abdominal abscess

Summary

Summary: An abscess located in the abdominal cavity, i.e., the cavity between the diaphragm above and the pelvis below. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Predictors of outcome for children with perforated appendicitis initially treated with non-operative management
    Evan P Nadler
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:349-56. 2004
  2. ncbi Is peritoneal drainage necessary in childhood perforated appendicitis?--a comparative study
    Adnan Narci
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr Sami Ulus Children s Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1864-8. 2007
  3. ncbi Aerobic and anaerobic microbiology in intra-abdominal infections associated with diverticulitis
    I Brook
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Med Microbiol 49:827-30. 2000
  4. ncbi Standardized algorithms for management of anastomotic leaks and related abdominal and pelvic abscesses after colorectal surgery
    R Phitayakorn
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 5047, USA
    World J Surg 32:1147-56. 2008
  5. ncbi Intra-abdominal infections
    John E Mazuski
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:421-37, ix. 2009
  6. ncbi Can failure of percutaneous drainage of postoperative abdominal abscesses be predicted?
    Stephane Benoist
    Department of Surgery, Service de Chirurgie Generale et Digestive, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
    Am J Surg 184:148-53. 2002
  7. ncbi Multifocal intestinal stromal tumors with jejunal perforation and intra-abdominal abscess: report of a case
    Erdal Karagulle
    Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara
    Turk J Gastroenterol 19:264-7. 2008
  8. ncbi Intra-abdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis
    S L Krisher
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Arch Surg 136:438-41. 2001
  9. ncbi Clostridium novyi type A intra-abdominal abscess in a horse
    Monica Aleman
    Department of Veterinary Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 17:934-6. 2003
  10. ncbi Determinants for successful percutaneous image-guided drainage of intra-abdominal abscess
    Marianne E Cinat
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 City Dr, Bldg 53, Rte 81, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 137:845-9. 2002

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  1. ncbi Predictors of outcome for children with perforated appendicitis initially treated with non-operative management
    Evan P Nadler
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:349-56. 2004
    ..We reviewed all children with perforated appendicitis who were treated initially with non-operative therapy to determine those characteristics that may predict a successful outcome...
  2. ncbi Is peritoneal drainage necessary in childhood perforated appendicitis?--a comparative study
    Adnan Narci
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr Sami Ulus Children s Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1864-8. 2007
    ..In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of peritoneal drainage (PD) on postoperative infective complications in cases with perforated appendicitis...
  3. ncbi Aerobic and anaerobic microbiology in intra-abdominal infections associated with diverticulitis
    I Brook
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Med Microbiol 49:827-30. 2000
    ..The most frequently isolated anaerobes were Bacteroides spp. (B. fragilis group), Peptostreptococcus, Clostridium and Fusobacterium spp...
  4. ncbi Standardized algorithms for management of anastomotic leaks and related abdominal and pelvic abscesses after colorectal surgery
    R Phitayakorn
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 5047, USA
    World J Surg 32:1147-56. 2008
    ..The risk factors and incidence of anastomotic leak following colorectal surgery are well reported in the literature. However, the management of the multiple clinical scenarios that may be encountered has not been standardized...
  5. ncbi Intra-abdominal infections
    John E Mazuski
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:421-37, ix. 2009
    ..Overall, these infections remain associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in higher-risk patients who have impaired host defenses...
  6. ncbi Can failure of percutaneous drainage of postoperative abdominal abscesses be predicted?
    Stephane Benoist
    Department of Surgery, Service de Chirurgie Generale et Digestive, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
    Am J Surg 184:148-53. 2002
    ..Accordingly, this retrospective study was designed to determine the predictive factors for failure of PD of postoperative abscess, in order to better select the patients who may benefit from PD...
  7. ncbi Multifocal intestinal stromal tumors with jejunal perforation and intra-abdominal abscess: report of a case
    Erdal Karagulle
    Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara
    Turk J Gastroenterol 19:264-7. 2008
    ..Their diagnosis is often delayed until complications develop. Even if complications occur, exact diagnosis is usually very difficult preoperatively...
