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Feezor Robert J - - 2007
With the US Food and Drug Administration approval of the TAG thoracic device, more thoracic pathologies are being treated using endovascular techniques. Although endovascular abdominal and thoracic aortic repairs have some apparent similarities, there are substantive anatomic, pathologic, and technical differences that could impact perioperative outcomes. The purpose of this ...
Zeck Willibald - - 2007
AIMS: To analyze diagnosis and treatment of four advanced abdominal pregnancies in a low-resource setting of a developing country. METHODS: Extrauterine pregnancies occurring between 1997 and 2003 were identified from hospital records of the Mikumi Health Center in Tanzania/East Africa. RESULTS: A total of 45 extrauterine pregnancies were diagnosed four ...
Shojai R - - 2007
We present a case of simultaneous abdominal and intrauterine pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer diagnosed during the second trimester. The patient had a recent history of hysteroscopic metroplasty due to in utero exposition to diethylstilboestrol. The pregnancy was managed conservatively with a favorable outcome for the mother ...
Weintraub Adi Y - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcome of pregnancies in women suffering blunt abdominal trauma, which preceded birth. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed comparing patients who did and did not suffer blunt abdominal trauma preceding birth. Deliveries occurred during the years 1988-2002 in a ...
Stein Marjorie W - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define the sonographic characteristics of the vaginal cuff and cervical remnant after hysterectomy and to establish normal measurements of each after each type of surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-one women who had undergone hysterectomy (mean age, 51 years; range, 31-80 ...
Watson William J - - 2006
The purpose of our investigation was to determine the association between flank pain and maternal hydronephrosis during pregnancy. Eighty-one gravidas were evaluated longitudinally with renal ultrasound in each trimester and postpartum. Each was asked about symptoms of flank pain, and then a renal ultrasound was performed. We defined hydronephrosis as ...
Nick A M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine in fetuses with gastroschisis the association between intra-abdominal bowel dilation in the second trimester and neonatal bowel atresia. METHODS: We reviewed ultrasound and medical records of fetuses with gastroschisis from January 1998 to August 2004. Fetuses with intra-abdominal bowel dilation in the second trimester were identified and ...
Redlich Anke - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Intestinal obstruction in pregnancy is rare. Symptoms are often unspecific and a high level of suspicion is essential for early diagnosis. Fetal and maternal mortality rates are higher during pregnancy due to delay in diagnosis. CASE: A 31-year-old primigravida with a history of abdominal surgery was admitted because of ...
Penney D - - 2006
A 34-year-old woman presented at 19 weeks in her third pregnancy with abdominal pain and hyperemesis. This was her third admission during the pregnancy for similar complaints. A few days after admission an exacerbation in her pain was noted, in particular on eating or lying down, and a firm and ...
Daponte Alexandros - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A term delivery after concurrent appendectomy and salpingectomy at 6 weeks in an appendicitis coexisting with a heterotopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is reported. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: The patient presented with severe low abdominal pain at 6 weeks of pregnancy after IVF and had explorative ...
Ahmed Ahmed R - - 2006
We report the rare case of a pregnant woman who had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 8 months previously, and now presented with subacute small bowel obstruction secondary to internal herniation of some of the proximal Roux limb into the lesser sac through the transverse mesocolon rent, which was widely spread ...
Magloire Lissa K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Burkitt's lymphoma is a rapidly growing and, if untreated, rapidly fatal tumor derived from B-lymphocytes. The occurrence of Burkitt's lymphoma during pregnancy is rare. CASE: A patient with Burkitt's lymphoma presented at 12 weeks of gestation with abdominal and tooth pain. An 11 x 11 x 15 cm mass ...
Hashimoto Kazumasa - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous rupture of uterine surface varicose veins is rare but may become a serious complication of pregnancy. CASE: A 40-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 0-0-1-0, presented with worsening generalized abdominal pain after occasional nausea, vomiting and diarrhea over the previous 2 days. After a 4-hour observation period, sudden onset ...
Wax Joseph R - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Cavernous transformation of the portal vein, associated with varices and thrombocytopenia, rarely complicates pregnancy. CASE: A 20-year-old primigravida with cavernous transformation of the portal vein underwent wireless video esophageal capsule endoscopy at 28 weeks of gestation, which ruled out esophageal and gastric varices and the need for prophylactic sclerotherapy. ...
Inamasu Joji - - 2006
Hemangioma is one of the most common benign tumors of the spine, and it remains silent in the vast majority of the subjects afflicted. Pregnancy is a known risk factor for symptomatic conversion of the previously dormant vertebral hemangiomas. However, the occurrence is rare with only 24 cases reported in ...
Choobun Thanapan - - 2006
Two cases of spontaneous hemoperitoneum caused by ruptured uterine vessels plexus during the second and third trimester of pregnancy were reported. All presented with acute abdominal pain. Emergency exploratory laparotomy and suture-ligation were performed One case had a recurrent intra-abdominal bleeding. The outcomes were good. One infant had complications from ...
