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  1. Defining functional dyspepsia Definiendo la dispepsia funcional

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    Fermín Mearin

    2011-12-01

    other hand, it has proven very difficult to establish a clear correlation between symptoms and pathophysiological mechanisms.La dispepsia, y la dispepsia funcional, suponen un problema de salud pública muy importante. Es fundamental disponer de una buena definición de dispepsia que nos ayude a un mejor enfoque de los síntomas, toma de decisiones e indicación de tratamiento. Durante los últimos años ha habido muchos intentos de establecer una definición de dispepsia. En la mayoría de los casos el resultado no ha sido muy afortunado y han existido discrepancias claras en si los síntomas debían o no estar relacionados con la digestión, qué tipo de síntomas se debían incluir, cuál debería ser la localización anatómica de las molestias, etc. El comité de Roma III definió la dispepsia como "síntoma o conjunto de síntomas que la mayoría de médicos consideran tienen su origen en la región gastroduodenal" incluyendo los siguientes: pesadez postprandial, saciedad precoz y dolor o ardor epigástrico; se definieron dos entidades nuevas: a síntomas dispépticos inducidos por la comida (síndrome del distrés postprandial; y b dolor epigástrico (síndrome del dolor epigástrico. Esta y otras definiciones han tenido sus ventajas y sus inconvenientes. En algunos casos han sido demasiado complejas y en otras sencillas en exceso; además, frecuentemente han pecado de ser demasiado imprecisas y poco prácticas. Por otra parte, algunas (las más recientes no son fácilmente aplicables al idioma español. En una reunión de especialistas en aparato digestivo con especial interés en los trastornos funcionales digestivos se sometieron a discusión y votación los distintos aspectos de la definición de dispepsia llegando a las siguientes conclusiones. La dispepsia se define como un conjunto de síntomas, relacionados o no con la ingesta, localizados en el hemiabdomen superior, siendo estos: a molestia (como categoría de intensidad o dolor epigástrico; b pesadez

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

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    Y. Mónica González, Dra.; H. Francisca Corona, Dra.

    2011-01-01

    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 l...

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

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    Y. Mónica González, Dra.

    2011-03-01

    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.

  4. Consenso mexicano sobre la dispepsia

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    R. Carmona-Sánchez

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Desde la publicación de las guías de dispepsia 2007 de la Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología ha habido avances significativos en el conocimiento de esta enfermedad. Se realizó una revisión sistemática de la literatura en PubMed (01/2007 a 06/2016 con el fin de revisar y actualizar las guías 2007 y proporcionar nuevas recomendaciones basadas en evidencia. Se incluyeron todas las publicaciones en español e inglés, de alta calidad. Se redactaron enunciados que fueron votados utilizando el método Delphi. Se estableció la calidad de la evidencia y la fuerza de las recomendaciones según el sistema GRADE para cada enunciado. Treinta y un enunciados fueron redactados, votados y calificados. Se informan nuevos datos sobre definición, clasificación, epidemiología y fisiopatología. La endoscopia debe realizarse en dispepsia no investigada cuando hay datos de alarma o falla al tratamiento. Las biopsias gástricas y duodenales permiten confirmar infección por Helicobacter pylori y excluir enfermedad celiaca, respectivamente. Establecer una fuerte relación médico-paciente, cambios en la dieta y en el estilo de vida son útiles como medidas iniciales. Los bloqueadores H2, inhibidores de la bomba de protones, procinéticos y fármacos antidepresivos son efectivos. La erradicación de H. pylori puede ser eficaz en algunos pacientes. Con excepción de Iberogast y rikkunshito, las terapias complementarias y alternativas carecen de beneficio. No existe evidencia con respecto a la utilidad de prebióticos, probióticos o terapias psicológicas. Los nuevos enunciados proporcionan directrices basadas en la evidencia actualizada. Se presenta la discusión, el grado y la fuerza de la recomendación de cada uno de ellos.

  5. Evaluación de escalas diagnósticas en pacientes con dolor abdominal sugestivo de apendicitis

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    Álvaro Sanabria

    2007-09-01

    Conclusión. Para hombres con dolor en la fosa iliaca derecha, el diagnóstico hecho por el cirujano es mejor que las escalas diagnósticas. Para el caso de las mujeres, la escala de Fenyö ofrece una mejor sensibilidad. La escala de Alvarado puede facilitar la conducta en pacientes con dolor en fosa iliaca derecha.

  6. Helicobacter pylori y dispepsia, un problema de salud comunitario

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    Miguel González-Carbajal Pascual

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Mientras la relación causal entre el Helicobacter pylori y la gastritis crónica, así como la importante conexión entre esta infección, la úlcera gastroduodenal y el cáncer gástrico han sido bien establecidas, la asociación entre la infección por Helicobacter pylori y la dispepsia "no ulcerosa" es un problema que dista mucho de estar esclarecido. Hay autores que no dudan en utilizar tratamiento de erradicación en la dispepsia "no ulcerosa" con Helicobacter pylori, pero existen enfoques alternativos a este problema. La realización de tratamiento de erradicación en los pacientes con dispepsia "no ulcerosa" pudiera beneficiar o no a los enfermos y a la comunidad, pero seguramente no puede dejar de beneficiar a las transnacionales productoras de medicamentos que cosechan cuantiosas ganancias con la comercialización de los bloqueadores de la bomba de protones y los antibióticos que se incluyen en cualquier esquema de terapia erradicadora de la infección por Helicobacter pylori. El alivio de los síntomas dispépticos como consecuencia del tratamiento de erradicación del Helicobacter pylori no ha sido comprobado. El problema de realizar tratamiento de erradicación de la infección a los pacientes con dispepsia "no ulcerosa" continúa siendo un dilema y, por tanto, no debe indicarse sistemáticamente.Although the causative relationship between Helicobacter pylori and chronic gastritis as well as the important connection of this infection with gastric-duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer are well established, the association of Helicobacter pylori infection and non-ulcer dispepsia is a problem that is still unclear. Some authors do not hesitate in using Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment in cases of non-ulcer dispepsia but there are other alternative approaches to this problem. The eradication treatment in patients with non-ulcer dispepsia may or may not benefit patients and the community, but will benefit for sure the big drug

  7. Dor abdominal aguda como manifestação de violência física em lactente: alerta aos pediatras Dolor abdominal agudo como manifestación de violencia física en lactante: alerta a los pediatras Acute abdominal pain as a manifestation of physical violence in an infant: alert to pediatricians

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    Patricia Gomes de Souza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Alertar os pediatras e residentes de Pediatria quanto à possibilidade da ocorrência de violência contra a criança por meio do relato de um caso clínico. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Paciente de 18 meses deu entrada à emergência com dor abdominal e vômitos há 48 horas. O exame abdominal revelou dois orifícios e massa pequena endurecida. O raio X de abdome mostrou imagem compatível com três objetos metálicos. Duas agulhas e um prego sem cabeça foram removidos da cavidade abdominal por meio de laparotomia. COMENTÁRIOS: O diagnóstico foi realizado no segundo atendimento médico, provavelmente por não ter sido aventada a possibilidade de lesão intencional no primeiro. A violência física é um diagnóstico diferencial a ser pensado nos quadros de dor abdominal em crianças. Ressalta-se a importância de aprimorar a formação do residente de Pediatria e dos pediatras em geral para a abordagem da violência contra a criança, de forma que estejam mais preparados para o acionamento da linha de cuidado em situações de violência.OBJETIVO: Alertar a los pediatras y médicos internos en Pediatría respecto a la posibilidad de ocurrencia de violencia contra el niño por medio del relato de un caso clínico. DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CASO: Paciente con 18 meses llevado a la emergencia por dolor abdominal y vómitos hace 48 horas. El examen abdominal reveló dos agujeros y masa pequeña endurecida. Rayo-X abdominal mostró imagen compatible con tres objetos metálicos. Dos agujas y un clavo sin cabeza fueron removidos de la cavidad abdominal mediante laparotomía. COMENTARIOS: El diagnóstico se realizó en la segunda atención médica, probablemente por no haber sido aventada la posibilidad de lesión intencional en la primera atención. La violencia física es un diagnóstico diferencial que se debe tener en cuenta en los cuadros de dolor abdominal en niños. Se subraya la importancia de perfeccionar la formación del médico interno en

  8. 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...

  9. Efecto del tratamiento erradicador para Helicobacter pylori en pacientes con dispepsia funcional Effect to Helicobacter pylori eradication on patients with functional dyspepsia

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    T. de Artaza Varasa

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: este estudio ha tenido un doble objetivo: por un lado, evaluar el efecto del tratamiento erradicador para Helicobacter pylori en la respuesta sintomática de pacientes diagnosticados de dispepsia funcional y, por otro, determinar si los hallazgos histológicos podían servir como predictor de la efectividad de la terapia. En particular, se trató de averiguar si la presencia de gastritis antral (la que se asocia a la enfermedad ulcerosa péptica podría predecir una mayor respuesta sintomática al tratamiento erradicador en los pacientes con dispepsia funcional e infección por Helicobacter pylori. Pacientes y métodos: estudio prospectivo, monocéntrico y aleatorizado, que incluyó a 48 pacientes con dispepsia funcional e infección por Helicobacter pylori (27 mujeres y 21 hombres, con edad media de 37 ± 13,5 años. Veintisiete pacientes recibieron el tratamiento erradicador (rabeprazol, claritromicina y amoxicilina durante 10 días, seguido de 20 mg/día de rabeprazol 3 meses y 21 el tratamiento control (20 mg/día de rabeprazol 3 meses. Los pacientes fueron seguidos durante un año. Todos rellenaron el Cuestionario de calidad de vida asociada a dispepsia, que evalúa cuatro apartados: intensidad de los síntomas habituales, intensidad del dolor de estómago, incapacidad debida al dolor y satisfacción con la salud. Resultados: existió una mejoría significativa (p Objective: this study evaluated Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in terms of symptomatic response in patients with functional dyspepsia. On the other hand, we analyzed the importance of histologic findings as a predictor of treatment response. In particular, we studied whether antral gastritis (which is associated with peptic ulcer may predict a greater symptomatic response to Helicobacter pylori eradication in functional dyspepsia. Patients and methods: this prospective, randomized, single-center trial included 48 patients with functional dyspepsia and

  10. Personalidad, emociones y dolor

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    JESUS Mª CARRILLO

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El dolor constituye un ámbito de estudio y de intervención multidisciplinar de primera magnitud para las ciencias de la salud no sólo por lo que supone de sufrimiento humano, sino por sus re p e rcusiones económicas. Sin embargo, el dolor no puede reducirse a una consideración biomédica y son cada vez más necesarios acercamientos multidimensionales, acercamientos entre los que la perspectiva psicosocial tiene una relevancia creciente . Dentro de esta perspectiva psicosocial uno de los enfoques actuales más productivos en el estudio de los componentes psicológicos del dolor es la teoría del Conductismo Psicológico -Pyschological Behaviorism- (Carrillo et al., 1996, 2001, 2002; Staats, WA. W., 1997; Staats, P. S. et al., 1996. Analizamos desde esta teoría una de las primeras aplicaciones clínicas llevadas a cabo para controlar el dolor a partir de sus componentes psicológicos: el plantea - miento de fordyce aplicado en contextos hospitalarios, planteamiento guiado por las directrices operantes de Skinner. en este trabajo se intentan analizar las limitaciones del enfoque de Fordyce que derivan, en parte,de una interpreta - ción incompleta del planteamiento skinneriano, pero, sobre tdo, por las propias limitaciones teóricas de este planteamiento. Un enfoque más adecuado para el control de los componentes psicológicos del dolor necesita un acercamiento conductual integrador que implique un nivel de análisis de la personalidad y la consideración de la experiencia dolorosa como una respuesta emocional que pueda vincularse a los niveles biológico, aprendizaje pasado, medio actual, conducta y respuesta del medio a la conducta.

  11. Algunas observaciones de dispepsia del recién nacido tratadas por la leche de coco

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    Jorge Bejarano

    1933-07-01

    de la terapéutica de las dispepsias de los recién nacidos sometidos a la alimentación artificial. Nuestra ignorancia sobre las causas exactas de las al.eraciones digestivas hace este tratamiento muy delicado. Y en efecto, es tanto más difícil establecer la etiología cuanto que la alimentación artificial no es una alimentación uniforme.

  12. Personalidad y tolerancia al dolor

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    JESÚS M.ª CARRILLO

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se examina la relación de algunas variables de personalidad -EPQ-A (Eysenck y Eysenck, 1975, NEO-PI (McCrae y Costa, 1988 y STA -personalidad esquizotípica- y STB -personalidad límite-, de Claridge y Broks (1984, con la tolerancia al dolor experimental inducido mediante agua fría (cold pressor test, según el procedimiento de Staats, Heckmat y Staats (1998 en una muestra filtrada mediante un cuestionario sobre dolor crónico, dolores de cabeza, de espalda, artritis, síndrome de Raynaud, y personas bajo medicación. La tolerancia al dolor experimental se evaluó mediante el Umbral del dolor (tiempo en segundos desde la introducción de la mano en el agua hasta el primer informe de dolor, Mantenimiento del dolor (duración en segundos de la inmersión de la mano desde la aparición del umbral hasta su retirada y Tolerancia al dolor (duración total en segundos de la inmersión de la mano desde su introducción hasta su retirada. Un análisis correlacional, factorial y de regresión por pasos mostraron un efecto cruzado entre medidas de ansiedad (tolerancia negativa al dolor y psicoticismo, siendo psicoticismo junto con control emocional predictores de tolerancia positiva al dolor. En cuanto a psicoticismo, parece que son sus elementos de naturaleza paranoide y de "dureza" los que afectan a una percepción atenuada del dolor.

  13. Algunas observaciones de dispepsia del recién nacido tratadas por la leche de coco

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    Bejarano, Jorge

    2012-01-01

    Pocas cuestiones han sido y son hoy tan controvertidas como lade la terapéutica de las dispepsias de los recién nacidos sometidos a la alimentación artificial. Nuestra ignorancia sobre las causas exactas de las al.eraciones digestivas hace este tratamiento muy delicado. Y en efecto, es tanto más difícil establecer la etiología cuanto que la alimentación artificial no es una alimentación uniforme.

  14. Dolor neuropático

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    V. Maritza Velasco

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El dolor neuropático se define como un dolor crónico secundario a una lesión o enfermedad que afecta el sistema soma-tosensorial. Cerca del 20% del dolor crónico es neuropático. Lesiones del sistema nervioso periférico o central provocan cambios neuroplásticos que se traducen en síntomas y signos específicos característicos de este tipo de dolor. Estos síntomas deben ser reconocidos para un diagnóstico y un tratamiento analgésico adecuado. Con frecuencia se asocia a trastornos del sueño o alteraciones del ánimo. Suele ser más refractario que el dolor de origen nociceptivo. Existen grupos de medicamentos que suelen ser efectivos, entre los que se cuentan los antidepresivos tricíclicos, antidepresivos duales, neuromoduladores, anticonvulsivantes, lidocaína en parche o sistémica y algunos opioides que deben usarse si el dolor es muy intenso. El manejo se basa en una terapia multimodal y debe tratarse con equipo multidisciplinario, especialmente para los casos de dolor de difícil manejo.

  15. El dolor, quinto signo vital

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    Universidad del Rosario, Programa de Divulgación Científica

    2006-01-01

    Las heridas producidas por trauma a causa del proyectil de un arma de fuego en los enfrentamientos bélicos que se ven a diario en la prensa, las lesiones por elementos contundentes en riñas, las amputaciones derivadas de las lesiones de guerra y el dolor del alma de aquellas personas que pierden a sus seres queridos, son algunos de los focos de dolor a los que se enfrentan cientos de colombianos. El sufrimiento por dolor es un problema de salud pública. En los Estados Unidos más de 300 mi...

  16. Prevalência de dispepsia e fatores sociodemográficos Prevalence of dyspepsia and associated sociodemographic factors

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    Sandro Schreiber de Oliveira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Medir a prevalência e distribuição de dispepsia e dispepsia freqüente por subtipos na população com 20 anos ou mais segundo características socioeconômicas e demográficas. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, de base populacional, com 3.934 indivíduos moradores na cidade de Pelotas (RS, entrevistados em seus domicílios, de outubro de 1999 a janeiro de 2000. Dispepsia foi definida como dor ou desconforto no andar superior do abdome e/ou náuseas no ano anterior à entrevista (conforme critérios Roma I e II. Dispepsia freqüente incluiu o registro de dispepsia mais de seis vezes e/ou náuseas, uma vez por mês ou mais. Esses desfechos foram analisados por idade, sexo, cor da pele, escolaridade, renda e estado civil. Os dados foram analisados por meio do teste qui-quadrado de Pearson de associação para variáveis categóricas e teste de tendência linear, quando aplicável. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de dispepsia foi de 44,4% e de dispepsia freqüente, 27,4%. A prevalência de dispepsia tipo refluxo, úlcera, dismotilidade e não especificada foi, respectivamente, 19,4%, 6,3%, 13,9% e 16,6%; para dispepsia freqüente foram 14,7%, 4,9%, 11,2% e 6,8%, respectivamente. As mulheres apresentaram cerca de 50% mais dispepsia freqüente. Indivíduos mais jovens e de menor renda apresentaram maiores prevalências de dispepsia e dispepsia freqüente. Análise de acordo com critérios de Roma II mostrou prevalências de 15,9% e 7,5% para dispepsia e dispepsia freqüente, respectivamente. CONCLUSÕES: A dispepsia constitui um problema prevalente na população estudada. A maioria dos indivíduos apresentaram mais de um subtipo de dispepsia.OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of dyspepsia and distribution of dyspepsia and frequent dyspepsia in subgroups of adults (20 years and older according to their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based study was carried out comprising 3,934 subjects living in

  17. El dolor y lo sagrado

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    Tornos Cubillo, Andrés

    2002-04-01

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    En este trabajo no se trata del dolor mismo, sino de cómo se ha planteado el problema del dolor en relación con la experiencia de lo sagrado, entre personas y grupos que sufrían. Se recuerdan primero algunos hechos que tienen que ver con esta relación y luego se desarrolla lo que estos hechos sugieren: el dolor es un destino que nos sitúa en la perspectiva de nuestra mortalidad y finitud, y solamente en la elaboración libre de este límite se da la verdadera aceptación del mundo de Dios. En relación con lo sagrado el dolor marca sagradamente y crea un destino. Esto es lo importante.

  18. La dispepsia funcional: Aspectos biopsicosociales, evaluación y terapia psicológica

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    Stefano Vinaccia Alpi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se abordan los aspectos conceptuales del trastorno gastrointestinal Dispepsia funcional (DP, en lo que se refiere a su definición, prevalencia, clasificación y diagnóstico.; las causas y consecuencias de la DF desde una perspectiva biopsicosocial (variables socioeconómicas, demandas psicosociales, evaluación cognitiva y estrategias de afrontamiento, personalidad y comportamiento, mecanismos psicobiológicos, calidad de vida, tratamiento y evolución; la evaluación psicológica de la DF desde la perspectiva procesual; y la intervención psicológica, con énfasis en el enfoque cognitivo conductual.

  19. Implicación del estrés psicosocial y los factores psicológicos en la dispepsia funcional

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    Tobón, Sergio; Vinaccia, Stefano; Sandín, Bonifacio

    2003-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo ha consistido en llevar a cabo un análisis crítico sobre la dispepsia no ulcerosa o dispepsia funcional (DF) y sobre su relación con el estrés psicosocial y otros factores psicológicos. Se revisa la implicación de estos factores partiendo de la naturaleza multifactorial de la DF. La evidencia revisada sugiere que los sucesos vitales, la ansiedad, los trastornos de ansiedad, la depresión, algunos síntomas psicopatológicos, la somati...

  20. Terapéutica del dolor agudo

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    Alonso Babarro, Alberto

    2006-01-01

    El abordaje del dolor agudo en la práctica clínica debe empezar siempre por una correcta valoración. La evaluación debe incluir tanto la investigación sobre el probable origen del dolor, sus características y su mecanismo fisiopatológico como la determinación de la intensidad del dolor para facilitarnos el control del tratamiento propuesto. Numerosos trabajos han evaluado mediante revisiones sistemáticas la utilidad de los diferentes tratamientos en los distintos cuadros de dolor agudo. A par...

  1. Susceptibilidad antibiótica de Helicobacter pylori : un estudio de prevalencia en pacientes con dispepsia en Quito, Ecuador

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    Reyes Ch, Jorge; Guzmán, Katherine; Morales, Eduardo; Villacís, José; Pazmiño Quirós, Galo Fernando; Pacheco Tigselema, Rosa Eugenia; Escalante, Luis Santiago

    2017-01-01

    Resumen Introducción: el Helicobacter pylori se asocia con patologías gastrointestinales, el incremento en la resistencia a los antibióticos utilizados para su erradicación es alarmante a nivel mundial. En este estudio se determinó la susceptibilidad a 5 antibióticos utilizados en la terapia de erradicación de H. pylori aislado de una población adulta con dispepsia recurrente en Quito, Ecuador. Materiales y métodos : previa aceptación del consentimiento informado, se tomaron biopsias de cu...

  2. El impacto emocional del dolor y la enfermedad

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    Hoyos, Graciela; Castillo, Alejandro; Fundación Valle de Lili

    2008-01-01

    El impacto emocional del dolor y la enfermedad/ ¿Qué es el dolor?/ Modelo multidimensional en el dolor crónico/ Adaptación del paciente al dolor/ Estrategias de adaptación/ Cambios de estilos de vida/ Expectativas y evaluaciones personales/ Relaciones laborales familiares y sociales/ Depresión y dolor crónico/ Somatización y dolor crónico/ Tratamiento/ Farmacoterapia/ Psicoterapia

  3. Demencia y dolor Dementia and pain

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    J. Alaba; E. Arriola; A. Navarro; M. F. González; C. Buiza; C. Hernández; A. Zulaica

    2011-01-01

    El interés de los investigadores por el dolor, su evaluación e intervención en personas con demencia es creciente. Dada la tendencia demográfica a un incremento del envejecimiento poblacional, aumentando las patologías que presentan dolor y el avance en los conocimientos en el campo de las demencias, se identifican cambios que se producen en diferentes áreas cerebrales implicadas en el control del dolor. La presente revisión se centra en las modificaciones que se producen en la percepción del...

  4. El dolor en neonatología

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    Portilla Sánchez, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Durante muchos años, el dolor ha sido infravalorado en los neonatos e incluso se consideraba que éstos no podían percibirlo debido a su inmadurez biológica. En la última década, numerosos estudios demuestran que los neonatos perciben y sufren dolor, y que un adecuado control del mismo contribuye a la reducción de la mortalidad neonatal. Las enfermeras ejercen un papel fundamental en la valoración y tratamiento del dolor en los neonatos como integrantes de un equipo multidisciplinar. Cuando la...

  5. Bases neuromédicas del dolor

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    José Mª. Pedrajas Navas; Ángel M. Molino González

    2008-01-01

    El dolor es una experiencia sensitiva y emocional desagradable asociada a una lesión tisular real o potencial o descrita en términos de tal daño. El dolor se puede clasificar por numerosos criterios; por su aspecto temporal se habla de dolor crónico cuando persiste más de tres meses, aunque el criterio más importante para su diagnóstico es su relación con aspectos cognitivos y conductuales. La señal dolorosa es recogida por los nociceptores y enviada hacia el Sistema Nervioso Central pasando ...

  6. Síndrome de dolor facial

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    DR. F. Eugenio Tenhamm

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El dolor o algia facial constituye un síndrome doloroso de las estructuras cráneo faciales bajo el cual se agrupan un gran número de enfermedades. La mejor manera de abordar el diagnóstico diferencial de las entidades que causan el dolor facial es usando un algoritmo que identifica cuatro síndromes dolorosos principales que son: las neuralgias faciales, los dolores faciales con síntomas y signos neurológicos, las cefaleas autonómicas trigeminales y los dolores faciales sin síntomas ni signos neurológicos. Una evaluación clínica detallada de los pacientes, permite una aproximación etiológica lo que orienta el estudio diagnóstico y permite ofrecer una terapia específica a la mayoría de los casos

  7. Dolores Medio ahuyenta las mariposas negras

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    Anne Marie Poelen

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The article shows why Dolores Medio in her days would have been considered “una chica rara”, analysing three novels of hers which are an excellent reflection of the social, cultural and historical context in which they were written. With these novels Medio tried to make people aware of the injustices that were taking place in the patriarcal in which she lived and wrote. The protest is subtle but tangible, both on a thematic and stylistic level. Dolores Medio proves to have been a strong, independent individual, unlike all but one of the main characters in her literary work.

  8. ¿Es posible objetivar el dolor?

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    DR. S. Mario Campero

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia cognitiva como resultado de la activación de nociceptores o descritas en esos términos. El estímulo nociceptivo desencadena la activación de redes neuronales que procesan la información en forma paralela y distribuida, con un componente discriminativo en el tálamo y corteza primaria contra lateral y otro afectivo en la corteza del cíngulo anterior y prefrontal dorsolateral. El dolor como experiencia psíquica solo puede ser objetivado en sus aspectos de activación de las áreas de la así llamada matriz de dolor, mediante la técnica de resonancia magnética funcional. Con el registro de la actividad de nociceptores en sujetos despiertos y en pacientes con dolor neuropático mediante microneurografía se puede relacionar la actividad anormal en estos receptores con la sensación evocada.

  9. Dolor postoperatorio en mujeres sometidas a cesárea

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    Borges, Natalia Carvalho; Silva, Brunna Costa e; Pedroso, Charlise Fortunato; Silva, Tuany Cavalcante; Tatagiba, Brunna Silva Ferreira; Pereira, Lílian Varanda

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    RESUMEN Objetivo Estimar la incidencia, intensidad y calidad del dolor postoperatorio en mujeres sometidas a cesárea. Método Estudio de corte transversal. Fueron entrevistadas 1062 mujeres sometidas a cesárea en el periodo pre y post cirugía inmediatos. La intensidad del dolor y la calidad fueron evaluadas por la Escala Numérica del Dolor (0-10) y el Test de Dolor de McGill. Las variables se analizaron utilizando medidas descriptivas y la incidencia de dolor postoperatorio calculado con u...

  10. Prevalencia de infección por helicobacter pylori y factores asociados en pacientes con dispepsia mayores de 39 años, Hospital José Carrasco Arteaga. enero a junio, 2013

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    Armendariz Tubon, Juan Manuel

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    Introducción. La dispepsia es una sintomatología comúnmente referida en la consulta médica diaria, afectando la calidad de vida de los pacientes además su asociación a infección por Helicobacter pylori y las complicaciones tardías de esta infección, como el cáncer gástrico representan un verdadero problema de salud pública. Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados a infección por Helicobacter pylori en pacientes con dispepsia mayores de 39 años de edad que acudieron a co...

  11. Bases neuromédicas del dolor

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    José Mª. Pedrajas Navas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia sensitiva y emocional desagradable asociada a una lesión tisular real o potencial o descrita en términos de tal daño. El dolor se puede clasificar por numerosos criterios; por su aspecto temporal se habla de dolor crónico cuando persiste más de tres meses, aunque el criterio más importante para su diagnóstico es su relación con aspectos cognitivos y conductuales. La señal dolorosa es recogida por los nociceptores y enviada hacia el Sistema Nervioso Central pasando por varias estaciones; la primera situada en los ganglios espinales dorsales, la segunda en el asta dorsal de la médula espinal, la tercera en diversas estructuras subcorticales, entre las que destaca el tálamo, y la cuarta, en la corteza cerebral, sobre todo, la corteza somatosensorial, la circunvolución cingulada anterior, la ínsula, la corteza prefrontal y parietal inferior. En estas estructuras se originan la percepción consciente del dolor y las actividades subconscientes y respuestas neuromoduladoras efectoras, endocrinas y emocionales, iniciadas consciente o inconscientemente. La experiencia dolorosa tiene tres dimensiones, la sensitivo-discriminativa, la cognitivo- evaluadora y la afectivo-emocional. Antes de iniciar un tratamiento analgésico es fundamental una meticulosa evaluación del mismo. Se debe seguir una estrategia general para abordar el dolor crónico (evaluar antes de tratar, iniciar tratamiento combinado, promover el cumplimiento terapéutico y prevenir los efectos secundarios, estrategia general planificada, equipo multidiscliplinar, información, planificación, revisión, accesibilidad, disponibilidad y flexibilidad. El tratamiento farmacológico se basa en la escalera analgésica de la O.M.S.: el primer escalón está formado por analgésicos no opioides (paracetamol, dipirona, antiinflamatorios, el segundo por opioides débiles (más no opioides y el tercero por opioides potentes (más no opioides. A todos los

  12. Hidroterapia en el embarazo. Dolor lumbar

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    Martínez Manzano, Eva S.; Martínez Payá, Jacinto Javier

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    Con este trabajo hemos estudiado las ventajas que tiene la hidroterapia en el embarazo y la presencia de dolor lumbar, tan frecuente, sobre todo en los últimos meses de gestación. Creemos conveniente hacer referencia a la evolución que sufre la columna vertebral de la cuadrupedia a la bipedestación. Dicho paso contribuye al desarrollo de la inteligencia humana, pero es un importante inconveniente para su columna vertebral, que sigue pagando tributo a la posición erguida, y al conj...

