas mayores usuarias de las TIC y siete grupos de discusión de cinco personas cada uno. Los resultados encontrados indican que los recursos que más utilizan los mayores son, los ordenadores e Internet y el uso que hacen de los mismos se ha agrupado en cuatro grandes categorías: formación, información, comunicación y entretenimiento, no encontrándose diferencias significativas en función del género o de la edad y sí se encontraron diferencias en cuanto a la disponibilidad de dichos recursos para uso particular en función del nivel de estudios.

  7. La competencia mediática en personas mayores

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    Isidro Marín Gutiérrez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo ha sido realizado gracias al proyecto I+D+i titulado “La competencia en comunicación audiovisual en un entorno digital” (I+D: EDU 2010-21395-C03 financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología del Gobierno de España. En ella analizamos el pretest que evaluaba la competencia mediática de personas mayores de 60 años de La Rioja y de Huelva. Los resultados arrojados fueron tenidos en cuenta para el proceso de encuestación que se está realizando actualmente en 10 provincias españolas con una muestra de 615 personas mayores de 60 años. En este artículo estudiaremos el estado de la cuestión en torno a las competencias mediáticas de las personas mayores de 60 años.

  8. Resocialización en el Adulto Mayor

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    Zandra Liliana Cabara

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo plantea un estudio sobre la descripción de métodos de resocialización en el adulto mayor, evidenciando sus potencialidades como auto transformador de su mundo circundante dejando de Iado preconceptos sobre la vejez. Las reflexiones que se plantean en este articulo son producto de un estudio preliminar, don de se aplicó una prueba piloto a tres adultos mayores de diferentes niveles socioculturales pero pertenecientes al mismo estrato económico que se encuentran formando parte de un grupo organizado de atención integral al Adulto Mayor, coordinado por una Fundación Gerontológica en el municipio de Duitama. Se hace un análisis comparativo mediante un método de investigación cualitativa y descriptiva. Restaría, profundizar en la investigación e incluir un estudio comparativo de abuelos con características similares no pertenecientes a grupos organizados.

  9. Abdominal aortic aneurysms

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    Lindholt, Jes S.

    2010-01-01

    Although the number of elective operations for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is increasing, the sex- and age-standardised mortality rate of AAAs continues to rise, especially among men aged 65 years or more. The lethality of ruptured AAA continues to be 80-95%, compared with 5-7% by elective...... surgery of symptomfree AAA. In order to fulfil all WHO, European, and Danish criteria for screening, a randomised hospitalbased screening trial of 12,639 65-73 year old men in Viborg County (Denmark) was initiated in 1994. It seemed that US screening is a valid, suitable and acceptable method of screening...... patients without previous hospital discharge diagnoses due to cardiovascular disease than among similar men without AAA. The absolute risk difference after 5 years was 16%. So, they will benefit from general cardiovascular preventive action as smoking cessation, statins and low-dose aspirin, which could...

  10. Abdominal Burkitt lymphoma

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    Alvarez, Romina J.; Villavicencio, Roberto L.; Oxilia, Hector G.

    2004-01-01

    Purpose: As scarce information is available, in this research we have tried to describe the imaging findings of the Burkitt's lymphoma. Retrospective analysis of the clinical and imaging presentation of a 4 years old boy, is given. Biopsy confirmed the BL. Different imaging techniques were combined. The X-rays were negative. The US revealed a moderate hepatomegaly with multiple hypoechoic nodules and free fluid in the abdominal cavity. The CT showed the hepatomegaly as well as solid nodules in great number and different sizes(due to the densitometric behaviour and to post contrast enhancement), a scarce amount of ascites and a density increase of the mesentery fat. The MRI characterized and revealed in detail the US and the CT findings. The Burkitt's lymphoma is a rare entity; several methods are needed to approach the diagnosis. It represents a great clinical and imaging challenge. (author)

  11. Functional abdominal pain syndrome.

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    Clouse, Ray E; Mayer, Emeran A; Aziz, Qasim; Drossman, Douglas A; Dumitrascu, Dan L; Mönnikes, Hubert; Naliboff, Bruce D

    2006-04-01

    Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) differs from the other functional bowel disorders; it is less common, symptoms largely are unrelated to food intake and defecation, and it has higher comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. The etiology and pathophysiology are incompletely understood. Because FAPS likely represents a heterogeneous group of disorders, peripheral neuropathic pain mechanisms, alterations in endogenous pain modulation systems, or both may be involved in any one patient. The diagnosis of FAPS is made on the basis of positive symptom criteria and a longstanding history of symptoms; in the absence of alarm symptoms, an extensive diagnostic evaluation is not required. Management is based on a therapeutic physician-patient relationship and empirical treatment algorithms using various classes of centrally acting drugs, including antidepressants and anticonvulsants. The choice, dose, and combination of drugs are influenced by psychiatric comorbidities. Psychological treatment options include psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, and hypnosis. Refractory FAPS patients may benefit from a multidisciplinary pain clinic approach.

  12. Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

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    Gefke, K; Schroeder, T V; Thisted, B

    1994-01-01

    The goal of this study was to identify patients who need longer care in the ICU (more than 48 hours) following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery and to evaluate the influence of perioperative complications on short- and long-term survival and quality of life. AAA surgery was performed in 553...... patients, 51 (9%) of whom died within the first 48 hours. Of the 502 patients who survived for more than 48 hours, 109 required ICU therapy for more than 48 hours, whereas 393 patients were in the ICU for less than 48 hours. The incidence of preoperative risk factors was similar for the two groups...... combined failed to permit identification of patients in whom the perioperative survival rate was 0%. Even 20% of patients with multiorgan failure survived for 6 months. Of those patients who needed ICU therapy for more than 48 hours, 41 (38%) were alive at the end of 1988. In response to a questionnaire...

  13. Abdominal epilepsy in a Nigerian child S

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    Abdominal epilepsy is an exceptionally rare cause of abdominal pain that is more likely to ... We report on a child with episodic paroxysmal abdominal pain, accompanied by ... causes for the presenting complaints, work-up should proceed.

  14. VACUUM THERAPY VERSUS ABDOMINAL EXERCISES ON ABDOMINAL OBESITY

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    Full Text Available Background: Obesity is a medical condition that may adversely affect wellbeing and leading to increased incidence of many health problems. Abdominal obesity tends to be associated with weight gain and obesity and it is significantly connected with different disorders like coronary heart disease and type II diabetes mellitus.This study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of vacuum therapy as compared to abdominal exercises on abdominal obesity in overweight and obese women. Methods: Thirtyoverweight and obese women participated in this study with body mass index > 25 kg/m2andwaist circumference ≥ 85 cm. Their ages ranged from 28 - 40 years old.The subjects were excluded if they have diabetes, abdominal infection diseases or any physical limitation restricting exercise ability. They were randomly allocated into two equal groups; group I and group II. Group I received vacuum therapy sessions (by the use of LPG device in addition to aerobic exercise training. Group II received abdominal exercises in addition to the same aerobic exercisesgiven to group I. This study was extended for successive 8 weeks (3 sessions/ week. All subjects were assessed for thickness ofnthe abdominal skin fold, waist circumference and body mass index. Results: The results of this study showeda significant difference between group I and group II post-interventionas regarding to the mean values of waist circumference and abdominal skin fold thickness (p<0.05. Conclusion: It can be concluded that aerobic exercises combined with vacuum therapy (for three sessions/week for successive 8 weeks have a positive effect on women with abdominal obesity in terms of reducing waist circumference and abdominal skin fold thickness.

  15. Prevalencia de depresión mayor en adultos mayores atendidos ambulatoriamente en un hospital de lima metropolitana

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El objetivo del presente estudio es describir, analizar prevalencia y factores de riesgo predictivo asociado a depresión mayor, en adultos mayores atendidos en consulta ambulatoria de psiquiatría de un hospital, y en un grupo de adultos mayores no asegurados. Se evaluó a 79 adultos mayores no asegurados de una comunidad del Callao y a 221 pacientes con depresión y depresión comórbida, atendidos en consulta ambulatoria de psiquiatría. Se aplicó una encuesta de consumo de medicamentos. Los resultados indican que los factores demográficos son independientes de depresión en ambos grupos (OR=1.792, IC95%=0.573-5.606, edad; OR=1.123, IC95%=0.435-4.768, sexo; OR=2.344, IC95%=0.325-16.928, autopercepción de salud; OR=1.905, IC95%=0.642-2.434, depresión; OR=1. 250, IC95%=0.642-2.434, consumo de medicamentos; OR=1.260, IC95%=0.763-2.084, número de enfermedad. Las personas no aseguradas evidencian depresión comórbida con diabetes mellitus, HTA, Artrosis, encontrando mayor frecuencia en mujeres de 60 a 75 años que en mujeres de 76 años a más. ABSTRACT: Objective: To describe, analyze prevalence and predictive risk factors associated with major depression, seniors attended outpatient psychiatric, and uninsured. Material and Methods: 79 elderly uninsured community surrounding Callao to EsSalud, Survey of Drug Consumption applies; and 221 patients with depression and comorbid depression, diagnosed in Psychiatry Clinic. It was used, the Drug Consumption Survey. Results: Demographic factors are independent of depression in both groups (OR = 1.792, 95%CI = 0.573-5.606, age; OR = 1.123, 95%CI = 0.435-4.768, sex; OR = 2.344, 95%CI = 0.325-16.928, health self-perception; OR = 1,905, 95%CI = 0.642 -2.434, depression;, OR = 1. 250, 95%CI = 0.642-2.434, drug use; OR = 1260, 95%CI = 0.763-2.084, disease number. Uninsured comorbid with depression show DM, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and women age 60-75 It is more frequent than in Group 76

  16. Abdominal elephantiasis: a case report.

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    Hanna, Dominique; Cloutier, Richard; Lapointe, Roch; Desgagné, Antoine

    2004-01-01

    Elephantiasis is a well-known condition in dermatology usually affecting the legs and external genitalia. It is characterized by chronic inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic channels and by hypertrophy of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. The etiology is either idiopathic or caused by a variety of conditions such as chronic filarial disease, leprosy, leishmaniasis, and chronic recurrent cellulites. Elephantiasis of the abdominal wall is very rare. A complete review of the English and French literature showed only two cases reported in 1966 and 1973, respectively. We report a third case of abdominal elephantiasis and we briefly review this entity. We present the case of a 51-year-old woman who had progressively developed an enormous pediculated abdominal mass hanging down her knees. The skin was thickened, hyperpigmented, and fissured. She had a history of multiple abdominal cellulites. She underwent an abdominal lipectomy. Histopathology of the specimen confirmed the diagnosis of abdominal elephantiasis. Abdominal elephantiasis is a rare disease that represents end-stage failure of lymph drainage. Lipectomy should be considered in the management of this condition.

  17. Penetrating abdominal trauma.

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    Henneman, P L

    1989-08-01

    The management of patients with penetrating abdominal trauma is outlined in Figure 1. Patients with hemodynamic instability, evisceration, significant gastrointestinal bleeding, peritoneal signs, gunshot wounds with peritoneal violation, and type 2 and 3 shotgun wounds should undergo emergency laparotomy. The initial ED management of these patients includes airway management, monitoring of cardiac rhythm and vital signs, history, physical examination, and placement of intravenous lines. Blood should be obtained for initial hematocrit, type and cross-matching, electrolytes, and an alcohol level or drug screen as needed. Initial resuscitation should utilize crystalloid fluid replacement. If more than 2 liters of crystalloid are needed to stabilize an adult (less in a child), blood should be given. Group O Rh-negative packed red blood cells should be immediately available for a patient in impending arrest or massive hemorrhage. Type-specific blood should be available within 15 minutes. A patient with penetrating thoracic and high abdominal trauma should receive a portable chest x-ray, and a hemo- or pneumothorax should be treated with tube thoracostomy. An unstable patient with clinical signs consistent with a pneumothorax, however, should receive a tube thoracostomy prior to obtaining roentgenographic confirmation. If time permits, a nasogastric tube and Foley catheter should be placed, and the urine evaluated for blood (these procedures can be performed in the operating room). If kidney involvement is suspected because of hematuria or penetrating trauma in the area of a kidney or ureter in a patient requiring surgery, a single-shot IVP should be performed either in the ED or the operating room. An ECG is important in patients with possible cardiac involvement and in patients over the age of 40 going to the operating room. Tetanus status should be updated, and appropriate antibiotics covering bowel flora should be given. Operative management should rarely be delayed

  18. Economics of abdominal wall reconstruction.

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    Bower, Curtis; Roth, J Scott

    2013-10-01

    The economic aspects of abdominal wall reconstruction are frequently overlooked, although understandings of the financial implications are essential in providing cost-efficient health care. Ventral hernia repairs are frequently performed surgical procedures with significant economic ramifications for employers, insurers, providers, and patients because of the volume of procedures, complication rates, the significant rate of recurrence, and escalating costs. Because biological mesh materials add significant expense to the costs of treating complex abdominal wall hernias, the role of such costly materials needs to be better defined to ensure the most cost-efficient and effective treatments for ventral abdominal wall hernias. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. A Newborn With Abdominal Pain.

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    Alwan, Riham; Drake, Meredith; Gurria Juarez, Juan; Emery, Kathleen H; Shaaban, Aimen F; Szabo, Sara; Sobolewski, Brad

    2017-11-01

    A previously healthy 3-week-old boy presented with 5 hours of marked fussiness, abdominal distention, and poor feeding. He was afebrile and well perfused. His examination was remarkable for localized abdominal tenderness and distention. He was referred to the emergency department in which an abdominal radiograph revealed gaseous distention of the bowel with a paucity of gas in the pelvis. Complete blood cell count and urinalysis were unremarkable. His ongoing fussiness and abnormal physical examination prompted consultation with surgery and radiology. Our combined efforts ultimately established an unexpected diagnosis. Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  20. Factores asociados al maltrato del adulto mayor de Antioquia, 2012

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    Sara M. Cano

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar los factores asociados al maltrato del adulto mayor del departamento de Antioquia en el año 2012. Metodología: mediante estudio descriptivo transversal, se caracterizaron los factores demográficos, económicos y de salud mental de la población adulta mayor de Antioquia para el año 2012, con el fin de aportar al análisis de la situación de salud y condiciones de vida del adulto mayor. El estudio se basó en los resultados del instrumento aplicado por la Universidad ces a 4.215 adultos de sesenta años y más de edad, en el cual se indagó sobre percepción de maltrato, funcionamiento cognitivo, nivel de depresión, nivel de ansiedad, apoyo social, escala de recursos sociales, entre otras; los resultados se expandieron a 654.473 adultos del departamento. Resultados: el 72,8% de adultos del departamento son mujeres, 53,7% vive en Medellín, 55% tiene primaria incompleta, 72,9% pertenece a estratos socioeconómicos 1 y 2, 45,1% no registraron ingresos en el último mes, 26,3% tiene riesgo de depresión y 34,4% tiene riesgo de ansiedad, 2,5% reportó haber sufrido descuido, 5,0% necesidades afectivas ignoradas, 1,7% algún caso de agresión física, 0,4% agresión sexual y 1,3%, afirmó haber sufrido maltrato económico. Las variables estrato socioeconómico, tipo de vivienda, etnia, riesgo de depresión, riesgo de ansiedad, riesgo de deterioro cognitivo y red de apoyo fueron las que más ayudaron a explicar la presencia de maltrato. Conclusión: enfrentar este problema requiere de una atención integral a las necesidades de los adultos mayores, participación de todos los sectores de la sociedad y conciencia transgeneracional.

  1. Redes sociales de las mujeres mayores en dos contextos urbanos

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    González, M.M. (María)

    2009-01-01

    La enfermera de atención primaria es la responsable de la elaboración de un plan de cuidados adaptado a la población que atendemos,por lo que debe conocer las redes sociales de las personas ya que tener amplias redes puede significar la existencia de personas que ayuden con la medicación, las compras, la limpieza, mejora su seguridad y tienen apoyo en caso de urgencia. Este trabajo investiga esas redes sociales. Analizar las redes sociales de un grupo de mujeres mayores que viven en una i...

  2. Salud y condiciones de trabajo en trabajadores mayores

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    Elena Ordaz Castillo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En los últimos años, la población española ha experimentado un crecimiento acelerado de personas mayores. Las previsiones demográficas a corto-medio plazo describen un importante predominio de trabajadores mayores en el mercado laboral. Objetivos: Identificar las diferencias según dos grupos de edad (55 años en la percepción de las condiciones de trabajo y salud de la población trabajadora española. Metodología: Las diferencias entre los dos grupos de edad se analizaron a partir de indicadores de condiciones de trabajo y de salud pertenecientes a la VII Encuesta Nacional de Condiciones de Trabajo del Instituto de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (VII_ENCT. El análisis consistió en el cálculo de las prevalencias y la odds ratio cruda-ORc y ajustada por sexo con su correspondiente intervalo del confianza al 95%. Resultados: El grupo de trabajadores más jóvenes presentan más riesgo de exposición a seis de los siete indicadores relacionados con las condiciones de trabajo (ruido, vibraciones, carga física, carga mental, autonomía y motivación. No obstante los trabajadores mayores tienen una peor percepción de su estado de salud (ORa= 2,06 [1,75-2,42] y presentan en mayor medida problemas de salud que si bien les conducen a la visita médica más frecuentemente los relacionan menos con su actividad laboral. Conclusiones: A tenor de los resultados, los trabajadores de 55 años y más refieren tener menos quejas respecto a sus condiciones laborales e incluso se sienten más autónomos y motivados. Es el deterioro físico y mental la principal limitación que encuentran estos trabajadores a la hora de ejercer sus tareas. Sería recomendable establecer políticas de promoción de la salud dentro de las empresas para mejorar los indicadores de salud y promover el envejecimiento activo de la población trabajadora española.

  3. La salud de las personas mayores Health among the elderly

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    Elena Gonzalo

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo explora la existencia de desigualdades de género, de clase y territoriales en la salud de las personas mayores en España, según los datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud de 1997, el CMBD de hospitales de 1999, las estadísticas de mortalidad de 1998 y la Encuesta Nacional de Discapacidades de 1999. Se describen las similitudes y diferencias por género y clase social, en las conductas relacionadas con la salud, la salud percibida, los problemas de salud crónicos, la capacidad funcional y el uso de servicios sanitarios. Se comparan, asimismo, las tasas de mortalidad en personas mayores entre las 52 provincias españolas. Las mujeres y los miembros de las clases sociales más desfavorecidas muestran una peor salud percibida. Consumir tabaco o alcohol es más frecuente en los hombres que en las mujeres. La actividad física a esta edad depende, sobre todo, de la actividad cotidiana; los hombres y los miembros de las clases más favorecidas son los que adoptan, en mayor proporción, hábitos sedentarios. Las mujeres presentan problemas de dependencia funcional en mayor medida que los hombres, y entre ellas se observa un claro patrón de desigualdad. Los datos de mortalidad corroboran los hallazgos de otros estudios que sitúan las tasas más altas en el sur de la península.We explore gender, class and geographical inequalities in health of the population aged over 65 years in Spain. We gathered data from the 1997 National Health Survey, 1999 hospital discharge data, 1998 mortality data from vital statistics, and from the 1999 National Survey on Disabilities. Health related behaviors (tobacco and alcohol consumption, eating disorders and physical activity, self-rated health, chronic health problems, functional capacity, and health service utilization are described by gender and social class. Mortality rates among the elderly are compared between the 52 Spanish provinces. Women and members of the lower social classes present worse

  4. Comportamiento de la violencia intrafamiliar en el adulto mayor

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    Docampo Santaló, Lourdes; Barreto Lacaba, Rita; Santana Serrano, Caridad

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    Fundamento: la prevención de la violencia en su marco general y familiar es una prioridad que exige un conocimiento exhaustivo de su magnitud; ya que es observada como un asunto de salud pública por su impacto negativo en la sociedad. Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento de la violencia intrafamiliar contra el adulto mayor en el municipio de Nuevitas. Método: se realizó un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo durante el año 2006. De un universo de dos mil ciento seis, setenta y cinco fueron ...

  5. El envejecimiento activo: programa en competencia social con personas mayores

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    El presente estudio se basa en el aumento de la esperanza de vida y la disminución de la natalidad, lo que conlleva una población más envejecida a la que atender. Se propone un programa sociocultural con personas mayores con la finalidad de promover el envejecimiento activo en este colectivo, favoreciendo su desarrollo social, afectivo, y personal de forma saludable. Para ello, la intervención incluye un programa de formación orientado al entrenamiento en una serie de habilidad...

  6. Metabolismo posprandial en adultos mayores normales de nivel del mar

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    Fausto Garmendia

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar las modificaciones normales del metabolismo después de la ingestión de alimentos. Material y Métodos: Se ha estudiado a 33 personas de ambos géneros, adultos mayores, de nivel del mar, tanto en ayunas como después de la ingesta de una mezcla alimenticia consistente en 730 kcal, con 55,4% de grasas, 37,2% de hidratos de carbono y 7,4% de proteínas. Se ha medido el perfil metabólico en ayunas y luego de la ingesta alimentaria, la glucosa, triglicérido (Tg, ácidos grasos no esterificados (AGNE, insulina por métodos convencionales hasta la 6a hora; se ha calculado las concentraciones de colesterol LDL y VLDL utilizando la fórmula de Friedewald; el colesterol no-HDL, mediante la sustracción del valor del colesterol HDL al valor de colesterol total (CT. Resultados: La glicemia se elevó discretamente, regresando a valores basales a la 2a hora; la insulinemia se incrementó durante 4 horas; los triglicéridos comenzaron a elevarse en sangre a partir de la 2a hora y llegaron al máximo a la 4a hora, para luego iniciar el descenso no completo en la 6a hora. Los AGNE disminuyeron a partir de los 30 minutos, llegando al máximo de caída a las 2 horas; luego se apreció un rebote máximo a la 6a hora, inclusive mayor al valor basal. Conclusiones: Estos resultados demuestran que no es suficiente obtener información del metabolismo intermediario en ayunas, sino que el estudio posprandial permite mayor información. Es la primera vez en nuestro país que se obtiene información sobre el metabolismo intermediario en fase posprandial en una muestra de la población normal que se encuentra en una edad de mayor riesgo cardiovascular.

  7. El maltrato a personas mayores atendidas por los Servicios Sociales

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    La presente tesis trata sobre el maltrato a las personas mayores (MPM). El MPM es el último tipo de violencia familiar, junto con la violencia de género y el maltrato infantil, por la que los investigadores se han preocupado, siendo hoy día el que tiene menor relevancia, tanto para la sociedad en general como a nivel político. Fue en Gran Bretaña donde los primeros investigadores comenzaron a estudiar el tema, concretamente Baker y Burston, en el año 1975, centrándose en el maltrato fís...

  8. Abdominal aortic feminism.

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    Mortimer, Alice Emily

    2014-11-14

    A 79-year-old woman presented to a private medical practice 2 years previously for an elective ultrasound screening scan. This imaging provided the evidence for a diagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to be made. Despite having a number of recognised risk factors for an AAA, her general practitioner at the time did not follow the guidance set out by the private medical professional, that is, to refer the patient to a vascular specialist to be entered into a surveillance programme and surgically evaluated. The patient became symptomatic with her AAA, was admitted to hospital and found to have a tender, symptomatic, 6 cm leaking AAA. She consented for an emergency open AAA repair within a few hours of being admitted to hospital, despite the 50% perioperative mortality risk. The patient spent 4 days in intensive care where she recovered well. She was discharged after a 12 day hospital stay but unfortunately passed away shortly after her discharge from a previously undiagnosed gastric cancer. 2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  9. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  1. Intra-abdominal tuberculous peritonitis

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    Schneider, G.; Ahlhelm, F.; Altmeyer, K.; Kramann, B.; Hennes, P.; Pueschel, W.; Karadiakos, N.

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    We report the case of a 15-year-old boy suffering from progressive dyspnea on exertion and painful abdominal protrusion. Final diagnosis of intra-abdominal tuberculosis (TB), including lymphadenopathy and abdominal abscess formation, was made following elective laparotomy. This type of disease is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The imaging findings in unenhanced and contrast-enhanced MRI and laparoscopic images are presented. Differential diagnosis of abdominal abscess formation and other fungal or bacteriological infections, as well as the imaging findings of this type of lesion, are discussed. This case demonstrates that atypical manifestation of TB may remain unrecognized; thus, awareness of this kind of manifestation of tuberculosis may prevent patients from being subjected to inappropriate therapies. (orig.)

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  3. Linking Abdominal Obesity and Dyslipidemia

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    Full Text Available Considering as a start point the discussion of an article published by this same journal (Finlay in its previous issue, this letter deals with some alterations associating abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia.

  4. Intra-abdominal tuberculous peritonitis

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    Schneider, G.; Ahlhelm, F.; Altmeyer, K.; Kramann, B. [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Homburg (Germany); Hennes, P. [Dept. of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Homburg (Germany); Pueschel, W. [Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital, Homburg (Germany); Karadiakos, N. [Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital, Homburg (Germany)

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    We report the case of a 15-year-old boy suffering from progressive dyspnea on exertion and painful abdominal protrusion. Final diagnosis of intra-abdominal tuberculosis (TB), including lymphadenopathy and abdominal abscess formation, was made following elective laparotomy. This type of disease is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The imaging findings in unenhanced and contrast-enhanced MRI and laparoscopic images are presented. Differential diagnosis of abdominal abscess formation and other fungal or bacteriological infections, as well as the imaging findings of this type of lesion, are discussed. This case demonstrates that atypical manifestation of TB may remain unrecognized; thus, awareness of this kind of manifestation of tuberculosis may prevent patients from being subjected to inappropriate therapies. (orig.)

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  6. Recovery after abdominal wall reconstruction

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    Jensen, Kristian Kiim

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    Incisional hernia is a common long-term complication to abdominal surgery, occurring in more than 20% of all patients. Some of these hernias become giant and affect patients in several ways. This patient group often experiences pain, decreased perceived body image, and loss of physical function......, which results in a need for surgical repair of the giant hernia, known as abdominal wall reconstruction. In the current thesis, patients with a giant hernia were examined to achieve a better understanding of their physical and psychological function before and after abdominal wall reconstruction. Study...... was lacking. Study II was a case-control study of the effects of an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction for a giant hernia. Sixteen consecutive patients were included prospectively after the implementation of a new enhanced recovery after surgery...

  7. Resultados de la cirugía mayor ambulatoria en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Comandante Manuel Fajardo

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    Orestes Noel Mederos Curbelo

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de 521 enfermos atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Comandante Manuel Fajardo", por el sistema de cirugía mayor ambulatoria, en el período comprendido entre enero de 1995 y agosto de 1997. Predominó el sexo masculino con el 59,5 % y dicha cirugía se realizó con mayor frecuencia entre los 30 y 49 años de edad. El mayor número de pacientes intervenidos fueron los diagnosticados con hernias abdominales y nódulos de mama, y los procederes quirúrgico y anestésico fueron satisfactorios, con escasas complicaciones posoperatorias no inherentes a éstos. El ahorro por concepto días/cama fue de 82 820 pesos en moneda nacional, lo que da una medida de lo necesario de incrementar esta modalidad en nuestra instituciónThe results of 521 patients served at the "Comandante Manuel Fajardo" Clinical and Surgical Teaching Hospital by the system of ambulatory major surgery from January, 1995, to August, 1997, were presented. Males prevailed with 59.5 %. Such surgery was more frequently performed among those aged 30-49. Most of the patients that were operated on had diagnoses of abdominal hernias and breast nodules. Surgical and anesthetic procedures were satisfactory with a few postoperative complications that were not inherent to them. The saving by days/bed was 82 820 Cuban pesos, which showed the need to increase this modality in our institution

  8. El sida y las personas mayores AIDS and the elderly

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    Alica Hanzeliková Pogrányivá

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Contraer y transmitir el VIH/sida es un riesgo real en cualquier etapa de la vida del hombre. Esta enfermedad tiene unas connotaciones concretas que pueden influir en diferentes áreas del individuo: psicológica, económica, social, familiar, etc., en cualquier edad, pero aún más si el afectado es una persona mayor. La falta de información sobre la enfermedad y su contagio en la vejez se puede convertir en una amenaza. El motivo de este trabajo es analizar la información y formación que se desprende de la bibliografía respecto a las personas mayores en materia de VIH/sida y proponer actuaciones que abarquen aspectos de prevención, promoción y cuidados.Catching or transmiting AIDS is a risk at any stage of people’s life. This disease has specific connotations that can influence different areas of the individual: psychological, economical, social, family life, etc., at any age but even more if the affected is an old person. The lack of information about the disease and its infection can turn out to be a serious menace. The motivation behind this work is to analize the information and education found in bibliographic sources, regarding old people and their relation to AIDS, and propose actions that embrace prevention, promotion and care aspects.

  9. Future electoral impacts of having a female mayor

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    Paulo Arvate

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available We explore an electoral quasi-experiment where a woman nearly won or lost to a man in a mayoral election. Our data combines municipal Brazilian election results, which occur every four years, with municipal level votes for female and male candidates in state and federal deputy elections, whose districts are larger than the municipalities. Our results show that when voters are exposed to a female leader, the relative number of votes given to female candidates increases. This result depends on the political environment in which the exposure occurs. These effects on the electorate's response tend to be stronger: 01. in municipalities where there is a previous higher proportion of female councilors, and 02. when the mayors have higher education levels. Our results provide evidence that the observed electorate's gender preferences in politics are alterable, but that policy interventions aimed to equalize access will be more effective if they are targeted at underrepresented populations that have the correct skill requirements to perform in leadership positions.

  10. Dependencia funcional y bienestar en personas mayores institucionalizadas

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    María Teresa Rodríguez Díaz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el bienestar emocional de las personas mayores de 60 años en relación al grado de dependencia funcional. Como indicadores del bienestar se evalúan los niveles de depresión (Yesavage y ansiedad (STAI-R, la satisfacción vital (CSV y la ansiedad ante la muerte (DAS. Se ha realizado un estudio descriptivo transversal en un grupo de personas mayores de 60 años (n=103. Los datos se han recogido usando cuestionarios estandarizados. Para el análisis de los datos se han utilizado correlaciones bivariadas entre las principales medidas, análisis univariado (ANOVA y la prueba de Bonferroni para comprobar las diferencias significativas entre los grupos (p< .05. Los resultados indican que se encuentran diferencias significativas entre los grupos de dependencia para la edad, deterioro cognitivo, depresión y ansiedad ante la muerte. En conclusión, se encuentra una relación directa entre el grado de dependencia funcional y el nivel de malestar emocional.

  11. Facebook Usage by Mayors in Central and Southeastern Europe

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    Milica Vučković

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The ever increasing rise of social media network users consequently leaves a mark on political communication. While social media tools are already adopted in political marketing, primarily in election campaigning, governments are still new in using social media. The aim of this study is to examine how Facebook is used by city mayors in countries of Central and Southeastern Europe in two months period, from March 1st to April 30th of 2012. Using content analysis we first analyzed status massages in order to see what kind of status messages they post: personal or political. Secondly, we conducted an analysis of comments on the examined statuses, in order to examine if citizens make constructive, cynical, supportive or neutral comments. We examined ten city mayors’ Facebook pages in five countries, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia and Slovenia. The results have revealed that city mayors in Central and Southeastern Europe use Facebook almost exclusively for official purposes. Secondly, the analysis of citizens’ comments demonstrates that expressing cynicism on Facebook is not the trend in these countries. The findings further confirm that Facebook is a good platform for gathering supporters, while there were no strong evidence found that it serves as platform for constructive discussion. The paper finally discusses how politician’s status messages can engage a larger number of citizens.

  12. La inflación de los adultos mayores en Colombia

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    Álvaro Montenegro

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    Full Text Available Este artículo compara el comportamiento de la inflación para el hogar promedio y diversos tipos de hogares de adultos mayores en Colombia. Los resultados indican que, en promedio, los adultos mayores gastan una mayor proporción de su ingreso en vivienda y salud y una menor proporción en educación, y que experimentaron una mayor inflación que la población en general entre diciembre de 2008 y mayo de 2015. Los hogares de adultos mayores más pobres gastan una mayor proporción en vivienda y alimentación, y para estos la inflación fue mayor que para los de adultos mayores de altos ingresos.

  13. Ectopic intra-abdominal fascioliasis

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    2009-01-01

    Human fascioliasis, caused by Fasciola hepatica, is emerging as an important chronic zoonotic disease in many areas of the world, including Turkey. It primarily involves the liver and may also cause severe damage in the tissue. Herein we report on a patient with ectopic intra-abdominal fascioliasis that presented to our clinic with abdominal pain and distention. Physical and radiological examination as well as an exploratory laparotomy revealed a 10 × 10-cm mass in the splenic flexura of the ...

  14. Abdominal ultrasonography, 2nd Ed

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    1984-01-01

    This volume is a new and updated edition of an extensively illustrated text and reference on the capabilities and imaging of gray scale ultrasonography for each major abdominal organ. Each major organ system is treated separately, including liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, pancreas, kidney, retroperitoneum, abdominal vasculature, and more. There are over 500 illustrations and ten pages of full color plates for cross sectional anatomy

  15. CT findings in abdominal actinomycosis

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    Lee, In Jae; Ha, Hyun Kwon; Lee, Moon Gyu; Kim, Pyo Nyun; Auh, Yong Ho

    1999-01-01

    Abdominal actinomycosis is a chronic, progressive, suppurative disease with a favorable response to intravenous treatment with penicillin. In many instances, however, its clinical and radiological findings may overlap with those of other inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, and the familiarity with the various radiological features can thus avoid diagnostic delays. The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the CT findings of abdominal actinomycosis

  16. Blunt abdominal trauma in children.

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    Schonfeld, Deborah; Lee, Lois K

    2012-06-01

    This review will examine the current evidence regarding pediatric blunt abdominal trauma and the physical exam findings, laboratory values, and radiographic imaging associated with the diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries (IAI), as well as review the current literature on pediatric hollow viscus injuries and emergency department disposition after diagnosis. The importance of the seat belt sign on physical examination and screening laboratory data remains controversial, although screening hepatic enzymes are recommended in the evaluation of nonaccidental trauma to identify occult abdominal organ injuries. Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) has modest sensitivity for hemoperitoneum and IAI in the pediatric trauma patient. Patients with concern for undiagnosed IAI, including bowel injury, may be considered for hospital admission and serial abdominal exams without an increased risk of complications, if an exploratory laparotomy is not performed emergently. Although the FAST exam is not recommended as the sole screening tool to rule out IAI in hemodynamically stable trauma patients, it may be used in conjunction with the physical exam and laboratory findings to identify children at risk for IAI. Children with a normal physical exam and normal abdominal CT may not require routine hospitalization after blunt abdominal trauma.

  17. Hidatidosis periapendicular en un adulto mayor: reporte de un caso

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    Velásquez-Roque, Mario; Muñoz del Carpio Toia, Agueda; Velásquez-Ortega, Luis; Velásquez Lazo, César

    2016-01-01

    La hidatidosis es una zoonosis causada por los Echinococcus granulosus y Echinococcus multilocularis de forma más frecuente. La localización primaria peri apendicular es sumamente rara. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 63 años. Procedente de zona alto andina del Cusco. Destaca la crianza de ganado vacuno, ovino y canes. Presentó síntomas de enfermedad por un lapso de 10 años aproximadamente. La sintomatología predominante era dolor abdominal en hemi-abdomen derecho. Al examen médico se ...

  18. Mayor's Firm Hand over N.Y.C. Schools Sparks New Debate

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    Archer, Jeff

    2004-01-01

    This article reports a new debate on mayoral control over New York City schools. Mayoral control of the N.Y.C. schools was at the center of renewed debate, after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg replaced two members of the city's education policymaking board to ensure enough votes for a controversial plan he backed to end social promotion. The shakeup…

  19. Abdominal wall hernias: computed tomography findings

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    D'Ippolito, Giuseppe; Rosas, George de Queiroz; Mota, Marcos Alexandre; Akisue, Sandra R. Tsukada; Galvao Filho, Mario de Melo.

    2005-01-01

    Abdominal hernias are a common clinical problem Clinical diagnosis of abdominal hernias can sometimes be challenging, particularly in obese patients or patients with previous abdominal surgery. CT scan of the abdomen allows visualization of hernias and their contents and the differentiation from other masses of the abdominal wall such as tumors, hematomas and abscesses. Moreover, CT may identify complications such as incarceration, bowel obstruction, volvulus and strangulation. This study illustrates the CT scan findings observed in different types of abdominal wall hernias. (author)

  20. Vida y salud con la gimnasia para adultos mayores

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    MSc. María Magdalena Rosado Álvarez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo es realizar una revisión metódica de las normas vigentes en la constitución de la República del Ecuador, el impacto de la gimnasia para disfrutar una vida saludable los adultos mayores el periodo mayo a septiembre de 2016. La investigación tuvo un enfoque cuantitativo, de alcance explicativo, con diseño experimental de tipo pre experimental con corte longitudinal, a través de una muestra de 20 pacientes, donde se implementó métodos para la recolección de datos demostrando su consistencia, tales como: historia clínica, encuesta, test de Tinetti, prueba de Romberg. Los resultados reflejan mejoría a la marcha y equilibrio pasando de un 15% a 10% de la población

  1. Actitud y miedo ante la muerte en adultos mayores

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    Ana Fernanda Uribe Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A través de los años el tema de la muerte se ha conceptualizado de diversas maneras. En la actualidad las personas evitan hablar del tema y se observa conductas evitativas, de miedo y ansiedad. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo evaluar la actitud y miedo ante la muerte en una muestra de 170 adultos mayores ( X :71,02; DT=5,946 de la ciudad de Cali-Colombia por medio del Perfil Revisado de Actitudes hacia la Muerte (PAM-R y la Escala de Collet-Lester (1969; se tuvo en cuenta las variables sexo, religión y estrato socioeconómico. Los resultados muestran diferencias significativas en función del sexo en las escalas de miedo a la propia muerte, evitación de la muerte, aceptación de acercamiento. Con relación al estrato socioeconómico se encontraron diferencias significativas en las escalas de miedo a la muerte y aceptación de acercamiento y en función de la religión sólo hay diferencias significativas en la evitación a la muerte. Se concluye la importancia de contribuir desde la psicología, al mejoramiento en los procesos de adaptación a los duelos y disminuir la presencia de duelos patológicos que se generan ante situaciones inesperadas y mal elaboradas en este caso, en los adultos mayores.

  2. Un estudio exploratorio de capacidades emocionales en adultos mayores

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    Zoe S. Bello Dávila

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The study of the emotional world of the elderly is a fundamental requisite for guaranteeing the well-being and health of this group. The objective of this research paper was to characterize a group of elderly people according to their motional capabilities. The group consisted of 122 elderly persons: 107 female, 15 male. All attendants participated in a “Círculo de Abuelos” (Circle of Grandparents. The study was descriptive, it sought to gather information about the responses of older adults in situations of emotional content by completing a questionnaire. The results provided a profile of capacities where areas of strength and weakness are clearly distinguished. Selfconfidence and the possibility of fulfilling projects are among the strengths while the weaknesses are found in interpersonal or intrapersonal managing of emotions. These results have led to a better understanding of the emotional world of the elderly and guide future educational activities. Resumen El estudio del mundo emocional de los adultos mayores es un requisito fundamental para garantizar el estado de bienestar y salud de los mismos. El presente artículo de investigación se fijó como objetivo caracterizar a un grupo de ancianos, en función de sus capacidades emocionales. Los participantes fueron 122 ancianos, en concreto 107 mujeres y 15 hombres, que asisten a un “Círculo de Abuelos”. El estudio fue de tipo descriptivo, pues pretendió recoger información acerca de las respuestas de los adultos mayores ante situaciones de contenido emocional que se exploran por medio de un cuestionario elaborado al efecto. Los resultados ofrecen un perfil de capacidades en que la autoconfianza y la posibilidad de elaborar proyectos se erigen como fortalezas, mientras que las debilidades se expresan en las dificultades para el manejo emocional tanto a nivel intra como interpersonal. Estos resultados han permitido lograr una mejor comprensión del mundo emocional del

  3. Estudio descriptivo de algunas variables emocionales en las personas mayores

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    Igone Etxeberria

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el funcionamiento emocional (afecto positivo y negativo, satisfacción con la vida, soledad y estrategias de regulación de las personas centenarias en comparación con el de personas de menor edad (65-74, 75-84 y 85-94 años. Participaron en el estudio 257 personas mayores sin deterioro cognitivo y sin dependencia para las Actividades de la Vida Diaria (AVD. Los resultados revelaron que, en las personas centenarias, se producía una disminución de la afectividad positiva en comparación con los grupos de 65 a 74 años y de 75 a 84 años, pero no así con el de 85 a 94 años. Además, presentaban menor afecto negativo y más satisfacción con la vida (en comparación con el grupo de 65 a 74 años, al tiempo que manifestaban sentirse más solas (en comparación con los grupos de 65 a 74 años y de 75 a 84 años. Con respecto a las estrategias de regulación, en general, las personas centenarias utilizan en menor medida las estrategias proactivas y la solución de problemas y en mayor medida las pasivas, al menos en la regulación de la tristeza. En conclusión, a pesar de experimentar menos afecto positivo y más soledad se produce cierta disminución en el afecto negativo, e incluso cierto aumento de la satisfacción con la vida. En lo que respecta a la regulación emocional, las personas centenarias utilizan menos las estrategias proactivas y más las pasivas (tristeza.