  8. ncbi Intra-abdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis
    S L Krisher
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Arch Surg 136:438-41. 2001
    HYPOTHESIS: The incidence of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess is higher after laparoscopic compared with open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis...
  9. ncbi Clostridium novyi type A intra-abdominal abscess in a horse
    Monica Aleman
    Department of Veterinary Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 17:934-6. 2003
  10. ncbi Determinants for successful percutaneous image-guided drainage of intra-abdominal abscess
    Marianne E Cinat
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 City Dr, Bldg 53, Rte 81, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 137:845-9. 2002
    Characteristics of intra-abdominal abscess can be used to predict successful outcome for percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD).
  11. ncbi Influence of percutaneous abscess drainage on severe postoperative septic complications in patients with Crohn's disease
    Rene Müller-Wille
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 26:769-74. 2011
    Severe postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications (IASC) such as an anastomotic leak, intra-abdominal abscess, and fistula are significantly associated with the presence of spontaneous intra-abdominal abscess at the time of ..
  12. ncbi Abdominal abscess due to NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Spain
    Jesús Oteo
    Antibiotic Laboratory, Bacteriology, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    J Med Microbiol 61:864-7. 2012
    We describe a clinical case of an abdominal abscess due to NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a 35-year-old Spanish patient after hospitalization in India for perforated appendicitis and peritonitis...
  13. ncbi Does use of intraoperative irrigation with open or laparoscopic appendectomy reduce post-operative intra-abdominal abscess?
    Christopher B Moore
    Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 77:78-80. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if irrigation at appendectomy decreases the postoperative intra-abdominal abscess rate...
  14. ncbi Cellular mechanism of intraabdominal abscess formation by Bacteroides fragilis
    F C Gibson
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Immunol 160:5000-6. 1998
    ..These results illustrated the role of the CPC in promoting adhesion of B. fragilis to the peritoneal wall and coordinating the cellular events leading to the development of abscesses associated with experimental intraabdominal sepsis...
  15. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis: an evaluation of postoperative factors
    C G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, 1403 29 Street NW, T2 N 2T9, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Surg Endosc 18:969-73. 2004
    ..The use of laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis is controversial. Outcomes were compared between patients who had complicated appendicitis and those who had uncomplicated appendicitis...
  16. ncbi Computed tomography-guided percutaneous abscess drainage in coloproctology: review of the literature
    R Golfieri
    Malpighi Radiology Unit Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Albertoni 15, I 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Tech Coloproctol 11:197-208. 2007
    ..This review evaluates each point of the procedure to explain the possible causes for such discrepancies in results...
  17. ncbi Percutaneous drainage of abdominal abcess
    Suleyman Men
    Department of Radiology, Medical School, Dokuz Eylul University, TR 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Eur J Radiol 43:204-18. 2002
    ..Both the renal and the perirenal abscesses are amenable to percutaneous drainage. Percutaneous drainage provides an effective and safe alternative to more invasive surgical drainage in most patients with psoas abscesses as well...
  18. pmc Thioredoxin reductase is essential for thiol/disulfide redox control and oxidative stress survival of the anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis
    Edson R Rocha
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
    J Bacteriol 189:8015-23. 2007
    ..Taken together, these data strongly suggest that TrxB/Trx is the major, if not the sole, thiol/disulfide redox system in this anaerobe required for survival and abscess formation in a peritoneal cavity infection model...
  19. ncbi Perforated colonic cancer presenting as intra-abdominal abscess
    Hsiang Lin Tsai
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, E Da Hospital I Shou University, No 1, E Da Road, Jiau Shu Tsuen, Yan Chau Shiang, Kaohsiung, 824, Taiwan
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:15-9. 2007
    ..Abscess formation occurs in 0.3 to 0.4% and is the second most common complication of perforated lesions. Perforation and penetration of adjacent organs with intra-abdominal abscess formation as the initial presentation is uncommon.