  13. Método Pilates vs. TENS en el dolor lumbar

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    García Lapuente, Rubén

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    El dolor lumbar es una de las afecciones más comunes en el ser humano ya que se estima que aproximadamente solo dos de cada diez personas vivirán sin dolor de espalda. Las principales consecuencias de esta patología son el dolor y la discapacidad que generan mucha limitación entre quienes la padecen. Justificación del trabajo: el método Pilates sigue sumando adeptos a todos los niveles. Puesto que la lumbalgia es una afección tan común y el ejercicio está indicado para su recuperación es n...

  14. Taastatud Pilistvere pastoraat / Dolores Hoffmann, Helmi Seil, Vello Rajangu

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    2006-01-01

    7 ill.; fotod: Tiit Koha; kontoriruumi akent ehib Dagmar ?(Dolores) Hoffmanni vitraaž, seinal on Helmi Seili ristpistes tikitud Eesti kaart, talvekirikus Vello Rajangu Pallase päevil loodud inglikuju

  15. Epidural postoperative analgesia with tramadol after abdominal hysterectomy

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    González-Pérez, E.; González-Cabrera, N.; Nieto-Monteagudo, C. G.; Águila, D. P. C.; Santiago, A.; Rodríguez-Santos, C.

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    Introducción: El dolor postoperatorio es un tipo especial de dolor agudo cuyo control inadecuado conduce a reacciones fisiopatológicas anormales. Objetivos: Evaluar la utilidad del tramadol por vía epidural en la analgesia postoperatoria de las pacientes a quienes se les practicó histerectomía abdominal. Material y método: Se estudiaron 90 pacientes que conformaron tres grupos: Grupo I: recibió 100 mg de tramadol epidural cada 6 h. Grupo II: recibió 1,2 g de metamizol por vía intramuscular ca...

  16. Tratamiento del dolor agudo en el paciente dependiente de sustancias

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    DR. B. Juan Pablo Acuña

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El manejo del dolor agudo del paciente dependiente de sustancias, es un desafío para el profesional encargado de otorgar alivio a su síntoma. La dependencia de sustancias es reconocida como una enfermedad cerebral primaria crónica y recurrente. Su neurobiología y mecanismos fisiopatológicos de adaptación a la sustancia generan cambios en la percepción del dolor, en la respuesta a analgésicos opioides y cambios conductuales que interfieren con el tratamiento del dolor. Un conocimiento básico y claro respecto de lo descrito permite diseñar estrategias seguras y eficaces de alivio del dolor, sin interferir el curso de la enfermedad adictiva. Artículos de revisión, recomendaciones y guías elaboradas por expertos coinciden en que el tratamiento más eficaz del dolor incluye un manejo multimodal, un enfoque multidisciplinario, mantención de la terapia de sustitución y una estrecha vigilancia durante el episodio agudo de dolor y su seguimiento posterior.

  17. La madre dice: el dolor de mi bebé es mi dolor

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    ROSA YOLANDA MUNÉVAR TORRES; LUCY MUÑOZ DE RODRÍGUEZ

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    Objetivo: describir los sentimientos de las madres y el apoyo social con el que cuentan cuando su recién nacido siente dolor. Metodología: estudio cualitativo, de pequeño alcance, con metodología etnográfica. Se realizaron 22 entrevistas en profundidad a 8 madres, con promedio de 2 a 4 por informante. La muestra fue la saturación de información seleccionada por pertinencia y adecuación; se utilizaron notas de campo y observación participante. Los datos se analizaron según la metodología de Ja...

  18. Masaje Tuina en el tratamiento de la dispepsia funcional en los niños Tuina massage in the treatment of functional dyspepsia in children

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    Lesbia Infante Tamayo

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. El masaje Tuina es una de las terapias más antiguas utilizada por el ser humano y se le considera un componente importante de la medicina tradicional china. El objetivo de este trabajo fue demostrar la eficacia del masaje Tuina en el tratamiento de la dispepsia funcional en los niños. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio experimental de tipo ensayo clínico controlado, cuyo universo estuvo constituido por pacientes con dispepsia funcional que cumplieron los criterios de inclusión previamente fijados. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 100 pacientes divididos en dos grupos: un grupo A, con pacientes a los que se aplic�� el masaje, y un grupo B, integrado por pacientes que recibieron tratamiento convencional. La técnica empleada fue de empuje y sobamiento (tonificación y dispersión. Las zonas estimuladas fueron Ban Men, Zhong Wan (Vc12, ZusanLi (E36, San Guan, Liu Fu. El tratamiento convencional consistió en la administración de metoclopramida, en dosis de 0,1 mg/kg cada 8 h, por vía intramuscular. Una vez controlado el cuadro emético, se administró el mismo medicamento por vía oral y con igual frecuencia. Ambos grupos se evaluaron a las 12, 24, 48, 72 h del tratamiento inicial. RESULTADOS. La respuesta al tratamiento convencional fue superior en el grupo estudio (48 pacientes; 96 % en comparación con el grupo control (46 pacientes; 92 %, pero las diferencias no fueron estadísticamente significativas. Las complicaciones halladas fueron reacciones extrapiramidales e irritación de la piel, pero las diferencias entre los grupos tampoco fueron significativas. La estadía hospitalaria de la mayoría de los pacientes estuvo entre las 25 y 48 h. CONCLUSIONES. Pudimos concluir que el masaje Tuina es tan eficaz como el tratamiento convencional para el control de la dispepsia funcional en los niños.INTRODUCTION. The Tuina massage is one of the oldest therapies used by the human being and it is considered an important component of

  19. Estudo prospectivo de pacientes pediátricos com dor abdominal crônica Prospective study of infants with chronic abdominal pain

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    Tatiana Kores Dorsa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Classificar a dor abdominal crônica em crianças e adolescentes por meio dos critérios de Roma II e definir o desfecho diagnóstico em três anos de seguimento. MÉTODOS: Durante um ano, 71 pacientes com dor abdominal crônica foram atendidos como casos novos num ambulatório terciário de gastroenterologia pediátrica. Causas orgânicas foram excluídas por bases clínicas e laboratoriais, e relatos clínicos foram avaliados especificamente quanto à possibilidade de preencherem os Critérios de Roma II para dor abdominal em crianças. Para estabelecer o diagnóstico definitivo, os pacientes foram seguidos por três anos, em média. RESULTADOS: A alocação dos 71 pacientes segundo Roma II foi: doença orgânica (n=12, remissão dos sintomas após a primeira consulta (n=7, ou preencheram os critérios para dor funcional (n=52. Dos 12 pacientes de doença orgânica, nove foram diagnosticados como intolerantes à lactose, mas foram re-alocados para doença funcional no seguimento, visto que a dieta de isenção não aliviou a queixa. Dos 52 pacientes com doença funcional (idade mediana=9,3 anos, 50% meninos, nove, que inicialmente preencheram o critério para dor abdominal funcional, foram re-alocados no diagnóstico de constipação funcional e 43 mantiveram o diagnóstico funcional: 24 com dispepsia funcional, 18 com dor abdominal funcional e um com síndrome do intestino irritável. CONCLUSÕES: Dentre os casos de dor abdominal crônica, a dor do tipo funcional foi mais comum que as causas orgânicas e, dentre os seus subgrupos, a dispepsia funcional foi mais freqüente. O seguimento em longo prazo permitiu estabelecer o diagnóstico definitivo da origem da dor abdominal nessas crianças.OBJECTIVE: To classify chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents, according to Rome II criteria and to define diagnosis outcome in a three-year follow-up period. METHODS: During one year, 71 consecutive new patients with abdominal pain

  20. 77 FR 38795 - Dolores Water Conservancy District; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Application Accepted...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14426-000] Dolores Water... Comments and Motions To Intervene On May 10, 2012, Dolores Water Conservancy District, Colorado, filed an... the Plateau Creek Pumped Storage Project to be located on Plateau Creek, near the town of Dolores...

  1. 77 FR 35377 - Dolores Water Conservancy District; Notice of Completing Preliminary Permit Application Accepted...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14328-000] Dolores Water... Comments and Motions To Intervene On May 10, 2012, Dolores Water Conservancy District, Colorado, filed an... the Plateau Creek Pumped Storage Project to be located on Plateau Creek, near the town of Dolores...

  2. MANEJO DEL DOLOR AGUDO EN EL SERVICIO DE URGENCIA

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    Dra. Natalia Abiuso

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    Se debe desarrollar un estándar de atención: desde las estrategias no farmacológicas hasta los regímenes terapéuticos protocolizados con la visión de hacer del SU un lugar de manejo integral y humanizado del dolor.

  3. Hipnosis como tratamiento del dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia

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    Maribel Quirós-Ramírez

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    Full Text Available La fibromialgia es un conjunto de síntomas diversos de etiología aún incierta, sin embargo, su común denominador, el dolor crónico generalizado de los músculos, ataca de forma impredecible con una variable duración e intensidad, el cual llega muchas veces a ser discapacitante. Actualmente, la medicación resulta insuficiente, por lo que se requiere un abordaje interdisciplinario en el cual la hipnosis representa una opción prometedora. Esta investigación muestra los resultados obtenidos en un taller constituido por ocho sesiones en el que se utilizó la hipnosis en la disminución del dolor, bajo un enfoque cognitivo-conductual, a un grupo de seis personas diagnosticadas de fibromialgia de la ciudad de Heredia, Costa Rica. Cada sesión fue estructurada en dos partes: una didáctica y otra orientada a la práctica de la hipnosis y la aplicación de técnicas cognitivo-conductuales. Se entregaron dos discos compactos, uno con sugestiones de seguridad y autocontrol y otro de disociación y disminución en la percepción del dolor. Antes y después del programa, se aplicó el Cuestionario de Dolor de McGill, Escala Analógica Visual, la Escala de Ansiedad de Hamilton y el Inventario de la Depresión de Beck. Los resultados develan una disminución significativa del dolor, así como un nivel muy bajo de ansiedad y la desaparición total de la depresión que presentaron cinco de las participantes al inicio del programa.

  4. Abdominal trauma

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    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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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)

  7. DOLOR Y SUFRIMIENTO NO SON SINÓNIMOS PERO SON INTRÍNSECOS A LA NATURALEZA HUMANA:UNA VISIÓN DEL DOLOR Y EL SUFRIMIENTO HUMANO

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    Rubén Darío Camargo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El dolor y el sufrimiento no tienen un referente histórico en el hombre. Solo desde que el hombre es consciente de su humanidad se presenta el dolor y el sufrimiento. El hombre y el dolor siempre han existido, se sufre cuando se nace y se siente dolor, proceso que se repite en cada respiración celular, en cada reacción de oxireducción. Bioló-gicamente en Latín PATIOR = SUFRIR-PADECER es el esfuerzo energético de todo ser vivo para su integración factorial celular.En la medicina el dolor tiene su explicación anatómica y fisiológica, el dolor hace referencia a lo somático y a lo fisiológico. El Dolor agudo es la consecuencia inmediata de la activación del siste-ma nociceptivo, generalmente por un daño tisular somático o visceral, desapareciendo habitualmente con la lesión que lo originó. El Dolor crónico es aquel que persiste en ausencia de la lesión perifé-rica inicial. En la esencia de la filosofía el dolor es impensable e inteligible, se siente, se maneja se tolera pero no se piensa en dolor. Dolor y sufrimiento no son sinónimos pero son intrínsecos a la naturaleza humana. El hombre cuando experimenta el dolor se encuentra con su propio límite, con su propia impotencia de no poder cambiar un hecho real. El sufrimiento humano en la atención diaria del paciente enfermo no lo maneja-mos por ser este algo intangible no monitorizable y mucho menos medible y cuantificable.El dolor del enfermo no es libre ni voluntario, es producto de la fragilidad de su materia, el dolor del que sufre despierta en sus familiares la solidaridad y Tolerancia.

  8. Dolor abdominal de origen orgánico en niños y adolescentes

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    Dr. F. Germán Errázuriz

    2011-03-01

    Mediante una anamnesis acuciosa y un examen físico completo, el clínico podrá hacer una aproximación diagnóstica y orientar la solicitud de exámenes de manera dirigida. El objetivo de este artículo es entregar las herramientas semiológias para lograr este objetivo.

  9. 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.

  10. Desenvolvimento de uma estratégia para otimizar a indicação de endoscopia digestiva alta em pacientes com dispepsia atendidos em nível primário de saúde

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    Coelho-Filho J.M.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desenvolver uma estratégia capaz de otimizar a indicação de endoscopia digestiva alta (esofagogastroduodenoscopia-EGD em pacientes com dispepsia e sem sinal de alarme para doença orgânica, baseada em variáveis clínicas e sociais com maior valor em discriminar indivíduos com EGD com alteração de indivíduos com EGD normal. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: 200 pacientes (idade: 16-76 anos com dispepsia e sem evidência de doença orgânica, atendidos em nível primário, foram entrevistados com um questionário estruturado e submetidos a EGD. Análise de regressão logística múltipla identificou variáveis com maior valor em discriminar indivíduos com EGD com alteração de indivíduos com EGD normal, bem como indivíduos com EGD com úlcera péptica daqueles com EGD normal. RESULTADOS: As variáveis com maior valor em discriminar indivíduos com EGD com alteração daqueles com EGD normal foram: idade igual ou superior a 45 anos e sexo masculino. Para discriminar indivíduos com EGD com úlcera péptica daqueles com EGD normal, as variáveis foram: idade igual ou superior a 45 anos; sexo masculino; tabagismo; empachamento e absenteísmo. Um modelo prático foi desenvolvido, visando a apoiar a decisão de indicar ou não EGD, apresentando sensibilidade de 78,9%, especificidade de 51,7%, valor preditivo positivo (VPP de 39,4% e preditivo negativo (VPN de 86%, para a identificação de indivíduos com EGD com alteração; e sensibilidade de 84%, especificidade de 70%, VPP de 38% e VPN de 95%, para a identificação de indivíduos com EGD com úlcera péptica. CONCLUSÃO: Uma estratégia baseada em variáveis clínicas e sociais de pacientes com dispepsia poderia potencialmente diminuir o número de EGD desnecessárias.

  11. Ectopic abdominal pregnancy due to uterine perforation after an attempt to terminate pregnancy: a case presentation

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    Alexander Abreu; Ndivhuwo Michael Ndwambi; Fermín Luis Martínez

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    Resumen El embarazo ectópico abdominal secundario tiene una baja frecuencia de presentación en la práctica clínica, pero puede llevar al incremento de la mortalidad materna. Se presenta el caso de una paciente con embarazo abdominal secundario a una perforación uterina, causada por una interrupción voluntaria del embarazo. Este evolucionó durante nueve semanas con dolor abdominal y sangramiento vaginal escaso. A la paciente se le realizaron diagnósticos como enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica...

  12. 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

  13. Antropología del cuerpo y el dolor

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    Muñoz Mainato, Manuel Enrique

    2016-01-01

    El culto al cuerpo está presente en todas las culturas y épocas históricas, así como “la experiencia del dolor” que ha conducido a los seres humanos al ejercicio del dominio y del poder de unos sobre otros mediante la aplicación de dolor sobre los cuerpos; verbigracia el dominio ideológico de tinte religioso ejercido por los patriarcas hebreos, los cultos sumerios, mesopotámicos, egipcios, griegos, romanos, aztecas, mayas, incas, etc. Durante el Medievo se constató esta realidad c...

  14. Resultados obtenidos en pacientes con dolor sometidos a tratamiento

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    Fe Boch Valdés

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available El dolor tiene una proyección biopsicosocial, síntoma por el que gran número de pacientes son atendidos, requiere de visión multidimensional, por lo que origina los grupos multidisciplinarios y las Clínicas del Dolor. El aumento en la toxicidad medicamentosa y otras técnicas invasivas, que no siempre producen alivio, ha incrementado el uso de terapias naturales y biológicas. En este estudio se recogen resultados de tratamientos naturales y convencionales utilizados en un período de 5 años. Se estudiaron 9 280 pacientes con dolor, a los que se aplicaron las técnicas de electroacupuntura, acupuntura, láser, estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea (TENS, faciocibernetoterapia (FACI, moxibustión, auriculoterapia, técnicas psicológicas, homeopatía, masajes, magnetoterapia y fitoterapia. Las variables de respuesta al tratamiento fueron consideradas por escala análoga visual a la 5ta y 10ma sesión. Encontramos que las lumbalgias fueron más frecuentes, y la electroacupuntura y la acupuntura las técnicas más efectivas. Los métodos naturales utilizados fueron eficaces, económicos y útiles en el tratamiento del dolor.Pain has a biopsychosocial projection and many patients receive attention because of this symptom, which requires a multidimensional vision that gives rise to the multidisciplinary groups and to the Pain Clinic. The increase in drug toxicity and other invasive techniques that not always cause relief have promoted the use of natural and biologic therapies. In the present study, the results of natural and conventional treatments used for 5 years were collected. A total of 9 280 patients with pain were studied. Electroacupuncture, acupuncture, laser, transcutaneous nerve electric stimulation, phaciocybernetic therapy (PHACI, moxibustion, auricle therapy, psychologic techniques, homeopathy, massages, magnetotherapy and phytotherapy were applied. Variables of response to treatment were considered by visual analogue

  15. DOLOR CRÓNICO Y PSIQUIATRÍA

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    Dra. Lina Ortiz, Msc

    2017-11-01

    El éxito de un buen programa de diagnóstico y tratamiento de dolor crónico, tanto para pacientes ambulatorios como hospitalizados depende, en gran parte, de la elaboración diagnóstica realizada en el trabajo de equipo, así como de la decisión terapéutica basada en un estudio completo e individualizado, de cada caso en particular. La realización de esta tarea no puede lograrse en forma óptima, sin la participación de un equipo multidisciplinario.

  16. Consumo de recursos sanitarios debido al dolor musculoesquelético en trabajadores del sector primario

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    Beatriz Rodríguez-Romero

    2014-01-01

    Conclusiones: Las variables que más afectan al consumo de recursos sanitarios son el dolor localizado en cadera-rodilla y la dimensión física de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud, especialmente el dolor corporal.

  17. Ensayo clínico aleatorizado de electroanalgesia en el dolor lumbar

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    Maya Martin, Julián

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Establecer y validar un procedimiento de electroterapia con corrientes interferenciales (CIF) en sujetos con dolor lumbar. Así como evaluar la disminución del dolor lumbar y el grado de discapacidad con la aplicación de una CIF. ... 0cm 0pt" c

  18. Dolor crónico y psicología: actualización

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    A. Margarita González, PS.

    2014-07-01

    En este artículo se revisa el rol de los factores emocionales, cognitivos y sociales en el desarrollo y persistencia del dolor y la consiguiente incapacidad. Dichos factores deben dirigir el diseño de las estrategias de intervención para el dolor crónico.

  19. Abdominal angina

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

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    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

  20. Dispepsia funcional: Nuevos conocimientos en la fisiopatogenia con implicaciones terapéuticas Functional dyspepsia: New pathophysiologic knowledge with therapeutic implications

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    Ana C. Hernando-Harder

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    Full Text Available La dispepsia funcional (DF es un complejo sintomático, heterogéneo y altamente prevalente en la comunidad y en la práctica general. La DF se define como la presencia de síntomas que se piensan originados en la región gastroduodenal, en ausencia de enfermedad orgánica, sistémica o metabólica que pueda explicarlos. Entre los factores fisiopatogénicos se incluyen los trastornos de la acomodación y del vaciamiento gástrico, dismotilidad duodenal, sensibilidad aumentada, factores psicosociales y una asociación con un estado postinfeccioso. Se han hecho numerosos esfuerzos para aumentar los conocimientos en la etiopatogenia del síndrome, incluyendo nuevos aspectos moleculares y genéticos. Sin embargo, el mecanismo etiopatogénico exacto que causa los síntomas en un paciente individual sigue siendo difícil de identificar. Los nuevos criterios de Roma III redefinen y subclasifican la DF basándose en sus síntomas principales, lo cual es de gran valor para la investigación, el desarrollo y el control estandarizados de nuevas estrategias terapéuticas así como la formulación de recomendaciones para la práctica clínica. Las modalidades terapéuticas que se han empleado incluyen: modificaciones dietéticas, agentes farmacológicos dirigidos a actuar sobre distintos blancos dentro del aparato gastrointestinal, del sistema nervioso central y periférico, y terapias psicológicas incluyendo la hipnoterapia. Desafortunadamente, hasta la fecha, todas estas terapias han rendido solamente resultados marginales. Después de excluir enfermedad orgánica, es esencial que el paciente esté informado sobre la naturaleza y el pronóstico benignos de su enfermedad, y esto puede ser, a veces, la inversión más provechosa tanto para el paciente como para su médico.Functional dyspepsia (FD is a heterogeneous, highly prevalent symptom complex in the community and general practice. FD is defined as the presence of symptoms considered as originated in

  1. La poesíaterapia: enfrentando y manejando el dolor

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    Maribel León Fernández

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una propuesta para enfrentar y manejar el dolor y la enfermedad basada en los factores y beneficios curativos de la poesía como terapia. Se analiza la forma como ha sido utilizada la literatura (lectura y escritura para fines terapéuticos a través de la historia y establece algunas actividades que se pueden realizar. Abstract The present article proposes a methodology to face and handle pain and illness based on the factors and healing benefits of poetry as therapy. The use of related literature (reading and writing for therapeutic purposes through history is fully analyzed along with some dynamics to be performed.

  2. Dolor y demencia en las personas que viven en una unidad de larga estancia

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    Margarida Sotto Mayor

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es prevalente, infradiagnosticado e infratratado en las personas con diagnóstico de demencia u otros trastornos mentales. Objetivo: identificar la prevalencia del dolor y su relación con las variables sociodemográficas, clínicas y funcionales de las 80 personas residentes en una unidad de larga estancia (ULE del centro de Francia. Métodos: elaboración de un guion orientador para la recogida de datos de variables sociodemográficas, clínicas y funcionales. Registro de dolor. Resultados: El dolor tiene una prevalencia del 70% en los residentes de la ULE. Conclusión: población envejecida, sobre todo del sexo femenino, polimedicada, con pluripatología, dolor y menor conciencia de sí misma. Son necesarias medidas formativas que ayuden a los cuidadores formales e informales a identificar el dolor en las personas que no lo verbalizan y a comprender las alteraciones de comportamiento resultantes del dolor en las personas con deterioro cognitivo.

  3. Etiología, cronificación y tratamiento del dolor lumbar

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    M.ª Isabel Casado Morales; Jenny Moix Queraltó; Julia Vidal Fernández

    2008-01-01

    El dolor lumbar es un problema que afecta en torno al 70-80 % de la población general en algún momento de su vida, de los que un 15 % aproximadamente tienen un origen claro, pero el resto, se considera inespecífico o inclasificable, siendo en estos casos donde el tratamiento convencional ha fracasado. En el origen de este dolor lumbar inespecífico se encuentran factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales y factores como las conductas de dolor y otros procesos de aprendizaje que influyen en s...

  4. Ultimos avances en el tratamiento especializado de dolor neuropático

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    Esparza Miñana, José Miguel; Villanueva Pérez, Vicente Luis; López Alarcon, María Dolores; Honrubia Gozalves, Estela; de Andres Ibañez, José

    2013-01-01

    El dolor neuropático es un grupo heterogéneo de condiciones dolorosas causadas por lesión o enfermedad del sistema nervioso central o periférico. La Asociación Internacional de Estudio del Dolor (IASP) lo definió como “el dolor que sigue a una lesión primaria o disfunción del sistema nervioso central o periférico”. Recientemente, esta misma asociación lo ha redefinido como "aquel que se presenta como consecuencia directa de lesión o enfermedad y que afecta al sistema somatosensorial". A...

  5. Prevalencia y caracterización del dolor en pacientes hospitalizados

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    M.A. Erazo; L. Pérez; C.C. Colmenares; H. Álvarez; I. Suárez; F. Mendivelso

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: el dolor es un problema de salud pública que afecta la calidad de vida en los pacientes que se encuentran hospitalizados. Se han reportado prevalencias de dolor entre el 30-70% en este tipo de pacientes. Por tanto, es importante determinar la prevalencia, intensidad e interferencia del dolor en los pacientes hospitalizados en la Clínica Reina Sofía de Bogotá, para hacer un adecuado diagnóstico del problema y poder establecer las mejores estrategias para disminuir su carga en est...

  6. PREVALENCIA DEL DOLOR LUMBAR DURANTE LA INFANCIAY LA ADOLESCENCIA. UNA REVISIÓN SISTEMÁTICA

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    Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz; Antonia Gómez-Conesa; Julio Sánchez-Meca

    2012-01-01

    Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL,...

  7. Guías sobre manejo farmacológico del dolor

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    Gutiérrez-Álvarez, Ángela-María; Valenzuela Plata, Etna Liliana; Universidad del Rosario, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud

    2007-01-01

    Signo, síntoma o enfermedad, el dolor nos compromete a todos los profesiona- les de la salud a tomar las mejores decisiones terapéuticas para enfrentarlo y proporcionar alivio a nuestros pacientes. No pocos son los recursos utilizados a nivel de enfermería, psicología, fisioterapia, medicina no alternativa, entre otros, para mejorar la condición de un paciente con dolor. La terapia farmacológica es quizás uno de los recursos más importantes en el tratamiento del dolor; sin e...

  8. DERECHO A LA VIDA DIGNA EL CONCEPTO JURÍDICO DEL DOLOR DESDE EL DERECHO CONSTITUCIONAL

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    Gustavo Adolfo García Arango

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El concepto jurídico del dolor desde el derecho constitucional ha sido abarcado en una sola perspectiva: el reconocimiento del derecho fundamental a la vida, en condiciones dignas. El derecho a la vida se ve afectado por conexidad:cuando el dolor no permite lleva una vida equilibrada en todos sus aspectos, permite la protección constitucional a la vida. Se entiende que el cuerpo es el elemento central en una teoría sobre la vida digna; un cuerpo sufriente, enfermo es un cuerpo limitado y condicionado a muchas variables, incluso sicológicas. El derecho a la salud, el dolor y el derecho fundamental a la vida se encuentran; n tanto que las intervenciones quirúrgicas, el suministro de medicamentos, los tratamientos de todo tipo para paliar el dolor o cortarlo de raíz son la fuente de la cual se ha servido el Tribunal Constitucional Colombiano para tocar el tema del dolor, que también ha abarcado desde la violencia intrafamiliar, el castigo a los menores, el manejo del dolor por parte de los medios de comunicación, la eutanasia y la distanasia.

  9. Perspectivas en el estudio y tratamiento psicológico del dolor crónico

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    Miguel A. Vallejo Pareja

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El abordaje psicológico del dolor crónico debe responder a dos aspectos: actuar sobre el dolor de modo que los sistemas de regulación natural operen adecuadamente y, en segundo lugar, impedir que el dolor se haga dueño de la vida del paciente, impidiéndole ser persona. Ambos objetivos precisan reconocer el dolor y aceptar su existencia. El primero debe permitir, atendiendo a las sensaciones percibidas y a las respuestas fisiológicas relacionadas con el dolor, hacer más efectivos los sistemas de regulación fisiológica del dolor. El segundo, requiere reconocer los problemas y ponerse a recuperar las actividades que se consideran valiosas. Las técnicas de biofeedback, neurofeedback y la hipnosis han mostrado su utilidad al respecto del primer objetivo. Por otro lado la terapia cognitivo conductual en sus desarrollos denominados de tercera generación entre los que cabe incluir la terapia cognitivo conductual contextual procura los medios adecuados para que la persona recupere el control de su vida, haciendo de su comportamiento, según sus valores, el elemento clave de su vida.