Granath Aina B - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of a land-based, physical exercise program versus water aerobics on low back or pelvic pain and sick leave during pregnancy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Three antenatal care centers. PARTICIPANTS: 390 healthy pregnant women. INTERVENTIONS: A land-based physical exercise program or water aerobic once ...
Wraight William M - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Two systems exist for describing fingers and phalanges: Naming and Numbering. This can cause confusion for clinicians. We compared the two systems to see if one was better understood. METHODS: Thirty-eight clinicians were asked a questionnaire to identify 11 terms on hand outline drawings. RESULTS: Naming was better understood ...
Ali C Rubina - - 2006
Omental pregnancy is an uncommon form of abdominal pregnancy; it has never been previously reported after IVF. A 35-year-old patient underwent IVF for tubal factor infertility. The treatment cycle was uneventful, but 3 weeks following embryo transfer the patient was diagnosed with a right tubal ectopic pregnancy on ultrasound. A ...
Afolabi B B - - 2006
A case is presented of a spontaneously conceived heterotopic pregnancy in a 38-year-old Haemoglobin SS woman, with intrauterine foetal demise and survival of the extra-uterine pregnancy, which was an abdominal pregnancy. The diagnosis was not made until delivery. This report should create the awareness of the possibility of abdominal or ...
Schroeppel Thomas J - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic pregnancy is the rare coexistence of intrauterine and extrauterine gestation. The incidence may be as high as 1 in 3,889 pregnancies. The diagnosis is difficult to make, but an important one to consider in the presence of acute abdominal pain, hemorrhagic shock, and intrauterine pregnancy. METHODS: Case report. ...
Rao Radha S - - 2006
A 36-year-old manual worker presented in her second pregnancy at 34 weeks of gestation with an unusual bulge of her abdomen. The lower abdominal bulge turned out to be her gravid uterus herniated through an anterior abdominal wall incisional hernia which is a rare but serious obstetric situation with complications ...
Chaichian Shahla - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) during pregnancy is a rare event with catastrophic consequences. This report presents a case of SAA associated with portal hypertension that ruptured during pregnancy with maternal survival. CASE: A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 31 weeks of gestation presented to the Emergency ...
Khudyak Victoria - - 2006
Achalasia is a motor disorder of the esophageal smooth muscle in which the lower esophageal sphincter does not relax normally with swallowing, and the esophageal body undergoes nonperistaltic contractions. The underlying abnormality is the loss of intramural neurons. Achalasia affects men and women of all ages. Dysphagia, chest pain, and ...
Gamble Kendra - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Pubic symphysis osteomyelitis during the antepartum period of pregnancy is rare. CASE: We report a patient in the third trimester who presented with pubic pain, low-grade fever, and altered gait. She was found to have a retropubic abscess at the time of cesarean delivery. Radiologic imaging showed findings consistent ...
Kalu Emmanuel - - 2006
Intestinal obstruction in pregnancy is rare and difficult to diagnose. Common causes of gestational intestinal obstruction include adhesions, volvulus, intussuscetion, carcinoma, hernia and appendicitis [3]. Abdominal pain is a common feature, but the displacement of abdominal organs as pregnancy progresses results in atypical location of the pain and hence delay ...
Mogren Ingrid M - - 2006
Low back pain and pelvic pain (LBPP) is common during pregnancy and up to 40% of women still have symptoms half a year after delivery. The aim of the study was to investigate determinants and the prevalence of persistent LBPP after pregnancy in a Swedish cohort. In a previous study ...
Ko Cynthia - - 2006
BACKGROUND: A 34-year-old Hispanic woman at 34 weeks' gestation presented with upper-abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting of 1 day's duration. She had no active medical problems and had undergone two prior Caesarean sections. Laboratory tests revealed elevated serum amylase and lipase levels. Ultrasonography demonstrated gallbladder sludge without gallstones, gallbladder wall ...
Vullings R - - 2006
Fetal monitoring during pregnancy is important to support medical decision making. The fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) is a valuable signal to diagnose fetal well-being. Non-invasive recording of the fECG is performed by positioning electrodes on the maternal abdomen. The signal-to-noise ratio of these recordings is relatively low and the main undesired ...
van de Pol G - - 2006
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, every second woman will experience some degree of back or pelvic pain. While several validated instruments to assess back pain exist for the general population, these are not suitable for application in a pregnant population and have not been validated for this purpose. A pregnant population not ...
El-Nafaty A U - - 2005
We report a case of combined intrauterine and tubal pregnancy in a 32 year old para. The patient presented at the Gynaecological emergency unit, with lower abdominal pain, and vaginal bleeding. A pelvic scan confirmed an intrauterine pregnancy. While being managed as a case of threatened abortion, her condition deteriorated ...
Roberts Rae V - - 2005
In a world bewildered by spectacular advances in imaging technology, the early detection of an abdominal pregnancy should be a feasible objective. A case of an advanced abdominal pregnancy is presented. Although the pregnancy was the result of in vitro fertilisation technology, the diagnosis was not suspected until 35 weeks ...
Kinoshita Toshihiko - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Defining regional fat distribution is of importance because of regional variation in adipocyte metabolism. In order to investigate whether maternal body fat distribution changes during pregnancy we measured the abdominal maternal fat thickness. METHODS: A longitudinal study of the thickness of the preperitoneal fat layer (P) and subcutaneous fat ...
