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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) ...
Binder Douglas S - - 2003
A case of a 42-year-old woman who presented 11 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy with a 13-week abdominal pregnancy is presented. The patient had operative intervention, which was complicated by bleeding and a pulmonary embolus. A brief review of the literature relating to post-hysterectomy pregnancy follows. Physicians are urged to ...
Frazer Mardon B - - 2003
Job rotation has been widely recommended as an administrative control to reduce the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. However, evidence of its benefits are hard to find in the literature. The effect of job rotation on predictions for the risk of reporting low back pain was estimated using Low ...
Romem Ayal - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Physical findings of abdominal trauma in pregnancy are often minimal or absent in spite of the poor outcome. CASE: A healthy, 28-year-old, Caucasian woman, gravida 3, para 2, underwent amniocentesis due to unexplained elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein. The fluid was dark brown, evidence of an old intrauterine hemorrhage. Two ...
Mitra Avick G - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible role of a novel, minimally invasive approach to the management of abdominal pregnancy. METHODS: We hypothesized that sonographically guided feticide without subsequent laparotomy for removal of the fetus and placenta could minimize potential blood loss and would be a reasonable approach in the care of ...
Forrester Max - - 2003
The aim of this case report is to discuss the subject of acupuncture in pregnancy and which acupuncture points, or areas, are safe to needle. Low back pain in a 21-year-old Caucasian primigravida at 24 weeks gestation was incapacitating and acupuncture was offered. Prior to pregnancy investigations had excluded a ...
Cormio Gennaro - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy in the upper abdominal organs is very rare but has been known to occur in the liver, spleen and lesser sac. Primary splenic pregnancy is considered the rarest form of extrauterine pregnancy, with only few well-documented cases reported. CASE: Intraperitoneal bleeding and shock resulted from a primary ...
Hergesell K - - 2003
General recommendations on how to deal with pregnancy in patients with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) are rare. We describe the case of a 32-year-old female with KTS, involving the head and the left arm and leg, delivering a healthy female child, and are reviewing the recent literature. The risk to deliver ...
Richterich Andreas - - 2003
A 9-year-old girl presents for continuing weight loss of 10 kg over the course of 1 year. Medical history showed three episodes of pneumonia requiring hospital admission in the 6 months before presentation and 4 months of weekly psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa. A thorough history of eating behavior and a ...
Cappell Mitchell S - - 2003
Numerous medical, surgical, psychiatric, gynecologic, and obstetric disorders can cause abdominal pain during pregnancy. The patient history, physical examination, laboratory data, and radiologic findings usually provide the diagnosis. The pregnant woman has physiologic alterations that affect the clinical presentation, including atypical normative laboratory values. Abdominal ultrasound is generally the recommended ...
Reynolds James D - - 2003
PURPOSE: Similar to the general population, parturients (and their fetuses) could benefit from the reduced manipulation associated with laparoscopy. The purpose of this article is to review the current state of knowledge (both clinical and experimental) with respect to the fetal effects of maternal laparoscopy for non-obstetric-related surgery during pregnancy. ...
Angelini Diane J - - 2003
New findings and diagnostic advances warrant revisiting key features of acute non-obstetric abdominal pain in pregnancy. Four of the most frequently seen conditions warranting surgical intervention are: appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and bowel obstruction. Because pregnancy often masks abdominal complaints, effectively assessing and triaging abdominal pain in pregnant women can be ...
Varma R - - 2003
We report the case of an advanced abdominal pregnancy with exclusive omental insertion whose extrauterine location was not established until delivery by Cesarean section at 35 weeks' gestation. It is hard to believe that omental placentation alone would be sufficient to sustain a pregnancy beyond a gestation where the fetus ...
Huang Pao-Hui - - 2003
Hemoperitoneum during pregnancy resulting from spontaneous rupture of adnexal torsion is a rare cause of fetal and maternal death. Presenting symptoms include severe abdominal pain, followed rapidly by maternal shock and fetal distress. It is hard to localize the adnexae in advanced pregnancy. Here, we present a case of spontaneous ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2003
Situs inversus is a rare condition in which the position of the thoracic and the abdominal viscera are exchanged from the left to the right sides. A possible inversion of normal dominant intracranial anatomy, has however, rarely been discussed. We examine here the gross anatomy of an elderly cadaveric female ...
Ozdemir Ismail - - 2003
Abdominal pregnancy is a very rare and serious type of extrauterine gestation that accounts for approximately 0.003% of all ectopic pregnancies. Omental pregnancy, an extremely rare form of abdominal pregnancy, can be primary or secondary to a tubal pregnancy that aborts out of the fimbria and reimplants in the peritoneal ...
Valenzano Mario - - 2003
A 29-year-old woman with an abdominal pregnancy was admitted to the hospital at 29 weeks' menstrual age. At 30 weeks, laparotomy was performed, and a live fetus, wrapped in membrane remnants, was taken from the abdominal cavity. The placenta, inserted in the right hemipelvis, was left in situ. The patient's ...