  20. ncbi Translumenal endoscopic drainage of abdominal abscess due to early migration of adjustable gastric band
    Josemberg M Campos
    Obes Surg 20:247-50. 2010
    ..During the follow-up, the mucosa covering the band was incised in two more sessions to hasten the erosion process. Endoscopic removal was done 7 months after the drainage...
  21. pmc Structural rationale for the modulation of abscess formation by Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharides
    A O Tzianabos
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:9365-70. 2001
    ..These results provide a structure/function rationale for abscess formation by S. aureus and expand the sphere of encapsulated organisms that interact directly with T cells to regulate this host response to bacterial infection...
  22. ncbi Intra-abdominal abscess in the course of intragastric migration of an adjustable gastric band: a potentially life-threatening complication
    Mariusz Wylezol
    Department of General and Bariatric Surgery in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Obes Surg 16:102-4. 2006
    ..The patient presented no symptoms of acute abdomen. Intraoperatively, a huge intra-abdominal abscess was discovered in the epigastric area...
  23. ncbi Amylase concentration of the drainage fluid as a risk factor for intra-abdominal abscess following gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Naoki Iwata
    Department of Surgery II, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai Cho, Showa Ku, Nagoya, 466 8550, Japan
    World J Surg 34:1534-9. 2010
    ..Amylase concentration of the drainage fluid following total gastrectomy for gastric cancer has been reported to be a useful risk factor for surgical complications...
  24. ncbi Extraluminal appendicolith: an indication for interval appendectomy with intraoperative localization and removal of that potential cause of intra-abdominal abscess
    Rafael Itah
    Department of Surgery A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:606-8. 2008
    ..We advocate this approach in order to prevent the possible formation of an intra-abdominal abscess caused by an infected nidus.
  25. ncbi IL-2 mediates protection against abscess formation in an experimental model of sepsis
    A O Tzianabos
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Immunol 163:893-7. 1999
    ..These data demonstrate that PS A-mediated protection against abscess formation is dependent upon a CD4+ T cell-dependent response, and that IL-2 is essential to this immune mechanism...
  26. ncbi Distinguishing gelatin bioabsorbable sponge and postoperative abdominal abscess on CT
    Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
    Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 550 N University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 184:475-80. 2005
    The objective of our study was to differentiate the CT findings of gelatin bioabsorbable sponges used as hemostatic agents from postoperative abdominal abscess.
  27. ncbi Percutaneous postoperative intra-abdominal abscess drainage after elective colorectal surgery
    M Khurrum Baig
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston 33331, USA
    Tech Coloproctol 6:159-64. 2002
    ..CT-guided percutaneous drainage of intra-abdominal abscess is an alternative to immediate surgical intervention...
  28. ncbi Retroperitoneal abscesses--analysis of a series of 66 cases
    Carlos Capitán Manjón
    Urology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 37:139-44. 2003
    ..To analyze our experience with the management of retroperitoneal abscesses...
  29. ncbi Standardized patient care guidelines reduce infectious morbidity in appendectomy patients
    Kenneth S Helmer
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School and LBJ General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, Ste 3 OS 62008, Houston, TX 77026, USA
    Am J Surg 183:608-13. 2002
    Surgical wound infection and intra-abdominal abscess remain common infectious complications after appendectomy, especially in the setting of a perforated or gangrenous appendix...
  30. ncbi Treatment of post-appendectomy intra-abdominal deep abscesses
    E Dobremez
    Service de Chirurgie Pediatrique, Hôpital Pellegrin Enfants, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 13:393-7. 2003
    The treatment of acute appendicitis in children is sometimes followed by complications including intra-abdominal abscess, for which the traditional treatment is surgical drainage...
  31. ncbi An evidence-based definition for perforated appendicitis derived from a prospective randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:2242-5. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi Microbiology and management of abdominal infections
    Itzhak Brook
    Schools of Medicine, Georgetown University, 4431 Albemarle St NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 53:2585-91. 2008
    ..and Clostridium spp. The treatment of abdominal infection includes surgical correction and drainage of pus and administration of antimicrobials effective against both the aerobic and anaerobic pathogens...