  10. en la adaptación al dolor crónico

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    Beatriz Soucase Lozano

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio descriptivo mediante encuestas consiste en establecer la influencia de los procesos mediadores en la adaptación del paciente a su dolor, utilizando como criterio el nivel de ansiedad rasgo y depresión. La finalidad del estudio se centra en determinar qué variables de valoración y qué estrategias de afrontamiento predicen un mejor ajuste al dolor crónico. La muestra está formada por 168 pacientes con diferentes patologías en dolor crónico. A nivel descriptivo, los resultados muestran que el nivel de dolor informado por los pacientes oscila entre moderado e intenso, percibiéndose a sí mismos con una baja autoeficacia para controlar o disminuir el dolor, haciendo uso de estrategias de afrontamiento ante el mismo más bien pasivas (por ejemplo, la autoafirmación y la religión, y mostrando puntuaciones en ansiedad y depresión moderadamente elevadas. A nivel predictivo se observa que las variables de valoración tienen un mayor peso que las estrategias de afrontamiento en la predicción de un mejor o peor ajuste del paciente a su dolor.

  11. Confesiones de conversión. Dolor, valor y cultura

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    Sanmartín Arce, Ricardo

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    Full Text Available Confessions of conversion are a special type of ethnography because of their authenticity and human richness. On analysing those human crisis one realizes that converts pay a rigorous attention to their own spiritual suffering, and use this attention as an efficient cognitive strategy. Confessions from different times are compared to analyse the tension between religious experiences and cultural values related to an ultímate sense for life. The resolution of such relevant tension seems to be guided by the moral value of humility. The study of that can be useful to understand how cultural values work on cognitive processes.Las confesiones de conversión constituyen un tipo especial de etnografía por su singular sinceridad y por su densidad humana. El análisis de tales crisis descubre en la atención al dolor una estrategia cognitiva eficaz. Comparando confesiones de distintas épocas cabe apreciar la existencia de una tensión relevante entre aquellos valores culturales en los que se centra la configuración del sentido de la vida y la irrupción de vivencias interiores de trascendencia, cuya resolución aparece guiada a través del valor de la humildad. El estudio de todo ello ayuda a comprender el papel que los valores culturales desempeñan en los procesos cognitivos.

  12. El dolor y la hospitalización en el paciente pediátrico

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    Ruth Esperanza Caicedo-Fonseca

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    Full Text Available El dolor en el paciente pediátrico se enmarca en el transcurso de su hospitalización, en la gran mayoría de procedimientos y sumado a estos la algidez que produce el proceso patologico que está cursando. La Asociación Internacional para el estudio del dolor, define éste como:"Una sensación desagradable y experiencia emocional asociada con daño actual o potencial al tejido".Se puede clasificar en: La calidad según el tipo del dolor, el tipo de dolor,la localización, la calidad según su sensibilidad, su intensidad, y la cronología. La calidad de vida del niño hospitalizado se altera porque el proceso de hospitalización aumenta la vulnerabilidad del niño originándole un trastorno de adaptación caracterizado por síntomas ansiosos y depresivos como respuesta al Dolor, al medio ambiente institucional, a los procedimientos médicos y quirúrgicos, y a la separación del núcleo familiar. El papel de Enfermería en el manejo del Dolor en el niño hospitalizado una más allá de la realización de ciertos procedimientos invasivos o no invasivos; se hace relevante tener la calidez humana, rapidez y destreza para la realización de los mismos y de esta manera contribuir a minimizar el dolor en el pequeño paciente.

  13. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit

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  14. Dolor osteomuscular y apoyo social en una muestra de gerontes de Bucaramanga

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    Leidy Johanna Plata Osma

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la relación entre las características clínicas del dolor osteomuscular y el apoyo social. Método. Se utilizó un método no experimental, con enfoque cuantitativo, de corte transversal y alcance correlacional, en una muestra de 70 adultos mayores de ambos sexos, partícipes de grupos de autoayuda de la ciudad de Bucaramanga, a quienes se les aplicó la versión abreviada del cuestionario del dolor de McGill y el cuestionario de apoyo social. Resultados. Se encontró que el 59% de los participantes describe su dolor como incómodo y el 57% como interno; en tanto, el 33% percibe apoyo emocional y el 39%, apoyo práctico, ambos de manera moderada. No se encontró correlación entre el apoyo emocional general y el índice de intensidad de dolor. Conclusión. Se encuentra que no existe correlación significativa entre las variable, sin embargo, es preciso tener en cuenta que este tipo de estudios ayudará a consolidar la comprensión de la percepción del dolor y las variables que deberían tener en cuenta para su apropiado manejo clínico.

  15. 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 ...

  16. El Mindfulness y su aportación al dolor crónico

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    2015-01-01

    Treball de Final de Grau en Psicologia. Codi: PS1048. Curs acadèmic 2014-2015 Este texto revisa la literatura sobre la aplicación de la atención plena en el tratamiento del dolor crónico. En primer lugar, se lleva a cabo la explicación de mindfulness o atención plena, así como una breve clasificación del dolor, clarificando qué es y lo que significa padecer dolor crónico. Explicamos porqué el MBSR; un programa de reducción de estrés basado en la atención plena, resulta una buena i...

  17. El dolor patelofemoral en el baile flamenco y su relación con el pie

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    José M. Castillo-López

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available El dolor patelofemoral es uno de los desórdenes más comunes que afectan a la rodilla. De las lesiones descritas en el baile flamenco profesional, destacan las relacionadas con el pie y la rodilla, en relación al microtraumatismo repetido del gesto técnico del zapateado y a la flexión de rodilla mantenida que requiere. El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la presencia de dolor patelo femoral en profesionales del baile de flamenco y comprobar si existe relación alguna con el pie pronador y genus valgo. En el estudio han participado 46 profesionales del baile flamenco, 38 bailaoras y 8 bailaores, con una carga media de 25.4 ± 8.25 horas de baile semanales. El 34.78% de los participantes presentaban dolor patelofemoral. El 24% presentaba también genus valgo. Se encontró un 34.78% de pies pronadores. La asociación de pies pronadores y genus valgo fue del 31.25%, mientras que la asociación de pies pronadores y dolor patelofemoral fue de 43.75 % de los casos. Factores predisponentes de esta patología se dan en la práctica del baile flamenco: el impacto repetitivo, una posición mantenida y forzada de la rodilla en un rango concreto, desplazamientos y los giros bruscos. Como conclusión, se demuestra relación directa entre la presencia de pies pronadores y dolor patelofemoral en el baile flamenco. Así como entre pies pronadores y genus valgo. Estudios científicos actuales demuestran la utilidad de soportes plantares en este síndrome. La incidencia de pies pronadores y dolor patelofemoral hace recomendable estudios biomecánicos y podológicos y el uso de soportes plantares personalizados en cada caso.

  18. 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 ...

  19. Tratamiento de los cuadros de dolor crónico benigno

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    Benítez del Rosario, Miguel Ángel

    2006-01-01

    El tratamiento del dolor crónico secundario a lesiones benignas depende de las características del dolor. Los fármacos disponibles son los analgésicos y los co-analgésicos. Las respuestas de los cuadros dolorosos, no obstante, es desigual, por lo que es preciso instaurar otras alternativas terapéuticas farmacológicas y no farmacológicas. Dentro de éstas destacan las intervenciones psicológicas y los programas de rehabilitación. Tratamientos alternativos como la acupuntura, o el TENS, pueden j...

  20. DERECHO A LA VIDA DIGNA EL CONCEPTO JURÍDICO DEL DOLOR DESDE EL DERECHO CONSTITUCIONAL

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    Gustavo Adolfo García Arango

    2007-01-01

    El concepto jurídico del dolor desde el derecho constitucional ha sido abarcado en una sola perspectiva: el reconocimiento del derecho fundamental a la vida, en condiciones dignas. El derecho a la vida se ve afectado por conexidad:cuando el dolor no permite lleva una vida equilibrada en todos sus aspectos, permite la protección constitucional a la vida. Se entiende que el cuerpo es el elemento central en una teoría sobre la vida digna; un cuerpo sufriente, enfermo es un cuerpo limitado y cond...

  1. Dolor y modalidades físicas: un nuevo paradigma en fisioterapia

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    Marco Antonio Morales Osorio; Crisanto Torrado Navarro

    2014-01-01

    Las modalidades físicas son todas aquellas herramientas que posee el fisioterapeuta para intervenir con fines curativos; sin embargo, el aumento de las publicaciones científicas ha llevado a la necesidad de conocer la efectividad de estas modalidades en relación con el tratamiento del dolor. El objetivo de esta revisión fue entregar al lector conocimientos actualizados, referenciados y evidenciados sobre el dolor y la aplicación clínica de las modalidades físicas para su tratamiento. Se reali...

  2. El dolor en la enfermedad de Parkinson. Implicaciones autonómicas y afectivas

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    Camacho Conde, José

    2016-01-01

    Introducción y objetivo: La enfermedad de Parkinson (EP) es una enfermedad neurodegenerativa, la segunda con mayor prevalencia, después de la enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA). La enfermedad presenta tanto síntomas motores como “no motores”, entre los que se encuentra disfunción autonómica, dolor, deterioro cognitivo, ansiedad, depresión, entre otros. El dolor en la EP, a pesar de su frecuencia, sigue siendo un síntoma infravalorado, infradiagnosticado e infratratado. Nuestro objetivo principal es...

  3. Efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar

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    Antonio del Valle Torres; Nadia Rosa Hechavarría Almaguer; Carlos López Peña; Raúl Barceló Reyna

    2015-01-01

    Fundamento: el dolor lumbar constituye un problema de salud a nivel mundial, su tratamiento constituye un reto en la práctica médica asistencial. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar. Método: se realizó un estudio prospectivo experimental en una muestra de 60 pacientes con lumbalgia subaguda y crónica. Se asignaron dos esquemas de tratamiento: uno con microonda combinada con masoterapia y ejercicios de Wil...

  4. El Dia de la Independencia, September 16, 1810: El Grito de Dolores (Independence Day, September 16, 1810: The Cry of Dolores).

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    Each year on the eve of September 16, when the President of the Republic of Mexico has rung the church bell that once hung in the belfry at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in the small town of Dolores Hidalgo, he has once more proclaimed Independence Day. When Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang that same bell on September 16, 1810, he rang it…

  5. Efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar

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    Antonio del Valle Torres

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el dolor lumbar constituye un problema de salud a nivel mundial, su tratamiento constituye un reto en la práctica médica asistencial. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad de la microonda, masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams en pacientes con dolor lumbar. Método: se realizó un estudio prospectivo experimental en una muestra de 60 pacientes con lumbalgia subaguda y crónica. Se asignaron dos esquemas de tratamiento: uno con microonda combinada con masoterapia y ejercicios de Williams (Grupo A, otro con medicamentos y reposo (Grupo B. Se aplicó la escala analógica visual y la escala de Oswestry en la consulta inicial y al culminar el tratamiento. Resultados: se obtuvo mejores resultados en el grupo A (estudio que en el grupo B (control en cuanto a reducción del dolor e independencia para las actividades de la vida diaria. Conclusiones: el protocolo de tratamiento fisioterapéutico resultó ser beneficioso, pues la recuperación y el alivio del dolor resultaron ser más rápidos y permitió la sustitución de fármacos.

  6. Mujeres trabajadoras con dolor crónico osteomuscular: análisis de caso

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    Cecilia Andrea Ordóñez-Hernández

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer las experiencias de mujeres trabajadoras con dolor crónico osteomuscular. El diseño fue cualitativo con enfoque fenomenológico. La técnica utilizada fue entrevista en profundidad, realizada a cinco mujeres trabajadoras que consultaron por dolor osteomuscular mayor a 6 meses en los servicios de ortopedia y neurocirugía de un hospital en Guadalajara, México. Se encontró percepción de rechazo, segregación, discriminación y falta de apoyo en su ambiente laboral a causa de su dolor, y sentimientos de frustración e impotencia relacionados con su padecimiento de salud. Se percibe como barrera la mala percepción del personal de la salud y la falta de eficiencia en los procesos de incapacidad, reintegración y reubicación laboral. Las responsabilidades económicas y familiares son la principal motivación para continuar trabajando con la presencia de dolor osteomuscular crónico.

  7. Nuevo enfoque de la interpretación del dolor en una pulpitis aguda

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    Andrés O Pérez Ruiz

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es probablemente el principal motivo de consulta en las urgencias estomatológicas y es precisamente el dolor de la pulpitis aguda el que comentamos en este trabajo. El dolor pulpar en sí mismo es similar al dolor que resulta por inflamación de los órganos viscerales y, por lo tanto, podrían ser inadecuados los intentos de explicarlos por comparación con los nociceptores de estructuras somáticas. Se propone analizar el comportamiento del dolor como consecuencia de una pulpitis aguda, con un nuevo enfoque, asimilándolo como el dolor proveniente de estructuras viscerales con manifestaciones dolorosas alejadas del sitio o zona dañada y en el propio diente en que el tejido ha sido injuriado y evoluciona rápidamente hacia la necrosis. Establecemos una analogía entre el dolor visceral como el generado de la pulpa y el del tipo somático profundo como el correspondiente a la afectación periapical por rápida evolución de la inflamación hacia la necrosis.Pain is probably the chief complaint in dental emergencies and this paper deals precisely with the pain caused by acute pulpitis. The pulpar pain itself is similar to the one resulting from inflammation of the visceral organs and, therefore, the attempts to explain these pains by comparing them with the nociceptors of somatic structures may be inappropiate. It is our objective to analyze the behaviour of pain caused by acute pulpitis with a new approach, assimilating it as the pain from visceral structures with painful manifestations far from the damaged site or zone and it is the own tooth whose tissue has been affected and evolves rapidly to necrosis.We establish an analogy between the visceral pain as the one generated by the pulpa and that of deep somatic type as the corresponding to the periapical affection by the fast evolution of inflammation to necrosis.

  8. Dolor y modalidades físicas: un nuevo paradigma en fisioterapia

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    Marco Antonio Morales Osorio

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las modalidades físicas son todas aquellas herramientas que posee el fisioterapeuta para intervenir con fines curativos; sin embargo, el aumento de las publicaciones científicas ha llevado a la necesidad de conocer la efectividad de estas modalidades en relación con el tratamiento del dolor. El objetivo de esta revisión fue entregar al lector conocimientos actualizados, referenciados y evidenciados sobre el dolor y la aplicación clínica de las modalidades físicas para su tratamiento. Se realizó una búsqueda de la mejor evidencia disponible para intentar responder la pregunta de investigación, la cual se sustenta en el paradigma que trae consigo la aplicación de las modalidades físicas más utilizadas (Crioterapia y Termoterapia, Ultrasonido Terapéutico, Laserterapia y Electroterapia. Hasta ahora el número de ensayos clínicos y revisiones sistemáticas que avalan el uso de las modalidades físicas para el manejo del dolor es muy limitado, sumado a la baja calidad metodológica de los ensayos clínicos disponibles. Muchos de los sustentos del uso de las modalidades físicas vienen acompañados de difusos fundamentos fisiológicos y sustento científico con demostraciones in vitro, mas no in vivo. A esto se le suma una limitada cantidad de información sobre los parámetros que se aplican para el manejo del dolor, por lo cual no es posible establecer conclusiones sobre la recomendación de la aplicación clínica de todas las modalidades físicas analizadas para el manejo del dolor.

  9. Niveles de dolor y tolerancia a la biopsia endometrial, con ibuprofeno

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    Juan Carlos Palomino Baldeon

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Comparar los niveles de dolor y tolerancia a la biopsia endometrial con la cureta de Novak (Rígida, en pacientes que reciben Ibuprofeno 800mg vs placebo, 30 a 45 min. antes del procedimiento. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio ensayo clínico, doble ciego, randomizado y comparativo. Se incluyerón 25 pacientes por grupo de tratamiento quienes recibieron dos cápsulas de Ibuprofeno de 400mg vo o dos cápsulas de placebo vo según corresponda. Se comparó entre ambos grupos, datos de filiación, antecedentes gineco-obstétricos, motivo de la biopsia de endometrio y finalmente valoración de su experiencia de dolor y tolerancia al procedimiento. Resultados: En poblaciones comparables al evaluar la variable dolor se encuentra que existe diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre los valores de dolor del grupo que recibió Ibuprofeno (Mediana 45mm contra el grupo que recibió placebo (Mediana 65mm con un p=0.0137. No se encuentra diferencia en cuento a la valoración de la tolerancia entre el grupo que recibió Ibuprofeno (Mediana 37mm contra el grupo que recibió placebo (53mm con un p=0.23. Conclusión: Se concluye que la utilización de 800mg de Ibuprofeno vía oral 30 a 45 minutos antes de la biopsia endometrial en pacientes mayores de 44 años disminuye su experiencia de dolor durante el procedimiento. (Rev Med Hered 2003; 14: 122-127.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Physicians' Abdominal Auscultation

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

    1998-01-01

    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....

  13. Eficacia de la asociación paracetamol-metamizol vs. paracetamol-dexketoprofeno en manejo de dolor agudo postoperatorio

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    García Ramiro, M.; Alonso Guardo, L.; Matilla Álvarez, A.; Bartol Sevillano, R.; Vaquero Roncero, L. M.; Muriel Villoria, C.

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    Objetivo: El uso de fármacos con mecanismos diferentes combinados entre sí para el tratamiento del dolor, en concreto del dolor agudo postoperatorio, forma parte fundamental de un tipo de analgesia llamada multimodal. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar la eficacia de la asociación de paracetamol más metamizol y compararla con la asociación de paracetamol más dexketoprofeno en dolor agudo postoperatorio. Métodos: Diseñamos un estudio prospectivo de intervención en el que se incluyeron 42 p...

  14. Prevalencia del dolor lumbar durante la infancia y la adolescencia: Una revisión sistemática

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    Calvo-Muñoz, Inmaculada; Gómez-Conesa, Antonia; Sánchez-Meca, Julio

    2012-01-01

    Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL,...

  15. Ectopic abdominal pregnancy due to uterine perforation after an attempt to terminate pregnancy: a case presentation

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    Alexander Abreu

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El embarazo ectópico abdominal secundario tiene una baja frecuencia de presentación en la práctica clínica, pero puede llevar al incremento de la mortalidad materna. Se presenta el caso de una paciente con embarazo abdominal secundario a una perforación uterina, causada por una interrupción voluntaria del embarazo. Este evolucionó durante nueve semanas con dolor abdominal y sangramiento vaginal escaso. A la paciente se le realizaron diagnósticos como enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica aguda, infección del tracto urinario, restos ovulares post aborto y definitivamente se concluyó como embarazo ectópico abdominal mediante ecografía abdominal. Se le realizó laparotomía exploradora y se extrajo el feto y la placenta sin dificultades con una evolución postoperatoria favorable hacia la curación. Se concluyó que la perforación uterina durante el curetaje de la cavidad pudo pasar inadvertida, llevando a implantación abdominal secundaria del embarazo con un cuadro clínico variable. En dicho cuadro, el ultrasonido juega un papel fundamental para su diagnóstico, siendo el manejo laparotómico el más apropiado en estos casos.

  16. ¿Qué y cómo evaluar al paciente con dolor crónico? evaluación del paciente con dolor crónico

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    C. José Cid, DR. MD., FIPP

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available La evaluación de un paciente con dolor crónico, que a menudo ha pasado por diversas consultas médicas y ha seguido múltiples tratamientos ineficaces, siempre es un reto para el facultativo. La visita a un especialista en dolor puede representar una luz de esperanza que facilite su recuperación, si se consigue ganar la confianza del paciente con una actitud proactiva, interés y dedicación. Se comienza en la primera visita realizando una historia clínica completa que abarque tanto los aspectos físicos como los psicológicos. En este artículo se explican los principios generales de evaluación inicial del paciente con dolor crónico, incluyendo los antecedentes, la anamnesis del dolor y la exploración física. Se mencionan las escalas de valoración del dolor validadas más importantes. El objetivo es diagnosticar la causa del dolor descartando patología grave, identificar las posibles ganancias secundarias y elaborar en consecuencia, un plan de tratamiento sin descuidar la esfera psicológica.

  17. Fentanilo transdérmico para el dolor por cáncer

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    2014-07-01

    Conclusiones de los autores: La bibliografía de los ensayos aleatorios de la efectividad del fentanilo transdérmico es limitada, pero se trata de una medicina importante. La mayoría de los estudios reclutó menos de 100 participantes y no aportó datos apropiados para realizar un metanálisis. Solamente unos pocos informaron cuántos pacientes tuvieron buen alivio del dolor pero, cuando se informaron los datos, la mayoría tuvo ningún dolor peor que leve durante un período razonablemente corto. Las pruebas apuntaron a una reducción útil y significativa de las quejas relacionadas con el estreñimiento para el fentanilo transdérmico en comparación con la morfina oral.

  18. Interdisciplinariedad en la clínica de Alivio del Dolor

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    1992-02-01

    Full Text Available El carácter multidimensional y subjetivo del dolor, la dificultad para evaluarlo adecuadamente y los múltiples tratamientos disponibles para su alivio, justifican conformar equipos interdisciplinarios para mejorar la calidad de vida del paciente y su familia. La filosofía del trabajo integrado se basa en la responsabilidad que tiene cada profesional de trabajar por la comunidad; en la solución de los problemas desde un punto de vista global; en la percepción del ser humano como unidad indivisible y en el convencimiento de que todo tratamiento debe darse en forma integrada. En este artículo se describe y analiza la experiencia de la Clínica para el Alivio del Dolor, en Medellín

  19. Aspectos clínicos y tratamiento farmacológico del dolor neuropático

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    Albia Josefina Pozo Alonso

    Full Text Available El dolor neuropático surge como consecuencia directa de una lesión o enfermedad que afecta al sistema somatosensorial. En el niño existen numerosas causas de dolor neuropático: traumáticas, síndrome doloroso regional complejo tipo 1, enfermedades neurológicas y neuromusculares, infecciones crónicas, cáncer y causas genéticas. Su diagnóstico puede ser difícil en los niños. El tratamiento del dolor neuropático es un reto para los médicos que se dedican a su atención. Los medicamentos antidepresivos tricíclicos como la amitriptilina y la imipramina y los antiepilépticos, se emplean con frecuencia en el tratamiento del dolor neuropático en los niños. También se emplean el acetaminofén (paracetamol, medicamentos antiinflamatorios no esteroideos y el tramadol. A todo niño y adolescente con sospecha de dolor neuropático se le debe realizar una evaluación clínica, que incluya una exhaustiva anamnesis y examen físico general, regional y por aparatos, con especial énfasis en el examen neurológico. Un examen neurológico normal no excluye la presencia de dolor neuropático.

  20. Etiología, cronificación y tratamiento del dolor lumbar

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    M.ª Isabel Casado Morales

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El dolor lumbar es un problema que afecta en torno al 70-80 % de la población general en algún momento de su vida, de los que un 15 % aproximadamente tienen un origen claro, pero el resto, se considera inespecífico o inclasificable, siendo en estos casos donde el tratamiento convencional ha fracasado. En el origen de este dolor lumbar inespecífico se encuentran factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales y factores como las conductas de dolor y otros procesos de aprendizaje que influyen en su proceso de cronificación. Es el mayor responsable de incapacidad y de absentismo laboral con el consiguiente elevado coste económico y deterioro en la calidad de vida de quienes lo padecen. Los tratamientos clínicos deben unificarse para aumentar su eficacia, evitar los procesos de cronificación y reducir los costes económicos.

  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. Incompletitud corporal en la persona posamputada portadora de dolor de miembro fantasma: estudio cualitativo

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    Ma. Cristina Ochoa Estrada

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En el cuerpo se vivencía el mundo, la alegría, el encuentro, la seguridad, el dolor las reacciones anatomofisiológicas inherentemente al cuerpo; se experimenta la afección por el dolor físico y psíquico, con sensaciones corporales de ansiedad, temor y angustia. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio de abordaje cualitativo-descriptivo, exploratorio; como técnica se empleó la entrevista semiestructurada, de los informantes seleccionados se trataba de personas que fueron atendidas en el Hospital General de Durango, México; participaron 12 personas que al ser amputadas debutaron con dolor de miembro fantasma; el soporte teórico estuvo apoyado por la corporeidad de Le Breton. Resultados y Discusión: En la persona con amputación, la relación de él con el mundo se altera, ya que la amputación cambia no sólo la forma de verse a sí mismo, sino también la forma de interactuar con su entorno, su familia, amigos, compañeros y sociedad en general. Conclusiones: Las enfermeras deben fortalecer la relación enfermera/persona para vivir un encuentro real mostrando actitud de empatía, estar siempre ayudando y apoyando. Igualmente, escuchando, comprendiendo y educando, las personas al sentirse cuidadas contribuirán para que sean tratadas como un ser completo y harán que en su cotidiano la experiencia de vivir con el dolor de miembro fantasma se transforme en una condición aceptable y le permita enfrentar mejor su situación.Cómo citar este artículo: Ochoa MC, Bustamante S, Hernández C. Incompletitud corporal en la persona posamputada portadora de dolor de miembro fantasma: estudio cualitativo. Rev Cuid. 2015; 6(1: 941-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v6i1.145

  3. PREVALENCIA DEL DOLOR LUMBAR DURANTE LA INFANCIAY LA ADOLESCENCIA. UNA REVISIÓN SISTEMÁTICA

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    Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes es un problema de salud frecuente y su presencia aumenta el riesgo de sufrir dolor lumbar en la edad adulta. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia del dolor lumbar en niños y adolescentes y evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios. Metodos: Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales. Se realizaron búsquedas en las bases ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, PEDro, IME, LILACS y CINAHL, rastreo manual y consulta con expertos. La selección de los estudios incluyó resultados con tasas de prevalencia de la muestra. Debían estar publicados o realizados entre los años 1980 y 2011, que el tamaño de la muestra fuera al menos de 50 sujetos, con 18 años de edad o menos, de ambos sexos y de cualquier etnia. Las variables moderadoras de los estudios fueron codificadas por dos de los autores. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos de distribución de frecuencias, porcentajes, recuento de casos y cálculos de medianas para las tasas de prevalencia. Resultados: Se incluyeron 59 artículos. La edad media de los sujetos estudiados fue de 13,56 años, y el 51,15% eran varones. Las medianas de las prevalencias de lumbalgia puntual, de período y de vida fueron respectivamente de 13,60%, 24,75% y 38,50% . Conclusiones: La prevalencia de la lumbalgia aumenta con la edad. El sexo influye en las tasas de prevalencia. La falta de definición y delimitación del dolor lumbar y de especificaciones como frecuencia, duración, e intensidad del dolor, son las deficiencias metodológicas más comunmente encontradas.

  4. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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  5. 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 ...

  6. CT of abdominal abscesses

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    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

  7. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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  9. 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 ...

  10. Abdominal cocoon: sonographic features.

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

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    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.

  11. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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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. ...

  13. 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 ...

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  15. 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)

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    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.

  16. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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  17. Abdominal tuberculosis: Imaging features

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

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    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

  18. Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst

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

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    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

  19. Imaging in Tuberculosis abdominal

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    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

  20. El dolor en los pacientes con artritis reumatoide: variables psicológicas relacionadas e intervención

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    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma principal en los pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide (AR, generalmente determinando su ajuste a la enfermedad y su calidad de vida global. Este artículo presenta una revisión y discusión sobre el dolor en pacientes con AR desde un enfoque psicológico basado en las investigaciones recientes. Se repasan los trabajos que han evaluado las emociones negativas en los pacientes con AR, aquellos que han explorado y explicado su papel sobre el dolor del enfermo, así como un compendio de las técnicas psicológicas más efectivas para el manejo del dolor. Las conclusiones muestran que el dolor es un problema central en los pacientes con AR. Las emociones negativas, que parecen estar presentes de forma más marcada en los pacientes con AR que en la población sana, son predictores significativos del dolor. Por otra parte, los estudios sugieren que el enfoque cognitivo-conductual es eficaz para los pacientes con AR en la mejora no sólo del dolor sino también en el ajuste psicológico a la enfermedad, mostrando un beneficio adicional para los pacientes con AR que reciben tales intervenciones como complemento del cuidado médico habitual. Para el futuro, el artículo sugiere la necesidad de realizar más estudios sobre los patrones de emocionalidad negativa y estrategias de afrontamiento es muestras españolas.