Schapira D - - 2003
A young woman with transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) during pregnancy, severe pain, physical disability and marked generalized osteoporosis was treated with intravenous biphosphonates with prompt beneficial effects on both clinical symptoms and bone density. The features of this rare and sometimes underdiagnosed condition are reviewed. Intravenous biphosphonates seem ...
Habek D - - 2003
The authors described two cases of the ruptured unrecognized interstitial pregnancy. 32-year-old woman, was admitted for abdominal colics in 17th week of uncontrolled pregnancy. Obstetric finding on admission was normal, while ultrasonography pointed to 17th week of gestation. During the first night of hospitalization, severe abdominal pain, with collapse, tachycardia ...
Damen Léonie - - 2002
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of asymmetric laxity of the sacroiliac joints during pregnancy on pregnancy-related pelvic pain postpartum. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In a previous study, we observed a significant relation between asymmetric laxity of the sacroiliac joints and moderate to severe pregnancy-related ...
Overstreet Kerith - - 2002
We present a 17-year-old G1P0 Asian American woman with a previously undiagnosed pregnancy who sustained an intra-abdominal gunshot wound at 27 weeks' gestation. Within 2 hours of the traumatic event, the victim was taken emergently to the operating room for exploratory laparotomy. Findings included a gravid uterus with two entrance ...
Jazayeri Allahyar - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is a rare obstetric emergency, occurring in 1 in 10,000 pregnancies. CASE: An 18-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 1, presented for evaluation of an abnormal level of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein. Transabdominal ultrasound examination revealed absence of amniotic fluid with limited imaging ability. Transabdominal amnioinfusion was done to ...
Seon Cha Ae - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous gastric rupture during pregnancy is rare. CASE: A young primigravida delivered a 34-week stillborn infant. Shortly after delivery, she developed signs of hypovolemic shock. Ultrasound examination showed a large amount of free intra-abdominal fluid. At laparotomy, gastric rupture was encountered and repaired. Congenital eventration of the left hemidiaphragm ...
Duce M Nass - - 2002
Heterotopic pregnancy in a spontaneous cycle is a rare entity with an estimated frequency below one per 30,000 pregnancies. Its incidence evidently has increased in accordance with the widespread use of in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction. We report a case of heterotopic pregnancy in a 40-year-old woman who presented ...
Wu Wenhua - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To quantify gait impairments in women with pregnancy-related pain in the pelvis which persisted post-partum.Design. Nine patients and nine healthy subjects were studied during treadmill walking at different velocities. BACKGROUND: Walking problems in patients with pregnancy-related pain in the pelvis have been known to exist for a long time. ...
Cardosi Richard J - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is not encountered commonly, and management of the placenta is controversial. CASE: A 33-year-old woman presented with an abdominal pregnancy at 33 weeks' gestation with fetal death. The placental vasculature was embolized preoperatively. Following operative delivery. of the fetus, the placenta was left in situ in efforts ...
Hoksch Beatrix - - 2002
In 1910 Jacobaeus described a procedure to which he referred as "Thorakoskopie." As a consequence, he is credited with having been the first to undertake an endoscopic exploration of the thorax. However, a published report by Gordon demonstrates that thoracoscopy was performed about 50 years earlier. Additionally in French, at ...
Pfänder Mona - - 2002
We evaluated whether mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTE) and neocortical temporal lobe epilepsy (NTE) can be distinguished on electroclinical grounds. One hundred and twenty-two consecutive MTE (n = 86) and NTE (n = 36) patients were included in this prospective study. All patients underwent prolonged EEG-video monitoring and high resolution ...
King Phyllis M - - 2002
In assembly line positions and other occupations, employees experience pain and discomfort associated with long periods of standing. Modifying flooring is a common intervention method used to alleviate problems associated with constrained standing. This study investigated the effects of four different standing conditions upon assembly workers' perception of general fatigue ...
Lamba Manisha - - 2002
Splenic arterial aneurysms (SAA) are rare and are usually atherosclerotic and/or related to pregnancy. Because pregnancy is the most important predisposing factor, the strong predilection of SAA for women is not surprising. The authors report a case of SAA rupture in a man with chronic pancreatitis as the predisposing factor. ...
Damen Léonie - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of different positions and tensions of a pelvic belt on sacroiliac joint laxity in healthy young women. BACKGROUND: Clinical experience has shown that positive effects can be obtained with different positions and tensions of a pelvic belt. A functional approach to the treatment of the ...
Schoenberg Ronny - - 2002
The 'Late Heavy Bombardment' was a phase in the impact history of the Moon that occurred 3.8 4.0 Gyr ago, when the lunar basins with known dates were formed. But no record of this event has yet been reported from the few surviving rocks of this age on the Earth. ...
Phupong Vorapong - - 2003
Pregnancy in the broad ligament is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy, and one type of abdominal pregnancy. The diagnosis is seldom established before surgery. A 38-year-old, 11-week pregnant woman, gravida 3, para 2, presented with vaginal bleeding. She had undergone two cesarean sections 10 and 6 years earlier. Pregnancy ...