Ayinde, O A; Department ...
Fourteen cases of abdominal pregnancy managed at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, over a ten-year period (January 1994 to December 2003) were reviewed. The incidence ratio of abdominal pregnancy was one in 654 deliveries. It accounted for 4.3% of ectopic pregnancies. Age range was 20 to 43 years; 63.4% ...
Mens Jan M A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Many patients with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain experience relief of pain when using a pelvic belt, which makes its use a common part of the therapy, but there is no in vivo proof of the mechanical effect of the application of a pelvic belt. METHODS: The influence of a ...
Martinez Francis - - 2005
PURPOSE: Colonoscopy is believed to be inadequate in 4 to 24 percent of procedures. Barium enema often is utilized to complete the examination. In radiology literature, a successful barium enema in this setting requires only that the cecum has been reached. In this study, completion barium enema was assessed for ...
Brennand Sarah - - 2005
We report a case of lichen striatus in a 37-year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy. She presented at 35 weeks of pregnancy with a 6-week history of a pruritic rash on the left side of her abdomen. Examination revealed an erythematous papular eruption arranged in a linear fashion ...
Childs Alex J - - 2005
Heterotopic pregnancy has been traditionally considered a rare event; however, with the use of assisted reproductive technology, the incidence of heterotopic pregnancies is increasing. Diagnosing a heterotopic pregnancy can be challenging. This report describes a 30-year-old female at 11 weeks' gestation with an intrauterine twin pregnancy after gonadotropin stimulation and ...
Spiff A I - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Ruptured heterotopic pregnancy as a cause of acute abdomen is not commonly seen. The aim of this case report is to stress the importance of sonographic examination of the pelvic region in all symptomatic patients in the first trimester of pregnancy. METHOD: The case report of a 23-year-old female ...
Ross Amy E - - 2005
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a recurrent giant cell tumor (GCT) of the lumbar spine during pregnancy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: GCT is a locally aggressive tumor that primarily occurs in young female adults. These tumors rarely present in the spine, recur locally, and may be ...
Shaver Susan M - - 2005
Care of the obstetric patient undergoing nonobstetric surgery can be challenging. Approximately 1 in 500 pregnancies is complicated by a nonobstetric surgical condition. To adequately care for the mother and fetus, the nurse must know the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, and make an aggressive attempt to maintain those ...
Ikechebelu J I - - 2005
A 37 year old multiparous woman at 37th week gestation presented with an undiagnosed abdominal pregnancy and acute abdomen following forceful reduction of an associated utero-vaginal prolapse. She had an urgent laparotomy with delivery of a live female baby lying in the left broad ligament. The baby weighed 2.6 kg ...
Bastiaanssen Janneke M - - 2005
The growing interest in pregnancy-related low back and/or pelvic girdle pain has invoked research projects to this subject. Although it seems a modern syndrome, historical articles show that pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) was already known centuries ago. The purpose of the present article is to provide a summary review ...
Umezurike Chisara C - - 2005
Heterotopic pregnancy, although rare, is occurring more frequently because of an increase in genital infection and the escalating use of new reproductive technologies in infertility patients. The case of a 30-year-old para 2 + 1 prophetess is presented. She had a spontaneous vaginal delivery at term. Persistent abdominal pain and ...
Lamina M A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is a common mode of management of intrauterine fetal deaths, and the process usually involves ripening of the cervix by traditional methods of intracervical Foley's catheter insertion or the use of prostaglandin preparations intravaginally. Such methods are usually very effective independently. The objective of this case ...
Ayinde O A - - 2005
Fourteen cases of abdominal pregnancy managed at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, over a ten-year period (January 1994 to December 2003) were reviewed. The incidence ratio of abdominal pregnancy was one in 654 deliveries. It accounted for 4.3% of ectopic pregnancies. Age range was 20 to 43 years; 63.4% ...
Kitade Mari - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of simultaneous splenic and tubal pregnancy following in vitro fertilization. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 37-year-old woman who had undergone in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer for unexplained infertility at another clinic. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopy and laparotomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Serum concentration of ...
Brownlea Sandra - - 2005
AIM: To examine the impact of a 'next day' outpatient clinic, the Early Pregnancy Problem Service, on patients presenting to the Emergency Department with pain or bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. This clinic was established in June 1996. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving patients presenting to ...
Pool-Goudzwaard Annelies L - - 2005
To assess the occurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in pregnancy- related low back and pelvic pain (PLBP) patients, a cross-sectional study was performed, comprising 77 subjects. Each subject underwent physical assessment, and filled in the Urogenital Distress Inventory completed with gynaecological questions. Differences in the presence of PFD between ...
Abdul, M.A.
A 35 year old Gravida 10 Para 8+1 (7 alive) presented with three months amenorrhoea and acute onset of abdominal pain with vomiting and constipation. Clinical and sonological evaluations were supportive of an intussusception occurring in a first trimester twin pregnancy. She was resuscitated and had ileal resection with end ...
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