  1. Evaluación del dolor en pacientes sometidos a ventilación mecánica invasiva ingresados en las unidades de cuidados intensivos

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    Ferreras Llamazares, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    Introducción. La valoración del dolor presenta especial dificultad en pacientes críticos, en concreto en pacientes sometidos a ventilación mecánica invasiva, ya que no pueden comunicar este dolor. Objetivos. • Conocer en los enfermeros, el grado de conocimientos y la utilización de escalas del dolor en pacientes sometidos a ventilación mecánica. • Conocer la prevalencia, grado de dolor y las respuestas fisiológicas de los pacientes, antes, durante y después del cambio postural reali...

  2. Comparación del dolor secundario a lipoaspiración tradicional versus lipolisis láser: Estudio prospectivo Postoperative pain in suction assited lipoplasty versus laser lipolisis: Comparative prospective study

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    S. Llanos Olmedo

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    Full Text Available La lipoaspiración, técnica tradicional usada para el tratamiento de las lipodistrofias con cicatrices mínimas, ha sido a través de los años mejorada con los avances anestésicos, farmacológicos y de instrumental. A su vez han aparecido otras técnicas que han publicitado ventajas respecto al tiempo de recuperación, sintomatología y resultados estéticos. Una de estas técnicas es la laserlipolisis a la que se atribuye menos dolor, menos equimosis y rápido postoperatorio. No se encuentran trabajos que acrediten estas ventajas, por lo que decidimos estudiar si existen ventajas de laserlipolisis en comparación con la lipoaspiración tradicional respecto del dolor, síntoma importante a considerar en el postoperatorio. Para esto se diseñó un trabajo prospectivo randomizado con una muestra de 60 pacientes a los cuales se aplicaron las dos técnicas en diferentes áreas y al mismo paciente. Se evaluó el dolor con escala numérica analógica a las 4 horas, 48 horas y 5 días de postoperatorio. Los resultados mostraron que la laserlipolisis presenta menos dolor en los muslos medido a las 48 horas y 5 días de la intervención. No hay diferencias entre estas dos técnicas en las otras zonas medidas como abdomen, áreas pretrocantéreas ("alforjas", zona lumbar y pectoral. Considerando todos los pacientes sin diferenciar la técnica usada, las "alforjas" a las 4 horas duelen menos que el abdomen y a los 5 días duelen menos los muslos que el abdomen. No encontramos relación entre volumen aspirado e intensidad del dolor.The traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty, is a well established and commonly performed technique used for the treatment of lipodystrophias, which has undergone improvements with advances in anesthetics, pharmacology and introduction of new instruments. New techniques have appeared, promising advantages in recovery periods, symptomathology and aesthetic results when compared to the traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty

  3. El dolor infantil, un acercamiento a la problemática desde la bioética

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    Ana María Collado Madurga

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia personal desagradable que altera la vida de quien lo padece, pero a pesar de ello el dolor infantil ha sido un hecho olvidado. Si un profesional no está actualizado, la calidad de su trabajo es discutible, y ello repercute en la atención al paciente, por lo que se convierte en un problema ético. Se propone valorar aspectos bioéticos relacionados con el tratamiento del dolor infantil, enfatizando en aquellas situaciones que determinan un inadecuado tratamiento de este. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica de los últimos 5 años utilizando descriptores en ciencias de la salud. El alivio del dolor es considerado un derecho fundamental de la persona, sin embargo el dolor pediátrico a nivel mundial y en Cuba es un tema descuidado en todos sus aspectos, y prácticamente ausente de los programas de formación en ciencias médicas, con mitos y creencias erróneas que impiden su adecuado tratamiento.

  4. Fisiopatología, evaluación y manejo del dolor agudo en pediatría

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    Tatiana Pabón-Henao

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El manejo del dolor agudo en los niños es deficiente, como lo afirma en el 2013 un estudio de la AMA (American Medical Association: la población pediátrica recibe entre 50% y 90% menos analgésicos que los adultos, es decir, no se tiene claridad en la fisiopatología, abordaje y manejo del dolor en los niños. El dolor puede clasificarse según su tiempo de duración, intensidad y mecanismo fisiopatoló-gico que lo desencadena (nociceptivo y neuropático. Teniendo en cuenta que la fisiopatología del dolor no varía con la edad pero sí como el paciente pediátrico lo manifieste, se requiere conocer el abordaje y manejo según su intensidad. Por lo tanto, el objetivo de esta revisión se enfoca en el estado del arte y en generar claridad de los aspectos críticos como son el conocimiento de la fisiopatología, valoración adecuada y el manejo no farmacológico y farmacológico del dolor agudo en pediatría.

  5. 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.

  6. El sufrimiento y el dolor en las tragedias de Séneca

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    Herraiz Pareja, Marcos Jesús

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    El propósito de esta tesis es determinar mediante el análisis del léxico de las tragedias de Séneca, la importancia de los diferentes vocablos en el desarrollo de la trama dramática, para ello se han escogido una serie de campos semánticos partiendo de la base del "dolor" y afines, se pasa acto seguido a otros grupos léxicos que vienen a cumplimentar, la manifestacion del primero. Un segundo objetivo lo constituirá la relación de estos campos con los principales postulados de la filosofía est...

  7. Conocimiento y manejo del dolor en alumnos de enfermería

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    Ma. del Refugio Zavala-Rodríguez

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    Conclusión: se requiere analizar, a través de trabajo colegiado, el contenido y la metodología en las asignaturas de enfermería que conlleva la formación profesional esencial que se exige a enfermería en medidas terapéuticas para el manejo del dolor del usuario de los servicios de salud, dentro de un marco de seguridad técnico, científico, ético y legal.

  8. La epidemiología del dolor en España

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    El dolor es una experiencia humana universal. Afecta, de forma relevante, la calidad de vida de la población general con importantes consecuencias personales, familiares y laborales. Es también uno de los principales problemas de salud pública por su gran repercusión socioeconómica y constituye una problemática que sobrepasa el marco estrictamente personal y sanitario para convertirse en un problema o enfermedad social. En el año 2004 la Internacional Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) ...

  9. El Dolor de Espalda en el Baile Flamenco y la Danza Clásica

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    Full Text Available El dolor de espalda es una de las principales cau- sas de atención médica en los países occidenta- les, siendo una lesión muy común entre los prac- ticantes de la danza clásica y el baile flamenco. En este artículo se analiza su manifestación en estas danzas así como las principales causas que lo origina. También se proponen algunas medidas sencillas que pueden prevenir esta lesión.

  10. Ketorolaco versus Metamizol en el tratamiento del dolor posoperatorio en niños

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    Objetivo:Evaluar la efectividad de Ketorolaco y Metamizol en el tratamiento del dolor agudo posoperatorio de adenoamigdalectomías en niños de tres a seis años atendidos en el Servicio de Anestesiología en el Hospital Alberto Sabogal Sologuren durante el periodo 2012-2013.MaterialyMétodos:Estudio observacional, descriptivo, retrospectivo y transversal. La investigación incluyó 115 niños que fueron sometidos de forma electiva a adenoamigdalectomías cuyas edades estuvieron comprendidas entre los...

  11. Var??n de 30 a??os con dolor pretibial bilateral

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    Vargas-Hitos, Jos?? Antonio; Garc??a-Castro, Jos?? Miguel; Ja??n- ??guila, Fernando; Jim??nez-Alonso, Juan

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    Var??n de 30 a??os que consultaba por dolor intenso y progresivo de dos meses de evoluci??n localizado en la cara anterior y distal de ambas piernas sin factor desencadenante aparente y mala respuesta a tratamiento analg??sico convencional. El paciente negaba otros s??ntomas a excepci??n de un rash eritematoso no pruriginoso generalizado que hab??a afectado tronco, palmas y plantas y que hab??a sido considerado como una reacci??n de hipersensibilidad a alguna de las medicaciones p...

  12. Dolor lumbar en niños. Estudio prospectivo"

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    El dolor lumbar en niños tiene una alta prevalencia, pero en la mayoría de los casos se auto-limita sin ningún manejo, cuando la sintomatología obliga al niño a asistir a la consulta médica se debe considerar que es representativo de una patología grave. Este estudio prospectivo pretende determinar esas causas y su relación con antecedentes, patologías previas, trauma o antropometría. Se realizó seguimiento a 35 pacientes que acudieron al servicio de urgencias y consulta ext...

  13. Dolor, trabajo y su diagnóstico psicosocial de género. Un ejemplo

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    El objetivo de este artículo es describir y comprender el fenómeno del dolor crónico sin causa orgánica (más conocido como fibromialgia), desde una perspectiva feminista y crítica, mediante la creación de una herramienta que diagnostique este malestar según sus dimensiones biopsicosociales: el diagnóstico psicosocial de género. Esta herramienta, que aquí se presenta, toma en consideración la dimensión laboral (tanto profesional como familiar) de las personas afectadas en el contexto cultural ...

  14. Interacciones neuroinmunes y dolor neuropático: papel del factor de crecimiento neuronal

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    Ruiz Barría, Guido Raúl

    2005-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Diversas líneas de evidencia asignan al factor de crecimiento neuronal (NGF), expresado en el espacio endoneural por células de Schwann activadas tras una lesión nerviosa, un papel en el mecanismo del dolor neuropático periférico. Se ha sugerido, pues, que el NGF podría promover sprouting en la zona de la lesión y generar cambios plásticos en la primera neurona sensorial y sus proyecciones centrales, colaborando de este ...

  15. Síndrome de dolor miofascial y alteraciones del procesamiento nociceptivo en pacientes con epicondilalgia lateral

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    Fernández Carnero, Josué

    2010-01-01

    Tesis Doctotal leída en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos en noviembre de 2010. Directores de la Tesis: Dr. D. Juan Carlos Miangolarra Page y Dra. María Isabel Martín Fontelles Introducción: La Epicondilalgia Lateral (EL) es una de las afecciones más frecuentes del miembro superior, pero no por ello es más conocida su etiología. Los mecanismos nociceptivos responsables del dolor en este tipo de afección aún no se han aclarado por completo. Existen evidencias de que los pacientes c...

  16. Síndrome de dolor miofascial y alteraciones del procesamiento nociceptivo en pacientes con epicondilalgia lateral

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    Fernández Carnero, Josué

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    Introducción: La Epicondilalgia Lateral (EL) es una de las afecciones más frecuentes del miembro superior, pero no por ello es más conocida su etiología. Los mecanismos nociceptivos responsables del dolor en este tipo de afección aún no se han aclarado por completo. Existen evidencias de que los pacientes con EL crónica presentan una alteración del procesamiento nociceptivo más que inflamatorio, pero no se ha identificado la causa que puede desencadenar este proceso. Se han ...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Dolor de la cintura pélvica en la embarazada como predictor de la depresión postparto

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    Sanz Falcón, María Juana

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    Tesis Doctoral leída en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid en 2014. Directores de la Tesis: Carlos Goicoechea García y Josué Fernández Carnero Tanto el dolor lumbopélvico como la depresión postparto son complicaciones frecuentes durante el embarazo y postparto. El dolor lumbopélvico es el tipo de dolor de espalda más común, afecta a la región lumbar, la región pélvica o a ambas. Su etiopatogenia es compleja y en ella desempeñan un importante papel los factores emocionales. Su alta...

  3. Síndrome de Hamman: presentación de dolor torácico en un adolescente

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    Karen L. Morcillo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El dolor torácico en adolescentes es una causa de consulta frecuente en los servicios de urgencias; si el dolor es de inicio agudo, causa ansiedad y temor en los pacientes, que lo relacionan con una patología cardiovascular. Su amplia variedad de posibilidades diagnósticas constituye un desafío para el médico de urgencias que se enfrenta a este síntoma. Se presenta el caso de un adolescente de 15 años de edad previamente sano que comenzó con dolor precordial irradiado al cuello de inicio agudo y en quien se documentó un síndrome de Hamman como manifestación de un neumomediastino espontáneo.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Acupuntura en el tratamiento del dolor postoperatorio. Revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Espinosa Carreño, Yuribel

    2012-01-01

    Antecedentes El dolor postoperatorio es un problema que aparece con frecuencia y posee consecuencias físicas y emocionales sobre el paciente. A pesar de los avances en la terapia farmacológica convencional continúa presentándose un alto porcentaje de casos y se ha propuesto que la acupuntura podría ser una alternativa terapéutica en los casos de dolor postoperatorio. Objetivo Realizar una búsqueda intensiva y análisis crítico de ensayos clínicos aleatorizados y otros diseños metodoló...

  8. Dolor óseo inducido por cáncer metastásico: fisiopatología y tratamiento

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    Isaías Salas-Herrera; Luis Carlos Huertas-Gabert

    2004-01-01

    Se estima que de un 60 a 84% de los pacientes con cáncer desarrollan metástasis óseas. De estos un 70% experimentan síndrome s dolorosos de difícil manejo, de los cuales un 50% muere sin un adecuado alivio del dolor con una pobre calidad de vida. Por tanto, es necesario contar con medicamentos accesibles y efectivos para el manejo de esta patología. El objetivo de este artículo es revisar la fisiopatología del dolor en hueso y describir los medicamentos que se utilizan con más frecuencia en e...

  9. Fisiopatología del dolor agudo: alteraciones cardiovasculares, respiratorias y de otros sistemas y órganos

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    Pérez-Castañeda Jorge, Tania

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: El dolor agudo constituye una compleja constelación de experiencias sensoriales y emocionales, relacionadas con respuestas autónomas producidas por daño a estructuras somáticas o viscerales. Las vías del dolor transmiten la información nociceptiva a través del sistema nervioso periférico y central y están plenamente integradas con el sistema motor y simpático a nivel medular y de los centros nerviosos superiores y dan lugar a actividad motora refleja, hiperactividad simpática y ...

  10. Valoración del dolor en el paciente pediátrico hospitalizado. Revisión narrativa

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    Reyes Corrales, Inés de los

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    Trabajo fin de grado en Enfermería El dolor es definido por la IASP como una “experiencia sensorial y emocional desagradable, asociada a una lesión tisular real o potencial” Es importante que este sea considerado, valorado y tratado, independientemente de la edad, cultura y estado clínico. Objetivo: Conocer la evidencia disponible a cerca de las herramientas existentes para la evaluación del dolor en el paciente pediátrico hospitalizado. Material y método: Se realizó una ...

  11. Cáncer de mama y de ovario: significados, dolor y sufrimiento en la cotidianidad de mujeres pacientes

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    Alicia M. Tinoco García

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio tiene por objetivo conocer, explicar y comprender los significados, el dolor y sufrimiento en la cotidianidad de mujeres que padecen cáncer de mama y de ovario. Aborda la subjetividad e intersubjetividad de las pacientes en su realidad cotidiana y contexto sociocultural. La investigación encuentra sustento teórico en la Sociología de la salud, Antropología de la salud y en otras ciencias de frontera que abordan problemas de salud-enfermedad, dolor y sufrimiento; así como e...

  12. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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  13. 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.

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Abdominal and Pelvic CT

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  17. 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 ...

  18. Adult abdominal hernias.

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    Murphy, Kevin P

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    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.

  19. 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

  20. Endometriosis Abdominal wall

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    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

  1. Juan Pablo II: Portador de Esperanza ante el Dolor y el Sufrimiento

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    Carlos Alberto Rosas Jiménez

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    Full Text Available El Santo Papa Juan Pablo II centrado en la pregunta por el hombre y la defensa de su dignidad, se preocupó por dejar una sólida y significativa enseñanza sobre esta realidad del ser humano. Padeció el dolor y el sufrimiento en muchos momentos de su vida y, como filósofo, teólogo y Pastor, manifestó esta gran preocupación en casi todas sus encíclicas, en las que buscó transmitir, a lo largo de todo su pontificado, la fe de la Iglesia Católica recogiendo las enseñanzas de la Sagrada Escritura y la Sagrada Tradición. A través de una revisión de las encíclicas que escribió, ilustramos cómo el Santo Padre evidencia, ante todo, un profundo interés de que el hombre de hoy se entienda principalmente a sí mismo y de esta manera, comprenda el dinamismo del dolor, para que, antes que desesperar en los momentos difíciles, viva la esperanza y pueda así llenar de sentido su vida entera

  2. Current perspectives of acute pain treatment Perspectivas actuales de tratamiento del paciente con dolor agudo

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    1993-03-01

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    In the last years opioids have become of great importance in the relief of postoperative and other forms of acute pain. Reasons for this trend have been the availability of agonist opioids like phentanyl. sulphentanyl and alphentanyl and the results of research on the physlology. The pharmacology and the chemistry of drug receptors and neurotransmitters. The studies on chemicals other than opioids that contribute to pain relief when administered through different ways. specially the spinal. Have also influenced such a trend.

    En los últimos años los opiáceos han adquirido gran importancia en el alivio del dolor agudo especialmente del tipo postoperatorio. Una de las razones ha sido la disponibilidad de morfínicos agonistas como el fentanil, el sufentanil y el alfentanil; otra es la investigación de la fisiología, la farmacología y la química de los receptores y los neurotransmisores como de sustancias diferentes a los opláceos, aplicadas por diferentes vías en especial la espinal, que coadyuvan al alivio del dolor.

  3. Notes on the scholarly trajectory of Mª. Dolores Fernández-Posse

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    Gilman, Antonio

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The scholarly trajectory of Mª Dolores Fernández- Posse involved an ongoing process of critical observation, reflection, and change that is quite rare in Archaeology. Her change from normativism to a historically informed functionalism is representative of the general evolution of Spanish archaeological studies over the course of the past thirty years. What is unusual about Fernández-Posse -and attests to her straightforward and unassuming intelligence- is that she herself changed her mind and voiced that change with clarity and humor.

    La trayectoria científica de Mª Dolores Fernández-Posse se caracterizó por un proceso continuo de observación crítica, reflexión y cambio, algo poco común en Arqueología. Su cambio del normativismo a un funcionalismo de orientación histórica es representativo de la evolución de los estudios arqueológicos en España a lo largo de los últimos treinta años. Lo realmente inusual de Fernández-Posse -y lo que atestigua su directa pero no pretenciosa inteligencia- es que ella misma cambió de ideas y publicitó ese cambio con claridad y humor.

  4. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  5. Estudio de la asimetría rotuliana como marcador de riesgo del dolor femoro-patelar. Análisis de elementos finitos de la sentadilla

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    Arnal Burró, Juan

    2017-01-01

    El dolor de origen femoro-patelar (FP) es una de las causas mas frecuentes de dolor en la rodilla, predomina en mujeres adolescentes y adultos jóvenes, aunque globalmente es una de las patologías de mayor prevalencia en las consultas de cirugía ortopédica en todos los rangos etarios. Este dolor tiene su mecanismo fisiopatológico en el aumento de la presión y tensión (estrés) experimentados por la rótula. Existe además una asociación entre el dolor anterior de rodilla (dolor FP) y la artrosis ...

  6. 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.

  7. Dolor Cráneo-facial como Síntoma Aislado de Isquemia Cardíaca: Estudio prospectivo y multicéntrico

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    Marcelo Kreiner

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Antecedentes. El dolor craneofacial puede ser el único síntoma de una isquemia cardíaca. El fracaso en reconocer el origen cardíaco de dicho dolor puede poner en riesgo la vida del paciente. Los autores realizaron un estudio para revelar la prevalencia, la distribución y las diferencias entre sexos en lo que respecta al dolor craneofacial de origen cardíaco. Métodos. Los autores seleccionaron de forma prospectiva pacientes consecutivos (n= 186 que habían presentado un episodio isquémico cardíaco verificado. Estudiaron en detalle la localización y distribución del dolor craneofacial e intraoral. Resultados. El dolor cráneofacial fue el único síntoma durante el episodio isquémico en 11 pacientes (6%, tres de los cuales presentaron un infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM. Otros 60 pacientes (32% comunicaron dolor cráneofacial concomitantemente a dolor en otras regiones. Las localizaciones más frecuentes del dolor cráneofacial fueron la garganta, la región mandibular izquierda, la región mandibular derecha, la articulación temporomandibular izquierda / oído y dientes. El dolor cráneofacial se manifestó de forma predominante en mujeres (P= 0,031 y fue el síntoma dominante en ambos sexos en ausencia de dolor torácico. Conclusiones. El dolor cráneofacial es inducido frecuentemente por isquemia cardíaca. Esta causa debe tenerse en cuenta en el diagnóstico diferencial del dolor dental y orofacial. Implicaciones clínicas. Debido a que los pacientes que tienen un IAM sin dolor torácico corren un mayor riesgo de no ser correctamente diagnosticados y de muerte, el alerta del clínico sobre esta sintomatología puede ser crucial para el diagnóstico precoz y un rápido tratamiento

  8. 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.

  9. "Winning small battles, losing the war": Police violence, the Movimiento del Dolor and democracy in post-authoritarian Argentina

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    Denissen, M.

    2008-01-01

    Since the mid-1990s more and more Argentines have been taking to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the growing levels of poverty, social exclusion and violence. As part of this growing trend, the Movimiento del Dolor (a social movement consisting of the family members of victims of

  10. Nissi Maarja kiriku kooriruumi kahe vitraažakna restaureerimine / H. Beyermann, Illar Kannelmäe, Dolores Hoffmann

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    Beyermann, H.

    2005-01-01

    4 ill.; aknad valmistas Riia meister H. Beyermann, ühel aknal on kujutatud evangelist Johannest, teisel apostel Peetrust; töid teostasid Dolores Hoffmanni juhendamisel OÜ Domini Canes meistrid B. Morejev, S. Ganin ja A. Bruk, kaitseklaaside projekti tegi Illar Kannelmäe

  11. Diltiazem tópico en el dolor postoperatorio de hemorroidectomía con técnica cerrada

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    U. Rodríguez-Wong

    2016-04-01

    Conclusiones: En este estudio, el diltiazem administrado por vía tópica disminuyó el dolor, en los pacientes postoperados de hemorroidectomía con técnica cerrada, de manera estadísticamente significativa.

  12. 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

  13. 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.)

  14. 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.

  15. Detoxification in Abdominal Sepsis

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    A. F. Potapov

    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.

  16. 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)

    2011-03-15

    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.

  17. Relaciones interpersonales en el nuevo modelo de atención sanitarista al niño con dolor

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    Ana María Collado Madurga

    Full Text Available Introducción: el alivio del dolor debe considerase un derecho fundamental de la persona, porque el respeto a la dignidad humana exige que nadie sufra dolor innecesario. Objetivo: valorar cómo se establecía la relación de los profesionales con el paciente y representantes válidos, en la atención a niños con dolor, y si se ajustaban a un modelo de afrontamiento ético de las relaciones interpersonales y las valoraciones sobre virtudes y cualidades presentes en los profesionales que atienden niños con dolor. Métodos: se realizó una investigación descriptiva-transversal utilizando métodos cualitativos. Se realizaron encuestas a tutores válidos de niños que padecían dolor ingresados en el Hospital Pediátrico "Juan Manuel Márquez", y a profesionales de ese hospital de diferentes servicios que atienden a niños con dolor. Las valoraciones de los profesionales sobre estas relaciones se contrastaron con las que hicieron los representantes legales de los niños con dolor atendidos en el hospital. Resultados: el personal de salud considera generalmente (casi siempre correctas las valoraciones bioéticas en la relación médica con los enfermos y familiares. Los tutores válidos de los niños ingresados escogieron la alternativa siempre correcta en los procederes orientados desde la Bioética por parte del personal de salud. Las cualidades que caracterizan al personal médico y de enfermería son apreciadas en el rango de suficiente, y estas, con relación a cómo deberían estar presentes, las frecuencias no fueron lo suficientemente elevadas para esta profesión. Conclusiones: se constató que la ponderación de valores deseados para la profesión no alcanza las expectativas necesarias para considerar que se estén formando profesionales virtuosos. Los profesionales valoraron que no siempre se cumplen los procederes orientados desde la bioética, sin embargo los padres consideran que estos son cumplidos siempre.

  18. Regional hydrology of the Dolores River Basin, eastern Paradox Basin, Colorado and Utah

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    Weir, J.E. Jr.; Maxfield, E.B.; Zimmerman, E.A.

    1983-01-01

    The Dolores River Basin, is in the eastern part of the Paradox Basin and includes the eastern slope of the La Sal Mountains, the western slopes of the Rico and La Plata Mountains, and the southwest flank of the Uncompahgre Plateau. The climate of this area is more humid than most of the surrounding Colorado Plateau region. Precipitation ranges from slightly 200 mm/yr to 1000 mm/yr; the estimated volume of water falling on the area is 4000 x 10 6 cm 3 /yr. Of this total, about 600 x 10 6 cm 3 /yr is runoff; 190 x 10 6 cm 3 /yr recharges the upper ground-water system; and an estimated 55 x 10 6 cm 3 returns to the atmosphere via evapotranspiration from stream valleys. The remainder evaporates. Principal hydrogeologic units are permeable sandstone and limestone and nearly impermeable salt (halitic) deposits. Structurally, the area is dominated by northwest-trending salt anticlines and contiguous faults paralleled by synclinal structures. The Uncompahgre Plateau lies along the north and northeast sides of the area. The instrusive masses that form the La Sal Mountains are laccoliths with bysmaliths and other complex intrusive forms comprising, in gross form, moderately faulted omal structures. Intrusive rocks underlie the La Plata and Rico Mountains along the southeastern edge of the area. These geologic structures significantly modify ground-water flow patterns in the upper ground-water system, but have no conspicuous effect on the flow regime in the lower ground-water system. The water in the upper ground-water system generally is fresh except where it is affected by evaporite dissolution from salt anticlines. The water of the lower ground-water system is slightly saline to briny. Water quality of the Dolores River is slightly saline to fresh, based on dissolved chemical constituents; some of the smaller tributaries of the river have saline water

  19. 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 ...

  20. Déficit de memoria en una muestra de pacientes con dolor crónico Memory impairment in a sample of patients with chronic pain

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    R. García-Nieto; E. Ortega-Ladrón de Cegama; E. Ruiz de Santos; J. Mª Lorenzo

    2008-01-01

    Introducción: Es relativamente frecuente que los pacientes con dolor crónico se quejen de problemas de memoria y concentración. Históricamente, este hecho se ha relacionado con la medicación dirigida al control del dolor, con el estado de ánimo y con el hecho de padecer dolor crónico. Objetivos: Conocer si las quejas subjetivas de pérdida de memoria que refieren los pacientes se objetivan en su ejecución en pruebas neuropsicológicas. En segundo lugar, estudiar si hay alguna diferencia en el r...

  1. Dolor en la cirugía de cataratas comparando el primer ojo con el segundo. Revisión Bibliográfica.

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    Álvarez Horga, Raquel

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    El Dolor es una sensación emocional subjetiva y desagradable, resulta muy difícil su evaluación, por lo que la medición del dolor es una de las tareas más difíciles con las que se encuentra tanto el clínico como el investigador. La evaluación del dolor, considerado como el “quinto signo vital”, es un elemento esencial para su tratamiento. Su cuantificación debe realizarse mediante el uso de escalas, de las cuales hay una gran variedad según los objetivos que se tengan. El...

  2. VALIDACIÓN DE ESCALA DE VALORACIÓN DEL DOLOR EN RECIÉN NACIDOS EN UNA UNIDAD DE NEONATOLOGÍA

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    Rivas L,Angélica; Rivas R,Edith; Bustos M,Luis

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    La escala de valoración de dolor de Givens permite determinar presencia y magnitud del dolor que presentan los Recién Nacidos (RN) hospitalizados en Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI), para así poder valorar de manera constante este signo vital y tomar las medidas necesarias para atenuar la sensación dolorosa. Sentir dolor es un estado no deseable, donde se ve alterado el patrón fisiológico y el estado de conciencia de los niños; se hace necesario aplicar de manera constante escalas que pe...

  3. [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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Abdominal imaging: An introduction

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    Frick, M.P.; Feinberg, S.B.