  4. Percepción del estudiante de medicina de una universidad pública acerca del docente adulto mayor y del adulto mayor en general

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    Martha Martina

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La mayoría de los estudios disponibles muestran que las imágenes que construyen los jóvenes sobre la vejez, en general, se asocian a una valoración negativa de esta etapa de la vida. Objetivos: Analizar la percepción de los estudiantes de Medicina Humana de la UNMSM acerca de la vejez, así como la existencia o no de estereotipos negativos acerca de la vejez y del docente adulto mayor. Diseño: Estudio transversal. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Estudiantes del primero, tercero y quinto año de la Escuela Académico Profesional de Medicina Humana. Intervenciones: Aplicación de una escala de diferencial semántico para medir la percepción de los estudiantes mediante un cuestionario autoadministrado. Principales medidas de resultados: De una muestra de 319 estudiantes, 54,2% fue del sexo masculino y el promedio de edad 21,7±2,6 años; 90,3% tuvo cercanía con profesores mayores de 70 años. Los alumnos del quinto año otorgaron menores puntuaciones a los docentes adultos mayores (p=0,003 y a los adultos mayores en general (p=0,045. Los estudiantes que en su familia convivían con personas mayores de 70 años tuvieron una percepción más positiva sobre los adultos mayores en general (p=0,037. Respecto a la percepción de los estudiantes acerca del docente adulto mayor destacaron cinco características que superaron el 70% del puntaje, tipificándolo como seguro de sí mismo (78%, organizado (73,9%, interesado en el aprendizaje del estudiante (72,8%, planificador (72,6% y emocionalmente estable (71,8%. Respecto al adulto mayor, los puntajes no superaron el 70%, y en general lo tipificaron como tratable, sociable y hábil. Conclusiones: Los estudiantes de medicina mostraron una percepción positiva hacia el docente adulto mayor y sobre el adulto mayor en general. Existieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas según el año de estudios. Los

  5. Abdominal imaging in AIDS patients

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    Zhao Dawei; Wang Wei; Yuan Chunwang; Jia Cuiyu; Zhao Xuan; Zhang Tong; Ma Daqing

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate abdominal imaging in AIDS. Methods: The imaging examinations (including US, CT and MR) of 6 patients with AIDS associated abdominal foci were analysed retrospectively. All the cases were performed US, and CT scan, of which 4 performed enhanced CT scan and 1 with MR. Results: Abdominal tuberculosis were found in 4 patients, including abdominal lymph nodes tuberculosis (3 cases) and pancreatic tuberculosis (1 case). The imaging of lymph nodes tuberculosis typically showed enlarged peripheral tim enhancement with central low-attenuation on contrast-enhanced CT. Pancreatic tuberculosis demonstrated low-attenuation area in pancreatic head and slightly peripheral enhancement. Disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma was seen in 1 case: CT and MRI scan demonstrated tumour infiltrated along hepatic portal vein and bronchovascular bundles. Pelvic tumor was observed in 1 case: CT scan showed large mass with thick and irregular wall and central low attenuation liquefacient necrotic area in the pelvic cavity. Conclusion: The imaging findings of AIDS with abdominal foci is extraordinarily helpful to the diagnosis of such disease. Tissue biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. (authors)

  6. Repercusión de la formación en adultos mayores: El caso del Aula Abierta de Mayores

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    José Luis Rodríguez Díez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available En esta Tesis se hace hincapié en la importancia del envejecimiento activo y la influencia del aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida en el mismo. La investigación que hemos realizado analiza en qué medida la asistencia al programa universitario para mayores denominado “Aula Abierta de Mayores” y ofertado por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla (España, influye en una visión más satisfactoria de la vida, su capacidad de aprendizaje y la modificación de hábitos familiares. Se ha utilizado un método mixto. Se ha realizado una encuesta a 105 sujetos y los resultados demuestran cómo la asistencia a este programa de formación les ha cambiado la vida en cada una de las variables estudiadas.

  7. CT evaluation of abdominal trauma

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    Huang Ruiting

    2004-01-01

    Objective: An evaluation of CT diagnosis of abdominal trauma. Methods: CT appearance of abdominal trauma was analyzed retrospectively in 95 cases. thirty-three patients were cured by operation, and the other 59 patients received conservative treatment. Fifty-one patients out of 59 were seen healed or improved by a follow up CT scan after the conservative treatment. Results: The study included: 31 cases of splenic contusion, accompanying with hemoperitoneum in 25 cases; 3 cases of hepatic laceration; 33 cases of liver and spleen compound trauma accompanying with hemoperitoneum; 18 cases of renal contusion, with subcapsular hemorrhage in 12 cases; 4 cases of midriff colic; 3 cases of mesentery breach; 3 cases of digestive tract perforation. Conclusion: CT is sensitive and precise in evaluating abdominal trauma, providing important information for treatment. (author)

  8. Abdominal radiation causes bacterial translocation

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    Guzman-Stein, G.; Bonsack, M.; Liberty, J.; Delaney, J.P.

    1989-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if a single dose of radiation to the rat abdomen leads to bacterial translocation into the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN). A second issue addressed was whether translocation correlates with anatomic damage to the mucosa. The radiated group (1100 cGy) which received anesthesia also was compared with a control group and a third group which received anesthesia alone but no abdominal radiation. Abdominal radiation lead to 100% positive cultures of MLN between 12 hr and 4 days postradiation. Bacterial translocation was almost nonexistent in the control and anesthesia group. Signs of inflammation and ulceration of the intestinal mucosa were not seen until Day 3 postradiation. Mucosal damage was maximal by Day 4. Bacterial translocation onto the MLN after a single dose of abdominal radiation was not apparently dependent on anatomical, histologic damage of the mucosa

  9. Abdominal wall hernia and pregnancy

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    Jensen, K K; Henriksen, N A; Jorgensen, L N

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    PURPOSE: There is no consensus as to the treatment strategy for abdominal wall hernias in fertile women. This study was undertaken to review the current literature on treatment of abdominal wall hernias in fertile women before or during pregnancy. METHODS: A literature search was undertaken in Pub......Med and Embase in combination with a cross-reference search of eligible papers. RESULTS: We included 31 papers of which 23 were case reports. In fertile women undergoing sutured or mesh repair, pain was described in a few patients during the last trimester of a subsequent pregnancy. Emergency surgery...... of incarcerated hernias in pregnant women, as well as combined hernia repair and cesarean section appears as safe procedures. No major complications were reported following hernia repair before or during pregnancy. The combined procedure of elective cesarean section and abdominal wall hernia repair was reported...

  10. Subtotal versus total abdominal hysterectomy

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    Andersen, Lea Laird; Ottesen, Bent; Alling Møller, Lars Mikael

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare long-term results of subtotal vs total abdominal hysterectomy for benign uterine diseases 14 years after hysterectomy, with urinary incontinence as the primary outcome measure. STUDY DESIGN: This was a long-term follow-up of a multicenter......, randomized clinical trial without blinding. Eleven gynecological departments in Denmark contributed participants to the trial. Women referred for benign uterine diseases who did not have contraindications to subtotal abdominal hysterectomy were randomized to subtotal (n = 161) vs total (n = 158) abdominal...... from discharge summaries from all public hospitals in Denmark. The results were analyzed as intention to treat and per protocol. Possible bias caused by missing data was handled by multiple imputation. The primary outcome was urinary incontinence; the secondary outcomes were pelvic organ prolapse...

  11. Contemporary imaging in abdominal emergencies

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    Sivit, Carlos J.

    2008-01-01

    Imaging is often a fundamental part in the evaluation of an injured or ill child. A variety of imaging modalities (radiography, angiography/fluoroscopy, sonography, CT, magnetic resonance imaging and scintigraphy) are among the options. CT is worth focused attention because of its usefulness in a variety of emergency department settings, its increasing use, and its potential radiation risks. CT plays an important role in the evaluation of traumatic and nontraumatic abdominal emergencies in children. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to review current imaging approaches and controversies in the evaluation of common acute abdominal emergencies. Through discussion of various modalities, especially CT in evaluation of abdominal pain and trauma, the relative advantages and disadvantages including radiation risk will be reviewed. (orig.)

  12. Radiological evaluation of abdominal trauma

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    Ahn, K. S.; Cho, Y. H.; Kim, O.

    1982-01-01

    Simple abdomen film has played an important role in decision of emergency operations in patients with the abdominal trauma. Nowadays, it still acts as a primary and inevitable processes in emergency condition. At the Department of Radiology, Hanil Hospital, 70 patients, who were laparotomied due to penetrating or nonpernetraing abdominal trauma, were observed and analyzed with simple abdomen film after comparison with the operative findings. The results are as follows: 1. Most frequent age distribution was 10 to 39 years and marked 70%. Male was in 90% incidence. 2. Penetrating injury largely involved the small bowel and abdominal wall. Non-penetrating injury usually involved the spleen, small bowel, liver, kidney, pancreas, duodenum. 3. Single organ injury occurred in higher incidence at the small bowel and abdominal wall. Multiple organ injury occurred in higher incidence at the spleen, liver, kidney and pancreas. 4. Organ distribution was 26% in spleen, 22% in small bowel, 14% in liver, 11% in abdominal wall. 7% in pancreas, 7% in kidney. 5% in duodenum, 4% in GB and CBD, 2% in diaphragm, 2% in colon, and 1% in stomach. 5. The specific roentgen findings and their frequency which useful in differential diagnosis at abdominal trauma, were as follows: a) flank fluid; Detectable possibility was 71% in liver laceration, 69% in spleen laceration and 57% in pancreas laceration. b) ipsilateral psoas shadow obliteration; Detectable possibility was 57% in liver laceration, 57% in kidney laceration and 46% in spleen laceration. c) free air; Detactable possibility was 60% in duodenal perforation, and 36% in peroration of upper part of small bowel. d) Reflex ileus; Detectable possibility was 64% in small bowel, 50% in liver laceration and 35% in spleen laceration. e) rib fracture; Detactable possibility was 36% in liver laceration and 23% in spleen laceration. f) pleural effusion; Detectable possibility was 29% in liver laceration and 27% in spleen laceration

  13. Penetrating abdominal injuries: management controversies

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    Butt, Muhammad U; Zacharias, Nikolaos; Velmahos, George C

    2009-01-01

    Penetrating abdominal injuries have been traditionally managed by routine laparotomy. New understanding of trajectories, potential for organ injury, and correlation with advanced radiographic imaging has allowed a shift towards non-operative management of appropriate cases. Although a selective approach has been established for stab wounds, the management of abdominal gunshot wounds remains a matter of controversy. In this chapter we describe the rationale and methodology of selecting patients for non-operative management. We also discuss additional controversial issues, as related to antibiotic prophylaxis, management of asymptomatic thoracoabdominal injuries, and the use of colostomy vs. primary repair for colon injuries. PMID:19374761

  14. Penetrating abdominal injuries: management controversies

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    Velmahos George C

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Penetrating abdominal injuries have been traditionally managed by routine laparotomy. New understanding of trajectories, potential for organ injury, and correlation with advanced radiographic imaging has allowed a shift towards non-operative management of appropriate cases. Although a selective approach has been established for stab wounds, the management of abdominal gunshot wounds remains a matter of controversy. In this chapter we describe the rationale and methodology of selecting patients for non-operative management. We also discuss additional controversial issues, as related to antibiotic prophylaxis, management of asymptomatic thoracoabdominal injuries, and the use of colostomy vs. primary repair for colon injuries.

  15. Abdominal surgery in neonatal foals.

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    Bryant, James E; Gaughan, Earl M

    2005-08-01

    Abdominal surgery in foals under 30 days old has become more common with improved neonatal care. Early recognition of a foal at risk and better nursing care have increased the survival rates of foals that require neonatal care. The success of improved neonatal care also has increased the need for accurate diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, umbilical, and bladder disorders in these foals. This chapter focuses on the early and accurate diagnosis of specific disorders that require abdominal exploratory surgery and the specific treatment considerations and prognosis for these disorders.

  16. CT appearances of abdominal tuberculosis

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    Lee, W.-K., E-mail: leewk33@hotmail.com [Department of Medical Imaging, St Vincent' s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria (Australia); Van Tonder, F.; Tartaglia, C.J.; Dagia, C. [Department of Medical Imaging, St Vincent' s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria (Australia); Cazzato, R.L. [Department of Radiology, Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome (Italy); Duddalwar, V.A. [Department of Radiology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (United States); Chang, S.D. [Department of Medical Imaging, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, British Columbia (Canada)

    2012-06-15

    The purpose of this article is to review and illustrate the spectrum of computed tomography (CT) appearances of abdominal tuberculosis. Tuberculosis can affect any organ or tissue in the abdomen, and can be mistaken for other inflammatory or neoplastic conditions. The most common sites of tuberculosis in the abdomen include lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, peritoneal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. The liver, spleen, biliary tract, pancreas and adrenals are rarely affected, but are more likely in HIV-seropositive patients and in miliary tuberculosis. This article should alert the radiologist to consider abdominal tuberculosis in the correct clinical setting to ensure timely diagnosis and enable appropriate treatment.

  17. CT appearances of abdominal tuberculosis

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    Lee, W.-K.; Van Tonder, F.; Tartaglia, C.J.; Dagia, C.; Cazzato, R.L.; Duddalwar, V.A.; Chang, S.D.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to review and illustrate the spectrum of computed tomography (CT) appearances of abdominal tuberculosis. Tuberculosis can affect any organ or tissue in the abdomen, and can be mistaken for other inflammatory or neoplastic conditions. The most common sites of tuberculosis in the abdomen include lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, peritoneal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. The liver, spleen, biliary tract, pancreas and adrenals are rarely affected, but are more likely in HIV-seropositive patients and in miliary tuberculosis. This article should alert the radiologist to consider abdominal tuberculosis in the correct clinical setting to ensure timely diagnosis and enable appropriate treatment.

  18. Secondary abdominal appendicular ectopic pregnancy.

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    Nama, Vivek; Gyampoh, Bright; Karoshi, Mahantesh; McRae, Reynold; Opemuyi, Isaac

    2007-01-01

    Although the case fatality rate for ectopic pregnancies has decreased to 0.08% in industrialized countries, it still represents 3.8% of maternal mortality in the United States alone. In developing countries, the case fatality rate varies from 3% to 27%. Laparoscopic management of tubal pregnancies is now the standard form of treatment where this technology is available. Abdominal pregnancies are rare, and secondary implantation of tubal ectopic pregnancies is the most common cause of abdominal gestations. We present an interesting case of secondary implantation of a tubal ectopic pregnancy to highlight the appendix as a possible secondary implantation site after a tubal ectopic pregnancy.

  19. Torsion of abdominal appendages presenting with acute abdominal pain

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    Al-Jaberi, Tareq M.; Gharabeih, Kamal I.; Yaghan, Rami J.

    2000-01-01

    Diseases of abnormal appendages are rare causes of abdominal pain in all age groups. Nine patients with torsion and infraction of abdominal appendages were retrospectively reviewed. Four patients had torsion and infarction of the appendices epiploicae, four patients had torsion and infarction of the falciform ligament. The patient with falciform ligament disease represents the first reported case of primary torsion and infarction of the falciform ligament, and the patient with the transverse colon epiplocia represents the first reported case of vibration-induced appendix epiplocia torsion and infarction. The patient with the falciform ligament disease presented with a tender upper abdominal mass and the remaining patients were operated upon with the preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The presence of normal appendix with free serosanguinous fluid in the peritoneal cavity should raise the possibility of a disease and calls for further evaluation of the intra-abdominal organs. If the diagnosis is suspected preoperatively, CT scan and ultrasound may lead to a correct diagnosis and possibly conservative management. Laparoscopy is playing an increasing diagnostic and therapeutic role in such situations. (author)

  20. Diagnosis in acute abdominal pain and ongoing abdominal sepsis

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    2016-01-01

    Acute abdominal pain is a common reason for presentation at the emergency department. To establish a timely and adequate diagnosis, doctors use the pattern of complaints and physical examination as the basis for the evaluation of a patient. In this thesis we conducted a study that showed that

  1. Obesidad abdominal y ausentismo por causa médica en una empresa de la industria metalmecánica en Cali, Colombia

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    Ricardo A Agredo Zúñiga

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de examinar la frecuencia de obesidad abdominal y el ausentismo laboral por causa médica, se realizó un estudio transversal en 185 varones pertenecientes a una industria metalmecánica. En ellos, además de datos sociodemográficos, se recogió datos antropométricos y se midió la circunferencia de cintura (CC en centímetros como indicador de obesidad abdominal. Se encontró, además de una alta frecuencia de obesidad abdominal (28,7%, que los trabajadores con obesidad abdominal presentaron mayor frecuencia, mayor tiempo y mayores costos por las incapacidades médicas. Se concluye que la obesidad abdominal en esta muestra fue altamente frecuente; no obstante, al tratarse de un riesgo reversible, las empresas podrían beneficiarse, en términos de ausentismo laboral, de programas preventivo promocionales destinados a controlar este problema.

  2. Beneficios percibidos por adultos mayores incorporados al ejercicio

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    René Barrios Duarte

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del trabajo es conocer los beneficios que perciben los adultos mayores del sexo femenino, con larga permanencia en el ejercicio, y las relaciones que se establecen entre estos y las variables edad, nivel cultural, tiempo de permanencia y ocupación anterior. Se tomó una muestra de 75 personas pertenecientes a 5 círculos de abuelos de Ciudad de La Habana, con edades entre 56 y 90 años, a los cuales se les aplicó un cuestionario de datos sociodemográficos y una entrevista. Los beneficios percibidos se agruparon en 4 categorías principales: salud, aptitud, psicológicos y sociales. No se encontró relación de dependencia con ninguna de las variables analizadas, aunque sí se encontraron diferencias en categorías específicas. El estudio detalla los beneficios que se pueden percibir con la práctica sistemática en programas destinados al adulto mayor, así como su carácter multidimensional, físico, psicológico y social. Se confirma la importancia del ejercicio y se ofrecen razones para su fomento.The objective of the paper is to find out the benefits that older females receive from practicing exercises for a long time and the relations that are established between these benefits and the variables age, educational level, length of practice and former occupation. A sample of 75 persons from 5 grandfather´s clubs in the City of Havana, aged 56-60 years was administered a socio-demographic questionnaire and an interview. Received benefits were grouped into 4 main categories: health, aptitude, psychological and social. There was no dependence relation with any of the analyzed variables, although differences were found in specific categories. The study detailed the benefits that may be received from systematic physical exercising in programs devoted to older people as well as their multidimensional, physical, psychological and social character. The paper confirmed the importance of exercising and provided reasons for encouraging

  3. Capacidad funcional y salud: orientaciones para cuidar al adulto mayor

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: valorar la salud y la capacidad funcional de ancianos con dependencia funcional para el autocuidado, como elementos para orientar el cuidado de enfermería y el cuidado familiar en casa. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal en 40 personas de 65 y más años con dependencia funcional, cuidados por familiar, en Envigado Colombia; muestreo por conveniencia. Valoración de la capacidad funcional con el índice de Katz y la escala de Lawton y Brody, ajustados según grupo de Neurociencias, Universidad de Antioquia. Hallazgos: población entre 67 y 98 años, edad promedio 84,08 años; 82,5% mujeres. Sistemas orgánicos más afectados: cardiovascular, osteomuscular y neurológico; entre 47,5% y 27,5% de los ancianos los tenían comprometidos. Se identificaron dos comportamientos: los hombres, y las personas de edad más avanzada, con mayores grados de dependencia en las actividades básicas e instrumentales; no se determinó asociación estadística por el pequeño tamaño muestral. Las actividades básicas estaban afectadas así: entre el 67,5% y el 55% de los ancianos requería ayuda; y las actividades instrumentales estuvieron comprometidas: entre el 95% y el 75% de los ancianos son totalmente dependientes en ellas. Conclusiones: Enfermería ha de considerar la valoración de la capacidad funcional articulada al estado de salud integral de los ancianos, para orientar su cuidado y apoyar a los cuida-dores familiares. Esto además previene dependencias de cuidado innecesarias que estarían en contra de las aspiraciones del adulto mayor como individuo autónomo e independiente. Es tarea de profesionales en enfermería capacitar a cuidadores familiares sobre valoración de la capacidad funcional.

  4. Paleointensities on 8 ka obsidian from Mayor Island, New Zealand

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    A. Ferk

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    Full Text Available The 8 ka BP (6050 BCE pantelleritic obsidian flow on Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, has been investigated using 30 samples from two sites. Due to a very high paramagnetic/ferromagnetic ratio, it was not possible to determine the remanence carriers. This is despite the fact that the samples were studied intensively at low, room, and high temperatures. We infer that a stable remanence within the samples is carried by single- or close to single-domain particles. Experiments to determine the anisotropy of thermoremanence tensor and the dependency on cooling rate were hampered due to alteration resulting from the repeated heating of the samples to temperatures just below the glass transition. Nonetheless, a well-defined mean paleointensity of 57.0 ± 1.0 μT, based on individual high quality paleointensity determinations, was obtained. This field value compares very well to a paleointensity of 58.1 ± 2.9 μT, which Tanaka et al. (2009 obtained for 5500 BCE at a site 100 km distant. Agreement with geomagnetic field models, however, is poor. Thus, gathering more high-quality paleointensity data for the Pacific region and for the southern hemisphere in general to better constrain global field models is very important.

  5. El entorno residencial de los mayores en Madrid

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    Fernández-Mayoralas Fernández, Gloria

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to study the residential environment and its perception by the elderly people ageing in place in Madrid, to obtain a better knowledge of the elements to modify in order to increase their satisfaction. The Censo de Población y Vivienda (1991 and the Survey Ageing in Place (1998 are used. In general terms, old people live in old houses, as owners, not crowded but with lack of facilities. These people have been living for a long time in the same neighbourhood, an environment affected by the problems characteristic of big cities, and are integrated in the neighbour by means of activities requiring not to much physical or financial effort. Residential lacks affect mainly to that groups with social and economic vulnerability: female, lower income and educational level, worse health status,... So, two out ten aged people would move mainly due to the negative conditions of habitability, adaptation and facilities. Moreover, reasons for not moving are related to the force of habit, the memories, or consequence of age, bad health or less resources.

    [es] El entorno residencial de los mayores en Madrid. El objetivo de este artículo es estudiar el ámbito residencial de los mayores que envejecen en su casa y la percepción que tienen sobre este medio, para obtener un mejor conocimiento de los aspectos que deberían modificarse a fin de incrementar su satisfacción. Las fuentes utilizadas son el Censo de Población y Vivienda de 1991 y la Encuesta Envejecer en Casa de 1998. A grandes rasgos, los viejos madrileños viven en casas viejas, de las que son propietarios, sin problemas de hacinamiento pero con carencias dotacionales. Durante la mayor parte de su vida adulta han residido en el mismo barrio, un entorno que actualmente está afectado por los problemas propios de las grandes ciudades, y en el que se integran socialmente mediante actividades que no requieren demasiado esfuerzo físico o monetario. Las deficiencias

  6. Maltrato institucional a adultos mayores Institutional elder abuse

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    Miriam Rubio Acuña

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    Full Text Available El maltrato institucional se refiere a cualquier forma de abuso que ocurre en servicios dirigidos a los ancianos. Esta revisión bibliográfica muestra que el maltrato se presenta con mayor frecuencia en residencias de larga estadía y el tipo más frecuente es la negligencia. Los factores asociados son los que tienen relación con el residente y con el ambiente. Las principales estrategias son invertir recursos sociosanitarios, sensibilizar a la población respecto al maltrato de los ancianos, considerar las necesidades de estos, fortalecer la formación de pregrado de los profesionales de salud en este ámbito y realizar educación continua. El maltrato es un problema social que debe ser abordado de manera integral.Institutional abuse refers to any form of abuse that occurs in services for the elderly. This literature review indicates that abuse occurs more frequently in nursing homes and the most frequent type of neglect. The factors that may relate to the relationship with the resident and the environment. The main strategies relate to social and health invest resources, raising awareness about the abuse of the elderly, consider their needs, strengthen undergraduate education of health professionals in this field and make continuing education. Abuse is a social problem so this must be addressed holistically.

  7. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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    Full Text Available ... to evaluate the: appendix stomach/ pylorus liver gallbladder spleen pancreas intestines kidneys bladder testicles ovaries uterus Abdominal ultrasound images can be used to help diagnose appendicitis in children. Except for traumatic injury, appendicitis is the most common reason for emergency ...

  8. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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    Full Text Available ... procedure work? How is the procedure performed? What will my child experience during and after the procedure? Who interprets the results and how do we get them? What are the benefits vs. risks? What are the limitations of Abdominal ...

  9. Dehydration related abdominal pain (drap)

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    Shah, S.I.; Aurangzeb; Khan, I.; Bhatti, A.M.; Khan, A.A.

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To describe the frequency of dehydration as a medical cause of acute abdomen. Subjects and Methods: All the patients reporting with abdominal pain to the surgical outpatient department or the emergency department were reviewed in the study. The clinical findings in all these cases were studied along with the mode of their management and outcome. Results: Of all the patients presenting with abdominal pain, 3.3% (n=68) were suffering from dehydration related abdominal pain. They were predominantly males in a ratio of 8.7: 1, mostly in the 2nd and 3rd decades of their lives. All these cases were suffering from acute or chronic dehydration were provisionally diagnosed by general practitioners as 'acute abdomen' and referred for surgical consultation. Associated symptoms included vomiting in 42.6%, backache in 91.2%, headache in 95.6%, and pain in lower limbs in 97.1 % of the cases. 83.8% required indoor management with intravenous fluids. All the patients became asymptomatic with rehydration therapy. Conclusion: Dehydration is a possible cause of severe abdominal pain. There is a need to educate the general public about the benefits of adequate fluid intake. (author)

  10. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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    Full Text Available ... particularly valuable for evaluating abdominal, pelvic or scrotal pain in young children. It is also valuable for evaluating the brain, spinal cord and hip joints in newborns and infants. Risks For standard diagnostic ultrasound , there are no known harmful effects on ...

  11. Chest complication after abdominal surgery

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    Koh, B. H.; Choi, J. Y.; Hahm, C. K.; Kang, S. R.

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    In spite of many advances in medicine, anesthetic technique and surgical managements, pulmonary problems are the most frequent postoperative complications, particularly after abdominal surgery. As postoperative pulmonary complications, atelectasis, pleural effusion, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and lung abscess can be occurred. This study include evaluation of chest films of 2006 patients (927 male, 1079 female), who had been operated abdominal surgery from Jan. 1979 to June, 1980 in the Hanyang university hospital. The results were as follows: 1. 70 cases out of total 2006 cases (3.5%) developed postoperative chest complications, 51 cases (5.5%) in male, 19 cases (1.8%) in female. 2. The complication rate was increased according to the increase of age. The incidence of the postoperative complications over 40 years of age was higher than the overall average complications rate. 3. The most common postoperative pulmonary complication was pleural effusion, next pneumonia, atelectasis and pulmonary edema respectively. 4. The complication rate of the group of upper abdominal surgery is much higher than the group of lower abdominal surgery. 5. Complication rate was increased according to increase of the duration of operation. 6. There were significant correlations between the operation site and side of the complicated hemithorax

  12. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  13. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Surgical Patients

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    abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, affect ... timely surgical intervention is crucial. Key words: .... On the second postoperative day, he was noted to be restless ... Although surgery is very effective in managing ACS.

  14. Original Research Abdominal myomectomy: A retrospective review ...

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    Abdominal myomectomy and outcome in Ilorin, Nigeria 37. Malawi Medical Journal 29 (1): ... rate of 3.34% has been reported for Maiduguri, northeastern. Nigeria.4 Abdominal ... of Nigeria.6. Infertility secondary to uterine fibroid is one of the.

  15. Internal Mammary Vessels’ Impact on Abdominal Skin Perfusion in Free Abdominal Flap Breast Reconstruction

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    Conclusions:. Using the IMV in free abdominal flap breast reconstruction had a significant effect on abdominal skin perfusion and may contribute to abdominal wound healing problems. The reperfusion of the abdominal skin was a dynamic process showing an increase in perfusion in the affected areas during the postoperative days.

  16. Frecuencia de síndrome metabólico en adultos mayores del Distrito de San Martin de Porres de Lima, Perú según los criterios de ATP III y de la IDF

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    Elizabeth Aliaga

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia del Síndrome metabólico en los adultos mayores de la comunidad del distrito de San Martín de Porres de Lima, Perú. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo de análisis secundario de base de datos del estudio “Perfil Clínico del Adulto Mayor que habita en la comunidad de San Martín de Porres”, el cual se realizó por muestreo probabilístico entre los meses de febrero y mayo de 2013. Resultados: Se incluyeron a 312 adultos mayores. La frecuencia del síndrome metabólico según los criterios ATP III fue 28,2%, y según los criterios de la IDF 35,3%, siendo más frecuente en mujeres que en varones. La frecuencia de obesidad según el índice de masa corporal fue 19,2%, y la frecuencia de obesidad abdominal según los criterios del ATP III fue 65,4%, siendo mayor en mujeres, mientras que según los criterios de la IDF fueron 32,1% y 59,3% en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. Conclusiones: La frecuencia del síndrome metabólico en la población adulta mayor es alta, obteniéndose cifras mayores usando los criterios de la IDF en comparación con ATP III, presentándose con mayor frecuencia en mujeres.

  17. Residencia para personas mayores en Villa del Prado, Madrid

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    Full Text Available Basic faci lities fo r socia l serv ices. Building designed as a home fo r the elderly, with 120 beds plus adult day care service for 40 seniors; erected under an agreement between the Madrid Housing Institute (IVIMA and the Regional Department ofFamily Affairs and Social Services in a small tOWlI in the region ofMadrid with a population of4.350. The design lends particular auention to zoning and spatial distribution based 0 11 a specific organisational chart as wel! as to daylight-related questions. The choice ofmaterials and colours is in keeping with the intended use ofthe building and the characteristics ofits users.Equipamiento Básico para Asistencia Social. Edificio destinado a Residencia pa ra Personas Mayores con una capacidad para 120 plazas residenciales con Centro de Estancias Diurnas para 40 plazas externas, realizado mediante Convenio entre el Instituto de la Vivienda de Madrid (IVIMA y la Consejeria de Familia y Servicios Sociales de la Comunidad de Madrid, en un pequeño municipio de esta Comunidad con una población de 4.350 habitantes. El proyecto dedica especial atención a la zonificación y a la distribució n espacial, en fu nci án de IIt I claro organigrama, y al manej o de la luz natural. La elección de materiales y colores se realiza en funci án del uso a que se destina el edificio ya las especiales características de sus usuarios.

  18. Caracterización de la familia del adulto mayor

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    Yahima Limia Núñez

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    Full Text Available El envejecimiento en la familia constituye un problema mundial y nacional, teniendo en cuenta esa premisa se realizó un estudio de tipo descriptivo, con el uso de técnicas cuantitativas y cualitativas, para caracterizar las familias donde viven adultos mayores, pertenecientes al área de salud del policlínico docente Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima. Se seleccionaron al azar diez familias del área incluida en el consultorio médico de la familia 94-01 que cumplieran con los criterios de inclusión, las que se caracterizaron a través de las variables socio-psicológicas: estructura, crisis, funcionamiento y percepción familiar; los datos se obtuvieron a partir de las técnicas de entrevista a la familia, la prueba de percepción de funcionamiento familiar (FF-SIL y la prueba de percepción de las relaciones familiares. En las familias estudiadas predominó la existencia de una estructura pequeña; nuclear y unigeneracional; multigeneracional. Las funciones que mejor cumplieron las familias fueron la económica y la educativo-cultural; y las crisis normativas que predominaron fueron la jubilación, el envejecimiento y la enfermedad. El funcionamiento familiar que prevaleció fue el funcional; los indicadores más afectados fueron los roles, la permeabilidad, la comunicación y la adaptabilidad; en la percepción familiar predominaron las familias armónicas, seguidas de las poco armónicas. Los indicadores más afectados fueron el sistema de apoyo, la comunicación y el desempeño de roles. Se concluyó que las familias presentaron fundamentalmente una estructura pequeña y nuclear, son funcionales y son armónicas

  19. Could US mayors achieve the entire US Paris climate target?

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    Gurney, K. R.; Huang, J.; Hutchins, M.; Liang, J.

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    After the recent US Federal Administration announcement not to adhere to the Paris Accords, 359 mayors (and counting) in the US pledged to maintain their commitments, reducing emissions within their jurisdictions by 26-28% from their 2005 levels by the year 2025. While important, this leaves a large portion of the US landscape, and a large amount of US emissions, outside of the Paris commitment. With Federal US policy looking unlikely to change, could additional effort by US cities overcome the gap in national policy and achieve the equivalent US national Paris commitment? How many cities would be required and how deep would reductions need to be? Up until now, this question could not be reliably resolved due to lack of data at the urban scale. Here, we answer this question with new data - the Vulcan V3.0 FFCO2 emissions data product - through examination of the total US energy related CO2 emissions from cities. We find that the top 500 urban areas in the US could meet the national US commitment to the Paris Accords with a reduction of roughly 30% below their 2015 levels by the year 2025. This is driven by the share of US emissions emanating from cities, particularly the largest cohort. Indeed, as the number of urban areas taking on CO2 reduction targets grows, the less the reduction burden on any individual city. In this presentation, we provide an analysis of US urban CO2 emissions and US climate policy, accounting for varying definitions of urban areas, emitting sectors and the tradeoff between the number of policy-active cities and the CO2 reduction burden.

  20. BIENESTAR PSICOLÓGICO: ADULTOS MAYORES ACTIVOS A TRAVÉS DEL VOLUNTARIADO

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    Objetivo: Comparar el nivel de bienestar psicológico de adultos mayores voluntarios del programa "Asesores Seniors" del Servicio Nacional del Adulto Mayor, Región del Bío-Bío, Chile, y adultos mayores no voluntarios, usuarios de un Centro de Salud Familiar de la misma región. Material y método: Corresponde a un estudio descriptivo - comparativo. La población del estudio corresponde a 60 adultos mayores, 30 voluntarios en un programa gubernamental y 30 no voluntarios usuarios de un Centro de S...

  1. Abdominal compartment syndrome with acute reperfusion syndrome

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    2017-01-01

    Abdominal compartment syndrome was recognized clinically in the 19th century when Marey and Burt observed its association with declines in respiratory function. Abdominal compartment syndrome is first used as a medical terminology from Fietsman in a case of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. A condition caused by abnormally increased pressure within the abdomen. Causes of abdominal compartment syndrome include trauma, surgery, or infection. Common symptoms: abdominal distension, fast heart rate, insufficient urine production, or low blood pressure Medical procedure: nasogastric intubation Surgery: laparotomy Specialists: radiologist, primary care provider (PCP), surgeon, and emergency medicine doctor [6, 10]. Keywords: Stomach. Gastroparesis . Diabetes Mellitus [bg

  2. Acupuncture Treatment of Abdominal Pain

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    2002-01-01

    @@ Case History Mr. Li, a university student aged 23 years, paid his first visit on July 16, 2001, with the chief complaint of abdominal pain for one day. The patient stated that one day before when it happened to be the weekend, he got abdominal pain after supper, which went worse gradually and caused him to roll all over in bed. The pain was slightly alleviated half an hour later after he had taken some pain killers. Upon inquiry, the patient said that because of their newly graduation from the university, he and his classmates were so excited that they went to have a sumptuous lunch with alcoholic drinks. And in the evening he ate again a delicious supper cooked for him by his mother, after which he continued to have some fruit and dessert.

  3. Computed tomography, after abdominal surgery

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    Vogel, H.; Toedt, H.C.

    1985-09-01

    The CT-examinations of 131 patients were analyzed after abdominal surgery. After nephrectomy, splenectomy, partial hepatectomy and pancreatectomy a displacement of the neighbouring intraabdominal and retroperitoneal organs was seen. Scar-tissue was observed containing fat, which faciltated the differential diagnosis to tumor recurrency. The changes of the roentgenmorphology were not so obvious after gastrointestinal surgery. After vascular surgery the permeability of an anastomosis or an operated artery could be demonstrated by bolus injection. (orig.).

  4. Computed tomography, after abdominal surgery

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    Vogel, H.; Toedt, H.C.; Hamburg Univ.

    1985-01-01

    The CT-examinations of 131 patients were analyzed after abdominal surgery. After nephrectomy, splenectomy, partial hepatectomy and pancreatectomy a displacement of the neighbouring intraabdominal and retroperitoneal organs was seen. Scar-tissue was observed containing fat, which fascilated the differentialdiagnosis to tumorrecurrency. The changes of the roentgenmorphology were not so abvious after gastro-intestinal surgery. After vascular surgery the permeability of an anastomosis or an operated artery could be demonstrated by bolusinjection. (orig.) [de

  5. Defectos de la pared abdominal

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    Adis L. Peña Cedeño

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de los fetos con malformaciones congénitas, dadas por defecto de la pared abdominal (DPA, nacidos en el Hospital Universitario Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa durante los años 1984 al 2000, para determinar la frecuencia de los distintos tipos de defectos de la pared abdominal y las malformaciones asociadas a éstas. Se revisaron los protocolos de necropsias e historias clínicas en este período y se obtuvieron 25 casos con DPA. La malformación más frecuente fue el onfalocele con 14 casos, seguido de la gastrosquisis con 6 casos. Se hallaron malformaciones asociadas en el 68 % de los casos, y se comprobó la efectividad del Programa Nacional de Malformaciones Congénitas, pues en el 80 % de las pacientes se interrumpió precozmente el embarazo.A study of the fetuses with congenital malformations due to defect of the abdominal wall (AWD that were born at the Gynecoobstetric Teaching Hospital of Guanabacoa from 1984 to 2000 was conducted aimed at determining the frequency of the different types of defects of the abdominal wall and the malformations associated with them. The protocosl of necropsies and medical histories corresponding to this period were reviewed and 25 cases with AWD were detected. The most common malformation was omphalocele with 14 cases, followed by gastrosquisis with 6 cases. Associated malformations were found in 68 % of the cases and it was proved the effectiveness of the National Program of Congenital Malformations, since pregnancy was interrupted early in 80 % of the patients.

  6. Hernia Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma

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    N Aghaie

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernia is a rare type of hernia, which follows blunt trauma to the abdomen, where disruption of the musculature and fascia occurs with the overlying skin remaining intact. Diagnosis of this problem is very difficult and delayed. Traumatic hernia is often diagnosed during laparatomy or laparascopy, but CT scan also has a role in distinguishing this pathology. Delay in diagnosis is very dangerous and can result in gangrene and necrosis of the organs in the hernia. The case report of a 35 years old man with liftruck blunt trauma is reported. His vital signs were stable. On physical examination, tenderness of RUQ was seen. He underwent Dpl for suspected hemoprotein. Dpl was followed up by laparatomy. Laparatomy revealed that the transverse and ascending colon partially herniated in the abdominal wall defect. The colon was reduced in the abdomen and repair of abdominal hernia was done. The patient was discharged after 5 day. The etiology, pathogenesis and management are discussed.

  7. Mesh erosion after abdominal sacrocolpopexy.

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    Kohli, N; Walsh, P M; Roat, T W; Karram, M M

    1998-12-01

    To report our experience with erosion of permanent suture or mesh material after abdominal sacrocolpopexy. A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who underwent sacrocolpopexy by the same surgeon over 8 years. Demographic data, operative notes, hospital records, and office charts were reviewed after sacrocolpopexy. Patients with erosion of either suture or mesh were treated initially with conservative therapy followed by surgical intervention as required. Fifty-seven patients underwent sacrocolpopexy using synthetic mesh during the study period. The mean (range) postoperative follow-up was 19.9 (1.3-50) months. Seven patients (12%) had erosions after abdominal sacrocolpopexy with two suture erosions and five mesh erosions. Patients with suture erosion were asymptomatic compared with patients with mesh erosion, who presented with vaginal bleeding or discharge. The mean (+/-standard deviation) time to erosion was 14.0+/-7.7 (range 4-24) months. Both patients with suture erosion were treated conservatively with estrogen cream. All five patients with mesh erosion required transvaginal removal of the mesh. Mesh erosion can follow abdominal sacrocolpopexy over a long time, and usually presents as vaginal bleeding or discharge. Although patients with suture erosion can be managed successfully with conservative treatment, patients with mesh erosion require surgical intervention. Transvaginal removal of the mesh with vaginal advancement appears to be an effective treatment in patients failing conservative management.

  8. Appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma.

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    Cobb, Travis

    2017-09-01

    Appendicitis is a frequently encountered surgical problem in the Emergency Department (ED). Appendicitis typically results from obstruction of the appendiceal lumen, although trauma has been reported as an infrequent cause of acute appendicitis. Intestinal injury and hollow viscus injury following blunt abdominal trauma are well reported in the literature but traumatic appendicitis is much less common. The pathophysiology is uncertain but likely results from several mechanisms, either in isolation or combination. These include direct compression/crush injury, shearing injury, or from indirect obstruction of the appendiceal lumen by an ileocecal hematoma or traumatic impaction of stool into the appendix. Presentation typically mirrors that of non-traumatic appendicitis with nausea, anorexia, fever, and right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness and/or peritonitis. Evaluation for traumatic appendicitis requires a careful history and physical exam. Imaging with ultrasound or computed tomography is recommended if the history and physical do not reveal an acute surgical indication. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and surgical consultation for appendectomy. This case highlights a patient who developed acute appendicitis following blunt trauma to the abdomen sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Appendicitis must be considered as part of the differential diagnosis in any patient who presents to the ED with abdominal pain, including those whose pain begins after sustaining blunt trauma to the abdomen. Because appendicitis following trauma is uncommon, timely diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. El complejo mayor de histocompatibilidad humano: sistema HLA

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    Luis Fernando García

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    El complejo mayor de histocompatibilidad humano, o sistema HLA, está localizado en el brazo corto del cromosoma 6. Sus genes codifican tres tipos de moléculas. Los antígenos clase I (HLA-A, B, C y E están formados por una cadena pesada unida no covalentemente a la β2-microglobulina y se expresan en la superficie de la mayoría de las células nucleadas del organismo. Estos antígenos actúan como elementos de restricción en la activación de los linfocitos T CD8+. Los antígenos clase II son dímeros compuestos por cadenas α y β y su distribución tisular está limitada sólo a algunos tipos de células. Estas moléculas actúan restringiendo la presentación de antígenos a los linfocitos CD4+. Los antígenos de clase III son proteínas plasmáticas del sistema del complemento. Los diferentes loci del sistema HLA son muy polimórficos y sus productos se heredan en bloques conocidos como haplotipos. Debido a que los diferentes grupos étnicos presentan variaciones en la frecuencia de ale ios y haplotipos, el HLA ha sido muy útil en los estudios antropogenéticos. Algunos antígenos HLA están presentes en pacientes con determinadas enfermedades con una frecuencia significativamente diferente a la encontrada en la población general. Estos hallazgos han sido de gran importancia para comprender la patogénesis y los mecanismos genéticos de resistencia o susceptibilidad a dichas enfermedades. En el campo de los transplantes de órganos, la compatibilidad HLA donante-receptor correlaciona con la sobrevida del injerto. El sistema HLA también parece tener mucha importancia en los fenómenos inmunológicos que ocurren durante el

  10. Dolor abdominal recurrente (DAR o crónico en niños y adolescentes

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    Y. Mónica González, Dra.

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    Full Text Available El dolor abdominal crónico es muy frecuente en la edad pediátrica. Los criterios de Roma III permiten hacer el diagnóstico de las diferentes entidades con dolor abdominal funcional, en base a la sintomatología, y no como de exclusión. Actualmente se propone una etiología biopsicosocial, que obliga a una aproximación integrada para ofrecer tratamiento centrado en la sintomatología de cada paciente pudiendo combinarse cambios en la alimentación, fármacos e intervenciones psicosociales. Aunque la mayoría de los pacientes mejora al tranquilizarlos y con el tiempo, una proporción significativa sigue con sintomatología intensa y discapacitante en la adultez.