  33. ncbi Fish bone-related intra-abdominal abscess in an elderly patient
    Chien Kan Chen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei 10449, Taiwan
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e171-2. 2010
    ..CT showed a hypodense lesion with a linear foreign body in the abdomen. An intra-abdominal abscess was diagnosed and after surgical intervention, a foreign body, which proved to be a fish bone, was removed...
  34. ncbi Intra-abdominal sepsis: newer interventional and antimicrobial therapies
    Joseph S Solomkin
    Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert B Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH 45267 0558, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:593-608. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi Falciform ligament abscess with portal pyemia in a newborn
    Akshay Pratap
    Department of Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1473-5. 2006
    ..After a follow up of 1 year, the child remains asymptomatic. To our knowledge, a falciform ligament abscess causing intrahepatic portal pyemia in a newborn has not been previously been described...
  36. ncbi Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial
    Shawn D St Peter
    Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:236-40. 2010
    ..Therefore, we conducted a randomized trial comparing these 2 management strategies...
  37. ncbi Transverse colonic cancer presenting as an anterior abdominal wall abscess: report of a case
    G Matsumoto
    Department of Surgery, Ichinoseki Hospital, Japan
    Surg Today 31:166-9. 2001
    ....
  38. ncbi Acute appendicitis risks of complications: age and Medicaid insurance
    S L Bratton
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    Pediatrics 106:75-8. 2000
    ..To describe the epidemiology of acute appendicitis in children from Washington State, and to determine important risk factors for complications...
  39. ncbi Risk factors for the development of abdominal abscess following operation for perforated appendicitis in children: a multicenter case-control study
    Marion C W Henry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Surg 142:236-41; discussion 241. 2007
    The morbidity following treatment for perforated appendicitis in children is significant, with intra-abdominal abscess being one of the more serious complications...
  40. ncbi CT-guided transgluteal drainage of deep pelvic abscesses: indications, technique, procedure-related complications, and clinical outcome
    Mukesh G Harisinghani
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiographics 22:1353-67. 2002
    ..Although pain has been cited as a common complication of the technique, this complication can be minimized with judicious use of analgesia and a meticulous technique. Other complications are hemorrhage and catheter malposition...
  41. ncbi Falciform ligament abscess: report of a case
    Valdinaldo Aragão de Melo
    Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
    Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo 58:37-8. 2003
    ..The presence of right uppper quadrant abdominal pain, epigastric tenderness, fever, leukocytosis, and a mass in the anterior abdomen should arouse suspicion of falciform ligament abscess. Its treatment consists of abscess drainage...
  42. ncbi Desmoid tumor presenting as intra-abdominal abscess
    E Cholongitas
    Dig Dis Sci 51:68-9. 2006
  43. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy is superior to open appendectomy in obese patients
    Michael G Corneille
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Am J Surg 194:877-80; discussion 880-1. 2007
    ..There are minimal data comparing laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) with open appendectomy (OA) in obese patients...
  44. ncbi The management of complicated diverticulitis and the role of computed tomography
    Andreas M Kaiser
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:910-7. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was therefore to define the role of computed tomography (CT) and to analyze its impact on the management of acute diverticulitis...
  45. ncbi [Should interval appendicectomy be performed following the resolution of an appendiceal abscess?]
    S Mezoughi
    Service de Chirurgie Générale et Digestive Hôtel Dieu, CHU de Clermont Ferrand, Boulevard Leon Malfreyt, 63058 Clermont Ferrand, France
    Ann Chir 131:386-8. 2006
  46. ncbi Complicated appendicitis in children: a clear role for drainage and delayed appendectomy
    Jonathan P Roach
    Department of Surgery, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Am J Surg 194:769-72; discussion 772-3. 2007
    ..Children presenting with complicated appendicitis represent a common and challenging problem. Conflicting data exist concerning optimal treatment of these patients with primary versus delayed appendectomy...