    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

  11. Intervención farmacéutica y percepción del paciente sobre su dolor

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    Doukkali A

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN Resulta difícil estimar, medir o valorar el dolor que siente una persona. Sin embargo, su cuantificación es muy importante y su evaluación es una actividad clave derivada de una intervención informativa y educativa para ayudar a mejorar la percepción del paciente sobre su dolor. El objetivo del estudio fue analizar la capacidad de la intervención farmacéutica para valorar el conocimiento del paciente sobre su enfermedad, su medicación y su tratamiento y la mejoría de su percepción dolorosa. MÉTODOS Estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal realizado en una farmacia comunitaria de Sevilla. Se llevó a cabo durante un periodo de ocho meses para una muestra de población de treinta pacientes y mediante un seguimiento de dos meses para cada uno. Se midió la percepción del paciente sobre su dolor a través del cuestionario de McGill, se valoró su conocimiento sobre su enfermedad y tratamiento y también el cumplimiento mediante el test de Morisky- Green y unas tablas mensuales. RESULTADOS/DISCUSIÓN Veintisiete pacientes terminaron el estudio y, según los índices promedios de las cuatro categorías que forman el cuestionario, manifestaron una mejoría en su percepción sobre el dolor. Una intervención farmacéutica basada en una buena información, verbal o escrita, sobre la patología y los medicamentos implica más al paciente en su tratamiento y le ayuda a aliviar su dolor. Eso refuerza la idea de que el farmacéutico juega un papel clave como impulsor del cumplimiento terapéutico mediante una actitud activa y positiva en la dispensación. El cuestionario de McGill ha mostrado ser un instrumento válido, seguro y fiable para medir y valorar el dolor aplicado en el ámbito de la atención farmacéutica.

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.)

  14. Tratamento da dor em queimados Tratamiento del dolor en quemados Pain management in burn patients

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    Rodrigo José Alencar de Castro

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Apesar dos avanços, ainda é observado manejo analgésico inadequado dos pacientes com queimaduras. O objetivo desta revisão foi coletar dados sobre tratamento da dor em queimados. CONTEÚDO: Foi feita revisão sobre os mecanismos de dor, avaliação do paciente com queimadura e o tratamento farmacológico e não farmacológico. CONCLUSÕES: O manejo da dor em pacientes vítimas de queimaduras ainda é um desafio por parte da equipe multiprofissional. A avaliação frequente e contínua da resposta apresentada pelo paciente é muito importante, tendo em vista os vários momentos por que passa o paciente internado em decorrência de uma queimadura, além de uma terapêutica combinada com medicações analgésicas e medidas não farmacológicas. Entender a complexidade de alterações fisiopatológicas, psicológicas e bioquímicas apresentadas por um paciente em tratamento de queimadura é o primeiro passo para alcançar o sucesso no seu manejo analgésico.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Pese a los progresos alcanzados, todavía se observa un manejo analgésico inadecuado de los pacientes con quemaduras. El objetivo de esta revisión, fue la recolección de datos sobre el tratamiento del dolor en pacientes quemados. CONTENIDO: Se efectuó una revisión sobre los mecanismos de dolor, evaluación del paciente con quemadura, y el tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico. CONCLUSIONES: El manejo del dolor en los pacientes víctimas de quemaduras todavía es un reto por parte del equipo multiprofesional. La evaluación frecuente y continua de la respuesta presentada por el paciente es muy importante, teniendo en cuenta los diversos momentos por los que pasa el paciente ingresado en razón de una quemadura, además de una terapéutica combinada con medicaciones analgésicas y con medidas no farmacológicas. Entender la complejidad de las alteraciones fisiopatológicas, psicológicas y bioquímicas presentadas por un

  15. ESTUDIO DEL EFECTO COMPARATIVO SOBRE EL DOLOR Y LAS PARESTESIAS EN LA NEUROPATIA DIABETICA TRATADA CON ACUPUNTURA CON DOS FORMULAS DE PUNTOS

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    MUNOZ SAMAYOA, ENRIQUE

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    LA NEUROPATIA DIABETICA ES UN DESORDEN CIRCULATORIO RELACIONADO CON LAS ALTERACIONES EN LA PERCEPCION SOMATOSENSITIVA, ES LA CAUSA DE DOLOR Y SENSACIONES PARESTESICAS. EL OBJETIVO DE ESTE TRABAJO ES DEMOSTRAR EL EFECTO ANALGESICO DE LA ACUPUNTURA EN EL MANEJO DE LA NEUROPATIA DIABETICA Y COMPARAR EL EFECTO EN LA REDUCCION DEL DOLOR Y DE LAS PARESTESIAS USANDO ZUSANLI E36, SANYINJIAO B6, XUEHAI B10, TAICHONG H3 COMO SELECCION ESTANDAR DE LOS ACUPUNTOS CONTRA LOS MISMOS PUNTOS MAS YUANYUE ...

  16. Analgesia epidural para el alivio del dolor después del reemplazo de cadera o de rodilla

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    Conclusiones de los autores: La analgesia epidural puede ser útil para el alivio del dolor postoperatorio después de reemplazos importantes de articulaciones de los miembros inferiores. Sin embargo, los efectos beneficiosos pueden estar limitados al período postoperatorio temprano (cuatro a seis horas. Una infusión epidural de anestésico local o una mezcla de anestésico-narcótico local puede ser mejor que un narcótico epidural solo. La magnitud del alivio del dolor se debe sopesar contra la frecuencia de eventos adversos. Las pruebas actuales no son suficientes para establecer conclusiones sobre la frecuencia de complicaciones poco frecuentes de la analgesia epidural, la morbilidad o mortalidad postoperatorias, los resultados funcionales o la duración de la estancia hospitalaria.

  17. 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...

  18. 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)

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. Dolor, calidad de vida y estado anímico relacionados con la salud de pacientes ancianos hospitalizados

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    Juan Máximo Molina Linde

    2013-01-01

    el cuestionario Perfil de Salud de Nottingham (PSN y la Escala Verbal Simple (EVS. Resultados. En general, se observó que, en la medida en que el dolor aumentaba, empeoraban las áreas de calidad de vida evaluadas con el PSN, así como los niveles de ansiedad y depresión. Conclusión. Ante el deterioro de la calidad de vida y su relación con las respuestas emocionales asociadas a ansiedad y depresión, conforme la intensidad del dolor, se deben realizar intervenciones de nivel primario y secundario que permitan el control del dolor, con el fin de reducir el impacto en la salud mental de los adultos mayores, a partir de estrategias integradas entre lo farmacológico y psicológico. Del mismo modo, se sugiere la creación de programas intrahospitalarios que incorporen terapias integrales que, a su vez, atiendan la dimensión emocional y afectiva de los pacientes ancianos hospitalizados, con el propósito de mejorar su calidad de vida.

  3. Síndrome de dolor miofacial de cabeza y cuello: II parte: caracterización gráfica

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    José Manuel Díaz Fernández¹

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de complementación de los aspectos clínicos del síndrome de dolor miofacial de la cabeza y el cuello (parte I, cuyo fundamento científico se basa en el diseño gráfico de figuras humanas en su porción craneocervicofacial, donde se esquematizan los puntos de transmisión de dolor "activo" o "latente" en el complejo muscular de ambas regiones, así como las áreas de referencia de dolores primario y secundario de la zona craneal y maxilofacial. Se describe la técnica de palpación apropiada para la identificación de estos puntos.A complementary study of the clinical aspects of head and neck myofacial pain syndrome (Part 1, was carried out; its scientific foundation is based on the graphical design of human figures in their cranio-cervico-facial portion, where the "active" or "latent" pain triggering points in the muscular complex of both regions were taken into schemes, as well as the reference areas of primary and secondary pain of the cranial and maxillofacial zones. The adequate palpation technique for the identification of these points, is described.

  4. Efectividad de la laserterapia en el tratamiento del dolor articular temporomandibular en pacientes atendidos en Amancio, 2012-2013

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    Carmen de los Milagros García Alguacil

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    Full Text Available La alta prevalencia de pacientes que acuden con trastornos temporomandibulares aquejados de dolor resultó ser la motivación para realizar este estudio descriptivo, en la clínica estomatológica del policlínico “Luis Aldana Palomino”, en el periodo comprendido de enero de 2012 a enero de 2013, con el propósito de determinar la efectividad de la laserterapia en el tratamiento del dolor articular temporomandibular. La muestra quedó conformada por 75 pacientes, atendidos en el servicio de prótesis de dicha institución. Se analizó la edad, sexo y efecto analgésico, el número de sesiones recibidas con esta terapia, así como la duración del efecto. Predominó el dolor en el grupo de 40 – 59 años y el sexo femenino fue el más afectado. A partir de la tercera sesión se comenzaron a remitir los síntomas en la mitad de los pacientes y en la mayoría el efecto analgésico se mantuvo por más de tres meses después de concluido el tratamiento. No se encontraron efectos adversos durante el tratamiento con el láser

  5. Dolor neuropático, clasificación y estrategias de manejo para médicos generales

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    Prof. DR. Correa-Illanes Gerardo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El Dolor Neuropático (DN se origina como consecuencia directa de una lesión o enfermedad que afecta al sistema somatosensorial, es un problema importante de Salud Pública y una condición común, crónica, debilitante que afecta a un número signifi cativo de pacientes. La presencia del DN es sugerida por la historia clínica y el examen físico, con una localización del dolor neuroanatómicamente lógica y evidencia de daño del sistema nervioso. Los médicos de atención primaria tienen un rol crucial en realizar el diagnóstico de DN posible, evitar los retrasos en el diagnóstico y proveer una apropiada evaluación, manejo y/o oportuna derivación al especialista para mejorar los resultados, reducir los costos humanos a los pacientes, aliviando el dolor y la discapacidad subsecuente, y costos económicos a la sociedad. Debemos por lo tanto educar a los médicos generales en la detección, el diagnóstico y el manejo inicial del DN.

  6. VACUUM THERAPY VERSUS ABDOMINAL EXERCISES ON ABDOMINAL OBESITY

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    Nevein Mohammed Mohammed Gharib

    2016-06-01

    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.

  7. Dolor y sufrimiento en el paciente con SIDA Pain and suffering of AIDS' patients

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    Martha Lucía Arroyave

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    Se analizan algunos aspectos relacionados con el dolor y el sufrimiento de los pacientes con SIDA, así como su manejo médico y ético; se explican, además, los componentes del cuidado paliativo, a saber: control de la sintomatología, manejo administrativo, atención domiciliaria, atención hospitalaria, acción del voluntariado, ayuda espiritual, manejo de la aflicción y aspectos educativos y evaluativos.

    Pain and suffering of AIDS' patients are analyzed including medical and ethical implications; the following aspects of palliative care are reviewed: control of symptoms, administrative handling of the problem, home and hospital care, volunteer help, spiritual needs, management of affliction, as well as educational and evaluative Issues related with AIDS.

  8. Vargas Jiménez, Dolores: Picasso: iconografías del baile.

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    José Jiménez Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Fue en el año 1967. Bajo el mecenazgo de una institución ya desaparecida, el Liceo de Málaga, se convocó la primera edición del «Premio Málaga de Investigación». Esta loable iniciativa tuvo una continuidad temporal ininterrumpida hasta 1999. Tras ocho años de silencio, y gracias al respaldo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Telmo y de la Academia Malagueña de Ciencias, y al patrocinio de la entidad Cajamar, este prestigioso premio fue de nuevo convocado. A ello se sumó en el año 2012 la decisión adoptada por la Diputación de Málaga de publicar los trabajos premia dos en las dos modalidades del referido premio: Humanidades y Ciencias. Los libros editados forman parte de la colección que lleva por título «Premios Málaga de Investigación». En la convocatoria del año 2013, el premio de la sección humanística recayó en el trabajo presentado por Dolores Vargas Jiménez, doctora en Historia del Arte, bajo el título de Picasso: iconografías del baile. Y siguiendo lo preestablecido, su obra fue editada por la entidad supramunicipal.

  9. 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.

  10. Descubriendo los sentimientos y comportamientos que experimenta el adulto mayor con dolor crónico benigno

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    Alejandra María Alvarado García

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir los comportamientos y sentimientos que experimentan los adultos mayores no institucionalizados frente al dolor crónico benigno. Métodos: Estudio cualitativo tipo teoría fundamentada a 25 adultos mayores con dolor crónico benigno residentes en las ciudades de Medellín y Bogotá. La técnica utilizada para recolectar la información fue la entrevista en profundidad. El análisis se hizo utilizando las herramientas de la teoría fundamentada bajo los lineamientos de Strauss y Corbin. Resultados: El estudio arrojó dos categorías principales, las cuales se nutren de códigos que dan muestra de los comportamientos y sentimientos percibidos por los adultos mayores. El adulto mayor decide expresar su comportamiento a través del llanto, la manipulación frente a los miembros de su familia, mientras que otros al contrario lo callan y esconden su dolor frente a la familia. Aparecen una serie de sentimientos y emociones como la angustia, la tristeza, el miedo, el estrés, la impotencia, la desesperanza y el aislamiento, los cuales dan cuenta de una nueva perspectiva que lleva a entender aún más cómo la experiencia del dolor crónico impacta en todas las dimensiones de los adultos mayores. Conclusiones: El estudio permitió describir los comportamientos y sentimientos de los adultos mayores no institucionalizados frente al dolor crónico benigno y a su experiencia con los servicios de salud. Esta mezcla de emociones sugiere un posterior agotamiento físico y mental en el adulto mayor despojándolo de toda su energía y arrastrándolo a experimentar emociones negativas que agudizarán sus síntomas y afectarán a otras funciones normales de su cuerpo.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  7. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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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  12. Recovery after abdominal wall reconstruction

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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...

  13. Could gastric histology be a useful marker for making decision on Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in patients with dyspepsia? É a histologia gástrica um marcador útil na decisão de erradicar o Helicobacter pylori nos pacientes com dispepsia?

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    tratamento da dispepsia funcional ainda é uma questão em aberto. Diferenças na distribuição geográfica, a ampla variabilidade genética e o fato de que a expressão clínica da infecção está fortemente relacionada com a virulência das cepas infectantes, são fatores que provavelmente guiam as controvérsias. OBJETIVO: Estudar a correlação entre histologia gástrica e sorologia para H. pylori em doentes com dispepsia. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo-transversal com 40 pacientes consecutivos com sintomas dispépticos (28 mulheres e 12 homens, média de idade de 48,5 anos e achado endoscópico de estômago normal, selecionados a partir da sala de endoscopia (Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE. entre março de 1998 e julho de 1999. Todos foram submetidos a biopsias gástricas e testes sorológicos (anti-Hp e anti-CagA. As biopsias foram analisadas pelos métodos de H-E e Giemsa e os achados de gastrite classificados de acordo com o Sistema Sydney atualizado. RESULTADOS: A histologia dos 40 pacientes revelou que cerca de ¼ apresentava gastrite moderada (25% ou severa (2,5%. Esse grupo também apresentava maior frequência de positividade anti-Hp (100% vs 41%; P = 0,0005 e anti-CagA (91% vs 58%; P = 0,09 quando comparado com os casos com histologia normal (27,5% ou gastrite leve (45%. CONCLUSÃO: Considerando que a endoscopia digestiva alta é parte da rotina de investigação da dispepsia funcional e que a sorologia anti-CagA não está disponível na prática clínica diária, através da histologia pode-se selecionar e aplicar terapia de erradicação do H. pylori apenas para os casos que muito provavelmente estão associados a cepas patogênicas de H. pylori (doentes com gastrite moderada ou severa - cerca de ¼ da presente amostra.

  14. Ectopic intra-abdominal fascioliasis

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    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 ...

  15. Abdominal ultrasonography, 2nd Ed

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    Goldberg, B.B.

    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

  16. 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

  17. Stratigraphy of Slick Rock district and vicinity, San Miguel and Dolores Counties, Colorado

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    Shawe, Daniel R.; Simmons, George C.; Archbold, Norbert L.

    1968-01-01

    The Slick Rock district covers about 570 square miles in western San Miguel and Dolores Counties, in southwestern Colorado. It is at the south edge of the salt-anticline region of southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah and of the Uravan mineral belt.Deposition of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in the district and vicinity was principally controlled by development of the Paradox Basin, and of Mesozoic rocks by development of a depositional basin farther west. The Paleozoic rocks generally are thickest at the northeast side of the Paradox Basin in a northwest- trending trough which seems to be a wide graben in Precambrian igneous and metamorphic basement rocks; Mesozoic rocks generally thicken westward and southwestward from the district.Sedimentary rocks rest on a Precambrian basement consisting of a variety of rocks, including granite and amphibolite. The surface of the Precambrian rocks is irregular and generally more than 2,000 feet below sea level and 7,000-11,000 feet below the ground surface. In the northern part of the district the Precambrian surface plunges abruptly northeastward into the trough occupying the northeast side of the Paradox Basin, and in the southern part it sags in a narrow northeasterly oriented trough. Deepening of both troughs, or crustal deformation in their vicinity, influenced sedimentation during much of late Paleozoic and Mesozoic time.The maximum total thickness of sedimentary rocks underlying the district is 13,000 feet, and prior to extensive erosion in the late Tertiary and the Quaternary it may have been as much as about 18,000 feet. The lower 5,000 feet or more of the sequence of sedimentary rocks consists of arenaceous strata of early Paleozoic age overlain by dominantly marine carbonate rocks and evaporite beds interbedded with lesser amounts of clastic sediments of late Paleozoic age. Overlying these rocks is about 4,500 feet of terrestrial clastic sediments, dominantly sandstone with lesser amounts of shale, mudstone

  18. 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.

  19. El encierro punitivo y la reactualización del dolor social

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo es producto de mi tesis de maestría en Salud Mental, donde abordo las representaciones sociales en torno a la institucionalización en el contexto penal juvenil. La metodología cualitativa permitió recuperar la perspectiva de los sujetos desde una mirada holística, descriptiva y analítica, mediante entrevistas a jóvenes que transitaron por instituciones de encierroy a informantes claves del campo jurídico, las ciencias sociales y la salud mental, y el análisis de noticias periodísticas. Para la construcción de datos se utilizó el método de comparación constante (Soneira, 2006. Se presentan algunos hallazgos en torno a las técnicas de gobierno institucional que, mediante la gestión de los cuerpos y la producción/administración de sufrimiento psíquico, reactualizan el dolor social (Scribano, 2007, 2009 incorporado en el cuerpo, originado en las condiciones estructurales de vida, por las falencias del Estado como garante de derechos y su fuerte presencia desde una vertiente punitiva. De esta manera, la institucionalización tiende a construir subjetividades precarias, configurándose en instrumento de reproducción del orden social establecido. Estos aportes invitan a pensar críticamente los sentidos y las prácticas que justifican el encierro con objetivos “socio-educativos”, pero encubren la finalidad histórica actual de control social sobre ciertos sectores juveniles, considerados peligrosos y productores del riesgo.

  20. Estimation of salt loads for the Dolores River in the Paradox Valley, Colorado, 1980–2015

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    Mast, M. Alisa

    2017-07-13

    Regression models that relate total dissolved solids (TDS) concentrations to specific conductance were used to estimate salt loads for two sites on the Dolores River in the Paradox Valley in western Colorado. The salt-load estimates will be used by the Bureau of Reclamation to evaluate salt loading to the river coming from the Paradox Valley and the effect of the Paradox Valley Unit (PVU), a project designed to reduce the salinity of the Colorado River. A second-order polynomial provided the best fit of the discrete data for both sites on the river. The largest bias occurred in samples with elevated sulfate concentrations (greater than 500 milligrams per liter), which were associated with short-duration runoff events in late summer and fall. Comparison of regression models from a period of time before operation began at the PVU and three periods after operation began suggests the relation between TDS and specific conductance has not changed over time. Net salt gain through the Paradox Valley was estimated as the TDS load at the downstream site minus the load at the upstream site. The mean annual salt gain was 137,900 tons per year prior to operation of the PVU (1980–1993) and 43,300 tons per year after the PVU began operation (1997–2015). The difference in annual salt gain in the river between the pre-PVU and post-PVU periods was 94,600 tons per year, which represents a nearly 70 percent reduction in salt loading to the river.

  1. Percepción farmacéutica del uso de analgésicos y su práctica en dolor leve-moderado. Encuesta DOLOR-OFF

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    Cristobal Arrebola

    2016-06-01

    Conclusiones: Se diferencian 3 grupos mayoritarios de usuarios de analgésicos según solicite el servicio de indicación, dispensación o se automedique. Se requiere una mayor formación de los farmacéuticos en protocolos de dolor individualizados a los perfiles de pacientes identificados y en criterios de derivación al médico, que permitan asegurar de manera sistemática la utilización correcta de analgésicos y la obtención de resultados clínicos positivos.

  2. 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)

  3. Fuerza muscular, flexibilidad y postura en la prevalencia de dolor lumbar de los tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia

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    Imma Caicedo Molina

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la relación entre la fuerza muscular, la flexibilidad y la postura con la prevalencia de dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio de tipo transversal bajo un modelo de regresión logística múltiple, enfocado en la medición de la fuerza muscular, la flexibilidad y la postura en tripulantes de helicópteros del Ejército Nacional de Colombia. Resultados. 108 tripulantes fueron evaluados, de quienes el 59,3 % presentó dolor lumbar. Se encontró que la fuerza de los músculos extensores de tronco constituyó un factor de protección (OR= 0,98. p0,05 y OR=1,04, p<0,05, Chi cuadrado 2,80 respectivamente. Conclusión. La fuerza muscular adecuada de los extensores de tronco constituye un factor protector frente al dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros. Sin embargo, es necesario desarrollar más investigaciones en esta población que permitan mayor comprensión de los factores relacionados con el dolor. Las variables intervinientes de contexto, junto con las variables fisiocinéticas, constituyen una red compleja de determinantes del dolor lumbar en los tripulantes de helicópteros.

  4. Validación del Cuestionario de Lugar de Control del Dolor en estudiantes argentinos con cefaleas recurrentes

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    Luciana Sofía Moretti

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Validar el Cuestionario de Lugar de Control del Dolor (CLCD en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios argentinos con cefaleas recurrentes. Método. Se empleó un muestreo no probabilístico intencional de 382 estudiantes universitarios de la ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina, que en los últimos seis meses habían sufrido de cefaleas. El 77.7% de la muestra fueron mujeres y el 22.3% varones, con una media de edad de 22.4 años (DE = 4.2. Se realizaron estudios para evaluar la estructura interna, consistencia interna y la validez externa del cuestionario. Resultados. El análisis factorial exploratorio mostró tres factores que explicaban un 39.79% de la varianza: (1 locus de control externo por profesionales de la salud, (2 locus de control externo por azar y (3 locus de control interno. Asimismo, los valores alfa de Cronbach para evaluar la consistencia interna de los factores resultaron óptimos (valores α comprendidos entre 0.80 y 0.86.Los análisis realizados para evaluar la validez externa del cuestionario, mediante el coeficiente de correlación de Pearson, revelaron que los factores locus de control externo por profesionales de la salud y los factores locus de control externo por azar correlacionaron positivamente con la intensidad del dolor (r = 0.15, p < 0.01; r = 0.23, p < 0.01, respectivamente, no obstante los valores obtenidos fueron bajos. Conclusión. Aunque presenta limitaciones en su validez externa, los estudios psicométricos realizados permiten concluir que el CLCD es un instrumento confiable y válido para evaluar locus de control en población universitaria argentina con dolor crónico ocasionado por cefaleas.

  5. Factores implicados en la regulación del desarrollo de las vías del dolor.

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    Valdés Sánchez, Teresa

    2015-01-01

    En el presente trabajo de tesis doctoral hemos querido investigar aspectos de la regulación de las neuronas sensoriales periféricas que participan en la detección del dolor y, para ello, hemos estudiado la contribución de la neurotrofina BDNF y de la metaloproteasa MT-5 al desarrollo y mantenimiento de esta población sensorial de indudable inetrés biomédico. Los aspectos más destacables de los hallazgos pueden resumirse en: 1) hemos identificado por primera vez la dependencia trófica postnata...

  6. Acupuntura, electroacupuntura, moxibustión y técnicas relacionadas en el tratamiento del dolor

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    R. Cobos Romana

    2013-01-01

    La acupuntura, un componente fundamental en la medicina china, tiene una historia de más de dos mil años, siendo desde entonces útil para mantener una buena salud y para el tratamiento de diversas enfermedades, especialmente el dolor. Según la teoría de la acupuntura clásica, existe una red de canales (los meridianos) en el cuerpo humano con puntos de acupuntura, situados sobre la piel y los tejidos más profundos. La punción en los puntos de acupuntura modula la fisiología del cuerpo a través...

  7. Acupuntura y electroacupuntura en el alivio del dolor de la osteoartrosis de la región lumbar

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    Boch Váldes, Fe; Rabí Martínez, María del Carmen; Hernández Arteaga, Manuel; García Jacomino, José C

    2001-01-01

    La osteoartrosis de la región lumbar es causa importante de dolor o incapacidad física. Las diferentes terapias usadas no siempre son eficaces, y los fármacos empleados no están exentos de reacciones indeseables. Su tratamiento ha experimentado una tendencia hacia la utilización de métodos más conservadores, incrementándose en los últimos años el uso de la acupuntura y la electroacupuntura. En este estudio comparamos la eficacia de ambas, pues en la literatura revisada existen criterios contr...

  8. Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Site Assessment: San Juan National Forest - Dolores Ranger District, Colorado

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    Kandt, Alicen J. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kiatreungwattana, Kosol [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2018-01-26

    This report summarizes the results from an energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy site assessment of the Dolores Ranger District in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. A team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted the assessment with United States Forest Service (USFS) personnel on August 16-17, 2016, as part of ongoing efforts by USFS to reduce energy and water use and implement renewable energy technologies. The assessment is approximately an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Level 2 audit and meets Energy Independence and Security Act requirements.

  9. Uso del láser terapéutico en el control del dolor en ortodoncia

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    Holmberg Peters, F.; Zaror Sánchez, C.; Fabres Suarez, R.; Sandoval Vidal, P.

    2011-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar si el láser de baja frecuencia (LLLT) es efectivo en disminuir la percepción del dolor posterior a la aplicación de separaciones molares para ortodoncia. Material y Método: Se realizó un ensayo clínico aleatorizado con enmascaramiento simple en 30 alumnos entre 16 y 20 años, a quienes se les aplicó separaciones elásticas entre los molares permanentes. Los voluntarios fueron designados en dos grupos: 15 pacientes en el grupo experimental quienes fueron tratados con LLLT (P...

  10. 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)

  11. Uso clínico de la realidad virtual para la distracción y reducción del dolor postoperatorio en pacientes adultos

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    Kattia Cabas Hoyos; Georgina Cárdenas López; José Gutiérrez Maldonado; Fernanda Ruiz Esquivel; Gonzalo Torres Villalobos

    2015-01-01

    El control del dolor es uno de los retos más importantes a los que se enfrentan los profesionales tratantes de los pacientes quirúrgicos y es un indicador tanto de buena práctica médica como de una atención de alta calidad. Adicional a las técnicas farmacológicas se han estudiado ampliamente otras técnicas y una de las que ha generado mayores efectos es la distracción del dolor. El presente estudio explora el uso clínico de la Realidad Virtual para la distracción y reducción del dolor en paci...

  12. 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)

  13. 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

  14. Abdominal wall hernia and pregnancy

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

    2015-01-01

    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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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.)

  17. El dolor de espalda como lesión deportiva en jóvenes de 10-12 años

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    Josep Vidal-Conti

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la incidencia de dolor de espalda en jóvenes de entre 10 y 12 años en función de si practican o no algún deporte, cuál practican, con qué frecuencia, y las posibles diferencias entre género. El estudio se llevó a cabo en 2270 escolares (1214 niños y 1056 niñas de 10-12 años de Mallorca. La muestra se obtuvo por conglomerados (centros escolares por muestreo intencional. El cuestionario y la metodología de recogida de datos fueron previamente validados mediante el método test-retest. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la existencia de dolor de espalda fue del 38.3% (34.5% en niños y 42.8% en niñas. Existe una relación significativa entre dolor de espalda y practicar deporte o no, en niños positiva y en niñas negativa, pudiendo ser explicado por las diferencias del tipo de deportes practicados según el género. Los mayores índices de incidencia de dolor de espalda aparecen entre los que practican voleibol, gimnasia deportiva y natación más de 4 horas semanales, y los que practican gimnasia rítmica. Este estudio sugiere, a partir de los resultados obtenidos, que el dolor de espalda es un mal que afecta de manera importante a la población juvenil, en especial al género femenino, y que el tipo de deporte practicado, así como su frecuencia, es determinante a la hora de definir si un deporte puede ser o no un factor de riesgo asociado al dolor de espalda.