  11. Polifarmacia en los adultos mayores Polypharmacy in the older adults

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    César Martínez Querol

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal con 118 senescentes de la población de adultos mayores del consultorio del Médico de la Familia 80.1 del Policlínico "Ana Betancourt", en el municipio Playa. A todos se les llenó una encuesta formulario que contemplaba sus datos generales, así como las enfermedades crónicas y los trastornos de los órganos de los sentidos que padecía. Se enumeraron los medicamentos que ingieren, con la dosis y periodicidad, tanto los prescritos como los autoprescritos, y se consignaron las reacciones adversas atribuidas a los fármacos consumidos. Se revisaron los controles de dispensarización y sus historias clínicas individuales.La prevalencia de polifarmacia detectada fue de 46 casos (39 %. El total de preparados prescritos fue de 303, con un promedio de 3,1 por paciente, la cifra de autoprescripciones fue 49 casos (41 % con 113 fármacos, y un promedio de preparados autorrecetados por anciano de 2,3, siendo los fármacos más indicados por los facultativos los hipotensores, los diuréticos, los psicofármacos, los analgésicos y los antidiabéticos; y entre los autorrecetados se encontraban las vitaminas, los analgésicos, los laxantes, los antihistamínicos y los psicofármacos. Las reacciones adversas se presentaron en 36 casos (37,2 %, señalándose que todas fueron ligeras y atribuidas a fármacos prescritos por los facultativos.A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 118 senescents from the population of older adults of the family physician office 80.1 of "Ana Betancourt" Polyclinic, in Playa municipality. All of them answered a questionnaire to collect their general data, as well as information about the chronic diseases and disorders of the sense organs they suffered from. The drugs they were taking, both prescribed and self-prescribed, with their doses and periodicity were related, and the adverse reactions attributed to the drugs consumed were also exposed. The

  12. Increased pressure within the abdominal compartment: intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome.

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    Roberts, Derek J; Ball, Chad G; Kirkpatrick, Andrew W

    2016-04-01

    This article reviews recent developments related to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH)/abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and clinical practice guidelines published in 2013. IAH/ACS often develops because of the acute intestinal distress syndrome. Although the incidence of postinjury ACS is decreasing, IAH remains common and associated with significant morbidity and mortality among critically ill/injured patients. Many risk factors for IAH include those findings suggested to be indications for use of damage control surgery in trauma patients. Medical management strategies for IAH/ACS include sedation/analgesia, neuromuscular blocking and prokinetic agents, enteral decompression tubes, interventions that decrease fluid balance, and percutaneous catheter drainage. IAH/ACS may be prevented in patients undergoing laparotomy by leaving the abdomen open where appropriate. If ACS cannot be prevented with medical or surgical management strategies or treated with percutaneous catheter drainage, guidelines recommend urgent decompressive laparotomy. Use of negative pressure peritoneal therapy for temporary closure of the open abdomen may improve the systemic inflammatory response and patient-important outcomes. In the last 15 years, investigators have better clarified the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and appropriate prevention of IAH/ACS. Subsequent study should be aimed at understanding which treatments effectively lower intra-abdominal pressure and whether these treatments ultimately affect patient-important outcomes.

  13. Manejo laparoscópico de pseudoquiste abdominal en paciente hidrocefálico

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    Tania Leyva Mastrapa

    Full Text Available Las complicaciones abdominales de las derivaciones ventrículo peritoneales en la hidrocefalia, no son raras. Los pseudoquistes abdominales se reportan entre un 1- 4,5 % y la mayoría de los pacientes necesitan cirugía. Se presenta un paciente masculino de 28 años de edad con antecedentes de hemorragia intraventricular del recién nacido e hidrocefalia secundaria a la misma. Múltiples infecciones y revisiones del sistema derivativo, la última hacía 14 años. Sintomatología de 6 meses de evolución caracterizada por crisis de llanto incontrolables asociadas a sudoración marcada, sin horario fijo y de varias horas de duración. Ultrasonografía abdominal muestra pseudoquiste abdominal suprahepático. Recibe tratamiento por técnica laparoscópica con liberación de catéter peritoneal, marsupialización del quiste y recolocación del catéter en otro cuadrante peritoneal. El pseudoquiste abdominal es una complicación infrecuente de las derivaciones ventrículo-peritoneales y debe sospecharse en pacientes con dolor abdominal. Una vez diagnosticado, el tratamiento de elección debe ser la laparoscopia.

  14. Evaluation of the levels of metalloproteinsase-2 in patients with abdominal aneurysm and abdominal hernias.

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    Antoszewska, Magdalena

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    Abdominal aortic aneurysms and abdominal hernias become an important health problems of our times. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and its rupture is one of the most dangerous fact in vascular surgery. There are some theories pointing to a multifactoral genesis of these kinds of diseases, all of them assume the attenuation of abdominal fascia and abdominal aortic wall. The density and continuity of these structures depend on collagen and elastic fibers structure. Reducing the strength of the fibers may be due to changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) by the proteolytic enzymes-matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that degrade extracellular matrix proteins. These enzymes play an important role in the development of many disease: malignant tumors (colon, breast, lung, pancreas), cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, ischemia-reperfusion injury), connective tissue diseases (Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan's Syndrome), complications of diabetes (retinopathy, nephropathy). One of the most important is matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2). The aim of the study was an estimation of the MMP-2 blood levels in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and primary abdominal hernia, and in patients with only abdominal aortic aneurysm. The study involved 88 patients aged 42 to 89 years, including 75 men and 13 women. Patients were divided into two groups: patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and primary abdominal hernia (45 persons, representing 51.1% of all group) and patients with only abdominal aortic aneurysm (43 persons, representing 48,9% of all group). It was a statistically significant increase in MMP-2 blood levels in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and primary abdominal hernia compared to patients with only abdominal aortic aneurysm. It was a statistically significant increase in the prevalence of POCHP in patients with only abdominal aortic aneurysm compared to patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and primary abdominal hernia. Statistically significant

  15. Abdominal manifestations of autoimmune disorders

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    Triantopoulou, C.

    2015-01-01

    Full text: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease was recognized as a systemic disease since various extrapancreatic lesions were observed in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). The real etiology and pathogenesis of IgG4-RD is still not clearly understood. Moreover the exact role of IgG4 or IgG4-positive plasma cells in this disease has not yet been elucidated. only some inconsistent biological features such as hypergammaglobulinemia or hypocomplementemia support the autoimmune nature of the disease process. various names have been ascribed to this clinicopathological entity including IgG4-related sclerosing disease, IgG4-related systemic sclerosing disease, IgG4-related disease, IgG4-related autoimmune disease, hyper-IgG4 disease and IgG4-related systemic disease. The extrapancreatic lesions of IgG4-RD also exhibit the same characteristic histologic features including dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, massive storiform fibrosis, and obliterative phlebitis as seen in IgG4-related pancreatitis. Abdominal manifestations include the following organs/systems: Bile ducts: Sclerosing cholangitis; Gallbladder and liver: Acalculous sclerosis cholecytitis with diffuse wall thickening; hepatic inflammatory pseudotumorts; Kidneys: round or wedge-shaped renal cortical nodules, peripheral cortical; lesions, mass like lesions or renal pelvic involvement; Prostate, urethra, seminal vesicle, vas deferens, uterine cervix; Autoimmune prostatitis; Retroperitoneum: Retroperitoneal fibrosis. thin or mildly thick homogeneous soft tissue lesion surrounding the abdominal aorta and its branches but also bulky masses causing hydronephroureterosis; Mesentery: Sclerosing mesenteritis usually involving the root of the mesentery; Bowel: Inflammatory bowel diseases mimicking Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. various types of sclerosing nodular lesions of the bowel wall; Stomach: Gastritis, gastric ulcers and focal masses mimicking submucosal tumor; omentum: Infiltration mimicking

  16. Alexitimia, resiliencia y creencias paranormales en personas mayores en un centro institucionalizado

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    Inmaculada Méndez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available La alexitimia hace referencia a la dificultad para comprender e identificar los propios sentimientos y los de los demás. El proceso de adaptación a un centro residencial es una de las situaciones estresantes a las que puede enfrentarse la persona mayor. Para poder sobreponerse ante dichas situaciones es fundamental la capacidad de resiliencia e incluso existen personas que buscan apoyo en la religiosidad o en las creencias en lo paranormal. En este trabajo se estudió la relación entre aleximitia, resiliencia y creencias paranormales en un grupo de 35 personas mayores (21 mujeres con edades entre 66 y 95 años de un centro institucionalizado. Se administraron la escala TAS-20 para la evaluación de la alexitimia, la Escala de Resiliencia CD-RISC y la Escala Mejorada de Creencias Paranormales. Entre los principales resultados cabe destacar que los sujetos con mayores Dificultades para identificar sentimientos son los que presentaban un menor Control personal; los sujetos con mayores Dificultades para identificar sentimientos son los que menor creencia poseían de las Formas de vida extraordinaria y los sujetos con mayor capacidad de Control Personal son los que mayor creencia tenían de las Formas de vida extraordinaria. Se discuten las aplicaciones que los profesionales pueden poner en marcha en centros institucionalizados de personas mayores.

  17. Political Public Relations Campaign for Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Solok Period 2016-2020, Creative Design Coordinator Division

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    Sanjaya, Lovegi David; M.Si, Agus Naryoso; M.Si, Much Yulianto; Gono, Joyo M S; Ayun, Primada Qurrota

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    Public relations, as one of the strategies are quite effective for building the image, as well as long-term relationship with the community or public. This strategy is often combined with a political strategy to win a pair of political party candidates, which is the background of the writing of this scientific work ; the intention to won Irzal Ilyas and Alfauzi Bote as pair of political candidates to become mayor and deputy mayor of Solok period 2016-2021. There need to be applied various eff...

  18. Mechanisms and management of functional abdominal pain

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    Functional abdominal pain syndrome is characterised by frequent or continuous abdominal pain associated with a degree of loss of daily activity. It has a reported population prevalence of between 0.5% and 1.7%, with a female preponderance. The pathophysiology of functional abdominal pain is incompletely understood although it has been postulated that peripheral sensitisation of visceral afferents, central sensitisation of the spinal dorsal horn and aberrancies within descending modulatory sys...

  19. [Diagnostic imaging and acute abdominal pain].

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    Liljekvist, Mads Svane; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Burcharth, Jakob; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2015-01-19

    Acute abdominal pain is a common clinical condition. Clinical signs and symptoms can be difficult to interpret, and diagnostic imaging may help to identify intra-abdominal disease. Conventional X-ray, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen vary in usability between common surgical causes of acute abdominal pain. Overall, conventional X-ray cannot confidently diagnose or rule out disease. US and CT are equally trustworthy for most diseases. US with subsequent CT may enhance diagnostic precision. Magnetic resonance seems promising for future use in acute abdominal imaging.

  20. Actinomycosis mimicking abdominal neoplasm. Case report

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    Waaddegaard, P; Dziegiel, Morten Hanefeld

    1988-01-01

    In a patient with a 6-month history of nonspecific abdominal complaints, preoperative examination indicated malignant disease involving the right ovary, rectum and sigmoid, but laparotomy revealed abdominal actinomycosis. Removal of the ovary and low anterior colonic resection followed by penicil......In a patient with a 6-month history of nonspecific abdominal complaints, preoperative examination indicated malignant disease involving the right ovary, rectum and sigmoid, but laparotomy revealed abdominal actinomycosis. Removal of the ovary and low anterior colonic resection followed...... by penicillin treatment gave a good result....

  1. Abdominal migraine in childhood: a review

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    Full Text Available Beatrice Scicchitano,1 Gareth Humphreys,1 Sally G Mitton,2 Thiagarajan Jaiganesh1 1Children's Emergency Department, 2Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, St Georges Hospital, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, Tooting, London, United Kingdom Abstract: The childhood condition of abdominal migraine has been described under many different synonyms, including "abdominal epilepsy", "recurrent abdominal pain", "cyclical vomiting syndrome", and "functional gastrointestinal disorder". In the early literature, abdominal migraine is included in the "childhood periodic syndrome", first described by Wyllie and Schlesinger in 1933. Abdominal migraine has emerged over the last century as a diagnostic entity in its own right thanks to the development of well defined diagnostic criteria and its recent inclusion in the International Headache Society's Classification of Headache disorders. Despite this progress, little is known about the pathophysiology of the condition, and the treatment options are poorly defined. Here we summarize the recent literature, with particular focus on establishing the diagnosis of abdominal migraine and its pathophysiology, and suggest an approach to management. Keywords: abdominal migraine, recurrent abdominal pain, abdominal epilepsy, cyclical vomiting

  2. Análisis del bienestar de los adultos mayores en México

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    García Benítez, Julio César

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    Esta tesis analiza el bienestar de los adultos mayores en México a partir de la teoría de los funcionamientos y capacidades de Amartya Sen. La investigación tiene dos objetivos principales: el primero es medir el bienestar del adulto mayor con una visión más amplia, en el sentido de incluir tanto indicadores objetivos como subjetivos; y el segundo objetivo es demostrar que este bienestar depende tanto de los recursos, como de los factores de conversión con los que cuenta el adulto mayor, los ...

  3. Estereotipos sociales sobre la vejez en estudiantes mayores: un estudio de caso

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    Sanhueza, Javiera

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    Frente al acelerado envejecimiento poblacional, se plantea el desafío de promocionar los derechos de ciudadanía de los mayores, especialmente aquellos relacionados con la participación social a través de la educación permanente. La investigación describe las imágenes sociales que las personas mayores asistentes al Aula de Mayores “Ciudad de Granada” manifiestan sobre la vejez, comparándolas según variables sociodemográficas. Se aplica el “Cuestionario de Evaluación de Estereotipos Negativos s...

  4. PACIENTE ADULTO MAYOR Y CIRUGÍA NO CARDÍACA: ¿QUÉ DEBEMOS SABER?

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    Nazar J,Claudio; Zamora H,Maximiliano; Fuentes H,Ricardo; Lema F,Guillermo

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    Los procedimientos quirúrgicos en pacientes adultos mayores son cada vez más frecuentes. Se caracterizan por tener mayor morbimortalidad que los realizados en pacientes más jóvenes, por lo que es esencial una apropiada evaluación preoperatoria, una acuciosa monitorización intraoperatoria y un adecuado manejo del período postoperatorio. La edad conlleva una serie de cambios fisiológicos y una mayor incidencia de enfermedades crónicas, que en conjunto determinan una disminución de las reservas ...

  5. Funcionalidad y grado de dependencia en los adultos mayores institucionalizados en centros de bienestar

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    Elveny Laguado Jaimes

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Introducción: La funcionalidad en el adulto mayor constituye un eje principal para los programas orientados a fortalecer el envejecimiento activo; ante el incremento de este grupo poblacional, las enfermedades como factor que limita la capacidad física, mental y social requieren acciones de control que disminuyan la dependencia que contribuye a un deterioro mayor. Objetivo: Determinar la funcionalidad y grado de dependencia en el adulto mayor institucionalizado como información básica para el diseño de un programa de intervención específica. Metodología: estudio descriptivo retrospectivo con una muestra de 60 adultos mayores institucionalizados y seleccionados por muestreo no probabilístico. Resultados: predomina el rango de edad de 75-84 años, un 26,66% de 60 adultos mayores y el género masculino con mayor frecuencia (53,33%. Por lo que respecta a la escolaridad, el 53,3% estudiaron primaria. Contacto familiar con la familia, el 70%; tiempo de institucionalización de los adultos mayores, el mayor tiempo (55% de 1 a 5 años. Predominan los problemas cardiovasculares en el 34% de los adultos mayores. Valoración funcional: predomina el género masculino con dependencia leve (26,66% y como independiente un 25% del género femenino. La valoración del grado de autonomía en el género masculino evidencia un grado de autonomía 1, con un 30% con respecto al género femenino, que tiene un grado de autonomía 3, con el 16,66%, sin significación estadística. Conclusiones: Se observa el predominio del género masculino en los adultos mayores institucionalizados y con dependencia leve, y al contrario en las mujeres, donde la frecuencia de independencia es mayor. En la autonomía predomina un grado mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres.

  6. La sobrecarga de los cuidadores informales de personas mayores dependientes en Medina del Campo

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    Archiles Diez, Eva

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    Los cuidadores informales de personas mayores dependientes constituyen un capital social de vital importancia. El hecho de cuidar a un familiar mayor dependiente, es un fenómeno cada vez más extendido que se está convirtiendo en una experiencia común en la vida familiar de muchas personas, por ello estos cuidadores suponen un capital social de enorme importancia. Este capital social, permite que las personas mayores dependientes que permanecen en el domicilio, puedan disfrutar de un nivel de ...

  7. Mechanical ventilation in abdominal surgery.

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    Futier, E; Godet, T; Millot, A; Constantin, J-M; Jaber, S

    2014-01-01

    One of the key challenges in perioperative care is to reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality. Patients who develop postoperative morbidity but survive to leave hospital have often reduced functional independence and long-term survival. Mechanical ventilation provides a specific example that may help us to shift thinking from treatment to prevention of postoperative complications. Mechanical ventilation in patients undergoing surgery has long been considered only as a modality to ensure gas exchange while allowing maintenance of anesthesia with delivery of inhaled anesthetics. Evidence is accumulating, however, suggesting an association between intraoperative mechanical ventilation strategy and postoperative pulmonary function and clinical outcome in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Non-protective ventilator settings, especially high tidal volume (VT) (>10-12mL/kg) and the use of very low level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) (PEEPventilator-associated lung injury in patients with healthy lungs. Stimulated by previous findings in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, the use of lower tidal volume ventilation is becoming increasingly more common in the operating room. However, lowering tidal volume, though important, is only part of the overall multifaceted approach of lung protective mechanical ventilation. In this review, we aimed at providing the most recent and relevant clinical evidence regarding the use of mechanical ventilation in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Copyright © 2014 Société française d’anesthésie et de réanimation (Sfar). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  8. Abdominal ultrasound in AIDS patients

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    Escribano, J.; Gonzalez, J.; Alvarez, M.; Rivero, S.; Raya, J.L.; Ruza, M.

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    To analyze the ultrasonography findings in abdomen in the AIDS patients in our hospital, as well as the indications for this exploration, assessing the role of abdominal ultrasound (AU). The ultrasonographic and clinical findings in 527 patients who underwent a total of 715 explorations between 1992 and 1996 were studied. Hepatomegaly and/or splenomegaly, usually homogeneous, were observed in nearly half of the studies (45%); one third of the patients with marked splenomegaly presented visceral leishmaniasis. Focal lesions in liver and/or spleen, corresponding to angiomas, abscesses, lymphomatous lesions and metastasis, were detected in 5.7% of the explorations. Thirty-five percent of the AU revealed the presence of lymphadenopathy; nodes measuring over 2.5 cm were usually related to potential treatable infection or neoplasm. Thickening of the gallbladder wall did not usually indicate the presence of acute cholecystitis unless Murphy''s sign was also detected. Bile duct dilation and wall thickening was related to opportunistic cholangitis, and the increase in the echogenicity of the renal parenchyma was linked to AIDS-related nephropathy. Despite the fact that many of findings with AU are nonspecific, we consider that this approach should be the principal diagnostic technique in AIDS patients with suspected abdominal pathology or fever of unknown origin. (Author) 43 refs,

  9. Don't Forget the Abdominal Wall: Imaging Spectrum of Abdominal Wall Injuries after Nonpenetrating Trauma.

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    Matalon, Shanna A; Askari, Reza; Gates, Jonathan D; Patel, Ketan; Sodickson, Aaron D; Khurana, Bharti

    2017-01-01

    Abdominal wall injuries occur in nearly one of 10 patients coming to the emergency department after nonpenetrating trauma. Injuries range from minor, such as abdominal wall contusion, to severe, such as abdominal wall rupture with evisceration of abdominal contents. Examples of specific injuries that can be detected at cross-sectional imaging include abdominal muscle strain, tear, or hematoma, including rectus sheath hematoma (RSH); traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH); and Morel-Lavallée lesion (MLL) (closed degloving injury). These injuries are often overlooked clinically because of (a) a lack of findings at physical examination or (b) distraction by more-severe associated injuries. However, these injuries are important to detect because they are highly associated with potentially grave visceral and vascular injuries, such as aortic injury, and because their detection can lead to the diagnosis of these more clinically important grave traumatic injuries. Failure to make a timely diagnosis can result in delayed complications, such as bowel hernia with potential for obstruction or strangulation, or misdiagnosis of an abdominal wall neoplasm. Groin injuries, such as athletic pubalgia, and inferior costochondral injuries should also be considered in patients with abdominal pain after nonpenetrating trauma, because these conditions may manifest with referred abdominal pain and are often included within the field of view at cross-sectional abdominal imaging. Radiologists must recognize and report acute abdominal wall injuries and their associated intra-abdominal pathologic conditions to allow appropriate and timely treatment. © RSNA, 2017.

  10. Uso da peritoneostomia na sepse abdominal Laparostomy in abdominal sepsis

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    Juvenal da Rocha Torres Neto

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Dentre as modalidades terapêuticas da sepse abdominal, a peritoneostomia tem papel decisivo permitindo explorações e lavagens da cavidade de forma facilitada. Observamos pacientes com diagnóstico clínico de sepse abdominal internados no Serviço de Coloproctologia do Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal de Sergipe, e que foram submetidos a peritoneostomia de janeiro de 2004 a janeiro de 2006. Foram avaliados quanto ao diagnóstico primário e secundário, tipo de peritonite secundária, antibioticoterapia, esquema de lavagens, tempo de peritoneostomia, complicações e desfecho. Estudamos 12 pacientes, com idade de 15 a 57, média de 39,3 anos. Diagnóstico primário: abdome agudo inflamatório em 6(50%, abdome agudo obstrutivo em 2(16,7%, abdome agudo perfurativo em 2(16,7%, fístula enterocutânea em 1(8,3% e abscesso intra-cavitário em 1(8,3%. Diagnóstico secundário: perfuração de cólon em 4(33,3%, abscessos intra-cavitários em 3(25%, deiscências de anastomoses em 3(25%, 1(8,3% com tumor perfurado de sigmóide e 1(8,3% com necrose de cólon abaixado. Peritonite fecal em 10(83,3% e purulenta em 2(16,7%. A antibioticoterapia teve duração média de 19 dias. Lavagens de demanda em 6(50%, programadas em 4(33,3% e regime misto em 2(16,7%. O tempo médio de peritoneostomia foi de 10,9 dias (1-36. Como complicações: evisceração em 2(16,7% e fistulização em 1(8,3%. Quatro pacientes evoluíram com óbito.Among the therapeutics approach form of abdominal sepsis, the laparostomy has a decisive role allowing cavity explorations and lavages in an easier way. We study patients with abdominal sepsis diagnoses admitted to our surgical service of Coloproctology form Sergipe´s Federal University Hospital who underwent a Bogotá Bag laparostomy associated or not with polypropylene mesh from January 2004 to January 2006. These patients were assessed as: first and second diagnosis; secondary peritonitis type; antibiotic

  11. Alcaldes mayores y subdelegados frente a la siembra clandestina de tabaco: Papantla, 1765-1806 Alcaldes Mayores and Subdelegados coping with Tobacco Clandestine Sowing: Papantla, 1765-1806

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    Georgina Moreno Coello

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objeto explorar las estrategias que permitieron la persistencia de la siembra clandestina de tabaco en Nueva España, en particular en la región de Papantla. Analizar las relaciones entre los alcaldes mayores, subdelegados y empleados del monopolio del tabaco, enfatizando la protección informal de la que gozó el cultivo ilegal de parte de las autoridades provinciales y examinar cuál pudo ser el destino del ahorro, así como de las ganancias obtenidas del tabaco ilegal, particularmente en el financiamiento de actividades comerciales y crediticias que llevaban a cabo alcaldes mayores y subdelegados, especialmente en el repartimiento de mercancías.This paper explores the strategies that allowed for a persistent clandestine tobacco sowing in New Spain, mainly in the region of Papantla. It analyzes the relationship between alcaldes mayores, subdelegados and employees of the tobacco monopoly, emphasizing the informal protection given to illegal sowings by provincial authorities. It also examines the potential allocation of savings and profits from illegal tobacco, mainly in the financing of commercial activities undertaken by alcaldes mayores and subdelegados, particularly for the repartimiento.

  12. Hubungan Kadar Feritin Serum dengan Gangguan Fungsi Paru Pasien Thalassemia Mayor Anak

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    Marte Robiul Sani

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    Kesimpulan. Terdapat hubungan bermakna kadar feritin serum dengan gangguan fungsi paru pasien thalassemia mayor anak dan kadar feritin 4.839 μg/L merupakan batasan kadar feritin yang berhubungan dengan gangguan fungsi paru.

  13. Apendicitis aguda en el paciente senil: Factores asociados a una mayor morbimortalidad post operatoria

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Definir los factores asociados a una mayor morbilidad y mortalidad en pacientes seniles con apendicitis aguda. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo con 100 pacientes intervenidos en el Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, durante el período comprendido entre 1984 a 1994. Resultados: Se asociaron a una mayor frecuencia de complicaciones postoperatorias: edad mayor o igual a 70 años, tiempo de enfermedad mayor de 48 horas, presencia de apendicitis perforada con peritonitis localizada o generalizada (p<0.05. Además la presencia de apendicitis perforada se asoció significativamente a la presencia de absceso residual y/o fístula estercorácea (p=0.027 y la presencia de AA gangrenosa o perforada a mayor frecuencia de infección de herida operatoria (p<0.05. El antecedente de patología cardiovascular previa se asoció a mayor frecuencia de complicaciones cardiovasculares (p<0.05. Se asociaron a mayor mortalidad en AA, pacientes con intervención quirúrgica adicional a la apendicetomía (p=0.016 y presencia de AA perforada (p=0.027. Conclusiones: Los estadios avanzados de AA, así como la presencia de problema cardiovascular al momento del diagnóstico se asociaron con una mayor frecuencia de complicaciones post-operatorias. La presencia de peritonitis se asocia con la mortalidad. (Rev Med Hered 1996; 7: 62-67.

  14. De la brecha digital a la brecha psico-digital: Mayores y redes sociales

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    Begoña Peral Peral

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio analizamos la evolución del concepto de la brecha digital para los mayores desde la perspectiva del envejecimiento activo y en el contexto de la utilización de las redes sociales como instrumento de comunicación. Consideramos que las variables socio-demográficas no tienen suficiente poder para explicar la utilización o no de las tecnologías de la comunicación (TIC por los mayores. Las variables de corte psicológico, como la edad cognitiva, la ansiedad tecnológica o el nivel de audacia complementan a las anteriores, e incluso, pueden ser más explicativas del comportamiento del mayor con relación a la utilización de redes sociales. Los resultados provenientes de una muestra de mayores, alumnos del Aula de Experiencia de una universidad, nos permiten confirmar que nuestras dudas acerca del estereotipo de los mayores respecto a la brecha digital son acertadas y que las variables psicológicas sirven, en mayor grado, para mostrar las diferencias significativas existentes entre usuarios y no usuarios de redes sociales en cuanto a la determinación del perfil de los mismos. El usuario mayor de redes sociales se siente más joven, experimenta un menor nivel de ansiedad tecnológica y es más audaz. En general, las características psicológicas ofrecen, por tanto, mayor poder discriminante que las socio-demográficas, por ello proponemos el concepto de brecha psico-digital.

  15. Estudio comparativo de alexitimia en personas institucionalizadas versus aula de mayores

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    Julia García-Sevilla

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    Full Text Available La experiencia y regulación de las emociones son aspectos que están adquiriendo mayor importancia a la hora de entender y fomentar el bienestar y la calidad de vida de las personas mayores. El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido llevar a cabo un estudio comparativo de la alexitimia en usuarios pertenecientes a un centro institucionalizado de personas mayores y alumnos matriculados en el aula de mayores. Los participantes del estudio fueron 43 personas institucionalizadas y 48 personas pertenecientes al aula de mayores con una media de edad de 69.30 años y una desviación típica de 66.50. El instrumento utilizado fue la versión adaptada del TAS-20. Los resultados mostraron que las personas institucionalizadas puntuaban más alto en la dificultad para identificar sentimientos, dificultad para describir sentimientos así como en el patrón de pensamiento orientado a lo externo. El sexo fue indiferente en la dificultad para identificar sentimientos, en la dificultad para describir sentimientos así como en el patrón orientado a lo externo. En cuanto a la edad, se encontró una relación con la dificultad para identificar sentimientos y el patrón de pensamiento orientado a lo externo. El estudio permite concluir que la alexitimia se ve influida por el hecho de que la persona mayor se encuentre en un centro institucionalizado.

  16. Nuevos mayores, viejas brechas: TIC, desigualdad y bienestar en la tercera edad en Italia

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    Piermarco Aroldi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Italia parece tener un retraso de unos diez años en comparación con otros países más digitalizados, tanto en el uso de las TIC por las personas mayores como en el estudio de la relación entre las TIC y los mayores de 65 años. Por ello, se hace urgente examinar los factores que influyen en la adopción de las tecnologías por los mayores y la capacidad real de estas para proporcionar recursos culturales e interactivos, útiles para mejorar el envejecimiento activo y mejorar su calidad de vida en salud y vida social. Este trabajo describe los principales resultados de un estudio que involucró a 900 italianos de 65 a 74 años, en el marco de un proyecto nacional de investigación sobre el envejecimiento activo. El estudio indaga en las características sociodemográficas de los mayores italianos usuarios de Internet y en los factores que influyen en el uso de las TIC. Los resultados evidencian que existe una fuerte brecha digital entre los mayores, influenciada por el contexto económico y cultural. En cuanto al envejecimiento activo, se demuestra que los mayores altamente digitales presentan una mejor vida saludable en su envejecimiento, sin poderse concluir que el uso de las TIC garantice la inclusión y participación.

  17. La educación de los adultos mayores en TICs

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    Boarini, Mauricio Nazareno

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente trabajo pretende mostrar una propuesta de educación destinada a la capacitación de Adultos Mayores en TICs, teniendo en cuenta el contexto sociocultural actual que originan estas prácticas, su adecuación a los destinatarios y el reconocimiento que las mismas tienen por parte de los Adultos Mayores, quienes enfrentan el desafío de llevar adelante nuevos aprendizajes para sentirse integrados al grupo social con el que conviven. Atendiendo a este propósito, el trabajo se divide en tres partes; en primer lugar se incluyen diferentes proyecciones poblacionales que muestran el crecimiento de la población de Adultos Mayores a nivel mundial, y se caracteriza a la sociedad, donde la integración de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación cambia las formas de vida. En segundo lugar, se caracteriza al Adulto Mayor como sujeto destinatario de los diferentes cambios que se deben proponer desde el sistema educativo. Por último se describe la propuesta de educación de Adultos Mayores en TICs del Programa Educativo de Adultos Mayores de la Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto y la valoración de la misma por parte de los alumnos y sociedad en general.

  18. Post caesarean section anterior abdominal wall endometriosis ...

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    Abdominal wall endometriosis is a likely sequelae of caesarean section as viable endometrial tissue are deposited in the peritoneal cavity or anterior abdominal wall. One such case to sensitize clinicians of this rare presentation of the disease is presented. The patient was a 48 year old woman who presented with a lesion ...

  19. Synovial sarcoma of the abdominal wall

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    Matushita, J.P.K.; Matushita, J.S.

    1989-01-01

    A case report of synovial sarcoma arising in the abdominal wall is presented. A brief review of the clinical and radiological features of synovial sarcoma is made. Pre-operative diagnosis of an abdominal wall synovial sarcoma is virtually impossible, but should be considered when a soft tissue swelling is found to show amorphous stippled calcification X-ray. (author) [pt

  20. Actinomycosis mimicking abdominal neoplasm. Case report

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    Waaddegaard, P; Dziegiel, M

    1988-01-01

    In a patient with a 6-month history of nonspecific abdominal complaints, preoperative examination indicated malignant disease involving the right ovary, rectum and sigmoid, but laparotomy revealed abdominal actinomycosis. Removal of the ovary and low anterior colonic resection followed by penicil...

  1. Asymptomatic Incisional Endometrioma Presenting as Abdominal ...

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    Asymptomatic incisional endometrioma of the anterior abdominal wall is rare. Clinical diagnosis may be difficult. We present a 26 year old woman with incisional abdominal wall endometrioma discovered 5 years after caeserian section. It was painless and there was no change in size with menstruation. The patient's body ...

  2. Abdominal imaging findings in gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis.

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    Flicek, Kristina T; Vikram, Holenarasipur R; De Petris, Giovanni D; Johnson, C Daniel

    2015-02-01

    To describe the abdominal imaging findings of patients with gastrointestinal Basidiobolus ranarum infection. A literature search was performed to compile the abdominal imaging findings of all reported worldwide cases of gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB). In addition, a retrospective review at our institution was performed to identify GIB cases that had imaging findings. A radiologist aware of the diagnosis reviewed the imaging findings in detail. Additional information was obtained from the medical records. A total of 73 GIB cases have been published in the medical literature. The most common abdominal imaging findings were masses in the colon, the liver, or multiple sites and bowel wall thickening. Initially, many patients were considered to have either a neoplasm or Crohn disease. We identified 7 proven cases of GIB at our institution, of which 4 had imaging studies (4 computed tomography [CT] examinations, 4 abdominal radiographs, and an upper gastrointestinal study). Imaging studies showed abnormalities in all 4 cases. Three-fourths of our study patients had an abdominal mass at CT. Two of 3 masses involved the kidneys and included urinary obstruction. All masses showed an inflammatory component with adjacent soft tissue stranding, with or without abscess formation. Radiologists should consider GIB when a patient from an arid climate presents with abdominal pain, weight loss, and an inflammatory abdominal mass on CT. Abdominal masses of the colon or liver, bowel wall thickening, and abscesses are the most common imaging findings.

  3. Functional abdominal pain disorders in children

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    Rajindrajith, Shaman; Zeevenhooven, Judith; Devanarayana, Niranga Manjuri; Perera, Bonaventure Jayasiri Crispus; Benninga, Marc A.

    2018-01-01

    Chronic abdominal pain is a common problem in pediatric practice. The majority of cases fulfill the Rome IV criteria for functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs). At times, these disorders may lead to rather serious repercussions. Area covered: We have attempted to cover current knowledge on

  4. PATTERN AND OUTCOME OF ABDOMINAL INJURIES AT ...

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    Jan 1, 2006 ... a significant cause of abdominal injuries in Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The rate-of ... of selective management of abdominal injuries in. 1960 by ..... that pays great attention to the condition of the patient. (11). To aid in ...

  5. Retrospective comparison of abdominal ultrasonography and radiography in the investigation of feline abdominal disease

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    Won, Wylen Wade; Sharma, Ajay; Wu, Wenbo

    2015-01-01

    Abdominal radiography and ultrasonography are commonly used as part of the initial diagnostic plan for cats with nonspecific signs of abdominal disease. This retrospective study compared the clinical usefulness of abdominal radiography and ultrasonography in 105 feline patients with signs of abdominal disease. The final diagnosis was determined more commonly with ultrasonography (59%) compared to radiography (25.7%). Ultrasonography was also able to provide additional clinically relevant information in 76% of cases, and changed or refined the diagnosis in 47% of cases. Based on these findings, ultrasonography may be sufficient as an initial diagnostic test for the investigation of feline abdominal disease. PMID:26483582

  6. Fetal abdominal magnetic resonance imaging

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    Brugger, Peter C.; Prayer, Daniela

    2006-01-01

    This review deals with the in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the human fetal abdomen. Imaging findings are correlated with current knowledge of human fetal anatomy and physiology, which are crucial to understand and interpret fetal abdominal MRI scans. As fetal MRI covers a period of more than 20 weeks, which is characterized not only by organ growth, but also by changes and maturation of organ function, a different MR appearance of the fetal abdomen results. This not only applies to the fetal intestines, but also to the fetal liver, spleen, and adrenal glands. Choosing the appropriate sequences, various aspects of age-related and organ-specific function can be visualized with fetal MRI, as these are mirrored by changes in signal intensities. Knowledge of normal development is essential to delineate normal from pathological findings in the respective developmental stages

  7. Fetal abdominal magnetic resonance imaging

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    Brugger, Peter C. [Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Integrative Morphology Group, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 13, 1090 Vienna (Austria)]. E-mail: peter.brugger@meduniwien.ac.at; Prayer, Daniela [Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringerguertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

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    This review deals with the in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the human fetal abdomen. Imaging findings are correlated with current knowledge of human fetal anatomy and physiology, which are crucial to understand and interpret fetal abdominal MRI scans. As fetal MRI covers a period of more than 20 weeks, which is characterized not only by organ growth, but also by changes and maturation of organ function, a different MR appearance of the fetal abdomen results. This not only applies to the fetal intestines, but also to the fetal liver, spleen, and adrenal glands. Choosing the appropriate sequences, various aspects of age-related and organ-specific function can be visualized with fetal MRI, as these are mirrored by changes in signal intensities. Knowledge of normal development is essential to delineate normal from pathological findings in the respective developmental stages.

  8. Acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma

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    Marjan Joudi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Appendecitis is one of the most frequent surgeries. Inflammation of appendix may be due to variable causes such as fecalit, hypertrophy of Peyer’s plaques, seeds of fruits and parasites. In this study we presented an uncommon type of appendicitis which occurred after abdominal blunt trauma. In this article three children present who involved acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma. These patients were 2 boys (5 and 6-year-old and one girl (8-year-old who after blunt abdominal trauma admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain and symptoms of acute abdomen and appendectomy had been done for them.Trauma can induce intramural hematoma at appendix process and may cause appendicitis. Therefore, physicians should be aware of appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma

  9. Mechanical characterization of porcine abdominal organs.

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    Tamura, Atsutaka; Omori, Kiyoshi; Miki, Kazuo; Lee, Jong B; Yang, King H; King, Albert I

    2002-11-01

    Typical automotive related abdominal injuries occur due to contact with the rim of the steering wheel, seatbelt and armrest, however, the rate is less than in other body regions. When solid abdominal organs, such as the liver, kidneys and spleen are involved, the injury severity tends to be higher. Although sled and pendulum impact tests have been conducted using cadavers and animals, the mechanical properties and the tissue level injury tolerance of abdominal solid organs are not well characterized. These data are needed in the development of computer models, the improvement of current anthropometric test devices and the enhancement of our understanding of abdominal injury mechanisms. In this study, a series of experimental tests on solid abdominal organs was conducted using porcine liver, kidney and spleen specimens. Additionally, the injury tolerance of the solid organs was deduced from the experimental data.

  10. Da Vinci-assisted abdominal cerclage.

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    Barmat, Larry; Glaser, Gretchen; Davis, George; Craparo, Frank

    2007-11-01

    To report the first placement of an abdominal cervicoisthmic cerclage using the da Vinci robot. Case report. Tertiary-care hospital. A 39-year-old female with a history of cervical insufficiency who required a cerclage and was not a candidate for transvaginal cerclage placement. Abdominal cervicoisthmic cerclage placement using the da Vinci robot. Ability to safely and successfully place an abdominal cerclage using the da Vinci robot. Abdominal cerclage was successfully placed using the da Vinci robot. The patient had minimal blood loss and was discharged to home on the same day as surgery. Da Vinci robot-assisted abdominal cerclage placement is an innovative application of robotic surgery and may alter the standard of care for women who require this surgery.

  11. The value of intra-abdominal pressure monitoring through ...

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    hypertension after abdominal closure (8%) and only one of ... Ann Pediatr. Surg 13:69–73 c 2017 Annals of Pediatric Surgery. Annals of ... intra-abdominal hypertension ..... measurements as a guide in the closure of abdominal wall defects.

  12. Abdominal ultrasonography in the diagnostic work-up in children with recurrent abdominal pain

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    Wewer, Anne Vibeke; Strandberg, C; Pærregaard, Anders

    1997-01-01

    We report on our experience with routine abdominal ultrasonography in 120 children (aged 3-15 years) with recurrent abdominal pain, in order to determine the diagnostic value of this investigation. Eight children (7%) revealed sonographic abnormalities: gallbladder stone (n = 2), splenomegaly (n...... = 1) and urogenital abnormalities (n = 5). The recurrent abdominal pain could be explained by these findings in only two (may be three) cases. CONCLUSION: The diagnostic value of abdominal ultrasonography in unselected children with recurrent abdominal pain is low. However, the direct visualization...... of the abdominal structures as being normal may be helpful to the parents and the child in their understanding and acceptance of the benign nature of recurrent abdominal pain....

  13. Prevalência e fatores associados à obesidade abdominal em adolescentes Prevalencia y factores asociados a la obesidad abdominal en adolescentes Prevalence of abdominal obesity and associated factors in adolescents

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    Marcelo Romanzini

    2011-12-01

    razones de odds (OR brutas y ajustadas con intervalo de confianza de 95%. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de obesidad abdominal fue de 7,5%. Adolescentes del sexo masculino (OR 2,34; IC95% 1,27-4,32, de nivel económico intermediario (OR 2,89; IC95% 1,35-6,59 y alto (OR 2,98; IC95% 1,31-6,77 y que consumían bebidas alcohólicas de modo abusivo (OR 2,12; IC95% 1,10-4,09 presentaron mayores posibilidades de tener obesidad abdominal. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de obesidad abdominal fue baja en comparación a los estudios internacionales. Además, se encontró que el sexo, el nivel económico y el consumo abusivo de alcohol se asociaron a la obesidad abdominal.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity in adolescents and its association with demographic, economic and lifestyle variables in adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 644 adolescents (397 girls and 247 boys from 15 to 19 years old. Demographic (gender and age, economic (economic status, and lifestyle data (physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption were collected. Abdominal obesity (primary outcome was evaluated based on the cut-off values for gender- and age-specific waist circumference. Data were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression, estimating the unadjusted and adjusted Odds Ratios (OR with a 95% confidence interval. RESULTS: The prevalence of abdominal obesity was 7.5%. Boys (OR 2.34; 95%CI 1.27-4.32 of intermediate (OR 2.89; 95%CI 1.35-6.59 and high socioeconomic status (OR 2.98; 95%CI 1.31-6.77 who had an excessive consumption of alcohol (OR 2.12; 95%CI 1.10-4.09 presented the highest chance of abdominal obesity. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of abdominal obesity was low in the studied population compared to rates reported in international studies. Gender, economic status and excessive alcohol consumption were associated with abdominal obesity.

  14. FACTORES BIOPSICOSOCIALES ASOCIADOS A LAS ACTIVIDADES DE LA VIDA COTIDIANA DEL ADULTO MAYOR. CENTRO DE SALUD SAN JUAN DEL DISTRITO DE PAUCARPATA.AREQUIPA, 2012

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    EL ADULTO MAYOR ETAPA EVOLUTIVA DEL ADULTO MAYOR CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL ADULTO MAYOR QUE TIENEN UN ENVEJECIMIENTO SALUDABLE IMPACTO DE LAS CONDICIONES PSICOSOCIALES EN EL ADULTO MAYOR FACTORES BIO-PSICO-SOCIALES FACTORES BIOLÓGICOS FACTORES PSICOLÓGICOS FACTORES SOCIALES ACTIVIDADES DE LA VIDA COTIDIANA DEL ADULTO MAYOR

  15. Programa Centros Diurnos del Adulto Mayor: recomendaciones para mejorar su funcionamiento

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    Alejandra-Ximena Araya

    Full Text Available Resumen: Introducción: Chile se ha transformado en un país que continuará envejeciendo a un ritmo acelerado. Una de las piezas claves de la Política Integral de Envejecimiento Positivo para Chile es el desarrollo de centros de día para personas mayores (CDPM dirigidos al cuidado de ancianos con dependencia leve. Objetivo: Conocer la percepción que tiene un grupo de personas mayores, sus cuidadores y profesionales de su participación en un CDPM con el propósito de diseñar recomendaciones para mejorar este nuevo tipo de servicio geriátrico instaurado en el país. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo cualitativo realizado con 30 participantes a través de cuatro grupos focales: dos en personas mayores (n = 12, uno con cuidadores (n = 8 y uno con profesionales del centro (n = 10. El análisis de contenido se realizó según Kripperdorff y se cumplieron los criterios de rigor según Guba y Lincoln. Resultados: Se identificaron dos categorías comprensivas principales: 1 percepción de beneficios para las personas mayores: mejoría de la funcionalidad, aumento del bienestar y mayor inserción social y 2 recomendaciones de mejora del CDPM: criterios de ingreso inclusivo, flexibilidad y diversidad en actividades estipuladas y mejoras en el egreso. Conclusiones: Las personas mayores, sus cuidadores y los profesionales que los atienden coinciden en señalar que la asistencia de las personas mayores a este tipo de servicio les reporta beneficios en su funcionalidad, bienestar e inserción social. Este estudio contribuye a ampliar el entendimiento de los resultados en los usuarios de los CDPM, reportando una experiencia en un contexto social particular.

