Putative therapeutic targets in the treatment of visceral hyperalgesia
- PATTERN AND POSITIONS OF VERMIFORM APPENDIX IN PEOPLE OF BANNU DISTRICT. Iqbal, Tahir; Amanullah, Amir; Nawaz, Rab // Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p100
Background: Vermiform appendix performs function immunologically and acts like a tonsil. The objective of the study was to determine different positions of appendix in people of district Bannu. Methods: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in district Bannu from January 1, 2009...
- Visceral perception: inflammatory and non-inflammatory mediators. Bueno, L.; Fioramonti, J. // Gut;Jul2002 Supplement 1, Vol. 51, pI19
Visceral hypersensitivity is currently the most widely accepted mechanism responsible for abdominal pain. Inflammatory mediators are known to sensitise primary afferents and to recruit silent nociceptors. Recent evidence suggests that non-inflammatory mediators also have the potential to trigger...
- Surgery for treatment of intussusception in an adult. Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;5/1/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p2328
Provides information about intussusception, an uncommon cause of abdominal pain in adults. Methodology used in the study; Symptoms of intussusception; What the laboratory test and the computed tomographic (CT) scanning reveals; How intussusception can be treated; Conclusions.
- Narcotic Bowel Syndrome Treated with Clonidine. Sandgren, John E.; McPhee, Mark S.; Greenberger, Norton J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Sep84, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p331
Presents information on a study that concluded that the narcotic bowel syndrome is a clinically important and frequently unrecognized cause of chronic abdominal pain. Details of the cases of patients having a syndrome of chronic abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, and features of intestinal...
- Visceral pain originating from the upper urinary tract. Pedersen, Katja Venborg; Drewes, Asbj�rn Mohr; Frimodt-M�ller, Poul Christian; Osther, Palle J�rn Sloth // Urological Research;Oct2010, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p345
Pain originating from the upper urinary tract is a common problem and stone colic is one of the most intense pain conditions that can be experienced in the clinic. The pain is difficult to alleviate and often leads to medical attention. In humans, pain mechanisms of the upper urinary tract pain...
- Focus on Blunt Solid Organ Injuries. // European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p89
The article presents a study on blunt solid organ injuries with the introduction of advanced imaging tools and modern intensive care units. It notes several centers which performed routine laparotomy in blunt abdominal trauma with signs of peritoneal irritation. It states that there has been...
- SPOTLIGHT ON: Digestion. Souter, Kieth // Health & Homeopathy;Spring2006, p17
The article focuses on digestion, its functions and the role of homeopathy in digestive symptoms. The digestive system is the central feature of our anatomy and its tract is a long tube with various tissues and organs. Its function is to grind the food taken and which also creates a chemical...
- Splenic trauma complicating cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fitchet, A; Neal, R; Bannister, P // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/24/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7284, p480
Examines how cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can result in trauma to abdominal organs. Case studies; How unexplained hypotension after CPR might be due to intra-abdominal trauma and concealed haemorrhage; Importance of early detection and diagnosis.
- Soft-tissue images. Segmental colonic ischemia mimicking appendicitis. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p299
Discusses the case of a female patient with segmental colonic ischemia. History of abdominal pain; Findings of abdominal computed tomography; Treatment.