  18. Relación entre el dolor lumbar y los movimientos realizados en postura sedente prolongada. Revisión de la literatura

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    Fernanda Maradei García

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La evidencia científica muestra que existe asociación entre dolor lumbar y postura sedente prolongada y que una de las poblaciones más propensa a esta enfermedad es la de conductores, con una alta prevalencia. De igual manera, los movimientos posturales en la silla son la respuesta natural del cuerpo debida a la incomodidad percibida por el dolor lumbar, pero esta difiere en función de la historia previa. Con base en esto se realizó una revisión de los estudios relacionados con el dolor lumbar y el movimiento en postura sedente prolongada, incluyendo la población de conductores, con el fin de comprender esta relación. Se recuperaron 6226 artículos, de los cuales 16 fueron publicados entre 1970 y 2010; estos proporcionaron la información necesaria para contestar la pregunta de revisión. Se pudo constatar que ninguno de los estudios fueron realizados en actividades de conducir y la mayoría involucró sujetos voluntarios sin considerar si la población era trabajadora. El movimiento con dolor lumbar en postura sedente prolongada solo se pudo explicar desde el rango de movimiento lumbar, debido a que solo se encontró un artículo con estas características. También se encontró que los sintomáticos se mueven más, pero que el dolor lumbar no disminuye en función del tiempo, es decir que conocemos muy poco acerca de la paradoja movimiento y dolor en postura sedente prolongada.

  19. Intervención educativa sobre actitud ante el dolor en pacientes geriátricos en prótesis

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    Berta Lidia Gutierrez Yut

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: las urgencias son aquellas afecciones que producen dolor y causan complicaciones que requieren de la atención inmediata del profesional en prótesis. Son conocidas las fracturas de los aparatos, úlceras por traumatismos, espasmos musculares por aparatos mal confeccionados, desencadenando trastornos a dientes, mucosa, músculos y dolor. Objetivo: determinar el nivel de información sobre el uso, cuidado y actitud ante el dolor provocado por las prótesis dentales. Material y método: se realizó un estudio de intervención comunitaria en los adultos mayores de 60 años, desde enero a octubre de 2010. El universo estuvo constituido por los individuos mayores de 60 años del Policlínico "Manuel Piti Fajardo" que asistieron a la unidad, 637 en total, y la muestra quedó constituida por 98 ancianos de ambos sexos. Se estudiaron como variables: el sexo, el nivel educacional, la necesidad de prótesis, tipo de prótesis, conocimiento sobre salud bucodental y actitud ante el dolor provocado por la prótesis. Resultados: al inicio del programa, el nivel de información sobre la educación para la salud en la mayoría de los ancianos y la higiene bucal fue deficiente. Al final resultó que el 63,3 % de los ancianos tuvieron una buena higiene bucal, sobre la actitud ante el dolor y la conducta el 95 % de los ancianos respondió correctamente, demostrando la adquisición de conocimientos después de aplicado el programa. Conclusiones: el programa generó un impacto positivo, y se logró un cambio de conducta de esta población ante el dolor provocado por el uso de aparatos protésicos.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Penetrating abdominal injuries: management controversies

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Efecto de la música sobre la ansiedad y el dolor en pacientes con ventilación mecánica

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    Sanjuán Naváis, M.; Via Clavero, G. (Gemma); Vázquez Guillamet, B.; Moreno Durán, A.M.; Martínez Estalella, Gemma

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    La capacidad de la música para aliviar la ansiedad o el dolor ha sido utilizada ampliamente a lo largo de la historia. Objetivo: Examinar los efectos de la música sobre la ansiedad y el dolor en pacientes con ventilación mecánica invasiva. Diseño: Un ensayo aleatorizado controlado con medidas repetidas. Material y método: estudio prospectivo experimental con distribución aleatoria, en un hospital universitario de tercer nivel, de enero de 2009 a junio de 2010. La muestra fue de 44 participant...

  8. Infrared thermography and shoulder pain in wheelchair users = Termografía infrarroja y dolor de hombro en usuarios de sillas de ruedas

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    Rossignoli Fernández, Isabel

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    Las personas que usan la silla de ruedas como su forma de movilidad prioritaria presentan una elevada incidencia (73%) de dolor de hombro debido al sobreuso y al movimiento repetitivo de la propulsión. Existen numerosos métodos de diagnóstico para la detección de las patologías del hombro, sin embargo la literatura reclama la necesidad de un test no invasivo y fiable, y sugiere la termografía como una técnica adecuada para evaluar el dolor articular. La termografía infrarroja (IRT) proporcion...

  9. Comportamiento del síndrome dolor disfunción de la articulación temporomandibular con tratamiento medicamentoso y láser

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    Lidice Esther Mesa Rodríguez; Maydelyn Ureña Espinosa; Yadira Rodríguez González; Nilvia Medero Rodríguez

    2015-01-01

    Los trastornos de la Articulación Temporomandibular son las causas más comunes del dolor facial después del dolor dental. Se realizó un estudio tipo longitudinal prospectivo en la consulta de Máxilo Facial del Hospital General Docente “Ernesto Guevara de la Serna”; en el período comprendido entre enero de 2011 y mayo de 2012, en la Provincia de Las Tunas; con el objetivo de determinar la efectividad del tratamiento conjunto de terapia de apoyo medicamentosa y láser, aplicadas a los pacientes ...

  10. Efectividad del láser de baja frecuencia en el tratamiento del dolor en pacientes con epicondilalgia lateral: un overview de revisiones sistemáticas

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    R.A. Aguilera Eguía; E.O. Zafra Santos; D.K. Rojas López; P.A. Saavedra Rozas; C. Cofre Bolados

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: la epicondilalgia lateral es una condición músculo-esquelética compleja, caracterizada por presentar dolor en la región del epicóndilo lateral del húmero. Objetivo: resumir la evidencia existente en revisiones sistemáticas Cochrane y no Cochrane, en relación a los efectos y beneficios del láser de baja potencia para el tratamiento del dolor en sujetos que presenten epicondilalgia lateral. Materiales y métodos: se realizó una búsqueda en el registro especializado Cochrane del gru...

  11. Características laborales y prevalencia de dolor músculo-esquelético en las fisioterapeutas de una unidad hospitalaria de Bucaramanga, 2006

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las características laborales y la prevalencia de dolor músculo-esquelético en las fisioterapeutas de una unidad hospitalaria de Bucaramanga. Métodos: Estudio transversal descriptivo realizado en una muestra de fisioterapeutas seleccionadas por conveniencia. Se aplicó una encuesta auto-administrada en el lugar de trabajo, compuesta por 19 preguntas relacionadas principalmente con el tiempo ejerciendo la profesión, el horario de trabajo, número y tipo de pacientes atendidos, condiciones del lugar de trabajo, actividades realizadas durante la jornada laboral, dolores músculo-esqueléticos a lo largo de la profesión, relación percibida entre el trabajo y los dolores músculo-esqueléticos que han presentado y la ejecución de ejercicio físico. Resultados: El 90,9% de las fisioterapeutas, manifestó haber presentado dolor músculo-esquelético alguna vez en el tiempo que lleva ejerciendo su actividad laboral. El 81.8% ha presentado dolor lumbar, seguido por el dolor cervical y de muñeca, ambos con el 45,5%. La mayoría llevaba más de 5 años laborando, por un tiempo mayor a 7 horas diarias, atendiendo en promedio 25 pacientes al día, con poco tiempo de descanso. Paralelamente, se encontró que el 81.8% de ellas no ejecutaba ningún tipo de ejercicio físico. Conclusiones: La mayoría de fisioterapeutas de este estudio refirió que los dolores músculo-esqueléticos eran derivados de su ejercicio profesional, esto es de gran importancia considerando que conocen a profundidad la relación existente entre biomecánica corporal, ergonomía y dolor músculo-esquelético y lo han evidenciado a partir de su experiencia. Se recomienda para futuras investigaciones, incluir un número mayor de fisioterapeutas de diferentes instituciones y de áreas especializadas.

  12. Tratamiento del dolor neuropático central; futuras terapias analgésicas: revisión sistemática

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    Introducción: el dolor neuropático central (DNC) es aquel causado por una lesión primaria o disfunción del sistema nervioso central que genera una patología incapacitante, difícil de reconocer y tratar. Las causas más frecuentes son accidente cerebrovascular (ACV), esclerosis múltiple y lesión medular traumática. Objetivos: realizar revisión sistemática de las principales causas de dolor neuropático central, presentar evidencia de la efectividad y tolerabilidad de las opciones terapéuticas ac...

  13. 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)

  14. 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

  15. 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 ...

  16. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  17. Dehydration related abdominal pain (drap)

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

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    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)

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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

  20. Children's (Pediatric) Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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    Solveig Nergård, MD

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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.

  4. Intertextual Sexual Politics: Illness and Desire in Enrique Gomez Carrillo's "Del amor", "del dolor y del vicio" and Aurora Caceres's "La rosa muerta"

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    LaGreca, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the intertextuality between Aurora Caceres's "La rosa muerta" (1914) and the novel "Del amor, del dolor y del vicio" (1898) by her ex-husband, Enrique Gomez Carrillo. Caceres strategically mentions Gomez Carrillo's novel in "La rosa muerta" to invite a reading of her work in dialogue with his. Both narratives follow the sexual…

  5. Relaciones entre variables sociodemográficas, incapacidad funcional, dolor y desesperanza aprendida en pacientes con diagnóstico de artritis reumatoide

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    Stefano Vinaccia

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio descriptivo transversal fue estudiar las relaciones entre variables sociodemográficas, incapacidad funcional, dolor y desesperanza aprendida en pacientes con artritis reumatoide. Se utilizó una muestra de 124 pacientes (110 mujeres y 14 hombres diagnosticados con artritis reumatoide según los criterios del American College of Rheumatology. Como instrumento de medida de la discapacidad funcional se utilizó el Activities of Daily Living (HAQ-ADL, para evaluar el dolor se aplicó el Pain Severity Scale MOS y para la desesperanza aprendida el Arthritis Helplessness Index (AHÍ. Los resultados indicaron que los factores sociodemográficos son mejores predictores de desesperanza que el dolor y la incapacidad funcional, hecho que presenta evidentes discrepancias con investigaciones que plantean lo contrario, es decir una fuerte relación entre incapacidad funcional, dolor y desesperanza. Probablemente estas diferencias dependan de factores culturales que diferencian claramente la sociedad norteamericana de la colombiana con respecto al rol, la forma de atención y al cuidado de los enfermos crónicos. Esto nos permite entender más coherentemente una enfermedad crónica multifactorial, como es la artritis reumatoide, mediante un modelo bio-psico-social-ambiental y cultural.

  6. Eficacia ante el dolor y la discapacidad cervical de un programa de fisioterapia individual frente a uno colectivo en la cervicalgia mecánica aguda y subaguda

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    Leonardo Gregorio Antúnez Sánchez

    2017-08-01

    Conclusiones: Los pacientes con cervicalgia mecánica en estado agudo o subagudo experimentan una mejora estadísticamente significativa del dolor y de la discapacidad cervical tras recibir ambas modalidades de tratamiento de fisioterapia empleadas en nuestro estudio, mostrándose la modalidad de tratamiento individual más eficaz que la colectiva.

  7. Prácticas narrativas, reconstrucción del yo y redes sociales: el caso de Instagram y el dolor crónico

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    Sendra Toset, Anna; Farré Coma, Jordi

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo principal de este estudio es analizar las prácticas narrativas de los pacientes con dolor crónico en Instagram

  8. Validación en Colombia del cuestionario de discapacidad de Oswestry en pacientes con dolor bajo de espalda

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    Alejandro Londoño Mesa

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: el Oswestry Disability Index (ODI es un instrumento para la evaluación de discapacidad en pacientes con dolor lumbar, que ha sido validado y adaptado culturalmente en más de 12 idiomas y ha demostrado una alta confiabilidad en sus medidas sicométricas por cual es útil en la aplicación clínica a estos pacientes. MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: la versión ODI 2,1 se tradujo al español y se adaptó culturalmente a la población colombiana en pacientes ambulatorios con dolor lumbar, de cualquier tiempo de evolución. Se aplicó en 111 pacientes, se probó la validez de constructo, de contenido y de criterio. RESULTADOS: participaron 111 pacientes: 67,6% eran mujeres; 97,3% residían en áreas urbanas; 63,1% eran de estrato socioeconómico bajo; 40,5% estaban en el rango de edad de 19 a 39 años. La validez de constructo comparando grupos extremos agudos y crónicos mostró una p = 0,409. La validez de criterio concurrente, comparando los resultados de la escala ODI con los de la escala de Roland Morris, por medio del Coeficiente de Correlación de Pearson fue de 0,75; la consistencia interna, con un alfa de Cronbach fue de 0,86. Presentó un alto nivel de fiabilidad interobservador con coeficientes de correlación intraclase de 0,94 e intraobservador de 0,95. DISCUSIÓN: el ODI-C es un instrumento útil y confiable para la evaluación y seguimiento de pacientes con dolor lumbar independientemente del tiempo de evolución, que permite evaluar cambios en el estado de salud y además puede utilizarse en trabajos de investigación.

  9. Impacto del dolor en la incapacidad laboral: metodología de valoración. Grados funcionales de limitación

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    José Manuel Vicente Pardo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El abordaje de la valoración del dolor como incapacitante laboral es extremadamente difícil por la necesidad de objetivar y dimensionar las limitaciones derivadas del dolor y por la necesidad de ponerlas en relación con las capacidades requeridas por el trabajo. Así mismo valorar la servidumbre terapéutica o el impacto que pueda ocasionar la analgesia en el desarrollo de su trabajo. Cuestión más complicada es diferenciar la exageración o el sobredimensionamiento clínico del paciente, y más aún el componente simulador. No se puede hablar de dolor en singular, pues existen múltiples tipos de dolores y además cada uno de ellos se manifiesta de forma diferente, dependiendo de las características y condiciones del proceso causal y del propio sujeto. Este trabajo pretende exponer una metodología de trabajo en la consulta evaluadora de la capacidad laboral, unas consideraciones respecto de la posible simulación del dolor, un protocolo de actuación y finalmente una gradación de las limitaciones que puedan servir de ayuda en el complejo cometido de valorar la incapacidad laboral del dolor como un componente añadido a las limitaciones funcionales derivadas de su causa. Material y método: Se han revisado hasta octubre de 2013 las siguientes bases de datos bibliográficas: SciELO, y PUBMED. Así como la Bibliografía y documentos de consulta citados en la misma. Conclusiones: Sólo una correcta metodología en el reconocimiento médico de la valoración de la capacidad laboral y una referencia directa a su gradación limitante puede llevarnos a un adecuado juicio clínico laboral que elimine en parte el componente subjetivo del dolor y concluya en la objetivación del daño resultante en su capacidad laboral y en las capacidades perdidas que puedan ser exigidas en el trabajo. Este trabajo aporta las consideraciones para aminorar los problemas en la toma de decisiones en valoración médica de la capacidad laboral y una mayor concreci

  10. La ética en la asistencia al paciente con dolor y sufrimiento Ethical and unethical situacions in the attention of patients with pain and suffering

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    Oscar Velásquez Acosta

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    Full Text Available Aliviar el dolor es un derecho del hombre y una obligación ética del personal de la salud. En la asistencia a pacientes que sufren dolor, independientemente del estado de evolución de la enfermedad, se pueden plantear las siguientes reflexiones: 1 No es ético dejar sufrir a alguien por ignorancia, temor, creencias erróneas o mala teología. 2 Es ético sedar al paciente cuando el dolor ha sido refractario al tratamiento recomendado. 3 No es ético instruir a las nuevas generaciones médicas en el tratamiento del dolor sólo desde el punto de vista estrictamente científico, desdeñando las dimensiones culturales, sociales, sicológicas y humanas; el médico debe afrontar el dolor total. 4 Es ético decir al paciente la verdad de su situación; así se reencuentra consigo mismo y toma decisiones acordes con su estado. La verdad hace transparente la relación médico-paciente, fomenta la creatividad y es fuente de alivio. 5 No es ético que las autoridades e instituciones pongan trabas para la consecución, distribución y entrega de las drogas necesarias para aliviar el dolor sobre todo los morfínicos. 6 No es ético que las casas productoras de drogas propicien las más costosas y no hagan lo posible por popularizar SUS productos. 7 No es ético abandonar al paciente que sufre dolor porque ya no ofrece ventajas para la medicina científica. Lo ético es aceptar, propiciar y administrar la terapia paliativa. 8 No es ético causar más dolor que el estrictamente necesario con el fin de corroborar diagnósticos o resultados investigativos. 9 No es ético engañar al paciente que sufre con la administración de placebos. 10 No es ético controlar, dominar ni medicalizar el sufrimiento, experiencia profundamente humana e individualizada. Es importante diferenciarlo del dolor que sí tiene aproximación y control farmacológicos. 11 No es ético dedicar la mayor parte de los recursos a la investigación de las enfermedades dejando de lado el

  11. 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

  12. Valoración de estrategias de afrontamiento, a nivel ambulatorio, del dolor crónico en personas con cáncer

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    Julián Andrés Barragán

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente el dolor es conocido como un síntoma desagradable que nace de la interacción de la persona con su entorno y consigo misma, y es responsabilidad del profesional de enfermería evaluarlo a fin de establecer acciones concretas para su atención. Objetivo: valorar las estrategias de afrontamiento del dolor crónico en personas con cáncer de forma multidimensional dentro de procesos físicos y emocionales. Materiales y métodos: estudio descriptivo transversal; se aplicó la versión en español del Cuestionario de Afrontamiento del Dolor Crónico (CAD a una muestra de 117 personas con cáncer de diversa etiología, mayores de 18 años y sin alteración del estado mental, entre junio y octubre del 2010, los datos se procesaron el SPSS; se realizó validez facial y conceptual para Colombia. Resultados: la aplicación del CAD permitió obtener puntuaciones de los factores que componen el cuestionario, así como la correlación con variables sociodemográficas; las personas utilizan estrategias adaptativas relacionadas con las categorías: esperanza (media de 5,1, autoinstruc- ciones (media de 4,33, distracción cognitiva (media de 4,9, es decir la confianza, la ayuda y la visión de un futuro sin dolor; se destacan como conductas desadaptativas la castrofización (media de 3,9 y fe y plegarias (media 5,23. Conclusiones: el estudio permitió valorar conductas de afrontamiento adaptativas al dolor crónico de las dimensiones propuestas; sin embargo, persisten conductas de tipo desa- daptativo al afrontamiento.

  13. La experiencia de sufrimiento en cuidadores principales de pacientes con dolor oncológico y no oncológico

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación es describir la experiencia de sufrimiento de los cuidadores informales de pacientes con dolor oncológico y no oncológico de tres instituciones de salud de Medellín. Es una investigación cualitativa de tipo fenomenológico. La muestra estuvo conformada por 16 cuidadores de pacientes con dolor oncológico y no oncológico. La información se recolectó a través de una entrevista semiestructurada y se cuantificó el nivel de sufrimiento por medio del termómetro emocional como complemento al enfoque cualitativo. Los datos obtenidos se analizaron por medio de categorías y perfiles previamente definidos, lo cual dio cuenta del significado, el nivel y los factores de sufrimiento más comunes en los cuidadores entrevistados. Los resultados evidenciaron que la mayoría de los cuidadores experimentaron altos niveles de sufrimiento. Reportaron sentimientos de tristeza y satisfacción contradictoriamente. En la esfera cognitiva, asociaron el sufrimiento con dolor y con el hacer bien su actividad; y en el área conductual, refirieron que el sufrimiento se relacionaba con la dificultad para el control de los síntomas físicos del paciente, y con el aplazamiento de actividades propias de su vida. En conclusión, el apoyo psicosocial recibido por los cuidadores no fue percibido como factor protector para la disminución del sufrimiento; el tipo de dolor estaba relacionado con la experiencia de sufrimiento y el rol de cuidadores, quienes en su mayoría eran mujeres cuidadoras de pacientes con dolor oncológico. Los cuidadores entrevistados estaban en riesgo de presentar Burnout debido a las múltiples demandas propias de su rol.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.).

  16. 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

  17. Defectos de la pared abdominal

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    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.

  18. Dolor crónico, corporalidad y clausura: percepciones y   experiencias sobre la migraña

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    Romina del Monaco

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza, desde una perspectiva socio‐antropológica, las percepciones y experiencias de personas con un tipo de dolor de cabeza crónico, que los profesionales de la salud y los pa‐ cientes denominan migraña. El trabajo de campo se llevó a cabo en un hospital público de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, donde se realizaron entrevistas a médicos neurólogos y personas con esta dolencia. Combinando la perspectiva fenomenológica con el interaccionismo simbólico propongo indagar cómo la percepción y las experiencias con el dolor influyen en la constitución de sí mismo, de la corporalidad y de las interacciones con los otros.   Asimismo, se observan algunas particularidades de la migraña que la diferencian de otras dolen‐ cias crónicas y que condicionan los modos en que los pacientes se relacionan con su entorno. En primer lugar, carece de condiciones fácticas de verificación y no tiene una etiología precisa ni un tratamiento eficaz. En segundo lugar, las personas entrevistadas decían que se tiende a vincular esta dolencia con excusas, mentiras y manipulación. A partir de esto surgen cuestiones que vin‐ culan el padecimiento con falta de legitimidad, angustia, aperturas y clausuras del yo que influ‐ yen en las relaciones consigo mismos y con los otros. 

  19. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento de la información ofrecida por las fuentes teóricas. El sitio en Internet Google fue empleado como fundamental motor de búsqueda y Lilacs, Hinari, Medline y PubMed fueron las bases de datos más revisadas. La clasificación del estado de inflamación pulpar, que atiende a eventos histopatológicos que no se pueden visualizar, resulta más difícil. Se podría lograr mayor precisión en un diagnóstico basado en el curso que sigue el dolor, de acuerdo a la magnitud del compromiso inflamatorio y apoyado en la rica semiología que se puede obtener si se sigue la trayectoria de las variables del estímulo nociceptivo. El incremento y profundización de los conocimientos en este campo contribuiyó significativamente a un mejor diagnóstico y tratamiento de los procesos inflamatorios pulpares.

  20. Migraña y (desencuentros: encierros y relaciones vinculares a partir de dolores de cabeza crónicos

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    Romina Del Monaco

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Basándose en las ciencias sociales, este texto explora y analiza la relación entre los relatos de quienes padecen dolores de cabeza crónicos categorizados como “migraña” y las personas de su entorno. Para lograr este propósito, el estudio conecta la noción de “(desencuentros” con las categorías de “yo” y “tú”. El trabajo de campo se realizó en un hospital público de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires donde se entrevistó a médicos neurólogos y a personas con migraña mientras que por fuera del hospital se entrevistó a vínculos cercanos (familiares, amigos. Estos dolores de cabeza plantean el tema del aislamiento como una cuestión central que los diferencia de otros padecimientos crónicos porque sus características discapacitantes modifican rotundamente la cotidianeidad. De este modo, a través del análisis de narrativas, es posible visualizar el problema y las particularidades de la relación entre “yo” y “otros” asociada a la separación y el encierro. Es decir, estas prácticas de alejamiento están atravesadas por experiencias de sufrimiento y desencuentro que involucran tanto a quienes tienen migraña como a sus vínculos cercanos.

  1. La Bioética y el dolor en odontología: una aproximación humanista

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    Jorge Oliva Te-kloot

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En la práctica clínica odontológica, los aspectos morales no pueden olvidarse, restarse a los valores puede resultar un ejercicio tan peligroso como carente de todo sentido. Comprender y hacerse parte de los fines inherentes al cuidado de la salud marca una dedicación más allá de la enfermedad y su tratamiento. Comprender en el paciente su vivencia, fragilidad y vulnerabilidad nos permitirá hacer todos nuestros esfuerzos hacia la búsqueda de su mejor bien, respetando sus intereses y calidad de vida sin abstraer nuestra mirada hacia su interioridad, siendo esta el fin último de nuestro quehacer. El dolor, por su parte, tan frecuente en la odontología, ya sea como síntoma, como temor o como vivencia, hace necesario una aproximación moral y valórica. El dolor representa mucho más que la dolencia, involucra en realidad un quiebre en la integralidad, la que no se logrará única y exclusivamente con la prescripción de fármacos, sino también con la íntima voluntad del profesional de restituir la vitalidad en el más amplio sentido de la palabra. Queremos una reflexión en un tema que nos parece de amplia trascendencia, pero que simultáneamente ha estado olvidado por el gran desarrollo tecnológico de nuestra profesión.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Análisis de los efectos de 12 semanas de entrenamiento en la zona Central Core, en jugadoras de voleibol gimnastas de rítmica y su influencia en el dolor de espalda lumbar

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    Esteban García, Paula

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    El dolor de espalda lumbar afecta entorno el 85-90% de la población, pudiendo también encontrarse como patología, en la población deportista. Se ha determinado, que deportes como la gimnasia rítmica y el voleibol, tienen como una de las lesiones con mayor incidencia, el dolor de espalda lumbar. Existe una gran tendencia en los últimos años, en la aplicación de programas de entrenamiento sobre la zona central CORE, en población con dolor crónico lumbar, encontrando reducciones en la intensidad...

  6. Efecto de la pregabalina sobre la expresión de Fos en el tronco del encéfalo y la médula espinal en dos modelos de dolor neuropático

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    Villanueva Pérez, Vicente Luis

    2012-01-01

    En las últimas décadas, se han producido avances muy significativos en la búsqueda y hallazgo de nuevas estrategias terapéuticas contra el dolor. Esto ha sido posible gracias, en gran medida, al mayor conocimiento de los mecanismos subyacentes al dolor. Particularmente sustanciales han sido los datos obtenidos acerca del sustrato anatómico de la transmisión dolorosa y de su modulación endógena. En base a estos datos de carácter anatómico se ha ido clasificando el dolor en diferentes tipos: el...

  7. 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.

  8. The importance of ultrasound findings in the study of anal pain Importancia de los hallazgos ecográficos en el dolor anal

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    A. M. Vieira

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: endoanal ultrasonography can detect organic causes of anal pain without pathology on physical examination. The aim of this study is to evaluate the importance of endoanal ultrasonography in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of idiopathic and functional anal pain. Material and methods: retrospective study, between 15 March 2005 and 15 June 2008, of all patients with proctalgia and normal examination or with alterations not responsible for anal pain at proctologic exam that have undergone an endoanal ultrasonography. Results: a total of 90 patients were analyzed, with a mean age of 50.5 years, 58% were female. Twenty-three patients had functional anal pain clinic criteria. Endoanal ultrasonography revealed alterations in 49% of patients. The primary findings were changes in sphincters in 14 patients, followed by anal sepsis in 12 patients, anal fissure in 10 patients, perirectal lesions in 6 patients and ulcer of the anal canal in 2 patients. Of the patients with sphincter defects, 5 patients had criteria of chronic anal pain. In this group of patients, no differences were found in manometric and defecographic results between the different ultrasound abnormalities. Conclusions: the endoanal ultrasonography detected occult organic lesions to proctologic examination, in half the patients with anal pain. Ultrasound abnormalities were found in 22% of patients with functional anal pain. However, there was no correlation between ultrasound findings and physiological studies, and therefore could not find etiological or pathogenic factors of functional anal pain.Objetivo: la ecografía endoanal puede detectar causas orgánicas en el dolor anal sin patología en la exploración física. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la importancia de la ecografía endoanal en el diagnóstico y en el abordaje terapéutico del dolor anal idiopática y funcional. Material y métodos: estudio retrospectivo realizado entre el 15 de marzo de 2005 y el

  9. Consenso sobre el abordaje diagnóstico y terapéutico del dolor y el estrés en el recién nacido

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    María de Lourdes Lemus-Varela

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    Full Text Available El dolor y estrés en el recién nacido (RN se ha tratado en forma insuficiente; los recién nacidos que ingresan a las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN, a menudo deben someterse a procedimientos invasivos, dolorosos y estresantes y el tratamiento inadecuado incrementa la morbimortalidad. El V Consenso Clínico de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatología convocó a 32 neonatólogos de Iberoamérica para establecer las recomendaciones sobre diagnóstico y terapéutica del dolor y estrés neonatal. Se desarrollaron temas de relevancia, utilizando la mejor evidencia científica disponible en bases de datos indizadas. Todos participaron en forma activa en una reunión presencial en Santiago de Chile para consensuar las recomendaciones y conclusiones. El dolor y el estrés neonatal afectan el neurodesarrollo y la conducta a largo plazo, requieren el diagnóstico oportuno, el manejo y la terapéutica adecuada, incluso con fármacos que permitan balancear la efectividad y toxicidad. El Consenso señala la importancia de evaluar el dolor en el RN en forma multidimensional y proporciona recomendaciones de las indicaciones y limitaciones para la terapia farmacológica individualizada. El uso de los analgésicos tiene indicaciones precisas y debe limitarse por la carencia de estudios aleatorizados en RN, ya que en todos los casos existen efectos adversos a considerar. Se proponen medidas no farmacológicas para mitigar el dolor. El manejo del estrés debe comenzar en la sala de partos e incluir el contacto materno, la reducción de estímulos, la implementación de protocolos de intervención reducida, entre otros. SIBEN propone las recomendaciones para mejorar las prácticas clínicas relacionadas con el dolor y el estrés neonatal.