  16. Dynamic CT in the abdominal organ, 1

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    Fukuda, Kunihiko

    1980-01-01

    By utilizing a 4.5-second CT (computed tomography) scanner which allows sequential scans the changes of the iodine concentration in abdominal organs can be observed as dynamics reflected in CT number. The abdominal dynamic CT was performed as following method. After performing the preliminary scan 50ml of 60% meglumine iothalamate was rapidly injected intravenously by hands. The sequential scanning was initiated when a half dose of contrast medium was injected. In completion of the 4 sequential scans under arrested respiration the conventional post contrast scanning was performed. The analysis of 112 cases dynamically studied by CT came to the following conclusion. CT number of the abdominal aorta was greatest on the 1st or 2nd scan of the sequential scans (7.5 - 20.5 seconds after initiation of injection). Following this peak formation, CT number of the abdominal aorta declined rapidly due to both prompt diffusion of contrast medium into the extravascular space and dilution by the intravascular fluid. Iodine concentration of the abdominal aorta during the peak period was calculated as 11.3 mg/ml by the present method, being theoretically sufficient for delineation of the vessels smaller than medium size. In the patients with impaired renal function, several characteristic patterns were noted on the dynamics of contrast medium within the abdominal organs. The abdominal dynamic CT was felt to be promissing for evaluation of the renal function. (author)

  17. Review article: the functional abdominal pain syndrome.

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    Sperber, A D; Drossman, D A

    2011-03-01

    Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) is a debilitating disorder with constant or nearly constant abdominal pain, present for at least 6 months and loss of daily functioning. To review the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of FAPS. A literature review using the keywords: functional abdominal pain, chronic abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders. No epidemiological studies have focused specifically on FAPS. Estimates of prevalence range from 0.5% to 1.7% and tend to show a female predominance. FAPS pathophysiology appears unique in that the pain is caused primarily by amplified central perception of normal visceral input, rather than by enhanced peripheral stimulation from abdominal viscera. The diagnosis of FAPS is symptom-based in accordance with the Rome III diagnostic criteria. These criteria are geared to identify patients with severe symptoms as they require constant or nearly constant abdominal pain with loss of daily function and are differentiated from IBS based on their non-association with changes in bowel habit, eating or other gut-related events. As cure is not feasible, the aims of treatment are reduced suffering and improved quality of life. Treatment is based on a biopsychosocial approach with a therapeutic patient-physician partnership at its base. Therapeutic options include central nonpharmacological and pharmacological modalities and peripheral modalities. These can be combined to produce an augmentation effect. Although few studies have assessed functional abdominal pain syndrome or its treatment specifically, the treatment strategies outlined in this paper appear to be effective. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  18. Radiologic findings of abdominal wall endometriosis

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    Seo, Jung Wook [Inje Univ. Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-12-01

    To evaluate the imaging findings of abdominal wall endometriosis. In seven of 17 patients with surgically proven endometriosis of the abdominal wall, we retrospectively reviewed the findings of radiologic studies such as abdominal US (n=3), CT (n=4), and MRI (n=1). One patient under went more than one type of imaging, apparently. The surgical history of the seven, and their symptoms and preoperative diagnosis were reviewed, and the size, location, margin and nature of the mass, and the contrast enhancement patterns observed at radiologic studies, were assessed. The chief symptoms were palpable abdominal wall mass (n=5) and lower abdominal pain (n=2) around a surgical scar. Previous surgery included cesarean section (n=5), cesarean section with oophorectomy (n=1) and appendectomy (n=1). Masses were located in the subcutaneous fat layer (n=5) or rectus abdominis muscle (n=2), and their maximum diameter was 2.6 cm. Imaging findings, which correlated closely with the pathologic findings, included a well (n=5) or poorly marginated (n=2) solid mass, with a focal cystic area apparent in two cases. Although imaging findings of abdominal wall endometriosis may not be specific for diagnosis, the presence of a solid abdominal mass in female patients of reproductive age with a history of surgery is a diagnostic pointer.

  19. Radiologic findings of abdominal wall endometriosis

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    Seo, Jung Wook

    2003-01-01

    To evaluate the imaging findings of abdominal wall endometriosis. In seven of 17 patients with surgically proven endometriosis of the abdominal wall, we retrospectively reviewed the findings of radiologic studies such as abdominal US (n=3), CT (n=4), and MRI (n=1). One patient under went more than one type of imaging, apparently. The surgical history of the seven, and their symptoms and preoperative diagnosis were reviewed, and the size, location, margin and nature of the mass, and the contrast enhancement patterns observed at radiologic studies, were assessed. The chief symptoms were palpable abdominal wall mass (n=5) and lower abdominal pain (n=2) around a surgical scar. Previous surgery included cesarean section (n=5), cesarean section with oophorectomy (n=1) and appendectomy (n=1). Masses were located in the subcutaneous fat layer (n=5) or rectus abdominis muscle (n=2), and their maximum diameter was 2.6 cm. Imaging findings, which correlated closely with the pathologic findings, included a well (n=5) or poorly marginated (n=2) solid mass, with a focal cystic area apparent in two cases. Although imaging findings of abdominal wall endometriosis may not be specific for diagnosis, the presence of a solid abdominal mass in female patients of reproductive age with a history of surgery is a diagnostic pointer

  20. Treatment strategy for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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    Davidovic, L

    2014-07-01

    Rupture is the most serious and lethal complication of the abdominal aortic aneurysm. Despite all improvements during the past 50 years, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are still associated with very high mortality. Namely, including patients who die before reaching the hospital, the mortality rate due to abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture is 90%. On the other hand, during the last twenty years, the number of abdominal aortic aneurysms significantly increased. One of the reasons is the fact that in majority of countries the general population is older nowadays. Due to this, the number of degenerative AAA is increasing. This is also the case for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. Age must not be the reason of a treatment refusal. Optimal therapeutic option ought to be found. The following article is based on literature analysis including current guidelines but also on my Clinics significant experience. Furthermore, this article show cases options for vascular medicine in undeveloped countries that can not apply endovascular procedures at a sufficient level and to a sufficient extent. At this moment the following is evident. Thirty-day-mortality after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms is significantly lower in high-volume hospitals. Due to different reasons all ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are not suitable for EVAR. Open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm should be performed by experienced open vascular surgeons. This could also be said for the treatment of endovascular complications that require open surgical conversion. There is no ideal procedure for the treatment of AAA. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, its own limits and complications, as well as indications and contraindications. Future reductions in mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms will depend on implementation of population-based screening; on strategies to prevent postoperative organ injury and also on new medical technology

  1. The copal of the Chichen Itza offerings and of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan; El copal de las ofrendas de Chichen Itza y del Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan

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    Montufar L, A [Subdireccion de Laboratorios y Apoyo Academico INAH, Moneda No. 6, Col Centro, 06060 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Gutierrez W, C E; Mendoza A, D [ININ, Carr. Mexico-Toluca s/n La Marquesa, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Torres M, A [Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, A.P. 20-364 01000 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    Literature from the post conquest shows that the Mayans used copal resins in their religious celebrations and ceremonial rites, specially as a sahumerio material. Historical precedents have been fully documented, establishing its use in the calendar ceremonies performed by the Aztecs towards their agricultural practices, mainly for the corn crop; and that according to the registries of sacred figures of their gods, they were made out of copal resin. Abundant fragments of this resin were found in a number of offerings at the digging of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan. These facts indicate the intensive use of the copal as a link with divinities of life, maintenance and fertility, among many other aspects of existence, as stated by the Mexicas cosmos view. In order to determine the possible origin of the different types of copal, small samples were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy, both from Chichen Itza and the pre hispanic from Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan. Results show a great similarity between each absorption band, the one from Templo Mayor and the modern sample Bursera bipinnata and the one from Chichen Itza and the modem resin of Protium copal. This suggests that the pre hispanic copal form Chichen Itza was obtained from the Protium copal tree. (Author)

  2. Diagnosis of calcification on abdominal radiographs

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    Lamb, C.R.; Kleine, L.J.; McMillan, M.C.

    1991-01-01

    A wide variety of normal and pathologic factors may induce intraabdominal calcification. In general, the most reliable indication of the cause of a calcification is its location; therefore, if the affected organ can be identified the radiographic diagnosis is often straightforward or, at least, limited to relatively few possibilities. With this principle in mind, a series of patients with abdominal calcification are described for the purpose of illustrating the appearance of calcification of various abdominal organs. In addition, etiology for the calcification in each patient is discussed. Certain extraabdominal calcifications which may be seen on abdominal radiographs are also mentioned

  3. Computerized abdominal tomography in Wilson's disease

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    Tsuchikura, Keiko; Ogawa, Teruyuki; Nakajima, Akihisa; Ono, Yasuhiko

    1986-05-01

    Cranial and abdominal computerized tomography (CT) was performed in a 10-year-old boy with Wilson's disease complicated by liver cirrhosis. Abdominal CT showed diffuse high density areas over the whole part of the liver propably due to copper sediments, although there was no abnormal cranial CT findings. Decreased high density area of the liver was seen 60 days after the administration of D-penicillamine, suggesting the excretion of copper from the liver. Abdominal CT, as well as cranial CT, may be of help to diagnose Wilson's disease and evaluate therapeutic effects. (Namekawa, K.).

  4. Roentgenologic evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma

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    Lee, Yong Zoon; Ra, Woo Youn; Woo, Won Hyung [Hankang Sacred heart Hospital, Chung Ang University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1974-10-15

    This study comprises 25 cases of blunt abdominal trauma proved by surgery. It is concluded that visceral damage by blunt abdominal trauma may be suspected, but can not be satisfactorily diagnosed upon a single plane abdominal roentgenologic examination with clinical support. Contrary to some reports in the literature, rupture of the hallow, viscus is more susceptible than solid organ and ileum is more than jejunum. It is a useful roentgenologic sign denoting distension and small cresent air shadow in the duodenal sweep of the damaged pancreas.

  5. LA VIOLENCIA HACIA LA MUJER MAYOR: REVISIÓN BIBLIOGRÁFICA

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    Montserrat Celdrán

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de que el maltrato y la negligencia hacia las personas mayores no es una temática desconocida ni a nivel científico ni de la intervención práctica, perspectivas actuales señalan que al resaltar la edad como factor explicativo de la violencia hacia este colectivo, se ha olvidado la perspectiva de género como forma de entender y actuar sobre la violencia hacia las personas mayores. Esta revisión bibliográfica se centra en esta cuestión de género a la hora de detectar e intervenir en la violencia dirigida hacia la mujer mayor. En concreto se analizarán tres ámbitos estudiados a nivel internacional: características del maltrato hacia la mujer mayor, consecuencias de dicho maltrato a nivel de salud y calidad de vida y propuestas de intervención hacia este colectivo. El artículo quiere servir de marco para iniciar estudios a nivel nacional sobre la problemática de las mujeres mayores que sufren violencia de pareja, tema todavía inédito en nuestro entorno.

  6. Estimulación de la Inteligencia Emocional en mayores: El programa PECI-PM

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    Mª del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El programa de Estimulación Cognitiva e Inteligencia Emocional para personas mayores (PECI-PM, combina técnicas de estimulación cognitiva con la intervención y estimulación sobre aspectos relacionados con la inteligencia emocional. El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar los resultados obtenidos en inteligencia emocional, tras la primera fase de implementación del PECI-PM. Para ello, se contó con una muestra de 28 usuarios del programa, que habían completado 20 sesiones y participado en las dos evaluaciones (pre-post. La Inteligencia Emocional se evaluó, antes y después de la intervención, mediante el Inventario Breve de Inteligencia Emocional para Mayores (EQ-i-M20. Tras la intervención con el PECI-PM, se observa una mejora, en la mayoría de las dimensiones de inteligencia emocional (Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Adaptabilidad y Estado de Ánimo. En la dimensión Manejo del Estrés, no se observa un cambio en las puntuaciones obtenidas tras la intervención, lo que lleva a replantear el peso de esta dimensión en la inteligencia emocional de la población mayor. Por otro lado, destaca el papel de la dimensión Interpersonal, que correlaciona significativamente con otros factores de la inteligencia emocional (Intrapersonal y Adaptabilidad, en mayores.

  7. Desarrollo de un Taller de risaterapia con un grupo de personas mayores

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    Pablo Santos M.

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las personas mayores constituyen un grupo de edad que requiere especial atención. En este contexto, se hace necesario implementar actividades que fomenten el envejecimiento activo y su bienestar psicosocial. Objetivo: se investigan los beneficios de la participación en un taller de risaterapia sobre el bienestar subjetivo y psicológico de un grupo de personas mayores a partir de su experiencia. Metodología: Estudio con enfoque cualitativo mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas a 57 personas mayores no institucionalizadas, con edades comprendidas entre los 60 y 88 años, socias de tres Centros de Día para personas mayores de la Gerencia Territorial de Servicios Sociales de Salamanca (Junta de Castilla y León. El taller de risaterapia se desarrolló durante cuatro sesiones de tres horas de duración cada una, con una periodicidad semanal. Resultados: El análisis de contenido de los discursos de los participantes develan categorías vinculadas a crecimiento personal, mejora del estado de ánimo, valoración de la risa como actividad física y lúdica, incremento de la motivación y fortalecimiento de las relaciones interpersonales. Conclusiones: Los resultados muestran los efectos positivos de los talleres de risaterapia sobre el bienestar psicológico y subjetivo de las personas mayores.

  8. Factores que inciden en la soledad residencial de las personas mayores que viven solas

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    Julia Gallo Estrada

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El aumento de la esperanza de vida, los cambios sociales y los cambios en la estructura familiar hacen que cada vez sean más y durante más tiempo las personas mayores que prefieren vivir solas, incluso cuando necesitan cuidados. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo describir el problema de la soledad residencial de las personas mayores profundizando en los factores que pueden influir en esta circunstancia. Se ha realizado una estrategia de búsqueda bibliográfica a partir de los conceptos nucleares: "personas mayores de 75 años que viven solas", "persona mayor frágil", "soporte social y entorno", "nivel de instrucción" y "familia". La información recopilada de las aportaciones científicas realizadas en este campo pone de manifiesto la necesidad de considerar prioritario conocer la opinión de las personas mayores y sus familias sobre los factores que modifican la permanencia en el domicilio.

  9. Errors in abdominal computed tomography

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    Stephens, S.; Marting, I.; Dixon, A.K.

    1989-01-01

    Sixty-nine patients are presented in whom a substantial error was made on the initial abdominal computed tomography report. Certain features of these errors have been analysed. In 30 (43.5%) a lesion was simply not recognised (error of observation); in 39 (56.5%) the wrong conclusions were drawn about the nature of normal or abnormal structures (error of interpretation). The 39 errors of interpretation were more complex; in 7 patients an abnormal structure was noted but interpreted as normal, whereas in four a normal structure was thought to represent a lesion. Other interpretive errors included those where the wrong cause for a lesion had been ascribed (24 patients), and those where the abnormality was substantially under-reported (4 patients). Various features of these errors are presented and discussed. Errors were made just as often in relation to small and large lesions. Consultants made as many errors as senior registrar radiologists. It is like that dual reporting is the best method of avoiding such errors and, indeed, this is widely practised in our unit. (Author). 9 refs.; 5 figs.; 1 tab

  10. La calidad de vida de los sujetos usuarios de un centro social de personas mayores

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    César Bugallo Carrera

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación hemos intentado comprobar si la asistencia a los centros sociales de personas mayores es un medio eficaz para la mejora de la calidad de vida de las personas mayores, es decir, si los usuarios de dichos centros tienen una mejor calidad de vida que aquellos que no acuden a ellos. Para ello, hemos contado con un grupo experimental y un grupo control. A continuación ambos grupos han pasado dos pruebas: una que valora la calidad de vida y otra, el deterioro cognitivo. Una vez pasadas las pruebas y obtenidas las puntuaciones, hemos concluido que los usuarios del centro social tienen una mayor calidad de vida que los sujetos que no acuden a él.

  11. Tratamiento del adulto mayor con síndrome coronario agudo

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    Carolina Pemberthy-López

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available El adulto mayor se encuentra en una etapa de la vida con cambios fisiológicos importantes que posee repercusiones directas e indirectas sobre su estado clínico, es así como el enfoque diagnóstico y terapéutico de sus patologías debe ser abordado desde una perspectiva diferente, con consideraciones especiales para este grupo poblacional. Lamentablemente, este grupo no ha sido bien representado en los diferentes estudios y por tanto, es mucho lo que desconocemos; su comportamiento y la eficacia de las distintas terapias no están bien establecidos. Teniendo de referencia el síndrome coronario agudo como principal causa de mortalidad en pacientes mayores de 65 años de edad, abordaremos esta entidad desde la evidencia que nos aportan algunos de los registros más importantes al respecto en adultos mayores.

  12. Las personas mayores y su salud: situación actual

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    P. Ramos Cordero; J.A. Pinto Fontanillo

    2015-01-01

    El envejecimiento de la población es un fenómeno que se está produciendo en todos los países desarrollados. España es el país de Europa con una mayor esperanza de vida y el segundo país a nivel mundial tras Japón. La previsión de este envejecimiento es que se mantenga una proyección constante y que afecte ponderalmente tanto al grupo de los mayores de 65 como al grupo de los mayores de 80, lo que se viene conociendo como el envejecimiento del envejecimiento o sobreenvejecimiento de la poblaci...

  13. A Rare Cause of Postprandial Abdominal Pain

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    causes abdominal symptoms. Median ... compression of the coeliac artery by the median arcuate ligament. ... existing symptoms might cause frustration to patient and relatives. ... disease, chest pathology, etc., were excluded from the study.

  14. Predictors of abdominal injuries in blunt trauma.

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    Farrath, Samiris; Parreira, José Gustavo; Perlingeiro, Jacqueline A G; Solda, Silvia C; Assef, José Cesar

    2012-01-01

    To identify predictors of abdominal injuries in victims of blunt trauma. retrospective analysis of trauma protocols (collected prospectively) of adult victims of blunt trauma in a period of 15 months. Variables were compared between patients with abdominal injuries (AIS>0) detected by computed tomography or/and laparotomy (group I) and others (AIS=0, group II). Student's t, Fisher and qui-square tests were used for statistical analysis, considering p3) in head (18.5% vs. 7.9%), thorax (29.2% vs. 2.4%) and extremities (40.0% vs. 13.7%). The highest odds ratios for the diagnosis of abdominal injuries were associated flail chest (21.8) and pelvic fractures (21.0). Abdominal injuries were more frequently observed in patients with hemodynamic instability, changes in Glasgow coma scale and severe lesions to the head, chest and extremities.

  15. Pancreatic insufficiency secondary to abdominal radiotherapy

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    Dookeran, K.A.; Thompson, M.M.; Allum, W.H.

    1993-01-01

    Delayed post-irradiation steatorrhoea secondary to acute pancreatic insufficiency is rare. The authors describe a case occurring in a patient 23 years following radical abdominal radiotherapy for testicular seminoma. (Author)

  16. Pancreatic insufficiency secondary to abdominal radiotherapy

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    Dookeran, K.A.; Thompson, M.M.; Allum, W.H. (Leicester Royal Infirmary (United Kingdom). Dept. of Surgery)

    1993-02-01

    Delayed post-irradiation steatorrhoea secondary to acute pancreatic insufficiency is rare. The authors describe a case occurring in a patient 23 years following radical abdominal radiotherapy for testicular seminoma. (Author).

  17. Genetics Home Reference: abdominal wall defect

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    ... are two main types of abdominal wall defects: omphalocele and gastroschisis . Omphalocele is an opening in the center of the ... covering the exposed organs in gastroschisis. Fetuses with omphalocele may grow slowly before birth (intrauterine growth retardation) ...

  18. Correlation between intra-abdominal pressure and pulmonary volumes after superior and inferior abdominal surgery

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    Roberto de Cleva

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE:Patients undergoing abdominal surgery are at risk for pulmonary complications. The principal cause of postoperative pulmonary complications is a significant reduction in pulmonary volumes (FEV1 and FVC to approximately 65-70% of the predicted value. Another frequent occurrence after abdominal surgery is increased intra-abdominal pressure. The aim of this study was to correlate changes in pulmonary volumes with the values of intra-abdominal pressure after abdominal surgery, according to the surgical incision in the abdomen (superior or inferior.METHODS:We prospectively evaluated 60 patients who underwent elective open abdominal surgery with a surgical time greater than 240 minutes. Patients were evaluated before surgery and on the 3rd postoperative day. Spirometry was assessed by maximal respiratory maneuvers and flow-volume curves. Intra-abdominal pressure was measured in the postoperative period using the bladder technique.RESULTS:The mean age of the patients was 56±13 years, and 41.6% 25 were female; 50 patients (83.3% had malignant disease. The patients were divided into two groups according to the surgical incision (superior or inferior. The lung volumes in the preoperative period showed no abnormalities. After surgery, there was a significant reduction in both FEV1 (1.6±0.6 L and FVC (2.0±0.7 L with maintenance of FEV1/FVC of 0.8±0.2 in both groups. The maximum intra-abdominal pressure values were similar (p= 0.59 for the two groups. There was no association between pulmonary volumes and intra-abdominal pressure measured in any of the groups analyzed.CONCLUSIONS:Our results show that superior and inferior abdominal surgery determines hypoventilation, unrelated to increased intra-abdominal pressure. Patients at high risk of pulmonary complications should receive respiratory care even if undergoing inferior abdominal surgery.

  19. Correlation between intra-abdominal pressure and pulmonary volumes after superior and inferior abdominal surgery.

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    Cleva, Roberto de; Assumpção, Marianna Siqueira de; Sasaya, Flavia; Chaves, Natalia Zuniaga; Santo, Marco Aurelio; Fló, Claudia; Lunardi, Adriana C; Jacob Filho, Wilson

    2014-07-01

    Patients undergoing abdominal surgery are at risk for pulmonary complications. The principal cause of postoperative pulmonary complications is a significant reduction in pulmonary volumes (FEV1 and FVC) to approximately 65-70% of the predicted value. Another frequent occurrence after abdominal surgery is increased intra-abdominal pressure. The aim of this study was to correlate changes in pulmonary volumes with the values of intra-abdominal pressure after abdominal surgery, according to the surgical incision in the abdomen (superior or inferior). We prospectively evaluated 60 patients who underwent elective open abdominal surgery with a surgical time greater than 240 minutes. Patients were evaluated before surgery and on the 3rd postoperative day. Spirometry was assessed by maximal respiratory maneuvers and flow-volume curves. Intra-abdominal pressure was measured in the postoperative period using the bladder technique. The mean age of the patients was 56 ± 13 years, and 41.6% 25 were female; 50 patients (83.3%) had malignant disease. The patients were divided into two groups according to the surgical incision (superior or inferior). The lung volumes in the preoperative period showed no abnormalities. After surgery, there was a significant reduction in both FEV1 (1.6 ± 0.6 L) and FVC (2.0 ± 0.7 L) with maintenance of FEV1/FVC of 0.8 ± 0.2 in both groups. The maximum intra-abdominal pressure values were similar (p=0.59) for the two groups. There was no association between pulmonary volumes and intra-abdominal pressure measured in any of the groups analyzed. Our results show that superior and inferior abdominal surgery determines hypoventilation, unrelated to increased intra-abdominal pressure. Patients at high risk of pulmonary complications should receive respiratory care even if undergoing inferior abdominal surgery.

  20. Tecnología asistencial móvil, con realidad aumentada, para las personas mayores

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    Rafael Saracchini

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Las posibilidades que ofrecen las tecnologías son muchas, sin embargo, las personas mayores son a menudo incapaces de disfrutar de ellas plenamente, sintiéndose desanimadas o intimidadas por estos nuevos dispositivos. Esto les lleva a un progresivo aislamiento en una sociedad donde es esencial conocer las distintas formas de comunicación a través de Internet y las TIC. En este trabajo presentamos un estudio realizado durante el proyecto Nacodeal, cuyo objetivo es ofrecer una solución tecnológica para proporcionar autonomía y una mejor calidad de vida para las personas mayores durante sus actividades diarias mediante la integración de las TIC. Para lograr este objetivo se ha desarrollado tecnología puntera en realidad aumentada (RA, así como servicios de Internet e interfaces para dispositivos móviles especialmente diseñados para personas mayores. Estas tecnologías emplean la infraestructura presente en la mayoría de casas y centros de cuidados de mayores. Presentamos un prototipo de sistema compuesto por una tableta y un dispositivo de RA portátil, así como el análisis del impacto social en la interacción con usuarios y la valoración de la aceptación y usabilidad. Esta evaluación se llevó a cabo a través de grupos focales y pruebas piloto individuales con 48 participantes: ancianos, cuidadores y expertos. Sus comentarios concluyen que existen fuertes beneficios e intereses por parte de las personas mayores en las TIC asistenciales basadas en RA, especialmente en los aspectos relacionados con la comunicación y autonomía.

  1. Prevalencia de polifarmacia en adultos mayores residentes de asilos de Hermosillo, Sonora

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    Andrés Canale Segovia

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El término polifarmacia se refiere a la utilización de múltiples fármacos por una persona, de manera constante. Debido a que los adultos mayores constituyen el grupo etario con mayor prevalencia de enfermedades crónico-degenerativas, la polifarmacia es un fenómeno común en poblaciones geriátricas. No se conoce con precisión cuál es la prevalencia en un grupo de ancianos asilados del estado de Sonora. Se realizó un estudio transversal, para estimar la prevalencia de polifarmacia en una muestra no probabilística de adultos mayores residentes de asilos de ancianos de Hermosillo, Sonora. La prevalencia de polifarmacia (definida como consumo concomitante de 4 o más fármacos fue de 36.1%, sin diferencias significativas respecto al tipo de enfermedades crónicas padecidas, así como a la edad y sexo de los ancianos asilados. Los sujetos con polifarmacia tuvieron un exceso de riesgo, superior a 10 veces, cuando la prescripción farmacológica era realizada por más de un médico, y tuvieron 5 veces más probabilidad de presentar algún efecto adverso a medicamentos respecto a los sujetos con ausencia de polifarmacia. La polifarmacia es un fenómeno que requiere mayor atención, control e investigación futura, toda vez que los adultos mayores son el grupo poblacional con mayor tendencia de crecimiento en México.

  2. [Late primary abdominal pregnancy. Case report].

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    Farías, Emigdio Torres; Gómez, Luis Guillermo Torres; Allegre, René Márquez; Higareda, Salvador Hernández

    2008-09-01

    Abdominal advanced pregnancy is an obstetric complication that put at risk maternal and fetal life. We report a case of advanced abdominal pregnancy with intact ovaries and fallopian tubes, without ureteroperitoneal fistulae and, late prenatal diagnosis, in a multiparous patient without risk factors, with alive newborn, and whose pregnancy was attended at Unidad Medica de Alta Especialidad, Hospital de Gineco-Obstetricia, Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente del IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

  3. Pediatric Abdominal Pain: An Emergency Medicine Perspective.

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    Smith, Jeremiah; Fox, Sean M

    2016-05-01

    Abdominal pain is a common complaint that leads to pediatric patients seeking emergency care. The emergency care provider has the arduous task of determining which child likely has a benign cause and not missing the devastating condition that needs emergent attention. This article reviews common benign causes of abdominal pain as well as some of the cannot-miss emergent causes. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. The value of plain abdominal radiographs in management of abdominal emergencies in Luth.

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    Ashindoitiang, J A; Atoyebi, A O; Arogundade, R A

    2008-01-01

    The plain abdominal x-ray is still the first imaging modality in diagnosis of acute abdomen. The aim of this study was to find the value of plain abdominal x-ray in the management of abdominal emergencies seen in Lagos university teaching hospital. The accurate diagnosis of the cause of acute abdominal pain is one of the most challenging undertakings in emergency medicine. This is due to overlapping of clinical presentation and non-specific findings of physical and even laboratory data of the multifarious causes. Plain abdominal radiography is one investigation that can be obtained readily and within a short period of time to help the physician arrive at a correct diagnosis The relevance of plain abdominal radiography was therefore evaluated in the management of abdominal emergencies seen in Lagos over a 12 month period (April 2002 to March 2003). A prospective study of 100 consecutively presenting patients with acute abdominal conditions treated by the general surgical unit of Lagos University Teaching Hospital was undertaken. All patients had supine and erect abdominal x-ray before any therapeutic intervention was undertaken. The diagnostic features of the plain films were compared with final diagnosis to determine the usefulness of the plain x-ray There were 54 males and 46 females (M:F 1.2:1). Twenty-four percent of the patients had intestinal obstruction, 20% perforated typhoid enteritis; gunshot injuries and generalized peritonitis each occurred in 13%, blunt abdominal trauma in 12%, while 8% and 10% had acute appendicitis and perforated peptic ulcer disease respectively. Of 100 patients studied, 54% had plain abdominal radiographs that showed positive diagnostic features. Plain abdominal radiograph showed high sensitivity in patients with intestinal obstruction 100% and perforated peptic ulcer 90% but was less sensitive in patients with perforated typhoid, acute appendicitis, and blunt abdominal trauma and generalized peritonitis. In conclusion, this study

  5. Suicidio en adultos mayores en Costa Rica durante el período 2010-2014

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    Vargas Sanabria, Maikel; Vega Chaves, Juan Carlos; Montero Solano, Gustavo; Hernández Romero, Gabriel

    2017-01-01

    Resumen:La población mayor de 65 años es un grupo vulnerable a cometer suicidio, con riesgo 1.5 veces mayor con respecto a los jóvenes. El envejecimiento y sus cambios retan al individuo, de manera que su fracaso predispone a conductas suicidas.Estas tienen mucho más probabilidad de ser letales en comparación con cualquier otro grupo etario. Hay poca investigación en relación con las características epidemiológicas asociadas a este tema. Este artículo pretende describir los principales factor...

  6. Personas mayores y nuevas tecnologias. Propuesta de intervencion con dispositivos moviles

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    Pereira García, César Gualter

    2014-01-01

    En el presente trabajo, se proponen los cauces sobre los que llevar a cabo, una intervención psicopedagógica, interrelacionando tres elementos definidos por unas características concretas a contemplar de manera particular; las personas mayores, las características de la sociedad actual, y las tecnologías de la información y comunicación. El constatado aumento de la población, observado este de manera significativa en las personas de mayor edad, exige la implementación de contin...

  7. INCREMENTO DE LA AUTOESTIMA EN LOS ADULTOS MAYORES DE UN HOGAR DE JUBILADOS

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    Teresa de Jesús Mazadiego Infante; Janeth Calderón Reyes; Claudia Solares Mejía; Maribel Zárate Moreno; Lisseth Torres Vargas; Ángel de Jesús Coto Sampayo

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue probar la efectividad de las técnicas de relajación, terapia ocupacional y dinámicas grupales para mejorar la autoestima de los adultos mayores de una casa-hogar para jubilados. Al efecto, se trabajó con una muestra de 17 adultos mayores, a quienes se asignaron diversas actividades, como ejercicios musicales, juegos de mesa, manualidades y sesiones de intercambio de experiencias y expresión de sentimientos. Los resultados obtenidos muestran un incremento consid...

  8. Estrategias orientadoras apara la elaboración de proyectos de adultos mayores

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    Ciano, Natalia

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta el proyecto de investigación "estrategias orientadoras para la elaboración de proyectos en adultos mayores" que se propone aplicar las estrategias orientadoras diseñadas en un proyecto anterior a los efectos de analizar el impacto de las mismas en la elaboración de proyectos de adultos mayores. Articula el Modelo de Envejecimiento Activo y el Modelo Teórico Operativo en Orientación. Se parte de los principales resultados obtenidos en la investigación anterior, los ...

  9. ACTIVIDADES DE LA VIDA DIARIA EN ADULTOS MAYORES: LA EXPERIENCIA DE DOS GRUPOS FOCALES

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    Christian Oswaldo Acosta Quiroz; Ana Luisa Mónica González-Celis Rangel

    2010-01-01

    El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo obtener una muestra de ejemplos de actividades recreativas físicas y mentales, sociales, de independencia y de protección a la salud, como propuesta inicial de un inventario de actividades de la vida diaria en adultos mayores, a través del desarrollo de dos grupos focales organizados alrededor del tema de actividades cotidianas en ancianos, con ocho y quince adultos mayores, respectivamente. Los resultados reflejan una amplia variedad de actividades de l...

  10. Factores asociados al riesgo nutricional del adulto mayor no institucionalizado, Pasto, Colombia

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    Hernández Rangel, Juanita del Pilar

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: determinar los factores sociales, demográficos, y de salud que se asocian al riesgo nutricional de los adultos mayores no institucionalizados de la ciudad de Pasto en el año 2016. Metodología: estudio de prevalencia analítico a partir del análisis secundario de los datos para la ciudad de Pasto de la encuesta “Índice de vulnerabilidad de los adultos mayores, en tres ciudades de Colombia, 2016”. Se utilizó la Iniciativa del Tamizaje Nutricional (NSI) con la escala DETERMINE para l...

  11. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo en personas adultas mayores en Costa Rica

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    Barrientos Calvo, Isabel; Madrigal Leer, Fabián; Abarca Gómez, Leandra

    2014-01-01

    El riesgo nutricional es la potencialidad de desarrollar desnutrición por déficit de alimentación, debido a diversos factores. La prevalencia del riesgo nutricional en adultos mayores utilizando la Valoración Nutricional Mínima (MNA®) en Europa y Estados Unidos es de un 15 % y 20 %. El estudio SABE-México, determinó un 31,8 %. Objetivo: Conocer la prevalencia de riesgo nutricional y sus principales factores asociados en los adultos mayores que asisten a un primer nivel de atención en Costa Ri...

  12. Factores de bienestar laboral : percepción de los trabajadores de mayor edad /

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    González Gómez de Olmedo, María Paz

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: La situación demográfica y económica Europea, con la consecuente prolongación de la vida laboral, plantea la necesidad de desarrollar estratégias que permitan, a los trabajadores mayores, conservar la capacidad de trabajo, con salud y bienestar. Objetivos de investigación: - Identificar, empíricamente, en contextos laborales específicos, los factores que, desde la percepción de los trabajadores mayores, estan relacionados con el bienestar y la intención de continuar laboralmente...

  13. El estado de salud del adulto mayor en América Latina

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    R. Todd Jewell; Máximo Rossi; Patricia Triunfo

    2006-01-01

    Haciendo uso de los datos de la Encuesta sobre Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento, este trabajo analiza el estado de salud de las personas mayores a 60 años en cinco países de América Latina: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México y Uruguay. Empleando modelos probit ordenados fue posible investigar los efectos de variables socioeconómicas sobre el estado de salud auto-reportado. Los resultados indican que la autopercepción de la salud está relacionada positivamente con una buena nutrición, una mayor...

  14. Relación entre masa ósea y agilidad en personas mayores

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    A. Gómez-Cabello; G. Vicente-Rodríguez; A. González-Agüero; I. Ara; J. A. Casajús

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la asociación entre masa ósea y agilidad en personas mayores. Se evaluó a 223 participantes mayores de 65 años (64 hombres y 159 mujeres) de Zaragoza (España). Se midió el área, contenido (CMO) y densidad mineral ósea (DMO) en el cuerpo completo, columna lumbar y cadera mediante absorciometría fotónica dual de rayos X (...

  15. Desarrollo en planta piloto de una bebida de lacto suero y fruta natural para adultos mayores /

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    Villarreal Arizpe, Beatriz,

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    Departament responsable de la tesi: Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments. México es el 18 país a nivel mundial, de los mayores productores de leche, el 55% se destina a la producción de los quesos frescos, el subproducto principal es el lacto suero. Los adultos mayores, ocupan gran porcentaje de los habitantes del país, grupo con alta prevalencia de enfermedades relacionadas con estilos de vida no saludables. La innovación de productos en base a subproductos, con adición de ingred...

  16. Estudio sobre la pertinencia del uso de las normas disponibles del Raven en adultos mayores chilenos

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    Alarcón Paz,Cristina; Díaz Valenzuela,Vanessa; Hernández Rosales,Jacqueline; Estrada Goic,Claudia

    2012-01-01

    La evaluación de la inteligencia en población adulto mayor ha aumentado su relevancia debido al incremento de la esperanza de vida. Este estudio centra su interés en la pertinencia de normas disponibles para el Test de Matrices Progresivas de Raven para dicha población. Se utilizaron normas de Colchester (1942, en Raven, Court y Raven, 2008), las más completas existentes. Participaron 102 adultos mayores voluntarios (más de 60 años). El diseño fue no experimental transversal correlacional. Lo...

  17. Competencias socio-emocionales en adultos mayores de la ciudad de Buenos Aires

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    Mikulic, Isabel M.; Caballero, Romina; Aruanno, Yanina

    2014-01-01

    Con el aumento de la población de adultos mayores, se plantean importantes retos a nivel internacional. Los estudios se focalizaron en factores demográficos, cognitivos y físicos, en cambio, los emocionales fueron escasamente investigados en esta etapa vital. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el patrón de competencias socioemocionales en 53 adultos mayores (M =69; DE =4.2), de ambos sexos, y comparar sus diferencias con 53 jóvenes adultos. A todos los participantes se les administró el I...

  18. Exceso de peso y discapacidad en las personas mayores de la Argentina

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    Malena Monteverde

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la relación entre el exceso de peso y la condición de discapacidad en las personas mayores de la Argentina y evaluar en qué medida podría estar operando algún factor protector que reduzca o atenúe el efecto del exceso de peso sobre la pérdida de capacidades funcionales en las personas mayores de 64 años. Para ello se utilizan los microdatos de la Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo 2009. Con el objeto de medir la asociación entre sobrepeso, obe...

  19. Factores que inciden en la soledad residencial de las personas mayores que viven solas

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    Julia Gallo Estrada; Jesús Molina Mula

    2015-01-01

    El aumento de la esperanza de vida, los cambios sociales y los cambios en la estructura familiar hacen que cada vez sean más y durante más tiempo las personas mayores que prefieren vivir solas, incluso cuando necesitan cuidados. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo describir el problema de la soledad residencial de las personas mayores profundizando en los factores que pueden influir en esta circunstancia. Se ha realizado una estrategia de búsqueda bibliográfica a partir de los conceptos nucleare...

  20. Actividad física, ejercicio físico y adulto mayor

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    Ozols R., Ma Antonieta; Corrales Araya, Ma Antonieta

    2017-01-01

    Se ha comprobado que la actividad física y el ejercicio mejoran la calidad de vida de las personas mayores. Las investigaciones han encontrado progresos en el plano físico, emocional y social. Una de las organizaciones que está promoviendo estilos de vida saludables es la Organización Mundial de la Salud, que ha enfocado su atención en todas las etapas de la vida: desde la niñez hasta la edad adulta mayor.

  1. Programa de entrenamiento en habilidades sociales con personas mayores con discapacidad auditiva y visual leve

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    García Carracedo, Laura

    2014-01-01

    A partir de la hipótesis de que la mejora en habilidades sociales va a repercutir en mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas mayores, se ha desarrollado un programa de intervención dirigido a personas mayores con discapacidad auditiva y visual leve procedentes de la residencia “Casa Beneficencia” situada en la calle camino del cementerio en Valladolid. En el presente trabajo hemos utilizado diversas técnicas para la recogida de información previa y posterior diagnóstico de las necesidad...

  2. Abdominal epilepsy as an unusual cause ofabdominal pain: A case ...

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    Introduction: Abdominal pain, in etiology sometimes difficult to be defined, is a frequent complaint in childhood. Abdominal epilepsy is a rare cause of abdominal pain. Objectives: In this article, we report on 5 year old girl patient with abdominal epilepsy. Methods: Some investigations (stool investigation, routine blood tests, ...

  3. Mechanisms and management of functional abdominal pain.

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    Farmer, Adam D; Aziz, Qasim

    2014-09-01

    Functional abdominal pain syndrome is characterised by frequent or continuous abdominal pain associated with a degree of loss of daily activity. It has a reported population prevalence of between 0.5% and 1.7%, with a female preponderance. The pathophysiology of functional abdominal pain is incompletely understood although it has been postulated that peripheral sensitisation of visceral afferents, central sensitisation of the spinal dorsal horn and aberrancies within descending modulatory systems may have an important role. The management of patients with functional abdominal pain requires a tailored multidisciplinary approach in a supportive and empathetic environment in order to develop an effective therapeutic relationship. Patient education directed towards an explanation of the pathophysiology of functional abdominal pain is in our opinion a prerequisite step and provides the rationale for the introduction of interventions. Interventions can usefully be categorised into general measures, pharmacotherapy, psychological interventions and 'step-up' treatments. Pharmacotherapeutic/step-up options include tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin noradrenergic reuptake inhibitors and the gabapentinoids. Psychological treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy. However, the objective evidence base for these interventions is largely derived from other chronic pain syndrome, and further research is warranted in adult patients with functional abdominal pain. © The Royal Society of Medicine.

  4. Abdominal tuberculosis: clinical presentation and outcome

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    Kumar, R.; Saddique, M.; Iqbal, P.

    2007-01-01

    To study the clinical presentation and outcome of cases of Abdominal Tuberculosis. Fifty four patients of Abdominal Tuberculosis were seen during the study period. Four patients were lost to follow-up, which were excluded. Detailed information of all the patients including age, sex, symptoms, signs, investigations and management was recorded, analyzed and compared with local and international data. Out of the 50 patients with Abdominal Tuberculosis, 31 were females and 19 males. Their ages ranged from 17 to 63 years, with a mean age of 25.1 years. Thirty five cases were admitted through Emergency and 15 through Outpatients departments. Abdominal pain was the most common symptom found in 44 (88%) patients followed by vomiting in 33 (66%). Abdominal tenderness was seen in 22 (44%) patients, while 16 (32%) patients had rigidity and other features of peritonitis. Surgery was performed in all these patients, limited right hemicolectomy in 17 (34%), segmental resection and anastomosis in 12 (24%), ileostomy and strictureplasty in six (12%) each, repair of perforation in five (10%) and adhesiolysis in four (8%) patients. Overall mortality was 8% due to septicaemia and multiorgan failure. Abdominal Tuberculosis is a significant clinical entity with lethal complications in neglected cases. It affects a younger age group and is more common in females. Clinical features are rather non-specific but vague ill health, low grade fever, weight loss and anorexia may help to diagnose the case. (author)

  5. Abdominal MR: liver and pancreas

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    Bartolozzi, C.; Lencioni, R.; Donati, F.; Cioni, D.

