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Charles Anthony - - 2005
Small bowel obstruction is an unusual complication of pregnancy. Its occurrence after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for morbid obesity complicated by pregnancy is rare. Morbid obesity describes body weight at least 100 lb over the ideal weight, or a body mass index (BMI) > or = 40. Surgery offers the ...
Bobadilla L Rosa A - - 2005
1. Vascular resistance and sensitivity to circulating pressor and vasoconstrictor substances are blunted during pregnancy. This has been attributed mainly to an increased production of endothelium-derived mediators. The aim of the present study was to determine whether pregnancy changes the relative participation of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandins (PG) in ...
Lee Cheng-Chun - - 2005
The term "fetus-in-fetu" refers to a monozygotic, diamniotic twin that is incorporated into the body of another sibling early in embryonic development. A fetus in fetu is a differentiated mass that, in contrast to a teratoma, has a discrete spinal column and well developed internal organs. Most cases of fetus-in-fetu ...
Cetinkaya Mehmet B - - 2005
In this abdominal pregnancy, the dead fetus was delivered through an abdominal incision at the 36th gestational week. The placenta invaded the small intestine and the omentum was left in situ. The placental degeneration was monitored using serial serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin values. In certain periods, the follow up of ...
Cooper Natalie Paloma - - 2005
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women, occurring in approximately 20% to 30% of women of reproductive age. They are therefore common in pregnancy. The true incidence of fibroids during pregnancy is, however, unknown, but reported rates vary from as low as 0.1% of all pregnancies to ...
Bastiaanssen Janneke M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Absence of knowledge of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) has prompted the start of a large cohort study in the Netherlands. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and incidence of PPGP, to identify risk factors involved in the onset and to determine the prognosis of ...
Sierra R J - - 2005
We surveyed 343 young women with 420 total hip arthroplasties (THAs) regarding pregnancy and childbirth after THA. The mean age at surgery was 35 years (18 to 45). The mean length of follow-up after the initial arthroplasty was 16 years (6 to 27). Of these 343 women, 47 (13.7%) had ...
Reiser Raoul F RF - - 2005
Posture has been linked to low back pain and other ailments. While heeled shoes have been investigated, the effect of floor slope and load carriage on posture has received little attention. Therefore, the goal of this investigation was to assess these factors. Twenty-one men and 22 women (all healthy) of ...
Smith William T - - 2005
A case of pregnancy in a 27-year-old woman on peritoneal dialysis is presented. The case report is a detailed description of her course including changes in her peritoneal dialysis regimen and the use of continuous cycling to maximize dialysis adequacy while addressing the patient's recurrent abdominal pain and fullness. Also ...
Singla Sham Lal - - 2005
Intestinal volvulus is not an uncommon cause of obstruction in pregnancy. Diagnosis is often delayed due to poor knowledge of the condition and a hesitation to use abdominal X-rays in a pregnant patient. Here, two cases of caecal volvulus in pregnancy are reported. Proper diagnosis and early treatment of the ...
Mazal P R - - 2005
The term internal neurolysis means removal of fibrotic tissue inside a nerve trunk. Unfortunately the term was used for procedures with complete isolation of fascicles with all consequences like damage of links between the fascicle and impairment of blood supply. The conclusion based on some negative experiences that all surgery ...
Kilicdag Esra Bulgan - - 2004
Cystic masses of the umbilical cord have been detected in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy in association with fetal abdominal wall defects and chromosomal anomalies. We present a case of an umbilical cord pseudocyst diagnosed using routine ultrasound at the 20 weeks of gestation. Serial sonography followed the ...
Hoshina K - - 2004
AIM: Clinical evidence indicates that hemodynamic conditions such as peripheral vascular occlusive disease (PVOD) influence abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 406 operated cases of AAA at our institute over the last 15 years, and compared 39 patients with PVOD to those without, to examine hemodynamic effects ...
Macdonald D J M - - 2004
Small bowel obstruction in pregnancy is unusual. It is a difficult diagnosis to make, as vomiting and abdominal distension are commonly associated with pregnancy, and x-rays are avoided if possible. We present a case of small bowel obstruction caused by uterine fibroid degeneration in a 37 year old with a ...
M. A. Abdul, L. ...
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 ...
Polignano R - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to compare the healing of venous leg ulcers after management with either a new compression stocking (SurePress Comfort, ConvaTec) or a standard short-stretch bandage system (Comprilan, BSN Medical GmbH & Co). Secondary parameters included healing rate, ease of application and removal, comfort during wear, local ...
Hauspy J - - 2004
The authors report the case of a 28-year old pregnant woman with abdominal pain and contractions at 37 weeks of gestation. After labour and delivery, abdominal pain persisted and laparoscopy was performed. A bowel obstruction was diagnosed and surgically corrected. The authors discuss the clinical and therapeutic consequences of bowel ...
Wang You-Li - - 2004
AIM: To observe effects of ACOL on fibrinogen (FIB), fibrin degrading products (FDP) and changes of FIB and FDP concentration in rabbits with intro-abdominal exudates during 7 d after major abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups: ACOL group, the control group, DCT group ...