  47. pmc Infectious complications following laparoscopic appendectomy
    Rohit Gupta
    Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery CAMIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Can J Surg 49:397-400. 2006
    A meta-analysis of the literature suggests there is an increased rate of intra-abdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) compared with open appendectomy (OA).
  48. ncbi Perforated appendicitis: urgency or interval surgery?
    Z F Liu
    Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital, Taoyuan
    Zentralbl Chir 132:539-41. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to report how conservative treatment with interval appendectomy (IA) of ruptured appendicitis with localized abscess or phlegmon affects the outcome of patients...
  49. ncbi Is there a role for routine abdominal imaging in predicting postoperative intraabdominal abscess formation after appendectomy for pediatric ruptured appendix?
    Sigmund H Ein
    The Division of General Surgery, Rm 1526, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
    Pediatr Surg Int 24:307-9. 2008
    ..All required further treatment, and recovered well. The use of routine abdominal imaging on postoperative day 5, (compared with clinical evaluation), did not improve the ability to predict the development of an intraabdominal abscess...
  50. ncbi Percutaneous retrieval of a retained appendicolith
    Pasteur Rasuli
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6, Canada
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30:342-4. 2007
  51. ncbi Laparoscopy for every acute appendicitis?
    K Slim
    Surg Endosc 20:1785-6. 2006
  52. ncbi Dropped appendicolith: CT findings and implications for management
    Ajay K Singh
    Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:707-11. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to discern the CT features of appendicoliths retained after appendectomy and evaluate the management options...
  53. ncbi What are the true advantages of a pediatric appendicitis clinical pathway?
    Sherif Emil
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Children s Hospital, Orange 92868, USA
    Am Surg 72:885-9. 2006
    ..A clinical pathway decreases the use of unnecessary antibiotics, hospital stay, and charges for simple appendicitis. It decreases the use of unnecessary drains, and eliminates readmissions after complicated appendicitis...
  54. ncbi [Retroperitoneal pyogenic infections with uncertain etiopathogenesis. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties]
    A M Marincaş
    Clinica Chirurgie Caritas Acad N Cajal, Bucuresti
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 101:583-92. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the factors contributing to this, and how therapeutic attitude was influenced...
  55. ncbi Fear for the intraabdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy: not realistic
    E A Kouwenhoven
    Department of Surgery, Maxima Medical Centre, P O Box 90052, 5600 PD Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Surg Endosc 19:923-6. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate postoperative complications after open (OA) and laparoscopic appendectomy, in particular in perforated appendicitis (PA)...
  56. ncbi An unusual presentation of actinomycosis in a young woman, after surgery
    Mayra M Colón-Candelaria
    Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Bol Asoc Med P R 97:209-13. 2005
    ..An ovarian abscess was drained. The pathology showed a granuloma and focal sulfur granules like particles compatible with Actinomyces. This is a case of pelvic Actinomyces, not related to the use of an intrauterine device...
  57. ncbi [What is the preferred approach to perform appendectomy in a young man? Laparoscopic or conventional technique?]
    A Valverde
    Service de Chirurgie, centre hospitalier d Argenteuil, France
    Ann Chir 131:328-30. 2006
  58. ncbi Fever and right upper quadrant pain in a pregnant woman at 30 weeks' gestation
    Laura E Harrell
    Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 1:113-6; quiz 1 p following 116. 2004
    ..An intra-abdominal abscess was suspected. Ultrasound and MRI failed to demonstrate the suspected abscess...
  59. ncbi [Laparoscopic resection with primary anastomosis in Hinchey stages I and II without previous abscess drainage]
    T C Bottger
    Klinik für Viszeral, Thorax und Gefasschirurgie, Zentrum für minimalinvasive Chirurgie, Klinikum Bremerhaven Reinkenheide, Bremerhaven, Deutschland
    Chirurg 78:454, 456-60. 2007
    ..Therefore it has to be decided whether an early operation without prior interventional drainage can attain results similar to those of the elective operation...