    1999-01-01

    Following the introduction of rapid, high-quality scan techniques and the development of new, tissue-specific contrast agents, the applications of MRI for abdominal imaging are experiencing unprecedented growth. This article examines the current status of liver and pancreatic MRI, highlighting technical and methodological approach, use of contrast agents, and main clinical applications. The MRI technique appears to be the ideal diagnostic tool for detection and characterization of benign and malignant liver neoplasms, and for evaluating tumor response after nonsurgical treatments. Dynamic imaging after bolus injection of a gadolinium chelate is currently a fundamental component of an MRI examination of the liver in many instances. Optimal dynamic scanning depends on the use of a multisection spoiled gradient-echo technique that allows one to image the entire region of interest during a single suspended respiration. Images are obtained during four phases relative to the injection of the contrast agent: precontrast, arterial (pre-sinusoidal), portal (sinusoidal), and delayed (extracellular) phase. Liver-specific contrast agents, including hepatobiliary agents and reticuloendothelial system-targeted iron oxide particles, however, may offer advantages over gadolinium chelates in some clinical settings. Computed tomography is still preferred to MRI for imaging the pancreas. However, state-of-the-art MRI may currently be at least as accurate as spiral CT for depiction of inflammatory and neoplastic pancreatic diseases. Moreover, MRI has the advantage of allowing simultaneous investigation of the biliary tree, owing to cholangiopancreatography techniques. Hence, a comprehensive assessment of most pancreatic diseases can be achieved with a single examination. (orig.)

  6. Image mottle in abdominal CT.

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    Ende, J F; Huda, W; Ros, P R; Litwiller, A L

    1999-04-01

    To investigate image mottle in conventional CT images of the abdomen as a function of radiographic technique factors and patient size. Water-filled phantoms simulating the abdomens of adult (32 cm in diameter) and pediatric (16 cm in diameter) patients were used to investigate image mottle in CT as a function of x-ray tube potential and mAs. CT images from 39 consecutive patients with noncontrast liver scans and 49 patients with iodine contrast scans were analyzed retrospectively. Measurements were made of the mean liver parenchyma Hounsfield unit value and the corresponding image mottle. For a given water phantom and x-ray tube potential, image mottle was proportional to the mAs-0.5. Increasing the phantom diameter from 16 cm (pediatric) to 32 cm increased the mottle by a factor of 2.4, and increasing the x-ray tube potential from 80 kVp to 140 kVp reduced the mottle by a factor of 2.5. All patients were scanned at 120 kVp, with no correlation between patient size and the x-ray tube mAs. The mean mottle level was 7.8 +/- 2.2 and 10.0 +/- 2.5 for the noncontrast and contrast studies, respectively. An increase in patient diameter of 3 cm would require approximately 65% more mAs to maintain the same level of image mottle. The mottle in abdominal CT images may be controlled by adjusting radiographic technique factors, which should be adjusted to take into account the size of the patient undergoing the examination.

  7. Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries.

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    Adelgais, Kathleen M; Kuppermann, Nathan; Kooistra, Joshua; Garcia, Madelyn; Monroe, David J; Mahajan, Prashant; Menaker, Jay; Ehrlich, Peter; Atabaki, Shireen; Page, Kent; Kwok, Maria; Holmes, James F

    2014-12-01

    To determine the accuracy of complaints of abdominal pain and findings of abdominal tenderness for identifying children with intra-abdominal injury (IAI) stratified by Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. This was a prospective, multicenter observational study of children with blunt torso trauma and a GCS score ≥13. We calculated the sensitivity of abdominal findings for IAI with 95% CI stratified by GCS score. We examined the association of isolated abdominal pain or tenderness with IAI and that undergoing acute intervention (therapeutic laparotomy, angiographic embolization, blood transfusion, or ≥2 nights of intravenous fluid therapy). Among the 12 044 patients evaluated, 11 277 (94%) had a GCS score of ≥13 and were included in this analysis. Sensitivity of abdominal pain for IAI was 79% (95% CI, 76%-83%) for patients with a GCS score of 15, 51% (95% CI, 37%-65%) for patients with a GCS score of 14, and 32% (95% CI, 14%-55%) for patients with a GCS score of 13. Sensitivity of abdominal tenderness for IAI also decreased with decreasing GCS score: 79% (95% CI, 75%-82%) for a GCS score of 15, 57% (95% CI, 42%-70%) for a GCS score of 14, and 37% (95% CI, 19%-58%) for a GCS score of 13. Among patients with isolated abdominal pain and/or tenderness, the rate of IAI was 8% (95% CI, 6%-9%) and the rate of IAI undergoing acute intervention was 1% (95% CI, 1%-2%). The sensitivity of abdominal findings for IAI decreases as GCS score decreases. Although abdominal computed tomography is not mandatory, the risk of IAI is sufficiently high that diagnostic evaluation is warranted in children with isolated abdominal pain or tenderness. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. DIEP breast reconstruction following multiple abdominal liposuction procedures

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    Farid, Mohammed; Nicholson, Simon; Kotwal, Ashutosh; Akali, Augustine

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Previous abdominal wall surgery is viewed as a contraindication to abdominal free tissue transfer. We present two patients who underwent multiple abdominal liposuction procedures, followed by successful free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap. We review the literature pertaining to reliability of abdominal free flaps in those with previous abdominal surgery. Methods: Review of case notes and radiological investigations of two patients, and a PubMed search using the ter...

  9. Alcaldes mayores y subdelegados frente a la siembra clandestina de tabaco: Papantla, 1765-1806 Alcaldes Mayores and Subdelegados coping with Tobacco Clandestine Sowing: Papantla, 1765-1806

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    Georgina Moreno Coello

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objeto explorar las estrategias que permitieron la persistencia de la siembra clandestina de tabaco en Nueva España, en particular en la región de Papantla. Analizar las relaciones entre los alcaldes mayores, subdelegados y empleados del monopolio del tabaco, enfatizando la protección informal de la que gozó el cultivo ilegal de parte de las autoridades provinciales y examinar cuál pudo ser el destino del ahorro, así como de las ganancias obtenidas del tabaco ilegal, p...

  10. Tele-asistencia y tele-alarma para adultos mayores: experiencias preliminares en Mexico

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    Liliana Giraldo-Rodriguez

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO Analizar el efecto de un programa piloto de tele-asistencia y tele-alarma en la autopercepción del estado de salud de los adultos mayores y conocer la satisfacción y aceptación del programa. METODOS Estudio transversal que incluyó entrevistas a 378 adultos mayores, 294 cuidadores/familiares y 53 profesionales de la salud, realizado en la Ciudad de México en 2010. Variables sociodemográficas, de autopercepción del estado de salud, satisfacción y aceptación del programa se obtuvieron por medio de cuestionario estandarizado. Se realizó análisis descriptivo y se utilizaron pruebas no paramétricas. RESULTADOS Se observaron efectos significativos en la autopercepción del estado de salud, 6,17 (DE 17,9 p < 0,05 puntos por encima de la media. El programa tuvo una buena aceptación por parte de los adultos mayores, de sus cuidadores familiares y de los profesionales de la salud. CONCLUSIONES El programa contribuye a mantener o mejorar la calidad de vida, permite la atención preventiva y es un medio ideal para dar apoyo psicosocial a los adultos mayores.

  11. ¿Estamos preparados para la atención primaria del adulto mayor?

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El Ministerio de Salud ha implementado el Modelo de Atención Integral en Salud enfocado por etapas de vida,siendo parte de este,el Programa de Atención al Adulto Mayor.Con el objetivo de conocer el nivel de conocimientos previos sobre geriatría,se realizó una encuesta a los responsables y miembros del equipo interdisciplinario a cargo de dicho programa.Se entrevistó a 73 profesionales de los cuales el 30%recibió conocimientos en el pregrado,y de éstos, 59%la considero como regular o mala;sólo 10%manifestó que basado en sus conocimientos y experiencia tiene la capacidad para manejar problemas de un adulto mayor.Todos consideraron necesaria la capacitación,para ello prefe- rían talleres teórico-prácticos,con pasantías en servicios de geriatría.Los temas de mayor interés fueron hipertensión arterial (84%,depresión (73%,osteoporosis (66%y diabetes (56%.En conclusión,existe una deficiente formación en geriatría entre los responsables de la atención al adulto mayor,debido a una falta de enseñanza en las universidades y pobre capacitación a los profesionales.

  12. Penilaian Gangguan Perilaku Anak Talasemia Mayor dengan Menggunakan The Child Behavior Checklist

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    Mire Riyana

    2018-01-01

    Kesimpulan. Terdapat gangguan perilaku pada anak talasemia mayor. Didapatkan sebagian besar anak dengan gangguan perilaku internal, sementara sebagian besar anak dengan perilaku eksternal dalam kategori normal. Usia anak yang lebih tua memiliki skor CBCL lebih tinggi dan memiliki lebih banyak masalah perilaku.

  13. Changing Course on School Reform: Strategic Organizing around the New York City Mayoral Election

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    2014-01-01

    New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, represents a dramatic shift from his predecessor Michael Bloomberg in the area of education. Bloomberg was a national trendsetter on market reforms focused on privatization, testing, and competition. De Blasio was elected on an agenda of classroom investments, student supports, parent and community…

  14. Riesgo de deterioro cognitivo en personas mayores de las subregiones de Antioquia, Colombia

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    Full Text Available Resumen En este artículo, se buscó conocer la prevalencia de riesgo de deterioro cognitivo y su relación con factores demográficos, sociales y funcionales en las personas mayores de las subregiones de Antioquia, Colombia. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, transversal analítico, con fuente de información primaria. La muestra fue probabilística y se determinó el riesgo de deterioro cognitivo con la escala minimental. Así se encontró que el 83,1% de los mayores presenta algún riesgo de deterioro cognitivo, principalmente las mujeres, y está asociado significativamente con vivir en la subregión del Magdalena Medio y Medellín, tener mayor edad, no tener pareja, no tener escolaridad, tener escasos recursos sociales, no participar en grupos comunitarios, tener mala percepción de la calidad de vida, estar insatisfecho con la salud y tener dependencia funcional para realizar las actividades básicas. Estos resultados permiten orientar los programas de salud pública relacionados con la inclusión de las personas mayores hacia programas educativos, la participación en grupos comunitarios, la tamización constante en los servicios de salud, el fortalecimiento de los recursos sociales y el fomento de la actividad física en la vejez, para lograr un envejecimiento saludable con mejor calidad de vida.

  15. Estrategias de cuidados de las familias con las personas mayores que viven solas

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    Julia Gallo Estrada

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Los cambios en el envejecimiento hacen una llamada a trasformar los cuidados dirigidos a las personas mayores que viven solas. Objetivo: Conocer la percepción de la familia sobre el cuidado a los mayores que viven solos. Metodología: Estudio cualitativo mediante análisis de discurso a partir del referencial crítico social y los conceptos de la teoría de Bourdieu. Se realizaron 4 grupos de discusión agrupando a los participantes por género y nivel de instrucción. Resultados: los participantes consideran que la red sociofamiliar puede actuar sobre la discapacidad. Preocupa la manera en la que la persona mayor cubre sus necesidades. Destacan como fundamental el apoyo en la realización de los cuidados. Comparten la idea de que las mujeres mayores se adaptan mejor que los hombres a vivir en soledad. Las mujeres cuidadoras tienden a intervenir precozmente ante los problemas. Los hombres esperan y si pueden delegan. Conclusión: la familia cuestiona los beneficios de la convivencia. La orientación profesional en el cuidado es escasa. Los servicios sociales deben mejorar su accesibilidad.

  16. Leadership of mayors and governors during crises: a systematic review on tasks and effectiveness.

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    Jong, W.; Dückers, M.L.A.; Velden, P.G. van der

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this article is to provide a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature on leadership tasks and effectiveness of mayors and governors during drastic collective events. A total of 34 peer-reviewed articles met our criteria. They were analysed using the theoretical framework by Boin on

  17. Tipología de compradores online mayores de 55 años

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    Ángel F. Villarejo-Ramos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La edad se considera una de las variables determinantes del riesgo de exclusión social de la población, especialmente con relación al uso de las nuevas tecnologías en general y de Internet en particular. Esto ha incidido en una creciente preocupación por el estudio del colectivo de mayores de 55 años y sus peculiaridades en lo relativo al acceso, uso y aprovechamiento de las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. Sin embargo, los esfuerzos se han centrado, mayoritariamente, en el análisis del grupo de mayores como algo homogéneo, lo que ha llevado a establecer sus perfiles de comportamiento en comparación con el de otros grupos de edad. En esta investigación, con una muestra útil de 595 mayores, partimos de la consideración del colectivo como grupo heterogéneo, con distintas características y condiciones de uso de Internet, y proponemos un modelo de clases latentes que nos permite establecer tres perfiles de mayores internautas en función de la utilización de un servicio avanzado de Internet, la compra online.

  18. [Implementationof a low FODMAP dietforfunctional abdominal pain].

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    Baranguán Castro, María Luisa; Ros Arnal, Ignacio; García Romero, Ruth; Rodríguez Martínez, Gerardo; Ubalde Sainz, Eduardo

    2018-04-20

    The low FODMAP diet (fermentable oligosaccharides, monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polyols) has shown to be effective in adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but there are few studies on paediatric patients. The aim of this study is to assess the implementation and the outcomes of a low FODMAP diet in the treatment of functional abdominal pain in children from a Mediterranean area. A table was designed in which foods were classified according to their FODMAP content, as well as a 'Symptoms and Stools Diary'. A prospective study was conducted on children with functional abdominal pain in our Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit. A total of 22 patients were enrolled in the trial, and 20 completed it. Data were collected of the abdominal pain features over a period of 3 days, and then patients followed a two-week low FODMAP diet. Afterwards, information about abdominal pain features was collected again. After the diet, they showed fewer daily abdominal pain episodes compared to baseline (1.16 [IQR: 0.41-3.33] versus 2 [IQR: 1.33-6.33] daily episodes, P=.024), less pain severity compared to baseline (1.41cm [IQR: 0.32-5.23] versus 4.63cm [IQR: 2.51-6.39] measured by 10-cm Visual Analogue Scale, P=.035), less interference with daily activities, and less gastrointestinal symptoms. Only 15% of patients found it difficult to follow the diet. The implementation of a low FODMAP diet for 2 weeks in a Mediterranean paediatric population diagnosed with functional abdominal pain is possible with adapted diets. It was highly valued by patients, and they showed an improvement in abdominal pain symptoms assessed by objective methods. Copyright © 2018. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U.

  19. Vitamins and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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    Takagi, Hisato; Umemoto, Takuya

    2017-02-01

    To summarize the association of vitamins (B6, B12, C, D, and E) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), we reviewed clinical studies with a comprehensive literature research and meta-analytic estimates. To identify all clinical studies evaluating the association of vitamins B6/B12/C/D/E and AAA, databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched through April 2015, using Web-based search engines (PubMed and OVID). For each case-control study, data regarding vitamin levels in both the AAA and control groups were used to generate standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Pooled analyses of the 4 case-control studies demonstrated significantly lower circulating vitamin B6 levels (SMD, -0.33; 95% CI, -0.55 to -0.11; P=0.003) but non-significantly lower vitamin B12 levels (SMD, -0.42; 95% CI, -1.09 to 0.25; P=0.22) in patients with AAA than subjects without AAA. Pooled analyses of the 2 case-control studies demonstrated significantly lower levels of circulating vitamins C (SMD, -0.71; 95% CI, -1.23 to -0.19; P=0.007) and E (SMD, -1.76; 95% CI, -2.93 to 0.60; P=0.003) in patients with AAA than subjects without AAA. Another pooled analysis of the 3 case-control studies demonstrated significantly lower circulating vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) levels (SMD, -0.25; 95% CI, -0.50 to -0.01; P=0.04) in patients with AAA than subjects without AAA. In a double-blind controlled trial, 4.0-year treatment with a high-dose folic acid and vitamin B6/B12 multivitamin in kidney transplant recipients did not reduce a rate of AAA repair despite significant reduction in homocysteine level. In another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 5.8-year supplementation with α-tocopherol (vitamin E) had no preventive effect on large AAA among male smokers. In clinical setting, although low circulating vitamins B6/C/D/E (not B12) levels are associated with AAA presence, vitamins B6/B12/E

  20. Hematoquecia letal por angiostrongilosis abdominal

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    Gerzain Rodríguez

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Una niña indigena de 4 años de edad, procedente de Carurú, Vaupés, un municipio semiselvático de 2.000 habitantes, presentó hematoquecia repetida con sincope y muerte 4 días después, a pesar de recibir transfusiones sanguíneas. El estudio postmortem descubrió dos masas de 3-4 cm de diámetro en el ileon distal que, al microscopio, correspondieron a inflamación severa de toda la pared intestinal, rica en eosinofilos y en granulomas con células gigantes que circunscribian y fagocitaban huevos y larvas de Angiostrongylus costaricensis, helminto situado también dentro de las arterias de la submucosa, vasos que presentaban engrosamiento de la intima y focos con inflamación granulomatosa con eosinófilos. La niña no presentó leucocitosis ni eosinofilia. Este es el segundo caso de angiostrongilosis de esta región. El primero fue el de una mujer indigena de 34 años también con hematoquecia anemizante. La angiostrongilosis abdominal se diagnosticó por primera vez en Colombia en 1979, en un niño de 5 años, de Dagua, Valle. La niña aquí presentada es el sexto paciente con esta entidad en Colombia. La hematoquecia como manifestación predominante de la angiostrongilosis es extraordinaria para una enfermedad parasitaria; se ha registrado solamente en tres ocasiones anteriores. La abundancia de cristales de Charcot-Leyden, que se tiñen muy bien con la coloración de Ziehl-Neelsen o de Fite-Faraco, en los infiltrados de la pared intestinal. sugiere que su búsqueda en las heces puede ser una ayuda en el diagnóstico de casos sospechosos. pues, los huevos y las larvas no se eliminan en las heces y el diagnóstico definitivo de la angiostrongilosis es histopatológico. Revisamos las caracteristicas clinicas, parasitológicas e histopatológicas de esta parasitosis que será más prevalente en Colombia a medida que los médicos. especialmente los patólogos, la conozcan mejor.

  1. The therapeutic impact of abdominal ultrasound in patients with acute abdominal symptoms

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    Dhillon, S.; Halligan, S.; Goh, V.; Matravers, P.; Chambers, A.; Remedios, D.

    2002-01-01

    AIM: The technical performance of abdominal ultrasound in the investigation of acute abdominal pain has been thoroughly investigated but its therapeutic effects are less well understood. We aimed to determine the therapeutic effect of abdominal ultrasound in the investigation of acute abdominal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A pre- and post-intervention observational study design was used to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic effects of abdominal ultrasound for acute abdominal pain. Referring clinicians completed a pre-ultrasound questionnaire that detailed their leading diagnosis, confidence in this and intended management in 100 consecutive adult patients. Following ultrasound a second questionnaire was completed. This again detailed the leading diagnosis, confidence in this and their intended management. Clinicians quantified the management contribution of ultrasound both for the individual case in question and in their clinical experience generally. RESULTS: The leading diagnosis was either confirmed or rejected in 72 patients and a new diagnosis provided where no prior differential diagnosis existed in 10. Diagnostic confidence increased significantly following ultrasound (mean score 6·5 pre-ultrasound vs 7·6 post-ultrasound, P < 0·001). Intended management changed following ultrasound in 22 patients; 15 intended laparotomies were halted and a further seven patients underwent surgery where this was not originally intended. Ultrasound was rated either 'very' or 'moderately' helpful in 87% of patients, with 99% of clinicians finding it either 'very' or 'moderately' helpful generally. CONCLUSION: Abdominal ultrasound has considerable diagnostic and therapeutic effect in the setting of acute abdominal pain. Dhillon, S. et al. (2002)

  2. Manifestaciones de violencia intrafamiliar hacia adultos mayores diabéticos. Pinar del Rio, 2012

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    María de la Caridad Casanova Moreno

    Full Text Available Introducción: la violencia contra el adulto mayor es un problema que requiere de sensibilización por parte del equipo de salud para ser visualizado. Objetivo: caracterizar las manifestaciones de violencia intrafamiliar hacia el adulto mayor diabético en un consultorio de la provincia de Pinar del Río. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal durante el primer semestre del año 2012, en el Consultorio número 10 del Policlínico Universitario "Hermanos Cruz". El universo (U=86 estuvo constituido por el total de adultos mayores diabéticos; la muestra quedó conformada por 52 adultos mayores diabéticos. Las variables estudiadas fueron: edad, sexo, tipo de maltrato recibido, notificación, principal agresor e identificar la necesidad de información sobre el tema. Para la recolección de información se diseñó y aplicó un cuestionario por el equipo de investigación. Se utilizó el porcentaje como medida de resumen. Resultados: el grupo de edad más maltratado fue el de 60 a 69 años, predominando el sexo femenino. Los agresores más cercanos resultaron ser los hijos. La muestra estudiada manifestó que existe una insuficiente divulgación sobre el tema. Conclusiones: en el consultorio donde se realizó la investigación existen manifestaciones de violencia intrafamiliar en adultos mayores diabéticos, a pesar de que la comunidad no la reconoce como uno de sus problemas de salud.

  3. Mayores e Internet: La Red como fuente de oportunidades para un envejecimiento activo

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    Carmen Llorente Barroso

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El progresivo envejecimiento de las sociedades ha llevado a los organismos internacionales y europeos a desarrollar programas de envejecimiento activo, capaces de construir una nueva cultura sobre el papel de las personas mayores en la sociedad. Estos incluyen aspectos sociales de carácter comunicacional que, sin embargo, han tenido menos desarrollo investigador que otros más apremiantes, vinculados a aspectos físicos y económicos. Esta investigación atiende precisamente a estas variables comunicacionales, abordando la vinculación de los mayores con Internet y planteándose dos objetivos principales: Conocer las utilidades que tiene Internet para este colectivo y explicar los motivos que convertirían a este medio en una fuente de oportunidades para un envejecimiento activo. Para satisfacerlos, se utiliza una metodología cualitativa que se apoya en el desarrollo de tres grupos de discusión constituidos por entre cinco y seis personas de 56 a 81 años y moderados por un experto. Los resultados obtenidos del análisis cualitativo del contenido en cada discusión indican que Internet es una fuente de oportunidades para los mayores, que pueden aglutinarse en cuatro categorías: informativas, comunicativas, transaccionales y administrativas, y de ocio y entretenimiento. Estas oportunidades optimizan la calidad de vida de los mayores y contribuyen a su envejecimiento activo, si bien, su máximo aprovechamiento precisa de programas de «e-Inclusion» y metodologías que aproximen Internet a los mayores, facilitándoles una formación en competencias digitales.

  4. Uso de medicamentos en adultos mayores de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Carlos Cano-Guitierrez

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la frecuencia y tipo de medicamentos que utiliza un grupo de adultos mayores que viven en lacapital colombiana, y cuáles son potencialmente inapropiados, con base en los criterios revisados de Beers. Materiales y métodos. Los datos fueron obtenidos del estudio SABE (estudio de salud, bienestar y envejecimiento que se llevó a cabo en áreas urbanas y rurales de Bogotá en el 2012. Se utilizó la prueba U de Mann-Whitney para analizar las diferencias por sexo en los diferentes grupo de edad con relación al número de medicamentos tomados. Resultados. Un total de 1268 (63,4% de los adultos mayores fueron mujeres; entre los participantes, 1514 (75,7% tenían 5 años de educación básica o menos. El promedio de medicamentos tomados en general fue de 3,24 siendo mayor en mujeres (3,50 que en hombres (2,79. Un total de 549 sujetos (27,4% reportaron recibir cinco medicamentos o más. De los medicamentos utilizados, 443 (6,9% eran potencialmente inapropiados de acuerdo con los criterios de Beers. La prevalencia autorreportada de hipertensión fue de 56,9% y para diabetes de 17,5%. Solo 311 sujetos (15,6% no tomaban ningún medicamento. Conclusiones. El uso de medicamentos inapropiados es un problema importante que afecta a los adultos mayores en Bogotá. Estudios adicionales deberán identificar factores que aumentan el riesgo de polifarmacia y uso inapropiado de medicamentos y diseñar intervenciones para prevenir el uso inapropiado de medicamentos entre adultos mayores.

  5. Valoración funcional del adulto mayor relacionado con el abandono familiar.

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    Jenny Fernanda Villarroel Vargas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Se estima que entre el 2000 al 2050 la población mundial envejecida ascenderá del 11% al 22 %, con ello el incremento de las diversas enfermedades o trastornos propios de la edad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre capacidad funcional del adulto mayor con el abandono familiar en el barrio La Calera Centro, Latacunga, 2015-2016. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte trasversal, donde previo consentimiento informado participaron 70 adultos mayores, a quienes se les aplicó escalas para valoración de la capacidad funcional, así como la encuesta para valorar abandono familiar y aspectos sociodemográficos de la población. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizó el test de Chi Cuadrado de Pearson con un nivel de significancia del 0,05. Resultados: Se reportó el abandono en el 75,7% de los adultos mayores y tuvo significancia con respecto a la capacidad funcional y la estructura familiar (p=0,002. Hubo relación  entre capacidad funcional y abandono familiar, así como también predominio de los adultos mayores entre los 65 a 74 años, sexo femenino, sin ninguna actividad laboral y analfabetos. Hubo relación significativa entre capacidad funcional, edades geriátricas y ocupación; y de igual manera entre la estructura familiar y el abandono. La capacidad funcional y la estructura familiar fueron factores asociados al abandono.    Conclusiones: La dependencia del adulto mayor condicionó a diferentes tipos de maltrato, destacando el abandono familiar.

  6. Resiliencia en trabajadores y en residentes de un centro de personas mayores institucionalizadas

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    Inmaculada Méndez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available La resiliencia supone un constructo dinámico y multidimensional que alude a la capacidad que tienen las personas para afrontar o recuperarse con éxito de las situaciones adversas. El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido analizar la capacidad de resiliencia en trabajadores y en residentes de un centro de personas mayores institucionalizadas en función de las características sociodemográficas (sexo, edad y estado civil tras la situación adversa por el terremoto ocurrido el Lorca en mayo del 2011. Se ha administrado un cuestionario sociodemográfico desarrollado ad hoc junto a la adaptación de la Escala de Resiliencia de Connor-Davidson (CD-RISC en los sujetos del estudio. Los participantes fueron 20 trabajadores y 34 personas mayores de un centro de personas mayores institucionalizadas de la Región de Murcia (Lorca. La edad media de las personas mayores institucionalizadas fue de 81 años con una desviación típica de 7.68 y la edad media de los cuidadores profesionales fue de 37.85 años y la desviación típica de 9.60. El estudio permite determinar la capacidad de resiliencia atendiendo a características sociodemográficas así como la existencia de diferencias de medias significativas entre la capacidad de tenacidad autoeficacia entre los trabajadores y los residentes del centro de personas mayores lo que permitirá establecer actividades de prevención y/o de intervención.

  7. Abdominal binders may reduce pain and improve physical function after major abdominal surgery - a systematic review

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    Rothman, Josephine Philip; Gunnarsson, Ulf; Bisgaard, Thue

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Evidence for the effect of post-operative abdominal binders on post-operative pain, seroma formation, physical function, pulmonary function and increased intra-abdominal pressure among patients after surgery remains largely un-investigated. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted...... formation and physical function. RESULTS: A total of 50 publications were identified; 42 publications were excluded leaving eight publications counting a total of 578 patients for analysis. Generally, the scientific quality of the studies was poor. Use of abdominal binder revealed a non-significant tendency...... to reduce seroma formation after laparoscopic ventral herniotomy and a non-significant reduction in pain. Physical function was improved, whereas evidence supports a beneficial effect on psychological distress after open abdominal surgery. Evidence also supports that intra-abdominal pressure increases...

  8. Experimental study of abdominal CT scanning exposal doses adjusted on the basis of pediatric abdominal perimeter

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    Wei Wenzhou; Zhu Gongsheng; Zeng Lingyan; Yin Xianglin; Yang Fuwen; Liu Changsheng

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To optimize the abdominal helical CT scanning parameters in pediatric patients and to reduce its radiation hazards. Methods: 60 canines were evenly grouped into 4 groups on the basis of pediatric abdominal perimeter, scanned with 110,150,190 and 240 mAs, and their qualities of canine CT images were analyzed. 120 pediafric patients with clinic suspected abdominal diseases were divided into 4 groups on the basis of abdominal perimeter, scanned by optimal parameters and their image qualities were analyzed. Results: After CT exposure were reduced, the percentages of total A and B were 90.9 % and 92.0 % in experimental canines and in pediatric patients, respectively. Compared with conventional CT scanning, the exposure and single slice CT dose index weighted (CTDIw) were reduced to 45.8%-79.17%. Conclusion: By adjusted the pediatric helical CT parameters basedon the of pediatric abdominal perimeter, exposure of patient to the hazards of radiation is reduced. (authors)

  9. Intra-abdominal pressure: an integrative review.

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    Milanesi, Rafaela; Caregnato, Rita Catalina Aquino

    2016-01-01

    There is a growing request for measuring intra-abdominal pressure in critically ill patients with acute abdominal pain to be clarified. Summarizing the research results on measurement of vesical intra-abdominal pressure and analyzing the level of evidence were the purposes of this integrative literature review, carried out based on the databases LILACS, MEDLINE and PubMed, from 2005 to July 2012. Twenty articles were identified, in that, 12 literature reviews, 4 descriptive and exploratory studies, 2 expert opinions, one prospective cohort study and one was an experience report. The vesical intra-abdominal pressure measurement was considered gold standard. There are variations in the technique however, but some common points were identified: complete supine position, in absence of abdominal contracture, in the end of expiration and expressed in mmHg. Most research results indicate keeping the transducer zeroed at the level of the mid-axillary line at the iliac crest level, and instill 25mL of sterile saline. Strong evidence must be developed. RESUMO Em pacientes críticos com quadros abdominais agudos a esclarecer é crescente a solicitação da aferição da pressão intra-abdominal. Sintetizar resultados de pesquisas sobre a mensuração da pressão intra-abdominal pela via vesical e analisar o nível de evidência foram os objetivos desta revisão integrativa da literatura, realizada nas bases LILACS, MEDLINE e PubMed, no período de 2005 a julho de 2012. Identificaram-se 20 artigos, sendo 12 revisões de literatura, 4 estudos exploratório-descritivos, 2 opiniões de especialistas, 1 estudo de coorte prospectivo e 1 relato de experiência. O método vesical para mensuração da pressão intra-abdominal foi considerado padrão-ouro. Existem variações na técnica, entretanto pontos em comum foram identificados: posição supina completa, na ausência de contratura abdominal, ao final da expiração e expressa em mmHg. A maioria indica posicionar o ponto zero do

  10. OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BLUNT ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

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    Ankareddi Vijaya Lakshmi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Blunt abdominal trauma is an emergency and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study is to study incidence, demographic profile, epidemiological factors, mechanism of trauma, treatment modalities, associated injuries, postoperative complications and morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 72 patients of blunt abdominal trauma who were admitted in government general hospital between May 2013 to April 2015 in Department of General Surgery, Government General Hospital, Guntur, with in a span of 24 months were studied. Demographic data, mechanism of trauma, management and outcome were studied. RESULTS Most of the patients in our study were in the age group of 21-30 years. Spleen was the commonest organ involved and most common procedure performed was splenectomy. Most common extra-abdominal injury was rib fractures. Wound infection was the commonest complication. CONCLUSION Initial resuscitative measures, thorough clinical examination and correct diagnosis forms the vital part of the management. FAST is more useful in blunt abdominal trauma patients who are unstable. X-ray revealed 100% accuracy in hollow viscous perforation in blunt abdominal trauma patients. CT abdomen is more useful in stable patients. Definitive indication for laparotomy was haemodynamic instability and peritonitis. Associated injuries influenced morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can save many lives.

  11. Imaging the Abdominal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

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    C. D. Gillespie

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    Full Text Available Cystic fibrosis (CF is a multisystem disease with a range of abdominal manifestations including those involving the liver, pancreas, and kidneys. Recent advances in management of the respiratory complications of the disease has led to a greater life expectancy in patients with CF. Subsequently, there is increasing focus on the impact of abdominal disease on quality of life and survival. Liver cirrhosis is the most important extrapulmonary cause of death in CF, yet significant challenges remain in the diagnosis of CF related liver disease. The capacity to predict those patients at risk of developing cirrhosis remains a significant challenge. We review representative abdominal imaging findings in patients with CF selected from the records of two academic health centres, with a view to increasing familiarity with the abdominal manifestations of the disease. We review their presentation and expected imaging findings, with a focus on the challenges facing diagnosis of the hepatic manifestations of the disease. An increased familiarity with these abdominal manifestations will facilitate timely diagnosis and management, which is paramount to further improving outcomes for patients with cystic fibrosis.

  12. Intra-abdominal pressure during swimming.

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    Moriyama, S; Ogita, F; Huang, Z; Kurobe, K; Nagira, A; Tanaka, T; Takahashi, H; Hirano, Y

    2014-02-01

    The present study aimed to determine the intra-abdominal pressure during front crawl swimming at different velocities in competitive swimmers and to clarify the relationships between stroke indices and changes in intra-abdominal pressure. The subjects were 7 highly trained competitive collegiate male swimmers. Intra-abdominal pressure was measured during front crawl swimming at 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 m · s(-1) and during the Valsalva maneuver. Intra-abdominal pressure was taken as the difference between minimum and maximum values, and the mean of 6 stable front crawl stroke cycles was used. Stroke rate and stroke length were also measured as stroke indices. There were significant differences in stroke rate among all velocities (P pressure and stroke rate or stroke length (P pressure and stroke indices when controlling for swimming velocity. These findings do not appear to support the effectiveness of trunk training performed by competitive swimmers aimed at increasing intra-abdominal pressure. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  13. Methods of patient warming during abdominal surgery.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Keeping abdominal surgery patients warm is common and warming methods are needed in power outages during natural disasters. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of low-cost, low-power warming methods for maintaining normothermia in abdominal surgery patients. METHODS: Patients (n = 160 scheduled for elective abdominal surgery were included in this prospective clinical study. Five warming methods were applied: heated blood transfusion/fluid infusion vs. unheated; wrapping patients vs. not wrapping; applying moist dressings, heated or not; surgical field rinse heated or not; and applying heating blankets or not. Patients' nasopharyngeal and rectal temperatures were recorded to evaluate warming efficacy. Significant differences were found in mean temperatures of warmed patients compared to those not warmed. RESULTS: When we compared temperatures of abdominal surgery patient groups receiving three specific warming methods with temperatures of control groups not receiving these methods, significant differences were revealed in temperatures maintained during the surgeries between the warmed groups and controls. DISCUSSION: The value of maintaining normothermia in patients undergoing abdominal surgery under general anesthesia is accepted. Three effective economical and practically applicable warming methods are combined body wrapping and heating blanket; combined body wrapping, heated moist dressings, and heating blanket; combined body wrapping, heated moist dressings, and warmed surgical rinse fluid, with or without heating blanket. These methods are practically applicable when low-cost method is indeed needed.

  14. Diagnosis of abdominal abscesses with 67gallium

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    Noguera, E.C.; Mothe, G.A.

    1987-01-01

    Twenty six patients were studied with 67 Gallium to detect and localize the site of intra-abdominal and intraperitoneal infection. They were divided in two groups: a) with and b) without physical symptoms that could localize an abcess in the abdominal cavity. All the patients with suppuration had persistent up-take of 67 Ga in one anatomic area of the abdomen, subsequently documented by computarized axial tomography (CAT) in 58% of the cases or by laparotomy in 88% of them. Scintigraphy with 67 Ga in the patients with recent surgery not only detected focal infection in 67% of the cases but excluded subphernic collection. In 78% of patients with prolonged fever, the infection was localized. There was no false positive result. The comparison in 56% of the cases with CAT demonstrated that both techniques are 100% sensitive for the diagnosis of abdominal suppurative processes. Three of the 26 patients, after six weeks of medical treatment, were restudied with 67 Ga and CAT, showing total resolution of their previous abnormalities. It is concluded that 67 Ga scintigraphy performed as the first study in febrile patients independent of the presence or absence of physical symptoms that could localize the abdominal infection, is sensitive for the detection and localization of an abdominal abscess and that a negative result excludes it. (Author) [es

  15. CT diagnosis of abdominal ectopic pheochromocytoma

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    Zhang Yuping; Zhao Zhiying

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To discuss the value of CT in diagnosis of abdominal ectopic pheochromocytoma. Methods: CT findings of 5 cases surgically and pathologically proved with ectopic pheochromocytoma were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Soft tissue mass with light asymmetry enhancement was found between the abdominal aorta and the inferior vena ca-va in one case. 1 case was completely cystic with light enhancement of the cystwall located in front of the left side of the abdominal aorta. 1 case of large solid mass occurred between the renal hilum and the tail of pancreas, with irregular shape, unclear boundary, central necrosis, calcification and obviously enhancement at the solid part. 2 cases showed as oval soft lump with even density, moderate strengthening located before the abdominal aorta. Paroxysmal hypertension occurred in 3 cases and didn't in 2 cases. Hypertension happened in 1 case during the operation because of stimulation. Blood pressure appeared in 1 case during and after operation. Blood and urinary catecholamine increased significantly in 4 cases. Conclusion: Ectopic pheochromocytoma mainly located surround the abdominal aorta with diverse CT performance. It is helpful for diagnosing when finding a lesion locates at the specified sites combined with typical clinical presentation. CT can not only depict small tumor, but also can show the relationship with surrounding structure, and it provides important information for the operation and prognosis. (authors)

  16. Postoperative abdominal complications after cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Dong Guohua

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To summarize the diagnostic and therapeutic experiences on the patients who suffered abdominal complications after cardiovascular surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB. Methods A total of 2349 consecutive patients submitted to cardiovascular surgery with CPB in our hospital from Jan 2004 to Dec 2010 were involved. The clinical data of any abdominal complication, including its incidence, characters, relative risks, diagnostic measures, medical or surgical management and mortality, was retrospectively analyzed. Results Of all the patients, 33(1.4% developed abdominal complications postoperatively, including 11(33.3% cases of paralytic ileus, 9(27.3% of gastrointestinal haemorrhage, 2(6.1% of gastroduodenal ulcer perforation, 2(6.1% of acute calculus cholecystitis, 3(9.1% of acute acalculus cholecystitis, 4(12.1% of hepatic dysfunction and 2(6.1% of ischemia bowel diseases. Of the 33 patients, 26 (78.8% accepted medical treatment and 7 (21.2% underwent subsequent surgical intervention. There were 5(15.2% deaths in this series, which was significantly higher than the overall mortality (2.7%. Positive history of peptic ulcer, advanced ages, bad heart function, preoperative IABP support, prolonged CPB time, low cardiac output and prolonged mechanical ventilation are the risk factors of abdominal complications. Conclusions Abdominal complications after cardiovascular surgery with CPB have a low incidence but a higher mortality. Early detection and prompt appropriate intervention are essential for the outcome of the patients.

  17. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Association with Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in the Endovascular Era: Vigilance Remains Critical

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    Matthew C. Bozeman

    2012-01-01

    In this review, we describe published experience with IAH and ACS complicating abdominal vascular catastrophes, experience with ACS complicating endovascular repair of rAAAs, and techniques for management of the abdominal wound. Vigilance and appropriate management of IAH and ACS remains critically important in decreasing morbidity and optimizing survival following catastrophic intra-abdominal vascular events.

  18. Radiological Signs of Intra-abdominal Gossypiboma

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    Ferhat Çengel

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Gossypiboma is a mass lesion at the site of surgery due to a forgotten surgical sponge. Forgotten foreign bodies are mostly retained in the abdominal cavity but there are some cases in the thorax, cranium, breast, and an extremity. Gossypiboma should be considered, especially by radiologists, in patients with a history of surgery, who present with non-specific symptoms and abdominal mass. In this report, we describe the case of a female patient who presented with non-specific abdominal discomfort and fever about six months after open cholecystectomy. (The Me­di­cal Bul­le­tin of Ha­se­ki 2014; 52: 47-9

  19. Arma branca retida em aorta abdominal superior

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    Fernando Antonio C. Spencer Netto

    Full Text Available Abdominal aorta wounds carries a high immediate mortality. Few patients reach hospital care alive. There are no reports on Medline (1969-2002 about aortic wounds of foreign body with retention. A case with upper abdominal aortic wound with an inlaid blade is reported. The retained blade fixed the stomach to the surgical field, difficulting the vascular control, leading to an unconventional approach and allowing extensive contamination. The patient developed multiple organ dysfunction and died at fifth postoperative day. Singularities of an inlaid knife in upper abdominal aorta and changes in traditional approach are discussed. The authors assumed that the inlaid knife decreased the bleeding, allowing the patient arrival to the hospital, but worsened the approach to the aorta wound.

  20. Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Coarctation Diagnosed During Pregnancy

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    Sh Hajsadeghi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Coarctation of the abdominal aorta is an extremely rare vascular defect inwhich congenital or acquired etiologies have been described. This case concernsa 30-year-old pregnant woman with 15-years history of uncontrolled hypertensionand lower limb claudication presented with worsened hypertension during herfirst pregnancy. Magnetic resonance angiography study of aorta revealed astenosis in abdominal aorta about 12mm from the origin of celiac axisaccompanied by left sided aortic arch and right aberrant subclavian artery. Thiscase highlights the importance of a throughout physical examination in patientspresented with hypertension and it emphasizes considering the coarctation of theabdominal aorta during the diagnostic workup of hypertension, especially inyoung patients. In such cases magnetic resonance angiography of the aorta is auseful tool to reach a definitive diagnosis especially in pregnant women.Also to our knowledge, this patient is the first one found to have aortic archmalformation combined with an abdominal coarctation.

  1. Intra-abdominal cryptococcosis in two dogs.

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    Malik, R; Hunt, G B; Bellenger, C R; Allan, G S; Martin, P; Canfield, P J; Love, D N

    1999-08-01

    Intra-abdominal cryptococcosis was diagnosed in two young dogs. The first, an entire male border collie, was presented with vomiting. An abdominal mass detected during physical examination proved to be cryptococcal mesenteric lymphadenitis on exploratory laparotomy. The second dog, a female neutered giant schnauzer, was presented with neurological signs suggestive of encephalopathy. Intestinal cryptococcal granulomas were detected in an extensive diagnostic investigation which included abdominal ultrasonography. The gastrointestinal tract was considered the most likely portal of entry for cryptococcal organisms in both cases. Both dogs were treated using surgery and multiagent antifungal chemotherapy. The first case succumbed despite therapy, while the second dog was treated successfully as gauged by return to clinical normality and a substantial decline in the cryptococcal antigen titre which continued to fall after cessation of treatment.

  2. Whole abdominal irradiation in ovarian carcinoma

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    Romestaing, P.; Gallo, C.; Gerard, J.F.; Ardiet, J.M.; Carrie, C.