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

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    Antoszewska, Magdalena

    2013-05-01

    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

  11. Abdominal manifestations of autoimmune disorders

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    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

  12. Mechanisms and management of functional abdominal pain

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    Farmer, Adam D; Aziz, Qasim

    2014-01-01

    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 sys...

  13. [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.

  14. 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....

  15. Abdominal migraine in childhood: a review

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    2014-08-01

    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

  16. 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.

  17. Abdominal ultrasound in AIDS patients

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

    1998-01-01

    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,

  18. Eficacia de dos métodos de intervención en fisioterapia aplicados en sujetos del ámbito socio-sanitario con dolor cervical inespecífico

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    Estudio experimental prospectivo, controlado y simple ciego en trabajadores del ámbito socio sanitario diagnosticados de dolor cervical inespecífico. El objetivo fue valorar la eficacia de dos tratamientos de fisioterapia (masoterapia y TENS / masoterapia y ejercicios de estiramientos) sobre las variables: grado de discapacidad, dolor percibido (Escala Visual Analógica y algometría), rango de movilidad articular y estado de salud así como determinar si existen diferencias en cuanto a los resu...

  19. ESTUDIO COMPARATIVO ENTRE DOS ESQUEMAS DE ACUPUNTURA ZUSANLI (E-36), SANYINJIAO (B-6), XUEHAI (B-10), TAICHONG (H-3) VS. MISMO ESQUEMA MAS QUANLIAO (ID-18) EN EL MANEJO DEL DOLOR Y LAS PARESTESIAS EN LA NEUROPATIA DIABETICA

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    VENEGAS CERVANTES, RAFAEL MELQUIADES

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    LA NEUROPATIA DIABETICA (ND), COMPLICACION FRECUENTE DE LOS PACIENTES DIABETICOS, SE CARACTERIZA PORQUE EXISTEN ALTERACIONES EN LA PERCEPCION SOMATOSENSITIVA Y A NIVEL CIRCULATORIO (DOLOR, DISESTESIAS, PARESIAS Y PARESTESIAS). EN ESTA INVESTIGACION SE ESTUDIA EL EFECTO DE LA ACUPUNTURA, TANTO EN EL DOLOR, COMO EN LAS ALTERACIONES SENSITIVAS. PARA LO ANTERIOR SE UTILIZARON ACUPUNTOS DE EMPLEO ORDINARIO PARA LA ENFERMEDAD, HACIENDO UN COMPARATIVO CON EL MISMO ESQUEMA DE ACUPUNTOS, MAS LA ...

  20. Prevalencia y factores asociados con el dolor de espalda y cuello en estudiantes universitarios Prevalence and factors associated with back pain and neck pain in university students

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    Aminta Stella Casas Sánchez

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    Full Text Available El dolor de espalda es un problema de salud pública dada su prevalencia a lo largo de la vida, los altos costos para los sistemas de salud y la afectación en la calidad de vida de las personas. La alta prevalencia en estudiantes universitarios (30-70%, se relaciona con limitación funcional en las actividades de la vida diaria. Los factores intrínsecos y extrínsecos tales como: la edad, género, práctica de actividad física y tiempo en el computador están asociados con el dolor de cuello y espalda. Los estudios revisados muestran asociación positiva y significativa entre edades superiores a 20 ó 21 años, con la probabilidad de presentar dolor lumbar. El género femenino, los años matriculados en la universidad y las horas/semana en el computador se asocian con dolor de espalda en varias localizaciones. Los resultados son controversiales para la asociación entre la práctica de la actividad física y el dolor de espalda. La práctica de algunos deportes, así como la suspensión de la actividad deportiva aumentan la probabilidad de presentar dolor lumbar. Adicionalmente, los factores psicológicos deben ser considerados para comprender el problema del dolor en cuello y espalda. En universitarios se han realizado pocos estudios sobre la asociación de la postura sedente con el dolor de espalda, pero para la población en general se han descrito los aspectos biomecánicos relacionados con la alineación corporal y la activación muscular; la postura y la presión intradiscal; así como los factores ergonómicos y contextuales que afectan la adopción y el mantenimiento del sentado. Salud UIS 2012; 44 (2:45-55The back pain is a public health problem due to lifetime prevalence that increases the health system costs and affect of the quality of life of people. In university students high prevalence rates between 30-70% is related to functional limitation in activities of daily living. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as age, gender

  1. Efectivitat de la teràpia craneosacral en el dolor lumbar crònic no específic: estudi experimental i aleatoritzat.

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    Grañó Martí, Sílvia

    2015-01-01

    Pregunta clínica: És més efectiu el tractament convencional del dolor crònic lumbar no específic en l'edat adulta si li afegim el tractament amb teràpia craneosacral? Objectiu: Valorar l'efectivitat de la teràpia craneosacral en persones en edat adulta amb dolor crònic lumbar no específic. Metodologia: Es realitzarà un estudi experimental a partir d'un assaig clínic aleatoritzat i amb un simple cec. Es durà a terme durant l'any 2016 i mitjans de 2017 a la població de Lleida. La mostra e...

  2. 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.

  3. Acupuntura y electroacupuntura en el alivio del dolor de la osteoartrosis de la región lumbar

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    Fe Boch Váldes

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available La osteoartrosis de la región lumbar es causa importante de dolor o incapacidad física. Las diferentes terapias usadas no siempre son eficaces, y los fármacos empleados no están exentos de reacciones indeseables. Su tratamiento ha experimentado una tendencia hacia la utilización de métodos más conservadores, incrementándose en los últimos años el uso de la acupuntura y la electroacupuntura. En este estudio comparamos la eficacia de ambas, pues en la literatura revisada existen criterios controvertidos acerca de la superioridad de uno u otro. Fueron estudiados 1 658 pacientes que acudieron a la Clínica del Dolor con este diagnóstico, a los que se indicó acupuntura o electroacupuntura, utilizando iguales puntos (meridianos de vejiga, vesícula biliar, puntos dolorosos y puntos extrameridianos correspondientes a la inervación segmentaria; solo varió el uso de estímulo eléctrico. Los pacientes fueron evaluados según escala análoga visual (EAV. Ambos métodos resultaron eficaces en nuestro estudio. La respuesta al tratamiento ocurrió en forma más rápida y efectiva en la electroacupuntura y no se produjeron reacciones adversas.Osteoarthritis in the lumbar region is a significant cause of pain or physical disability. The different therapies applied are not always effective and the drugs used may cause undesirable reactions. Its treatment has experienced a trend towards more conservative methods and the use of acupuncture and electroacupuncture has increased in recent years. In the present study, their effectiveness is compared, since in the reviewed literature there are controversial criteria about the superiority of one of them. A total of 1 658 patients who received attention at the Pain Clinic with this diagnosis were studied. Acupuncture or electroacupuncture were indicated by using the same points (bladder meridians, gall bladder, painful points and extrameridian points, corresponding to segmentary innervation. There was only

  4. Silvia Mistral, Constancia de la Mora y Dolores Martí: Relatos y memorias del exilio de 1939

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    Domínguez Prats, Pilar

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    Full Text Available This article discusses the autobiographical accounts of three Republican women from the first generation of Republican exiles, born between 1900 and 1910. The stories are those of Constancia de la Mora, Silvia Mistral and Dolores Martí, all written just following the Spanish Civil War, between 1939 and 1940, although for two of the authors this was the first stage of exile that finally took them on to Mexico. These accounts are examined within the framework of the socio-political context in which the authors lived during the first three decades of the twentieth century. The stories mix the personal and individual with the collective memory. The women harbour very contrary political views - communist and anarchist - within the Republican cause but the fact that they are women with a common plight helps to overcome these differences. The political nature of these narratives also provides a common theme, which forms a collective testimony in the Republican exile period.

    Este artículo analiza las narraciones autobiográficas de tres mujeres republicanas, pertenecientes a la primera generación del exilio (nacidas entre 1900 y 1910. Se trata de los relatos de Constancia de la Mora, Silvia Mistral y Dolores Martí. Todos ellos tienen en común la circunstancia de haberse escrito en Francia entre 1939 y 1940, aunque para dos de las autoras esta fue la primera etapa del exilio que las llevó definitivamente a México. El análisis de los relatos se enmarca en el contexto sociopolítico en el que vivieron sus autoras en las tres primeras décadas del siglo XX. Aparece en ellos el fruto de una memoria personal e individual, pero insertada en la memoria colectiva de su grupo de referencia, el colectivo exiliado. Las autoras representan tendencias políticas opuestas dentro del bando republicano: el comunismo y el anarquismo, aunque su condición femenina y las circunstancias comunes que atraviesan matizan esas diferencias en sus relatos. El car

  5. Estallido traumático de prótesis mamaria con migración masiva de silicona a pared abdominal

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    E. Guisantes

    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 39 años portadora de implantes mamarios de gel cohesivo de silicona, en plano subglandular, vía submamaria, por mamoplastia de aumento estético practicada 13 años antes. Acude a la consulta tras haber sufrido un traumatismo costal por precipitación accidental desde un puente de 3 metros de altura, presentando dolor, distorsión en la forma de la mama izquierda y endurecimiento con tumefacción de hemipared abdominal izquierda. La exploración radiológica mostró estallido extracapsular de la prótesis mamaria izquierda con migración de la silicona hacia el espacio subcutáneo abdominal, llegando a cresta ilíaca. Retiramos ambas prótesis con sus cápsulas y extirpamos toda la silicona migrada junto con la neocápsula fibrosa formada alrededor de la silicona en la pared abdominal, mediante una cuidadosa disección desde las incisiones submamarias previas.

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

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    Juvenal da Rocha Torres Neto

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    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

  7. Intervención educativa sobre actitud ante el dolor en pacientes geriátricos en prótesis

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    Berta Lidia Gutierrez Yu

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    Full Text Available Introducción: en prótesis se conocen como urgencias aquellas afecciones que producen dolor y causan complicaciones que requieren de la atención inmediata del profesional; son conocidas las fracturas de los aparatos, úlceras por traumatismos, espasmos musculares por aparatos mal confeccionados, y no que cumplen con los requisitos de biostática, desencadenando trastornos a dientes, mucosa, músculos. Objetivo: determinar el nivel de información sobre el uso, cuidado y actitud ante el dolor provocado por las prótesis dentales. Material y método: se realizó un estudio de intervención comunitaria en los adultos mayores de 60 años en Guane, desde enero a octubre de 2010. El universo lo conformaron los individuos mayores de 60 años pertenecientes al consejo popular Guane 1, 637 adultos en total. La muestra quedó constituida por 98 ancianos. Resultados: al inicio del programa, el nivel de información sobre la educación para la salud en la mayoría de los ancianos y la higiene bucal fue deficiente. Luego de aplicado el programa educativo resultó que el 63,3 % de los ancianos tuvieron una buena higiene bucal. En cuanto a la actitud ante el dolor y la conducta el 95 % de los ancianos respondió correctamente demostrando la adquisición de conocimientos. Conclusiones: el programa generó un impacto muy positivo y se logró un cambio de conducta de esta población ante el dolor provocado por el uso de aparatos protésicos.

  8. Un estudio del dolor en el marco de la conducta verbal: de las aportaciones de W. E. Fordyce a la Teoría del Marco Relacional (RFT

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    Olga Gutiérrez Martínez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio teórico se presenta una aproximación al análisis de los eventos privados en general y del dolor en particular desde una perspectiva funcionalcontextual bajo las aportaciones recientes de la conducta verbal, las relaciones arbitrarias entre eventos y la derivación de funciones psicológicas. Se hace una revisión de cómo los analistas de conducta han abordado el estudio del dolor como factor de control de otros comportamientos y, partiendo de la integración de estas aportaciones con los recientes avances del análisis de la conducta verbal, se propone la Teoría del Marco Relacional (RFT como formulación mejor articulada a la hora de ofrecer una explicación contextual del dolor. A raíz de la investigación en marcos relacionales y regulación verbal, se describe un novedoso planteamiento de los problemas clínicos de dolor como formas del trastorno de evitación experiencial (TEE que supone una aproximación a la psico(patología más parsimoniosa que la tradicional basada en la clasificación sindrómica. Además, son examinados los avances terapéuticos que se han derivado de esta concepción verbal-relacional de los problemas psicológicos, presentándose la terapia de aceptación y compromiso (ACT como un sistema terapéutico dirigido a alterar las clases de regulación verbal inefectivas y favorecer actuaciones ajustadas a los valores personales.

  9. Prevalencia de dolor lumbar en mujeres de 20 a 65 años con incotinencia urinaria en una consulta de ginecología en Madrid

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    Vera García, Emilia

    2015-01-01

    Tesis inédita presentada en la Universidad Europea de Madrid. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Programa de Doctorado en Fisioterapia Avanzada La incontinencia urinaria (IU) y el dolor lumbar (DL) son dos condiciones altamente prevalentes, con un gran impacto negativo en la calidad de vida, importantes repercusiones sobre la salud de los individual y sobre el sistema sanitario que representan un problema de salud a nivel mundial. Para ambas condiciones, incontinencia urinaria y DL, se ...

  10. Aplicación del modelo de Dorothea Orem ante un caso de una persona con dolor neoplásico

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    Miriam Paula Marcos Espino

    Full Text Available Desarrollo de un estudio del caso de una persona con dolor de tipo neoplásico a través de los pasos del proceso de Enfermería, basándonos para la valoración en el modelo de Dorothea Orem, relacionando los principales diagnósticos, criterios de resultados e intervenciones a desarrollar para aumentar la calidad de vida de la paciente en sus últimos meses de vida. Tras la valoración enfermera, se detecta un problema en el control y manejo del dolor que altera la calidad de vida de la paciente, así como la realización de las actividades de la vida diaria. Se pone en marcha un nuevo plan de terapia farmacológica controlada por la enfermera a través de un diario del dolor, así como el manejo de la analgesia. Conocer las desviaciones de la salud de nuestra paciente facilita el poder realizar las intervenciones y actividades acordes a dicha desviación, así como plantear nuevos objetivos en función de los avances o retrocesos que podremos conocer cuando evaluamos la ejecución de las intervenciones.

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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

  19. Non-pharmacologic measures for relief of pain Medidas no farmacológicas para el alivio del dolor

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available In this review the author discusses some aspects of non-pharmacologic therapies for relief of pain and suffering; both physical and psychological approaches are included; the former include heat and cold applicatio", exercises, neurostimulation and acupuncture; the latter are education, biofeedback, relaxation, musictherapy, hypnosis, thought sustitution, images and group and family therapy. Aiso discussed are spiritual assistance and humanized touch. The goal of these approaches is to obtain proximity with the suffering human being. El objetivo de esta revisión es discutir algunos aspectos de las terapias no farmacológicas para aliviar el dolor y el sufrimiento las cuales no han recibido la atención que merecen por parte del personal de la salud. Se incluyen elementos de la terapia física como el calor, el frío, el ejercicio, la neuroestimulación y la acupuntura; la terapia cognoscitiva y conductual con métodos como la educación, la retroalimentación, la relajación, la musicoterapia, la hipnosis, la distracción, la sustitución de pensamientos e imágenes y la terapia grupal y familiar. Se discuten aspectos de la asistencia espiritual y el tacto humanizado. Todo esto con el fin de lograr un acercamiento humanizado al hombre que sufre.

  20. Magnetoterapia para alivio del dolor por artrosis cervical Magnetotherapy for the pain relief due to cervical arthrosis

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    Martha María Niubó Elías

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles de 40 pacientes con artrosis cervical atendidos en el Servicio de Rehabilitación Integral del Hospital Provincial Docente "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" de Santiago de Cuba, desde agosto hasta diciembre del 2008, a fin de evaluar la efectividad de la magnetoterapia para aliviar el dolor.Los integrantes de la casuística fueron asignados a uno de 2 grupos: los tratados con campo magnético de baja frecuencia e intensidad, combinado con el tratamiento convencional (grupo de estudio y los que recibieron tratamiento convencional (grupo control. Los resultados obtenidos evidenciaron que la terapia combinada fue más efectiva, lo cual se logró con 10 sesiones de tratamiento.A case-control study was conducted in 40 patients with cervical arthrosis attended at the Service of Comprehensive Rehabilitation from "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Provincial Teaching Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, from August to December, 2008, with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the magnetotherapy to alleviate the pain. Patients of the case material were divided into 2 groups: those treated with low frequency and intensity magnetic field combined with conventional treatment (study group and those that received conventional treatment (control group. The obtained results showed that the combined therapy was more effective, which was achieved with 10 sessions of treatment.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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....

  8. La memoria del último exilio español en la escritura de tres mujeres: Victoria Kent, Dolores Ibárruri y Carmen Parga

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    Bettina Pacheco

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo realiza uma breve análise de três obras de testemunhos do exílio escritas por mulheres: Victoria Kent, destacada advogada socialista cromprometida com o governo da República Espanhola; Dolores Ibárruri, a mítica Pasionária; e Carmen Parga, republicana exilada na Rússia e México. As três dão sua visão, a sua maneira e através da escrita, sobre o drama vivido oferecendo sua concepção particular do exílio. Antes de entrar nas obras aludidas, examina-se brevemente as duas concepções sobre a dramática experiência do exilado que Cláudio Guillén reconheceu na escrita dos clássicos: Ovídio e Plutarco.Palavras-chave: Literatura comparada; literatura espanhola; Victoria Kent; Dolores Ibárruri; Carmen Parga; literatura latina; Ovídio; Plutarco; exílio.Resumen: Este artículo realiza um somero análisis de três obras testimoniales del exílio escritas por mujeres: Victoria Kent, destacada abogada socialista comprometida com el gobierno de la República Española; Dolores Ibárruri, la mítica Pasionaria; y Carmen Parga, republicana exiliada en Rusía y México. Las tres dan su visión, a su manera y a través de la escritura, sobre el drama vivido ofreciendo su concepción particular del exílio. Antes de entrar en las obras aludidas, se examina brevemente las dos concepiones sobre la dramática experiencia del exilado que Cláudio Guillén há reconocido em la escritura de dos clássicos: Ovídio y Plutarco.Palabras-clave: Literatura comparada; literatura española; Victoria Kent; Dolores Ibárruri; Carmen Parga; literatura latina; Ovídio; Plutarco; exílio.Keywords: Comparative literature; Spanish literature; Victoria Kent; Dolores Ibárruri; Carmen Parga; latin literature; Ovid; Plutarch; exile.

  9. Dolor en adultos mayores de 50 años: prevalencia y factores asociados Pain in the elderly: prevalence and associated factors

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    Abel Jesús Barragán-Berlanga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de dolor y los factores asociados en dos muestras de sujetos adultos: 50-64 años y mayores de 65 años. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizaron las variables de autorreporte de dolor, factores sociodemográficos, funcionalidad, salud, depresión y cognición del Estudio Nacional sobre Salud y Envejecimiento en México en su versión del año 2001 (ENASEM 2001. Se obtuvo la prevalencia de dolor autorreportado y se analizó la asociación con las demás variables por medio del análisis de regresión logística. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia es de 41.5%, más frecuente en mujeres (48.3% vs. 33.6%, con mayor prevalencia a mayor edad, y menor a mayor escolaridad. El dolor se asoció directamente con el reporte de artritis, enfermedad pulmonar, caídas, hipertensión, depresión, enfermedad vascular cerebral (EVC e historia de cáncer, así como con alteración en la funcionalidad. CONCLUSIONES: El dolor es un problema frecuente entre los adultos mayores mexicanos y se asocia con un gran número de patologías diversas.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and the factors associated with pain in the Mexican elderly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Persons ages 50 years or older answered the question: "Do you often suffer physical pain?" Prevalences were obtained, afterwhich multivariate analyses were conducted for the entire sample and for each age group to determine the associated factors. RESULTS: Pain prevalence was 41.5%, more frequent in women (48.3% vs. 33.6% and increased with age. There was a lower prevalence for persons with more education. Pain was directly associated with the report of arthritis, lung disease, falls, hypertension, depression, stroke, cancer history and problems with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. CONCLUSIONS: Pain is a common problem among elderly and is associated with some comorbidities.

  10. El dolor de espalda en la población catalana: prevalencia, características y conducta terapéutica

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    Bassols A.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El dolor de espalda es un motivo frecuente de asistencia sanitaria en los países occidentales. El presente estudio se dirigió a establecer la prevalencia del dolor de espalda en la población adulta de Cataluña, así como sus características, su vinculación a las variables sociodemográficas, la conducta terapéutica seguida y las consecuencias para quienes lo sufren. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo realizado en 1994 a partir de una muestra de 1.964 personas, representativa de la población mayor de 18 años y obtenida a partir del censo de 1991. Los datos se obtuvieron mediante una entrevista telefónica. Se determinó la prevalencia de dolor en general durante los últimos 6 meses. En aquellos entrevistados que refirieron haber sufrido dolor de espalda, se analizaron sus características, se investigó su relación con las variables sociodemográficas, y se determinaron las conductas terapéuticas empleadas para aliviarlo y las consecuencias personales, sociales y laborales. Resultados: El dolor de espalda presentó una elevada prevalencia (50,9%, apareció en todas las edades (media [DE], 47,6 [17] años, predominó en mujeres (60,7%, en trabajadores manuales (54,9% y en personas con menos años de escolarización (71,1%. Era de larga evolución (el 69,2%, más de 3 años, frecuente (el 49,7%, más de la mitad de días, de duración variable (el 27,3%, más de 1 semana e intensidad elevada (el 51,4%, intenso-insoportable. Las opciones terapéuticas más empleadas fueron la consulta médica (71,9%, terapias no convencionales (24,7%, fisioterapia (el 22,7%, sobre todo ejercicios físicos y electroterapia y automedicación (14,6%. En general, la duración y el grado de alivio obtenido con los diversos tratamientos fue variable. El dolor de espalda limitó la actividad habitual (36,7%, obligó a guardar cama (22,7%, generó baja laboral (17% y fue motivo de invalidez profesional (6,5%. Conclusiones: El dolor de espalda constituye una

  11. Manejo del dolor por el personal de enfermería en paciente pediátrico post-quirúrgico de apendicectomía

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El dolor es definido como una experiencia sensorial o emocional desagradable, asociada a daño real o potencial, es la experiencia humana más compleja y pese a la importancia de este síntoma es frecuentemente infravalorado. Objetivo: Describir como es el manejo del dolor que ofrece el personal de enfermería al paciente pediátrico postquirúrgico de apendicetomía Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo-transversal, exploratorio, con metodología cuantitativo, se utilizó un Instrumento semi-estructurado que se aplicó al personal de enfermeras que laboran en el área de pediatría en un hospital de segundo nivel en la ciudad de Durango, dicho instrumento consta de siete reactivos. Resultados: El 55% de la muestra solo utiliza la ministración de analgésicos como acción dependiente para manejar el dolor, mientras que el (45% además realiza otras intervenciones independientes como parte del cuidado de enfermería. Del 45% de las enfermeras que realizan otras intervenciones se obtuvieron los siguientes resultados: apoyo emocional (56%, cambio de posición (22%, manejo ambiental (11% y escala analgésica de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (11%.Discusión: En los resultados obtenidos no se reflejó de manera clara que entre mayor nivel académico más intervenciones propias de enfermería se realizarían para proporcionar alivio al dolor, para que este manejo sea más efectivo, algunos autores coinciden con nuestros resultados ya que a pesar de que se siguen algunas pautas para el manejo del dolor posquirúrgico, es necesario también cambiar de conductas. Conclusiones: Expuesto lo anterior se adjudica la necesidad de elaborar un modelo innovador en el cual las enfermeras en el servicio de pediatría apliquen intervenciones independientes propias de enfermería, con el objetivo de mejorar la calidad en la atención en el manejo del dolor en pacientes postquirúrgicos de

  12. Dynamic CT in the abdominal organ, 1

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    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)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.).

  19. 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.

  20. Aneurisma de aorta abdominal y fistula aorto-cava

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    Juan Jose Gonzalez Soler

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de 67 años de edad que acude al servicio de urgencias por dolor dorsolumbar intenso de 4 horas de evolu-ción. Se trata de un paciente con hipoacusia neurosensorial severa que dificulta la anamnesis. Se desconocen factores de riesgo cardiovascular por no constar seguimiento médico habitual.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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).

  6. 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) ...

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

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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. [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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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, ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. (Re conocer, diagnosticar y cuidar dolores que “no se ven”: narrativas encontradas sobre la migraña en Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Romina Del Monaco

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se investiga la forma en que se construye el diagnóstico biomédico de la migraña, los relatos de aquellos que padecen estos dolores de cabeza y de sus vínculos cercanos. A diferencia de otros padecimientos crónicos, la migraña es un dolor con un doble estatus. A pesar de que los saberes expertos legitiman y dan forma al diagnóstico (aunque se carece de una etiología clara y precisa, se observan explicaciones múltiples y fragmentarias acerca de los motivos que producen el malestar combinando aspectos biológicos con dimensiones sociales tales como los modos de vida de quienes padecen. Asimismo, las formas de cuidar y convivir con la dolencia están atravesadas por una serie de sentidos atribuidos socialmente al dolor que se asocian con las excusas y exageraciones. La perspectiva teórica-metodológica se inscribe en el dominio de la antropología de la salud, siguiendo los lineamientos de la investigación cualitativa y, específicamente, el análisis de las narrativas. El trabajo de campo consistió, en primer lugar, en la realización de entrevistas en profundidad y observación participante en un hospital público del Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, Argentina. En segundo lugar, a través de la técnica de bola de nieve, se realizaron entrevistas a otras personas que padecían migraña y vínculos próximos (parejas, familiares, conocidos por fuera de la institución.

  16. Prevalencia del dolor del aparato locomotor en trabajadores que manipulan carga en una empresa de servicios aeroportuarios y mensajería especializada en Cartagena (Colombia

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    Lilia Carmona Portocarrero

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y el comportamiento de dolor musculoesquelético en trabajadores que manipulan y levantan cargas de una empresa de servicios de mensajería especializada y servicios aeroportuarios mediante aplicación del Cuestionario Nórdico. Materiales y métodos: Se llevó a cabo un estudio descriptivo. Se aplicó el Cuestionario Nórdico a 74 hombres de 98 manipuladores de carga de una empresa de servicios aeropor- tuarios, sin límite en el tiempo de labor ni en la edad. Se evaluó las condiciones de trabajo para riesgo ergonómico. La información se analizó mediante el paquete estadístico SPSS versión 16.0®, y se obtuvo frecuencias simples para variables cualitativas, además de ob- tener medidas de tendencia central y dispersión en las variables cuantitativas. Resultados: Se encontró que la prevalencia de dolor musculoesquelético de la población objeto de estudio fue del 88 % (65 trabajadores; 42 trabajadores presentaron dolor en más de un segmento corporal y 23 solo en uno. La región lumbar tuvo la mayor prevalencia, con el 70 % (52 casos, seguida por muñecas/ manos, con el 30 % (22 casos, y cuello, con el 28 % (21 casos, en el mismo periodo. Conclusiones: Se recomienda, entre otros aspectos, generar medidas de control en el in- dividuo y en el ambiente de trabajo, como la capacitación activa y frecuente de los traba- jadores que están expuestos; además, la creación de herramientas que mejoren el sistema de manipulación de cargas y equipos de trabajo que disminuyan el esfuerzo físico. Palabras clave: Musculoesquelético, lesiones, salud laboral, trabajo.