  60. pmc Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: the risk of postoperative infectious complications
    Muhammad Najm Khan
    Colorectal Surgery, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
    JSLS 11:363-7. 2007
    ....
  61. ncbi Are routine peritoneal fluid cultures during appendicectomy justified?
    M N Khan
    Department of General Surgery, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK
    Ir J Med Sci 176:37-40. 2007
    ..To determine the impact of obtaining routine peritoneal fluid cultures during appendicectomy, on the treatment and the clinical outcomes...
  62. ncbi Current problems in surgery. Appendicitis
    Jay B Prystowsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 42:688-742. 2005
  63. ncbi Percutaneous management of complications (aortoenteric fistula and sac abscess) following bypass surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Hemant Deshmukh
    Department of Radiology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, 400 012, India
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30:778-81. 2007
  64. ncbi Routine interval appendectomy is not justified after initial nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis
    Anna Kaminski
    Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    Arch Surg 140:897-901. 2005
    ..The role of interval appendectomy (IA) after an episode of acute appendicitis is debated...
  65. ncbi Critical issues in the clinical management of complicated intra-abdominal infections
    Stijn Blot
    Intensive Care Department, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    Drugs 65:1611-20. 2005
    ..the organ that is the source of the infection, and causes either localised peritonitis, also referred to as abdominal abscess, or diffuse peritonitis, depending on the ability of the host to contain the process within a part of the ..
  66. ncbi Complicated appendicitis--is the laparoscopic approach appropriate? A comparative study with the open approach: outcome in a community hospital setting
    Naveen Pokala
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York, USA
    Am Surg 73:737-41; discussion 741-2. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi [Current status of diagnostics and therapy of complicated intraabdominal infections]
    H P Knaebel
    Aesculap AG and Co KG, Tutlingen, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 132:419-26. 2007
    ..Surgery aims on clearing the focus with a one-step-procedure in order to reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality...
  68. ncbi Morbidity of laparoscopic surgery for complicated appendicitis: an international study
    J Cueto
    Department of Surgery, Hospitals ABC y Angeles Lomas, Mexico City, Mexico
    Surg Endosc 20:717-20. 2006
    ..Although laparoscopic appendectomy has some advantages over open appendectomy, some reports do show more postoperative intraabdominal abscesses...
  69. ncbi [The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of early postoperative complications]
    V E Sobolev
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 164:95-9. 2005
    ..This problem can be solved by using the methods allowing diagnosing the complication as early as possible, before the development of irreversible alterations, and allowing to choose the most rational methods of treatment...
  70. ncbi Clinical practice. Diverticulitis
    Danny O Jacobs
    Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2057-66. 2007
  71. pmc Laparoscopic management of complicated appendicitis
    Andreas Kiriakopoulos
    Department of Surgery, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece
    JSLS 10:453-6. 2006
    ..Complicated appendicitis is associated with a significant risk of postoperative morbidity, making the value of the minimally invasive approach controversial...
  72. ncbi The efficacy of postoperative oral antibiotics in appendicitis: a randomized prospective double-blinded study
    Edward Taylor
    Department of Surgery, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California 93305, USA
    Am Surg 70:858-62. 2004
    ..1% in Group 2, P = 0.61). The data suggest that adding a course of outpatient oral antibiotics, after completing a course of IV antibiotics, does not decrease postoperative infectious complications in appendicitis patients...
  73. ncbi Antibiotics and postoperative abscesses in complicated appendicitis: is there any association?
    C P C Ong
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, KK Women s and Children s Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899
    Singapore Med J 49:615-8. 2008
    ..Our complicated appendicitis clinical pathway recommends ceftriaxone and metronidazole. The study aimed to determine if choice of antibiotics influenced the risk of infective complications...
  74. ncbi Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a prospective comparative study of 227 patients
    M Marzouk
    Department of Surgery, Saudi German Hospitals Group Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Surg Endosc 17:721-4. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate laparoscopic appendectomy in comparison with open appendectomy, with special emphasis on postoperative septic complications...