    1989-01-01

    The prognosis of ovarian cancers, which are frequently diagnosed at a late stage, can probably be improved by whole abdominal radiotherapy. 45 patients in Lyon and 8 patients in Montelimar (7 stage I or C, 10 stage II and 36 stage III) were treated by whole abdominal radiotherapy, generally after 6 courses of chemotherapy (46 cases). The overall 5-year survival of this group of patients was 48% (Kaplan-Meier method). When the patients treated by complete resection at 1st look surgery (19 cases) are compared with those in whom 1st look surgery was incomplete (34 cases), the actuarial survival was 83% versus 27%. This study demonstrates that whole abdominal radiotherapy is feasible without any serious long-term complications after two operations and 6 courses of chemotherapy. These encouraging results need to be confirmed by randomized prospective studies [fr

  3. Abdominal wall hernias: imaging with spiral CT

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    Stabile Ianora, A.A.; Midiri, M.; Vinci, R.; Rotondo, A.; Angelelli, G.

    2000-01-01

    Computed tomography is an accurate method of identifying the various types of abdominal wall hernias, especially if they are clinically occult, and of distinguishing them from other diseases such as hematomas, abscesses and neoplasia. In this study we examined the CT images of 94 patients affected by abdominal wall hernias observed over a period of 6 years. Computed tomography clearly demonstrates the anatomical site of the hernial sac, the content and any occlusive bowel complications due to incarceration or strangulation. Clinical diagnosis of external hernias is particularly difficult in obese patients or in those with laparotic scars. In these cases abdominal imaging is essential for a correct preoperative diagnosis and to determine the most effective treatment. (orig.)

  4. Envejecimiento poblacional y desigualdades sociales en la mortalidad del adulto mayor en Colombia

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    Juan Carlos Rivillas

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar la magnitud del envejecimiento poblacional y las desigualdades sociales presentes en la mortalidad del adulto mayor en Colombia. Metodología: estudio ecológico usando datos sub-nacionales de mortalidad, pobreza, barreras de acceso a los servicios de salud y analfabetismo, y de la población adulta mayor para analizar brechas. Se calcularon y compararon tendencias de tres indicadores de impacto: la esperanza de vida (2005-2020, los Índices de envejecimiento y sobre-envejecimiento (2005-2012. Se estimaron tres medidas para resumir la desigualdad absoluta y relativa: el Índice de Desigualdad de la Pendiente (IDP, el Índice Relativo de Desigualdad (IRD de Kunst y Mackenbach, y el Índice de Concentración (IC. Resultados: la proporción de personas mayores será cada vez mayor en Colombia. Las barreras de acceso a los servicios de salud fue la dimensión más inequitativa. Dos patrones de desigualdad fueron identificados: una exclusión marginal en el 60% de los adultos mayores con más ventajas y oportunidades, y un patrón de gradiente lineal presente solo en la incidencia de pobreza. El quintil 3 fue el grupo de departamentos más afectado por la inequidad a lo largo de las dimensiones evaluadas. Discusión: este estudio aporta evidencia sobre patrones de desigualdad en la mortalidad del adulto mayor. A nivel de tendencias, solo fue posible conocer que la brecha ha empeorado en incidencia de pobreza. Conclusiones: las recomendaciones se centran en cinco áreas de acción, para lograr un contexto deseable para el abordaje del envejecimiento poblacional y la reducción de las desigualdades, como desafíos del sistema de salud y de protección social, y que pueden socavar la realización progresiva de la cobertura universal en salud y el logro de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible para 2030.

  5. Sobrecarga y calidad de vida del cuidador principal del adulto mayor

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la sobrecarga de trabajo y la calidad de vida del cuidador principal del adulto mayor atendido en un consultorio de geriatría. Metodología: Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, de corte transversal, realizado con 183 adultos mayores y sus respectivos cuidadores atendidos en un consultorio de geriatría. Para la recolección de los datos, fueron utilizados los instrumentos de perfil demográfico para el adulto mayor y su cuidador Escala de Zarit y The Medical Outcomes Study 36-item (sf-36. El análisis se realizó por medio de la estadística descriptiva y de la prueba de correlación de Spearman, con un nivel de significancia de p ≤ 0,05. Resultados: En los adultos mayores, hubo predominio del sexo masculino; la edad promedio fue de 74,8 años y estaban casados/as. En los cuidadores, predominó el sexo femenino; la edad promedio fue de 44,3 años. El total de cuidadores tenían estudios superiores, estaban casados/as y eran hijos/as de los adultos mayores. Según la evaluación con la Escala de Zarit, el 18,1% presentó algún tipo de sobrecarga; en cuanto a la calidad de vida, las dimensiones con menor puntuación fueron Salud general, Salud mental y Vitalidad. Se obtuvo una correlación inversa entre la puntuación total de la Escala de Zarit y todas las dimensiones de la calidad de vida. Conclusión: Se observó que el desgaste de la calidad de vida se debe a la sobrecarga en el cuidado del adulto mayor. Por lo tanto, se hace necesario acompañar el estado de salud de los cuidadores con la finalidad de prevenir alteraciones físicas y mentales.

  6. Perfil de los adultos mayores usuarios de atención primaria

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Las proyecciones indican que Brasil será el sexto país del mundo con el mayor número de adultos mayores. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar las condiciones de perfil y de vida socio-demográficos y de salud de los usuarios adultos mayores de la atención primaria de un municipio en la región amazónica del Brasil. Es oportuno porque el envejecimiento de la población está creciendo rápidamente, especialmente en países en desarrollo como el Brasil. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio transversal con una muestra de 441 individuos con edad inferior a 60 años de la población de usuarios de la atención básica en el municipio de Benevides, en la Amazonia brasileña. Os datos fueron obtenidos a través del Elder notebook, un protocolo clínico del Ministerio de la Salud. La prueba del chi-cuadrado con un nivel de significancia de 5% para explorar fue utilizada las asociaciones entre las variables de las condiciones de salud y de vida, y las variables socio-demográficas. Resultados: Se presentaron un perfil predominantemente joven adultos mayores (46.0%, que no practican actividad física (p<0.02, con condiciones crónicas y uso de drogas para inducir el sueño (p<0.05. Discusión y Conclusiones: El perfil de vida desfavorable y de salud encontrados en adultos mayores exige la adopción de medidas reforzadas, sobre la salud y los presupuestos de atención integral como un desafío para efectuar la colocación de sus necesidades, principalmente por la enfermería, en la Atención Básica de Salud en áreas más necesitadas de la región amazónica. Cómo citar este artículo: Sousa FJD, Andrade FS. Perfil de los adultos mayores usuarios de atención primaria. Rev Cuid. 2017; 8(2: 1573-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v8i2.376

  7. [Factors associated with abdominal obesity in children].

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    Melzer, Matheus Ribeiro Theodósio Fernandes; Magrini, Isabella Mastrangi; Domene, Semíramis Martins Álvares; Martins, Paula Andrea

    2015-12-01

    To identify the association of dietary, socioeconomic factors, sedentary behaviors and maternal nutritional status with abdominal obesity in children. A cross-sectional study with household-based survey, in 36 randomly selected census tracts in the city of Santos/SP. 357 families were interviewed and questionnaires and anthropometric measurements were applied in mothers and their 3-0 years-old children. Assessment of abdominal obesity was made by maternal and child's waist circumference measurement; for classification used cut-off points proposed by World Health Organization (1998) and Taylor et al. (2000) were applied. The association between variables was performed by multiple logistic regression analysis. 30.5% of children had abdominal obesity. Associations with children's and maternal nutritional status and high socioeconomic status were shown in the univariate analysis. In the regression model, children's body mass index for age (OR=93.7; 95%CI 39.3-223.3), female gender (OR=4.1; 95%CI 1.8-9.3) and maternal abdominal obesity (OR=2.7; 95%CI 1.2-6.0) were significantly associated with children's abdominal obesity, regardless of the socioeconomic status. Abdominal obesity in children seems to be associated with maternal nutritional status, other indicators of their own nutritional status and female gender. Intervention programs for control of childhood obesity and prevention of metabolic syndrome should consider the interaction of the nutritional status of mothers and their children. Copyright © 2015 Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo. Publicado por Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  8. Infected abdominal sacrocolpopexies: diagnosis and treatment.

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    Mattox, T Fleming; Stanford, Edward J; Varner, E

    2004-01-01

    The abdominal sacrocolpopexy is an excellent procedure to surgically treat vaginal vault prolapse. A synthetic graft is often used to support the vaginal apex, but has the potential to become infected or erode, requiring its removal or revision. The purpose of this paper is to report our experience in the management of patients with infected synthetic grafts after abdominal sacrocolpopexy. A review of the patient databases from three specialty gynecology centers was performed from March 1996 to June 2002. Only patients with an infected graft after an abdominal sacrocolpopexy were included in the study; patients with either suture or graft erosion responding to conservative treatment were excluded. Twenty-two women, ages 37-73 years, developed infection of the synthetic graft after an abdominal sacrocolpopexy (1-60 months after their initial surgery, mean 8.8 months). The infected materials included polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Goretex, n =15) and polypropylene (n=7). Nine of the 15 PTFE meshes and four of the seven polypropylene meshes were placed at the time of a contaminated case (abdominal hysterectomy [n=12], colon resection [n=1]). Eighteen (82%) of the infected grafts involved braided permanent suture to attach the graft to the vaginal wall, monofilament/non-braided permanent suture was used in three patients, and suture type could not be determined in one. All graft removals were attempted vaginally, and this was successful in 16 cases (73%). Two patients experienced significant bleeding: the first patient required an emergency laparotomy and the second patient's bleeding was controlled with packing. A rectovaginal fistula occurred 3 weeks postoperatively in one patient. Synthetic graft infection should be considered as the differential diagnosis in a patient who has undergone an abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Transvaginal removal is preferred, but is fraught with potentially serious complications. The use of braided permanent sutures to affix the graft to the

  9. Recent advances in the management of abdominal compartment syndrome

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    Saleem, T.B.; Ahmed, I.

    2004-01-01

    Abdominal compartment syndrome is a systemic syndrome involving derangement in cardiovascular hemodynamics, respiratory and renal function as a result of sustained increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This results in multi-organ failure requiring prompt action and treatment. Presentation can be acute, chronic and acute on chronic. Initial diagnosis is clinical, confirmed by measurement of urinary bladder pressure. Treatment is abdominal decompression by laparostomy and delayed abdominal closure. Awareness among the surgeons has increased because laparoscopy has resulted in determination of intra-abdominal pressure as a readily measurable quantity. They have been able to appreciate the benefit of abdominal decompression by performing repeated planned laparotomies for trauma. (author)

  10. Giant cystic abdominal masses in children

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    Wootton-Gorges, Sandra L.; Thomas, Kristen B.; Harned, Roger K.; Wu, Sarah R.; Stein-Wexler, Rebecca; Strain, John D.

    2005-01-01

    In this pictorial essay the common and uncommon causes of large cystic and cyst-like abdominal masses in children are reviewed. We discuss and illustrate the following: mesenchymal hamartoma, choledochal cyst, hydrops of the gallbladder, congenital splenic cyst, pancreatic pseudocyst, pancreatic cystadenoma, hydronephrosis, multicystic dysplastic kidney, multilocular cystic nephroma, adrenal hemorrhage, mesenteric and omental cysts, gastrointestinal duplication cyst, meconium pseudocyst, ovarian cysts and cystic neoplasms, hematocolpos, urachal cysts, appendiceal abscess, abdominal and sacrococcygeal teratoma, and CSF pseudocyst. We also describe imaging features and clues to the diagnosis. (orig.)

  11. Systemic lupus erythematosus : abdominal radiologic findings

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    Oh, Jae Cheon; Cho, On Koo; Lee, Yong Joo; Bae, Jae Ik; Kim, Yong Soo; Rhim, Hyun Chul; Ko, Byung Hee [Hanyang Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) is a systemic disease of unknown etiology. Its main pathology is vasculitis and serositis, due to deposition of the immune complex or antibodies. Most findings are nonspecific ; abdominal manifestations include enteritis, hepatomegaly, pancreatic enlargement, serositis, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, nephritis, interstitial cystitis, and thrombophlebitis. We described radiologic findings of various organ involvement of SLE; digestive system, serosa, reticuloendothelial system, urinary system, and venous system. Diagnosis of SLE was done according to the criteria of American Rheumatism Association. Understanding of the variable imaging findings in SLE may be helpful for the early detection of abdominal involvement and complications.

  12. Laparoscopic surgery in children: abdominal wall complications

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    Full Text Available Minimal invasive surgery has become the standard of care for operations involving the thoracic and abdominal cavities for all ages. Laparoscopic complications can occur as well as more invasive surgical procedures and we can classify them into non-specific and specific. Our goal is to analyze the most influential available scientific literature and to expose important and recognized advices in order to reduce these complications. We examined the mechanism, risk factors, treatment and tried to outline how to prevent two major abdominal wall complications related to laparoscopy: bleeding and port site herniation .

  13. [Intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome

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    Sonne, M.; Hilligsø, Jens Georg

    2008-01-01

    Intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are rare conditions with high mortality. IAH is an intraabdominal pressure (IAP) above 12 mmHg and ACS an IAP above 20 mmHg with evidence of organ dysfunction. IAP is measured indirectly via the bladder or stomach. Various...... medical and surgical conditions increase the intraabdominal volume. When the content exceeds the compliance of the abdominal wall, the IAP rises. Increased IAP affects the functioning of the brain, lungs, circulation, kidneys, and bowel. The treatment of ACS is a reduction of IAP Udgivelsesdato: 2008/2/11...

  14. Giant cystic abdominal masses in children

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    Wootton-Gorges, Sandra L.; Thomas, Kristen B.; Harned, Roger K.; Wu, Sarah R.; Stein-Wexler, Rebecca; Strain, John D. [University of California, Davis Health Center, Sacramento, CA (United States); Davis Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Sacramento, CA (United States)

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    In this pictorial essay the common and uncommon causes of large cystic and cyst-like abdominal masses in children are reviewed. We discuss and illustrate the following: mesenchymal hamartoma, choledochal cyst, hydrops of the gallbladder, congenital splenic cyst, pancreatic pseudocyst, pancreatic cystadenoma, hydronephrosis, multicystic dysplastic kidney, multilocular cystic nephroma, adrenal hemorrhage, mesenteric and omental cysts, gastrointestinal duplication cyst, meconium pseudocyst, ovarian cysts and cystic neoplasms, hematocolpos, urachal cysts, appendiceal abscess, abdominal and sacrococcygeal teratoma, and CSF pseudocyst. We also describe imaging features and clues to the diagnosis. (orig.)

  15. Ovarian failure following abdominal irradiation in childhood

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    Shalet, S.M.; Beardwell, C.G.; Jones, P.H.M.; Pearson, D.; Orrell, D.H.

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    Ovarian function was studied in 18 female patients treated for abdominal tumours during childhood. All received abdominal radiotherapy as part of their treatment and were studied between 1 and 26 years after irradiation. The serum gonadotrophins and oestradiol levels were consistent with ovarian failure in each case and there was a disproportionate elevation in serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) when compared to serum luteinizing hormone (LH) in 16. In 2 patients, the radiotherapeutic field extended downwards only as far as the sacral promontory. However, these 2 girls show similar evidence of ovarian failure to that in the other 16. (author)

  16. Damage control resuscitation for abdominal war injury

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    Full Text Available In recent years, the concept of comprehensive treatment for military trauma has been comprehensively updated. The application of damage control surgery has significantly improved the clinical outcome of severe abdominal injury. With appropriate surgical intervention, post-trauma fluid resuscitation plays an increasingly important role in the treatment of abdominal injury. The damage control resuscitation strategy addresses the importance of permissive hypotension and haemostatic resuscitation for patients with severe trauma, under the guidance of damage control surgical principle. DOI: 10.11855/j.issn.0577-7402.2014.03.02

  17. Indium 111 leucocyte scintigraphy in abdominal sepsis

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    Baba, A.A.; McKillop, J.H.; Gray, H.W.; Cuthbert, G.F.; Neilson, W.; Anderson, J.R.

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    We have studied the clinical utility of indium 111 autologous leucocyte scintigraphy retrospectively in 45 patients presenting with suspected intra-abdominal sepsis. The sensitivity was 95% (21/22) and the specificity was 91% (21/23). Some 34 of the studies (17 positive and 17 negative) were considered helpful in furthering patient management (76%) and 8, unhelpful (18%). In 3, the study results were misleading and led to inappropriate treatment. Indium 111 scintigraphy, whether positive or negative, provides information in patients with suspected intra-abdominal sepsis upon which therapeutic decisions can be based. (orig.)

  18. Isolated jejunal perforation following blunt abdominal trauma

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    Full Text Available Isolated perforation of the jejunum, following blunt abdominaltrauma, is extremely rare. These injuries aredifficult to diagnose because initial clinical signs are frequentlynonspecific and a delay in treatment increasesmortality and morbidity of the patients. Conventional radiogramsare often inadequate for diagnosing this subsetof trauma. For an accurate and timely diagnosis, thepossibility of bowel perforation and the need for repeatedexaminations should be kept in mind. Herein, we presenta 28-year-old man with isolated jejunal perforation followingblunt abdominal trauma.Key words: Blunt abdominal trauma, isolated jejunal perforation,early diagnosis

  19. Preoperative steroid in abdominal wall reconstruction

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    Jensen, Kristian Kiim; Brøndum, Tina Lee; Belhage, Bo

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    INTRODUCTION: Preoperative administration of high-dose glucocorticoid leads to improved recovery and decreased length of stay after abdominal surgery. Even so, studies on administration of glucocorticoids for patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) for giant ventral hernia repair...... defect exceeding 10 cm will be randomised for intravenous administration of either 125 mg methylprednisolone or saline at the induction of anaesthesia. The primary endpoint is pain at rest on the first post-operative day. Patients will be followed until 30 days post-operatively, and secondary outcomes...

  20. Aggressive malignant abdominal mesothelioma: Clinical report

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    2004-01-01

    A 32-year-old Filipino female, working as an x-ray technician, presented to the Emergency Room (ER) with acute abdominal pain for one day. The pain was mainly on the left side and left hypochondrium. She had recurring abdominal pain before but not significant to worry her. She also complained of abdominal distension, which she noticed one week ago. Abdominal examination revealed fullness in the left hypochondrium with marked tenderness but negative rebound. Abdominal ultrasound (US) showed a huge mass mainly in the left hypochondrium. The origin of the mass cannot be identified by US. A computerized tomography scan showed a mass in the left side of the abdomen crossing the midline with a necrotic centre. The hospital course of the patient runs smoothly, and she was discharged after 7-days and referred to an Oncology Center. Abdominal mesothelioma is a neoplasm arising from the mesothelial surface lining the abdominal cavity. It is less frequent than that of the pleura. It is a rapidly growing and fatal malignancy with a median survival of less than 1-year. The relation between pleural malignant mesothelioma and asbestos is well recognized since it was described in 19602 but implication of asbestos exposure in the etiology of the peritoneal type is less obvious. This patient history is giving no obvious exposure to asbestos but as she is working in the Radiology Department as an x-ray technician she is well exposed to x-ray, but the effect of radioactivity on induction of mesothelioma is still disputed.4 There are several reports linking malignant mesothelioma to radioactivity due to radiation therapy.The fibrous mesothelioma (sarcomatous), as in this case, which is difficult to diagnose microscopically, looks like a fibroma, unless helped by tissue culture. The treatment options of malignant mesothelioma include surgery, intraperitoneal chemotherapy and whole abdominal radiation or multimodality therapy, which were suggested that might prolong the survival in

  1. Embarazo ectópico abdominal

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    La incidencia de embarazo ectópico ha aumentado en los últimos años hasta 1:43 recién nacidos. La variedad abdominal es una de las menos frecuentes, su incidencia es de 1:10mil  nacidos vivos. El 1% de los embarazos ectópicos son abdominales y la implantación en el epiplón es una rara entidad. Pueden clasificarse como primarios o secundarios en función de que se originen o no en la cavidad peritoneal. Se presenta un caso de embarazo abdominal primario, localizado en cara posterior del útero y...

  2. Vitamina B12, Acido Fólico y Función Mental en Adultos Mayores

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    Meertens-R, Lesbia; Solano-R, Liseti

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    Los adultos mayores constituyen un grupo de población vulnerable a cuadros de deficiencias de nutrientes específicos como la vitamina B12 y el ácido fólico, íntimamente ligados al deterioro de las funciones mentales, en especial, del área cognitiva. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar indicadores del estado de vitamina B12 y ácido fólico y asociarlos a la evaluación de la función mental de 53 adultos mayores de 60 años de edad, residenciados en un hogar geriátrico. Se evaluó consumo di...

  3. OPTIMALISASI PELAKSANAAN KURIKULUM SISTEM MAYOR-MINOR PROGRAM PENDIDIKAN SARJANA INSTITUT PERTANIAN BOGOR

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    Full Text Available This study aims to 1 evaluate the implementation of major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program, 2 identify factors leading to less optimized implementation of the major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program and 3 design strategies to optimize the implementation of the major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program. Analytical Hierarchy Process was utilized as the method of study. The results showed that the implementation of the major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program is still considered to be less optimal. Factors influencing the implementation of the major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program, according to its priority, include: 1 the availability of competent and committed teaching staffs, 2 the availability of adequate lecturing facilities and infrastructure, 3 the availability of lecture schedule to accommodate students who choose minor curriculum, and 4 the availability of reliable and IT-based Academic Information System (SIMAK. Strategies to optimize the implementation of major-minor curriculum system in IPB Undergraduate Program, according to its priority, include; 1 improving the competence and commitment of teaching and educational staffs, 2 increasing the commitment of departments and faculties to facilitate the fulfillment of minor  curriculum schedules, 3 providing adequate facilities and infrastructure to implement the major and minor curriculum system, and 4 providing lecture schedules that can accommodate the needs of students who choose minor curriculum.Keywords: analytical hierarchy process, optimization, major-minor curriculum systemABSTRAKPenelitian ini bertujuan 1 mengevaluasi pelaksanaan kurikulum sistem mayor-minor pada Program Pendidikan Sarjana IPB, 2 mengidentifikasi faktor-faktor yang menyebabkan kurang optimalnya pelaksanaan kurikulum sistem mayor-minor pada Program Pendidikan Sarjana IPB dan 3 merancang strategi untuk mengoptimalkan

  4. Fuzzy logic and information fusion to commemorate the 70th birthday of Professor Gaspar Mayor

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    Sastre, Joan

    2016-01-01

    This book offers a timely report on key theories and applications of soft-computing. Written in honour of Professor Gaspar Mayor on his 70th birthday, it primarily focuses on areas related to his research, including fuzzy binary operators, aggregation functions, multi-distances, and fuzzy consensus/decision models. It also discusses a number of interesting applications such as the implementation of fuzzy mathematical morphology based on Mayor-Torrens t-norms. Importantly, the different chapters, authored by leading experts, present novel results and offer new perspectives on different aspects of Mayor’s research. The book also includes an overview of evolutionary fuzzy systems, a topic that is not one of Mayor’s main areas of interest, and a final chapter written by the Spanish pioneer in fuzzy logic, Professor E. Trillas. Computer and decision scientists, knowledge engineers and mathematicians alike will find here an authoritative overview of key soft-computing concepts and techniques.

  5. RELACIÓN MÉDICO PACIENTE: DERECHOS DEL ADULTO MAYOR

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    Barrantes-Monge, Melba; Rodríguez, Eduardo; Lama, Alexis

    2009-01-01

    Existen prejuicios en relación con la vejez, incluso entre los profesionales que se dedican a la gerontología. Uno común y peligroso es considerar que los viejos son todos enfermos o discapacitados. La relación médico-paciente es la piedra angular de la práctica y ética médicas. Para alcanzar el respeto por los adultos mayores es necesaria una medicina prudente, basada en una práctica en la cual la reflexión ética y clínica pueda contribuir. Esto último es posible si se hacen valer los derechos del adulto mayor, en particular como paciente para la toma de decisiones. PMID:20379380

  6. La obesidad en las personas mayores, un problema de salud pública

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    La obesidad es un serio problema de salud pública. Se suele medir utilizando el Índice de Masa Corporal. En España, un 23,6% de las personas mayores (65 y más años) tiene obesidad, y otro 45,0% sobrepeso, según la última Encuesta Europea de Salud (2014). Sólo un 30,0% está en un peso normal. En el resto de adultos también se observa esta circunstancia. Es decir, en España existe un problema de sobrepeso y obesidad, especialmente entre los mayores y estas cifras son peores que la media de la ...

  7. Burnout e intenciones de jubilación anticipada entre empleados mayores - Burnout and early retirement intentions among older employees

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    Henkens, C.J.I.M.; Leenders, M.

    2009-01-01

    El tema central de este artículo es la jubilación y el burnout de los empleados mayores. Analizamos si existe una relación entre las dimensiones de agotamiento emocional y despersonalización características del burnout y las intenciones de jubilación de los empleados mayores. Asimismo, se investiga

  8. Attitudes and Perceptions of Vocational Education in New York City: Implications for the Mayor's School Reform Initiative

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    Green, Rupert

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    Under-performing New York City (NYC) schools precipitated Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to advance a vocational education initiative. The initiative was to address the problem of the many city high school graduates lacking both the skills for gainful employment and the academic preparedness to pursue higher education. The mayor's initiative…

  9. Efectos contextuales asociados a la variabilidad del riesgo de depresión en adultos mayores, Antioquia, Colombia, 2012

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    Doris Cardona

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    Conclusiones. El municipio y la manzana de residencia aportaron 10 % de la variabilidad total del riesgo de depresión en los adultos mayores. Esta información es importante para fomentar la participación y adhesión de los adultos mayores a grupos comunitarios.

  10. Acomodación abdominal: Fisiopatología de la Distensión Abdominal

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    La distensión abdominal es una alteración clínica frecuente en la población general y en especial en los pacientes afectos de trastornos funcionales digestivos donde se manifiesta de una manera más intensa. El volumen de la cavidad abdominal presenta variaciones fisiológicas en respuesta a la ingesta de alimentos, el llenado vesical o la evacuación rectal. Nuestros datos indican que cuando se realiza un incremento del volumen abdominal de forma experimental en sujetos sanos mediante la infusi...

  11. Nivel de sobrecarga en los cuidadores informales primarios de adultos mayores hospitalizados

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    México vive una transición demográfica un perfil caracterizado por edades avanzados, de acuerdo con el Instituto Nacional de Geografía y Estadística, en 2010, el grupo de población de personas mayores de 60 años es de 10.1 millones lo que representa el 9 % de acuerdo con ls proyecciones demográficas del Consejo Nacional de Poblacion

  12. Colegiales mayores de Castilla en la Italia española

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    Full Text Available La importancia de los seis Colegios Mayores de las universidades castellanas de Salamanca, Valladolid y Alcalá en la selección del personal judicial y político de la Monarquía española de los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII es un hecho histórico bien conocido en sus líneas generales y actualizado por nuevas y rigurosas investigaciones.

  13. Estereotipos negativos hacia la vejez en personas mayores de Latinoamérica

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    Viviana X. Lasagni Colombo

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Los objetivos del estudio se centran en investigar la presencia de estereotipos hacia la vejez en adultos mayores de diez países de Latinoamérica. Comparar el nivel de estereotipos entre países y evaluar la influencia de variables socio-demográficas en la formación de estereotipos. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal en adultos mayores de 60 a 70 años (N: 965 residentes en diez países de Latinoamérica. Se aplicó el Cuestionario de Estereotipos Negativos hacia la Vejez (CENVE y se estudió las posibles asociaciones entre variables socio demográficas y los factores del CENVE a través del análisis de varianzas (ANOVA. Los resultados demuestran que existen estereotipos negativos hacia la vejez en las personas mayores siendo más baja la presencia de estos en el factor motivacional. Se comprobó la relación significativa con variables “ocupación” y “nivel de escolaridad” y se corroboró la diferencia en la presencia de estereotipos negativos hacia la vejez entre los países que conforman este estudio. Conclusión: existen estereotipos negativos hacia la vejez en las personas mayores con diferencias entre grupos de países fundamentalmente por las condiciones sociosanitarias, educativas y económicas por las que atraviesan. El nivel de escolaridad y la situación socioeconómica influyen en la construcción de estereotipos negativos hacia la vejez.

  14. Prevalencia de hipertensión en adultos mayores de Costa Rica

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    Rosero-Bixby, Luis

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    Full Text Available Este artículo estima la prevalencia de hipertensión (controlada y con o sin diagnóstico previo entre los adultos mayores costarricenses. Valora los problemas de medición y explora los factores asociados con la enfermedad. Se utilizan datos de una muestra nacional representativa del proyecto CRELES: “Costa Rica: Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable”. Se realizaron dos mediciones de la presión arterial con monitores digitales a una muestra de 3000 adultos y se registró el auto reporte de la enfermedad y el uso de medicamentos antihipertensivos. La segunda medición resultó en valores significativamente menores tanto para la presión diastólica como para la sistólica. No se detectaron sesgos en la medición realizada por entrevistador ni por trimestre de trabajo de campo. El 59% de los adultos mayores del país sufre de hipertensión (HTA. La prevalencia es mayor entre las mujeres que entre los hombres. El 16% de todos los adultos mayores no tenían diagnóstico previo de HTA pero en nuestras mediciones resultaron con HTA. Los principales co-factores de HTA identificados en este artículo son: edad, estar asegurado, el índice de masa corporal, los antecedentes familiares, tener menos de 6 años de educación formal, ser fumador activo y consumir más de 3000 calorías al día.

  15. The copal of the Chichen Itza offerings and of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan

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    Montufar L, A.; Gutierrez W, C.E.; Mendoza A, D.; Torres M, A.

    2006-01-01

    Literature from the post conquest shows that the Mayans used copal resins in their religious celebrations and ceremonial rites, specially as a sahumerio material. Historical precedents have been fully documented, establishing its use in the calendar ceremonies performed by the Aztecs towards their agricultural practices, mainly for the corn crop; and that according to the registries of sacred figures of their gods, they were made out of copal resin. Abundant fragments of this resin were found in a number of offerings at the digging of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan. These facts indicate the intensive use of the copal as a link with divinities of life, maintenance and fertility, among many other aspects of existence, as stated by the Mexicas cosmos view. In order to determine the possible origin of the different types of copal, small samples were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy, both from Chichen Itza and the pre hispanic from Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan. Results show a great similarity between each absorption band, the one from Templo Mayor and the modern sample Bursera bipinnata and the one from Chichen Itza and the modem resin of Protium copal. This suggests that the pre hispanic copal form Chichen Itza was obtained from the Protium copal tree. (Author)

  16. Cuidado popular de familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular

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    Lucero López-Díaz

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el accidente cerebrovascular afecta a numerosas personas en el mundo y se constituye en la principal causa de muer- te. Los sobrevivientes pueden padecer discapacidad y sufrir modificaciones en las actividades cotidianas. La familia es el principal apoyo del sobreviviente y al ser parte de una misma cultura, construye acciones de cuidado en búsqueda del bienestar. Objetivo: describir las acciones del cuidado popular de las familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular. Método: estudio etnográfico, con observación participante y entrevistas en profundidad. Participaron siete familias bogotanas (siete adultos mayores entre los dos y diez meses posteriores al primer accidente cerebrovascular y los siete cuidadores principales respectivos. Resultados: cuidadores y adulto mayor comparten acciones de cuidado para la recuperación, relacionadas con la alimentación, el cuidado personal y la ingesta de medicamentos permeadas por la creencia religiosa, fuente de soporte y vínculo afectivo. Conclusión: conocer el cuidado popular de esta población posibilita proponer acciones culturalmente congruentes con sus valores y creencias para potencializar las ca- pacidades familiares e intermediar en los procesos de tratamiento.

  17. El mundo afectivo de adultos mayores en situación de dependencia y sus cuidadores

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    Juana Rosa Hidalgo-Martinola

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es caracterizar la relación interpersonal entre cuidadores informales primarios y adultos mayores en situación de dependencia, a partir, de un estudio de casos múltiples. Se empleó la metodología cualitativa y el método etnometodológico. Se seleccionaron tres casos, por la presencia de diferentes grados de dependencia en los adultos mayores. Las técnicas empleadas fueron: entrevista en profundidad, escala de evaluación funcional y la observación abierta.Los principales resultados muestran que las relaciones interpersonales entre un cuidador informal primario y un adulto mayor en situación de dependencia, actualizan la historia de la relación anterior, generando vivencias de frustración y/o satisfacción en función de la dinámica pasada. Este proceso primario adquiere más trascendencia que las propias habilidades comunicativas en la relación y marcan una vivencia de la relación, que en algunos casos, se diferencia de la vivencia de la labor del cuidado.

  18. Salud y calidad de vida de cuidadores familiares y profesionales de personas mayores dependientes: estudio comparativo

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    Noelia Flores

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    Full Text Available El trabajo que se presenta tiene como objetivo analizar las semejanzas y diferencias en la salud y en la calidad de vida de los cuidadores familiares y profesionales que atienden a personas mayores en situación de dependencia. Concretamente se presentan los resultados obtenidos tras la evaluación de 600 cuidadores de los cuales un 33,83% son familiares y un 66,17% son profesionales, a quienes se evaluó la carga o estrés experimentado, la salud física y psicológica y la calidad de vida general, laboral, familiar y social. Los resultados obtenidos indican que existen diferencias entre ambos grupos de cuidadores. Los familiares dedicados al cuidado presentan mayores niveles de sobrecarga y tienen una peor salud física y psicológica como consecuencia de la atención prestada al dependiente. Los cuidadores profesionales experimentan una mayor satisfacción con la vida en general y con otros factores como el trabajo, la familia y las relaciones sociales. Finalmente se justifica la necesidad de poner en marcha intervenciones de mejora de la salud de los cuidadores

  19. Patronage or Signaling: How Mayors Use City Payroll to Stay in Office

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    Vobolevičius Vincentas

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    Full Text Available Several studies on municipal hiring decisions have indicated that when a city’s payroll grows, its mayor’s re-election prospects are likely to improve. It is not clear, however, if such an effect is attributable to patronage-driven, or signaling-driven, behavior of the incumbents. The difference is important: patronage leads to inefficient public administration, while signaling can produce political business cycles. In this paper, I propose some key electoral implications of patronage-driven and signaling-driven hiring, and verify them with data on local elections in Bulgaria (2015 and 2011 and in Poland (2014. I find that a large municipal workforce has a negative overall effect on mayors’ re-election. Importantly, the impact of city payroll varies with incumbents’ partisanship (strongly negative for mayors representing the economic right, neutral for independent mayors, positive for ex-communist mayors and does not depend on the duration of incumbent’s tenure. These findings strongly support the patronage-driven explanation of Eastern Europe’s local political economy.

  20. MÉXICO Y ESTADO DE GUANAJUATO: TRANSFERENCIAS INTERGENERACIONALES HACIA LOS ADULTOS MAYORES*

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    Montes de Oca, Verónica; Hebrero, Mirna

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN En México, las transferencias formales e informales destinadas al apoyo de las personas adultas mayores son diversificadas. En este documento se analizan la tendencia nacional y los resultados de un estudio centrado en la entidad federativa de Guanajuato. La distribución de los apoyos confirma que las transferencias hechas por el sistema de seguridad social tienen un sesgo urbano y que las transferencias formales del gobierno federal se orientan a las áreas menos urbanizadas, particularmente las zonas rurales. A pesar de las transferencias formales (esporádicas e insuficientes), las necesidades económicas y de salud de las personas mayores persisten y ello lleva a que sus familiares realicen transferencias informales de naturaleza ascendente. En México —y más concretamente en Guanajuato— el apoyo de quienes residen con la persona mayor tiene un significativo peso, y lo contrario sucede con el de quienes han migrado. A partir de este material, se analiza el rol que, de acuerdo a su cohorte y su condición migratoria, desempeñan los descendientes. En todo caso, queda de manifiesto que, en cada entidad nacional, las dinámicas de transferencias intergeneracionales son de diversos tipos. PMID:29375179

  1. Exceso de peso y discapacidad en las personas mayores de la Argentina

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    Malena Monteverde

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la relación entre el exceso de peso y la condición de discapacidad en las personas mayores de la Argentina y evaluar en qué medida podría estar operando algún factor protector que reduzca o atenúe el efecto del exceso de peso sobre la pérdida de capacidades funcionales en las personas mayores de 64 años. Para ello se utilizan los microdatos de la Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo 2009. Con el objeto de medir la asociación entre sobrepeso, obesidad y la condición de discapacidad, así como la interacción de la condición de peso y la edad, se estiman modelos de regresión logística. Los resultados indican que, si bien el sobrepeso y la obesidad tendrían un efecto neto positivo sobre la presencia de discapacidades, este sería menor entre las personas de 64 años y más. Los resultados sugieren que entre las personas mayores existe algún factor protector, que si bien no revierte la relación directa entre exceso de peso y discapacidad, parece atenuarla.

  2. Significado de la calidad de vida del adulto mayor para sí mismo y para su familia

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    Martha Vera

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Comprender el significado que la expresión lingüística ‘calidad de vida del adulto mayor’ tiene para el adulto mayor y para su familia. Diseño: Estudio cualitativo, descriptivo, interpretativo - comprensivo, fundamentado en la Teoría de las Representaciones Sociales. Lugar: Asentamiento Humano Laura Caller, en Los Olivos. Participantes: Adultos mayores y sus respectivos grupos familiares. Métodos: Las técnicas e instrumentos utilizados fueron la observación, entrevista a profundidad y grupos focales; guía de observación y dos cuestionarios con ocho preguntas norteadoras, previamente validados. Principales medidas de resultados: Significado de calidad de vida para el adulto mayor y para la familia. Resultados: Participaron dieciséis adultos mayores con sus respectivos grupos familiares, entre 2004 y 2006. Los discursos a través de la ‘objetivación’ y el ‘anclaje’ y los análisis general, ideográfico-axial y nomotético-selectivo permitieron la emergencia de cuatro representaciones sociales: a conocimiento sobre la vejez y ser un adulto mayor; b elementos principales y secundarios del significado de calidad de vida del adulto mayor; c valores y actitudes del adulto mayor y familia sobre la calidad de vida; y, d necesidades del adulto mayor como ser social y la calidad de vida. Conclusiones: Para el adulto mayor, calidad de vida significa tener paz y tranquilidad, ser cuidado y protegido por la familia con dignidad, amor y respeto, y tener satisfechas como ser social sus necesidades de libre expresión, decisión, comunicación e información. Para la familia, que el adulto mayor satisfaga sus necesidades de alimentación, vestido, higiene y vivienda.

  3. Physical activity and abdominal obesity in youth.

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    Kim, YoonMyung; Lee, SoJung

    2009-08-01

    Childhood obesity continues to escalate despite considerable efforts to reverse the current trends. Childhood obesity is a leading public health concern because overweight-obese youth suffer from comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease, conditions once considered limited to adults. This increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions in youth closely parallels the dramatic increase in obesity, in particular abdominal adiposity, in youth. Although mounting evidence in adults demonstrates the benefits of regular physical activity as a treatment strategy for abdominal obesity, the independent role of regular physical activity alone (e.g., without calorie restriction) on abdominal obesity, and in particular visceral fat, is largely unclear in youth. There is some evidence to suggest that, independent of sedentary activity levels (e.g., television watching or playing video games), engaging in higher-intensity physical activity is associated with a lower waist circumference and less visceral fat. Several randomized controlled studies have shown that aerobic types of exercise are protective against age-related increases in visceral adiposity in growing children and adolescents. However, evidence regarding the effect of resistance training alone as a strategy for the treatment of abdominal obesity is lacking and warrants further investigation.

  4. Postoperative pleural effusion following upper abdominal surgery

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    Nielsen, P H; Jepsen, S B; Olsen, A D

    1989-01-01

    amylases, sex, smoking habits, or weight. There was no correlation between the localization of the pleural effusions and that of the abdominal incisions. There was a positive correlation between atelectasis and pleural effusion, but no evidence of a causal relationship. Pleural effusions might be related...

  5. Clinical application of PET in abdominal cancers

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    2002-01-01

    Clinical application of positron emission tomography (PET) is rapidly increasing for the detection and staging of cancer at whole-body studies performed with the glucose analogue tracer 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FG). Although FDG PET cannot match the anatomic resolution of conventional imaging techniques in the liver and the other abdominal organs, it is particularly useful for identification and characterization of the entire body simultaneously. FDG PET can show foci of metastatic disease that may not be apparent at conventional anatomic imaging and can aid in the characterizing of indeterminate soft-tissue masses. Most abdominal cancer requires surgical management. FGD PET can improve the selection of patients for surgical treatment and thereby reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with inappropriate surgery. FDG PET is also useful for the early detection of recurrence and the monitoring of therapeutic effect. The abdominal cancers, such as gastroesophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer, are common malignancies in Korea, and PET is one of the most promising and useful methodologies for the management of abdominal cancers

  6. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Chronic Constipation

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    Full Text Available Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS is defined as an elevated intraabdominal pressure with evidence of organ dysfunction. The majority of published reports of ACS are in neonates with abdominal wall defects and in adults following trauma or burns, but it is poorly described in children. We describe the unusual presentation of an 11-year-old boy with a long history of chronic constipation who developed acute ACS requiring resuscitative measures and emergent disimpaction. He presented with a 2-week history of increasing abdominal pain, nausea, diminished appetite and longstanding encopresis. On exam, he was emaciated with a massively distended abdomen with a palpable fecaloma. Abdominal XR confirmed these findings. Within 24 hours of presentation, he became tachycardic and oliguric with orthostatic hypotension. Following two enemas, he acutely deteriorated with severe hypotension, marked tachycardia, acute respiratory distress, and a declining mental status. Endotracheal intubation, fluid boluses, and vasopressors were commenced, followed by emergent surgical fecal disimpaction. This resulted in rapid improvement in vital signs. He has been thoroughly investigated and no other condition apart from functional constipation has been identified. Although ACS secondary to constipation is extremely unusual, this case illustrates the need to actively treat constipation and what can happen if it is not.

  7. Renal Angiomyolipoma Presenting as Acute Abdominal Emergency ...

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    A 47-year-old woman presented as an acute abdominal emergency with rapid progression to shock following spontaneous rupture of a left renal angiomyolipoma. The diagnosis was missed clinically and on computerized tomographic scan. At different stages of management based on her pattern of symptoms, signs and ...

  8. Generalized And Abdominal Obesity; The Association With ...

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    Background: Obesity is an increasing problem in the developing world, with more than 115 million people suffering from obesity-related problems. Abdominal obesity and increased body mass index are known to be associated with hypertension5, an important public health problem worldwide and the most widely ...

  9. Connective tissue alteration in abdominal wall hernia

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    Henriksen, N A; Yadete, D H; Sørensen, Lars Tue

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    The aetiology and pathogenesis of abdominal wall hernia formation is complex. Optimal treatment of hernias depends on a full understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in their formation. The aim of this study was to review the literature on specific collagen alterations in abdom...