Wu W H - - 2004
Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain has puzzled medicine for a long time. The present systematic review focuses on terminology, clinical presentation, and prevalence. Numerous terms are used, as if they indicated one and the same entity. We propose "pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPP)", and "pregnancy-related low back pain (PLBP)", present evidence that ...
Segura Gil Pablo - - 2004
Abdominal pregnancy is defined as the implantation and development of a fertilized ovum or a embryo in the peritoneal cavity. Although this has been reported in several species, it is considered as a low incidence process. It is classified as a primary abdominal pregnancy, if there is no evidence of ...
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(1) Gastroschisis is a severe defect in the closure of the abdominal wall in newborns. The incidence seems to be increasing. (2) Three case-control studies have examined pseudoephedrine exposure among mothers of children born with gastroschisis. The evidence is weak but consistent. In two studies, pseudoephedrine exposure was associated with ...
Rudloff Udo - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic Meckel's diverticulum is a rare entity in pregnancy. The clinical presentation is variable and preoperative diagnosis is hampered by the various anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy that can obscure serious underlying intra-abdominal pathology. CASE REPORT: We report a 14-year-old who presented at 32 weeks' gestation with worsening ...
Neri Isabella - - 2004
To evaluate the efficacy of a polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution (PEG-4000) in pregnant women affected by constipation, 40 consecutive pregnant women from 6 to 38 weeks' gestation were enrolled in this preliminary study. Constipation was defined as spontaneous evacuation less than four times a week or the presence of symptoms ...
Amakiri, Charles NT; Department ...
OBJECTIVE: This case is presented to highlight this preventable and treatable cause of early neonatal death. METHOD: An early neonatal death due to liver rupture caused by maternal abdominal manipulation and massage is presented. RESULTS: An apparently healthy baby girl was born to a 26 years old primigravida who came ...
Wu Wenhua - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of pregnancy on the coordination of transverse pelvic and thoracic rotations during gait. DESIGN: Gait of healthy pregnant women and nulligravidae was studied during treadmill walking at predetermined velocities ranging from 0.17 to 1.72 m/s. BACKGROUND: pelvis-thorax coordination during walking is altered in women with ...
Hsieh Hsiang-Pin - - 2004
Low back pain is very common and often considered a part of normal pregnancy. Because the pain is always attributed to pregnancy, referral to a specialist is often delayed. We describe a young woman who developed low back pain and signs of progressive spinal cord compression at 33 weeks' gestation ...
Ifenne, D. I.; Department ...
A 28-year-old woman, para 2+0, presented with amenorrhoea for 10 weeks, associated with right lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks. She later developed progressive abdominal distension and dizziness. A tender (6cm in diameter) mass was felt in the right iliac fossa, and the uterus was 8 week ...
Rahaman Jamal - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Advanced abdominal pregnancy is a rare, life-threatening condition that presents a number of challenges. CASE: A 29-year-old primigravida with 10 years of secondary infertility and a previous tuboplasty had a 21-week abdominal pregnancy treated with preoperative arterial embolization before laparoscopically assisted fetal delivery. Postoperatively, 4 cycles of methotrexate were ...
Ratnapalan Savithiri - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine family physicians' and obstetricians' perceptions of the risk of major fetal malformations associated with exposure to radiation from radiography and CT during early pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structured questionnaires were sent to 400 family physicians and 100 obstetricians selected randomly across ...
Cotter Amanda M - - 2004
Diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy continues to be a challenge, resulting in delays in diagnosis and decision making. We report 2 cases of abdominal pregnancy for which extended field of view sonography contributed to both diagnosis and management. The shortcomings of MRI with respect to localizing the site of placental attachment ...
Goswami Anu - - 2004
Postcoital haemoperitoneum rarely occurs without evident vaginal injury. A 21-year-old second gravida woman presented to the ED in shock with a history of 8 weeks amenorrhoea and abdominal pain of 20 h duration. The ultrasound examination revealed a live intrauterine pregnancy and fluid in peritoneal cavity. There was a history ...
Watson William J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of clinical identification of breech presentation during third-trimester prenatal care and to evaluate factors associated with the accuracy of this determination. STUDY DESIGN: Three hundred eleven patients in the third trimester were prospectively studied. Clinical determination of fetal presentation was made, after which ultrasound was ...
Kalapurakal John A - - 2004
PURPOSE: This report describes the pregnancy outcomes among 7 survivors of childhood Wilms tumor, who were treated on one of the National Wilms Tumor Studies (NWTS) with radiation therapy (RT) portals that extended beyond the flank. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Pregnancy outcomes among female survivors of childhood Wilms tumor treated with ...
Archibong, Eric I; Department ...
Heterotopic pregnancies are occurring more commonly with the increasing use of assisted reproductive methods. No single investigation can predict the presence of heterotopic pregnancy. Heterotopic pregnancy should be suspected in any patient who presents with lower abdominal pain in the early phase of an obvious intrauterine pregnancy following fertility treatment. ...