  17. Reflexiones sobre el dolor: un análisis a partir de La forma que se despliega Reflections on Pain: an Analysis from La forma que se despliega

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    Lucía Laura M Galazzi

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    Full Text Available «Este artículo aborda la puesta en escena de La forma que se despliega (Veronese, 2003 y la conceptualización del dolor humano con medios artísticos o filosóficos. También examina, en su primer apartado, la mayor parte de la pieza teatral que refiere la experiencia del dolor y releva el papel que juegan las construcciones sociales de la naturaleza humana en la comunicación del mismo. La segunda parte aborda el final de la obra, que propone una reflexión meta-discursiva acerca de la posibilidad de escenificar el dolor, trasladando ese problema a la filosofía. Se presentan finalmente diferentes vías de resolución, para concluir proponiendo una conceptualización en los límites de lo pensable, que aspira a la construcción de interpretaciones que transforman y dan sentido a la experiencia.This article approaches the staging of La forma que se despliega (Veronese, 2003 and the conceptualization of human pain through artistic or philosophical means. On its first section, it also examines the content of the biggest fragment of the play which refers to the experience of pain and that reveals the role of social constructions in human nature when it communicates itself. The second part of this essay is based on the ending of the play which proposes a meta-discursive thought about the possibility of staging pain, transferring the problem to philosophy. Finally, different ways of resolutions are proposed in order to arrive to a conclusion by proposing a conceptualization inside the limits of what is thinkable, which aspires to the construction of interpretations that transform and give meaning to experience.

  18. 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.)

  19. 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.

  20. Ensayo clínico doble ciego, controlado para evaluar la efectividad analgésica de 100 microgramos de morfina intratecal en el control del dolor postoperatorio

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    Herrera Gómez, Pedro; García Ulloa, Adriana; Eslava Schmalbach, Javier

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    Antecedentes:La morfina intratecal constituye una excelente alternativa para el manejo del dolor post-operatorio, en cirugías con anestesia espinal. La efectividad analgésica post-operatoria de 100 µg de morfina, adicionados al anestésico local en anestesia espinal, ha sido estudiada en cirugías de cesárea, resección transuretral de próstata y reemplazos articulares. El propósito de este estudio es valorar la efectividad analgésica de 100 µg de morfina intratecal en adultos jóvenes, sometidos...

  1. Actualización en los tratamientos alternativos en el síndrome de dolor-disfunción craneomandibular

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    Brescó Salinas, Vicente Miguel; Méndez Blanco, Víctor Manuel; Vázquez Delgado, Eduardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    1997-01-01

    Realizamos una revisión bibliográfica sobre los diferentes tipos de tratamiento alternativo en aquellos casos en los que fracasa la terapia convencional en el síndrome de dolor-disfunción craneomandibular y en los cuales la cirugía no sea la terapia de elección; haciendo una clasificación actualizada de los mismos, siendo estos: terapia psíquica (terapia de relajación muscular y control y manejo del estrés), terapia física realizada por el propio paciente y asistida por un fisioterapeuta, ter...

  2. CALIDAD DE VIDA, SÍNTOMAS SOMÁTICOS Y DOLOR EN LA ENFERMEDAD RENAL CRÓNICA: INFLUENCIA DE FACTORES

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    PERALES MONTILLA, CARMEN MARÍA

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta Tesis fue valorar la interferencia que produce la Enfermedad Renal Crónica en el funcionamiento cotidiano del paciente en hemodiálisis. Para ello se han realizado cuatro estudios. Que valoran la Calidad de Vida Relacionada con la Salud (CVRS), la prevalencia de distintos tipos de síntomas somáticos y la sensibilidad al dolor. También se ha analizado la influencia de las variables psicológicas y sociales, sobre la CVRS y los síntomas somáticos. Asimismo, se ha com...

  3. Valoración del dolor en neonatos: propuesta de un modelo de registro en la unidad de neonatología del complejo hospitalario de Navarra

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    Preciado Erro, Amaia

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    En las unidades de cuidados intensivos de neonatología se expone a los pacientes a un número alto de procedimientos dolorosos que afectan al estado de consciencia y el estado fisiológico de los niños. Este trabajo de fin de grado tiene como objetivo la propuesta de un modelo de registro tanto de la valoración como del manejo del dolor en recién nacidos en la unidad de neonatología del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (B), que facilite la monitorización de este como un quinto signo vital m...

  4. Ileana Diéguez. 'Cuerpos sin duelo. Iconografía y teatralidad del dolor'. Córdoba (Arg.): Ediciones DocumentA/Escénicas, 2013.

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    Tatiana Bubnova

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    Cuerpos sin duelo. Iconografía y teatralidad del dolor es un libro estupendamente escrito y académicamente riguroso. Al mismo tiempo es un libro abominable. Lo es porque trata de una manera anatómica, al mismo tiempo que inquietante y reflexiva, aquello que todos sabemos que existe, pero no queremos enterarnos. La cuestión de la estética y del arte actual también es una línea magistral de este libro, problema que se replantea de una manera radical.

  5. •Antinocicepción opioide del extracto metanólico del Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus krukovii) en un modelo de dolor visceral en ratón.

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    Zimic C, Zimic C; Sánchez L, Sánchez L; Zapater L, Zapater L; Arias M, Arias M; Ulffe G, Ulffe G; Páucar R, Páucar R; Ibáñez V, Lucy; Castañeda C, Benjamín; Salinas I, Salinas I; Arrambide J, Arrambide J

    2006-01-01

    Evaluamos la acción antinociceptiva del extracto metanólico del Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus krukovii), al 20%, administrado por vía oral, en ratones albinos, machos, raza Webster Suizo obtenidos del Centro Nacional de Producción de Biológicos del Ministerio de Salud del Perú, utilizando un modelo de dolor visceral, mediante la administración de ácido acético al 2%, vía intraperitoneal, a la dosis de 0,05 ml/10g de peso. Observamos una disminución del 50% del número de contorsiones abdominales, en r...

  6. Dolor osteo-muscular y factores asociados en el personal de enfermería de un centro hospitalario de alta complejidad en Colombia

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    Sarmiento Ariza, Bibiana Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Antecedentes: Los trastornos musculo-esqueléticos son una de las primeras causas de ausentismo laboral y afectan con mayor frecuencia columna y miembros. El personal de enfermería está expuesto a riesgo biomecánico superior dado por la manipulación manual de pacientes. Estimar la magnitud de asociación entre dolor osteo-muscular y carga biomecánica por movilización de pacientes en personal de enfermería y, los factores que modifican tal efecto, es de gran importancia en el ámbito laboral en...

  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

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    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. [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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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...

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Imaging the Abdominal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

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    C. D. Gillespie

    2017-01-01

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Methods of patient warming during abdominal surgery.

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    Li Shao

    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.

  20. Diagnosis of abdominal abscesses with 67gallium

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

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    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

  1. 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)

  2. Postoperative abdominal complications after cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Dong Guohua

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    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.

  3. Dolor musculo - esquelético y factores ergonómicos del trabajo en recicladores de la margen izquierda del río Rímac - 2010

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    Valle Bayona, José Julio

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    Determina la prevalencia de dolor musculo - esquelético y asociación con nivel de riesgo ergonómico en los recicladores de residuos sólidos de la margen izquierda del río Rímac en el año 2010. Estudio observacional, transversal y con componente analítico, en 92 recicladores del total de la población objetivo. Se realiza observaciones con lista de chequeo PLIBEL y entrevistas con cuestionario nórdico de síntomas musculoesqueléticos, identificando las variables dolor, nivel de riesgo ergonómico...

  4. Eficacia de la imaginería motora graduada en el síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) o Síndrome de Sudeck. Revisión Bibliográfica

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    Vidal Santos, Luis

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    Introducción. El síndrome de dolor regional complejo (SDRC) constituye un trastorno neurológico en el que tras un evento nocivo previo, se produce una alteración del esquema corporal responsable de la aparición de un dolor ardiente, intenso e incapacitante. Su tratamiento constituye un gran reto para la ciencia, asentándose actualmente en la fisioterapia las mayores expectativas de futuro para la rehabilitación. Se ha decidido realizar este trabajo debido al poco conocimient...

  5. Consideraciones básicas para el manejo del dolor en odontopediatría en la práctica diaria del cirujano dentista general y su relación de interconsulta con el anestesiólogo

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    Argueta López, R.; Argueta García, R.; Berlín Gómez, A. M.

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    El dolor es un fenómeno complejo y multidimensional mediado por procesos psicoquímicos en el sistema nervioso periférico y central, cuya percepción puede modificarse considerablemente a través de una serie de mecanismos que incluyen, entre otros, fármacos, estímulos ambientales, procesos cognoscitivos y emocionales, así como condiciones sociales y culturales. La gran parte de los agentes farmacológicos que se utiliza en odontología tiene por objeto controlar la angustia y el dolor. En término...

  6. Efectos de un programa de ejercicio físico acuático sobre la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud en personas adultas sedentarias con dolor lumbar crónico.

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    Baena, Pedro Ángel

    2013-01-01

    El dolor lumbar crónico es aquél que se encuentra delimitado entre el reborde costal y la zona alta de los pliegues glúteos (zona lumbar baja), puede llegar a limitar significativamente las actividades cotidianas, producir discapacidad, deteriorar la calidad de vida y asociarse con altos costos económicos para el individuo y para la sociedad. El objetivo general de la presente memoria de Tesis es analizar el efecto de un programa de ejercicio físico acuático sobre el grado de dolor, capacidad...

  7. 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.

  8. Autocuidado, adherencia e incertidumbre: tratamientos biomédicos y experiencias de pacientes en el dolor crónico de la migraña

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    Romina Del Monaco

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este escrito se exploran y analizan, desde las ciencias sociales, algunas particularidades de los tratamientos para la migraña desde un enfoque relacional que articula los dichos de los profesionales con las experiencias y prácticas de los pacientes en los servicios de salud y en sus trayectorias de cuidado cotidianas con este dolor. Se realizó una investigación cualitativa a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas a médicos neurólogos y pacientes en un hospital público de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Se observan un conjunto de procesos por medio de los cuales la biomedicina delega en los pacientes parte de la responsabilidad del curso de su dolencia a través de una lógica de autocuidado. Los sujetos deben realizar numerosos cambios en sus modos de vida a fin de evitar la aparición de los dolores de cabeza. Sin embargo, al no existir certezas en torno a la eficacia de estas modificaciones, la cotidianidad se recubre de incertidumbre y de la exigencia de seguir pautas de cuidado cuyo cumplimiento es valorado no solo por los profesionales sino también socialmente.

  9. Oclusión y estrés en el síndrome dolor disfunción temporo-mandibular

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    María del Carmen García Cubillas

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de una paciente femenina de 35 años con síndrome dolor disfunción temporo-mandibular, cuyo motivo de consulta fue el dolor relacionado con el lado no habitual de masticación y de dormir. Los datos fueron tomados de su historia clínica inicial. El diagnóstico se realizó fundamentalmente por el método clínico. Para ello se hizo interrogatorio y el examen clínico de músculos, articulaciones temporo-mandibulares y oclusión. Se detectaron como posibles causas el estrés y una interferencia oclusal grosera. Se realizó un tratamiento múltiple: laserterapia, exodoncias, control de las interferencias oclusales, control de placa dentobacteriana e higiene bucal, charlas educativas y remisión al psicólogo. La paciente evolucionó favorablemente

  10. Descripción de las propiedades funcionales del sistema nociceptivo trigeminal en relación con el dolor pulpar

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    Andrés O Pérez Ruíz

    Full Text Available El sistema trigeminal nociceptivo es un componente del sistema sensorial somestésico que tiene la capacidad de discriminar cuatro variables básicas de los estímulos que provocan daño tisular, ellas son: cualidad, curso temporal, localización e intensidad. Las fibras A delta y C, vinculadas a la nocicepción están presentes en la pulpa dental. Se utilizan varias clasificaciones del dolor, atendiendo a diversos criterios: calidad de la sensación, velocidad de transmisión por las fibras, en relación con el lugar del cuerpo donde se exprese, y a la ubicación del nociceptor. La evolución de las condiciones pulpares se clasifican como: pulpitis reversible, pulpitis transicional, pulpitis irreversible y pulpa necrótica.Según su cualidad, el dolor pulpar puede ser punzante o continuo; atendiendo a su aparición, provocado o espontáneo; por su curso, intermitente o continuo; por su localización puede ser limitado a una región, irradiado y referido; y en relación con su intensidad se considera leve, moderado o severo. La capacidad del sistema sensorial nociceptivo en cuanto a discriminar la modalidad, curso temporal, localización e intensidad del estímulo, permite conocer las diferentes etapas de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar.

  11. Dolor cervical incoercible

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    Adrián F Narváez-Muñoz

    2014-03-01

    Astrocytomas are relatively common glial neoplasm of the central nervous system, but only a small percentage of them are located in the spinal cord, with a predilection for the cervical and dorsal regions. In most cases, extend longitudinally, affecting several cord segments. Pain is a frequent symptom of local character bone segments involving the tumor, associated with sensory deficit and / or motor. The following is the case of a 60 year old woman with cervical cord astrocytoma extended to the brainstem.

  12. Prevalência de dor crônica em adultos Prevalencia de dolor cronico en adultos Prevalence of chronic pain in adult workers

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    Maria Clara Giorio Dutra Kreling

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A dor crônica é um problema de saúde pública que acarreta prejuízos pessoais e sociais. Estudos epidemiológicos de dor crônica no Brasil e no resto do mundo são escassos, principalmente em se tratando de dores não específicas e em populações não vinculadas a serviços de saúde. Foram objetivos desse estudo: identificar a prevalência de dor crônica em adultos trabalhadores; analisar a prevalência de dor crônica conforme o sexo; e analisar a prevalência de dor conforme locais do corpo. Esta pesquisa foi realizada com uma amostra de 505 funcionários da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (Paraná, Brasil, considerando-se uma prevalência esperada de 50%, margem de erro de 4% na estimativa e nível de confiança de 95%. Estabeleceram-se como significativos os valores de pEl dolor crónico es un problema de salud pública que puede acarrear prejuicios personales y sociales. Estudios epidemiológicos del dolor crónico en Brasil y en el resto del mundo son escasos, máxime cuando se trata de los dolores no específicos y en poblaciones que no se vinculam a los servícios de salud. Esse estudio tuvo como objetivos: identificar la prevalencia del dolor crónico em adultos trabajadores; analizar la prevalencia del dolor conforme regiones del cuerpo. Esa investigación fue realizada con una muestra de 505 funcionarios de la Universidad Estadual de Londrina, considerándose una prevalencia esperada de 50%, margen de error de 4% em la estimativa y nivel de confianza de 95%. Se estableció como significativo los valores de pChronic pain is a public health problem which causes personal and social losses. There are few epidemiological studies of chronic pain in Brazil and elsewhere in the world, especially those dealing with non-specific pain, in general population. The objectives of this study were: to identify the prevalence of chronic pain in adult workers; to analyze the prevalence of chronic pain according to gender, and local of pain

  13. O convivio com a dor: um enfoque existencial El convivio con el dolor: un enfoque existencial Living with pain: an existential focus

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    Luciane Maximiliano Sanches

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available No cotidiano de um hospital, em meu sendo-enfermeira, cuidando de pacientes com dor, essa mostrou-se a mim para além de uma esfera biológica, inserindo-se em uma dimensão existencial. Deste conviver, algo me inquietou e senti necessidade de compreender essas pessoas em situação de dor passando a questionar: como a pessoa compreende a sua dor? Qual o significado de vivenciar situações dolorosas em sua cronicidade? . Na tentativa de encontrar um caminho para tal compreensão, busquei por algumas idéias da fenomenologia. Foram realizadas entrevistas individuais, fundamentada na questão norteadora: "Como vem sendo para o (a senhor (a o convívio com a dor? Conte-me sobre isto". Após análise, pude compreender que a dor é uma forma de estreitamento do horizonte de possibilidades, de transformações na existência. Não é somente o corpo físico que se encontra doente, mas a vida em suas várias dimensões ficam afetadas, fundamentalmente no que se refere ao mundo familiar, do trabalho e da auto-relação.En el cotidiano de un hospital, la actuación de la enfermera cuidando de pacientes con dolor, demuestra más que una esfera biológica, incluyendose en una dimensión existencial. A partir de este convivir, algo despertó a la autora que sentió la necesidad de comprender las personas en situación de dolor, cuestionando: como la persona comprende su dolor? Cuál es el significado de vivir situaciones dolorosas en su cronicidad? En la tentativa de encontrar un camino para esta comprensión, la autora buscó por algunas ideas de la fenomenologia. Fueron realizadas entrevistas individuales, fundamentadas en la cuestión norteadora: "Como es y ha sido su convivio con el dolor? Hable sobre esto. Después del análisis, la autora comprendió que el dolor es una forma de estrechamiento del horizonte de posibilidades, de transformaciones en la existencia. No es solamente el cuerpo físico que se encuentra enfermo, pero la vida en sus v

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.)

  20. [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.

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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.)

  4. 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)

    1999-06-01

    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.

  5. Laparoscopic surgery in children: abdominal wall complications

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    Vaccaro S.

    2017-06-01

    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 .

  6. [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...

  7. 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)

    2005-12-01

    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.)

  8. 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.

    1976-01-01

    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)

  9. 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

  10. 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.)

  11. Isolated jejunal perforation following blunt abdominal trauma

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    2012-09-01

    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

  12. 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...

  13. Aggressive malignant abdominal mesothelioma: Clinical report

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    Al-Hassan, Ahmad M.; Al-Saigh, Abdulrehman A.

    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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. [Postoperative unilateral acute glaucoma after abdominal surgery].

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    Hidalgo Grau, L A; Opisso Juliá, L L; Roqué Meseguer, A; Yuste Graupera, M; Suñol Sala, X

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    An early and correct diagnosis substantially improves the post-operative prognosis of acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG). A 90 year-old woman was operated on for a right colon tumour by laparotomy, under combined anaesthesia without any adverse events. Twelve hours after the operation, the patient described recurrent periorbital pain in her right eye, with ocular hyperaemia, blurred vision, and unresponsive mydriasis. A diagnosis of AACG was made, but although conservative treatment was started YAG laser iridotomies were required to reduce the intraocular pressure. In the AACG postoperative period, as well as with an eye with several predisposed local factors including genetic predisposition, female gender, hypermetropia, increased lens thickness and small corneal diameter, can be added a pupillary block induced by adrenergic and anticholinergic drugs used in anaesthetic procedures. An acute and intensive periorbital or ocular pain, with or without visual disturbance, must aware the doctor. A differential diagnosis with other postoperative ocular diseases and cranial pain causes must be done. Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  17. Iconografía del dolor, la enfermedad y la Muerte en la Cultura Precolombina de Tumaco. La Tolit

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    En todas las épocas y sociedades el arte ha representado en forma realista y/o abstracta multitud de temas del interés de los pueblos en donde ha florecido: religiosos y mágicos, personas, animales y paisajes; y muchos otros entre los que figuran los de la enfermedad, el dolor y la muerte. Los ha representado directamente o a través de metáforas, alegorías y/o asociaciones.

    Las representaciones artísticas con trazos sencillos o complejos han expresado con gran viveza en todas las culturas los mitos, las leyendas, las aspiraciones y las creencias religiosas.

    El arte ha sido un gran instrumento para recrear en la mente de los hombres sus preocupaciones fundamentales, sus imágenes básicas (1. El resume con simplemente una fórmula, un color, un dibujo, símbolos comunes a muchos pueblos –alas para entrar en contacto con seres superiores, fuego para castigo, agua para renacer, verde germinal, blanco de paz, negro de caos, etc.

    Nuestros pueblos aborígenes utilizaron en forma similar al resto de la humanidad, su arte, e igual, representaron hombres dolientes, hombres enfermos, hombres muertos y los asociaron a gestos, escenas y animales.

    El arte prehispánico colombiano presenta grandes diferencias según sus artífices hayan sido los habitantes de las cordilleras, de los valles interandinos, las planicies orientales, las selvas amazónicas o las costas ya sea por la textura de la cerámica, su forma, su color, su estilo o su tema.

    Existe en el arte prehispánico colombiano uno especialmente interesante, por su realismo y bella confección de formas, equiparable al del período clásico Maya mesoamericano, que es el de la cultura Tumaco – LaTolita (2.Esta fue una sociedad que floreció entre los años 500 antes y 200 después de Cristo en la franja costera del norte ecuatoriano y sur colombiano, como un desarrollo regional del período formativo ecuatoriano, existente desde hace más de 500años, en su

  18. El dolor en los neonatos: enfoque diagnóstico y terapéutico Pain in neonate infants: diagnostic and therapeutic approach

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    Full Text Available Los neonatos sufren innecesariamente dolor debido a lo complejo de la evaluación, la falta de entrenamiento de los profesionales, el temor a los efectos secundarios de las drogas y la clásica presunción que no lo sienten. Sin embargo, hoy día se infiere, por los indicadores del comportamiento y los fisiológicos, que el dolor está presente en ellos y debe prevenirse y tratarse para evitar el sufrimiento y los efectos nocivos debidos a los cambios fisiológicos, hormonales y biológicos que pueden “reprogramar” a largo plazo el desarrollo del sistema nervioso central. Los estudios realizados muestran que los niños no tratados debidamente para el dolor presentan dificultades en los procesos de aprendizaje, conducta, memoria, socialización, autorregulación y expresión de los sentimientos. El dolor se infiere por los parámetros de la conducta –llanto, expresión facial, respuestas motoras simples– y de la fisiología –cambios en las variables cardiorrespiratorias, sudoración palmar, liberación de catecolaminas. El tratamiento comprende, además de la asistencia humanizada, la buena técnica y los instrumentos más precisos, la terapia farmacológica con los antiinflamatorios no esteroideos, los opioides, los anestésicos locales y los adyuvantes, y la terapia no farmacológica como la postura adecuada, las caricias, el arrullo, las imágenes agradables, la música, la estimulación táctil y el movimiento. Los investigadores tratan de definir la eficacia de las terapias no farmacológicas y su funcionamiento biológico; los efectos clínicos de la terapia farmacológica y el desarrollo de métodos analgésicos no invasivos para la liberación de drogas como la utilización del Yag Láser para alcanzar rápidamente el efecto de los anestésicos locales; la iontoforesis que permite la transferencia a los tejidos de moléculas cargadas de droga bajo la influencia de la electricidad; el uso de pequeños instrumentos como el

  19. Avaliação da dor em neonatologia Evaluación del dolor en neonatología Pain evaluation in neonatology

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    Yerkes Pereira e Silva

    2007-10-01

    ém-nascidos.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El estudio del dolor ha avanzado mucho en las últimas décadas haciendo con que la evaluación y la intervención sean una preocupación creciente entre los profesionales de la salud. El objetivo de la evaluación del dolor debe ser el de proporcionar datos precisos para determinar cuáles acciones deben ser toma de las para aliviarlo o eliminarlo y la mismo tiempo, evaluar la eficacia de esas acciones. La finalidad de esta revisión fue discutir los métodos utilizados en la evaluación del dolor en neonatología, cuando las estrategias de tratamiento utiliza de las sin una evaluación sistemática del dolor no son eficaces o adecua de las. CONTENIDO: No existe ninguna técnica ampliamente aceptada y fácilmente ejecutable y uniforme para la evaluación del dolor en niños, especialmente en los recién nacidos y lactantes que pueda ser utilizada en todas las situaciones. Antes de confiar en la exactitud de los datos de Evaluación, se hace necesario que los profesionales de la salud se sientan seguros con los instrumentos usados en la recolección del esos datos. Varios indicadores pueden ser usados en la evaluación, cuantificación y calificación del estímulo doloroso, y cuando se analizan en conjunto, permiten el desglose entre el dolor y los estímulos no dolorosos. Aunque sea deseable la estandarización objetiva para la medición de la intensidad del dolor, tal medida no existe todavía. La medición ene sea franja etaria es hecha por medio de parámetros fisiológicos (frecuencia cardíaca, frecuencia respiratoria, presión arterial, etc y comportamentales (expresión facial, postura y vocalización o verbalización, utilizando escalas de evaluación, cada una con sus ventajas y limitaciones. CONCLUSIONES: La actual atención para mejores métodos de medida y evaluación del dolor aportó para aumentar la sensibilidad de los profesionales de salud con relación a la naturaleza de las experiencias dolorosas. El dolor debe ser entendido como la

  20. Physical activity and abdominal obesity in youth.

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    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.

  1. 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...

  2. Clinical application of PET in abdominal cancers

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    Choi, Chang Woon

    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

  3. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Chronic Constipation

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    Helene Flageole

    2011-01-01

    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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Connective tissue alteration in abdominal wall hernia

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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  7. Natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysm

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

    1993-01-01

    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...

  8. 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.

  9. CT features of abdominal plasma cell neoplasms

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    Monill, J.; Pernas, J.; Montserrat, E.; Perez, C.; Clavero, J.; Martinez-Noguera, A.; Guerrero, R.; Torrubia, S.

    2005-01-01

    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.)

  10. 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.

  11. [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.

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. [Approaching a child with chronic abdominal pain

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    2003-01-01

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Creación de una clínica de dolor pélvico crónico en el Instituto Materno Infantil: Experiencia de cuatro años

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    Pio Iván Gómez Sánchez

    1995-01-01

    Apareció frecuentemente en los antecedentes los datos de aborto provocado, esterilización quirúrgica y abuso sexual. Se concluye que la interferencia de factores sociales, biológicos, culturales y psicógenos en la patogenia del dolor crónico, hace que amerite ser estudiado por un equipo multidisciplinario.

  20. Evaluación de la infiltración con bupivacaína en el manejo del dolor postsafenectomía en pacientes sometidos a cirugía de revascularización coronaria

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    Manuel Luque Oliveros

    2018-01-01

    Conclusiones: Los pacientes que fueron infiltrados con 50 mg de bupivacaína extendida por la herida quirúrgica postsafenectomía presentaron menor intensidad de dolor del miembro inferior seleccionado, tanto en reposo como en movimiento durante el postoperatorio, en comparación con los que no se les infiltró nada.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1986-01-01

    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)

  3. 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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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....

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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 ...

  14. Eficacia del diclofenaco tópico vs. nepafenaco tópico en la reducción del dolor durante la fotocoagulación panretiniana

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    Hernández-Camarena, Julio C.; Valdez-García, Jorge E.; Rodríguez-García, Alejandro

    2016-01-01

    Propósito: Comparar la eficacia del diclofenaco tópico 0.1% vs. nepafenaco tópico en reducir el dolor asociado a la fotocoagulación panretiniana con láser argón. Material y métodos: Ensayo clínico aleatorizado doble enmascarado, 132 pacientes (183 ojos) con diagnóstico de retinopatía diabética proliferativa tratados con fotocoagulación panretiniana. Aleatorización en 2 grupos: diclofenaco y nepafenaco tópicos. Se aplicaron 2 dosis de los analgésicos tópicos previas a la fotocoagulación pan...

  15. 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.

  16. La experiencia de estudiantes de enfermería ante el dolor infligido en la práctica clínica

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    María Henao Castaño

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir el significado de la experiencia de infligir dolor de los enfermeros en formación matriculados en el Programa de Enfermería de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad del Tolima (Colombia. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó una investigación con enfoque fenomenológico durante el semestre académico A 2012 (comprendido entre enero a junio. En la muestra participaron de forma voluntaria, luego de conocer la naturaleza y propósitos del estudio, 14 estudiantes, cuyas edades oscilaron entre 17 y 23 años. Se les aplicó una entrevista en profundidad de forma individual. Resultados: La experiencia expresada por los estudiantes permitió identificar dos categorías: las vivencias y las estrategias de afrontamiento ante la situación. Conclusión: La experiencia de causar dolor vivida por el enfermero novato difiere de la del enfermero experto según el estudio realizado por Madjar. La investigación demostró la necesidad de incluir en el currículo del Programa de Enfermería actividades que fomenten el desarrollo de estrategias de afrontamiento a partir de la aplicación de metodologías que le permitan al docente identificar las respuestas humanas del estudiante ante situaciones de estrés. Así como el estudiante interpreta los códigos de comunicación no verbal del otro, el sujeto de cuidado también descubre en su cuidador ese cúmulo de emociones, sentimientos, temores, y hasta logra interpretar en algunos casos el nivel de conocimiento que aflora durante su encuentro.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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

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    Валерий Иванович Подолужный

    2018-03-01

    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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

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    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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.)

  11. 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)

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.)