A prospective randomised study of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299V on indices of gut barrier function in elective surgical patients
- Burst abdomen and incisional hernia: a prospective study of 1129 major laparotomies. Bucknall, T.E.; Cox, P.J.; Ellis, Harold // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/27/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6320, p931
Investigates the occurrence of burst abdomen and incisional hernia in laparotomies. Factors associated with incisional herniation; Efficacy of mass-closure technique in reducing incidence of burst abdomen; Effect of the choice of suture and technique of closure on wound failure.
- Preventing respiratory problems after abdominal surgery. // American Family Physician;6/1/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p2676
Reports on a study by J.C. Hall, et al, published in the `British Medical Journal' which identified the most efficient prophylaxis for respiratory complications in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Deep-breathing exercise for low-risk patients and incentive spirometry for high-risk...
- Managing complications after abdominal surgery. Deters, Gladys E. // RN;Mar87, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p27
Presents guidelines for nurses on the prevention of complications after abdominal surgery. Types of pulmonary complications that could occur; Gastrointestinal complications that cannot be avoided; Remedy for anastomotic leakage. INSET: Preop teaching can prevent postop complications.
- Not Just for Trauma Patients: Damage Control Laparotomy in Pancreatic Surgery. Morgan, Katherine; Mansker, Deanna; Adams, David B. // Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;May2010, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p768
Damage control laparotomy (DCL) has been a major advance in modern trauma care. The principles of damage control which include truncation of operation to correct acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy with subsequent planned definitive repair are applicable in managing patients undergoing...
- Peritoneal penetration of doripenem after intravenous administration in abdominal-surgery patients. Kazuro Ikawa; Norifumi Morikawa; Nami Urakawa; Kayo Ikeda; Hiroki Ohge; Taijiro Sueda // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Dec2007, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p1395
Objectives This study aimed to examine the peritoneal penetration of intravenous doripenem, a novel carbapenem used for the treatment of intra-abdominal infections. Patients and methods Doripenem (500 mg) was administered to 10 patients before abdominal surgery. Venous blood and peritoneal...
- Abdominal Cerrahi GiriÅŸim Uygulanan Hastalarda GÃ¶rÃ¼len Erken DÃ¶nem SorunlarÄ± ve Bu Sorunlara YÃ¶nelik HemÅŸirelik UygulamalarÄ±. İZVEREN, Aynur Özkum; DAL, Ümran // Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Journal;2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p36
Objective: This research was done as a descriptive study to determine the early complications after abdominal surgery intervention and to determine the appropriate nursing practices related to these complications. Materials: The research sample consisted of 67 patients who had abdominal surgery...
- Peeping thread from a laparotomy scar: Surgeon's perspective. Garg, Pankaj K. // Journal of Mid-life Health;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p109
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Peeping thread from a laparotomy scar: Misery of an old man," by R. Aggarwal and S. Dwivedi in the 2012 issue.
- Aortoenteric fistula: a diagnostic dilemma. Hughes, Fiona M.; Kavanagh, Dara; Barry, Mary; Owens, Anthony; MacErlaine, Donal P.; Malone, Dermot E. // Abdominal Imaging;May2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p398
To assess the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of aortoenteric fistula (AEF) and to determine the most accurate CT signs of the disease. Hospital records were reviewed over a 20-year period. Twenty-three patients in whom a final diagnosis of AEF was made...
- Esophagectomy for End Stage Achalasia. Glatz, Stephen M.; Richardson, J. David // Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;Sep2007, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p1134
Esophageal myotomy is the standard primary therapy for achalasia. However, reports on long-term results of myotomy have suggested a deterioration of outcome over time with many patients presenting with end stage disease several years after esophagomyotomy. Eight patients who had previously...