Del Frari Barbara - - 2004
Tissue expansion is an established method for the correction of scars and tissue defects. During pregnancy the abdominal skin becomes gradually stretched over the growing uterus, providing a "natural" tissue expander. We present a case of a woman with posttraumatic scarring of the lower abdomen and thigh where tissue expansion ...
Siow A - - 2004
Laparoscopic management of tubal ectopic pregnancy is the ideal form of treatment in most tertiary centres. Approximately 1% of ectopic pregnancies are abdominal pregnancies and these are usually managed by laparotomy. We present the first report of successful laparoscopic treatment of a 6.5 cm abdominal pregnancy located in the broad ...
Aouthmany Asma - - 2004
Acute abdominal pain, especially in the presence of free intra-abdominal air, in a pregnant patient who has previously undergone ileal pouch-anal anastomosis may be a result of acute perforation of the pouch. The case of a 30-year-old multigravida with an uncomplicated pregnancy at 27 weeks gestation who was admitted to ...
Schlabritz-Loutsevitch N E - - 2004
The abdominal pregnancy is a rare, but life threatening complication of ectopic embryo implantation. Only three cases of abdominal pregnancy have been previously described in primates: in a squirrel monkey, owl monkey and in a rhesus macaque. A 14-year-old wild-caught olive baboon (Papio cynocephalus anubis) was diagnosed at the ultrasound ...
Chyuan Jong-Yu Adol - - 2004
BACKGROUND: A variety of occupational groups have been shown to experience elevated risks of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). Little information on WMSD is available in hotel restaurant workers. OBJECTIVE: To document the profile of WMSD in a sample of hotel restaurant workers in Taiwan. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was used ...
Bobadilla Rosa A - - 2004
In order to establish if there is a mutual regulation between COX and NOS in vascular and renal tissue during pregnancy, we measured the protein expression of COX-1, COX-2 and NOSIII by Western blot comparing the thoracic and abdominal aorta and the renal cortex and medulla of non pregnant and ...
Chan Yuin-Chew - - 2004
The prune belly syndrome (OMIM 100100) is an association of bladder dilation with hypoplasia of the abdominal wall muscles. This malformation sequence is due to early urethral obstruction. We report a family with abdominal wall muscular hypoplasia as an isolated defect, not associated with the urethral obstruction sequence. The proband ...
Levy Chanan - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm, occurring predominantly in young African American women. Tumor growth, which is typically slow, may be accelerated during pregnancy secondary to the influence of progesterone. CASE: We report a rare case of an 8-cm SPT in the head of ...
To W W K - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with back pain symptoms in pregnancy and the persistence of pain 2 years after pregnancy. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of back pain during pregnancy and to delineate the factors associated with the development and persistence of such symptoms 2 years after delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective ...
Bailey Jennifer L - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Gestational choriocarcinoma associated with ectopic pregnancy is an extremely infrequent event. Primary abdominal gestational choriocarcinoma has not been previously described. CASE: A pregnant woman presented to the emergency room with 6 days of vaginal spotting. Her last menstrual period suggested a gestation at 6 4/7 weeks. Transvaginal sonogram showed ...
Malhotra M - - 2003
We herein report a case of a pregnant woman with previous cesarean section whose uterus herniated in an incisional hernia of the anterior abdominal wall at 34 weeks of pregnancy. Incarceration of the pregnant uterus in an incisional hernia is a rare but serious obstetric situation. Treatment is conservative till ...
Roovers Jan-Paul W R - - 2003
To compare the effects of vaginal hysterectomy, subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy on sexual wellbeing. Prospective observational study over six months. 13 teaching and non-teaching hospitals in the Netherlands. 413 women who underwent hysterectomy for benign disease other than symptomatic prolapse of the uterus and endometriosis. Reported sexual ...
Zetero─člu Sahin - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Primary appendicular adenocarcinoma is a rare type of appendicular carcinoma. We report mucinous appendicular adenocarcinoma during pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the third reported case. CASE: A 35-year-old woman at 21 weeks of gestation presented with acute abdominal symptoms for the previous 10 days and underwent appendectomy. Histopathologically, ...
Till H - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Infants with gastroschisis (GS) still face severe morbidity. Prenatal closure may prevent gastrointestinal organ damage, but intrauterine GS repair (GSR) has not been established yet. METHODS: In New Zealand White rabbits we developed and compared GS versus GSR: creation of GS was achieved by hysterotomy, right-sided laparotomy of the ...
Cormio Gennaro - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is a rare event, and the concomitant presence of an intrauterine pregnancy is very exceptional. CASE: A case of concomitant abdominal and intrauterine pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) occurred in a woman with bilateral salpingectomy. The abdominal pregnancy was successfully treated surgically, with ...
Ferreri Jean A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To characterize clinical, clinicopathologic, radiographic, and ultrasonographic findings in cats with histologically confirmed acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) or chronic nonsuppurative pancreatitis (CP) and identify features that may be useful in the antemortem differentiation of these disorders. DESIGN: Retrospective study. ANIMALS: 63 cats with histologically confirmed ANP (n = 30) ...
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