  10. Natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysm

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    Perko, M J; Schroeder, T V; Olsen, P S

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    During a 10-year period in which 735 patients presented with abdominal aortic aneurysms to our clinic, 63 were not offered operative treatment. The primary reason for choosing conservative treatment was concomitant diseases that increased the risk of operation. After 2 years of followup, half...

  11. Elective abdominal hysterectomy: Appraisal of indications and ...

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    of hysterectomy did not occur until the 19th century, earlier attempts are known. Some references to hysterectomy date back to 5th century BC, in the time of Hippocrates. In. 1600, Schenck of Grabenberg cataloged 26 cases of vaginal hysterectomy in Europe.[2]. Elective abdominal hysterectomy: Appraisal of indications and.

  12. CT features of abdominal plasma cell neoplasms

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    The aim of this study was to describe the CT features of abdominal plasma cell neoplasms. We reviewed CT imaging findings in 11 patients (seven men, four women; mean age 62 years) with plasma cell neoplasms and abdominal involvement. Helical CT of the entire abdomen and pelvis was performed following intravenous administration of contrast material. Images were analyzed in consensus by two radiologists. Diagnoses were made from biopsy, surgery and/or clinical follow-up findings. Multiple myeloma was found in seven patients and extramedullary plasmacytoma in four patients. All patients with multiple myeloma had multifocal disease with involvement of perirenal space (4/7), retroperitoneal and pelvic lymph nodes (3/7), peritoneum (3/7), liver (2/7), subcutaneous tissues (2/7) and kidney (1/7). In three of the four patients with extramedullary plasmacytoma, a single site was involved, namely stomach, vagina and retroperitoneum. In the fourth patient, a double site of abdominal involvement was observed with rectal and jejunal masses. Plasma cell neoplasm should be considered in the differential diagnosis of single or multiple enhancing masses in the abdomen or pelvis. Abdominal plasma cell neoplasms were most frequently seen as well-defined enhancing masses (10/11). (orig.)

  13. ADULT ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIA IN IBADAN.

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    ... method for this surgical procedure.11,12 Laparoscopic mesh repair of ... surgical practice. Groin hernia is the commonest type of abdominal wall hernias. There are several methods of hernia repair but tension-free repair (usually with .... GROIN HERNIA (N=922). Side of hernia. Right. Left. Bilateral. Type of hernia. Direct.

  14. [Albert Einstein and his abdominal aortic aneurysm].

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    Cervantes Castro, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    The interesting case of Albert Einstein's abdominal aortic aneurysm is presented. He was operated on at age 69 and, finding that the large aneurysm could not be removed, the surgeon elected to wrap it with cellophane to prevent its growth. However, seven years later the aneurysm ruptured and caused the death of the famous scientist.

  15. Isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal injury

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    May 26, 2015 ... Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Abstract. Isolated traumatic gallbladder rupture subsequent to blunt abdominal injury is rare. Most literatures on the subjects consist of case reports. We reported a rare case of isolated gallbladder rupture and discussed the possible predisposing factors to ...

  16. Clinical abdominal palpation for predicting oligohydramnios in ...

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    Objective. In view of the scarcity of ultrasound in low-resource settings, to evaluate abdominal palpation for prediction of oligohydramnios in suspected prolonged pregnancy, using the ultrasound-obtained amniotic fluid index (AFI) as a gold standard, taking into account maternal and fetal factors that may affect amniotic fluid ...

  17. [Approaching a child with chronic abdominal pain

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    A detailed anamnesis and a complete physical examination are essential for establishing the cause of recurrent abdominal pain in a child. Often no medical abnormalities will be found and additional diagnostic procedures may be limited. Most cases are functional in nature or have a psychosomatic

  18. Major Abdominal Surgical Complications : Innovative Approaches

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    markdownabstractIn this thesis the focus was on three major complications after abdominal surgery: incisional hernia (IH), prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI), and colorectal anastomotic leakage (CAL). The results were summarized in three parts: _Part 1_ focused on prediction and detection of

  19. Increased Auditory Startle Reflex in Children with Functional Abdominal Pain

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    Bakker, Mirte J.; Boer, Frits; Benninga, Marc A.; Koelman, Johannes H. T. M.; Tijssen, Marina A. J.

    2010-01-01

    Objective To test the hypothesis that children with abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders have a general hypersensitivity for sensory stimuli. Study design Auditory startle reflexes were assessed in 20 children classified according to Rome III classifications of abdominal

  20. Increased Auditory Startle Reflex in Children with Functional Abdominal Pain

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    Bakker, Mirte J.; Boer, Frits; Benninga, Marc A.; Koelman, Johannes H. T. M.; Tijssen, Marina A. J.

    Objective To test the hypothesis that children with abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders have a general hypersensitivity for sensory stimuli. Study design Auditory startle reflexes were assessed in 20 children classified according to Rome III classifications of abdominal

  1. Prophylactic antibiotics for penetrating abdominal trauma.

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    Brand, Martin; Grieve, Andrew

    2013-11-18

    Penetrating abdominal trauma occurs when the peritoneal cavity is breached. Routine laparotomy for penetrating abdominal injuries began in the 1800s, with antibiotics first being used in World War II to combat septic complications associated with these injuries. This practice was marked with a reduction in sepsis-related mortality and morbidity. Whether prophylactic antibiotics are required in the prevention of infective complications following penetrating abdominal trauma is controversial, however, as no randomised placebo controlled trials have been published to date. There has also been debate about the timing of antibiotic prophylaxis. In 1972 Fullen noted a 7% to 11% post-surgical infection rate with pre-operative antibiotics, a 33% to 57% infection rate with intra-operative antibiotic administration and 30% to 70% infection rate with only post-operative antibiotic administration. Current guidelines state there is sufficient class I evidence to support the use of a single pre-operative broad spectrum antibiotic dose, with aerobic and anaerobic cover, and continuation (up to 24 hours) only in the event of a hollow viscus perforation found at exploratory laparotomy. To assess the benefits and harms of prophylactic antibiotics administered for penetrating abdominal injuries for the reduction of the incidence of septic complications, such as septicaemia, intra-abdominal abscesses and wound infections. Searches were not restricted by date, language or publication status. We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Injuries Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2013, issue 12 of 12), MEDLINE (OvidSP), Embase (OvidSP), ISI Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), ISI Web of Science: Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) and PubMed. Searches were last conducted in January 2013. All randomised controlled trials of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with penetrating abdominal trauma versus no

  2. Gambaran Status Gizi Anak Talasemia β Mayor di RSUP Dr. M. Djamil Padang

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    Dona Mirsa Putri

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak  Talasemia merupakan penyakit kronik yang membutuhkan transfusi setiap bulan, karena eritrosit lebih cepat lisis dibandingkan eritrosit normal. Komplikasi dan efek penyakit ini banyak, antara lain pertumbuhan, perkembangan, dan status gizinya. Penelitian ini bertujuan  mengetahui gambaran  status gizi anak talasemia β mayor Penelitian iniadalah penelitian deskriptif yang  dilakukan pada bulan Februari 2012 - Maret 2013 di RSUP Dr. M. Djamil Padang dengan sampel anak talasemia β mayor. Pemeriksaan yang dilakukan adalah mengukur tinggi badan, berat badan, dan lingkar lengan. Hasil pemeriksaan dimasukkan dalam tabel persentil NCHS dan penilaian status gizi berdasarkanDepartemen Kesehatan Repubik Indonesia.Hasil penelitian ini terdapat 15 anak talasemia β mayor, dengan rata-rata umur kelompok 5-10 tahun. Frekuensi terbanyak indeks tinggi badan per umur yaitu 70%-90% (60%.. Frekuensi terbanyak indeks berat badan per umur adalah 60%-80% (66.7%. Frekuensi terbanyak indeks lingkar lengang atas per umur adalah 70%-85% (80%. Simpulan dari hasil penelitian status gizi anak talasemia β mayor adalah gizi kurang.Kata kunci: Status gizi, talasemia β mayorAbstract Thalassemia is a chronic disease who needs blood tranfusion every month because the abnormal erythrocyte has short life time compared with the normal erythrocyte. There are so many complications and effects of this disease, such as growth and nutritional status. The aim of this research is to describe chlidren's nutritional status with thalassemia beta major. This research is a descriptive research. It has been done since February 2012 - March 2013 at RSUP Dr.  M. Djamil Padang. The sampling is children with thalassemia beta major. The examination are stature, weight, and upper arm circumference and the result is entered into NHCS percentil and assessment of Nutritional based on health department of Indonesia. From this research, there are 15 children who are suffering thalassemia

  3. Eficacia de la coronariografía en el adulto mayor

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    Luis Enrique Arozarena Díaz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: se considera adulto mayor a toda persona cuya edad supere los 60 años, aunque se admite que este criterio no toma en cuenta: los procesos degenerativos, las alteraciones clínicas crónicas, la incapacidad y la dependencia. Objetivo: determinar la eficacia y seguridad de la coronariografía y el intervencionismo coronario percutáneo en el adulto mayor. Material y método: se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo con los 5715 pacientes. A estos se les realizó una coronariografía en el laboratorio de hemodinámica del Cardiocentro procedente de Pinar del Río, entre 2010 y 2013. La muestra quedó formada por los 1933 mayores de 60 años. La información se obtuvo de la base de datos ANGYCOR, considerando las características clínico-angiográficas. Resultados: el diagnóstico más frecuente resultó la angina estable (43,5%. La edad promedio de 60 a 70 años, predominando el grupo de 60 a 69 años; la masculinidad (77,2% y la hipertensión arterial (64,9%. El 7,8% de los enfermos tenían una revascularización anterior. En el 98,0% el proceder resultó exitoso. Se concluyó que el índice de complicaciones y la mortalidad en coronariografía del adulto mayor es bajo, con elevado porcentaje de éxito, por lo que parece proceder eficaz y seguro. Conclusiones: el índice de realización de coronariografía a pacientes mayores de 60 años es bajo. La indicación del estudio, la presencia de enfermedad multivasos y del tronco de coronaria izquierda disminuyen a medida que aumenta la edad. La frecuencia de complicaciones, la mortalidad es nula con elevado índice de éxito.

  4. Dynamic CT in the abdominal organ, 2. Dynamics in the abdominal malignancies

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    Fukuda, K [Jikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine

    1980-03-01

    The potential role of the abdominal dynamic CT in malignant tumors was evaluated. Among total of 112 cases dynamically studied included were, 22 cases of abdominal malignancies, renal cell carcinoma in 7, hepatocellular carcinoma in 7, metastatic liver tumor in 5, renal pelvic carcinoma in 2, and pancreatic cystadenocarcinoma in one. The results led to the following advantages of the abdominal dynamic CT over conventional CT. (1) The tumor thrombus and the lymphnode involvement could be better demonstrated. (2) The tumor vessels and the tumor stain could be depicted. (3) The extent of the tumor in the parenchyma could be better appreciated. The more invasive catheter angiography would likely to be replaced by the abdominal dynamic CT in the selected case.

  5. Evaluation of abdominal CT in the initial treatment of abdominal trauma

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    Watanabe, Shinsuke; Ishii, Takashi; Kuwata, Katsuya; Yoneyama, Chihiro; Kitamura, Kazuya; Sasaki, Yoshifumi; Kamachi, Masahiro; Nishiguchi, Hiroyasu.

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    During the last four years 102 patients with abdominal trauma were examined by CT for preoperative evaluation in our hospital. In 35 patients (34 %), the CT scans revealed no abnormal findings. They were all managed conservatively except for one case of perforated small bowel. In 67 patients (66 %) CT revealed evidences of substantial abdominal or retroperitoneal trauma. In 30 of them CT findings were confirmed by surgery. Hepatic injury is usually easily recognized by CT. CT is also useful for the detection of renal or splenic injuries. The majority of those parenchymatous organ injuries were successfully managed with conservative therapy, despite apparent traumatic lesions revealed by CT. Repeat CT scans is proved to be very useful to follow the changes of these traumatic lesions. In conclusion, application of abdominal CT is extremely useful for the initial decision making in treatment of patients with abdominal trauma and for the follow-up observation of injured lesions. (author)

  6. Enteral Feeding in Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

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    Ye. V Grigoryev

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to substantiate the choice of a gastrointestinal tract (GIT function support regimen as a mode for correction of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS. Subjects and methods. Forty-three patients with different causes of inadequate GIT function of various origin and ACS (disseminated peritonitis (45%, pancreatitis (24%, and severe concomitant injury (31% were examined. Group 1 (control received complete parenteral nutritional feeding (n=23; APACHE II scores, 21±4; calculated probability of fatal outcome, 33.5%. In Group II (study, complete parenteral feeding in the first 24 hours after stabilization was supplemented with GIT function support with Pepsisorb (Nutricia in doses of 500, 1000, and 1500 ml on days 1, 2, and 3, respectively (n=20; APACHE II scores, 20±6; calculated probability of fatal outcome, 37.1%. During early enteral nutritional support, the SOFA score was significantly less than that in Group 1 on days 2—3; the oxygenation index significantly increased on day 3; the value of intra-abdominal hypertension decreased to the control values. The positive effect of the GIT function support regimen on regression of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS was confirmed by the lowered levels of biological markers (von Willebrand factor (WF and endothelin-1 as markers of endothelial damage of MODS. Correlation analysis showed a direct correlation between the markers of endothelial damage and the SOFA scores (r=0.34; p=0.05 for WF and r=0.49;p=0.03 for endothelin. Conclusion. The GIT function support regimen via early enteral alimentation with Peptisorb, which was initiated in the first 24 hours after admission, is able to level off the manifestations of the early stages of the abdominal compartment syndrome, with the acceptable values of oxygen balance and water-electrolyte and osmotic homeostasis being achieved. Key words: abdominal compartment syndrome, nutritional support, biological markers, oxygenation index

  7. Mayores Universitarios en la Red University Senior Students on the Web

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    Felicidad Loscertales Abril

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Hoy día la relevancia de Internet es cada vez mayor en todos los ámbitos. Participar en la misma es fundamental para estar integrados socialmente. El aumento de la esperanza y la calidad de vida conllevan que los mayores activos supongan un volumen significativo de la población. En este trabajo se analiza el uso que personas mayores activas realizan de Internet, así como los principales beneficios o motivaciones de su utilización, y las barreras que encuentran aquéllos que no la utilizan. Se administró un cuestionario a personas inscritas en programas universitarios de mayores. Los resultados muestran que estos mayores universitarios se conectan a Internet frecuentemente, a diario o entre dos o tres veces por semana. Se destaca la relevancia de Internet para estar actualizados, contactar con la familia y los amigos, el uso académico, y consultar la prensa. La consideran fácil de utilizar aunque afirman que podrían vivir sin ella. Por otro lado, para los que no acceden a Internet no saber utilizarla es una de las principales barreras, si bien las personas que no la utilizan consideran que serían capaces de aprender. En su conjunto los datos animan a romper estereotipos negativos sobre los mayores y a no considerar a los mayores activos como personas incapaces o desconectadas de la Red sino a valorar positivamente los avances que realizan y la motivación por aprender.The Internet is increasingly prominent in all walks of life, and Web connection is a key factor in social integration. The rise in life expectancy and quality of life mean that our active seniors now represent a growing sector in society. This study analyses what senior citizens use the Internet for and why, as well as the main benefits of its usage and the perceived obstacles of those who are non-users. The results derive from a questionnaire completed by senior citizens enrolled on university courses for older people, and they show that university seniors frequently

  8. Development of control system in abdominal operating ROV

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    ZHANG Weikang; WANG Guanxue; XU Guohua; LIU Chang; SHEN Xiong

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    In order to satisfy all the requirements of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle(UUV)recovery tasks, a new type of abdominal operating Remote Operated Vehicle(ROV) was developed. The abdominal operating ROV is different from the general ROV which works by a manipulator, as it completes the docking and recovery tasks of UUVs with its abdominal operating mechanism. In this paper, the system composition and principles of the abdominal operating ROV are presented. We then propose a framework for a control...

  9. Reducing Abdominal Fat Deposition in Broiler Through Feeding Management

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    Cecep Hidayat

    2015-01-01

    Abdominal fat in broiler carcass is considered as a waste and its existence reduces the carcass quality. Abdominal fat deposition is affected by several factors such as genetic, nutrition, feed, sex, age and environment. Reducing abdominal fat deposition can be carried out by regulating the nutrient intake to ensure that no excessive nutrient was consumed. Nutrition effects to reduce abdominal fat deposition are associated with nutrient concentration of ration and quantity of daily feed intak...

  10. Diagnosis of mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm using 67-gallium citrate

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    Blumoff, R.L.; McCartney, W.; Jaques, P.; Johnson, G. Jr.

    1982-01-01

    Mycotic aneurysms of the abdominal aorta are uncommon, but potentially lethal problems. Clinical subtleties may suggest their presence, but in the past, definitive diagnosis has been dependent on surgical exploration or autopsy findings. A case is presented in which 67-gallium citrate abdominal scanning localized the site of sepsis in an abdominal aortic aneurysm and allowed for prompt and successful surgical therapy. This noninvasive technique is recommended as a adjunct in the diagnosis of mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms

  11. Abdominal fedme og fedmerelaterede sygdomme hos patienter i almen praksis

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    Haugan, Ketil; Rost, Dan; Knudsen, Nils

    2010-01-01

    Abdominal obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia and hypertension. The prevalence of abdominal obesity and its relationship with these comorbidities have not previously been examined in Danish primary care patients.......Abdominal obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia and hypertension. The prevalence of abdominal obesity and its relationship with these comorbidities have not previously been examined in Danish primary care patients....

  12. Lateral abdominal muscle size at rest and during abdominal drawing-in manoeuvre in healthy adolescents.

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    Linek, Pawel; Saulicz, Edward; Wolny, Tomasz; Myśliwiec, Andrzej; Kokosz, Mirosław

    2015-02-01

    Lateral abdominal wall muscles in children and adolescents have not been characterised to date. In the present report, we examined the reliability of the ultrasound measurement and thickness of the oblique external muscle (OE), oblique internal muscle (OI) and transverse abdominal muscle (TrA) at rest and during abdominal drawing-in manoeuvre (ADIM) on both sides of the body in healthy adolescents. We also determined possible differences between boys and girls and defined any factors-such as body mass, height and BMI-that may affect the thickness of the abdominal muscles. B-mode ultrasound was used to assess OE, OI and TrA on both sides of the body in the supine position. Ultrasound measurements at rest and during ADIM were reliable in this age group (ICC3,3 > 0.92). OI was always the thickest and TrA the thinnest muscle on both sides of the body. In this group, an identical pattern of the contribution of the individual muscles to the structure of the lateral abdominal wall (OI > OE > TrA) was observed. At rest and during ADIM, no statistically significant side-to-side differences were demonstrated in either gender. The body mass constitutes between 30% and <50% of the thickness differences in all muscles under examination at rest and during ADIM. The structure of lateral abdominal wall in adolescents is similar to that of adults. During ADIM, the abdominal muscles in adolescents react similarly to those in adults. This study provided extensive information regarding the structure of the lateral abdominal wall in healthy adolescents. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in association with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in the endovascular era: vigilance remains critical.

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    Bozeman, Matthew C; Ross, Charles B

    2012-01-01

    Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are common complications of ruptured abdominal aortoiliac aneurysms (rAAAs) and other abdominal vascular catastrophes even in the age of endovascular therapy. Morbidity and mortality due to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure (MOF) are significant. Recognition and management of IAH are key critical care measures which may decrease morbidity and improve survival in these vascular patients. Two strategies have been utilized: expectant management with prompt decompressive laparotomy upon diagnosis of threshold levels of IAH versus prophylactic, delayed abdominal closure based upon clinical parameters at the time of initial repair. Competent management of the abdominal wound with preservation of abdominal domain is also an important component of the care of these patients. In this review, we describe published experience with IAH and ACS complicating abdominal vascular catastrophes, experience with ACS complicating endovascular repair of rAAAs, and techniques for management of the abdominal wound. Vigilance and appropriate management of IAH and ACS remains critically important in decreasing morbidity and optimizing survival following catastrophic intra-abdominal vascular events.

  14. Soft-tissue masses in the abdominal wall

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    Bashir, U.; Moskovic, E.; Strauss, D.; Hayes, A.; Thway, K.; Pope, R.; Messiou, C.

    2014-01-01

    Masses involving the abdominal wall arise from a large number of aetiologies. This article will describe a diagnostic approach, imaging features of the most common causes of abdominal wall masses, and highly specific characteristics of less common diseases. A diagnostic algorithm for abdominal wall masses combines clinical history and imaging appearances to classify lesions

  15. Traumatic abdominal wall hernia secondary to motorcycle handle bar injury

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    R S Jamabo

    2011-01-01

    Conclusion: We recommend a high level of clinical suspicion for traumatic abdominal wall herniation in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injuries. It is instructive that the area be explored with primary repair of the hernia and other tissue planes of the abdominal wall.

  16. Acute abdominal pain: Advances in diagnosis and management

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    Gans, S.L.

    2015-01-01

    The term acute abdominal pain refers to non-traumatic abdominal pain of rapid onset with duration of less than five days. Acute abdominal pain can be divided in urgent and non-urgent conditions. Urgent causes require treatment within 24 hours to prevent serious complications whereas for non-urgent

  17. Recurrent desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall | Toughrai | Pan ...

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    Desmoid tumors most often occur in abdominal wall. Their tendency to recur lead to repeated operations which can make the abdominal wall reconstruction difficult. We report a 28-year-old female history. The patient was referred to our hospital for a recurrent desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall. The tumor was totally ...

  18. ESTUDIOS BIOARQUEOLÓGICOS DEL SITIO PASO MAYOR, SUDOESTE DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES / Bioarchaeological studies of Paso Mayor site, southwest Buenos Aires province

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    Clara Scabuzzo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se resumen los estudios bioarqueológicos realizados en la colección osteológica del sitio Paso Mayor Y1S2 (partido de Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires. Los análisis efectuados comprendieron diferentes etapas. En primer lugar se hizo un inventario de la colección y se relevaron algunas variables tafonómicas para conocer el estado general de conservación de los restos. Una segunda etapa estuvo orientada a determinar la estructura sexo-etaria de la muestra. Finalmente se efectuaron estudios de marcadores de estrés ocupacional y el relevamiento de algunas patologías de carácter infeccioso y traumático. En conjunto estos análisis muestran que en el sitio se inhumaron individuos subadultos y adultos de ambos sexos, los restos fueron enterrados de manera primaria y secundaria. La colección muestra un buen estado de conservación por lo que fue posible determinar la mayoría de los elementos óseos analizados. En cuanto a los estudios de marcadores de actividad física, estos indican la importancia de la actividad deambulatoria y el posible uso de sistemas de armas como el arco y flecha. Se registró una reacción perióstica en los miembros inferiores y un traumatismo en el esqueleto craneal. Finalmente se discute la información bioarqueológica del sitio con la publicada para otros sitios del área. Abstract This paper summarizes the bioarchaeological studies of the osteological collection recovered in Paso Mayor Y1S2 site (Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires. Analyses were carried out in different stages. First, a detailed inventory of the collection was made and some taphonomic variables were considered in order to evaluate the general condition of the bone remains. A second phase was oriented to the determination of the age-sex structure of the sample. Finally, occupational stress markers studies were undertaken along with the observation of certain infectious and traumatic pathologies. As a whole, these analyses show the

  19. Validity of a new abdominal bioelectrical impedance device to measure abdominal and visceral fat: comparison with MRI

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    Browning, Lucy M; Mugridge, Owen; Chatfield, Mark; Dixon, Adrian; Aitken, Sri; Joubert, Ilse; Prentice, Andrew M.; Jebb, Susan A

    2010-01-01

    Abdominal fat, and in particular, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), is the critical fat depot associated with metabolic aberrations. At present VAT can only be accurately measured by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study was designed to compare a new abdominal bioelectrical impedance device against total abdominal adipose tissue (TAAT) and VAT area measurements made from an abdominal MRI scan, and to assess it’s reliability and accuracy.

  20. Focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt paediatric abdominal trauma

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    Faruque, A. V.; Qazi, S. H.; Khan, M. A. M.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the role of focussed abdominal sonography for trauma in blunt paediatric abdominal trauma patients, and to see if the role of computed tomography scan could be limited to only those cases in which sonography was positive. Methods: The retrospective study covered 10 years, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, and was conducted at the Department of Radiology and Department of Emergency Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. It comprised cases of 174 children from birth to 14 years who had presented with blunt abdominal trauma and had focussed abdominal sonography for trauma done at the hospital. The findings were correlated with computed tomography scan of the abdomen and clinical follow-up. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of focussed abdominal sonography for trauma were calculated for blunt abdominal trauma. SPSS 17 was used for statistical analysis. Results: Of the total 174 cases, 31 (17.81%) were later confirmed by abdominal scan. Of these 31 children, sonography had been positive in 29 (93.54%) children. In 21 (67.74%) of the 31 children, sonography had been true positive; 8 (25%) (8/31) were false positive; and 2 (6%) (2/31) were false negative. There were 6 (19.3%) children in which sonography was positive and converted to laparotomy. There was no significant difference on account of gender (p>0.356). Focussed abdominal sonography for trauma in the study had sensitivity of 91%, specificity of 95%, positive predictive value of 73%, and negative predictive value of 73% with accuracy of 94%. All patients who had negative sonography were discharged later, and had no complication on clinical follow-up. Conclusions: Focussed abdominal sonography for trauma is a fairly reliable mode to assess blunt abdominal trauma in children. It is a useful tool to pick high-grade solid and hollow viscous injury. The results suggest that the role of computed tomography scan can be

  1. Focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt paediatric abdominal trauma.

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    Faruque, Ahmad Vaqas; Qazi, Saqib Hamid; Khan, Muhammad Arif Mateen; Akhtar, Wassem; Majeed, Amina

    2013-03-01

    To evaluate the role of focussed abdominal sonography for trauma in blunt paediatric abdominal trauma patients, and to see if the role of computed tomography scan could be limited to only those cases in which sonography was positive. The retrospective study covered 10 years, from January 1,2000 to December 31,2009, and was conducted at the Department of Radiology and Department of Emergency Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. It comprised cases of 174 children from birth to 14 years who had presented with blunt abdominal trauma and had focussed abdominal sonography for trauma done at the hospital. The findings were correlated with computed tomography scan of the abdomen and clinical follow-up. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of focussed abdominal sonography for trauma were calculated for blunt abdominal trauma. SPSS 17 was used for statistical analysis. Of the total 174 cases, 31 (17.81%) were later confirmed by abdominal scan. Of these 31 children, sonography had been positive in 29 (93.54%) children. In 21 (67.74%) of the 31 children, sonograpy had been true positive; 8 (25%) (8/31) were false positive; and 2 (6%) (2/31) were false negative. There were 6 (19.3%) children in which sonography was positive and converted to laparotomy. There was no significant difference on account of gender (p>0.356). Focussed abdominal sonography for trauma in the study had sensitivity of 91%, specificity of 95%, positive predictive value of 73%, and negative predictive value of 73% with accuracy of 94%. All patients who had negative sonography were discharged later, and had no complication on clinical follow-up. Focussed abdominal sonography for trauma is a fairly reliable mode to assess blunt abdominal trauma in children. It is a useful tool to pick high-grade solid and hollow viscous injury. The results suggest that the role of computed tomography scan can be limited to those cases in which focussed

  2. Peso corporal y depresión en adultos mayores de comunidad urbano marginal en México - Tamaulipas.

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    Duran-Badillo, Tirso; Martínez Aguilar, Ma. de la Luz; Gutiérrez Sánchez, Gustavo; Rosa Ma., Rosa Ma.; Guevara-Valtie, Milton Carlos

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    El peso corporal inadecuado y la depresión son factores que alteran la calidad de vida del adulto mayor. Objetivos: identificar asociación existente entre peso corporal y depresión en el adulto mayor. Material y Metodos: estudio descriptivo y correlacional, se realizó en una población urbano-marginal de Tamaulipas, México. Participaron 252 adultos mayores de 60 años y que tuvieran la capacidad física para mantenerse de pié al momento de medir el peso corporal y talla. El muestreo fue no proba...

  3. Maltrato intrafamiliar hacia el adulto mayor en el del Policlínico Reynold García de Versalles

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    García Rosique, Regla Mercedes; Guisado Zamora, Katia; Torres Triana, Adelaida

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    Introducción: el maltrato al adulto mayor emerge como problema social, desde hace pocos años, y no porque antes no existiera, sino porque muchas veces existe en las familias y no sale a la luz pública. Objetivo: identificar maltrato intrafamiliar hacia los adultos mayores. Materiales y Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, de corte transversal en 60 adultos mayores de 60 años, pertenecientes al Consultorio Médico de Familia No. 87, del Policlínico Reynold García, área de Versalles de la...

  4. Los Centros y espacios de actividad física utilizados por las personas mayores en España

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    Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Jose Emilio; Martínez del Castillo, Jesus; Hierro Pinés, David del; Martin Rodriguez, Maria; González Rivera, Maria Dolores

    2008-01-01

    El objeto de la comunicación ha consistido en abordar las instalaciones y espacios utilizados por las personas mayores que realizan actividad física semanalmente. El método ha consistido en la realización de una encuesta, en la que mediante entrevista personal se ha aplicado un cuestionario a una muestra aleatoria de la población de personas mayores en España. Los resultados muestran que la mayor parte de estas personas practican en espacios cubiertos y de instalaciones deportivas (sobre todo...

  5. Heterotopic bone formation as a result of abdominal polytrauma

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    Petkov, G.; Penev, B.; Kirova, G.; Ruskova, E.; Karagiozov, P.

    2015-01-01

    Full text: Heterotopic bone formation within the abdominal cavity is a rare complication of the posttraumatic abdominal surgery. There are only few cases reported in the medical literature and most of them involve the mesentery or the abdominal wall. A case of 49y-old men is presented who developed intraabdominal heterotopic ossifications as a consequence of numeral exploratory laparotomies performed after a blunt abdominal trauma. The condition was detected during the follow-up MDCT 11 months later. The case is of interest because of the rarity of the condition and the diffuse character of the calcifications in the abdominal structures, which could pose some differential diagnostic difficulties

  6. Reducing Abdominal Fat Deposition in Broiler Through Feeding Management

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    Cecep Hidayat

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Abdominal fat in broiler carcass is considered as a waste and its existence reduces the carcass quality. Abdominal fat deposition is affected by several factors such as genetic, nutrition, feed, sex, age and environment. Reducing abdominal fat deposition can be carried out by regulating the nutrient intake to ensure that no excessive nutrient was consumed. Nutrition effects to reduce abdominal fat deposition are associated with nutrient concentration of ration and quantity of daily feed intake. Daily nutrient intake can be limited, especially through restricted feeding. It is concluded that an appropriate feeding management can reduce abdominal fat deposition in broiler.

  7. Usos y gratificaciones de los ordenadores en personas mayores en Sudáfrica

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    Tanja Bosch

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A partir de entrevistas en profundidad, realizadas en un hogar de la tercera edad en Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica, este estudio analiza los principales usos y gratificaciones que reciben las personas mayores en interacción con los ordenadores. En África, mientras el énfasis investigador se ha puesto en los últimos años en la salud de los mayores, especialmente en cuanto al SIDA, existe muy poca investigación sobre el uso de los mayores en cuanto a nuevas tecnologías, ya que la investigación en relación con las mismas se ha centrado principalmente en la juventud. En este estudio se halló que los participantes utilizan el correo electrónico y las redes sociales para mantener el contacto con familiares y amigos y a veces incluso con su vecindario. Además, mantener el contacto suponía no solo comunicación, sino también observación de actividades, como noticias, fotografías y conversaciones. En el contexto de los usos y gratificaciones, el trabajo ha evidenciado que los participantes se sentían conectados con la sociedad, tanto por su comunicación como por la observación de las personas, y por mantenerse informados de las noticias y los temas de interés actuales. Mediante el uso de Internet, las personas de edad avanzada se comunicaban mucho más de lo que antes se habían comunicado con otras personas. Algunos de los participantes se sentían menos aislados y solos, debido a su uso del ordenador. Sin embargo, se demostró también que el uso de los ordenadores no obstaculizó los contactos interpersonales tradicionales.

  8. Diferencias relacionadas con la salud de mujeres y hombres adultos mayores

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    Ileana E Castañeda Abascal

    Full Text Available Introducción: la humanidad se enfrenta a la elevación del número de ancianos(as. Cuba no es una excepción. La salud en ancianos(as es diferente, debido a los factores biológicos, psicológicos y culturales a que están expuestos a lo largo de la vida, de ahí la necesidad de su estudio. Objetivos: identificar las diferencias relacionadas con la salud de mujeres y hombres adultos mayores en el área de salud Cuatro Caminos, durante el año 2009. Métodos: se realizó una investigación descriptiva y transversal. El universo estuvo constituido por los 1 562 ancianos (761 mujeres y 801 hombres residentes en el área de salud Cuatro Caminos. La información se recolectó a través de los registros de adultos mayores, hojas de cargo de los consultorios médicos de la familia, y una entrevista semiestructurada aplicada a la totalidad del universo. Resultados: las edades más representadas para ambos sexos estuvieron entre 60 y 79 años. Tanto mujeres como hombres padecían enfermedades crónicas, destacándose la hipertensión arterial. Las féminas fueron más frecuentes en los ancianos frágiles y en estado de necesidad. Los ancianos solos fueron mayoritariamente hombres. Las mujeres se realizaron más los exámenes periódicos de salud y recibieron atención domiciliaria. Conclusiones: la salud, las actividades que realizan y la atención geriátrica son diferentes en mujeres y hombres adultos mayores.

  9. Calidad de vida en adultos mayores del hogar de ancianos del municipio Cruces

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    María del Carmen Corugedo Rodríguez

    Full Text Available Introducción: el proceso de envejecimiento es un hecho relevante para todos los sistemas de salud en el mundo debido a la transición demográfica. Cuba no está exenta de esta realidad, por lo que la calidad de vida del adulto mayor es un tema de gran importancia. Objetivo: caracterizar la calidad de vida percibida en los adultos mayores del Hogar de Ancianos del municipio Cruces. Métodos: se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte transversal durante el periodo de febrero de 2012 a febrero de 2013. El universo estuvo constituido por los 28 ancianos que viven en el hogar de ancianos del municipio Cruces. La información se obtuvo con la aplicación de la Escala M.G.H. Se aplicaron técnicas estadísticas. Resultados: de forma general los ancianos perciben baja calidad de vida, independientemente de las variables sociodemográficas (edad, sexo y nivel de escolaridad. La dimensión de resultados más bajos fue la satisfacción por la vida. El 82 % de los adultos mayores perciben una baja calidad de vida en relación con la misma, seguida por la dimensión socioeconómica. Conclusiones: casi todos los ancianos de la investigación perciben una baja calidad de vida, debido al predominio de estados de displacer y pobres vínculos o mala calidad en las relaciones con sus familiares.

  10. Índice de vulnerabilidad de adultos mayores en Medellín, Barranquilla y Pasto.

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    Cardona, Doris; Segura, Ángela; Segura, Alejandra; Muñoz, Diana; Jaramillo, Daniel; Lizcano, Douglas; Agudelo, Maite Catalina; Arango, Catalina; Morales, Santiago

    2018-05-01

    Introducción. La vulnerabilidad puede entenderse como la carencia de recursos materiales e inmateriales que impide el aprovechamiento de oportunidades en distintos aspectos de la vida. Estos recursos de bienestar evitan el deterioro de la calidad de vida.Objetivo. Construir un índice de vulnerabilidad con las características de los capitales físico, humano, social y funcional de los adultos mayores de tres ciudades de Colombia en el 2016, y determinar los factores asociados con esta condición.Materiales y métodos. Se hizo un estudio transversal con información primaria mediante 1.514 encuestas a personas de 60 años o más de Medellín, Barranquilla y Pasto. En la construcción del índice se usó el análisis factorial con los métodos de componentes principales y de rotación ortogonal varimax.Resultados. Las condiciones que generaban vulnerabilidad se relacionaron principalmente con el capital humano (calidad de vida, salud mental y hábitos); los demás capitales aportaron un solo componente, así: capital físico (ocupación), capital social (acompañamiento) y capital funcional (independencia funcional). La vulnerabilidad fue mayor en los residentes de Pasto. Los factores asociados con la vulnerabilidad fueron la ciudad de residencia, el sexo, el nivel educativo y el rol en el hogar.Conclusión. En el 58,55 % de las personas mayores, la vulnerabilidad se explicó por el uso del tiempo, la independencia funcional y el bienestar subjetivo. Estos hallazgos aportan elementos para el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida, principalmente en cuanto a la capacidad funcional para mantener la independencia, estar ocupados y fortalecer la salud mental.

  11. Efecto de dos protocolos de ejercicios en personas mayores de 65 años institucionalizadas

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    Yolanda Marcen Román

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre la población mayor, uno de los pilares centrales de la calidad de vida es la salud, adquiriendo especial importancia la condición física como capacidad para mantener la independencia funcional. El objetivo general es medir el efecto sobre el equilibrio estático y dinámico, la fuerza y la flexibilidad de ambas extremidades tras un periodo de 3 meses de intervención y posteriormente las consecuencias de otros tres meses sin ejercicios.Metodología: Estudio pre-post intervención en una muestra de 36 ancianos institucionalizados mayores de 65 años con deterioro cognitivo normal-leve, divididos en 3 grupos: ejercicios vestibulares, ejercicios de potenciación y grupo control sin intervención. Resultados: Mejoría significativa del equilibrio, la flexibilidad y la fuerza muscular de miembros inferiores en cada uno de los grupos de intervención con respecto al grupo control. Disminución de la capacidad funcional medida a través de una batería de test tras 3 meses sin intervención. Conclusiones: El equilibrio, la fuerza y la flexibilidad de extremidades inferiores y superiores en personas mayores de 65 años institucionalizadas del presente estudio mejoran con la realización de los protocolos de tratamiento diseñados a partir de ejercicios de potenciación de miembros inferiores y de ejercicios vestibulares, en relación al grupo control. La capacidad funcional va disminuyendo si no se realizan de forma continua ejercicios encaminados a fomentarla

  12. DYNAMICS OF HOSPITALIZATION OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE SURGICAL PATHOLOGY OF ABDOMINAL AND ABDOMINAL ORGANS IN KUZBASS

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    Валерий Иванович Подолужный

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    Full Text Available Publications of recent years do not reflect the regional dynamics of hospitalization of patients with acute surgical pathology of the abdominal cavity and anterior abdominal wall. Goal – to determine the volume of hospitalizations and treatment of patients with acute surgical pathology of the abdominal and anterior abdominal wall in the Kuzbass in the dynamics from 1993 to 2016. Materials and methods. A comparative analysis of the volume of treatment of patients with acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, perforated ulcer of the stomach and duodenum and strangulated hernia in surgical departments of Kuzbass from 1993 to 2016 to understand the changes occurring in abdominal surgery. Estimated in the comparative aspect for two decades (1993-2002 and 2007-2016 the average annual number of treated. The estimation of indicators in calculation on 100000 population is executed. The statistical processing was carried out using IBM SPSS Statistica computer version 24 and the nonparametric Mann-Whitney test. Result. Statistically significantly decreased the number of patients with acute appendicitis and perforated ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. The average annual hospitalization of patients with acute pancreatitis and strangulated abdominal hernias has significantly increased in the last decade. There are no significant differences in the increase in the total number of patients with acute cholecystitis and acute intestinal obstruction. Conclusions: 1. Over the past decade compared with 1993-2002, the incidence of acute appendicitis per 100000 thousand of the population decreased in the region by 39.9 %, the incidence of perforated gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer by 30.2 %. 2. At this time, the number of people treated with 100000 people with acute pancreatitis increased by 94.7 %; with acute cholecystitis by 12.4 %; with an acute intestinal obstruction by 9.8 % and with a strangulated

  13. Envejecimiento satisfactorio e indicadores de fragilidad en los mayores de la comunidad. Estudio Octabaix

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    Ferrer, Assumpta; Formiga, Francesc; Sanz, Héctor; Monserrate, Elena; Verges, Dolors

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    El envejecimiento satisfactorio como estado óptimo de un proceso de adaptación es poco conocido en las personas más mayores. Objetivo: Describir envejecimiento satisfactorio y analizar su asociación con indicadores de fragilidad en personas de 86 años. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo transversal al segundo año de seguimiento de un ensayo clínico (estudio Octabaix). Emplazamiento: Siete centros de atención primaria. Participantes: Personas nacidas en 1924, no institucionalizadas. Me...

  14. Perfil clínico del adulto mayor atendido ambulatoriamente en un hospital general.

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    Casas, Paola; Varela, Luis; Tello, Tania; Ortiz, Pedro; Chávez, Helver

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    Objetivo: Describir el perfil clínico del adulto mayor atendido ambulatoriamente en un hospital general. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, realizado a través de encuestas aplicadas a pacientes en la consulta ambulatoria de geriatría del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH), entre agosto de 2011 y enero 2012. Resultados: Se evaluaron 290 pacientes, el 69,3% fueron mujeres; el 65,5% tenía entre 60 y 79 años. La hipertensión arterial fue el diagnóstico más frecuente (55,...

  15. Valoración funcional del adulto mayor relacionado con el abandono familiar.

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    Jenny Fernanda Villarroel Vargas; Vicente Hernán Cárdenas Naranjo; Josefa Margarita Miranda Vázquez

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    Introducción: Se estima que entre el 2000 al 2050 la población mundial envejecida ascenderá del 11% al 22 %, con ello el incremento de las diversas enfermedades o trastornos propios de la edad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre capacidad funcional del adulto mayor con el abandono familiar en el barrio La Calera Centro, Latacunga, 2015-2016. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte trasversal, donde previo consentimiento informado participaron 70 adultos m...

  16. Niveles de bienestar espiritual y de fortaleza relacionados con la salud en adultos mayores

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    Martha V. Whetsell; Keville Frederickson; Paulina Aguilera; Juan Luis Maya

    2005-01-01

    Este estudio investigó la relación entre niveles de bienestar espiritual y fortaleza relacionada con la salud en una población mexicana de adultos mayores de 65 años. El proyecto se basó en el Modelo de Adaptación de Roy, el Modelo de Pollock (fortaleza relacionada con la salud) y el de Reed (bienestar espiritual). El diseño fue descriptivo correlacional, la muestra fue probabilística y se hizo al azar. La muestra (n=160) tuvo un nivel de significancia de 0,05 para una di...

  17. Revisión estructurada de las escalas de depresión en personas mayores

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    María José Cabañero-Martínez; Julio abrero-García; Miguel Richart-Martínez; Carmen Luz Muñoz-Mendoza; Abilio Reig-Ferrer

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio teórico fue evaluar la adecuación conceptual, la aplicabilidad y las propiedades métricas de las medidas de depresión empleadas en la investigación con muestras de personas mayores españolas. Para ello se realizaron búsquedas electrónicas en las bases de datos nacionales IME e ISOC, y en las bases de datos internacionales MEDLINE, PsyInfo, CINAHL y Embase, así como búsquedas manuales en revistas reputadas del campo de la geriatría y la evaluación de ...

