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By Yasser Abbas Sr Consultant general surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30643362/usefulness-of-urinary-trypsinogen-2-and-trypsinogen-activation-peptide-in-acute-pancreatitis-a-multicenter-study-in-japan
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Hiroaki Yasuda, Keisho Kataoka, Yoshifumi Takeyama, Kazunori Takeda, Tetsuhide Ito, Toshihiko Mayumi, Shuji Isaji, Tetsuya Mine, Motoji Kitagawa, Seiki Kiriyama, Junichi Sakagami, Atsushi Masamune, Kazuo Inui, Kenji Hirano, Ryukichi Akashi, Masamichi Yokoe, Yoshio Sogame, Kazuichi Okazaki, Chie Morioka, Yasuyuki Kihara, Shigeyuki Kawa, Masao Tanaka, Akira Andoh, Wataru Kimura, Isao Nishimori, Junji Furuse, Isao Yokota, Tooru Shimosegawa
BACKGROUND: Rapid urinary trypsinogen-2 dipstick test and levels of urinary trypsinogen-2 and trypsinogen activation peptide (TAP) concentration have been reported as prognostic markers for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. AIM: To reconfirm the validity of all these markers in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis by undertaking a multi-center study in Japan. METHODS: Patients with acute abdominal pain were recruited from 17 medical institutions in Japan from April 2009 to December 2012...
January 7, 2019: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://read.qxmd.com/read/28404655/spontaneous-pneumothorax-stop-chest-tube-as-first-line-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Jean-Marie Tschopp, Charles-Hugo Marquette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/28121035/recent-developments-in-the-surgical-management-of-complex-intra-abdominal-infection
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REVIEW
M Soop, G L Carlson
BACKGROUND: Current guidance on the management of sepsis often applies to infection originating from abdominal or pelvic sources, which presents specific challenges and opportunities for efficient and rapid source control. Advances made in the past decade are presented in this article. METHODS: A qualitative systematic review was undertaken by searching standard literature databases for English-language studies presenting original data on the clinical management of abdominal and pelvic complex infection in adults over the past 10 years...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/25548894/subtotal-cholecystectomy-for-difficult-gallbladders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mohamed Elshaer, Gianpiero Gravante, Katie Thomas, Roberto Sorge, Salem Al-Hamali, Hamdi Ebdewi
IMPORTANCE: Subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) is a procedure that removes portions of the gallbladder when structures of the Calot triangle cannot be safely identified in "difficult gallbladders." OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate current studies and present an evidence-based assessment of the outcomes for the techniques available for SC. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE (1954 to November 2013) and EMBASE (1974 to November 2013) databases was conducted...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/23415403/antibiotics-vs-appendectomy-for-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis
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COMMENT
Lillian S Kao, Darrell Boone, Rodney J Mason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2013: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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