Lemos Gustavo C - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ureteroscopy as a treatment option for women presenting ureteral calculi during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen pregnant patients presenting renal colic and indication of surgical treatment for ureteral calculi were analyzed. Patients were 20 to 34 years old (medium = 28), and the gestation period ranged from ...
Nahas Fabio Xerfan - - 2002
A case of a 25-year-old while female, who had undergone abdominoplasty and got pregnant two and a half years later, is described. The pregnancy was uneventful and the baby was delivered at 38 weeks of pregnancy. Fifteen months after the baby was born, the patient's abdomen was reevaluated and a ...
Hassiakos D - - 2002
We present an heterotopic pregnancy at 16 weeks of gestation following IVF/ET treatment with the ectopic pregnancy located in the left fallopian tube. Intra-abdominal bleeding secondary to an heterotopic pregnancy, causing acute abdominal pain and hemorrhagic shock, should be included in the differential diagnosis even in the second trimester of ...
Saijonmaa-Koulumies Leena E - - 2002
Cutaneous and mucosal carriage of Staphylococcus intermedius was determined in five Cavalier King Charles spaniel bitches, living in normal domestic environment, and their 18 puppies during the immediate prepartum period and after whelping, over a total of 8 weeks, using quantitative swab techniques. Within 8 h of birth S. intermedius ...
Ben Salem D - - 2002
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding after aspirin intake was reported in a 64-year-old woman. Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and selective mesenteric angiography failed to reveal the source of hemorrhage; only a midgut malrotation was suggested by angiography. Small bowel enema finally demonstrated a blind sac on the antimesenteric border of the ileum, corresponding to ...
Brown Wendi D - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy after a total abdominal hysterectomy is rare and, for this reason, delay in diagnosis may occur when such a patient presents with abdominal pain. CASE: A multiparous patient with a history of cesarean hysterectomy 12 years before presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and incidental ...
Kim Tae Hoon - - 2002
We report a case of fetal pericallosal lipoma occurring at the anterior interhemispheric fissure and associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum. During targeted prenatal ultrasonography at 26 weeks' gestation, the lesion was seen as a highly echogenic mass. MR imaging performed at 35 weeks' gestation and during the postnatal ...
Kim Mi Suk - - 2002
Abdominal pregnancy is extremely rare, but even more unusual is the prolonged retention of an advanced abdominal pregnancy with lithopedion formation. The presentation of lithopedion as an ovarian tumor without a symptom has not been reported in Korea. A 63-yr-old, gravida 2, para 1, woman was referred to us with ...
Fujimoto Akihisa - - 2002
We describe a case of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) complicated by peritonitis due to perforated appendicitis. A 29-year-old woman presented with abdominal distension after ovarian stimulation with HMG followed by ovulation induction with HCG. Massive ascites with swollen ovaries was observed on ultrasound, and she was admitted on the diagnosis ...
Padua L - - 2002
Back pain is a common symptom in women during the last period of pregnancy. Only a few studies using validated patient-oriented tools have been undertaken on this topic. We report on a multicenter study on back pain in women during the last period of pregnancy, which involved seven Italian institutions. ...
McAllion Susan J - - 2002
Having seen a number of women with osteogenesis imperfecta who developed severe back pain during or just after pregnancy, we wished to determine the likelihood of this and other musculoskeletal problems in pregnancy. We interviewed by telephone 100 women with osteogenesis imperfecta who had, between them, 213 pregnancies between 1957 ...
Angelini Diane J - - 2002
Gallbladder disease and pancreatitis are two nonobstetric abdominal-related complaints presenting during pregnancy; gallbladder-related surgery in pregnancy is second only to appendectomy. Pancreatitis is seen less often but its most common cause is gallstone-related pain. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the clinical assessment and management of these disorders ...
Rode Martha E - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ultrasonographic measurements of the abdominal circumference are smaller in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and whether this is reflected as an underestimation of the estimated fetal weight. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of 225 abdominal circumference measurements made between 24 and 41 weeks of gestation in ...
Chung Ming-Ting - - 2002
A 16-year-old girl underwent emergency laparoscopic surgery for what was thought to be hematoperitoneum secondary to extrauterine pregnancy. During the operation, omental pregnancy was diagnosed and treated by laparoscopy. According to Studiford's criterion, this case can be classified as a primary omental pregnancy. When performing laparoscopy for suspected tubal pregnancy ...
Shieh J S - - 2002
Pain control in conscious patients was investigated using a push-button, demand-driven supply of drugs. A fuzzy logic patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) algorithm was compared with a conventional algorithm, for alfentanil administration in extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. The conventional PCA algorithm used an initial dose of 0.25mg, a fixed infusion rate of 60 ...
Celik Cetin - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness, safety, complications and outcome of pregnancy after myomectomy performed during pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five pregnant women with myomas requiring operation because of severe abdominal pain were included in the series at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine between October ...
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