  18. Síndrome del cuidador de adultos mayores discapacitados y sus implicaciones psicosociales

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    Eliana Dueñas; María Anggeline Martínez; Benjamín Morales; Claudia Muñoz; Ana Sofía Viáfara; Julián A. Herrera

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo: Describir la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador y las características psicosociales de los cuidadores de adultos mayores discapacitados. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio piloto de casos y controles en el Valle del Cauca durante el 2003-2004 para evaluar la funcionalidad familiar (APGAR familiar), la ansiedad y depresión (escala de Goldberg), la presencia de enfermedades (cuidadores y no cuidadores), y la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador (escala de Zarit). Resul...

  19. Síndrome del cuidador de adultos mayores discapacitados y sus implicaciones psicosociales

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    Dueñas, Eliana; Martínez, María Anggeline; Morales, Benjamín; Muñoz, Claudia; Viáfara, Ana Sofía; Herrera, Julián A

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    Objetivo: Describir la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador y las características psicosociales de los cuidadores de adultos mayores discapacitados. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio piloto de casos y controles en el Valle del Cauca durante el 2003-2004 para evaluar la funcionalidad familiar (APGAR familiar), la ansiedad y depresión (escala de Goldberg), la presencia de enfermedades (cuidadores y no cuidadores), y la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador (escala de Zarit). Resultad...

  20. Una lectura de los arcanos mayores desde la caverna platónica

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    2015-01-01

    El presente texto es una experiencia ensayística sobre la reflexión del símbolo, producto de la dialéctica entre la realidad epistémica y las claves del psicoanálisis propuesto por Jung. Desde este encuentro se iluminan algunas interpretaciones de las figuras arquetípicas presentes en los arcanos mayores del Tarot. Está redactado en primera persona del singular y del plural, estructurando un diálogo vitalista entre las percepciones del yo y el inconsciente colectivo.

  1. Fragilidad en el adulto mayor: Un primer acercamiento Frailty in the older adult: A first appraoch

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    Guido Emilio Lluis Ramos

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available El estado de fragilidad es un síndrome clínico-biológico caracterizado por una disminución de la resistencia y de las reservas fisiológicas del adulto mayor ante situaciones estresantes, a consecuencia del acumulativo desgaste de los sistemas fisiológicos, causando mayor riesgo de sufrir efectos adversos para la salud como: caídas, discapacidad, hospitalización, institucionalización y muerte. La prevalencia reportada oscila entre un 7 y un 12 % en la población mayor de 65 años. La mayoría de los autores coinciden en que las manifestaciones clínicas más comunes son una disminución involuntaria del peso corporal, de la resistencia y de la fuerza muscular, trastornos del equilibrio y de la marcha y una declinación de la movilidad física. Varios estudios han relacionado el síndrome de fragilidad con biomarcadores y reactantes de fase aguda, inflamación, metabolismo y coagulación, en particular: proteína C reactiva, altos niveles del factor VIII de coagulación y fibrinógeno, insulina, glicemia, lípidos y proteínas como la albúmina.The frailty state is a clinical and biological syndrome characterized by a reduction of resistance and of the biological reserves of the older adult to stressing situations as a result of the accumulative waste of the physiological systems, causing higher risk for suffering adverse effects for health, such as. falls, disability, hospitalization, institutionalization and death. The reported prevalence ranged between 7 and 12 % in the population over 65. Most of the authors agree that the most common clinical manifestations are involuntary reduction of body weight, of resistance and of muscle strength, balance and walking disorders and a decrease of physical mobility. Many studies have related the frailty syndrome to biomarkers and reactants of acute stage, inflammation, metabolism and coagulation, in particular: reactive protein C, high levels of coagulation factor VIII and fibrinogen, insulin

  2. ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA EN UN GRUPO DE ADULTOS MAYORES QUE ACUDEN A CENTROS COMUNITARIOS

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    Abril Merizalde, Dennys Leonardo; Andrade Trujillo, Catherine Alexandra

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    La esperanza de vida ha tenido un notable incremento en la actualidad y con ello el aumento de la prevalencia e incidencia de enfermedades como: diabetes tipo 2, enfermedades cardiovasculares, cerebrovasculares y pulmonares. De esta manera el adulto mayor es susceptible al deterioro de su estado nutricional y por lo tanto a una disminución de su funcionalidad e independencia lo que afecta directamente a su calidad de vida. El objetivo del presente estudio es realizar un análisis cuantitativo ...

  3. Caries Radicular en el Adulto Mayor. Revisión Narrativa de Literatura

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    Alberto Carlos Cruz-Gonzáles

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La caries radicular (CR se define como una lesión progresiva, crónica, con tejido reblandecido y originada en las raíces dentales expuestas al medio oral. Los adultos mayores son más susceptibles a presentar esta patología que otros grupos etarios, dada su mayor prevalencia de recesiones gingivales. El objetivo del presente artículo es realizar una revisión narrativa de la literatura sobre la caries radicular en el adulto mayor, con el fin de presentar una puesta al día que sirva de guía a los odontólogos para la toma de decisiones clínicas sobre su manejo. Se realizó una búsqueda de artículos en inglés y español, mediante los términos MESH Root Caries (AND Elderly en las bases de datos Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar y Scielo, sin restricción para año de publicación. Se incluyeron artículos de investigación en seres humanos y revisiones sistemáticas sobre el tema. Inicialmente se obtuvieron 127 publicaciones de las que se descartaron 13 documentos, luego de la lectura de los resúmenes. Se encontró una alta prevalencia de CR en Colombia y en América Latina (27.6% y 23.71% respectivamente. Entre los factores de riesgo asociados, se reportaron la conservación de un mayor número de dientes en edades avanzadas, la recesión gingival, el acúmulo de biofilm, el uso de prótesis, la ingesta frecuente de azúcares refinados y las alteraciones físicas y cognoscitivas. Se encontró, igualmente, que la localización, el color, la textura superficial y la profundidad de la cavidad son factores determinantes del diagnóstico y el tratamiento de la CR y que la determinación del enfoque terapéutico parte de la clasificación del paciente en un nivel de riesgo.

  4. Personas mayores y sexualidad creativa. El derecho al placer a lo largo de la vida

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    Pérez Salanova, Mercè

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    En este artículo se aborda la sexualidad y afectividad de las personas mayores. Partimos de la relevancia de la diversidad y de las experiencias subjetivas a lo largo del envejecimiento y proponemos una reflexión sobre las pérdidas y el trabajo de duelo marcados por una visión estereotipada de las prácticas sexuales centradas en la genitalidad y en el coito. También nos acercamos a los espacios de sociabilidad como lugares propicios para la comunicación y la muestra de afectos. Por último, no...

  5. Los procedimientos contables de Casa Boris: especial referencia al libro mayor (1872-1886)

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    José Paulo Cosenza; Carlos Antonio De Rocchi; Carlos Alberto Campello Ribeiro

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    Boris Frères & Ltd. Co. (conocida popularmente como Casa Boris, denominación que se utiliza en este trabajo), durante ciento doce años tuvo un papel destacado en la economía de Ceará, una Provincia situada al Nordeste de Brasil. Este artículo examina los registros contables realizados en el Libro Mayor de la Casa Boris entre 1872 y 1886. El objetivo de este estudio es el de dar a conocer los hechos observados en el análisis del contenido de sus registros contables, con el fin de describir las...

  6. Autopercepción de salud general y mortalidad en adultos mayores

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    Ximena Moreno

    2014-05-01

    Conclusiones: Los resultados apoyan los hallazgos previos respecto a que la autopercepción de la salud general negativa predice la mortalidad. Es necesario dilucidar los mecanismos por los que este indicador puede predecir la mortalidad en los adultos mayores, que pueden ser diferentes para hombres y mujeres. Se sugiere investigar el papel de la depresión, considerando que el efecto de la autopercepción de la salud sobre la mortalidad no estaba presente en los estudios que la incluían.

  7. Hipnosis como complemento en la cirugía oral del adulto mayor

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    Elina Muñiz Manzano

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el envejecimiento poblacional es un fenómeno mundial y la cirugía oral es compleja en los adultos mayores, por lo que la preparación preoperatoria es de vital importancia para una evolución satisfactoria. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo demostrar la eficacia de la hipnosis en pacientes con temor en la cirugía oral del adulto mayor. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, transversal, con muestra de 20 pacientes de 60 años o más, atendidos en la consulta de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital Universitario "Comandante Manuel Fajardo", en el año 2011, donde se analizaron las variables edad, sexo, número de sesiones de hipnosis, antecedentes patológicos, diagnósticos más frecuentes y temor. Resultados: el mayor número de pacientes se encontró entre 60-69 años de edad, (70 % y el menor en 70-79, (30 %. El sexo femenino prevaleció con 70 %. El número de sesiones fue en el grupo de 60-69 con 58, con un promedio total de 4 por pacientes. En los antecedentes patológicos más frecuentes fue la hipertensión arterial en 14 (70 % y le siguió la diabetes tipo II en 2 (10 % En los diagnósticos más frecuentes fue la caries de cuarto grado con 10 (50 % seguido por los dientes parodontósicos con 4 (20 %. El temor se midió en una escala confeccionada, en la que los pacientes con cifras de l0, 8 y 7 se redujeron a 4 y 5. Conclusiones: Se demuestra la efectividad de la terapia de hipnosis para disminuir el temor y realizar la cirugía oral en el adulto mayor.

  8. Nanotecnología : ¿beneficios para todos o mayor desigualdad?

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    Foladori, Guillermo; Invernizzi, Noelia

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    Foladori, G., Invernizzi, N. (2005). Nanotecnología: ¿beneficios para todos o mayor desigualdad? Redes, 11(21), 55-75. La nanotecnología promete ser la próxima revolución tecnológica. El mercado de nanopartículas es reducido actualmente, pero se espera que en la próxima década se incremente considerablemente. Aunque es frecuentemente presentada como una tecnología limpia y ampliamente benéfica, la nanotecnología ya está generando considerable debate. Rápidamente han emergido controversias ...

  9. El desarrollo de la competencia mediática en personas mayores : una brecha pendiente

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    Hernando Gómez, Ángel; Phillippi, Alejandra

    2013-01-01

    El actual desarrollo de la sociedad de la información trajo consigo el fenómeno de las brechas por superar, en cuanto las posibles estrategias que han sido diseñadas por las distintas instancias gubernamentales para que las personas en general, puedan participar de los beneficios que reporta el actual paradigma de desarrollo. Las personas mayores corresponden a un grupo etario cuyo exponencial incremento poblacional supone un desafío para los diseñadores de políticas públicas. ...

  10. Intervención educativa en adultos mayores con diabetes mellitus en Guatemala

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    José Manuel Contreras Tejeda; Arely Díaz Cifuentes; Mayda Díaz Pérez; Aurora Seara Cifuentes

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    Se realizó un estudio de intervención comunitaria, con el objetivo de incrementar los conocimientos en pacientes diabéticos adultos mayores, pertenecientes al Departamento Alta Verapaz, Cobán, Guatemala; en el período comprendido desde junio de 2011 hasta junio de 2012. El universo de estudio estuvo constituido por los pacientes diabéticos dispensarizados por el médico y la enfermera en el área periférica, conformándose la muestra con 46 de ellos, a los cuales se les evaluó el grado de conoci...

  11. Aprendizaje creativo en personas adultas mayores: la experiencia del Taller Literario del PAIPAM

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    Sancho Ugalde, María de los Ángeles

    2011-01-01

    El Taller Literario forma parte de las actividades del Programa de Atención Integral de la Persona Adulta Mayor (PAIPAM) del Centro de Estudios Generales de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Inició las sesiones de clase en febrero del 2007, en el género lírico; para el año 2008, en cuento; en el 2009, 2010 y 2011 ha sido desarrollado en narrativa. El propósito del taller es ofrecer espacios para el análisis de textos representativos de la literatura universal, latinoamericana y costarric...

  12. Acute abdomen in children due to extra-abdominal causes.

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    Tsalkidis, Aggelos; Gardikis, Stefanos; Cassimos, Dimitrios; Kambouri, Katerina; Tsalkidou, Evanthia; Deftereos, Savas; Chatzimichael, Athanasios

    2008-06-01

    Acute abdominal pain in children is a common cause for referral to the emergency room and for subsequent hospitalization to pediatric medical or surgical departments. There are rare occasions when the abdominal pain is derived from extra-abdominal organs or systems. The aim of the present study was to establish the most common extra-abdominal causes of acute abdominal pain. The notes of all children (1 month-14 years of age) examined for acute abdominal pain in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of Alexandroupolis District University Hospital in January 2001-December 2005 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic data, clinical signs and symptoms, and laboratory findings were recorded, as well as the final diagnosis and outcome. Of a total number of 28 124 children who were brought to the A&E department, in 1731 the main complaint was acute abdominal pain. In 51 children their symptoms had an extra-abdominal cause, the most frequent being pneumonia (n = 15), tonsillitis (n = 10), otitis media (n = 9), and acute leukemia (n = 5). Both abdominal and extra-abdominal causes should be considered by a pediatrician who is confronted with a child with acute abdominal pain.

  13. CT diagnosis of abdominal abscess in children

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    Li Xin; Yang Zhiyong

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate CT in the diagnosis of abdominal abscess in children. Methods: Analysis of CT manifestations in 23 cases proved by operation and needle aspiration. Causes: acute appendicitis 13 cases, ascending colon perforation 1 case, Meckel diverticulitis 2 cases, cause obscured 7 cases. Bolus injection of contrast medium was given in 19 cases. Results: The CT value had no relationship to the course of disease and type of bacteria, amount of abscess had positive relevance relative with course of illness. Air-fluid level or scattered gas bubbles was seen in abscesses in 52%; little calcified plague was present in 22%. All cases presented nonhomogeneous thick wall enhancement after one week of illness. Conclusion: The characteristic CT features of intra-abdominal abscess were the presence of air and little calcified plague shadow; a large air-fluid level was indicative of fistula, while the absence of air in the abscess can not exclude fistula

  14. Plasma osmotic changes during major abdominal surgery.

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    Malone, R A; McLeavey, C A; Arens, J F

    1977-12-01

    Fluid balance across the capillary membrane is maintained normally by a balance of hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures (COP). In 12 patients having major intra-abdominal procedures, the COP was followed during the operative and immediate postoperative periods. The patients' intraoperative fluid management consisted of replacing shed blood with blood and following Shires' concept of crystalloid replacement. Significant decreases in COP to approximately two thirds of the initial value occurred in patients having intra-abdominal procedures versus only a 10 percent decrease in those having peripheral procedures (greater than .001). As a result of this decrease in COP, the balance between hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures is lost and risk of pulmonary intersitial edema is increased.

  15. Pitfall of ultrasonographic diagnosis in abdominal tuberculosis

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    Lee, Y. H.; Yoo, H.S.; Kim, K. W.; Lee, J. T.; Park, C. Y.

    1983-01-01

    Intestinal tuberculosis is generally diagnosed using conventional barium studies, however recent diagnostic modalities such as ultrasonography and CT scan are widely applicated in conjunction with conventional studies for the search of lymph node presentation and associated extra-intestinal organs. It is important to differentiate intra-abdominal tuberculosis from metastatic or lymphomatous disease clinically. And it might be especially of worth to find out if there is any differential point between tuberculosis and other lymph nodal disease entities when we meet similar findings on imaging modalities. Authors have tried to evaluate ultrasonographic findings in conjunction with other studies in nine cases of abdominal tuberculosis which showed mainly extra-intestinal and/or lymph nodal involvement

  16. Child abdominal tumour in tropical context: Think about schistosomiasis!

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    A. M. Napon

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Schistosomiasis presenting as an abdominal mass with chronic pain in a child is not common. This report presents case of child presenting with schistosomiasis presenting as an abdominal mass with chronic pain. Abdominal ultrasonography did not particularly contribute to definitive pre-operative diagnosis. However, pathological examination of surgical specimen confirmed Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the biospy. A decrease in the mass volume was noticed under medical treatment (Biltricide. The aim of this report was to intimate clinicians on possible abdominal schistosomiasis as differential diagnosis of childhood abdominal mass. This is a clarion call for a high index of suspicion of childhood abdominal schistosomiasis in children presenting with abdominal mass in a tropical setting.

  17. Computed tomography of pediatric abdominal masses

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    Kook, Shin Ho; Ko, Eun Joo; Chung, Eun Chul; Suh, Jung Soo; Rhee, Chung Sik [College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1988-02-15

    Ultrasonography is a very useful diagnostic modality for evaluation of the pediatric abdominal masses, due to faster, cheaper, and no radiation hazard than CT. But CT has more advantages in assessing precise anatomic location, and extent of the pathologic process, and also has particular value in defining the size, relation of the mass to surrounding organs and detection of lymphadenopathy. We analyzed CT features of 35 cases of pathologically proven pediatric abdominal masses for recent 2 years at Ewha Woman's University Hospital. The results were as follows: 1.The most common originating site was kidney (20 cases, 57.1%); followed by gastrointestinal (5 cases, 14.3%), nonrenal retroperitoneal (4 cases, 11.4%), hepatobiliary (3 cases, 8.6%), and genital (3 cases, 8.6%) in order of frequency. 2.The most common mass was hydronephrosis (11 cases, 31.4%), Wilms' tumor (7 cases, 20.0%), neuroblastoma, choledochal cyst, periappendiceal abscess (3 cases, 8.6%, respectively), ovarian cyst (2 cases, 5.7%) were next in order of frequency. 3.Male to female ratio was 4:5 and choledochal cyst and ovarian cyst were found only in females. The most prevalent age group was 1-3 year old (12 cases, 34.3%). 4.With CT, the diagnosis of hydronephrosis was easy in all cases and could evaluate of its severity, renal function and obstruction site with high accuracy. 5.Wilms' tumor and neuroblastoma were relatively well differentiated by their characteristic CT features; such as location, shape, margin, middle cross, calyceal appearance and calcification, etc. 6.Ovarian and mensentric cysts had similar CT appearance. 7.In other pediatric abdominal masses, CT provided excellent information about anatomic detail, precise extent of tumor and differential diagnostic findings. So, CT is useful imaging modality for the demonstration and diagnosis of abdominal mass lesions in pediatric patients.

  18. Functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain

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    Thompson, W; Longstreth, G; Drossman, D; Heaton, K; Irvine, E; Muller-Lissner, S

    1999-01-01

    The Rome diagnostic criteria for the functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain are used widely in research and practice. A committee consensus approach, including criticism from multinational expert reviewers, was used to revise the diagnostic criteria and update diagnosis and treatment recommendations, based on research results. The terminology was clarified and the diagnostic criteria and management recommendations were revised. A functional bowel disorder (FBD) is diagnosed ...

  19. Intra-abdominal gout mimicking pelvic abscess

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    Chen, Chia-Hui; Chen, Clement Kuen-Huang; Yeh, Lee-Ren; Pan, Huay-Ban; Yang, Chien-Fang

    2005-01-01

    Gout is the most common crystal-induced arthritis. Gouty tophi typically deposit in the extremities, especially toes and fingers. We present an unusual case of intrapelvic tophaceous gout in a patient suffering from chronic gouty arthritis. CT and MRI of the abdomen and pelvic cavity disclosed calcified gouty tophi around both hips, and a cystic lesion with peripheral enhancement in the pelvic cavity along the course of the iliopsoas muscle. The intra-abdominal tophus mimicked pelvic abscess. (orig.)

  20. Intra-abdominal gout mimicking pelvic abscess

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    Chen, Chia-Hui; Chen, Clement Kuen-Huang [Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung (Taiwan); National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei (Taiwan); Yeh, Lee-Ren; Pan, Huay-Ban; Yang, Chien-Fang [Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

    2005-04-01

    Gout is the most common crystal-induced arthritis. Gouty tophi typically deposit in the extremities, especially toes and fingers. We present an unusual case of intrapelvic tophaceous gout in a patient suffering from chronic gouty arthritis. CT and MRI of the abdomen and pelvic cavity disclosed calcified gouty tophi around both hips, and a cystic lesion with peripheral enhancement in the pelvic cavity along the course of the iliopsoas muscle. The intra-abdominal tophus mimicked pelvic abscess. (orig.)

  1. Abdominal manifestations of extranodal lymphoma: pictorial essay

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    Fajardo, Lais; Cardia, Patricia Prando; Prando, Adilson, E-mail: laisfajardo@gmail.com [Centro Radiologico Campinas/Hospital Vera Cruz, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Ramin, Guilherme de Araujo; Penachim, Thiago Jose; Martins, Daniel Lahan [Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas (PUC- Campinas), SP (Brazil)

    2016-11-15

    In the appropriate clinical setting, certain aspects of extranodal abdominal lymphoma, as revealed by current cross-sectional imaging techniques, should be considered potentially diagnostic and can hasten the diagnosis. In addition, diagnostic imaging in the context of biopsy-proven lymphoma can accurately stage the disease for its appropriate treatment. The purpose of this article was to illustrate the various imaging aspects of extranodal lymphoma in the abdomen. (author)

  2. CT of hemodynamically unstable abdominal trauma

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    Petridis, A.; Pilavaki, M.; Vafiadis, E.; Palladas, P.; Finitsis, S.; Drevelegas, A.

    1999-01-01

    This article is an appraisal of the use of CT in the management of patients with unstable abdominal trauma. We examined 41 patients with abdominal trauma using noncontrast dynamic CT. In 17 patients a postcontrast dynamic CT was also carried out. On CT, 25 patients had hemoperitoneum. Thirteen patients had splenic, 12 hepatic, 6 pancreatic, 8 bowel and mesenteric, 12 renal and 2 vascular injuries. Seven patients had retroperitoneal and 2 patients adrenal hematomas. All but five lesions (three renal, one pancreatic, and one splenic) were hypodense when CT was performed earlier than 8 h following the injury. Postcontrast studies (n = 17), revealed 4 splenic, 3 hepatic, 1 pancreatic, 3 renal, and 2 bowel and mesenteric injuries beyond what was found on noncontrast CT. Surgical confirmation (n = 21) was obtained in 81.81 % of splenic, 66.66 % of hepatic, 83.33 % of pancreatic, 100 % of renal, 100 % of retroperitoneal, and 85.71 % of bowel and mesenteric injuries. The majority of false diagnoses was obtained with noncontrast studies. Computed tomography is a remarkable method for evaluation and management of patients with hemodynamically unstable abdominal trauma, but only if it is revealed in the emergency room. Contrast injection, when it could be done, revealed lesions that were not suspected on initial plain scans. (orig.)

  3. CT of hemodynamically unstable abdominal trauma

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    Petridis, A.; Pilavaki, M.; Vafiadis, E.; Palladas, P.; Finitsis, S.; Drevelegas, A. [Department of Radiology, General Hospital ``G. Papanikolaou,`` Thessaloniki (Greece)

    1999-03-01

    This article is an appraisal of the use of CT in the management of patients with unstable abdominal trauma. We examined 41 patients with abdominal trauma using noncontrast dynamic CT. In 17 patients a postcontrast dynamic CT was also carried out. On CT, 25 patients had hemoperitoneum. Thirteen patients had splenic, 12 hepatic, 6 pancreatic, 8 bowel and mesenteric, 12 renal and 2 vascular injuries. Seven patients had retroperitoneal and 2 patients adrenal hematomas. All but five lesions (three renal, one pancreatic, and one splenic) were hypodense when CT was performed earlier than 8 h following the injury. Postcontrast studies (n = 17), revealed 4 splenic, 3 hepatic, 1 pancreatic, 3 renal, and 2 bowel and mesenteric injuries beyond what was found on noncontrast CT. Surgical confirmation (n = 21) was obtained in 81.81 % of splenic, 66.66 % of hepatic, 83.33 % of pancreatic, 100 % of renal, 100 % of retroperitoneal, and 85.71 % of bowel and mesenteric injuries. The majority of false diagnoses was obtained with noncontrast studies. Computed tomography is a remarkable method for evaluation and management of patients with hemodynamically unstable abdominal trauma, but only if it is revealed in the emergency room. Contrast injection, when it could be done, revealed lesions that were not suspected on initial plain scans. (orig.) With 6 figs., 5 tabs., 20 refs.

  4. Computed tomography in therapy planning: Abdominal region

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    Munzenrider, J.E.

    1983-01-01

    The radiotherapy community is continuing to appreciate the significant contribution CBT can make to planning abdominal radiotherapy and is also beginning to appreciate the pitfalls and limitations of the technique. Specific attention should continue to focus on patient registration with the scanner and simulator radiographs, patient position during scanning and treatment, and effects of involuntary patient motion, especially breathing, on organ and tumor localization. Effects of patient positional changes and of involuntary motion during treatment on treatment planning and execution should be quantitated, as should effects of inhomogeneities, especially gut air, on abdominal dose distribution. Radiotherapy planned with CBT data can impact significantly on morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal malignancies. Faster scanners (with a scanning time of 9 sec or less) should be employed where possible to obtain maximum diagnostic information. Multiplanar reconstruction and true three-dimensional treatment planning can enhance significantly the value of CBT in treatment planning. Radiotherapists, radiodiagnosticians, radiation physicists, and oncologists must be continue to meet the challenge of realizing the true potential of CBT for the benefit of the cancer patients entrusted to their care

  5. Lung-protective ventilation in abdominal surgery.

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    Futier, Emmanuel; Jaber, Samir

    2014-08-01

    To provide the most recent and relevant clinical evidence regarding the use of prophylactic lung-protective mechanical ventilation in abdominal surgery. Evidence is accumulating, suggesting an association between intraoperative mechanical ventilation strategy and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Nonprotective ventilator settings, especially high tidal volume (>10-12 ml/kg), very low level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP, ventilator-associated lung injury in patients with healthy lungs. Stimulated by the previous findings in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, the use of lower tidal volume ventilation is becoming increasingly more common in the operating room. However, lowering tidal volume, though important, is only part of the overall multifaceted approach of lung-protective mechanical ventilation. Recent data provide compelling evidence that prophylactic lung-protective mechanical ventilation using lower tidal volume (6-8 ml/kg of predicted body weight), moderate PEEP (6-8 cm H2O), and recruitment maneuvers is associated with improved functional or physiological and clinical postoperative outcome in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. The use of prophylactic lung-protective ventilation can help in improving the postoperative outcome.

  6. Sagittal Abdominal Diameter: Application in Clinical Practice

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Excess visceral fat is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD has recently been highlighted as an indicator of abdominal obesity, and also may be useful in predicting cardiovascular risk. The purpose of the present study was to review the scientific literature on the use of SAD in adult nutritional assessment. A search was conducted for scientific articles in the following electronic databases: SciELO , MEDLINE (PubMed and Virtual Health Library. SAD is more associated with abdominal fat (especially visceral, and with different cardiovascular risk factors, such as, insulin resistance, blood pressure, and serum lipoproteins than the traditional methods of estimating adiposity, such as body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio. SAD can also be used in association with other anthropometric measures. There are still no cut-off limits established to classify SAD as yet. SAD can be an alternative measure to estimate visceral adiposity. However, the few studies on this diameter, and the lack of consensus on the anatomical site to measure SAD, are obstacles to establish cut-off limits to classify it.

  7. Quantification of abdominal aortic deformation after EVAR

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    Demirci, Stefanie; Manstad-Hulaas, Frode; Navab, Nassir

    2009-02-01

    Quantification of abdominal aortic deformation is an important requirement for the evaluation of endovascular stenting procedures and the further refinement of stent graft design. During endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) treatment, the aortic shape is subject to severe deformation that is imposed by medical instruments such as guide wires, catheters, and, the stent graft. This deformation can affect the flow characteristics and morphology of the aorta which have been shown to be elicitors for stent graft failures and be reason for reappearance of aneurysms. We present a method for quantifying the deformation of an aneurysmatic aorta imposed by an inserted stent graft device. The outline of the procedure includes initial rigid alignment of the two abdominal scans, segmentation of abdominal vessel trees, and automatic reduction of their centerline structures to one specified region of interest around the aorta. This is accomplished by preprocessing and remodeling of the pre- and postoperative aortic shapes before performing a non-rigid registration. We further narrow the resulting displacement fields to only include local non-rigid deformation and therefore, eliminate all remaining global rigid transformations. Finally, deformations for specified locations can be calculated from the resulting displacement fields. In order to evaluate our method, experiments for the extraction of aortic deformation fields are conducted on 15 patient datasets from endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) treatment. A visual assessment of the registration results and evaluation of the usage of deformation quantification were performed by two vascular surgeons and one interventional radiologist who are all experts in EVAR procedures.

  8. Nonspecific abdominal pain is a safe diagnosis.

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    Pennel, David John Laurie; Goergen, Nina; Driver, Chris P

    2014-11-01

    The aim of this study is to assess if a clinical diagnosis of nonspecific abdominal pain (NSAP) is safe and if patients with this initial diagnosis are likely to require further investigation or surgical intervention. 3323 patients admitted with NSAP from July 1990 to September 2012 utilizing a prospective database of all surgical admissions were included. Readmission over the period of the study and specifically within 30 days of their initial presentation was identified together with any invasive investigation or surgical intervention. 319 children (9.6%) were subsequently readmitted with abdominal pain at some point during the study period. Of these, 78 (2.3%) were readmitted within 30 days. 118 (3.5%) children subsequently had an operation or invasive investigation some point following their initial admission. Of these 33 (0.6%) had the procedure within 3 months of the initial admission. 13 patients had an appendicectomy within 3 months of the initial presentation. Of these histology confirmed appendicitis in 8 patients. This gives an overall incidence of "missed" appendicitis of 0.2 % (8/3323). This study confirms that a clinical diagnosis of nonspecific abdominal pain (NSAP) is safe in a pediatric population and the risk of "missing" appendicitis is only 0.2%. Patients and/or parents can be confidently reassured that the risk of missing organic pathology is very low. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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    Engelberger, Stephan; Rosso, Raffaele; Sarti, Manuela; Del Grande, Filippo; Canevascini, Reto; van den Berg, Jos C; Prouse, Giorgio; Giovannacci, Luca

    2017-03-21

    This pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptance and costs of an ultrasound scan screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in the elderly male population resident in Canton Ticino, Switzerland. The target population were male patients aged 65-80 years who attended the outpatient clinics of the Lugano Regional Hospital in 2013. The patients showing interest were contacted by phone to verify their eligibility and fix the appointment for the ultrasound scan of the abdominal aorta. Patients with recent examinations suitable for AAA detection were excluded. Aneurysm was defined as an abdominal aorta with sagittal and/or axial diameter  30 mm. Patients' characteristics and study results were presented as descriptive statistics. The chi-squared test was used to compare categorical variables with p rate was 68.3%. A previously unknown AAA was diagnosed in 31 patients (4.2%, 95% confidence interval 2.8-5.9%). Age and area of residence had a statistically significant impact on patient's acceptance rate (p <0.05). The mean cost per screened patient was CHF 88. AAA screening of male patients aged 65-80 years is feasible with limited financial and organisational effort. Adherence might be improved by a larger community-based programme and involvement of general practitioners.

  10. Inter-observer agreement for abdominal CT in unselected patients with acute abdominal pain

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    Randen, Adrienne van; Lameris, Wytze; Nio, C.Y.; Spijkerboer, Anje M.; Meier, Mark A.; Tutein Nolthenius, Charlotte; Smithuis, Frank; Stoker, Jaap; Bossuyt, Patrick M.; Boermeester, Marja A.

    2009-01-01

    The level of inter-observer agreement of abdominal computed tomography (CT) in unselected patients presenting with acute abdominal pain at the Emergency Department (ED) was evaluated. Two hundred consecutive patients with acute abdominal pain were prospectively included. Multi-slice CT was performed in all patients with intravenous contrast medium only. Three radiologists independently read all CT examinations. They recorded specific radiological features and a final diagnosis on a case record form. We calculated the proportion of agreement and kappa values, for overall, urgent and frequently occurring diagnoses. The mean age of the evaluated patients was 46 years (range 19-94), of which 54% were women. Overall agreement on diagnoses was good, with a median kappa of 0.66. Kappa values for specific urgent diagnoses were excellent, with median kappa values of 0.84, 0.90 and 0.81, for appendicitis, diverticulitis and bowel obstruction, respectively. Abdominal CT has good inter-observer agreement in unselected patients with acute abdominal pain at the ED, with excellent agreement for specific urgent diagnoses as diverticulitis and appendicitis. (orig.)

  11. Intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal compartment syndrome in acute general surgery.

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    Sugrue, Michael

    2012-01-31

    BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is a harbinger of intra-abdominal mischief, and its measurement is cheap, simple to perform, and reproducible. Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), especially grades 3 and 4 (IAP > 18 mmHg), occurs in over a third of patients and is associated with an increase in intra-abdominal sepsis, bleeding, renal failure, and death. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Increased IAP reading may provide an objective bedside stimulus for surgeons to expedite diagnostic and therapeutic work-up of critically ill patients. One of the greatest challenges surgeons and intensivists face worldwide is lack of recognition of the known association between IAH, ACS, and intra-abdominal sepsis. This lack of awareness of IAH and its progression to ACS may delay timely intervention and contribute to excessive patient resuscitation. CONCLUSIONS: All patients entering the intensive care unit (ICU) after emergency general surgery or massive fluid resuscitation should have an IAP measurement performed every 6 h. Each ICU should have guidelines relating to techniques of IAP measurement and an algorithm for management of IAH.

  12. Significance of residual abdominal masses in children with abdominal Burkitt's lymphoma

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    Karmazyn, B.; Horev, G.; Kornreich, L.; Ash, S.; Goshen, Y.; Yaniv, I.

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the natural history of children with abdominal Burkitt's lymphoma who had complete clinical remission and residual abdominal mass after treatment. Material and methods: The charts and imaging findings of all children with abdominal Burkitt's lymphoma treated and followed at our medical center between 1988 and 1999 were reviewed for the presence, management, clinical course, and prognosis of residual mass. Results: Only children who achieved complete clinical remission were included. The study group consisted of 33 children (20 boys and 13 girls) aged 2.6-17.6 years (mean 7.2 years). Of these, seven (20.6 %) were found to have a residual abdominal mass. Two underwent second-look operation with no evidence of viable tumor on histology. The remaining five were followed by imaging studies for 2.2-9.1 years (mean 6.1 years); none relapsed. Conclusion: Residual mass is not uncommon in children with abdominal Burkitt's lymphoma. The presence of residual mass in a child with complete clinical remission does not alter the long-term prognosis. Therefore, in children with Burkitt's lymphoma and residual mass with no other signs of disease activity, expectant watching may be appropriate. (orig.)

  13. Inter-observer agreement for abdominal CT in unselected patients with acute abdominal pain

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    Randen, Adrienne van [University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); University of Amsterdam, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Lameris, Wytze [University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); University of Amsterdam, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Nio, C.Y.; Spijkerboer, Anje M.; Meier, Mark A.; Tutein Nolthenius, Charlotte; Smithuis, Frank; Stoker, Jaap [University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Bossuyt, Patrick M. [University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Boermeester, Marja A. [University of Amsterdam, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2009-06-15

    The level of inter-observer agreement of abdominal computed tomography (CT) in unselected patients presenting with acute abdominal pain at the Emergency Department (ED) was evaluated. Two hundred consecutive patients with acute abdominal pain were prospectively included. Multi-slice CT was performed in all patients with intravenous contrast medium only. Three radiologists independently read all CT examinations. They recorded specific radiological features and a final diagnosis on a case record form. We calculated the proportion of agreement and kappa values, for overall, urgent and frequently occurring diagnoses. The mean age of the evaluated patients was 46 years (range 19-94), of which 54% were women. Overall agreement on diagnoses was good, with a median kappa of 0.66. Kappa values for specific urgent diagnoses were excellent, with median kappa values of 0.84, 0.90 and 0.81, for appendicitis, diverticulitis and bowel obstruction, respectively. Abdominal CT has good inter-observer agreement in unselected patients with acute abdominal pain at the ED, with excellent agreement for specific urgent diagnoses as diverticulitis and appendicitis. (orig.)

  14. Cash Transfers and Mayoral Elections: The Case of Sao Paulo's Renda Mínima

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Several recently published studies analyze the effects of national conditional cash transfer (CCT programs, such as the Brazilian Bolsa Família and the Mexican Oportunidades, on presidential elections. Most of them show that these programs boost incumbents' electoral support among the poor. This research note is the first scholarly attempt to investigate this phenomenon at a lower-level unit of a federal state, by assessing the impact of a municipal cash transfer program on a mayoral election. Specifically, it investigates whether Renda Mínima, the cash transfer program of the city of Sao Paulo, affected beneficiaries' electoral behavior in favor of the incumbent candidate in the 2004 mayoral election. This note analyzes survey data from CEBRAP/IBOPE and shows that cash transfers did, indeed, affect beneficiaries' behavior in the predicted direction, but only in cases where they did not benefit from any other CCT program, such as the federal Bolsa Família or the São Paulo state Renda Cidadã. These results suggest that the pro-incumbent effect of CCT programs may be diluted by similar programs launched by governments at other tiers of a federation, even if they are led by the same party.

  15. Factores asociados a la participación laboral de los adultos mayores mexiquenses

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La prolongación en la esperanza de vida, los cambios en los arreglos residenciales y familiares, así como la falta de ingresos económicos en la vejez son factores que han contribuido a que la población adulta mayor permanezca en activo en el mercado de trabajo. En el presente artículo se estudia la heterogeneidad que prevalece en la población envejecida del Estado de México con el fi n de evaluar los factores que condicionan en mayor medida su participación laboral actual, utilizando para ello una regresión logística binaria a partir de los datos obtenidos por la ESEDEM 2008. Para los hombres destacan las circunstancias actuales de la vejez, salud y transferencias económicas como principales condicionantes de permanecer activos laboralmente, mientras que para las mujeres resaltan las características de su trayectoria de vida, tales como su estado civil o su historia laboral.

  16. ESTIMULACIÓN BASADA EN MINDFULNESS PARA PERSONAS MAYORES CON ENFERMEDAD DE ALZHEIMER U OTRAS DEMENCIAS

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    Full Text Available Los tratamientos psicológicos son una práctica habitual en el contexto sociosanitario de atención a personas mayores dependientes. En los últimos años se está introduciendo la práctica de mindfulness para personas mayores. Sin embargo, estas prácticas presentan dificultades para su aplicación en residencias y centros de día por el deterioro cognitivo que presentan los usuarios de estos servicios. En este artículo se muestra cómo se desarrollo un programa de estimulación basado en mindfulness en el entrenamiento de las actividades de vida diaria (AVD. Esta intervención se fundamenta en el entrenamiento del personal auxiliar y/o cuidador de forma simultánea con los usuarios de los servicios para, posteriormente en la rutina del centro, realizar un entrenamiento de la presencia consciente en la acción durante las AVD. El objetivo final de esta intervención es potenciar la coherencia funcional y la integración personal mediante prácticas de mindfulness en acción en actividades básicas, instrumentales o avanzadas.

  17. Prevalencia de los trastornos del sueño en el adulto mayor

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    Full Text Available El presente es un estudio realizado con adultos mayores de la Ciudad de Guadalajara, México, que viven en domicilios particulares. De ellos, el 58% de los hombres y el 76% de las mujeres presentaron al menos un síntoma de trastornos del sueño, según el "Cuestionario General de Salud de Goldberg"; el 8,5% registró positivo en el total de los reactivos. Conforme a los criterios del DSM IV, un 33,3% podría ser considerado "caso" de trastorno del sueño. Estos posibles casos estarían asociados al género, al grado de estudio y con la presencia de depresión; pero no con el estado civil ni la edad. Ante la gran cantidad de "posibles casos" encontrados, que no han sido previamente detectados ni se encuentran en ningún tipo de tratamiento ad hoc, se recomienda promover cursos de actualización en esta materia para los profesionales de la salud (principalmente médicos y enfermeras, de manera que se facilite la detección oportuna de los casos, así como incrementar y mejorar la accesibilidad de los servicios de salud mental para la población de la tercera edad, e incrementar las actividades de educación para la salud para el adulto mayor y los cuidadores de éstos.

  18. Prevalencia de los trastornos del sueño en el adulto mayor

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    Manuel Pando-Moreno

    Full Text Available El presente es un estudio realizado con adultos mayores de la Ciudad de Guadalajara, México, que viven en domicilios particulares. De ellos, el 58% de los hombres y el 76% de las mujeres presentaron al menos un síntoma de trastornos del sueño, según el "Cuestionario General de Salud de Goldberg"; el 8,5% registró positivo en el total de los reactivos. Conforme a los criterios del DSM IV, un 33,3% podría ser considerado "caso" de trastorno del sueño. Estos posibles casos estarían asociados al género, al grado de estudio y con la presencia de depresión; pero no con el estado civil ni la edad. Ante la gran cantidad de "posibles casos" encontrados, que no han sido previamente detectados ni se encuentran en ningún tipo de tratamiento ad hoc, se recomienda promover cursos de actualización en esta materia para los profesionales de la salud (principalmente médicos y enfermeras, de manera que se facilite la detección oportuna de los casos, así como incrementar y mejorar la accesibilidad de los servicios de salud mental para la población de la tercera edad, e incrementar las actividades de educación para la salud para el adulto mayor y los cuidadores de éstos.

  19. El imaginario de los adultos mayores sobre la vida después de la muerte

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    Felipe R. Vázquez Palacios

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza el imaginario de los adultos mayores sobre la vida después de la muerte, en una muestra de creyentes mayores de 60 años, todos ellos creyentes católicos, metodistas, adventistas y pentecostales, que viven en la capital del estado de Veracruz, México. La información se llevó a cabo a través de entrevistas a profundidad y prácticas guiadas sobre el tema. La investigación muestra que el imaginario de la vida en el más allá, tiene que ver con acciones y prácticas, con contextos culturales, históricos, económicos, religiosos, costumbres que la sociedad y/o los individuos han acumulado en su vida cotidiana. La pregunta central que esta presente en todo el trabajo es: ¿Qué papel juegan estos imaginarios en la vida terrenal? ¿Cómo dotan de sentido la vida humana cómo la transforman?

  20. Estrategias de provisión de cuidados familiares a personas mayores dependientes

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    Rosa Casado-Mejía

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Explorar, identificar y caracterizar las distintas estrategias de provisión de cuidados a mayores dependientes que desarrollan las personas cuidadoras familiares. Metodología: Cualitativa. Unidad de observación: familias sevillanas con mayores dependientes. Unidades de análisis: cuidado, salud, género. Obtención de información: revisión bibliográfica literaria/bases de datos, entrevistas en profundidad, grupo de discusión. Análisis: Semántico y pragmático. Resultados: No existen trabajos indexados. Cuidar sigue siendo femenino, tiene repercusiones negativas en la salud de las personas cuidadoras. Las medidas institucionales son mejores pero insuficientes, no siempre fomentan la autonomía de las cuidadoras. Las familias desarrollan otras formas de cuidar: los hombres se están incorporando, y se contratan. La organización de los cuidados depende del proyecto de vida de la persona cuidadora; nivel económico y mandato de género. Conclusiones: Hay distintas estrategias de provisión de cuidados familiares: Asunción total de cuidados/Gestión en convivencia/Gestión en domicilios separados. Unas protegen más que otras la salud.