  75. ncbi Neonatal periappendicular abscess--updated treatment
    Yigal Efrati
    Pediatric Surgery Department and The Invasive Radiology Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
    J Pediatr Surg 38:e5. 2003
    ..This is the first description of an advanced imaging-guided drainage procedure, followed by minimal invasive surgery, for the treatment of periappendicular abscess at such a young age...
  76. ncbi Appendicitis in children: a ten-year update of therapeutic recommendations
    Sherif Emil
    Division of Pediatric General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Montreal Children s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pediatr Surg 38:236-42. 2003
    ..In 1990, the authors reported excellent outcomes using a standard protocol to treat pediatric appendicitis. This protocol has been simplified further and a large retrospective review was conducted to assess current outcomes...
  77. doi [Acute appendicitis in children: current status in 2008]
    E Sapin
    Service de Chirurgie Pediatrique, Hôpital d Enfants, CHU de Dijon, 10 boulevard du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, BP 77 908, 21079 Dijon Cedex
    Arch Pediatr 15:550-2. 2008
  78. ncbi Perinephric and renal abscesses in children: a study of three cases
    Regina Célia de Souza Campos Fernandes
    Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Ferreira Machado, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 44:341-4. 2002
    ..The importance of ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) in prompt diagnosis is highlighted in this work. The use of these methods along the improved antimicrobial therapy may result in decrease in mortality due to this pathology...
  79. ncbi Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: between evidence and common sense
    Ernst Eypasch
    Chirurgische Klinik, Malteserkrankenhaus St Hildegardis Köln Lindenthal, Bachemer Strasse 29 31, D 50931 Cologne, Germany
    Dig Surg 19:518-22. 2002
    ..The purpose of this article is to present a recently completed Cochrane review on laparoscopic surgery for suspected appendicitis on the background of daily surgical practice and the developments in the last decade...
  80. ncbi [Current therapy of complicated appendicitis]
    I Klempa
    Klinik für Allgemein und Gefässchirurgie, Zentralkrankenhaus St Jürgen Strasse, St Jürgen Strasse, 28205 Bremen
    Chirurg 73:799-804. 2002
    ..e., the urgent indication to operate, is a generally accepted concept in the therapy of acute appendicitis. Even in complicated cases, the aim is just one operative procedure or if need be only the application of antibiotics...
  81. ncbi [Open vs. laparoscopic appendectomy]
    H Lippert
    Klinik fUr Allgemein, Viszeral und Gefässchirurgie, Otto von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Leipziger Strasse 44, 39120 Magdeburg
    Chirurg 73:791-8. 2002
    ..However, we found significant evidence indicating an increased rate of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy...
  82. ncbi [Acute appendicitis in children: serious complications when treatment is delayed]
    E C T H Tan
    afd Heelkunde, Universitair Medisch Centrum St Radboud, Nijmegen
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1473-7. 2002
    ..Appendicitis is not always easy to diagnose. An atypical presentation, very often with diarrhoea, can result in diagnostic delay. Early surgical consultation is mandatory in a child with progressive abdominal pain...
  83. ncbi Intraabdominal abscess following open and laparoscopic appendectomy in the pediatric population
    R McKinlay
    Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:730-3. 2003
    ..Studies comparing intraabdominal abscess (IAA) rates following laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) have shown conflicting results...
  84. ncbi Clinical and imaging characteristics relating to surgical outcomes of perforated appendicitis
    Hong Ming Tsai
    Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:127-32. 2008
    ..To study the characteristics of clinical findings and CT imaging of perforated appendicitis for predicting the outcome of patients who received immediate appendectomy for perforated appendicitis...
  85. ncbi Acute presentation of infected urachal cysts: case report and review of diagnosis and therapeutic interventions
    Jason W Allen
    Department of Radiology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:108-11. 2004
    ..Definitive diagnosis and treatment of an infected urachal cyst were made intraoperatively. A review and discussion of urachal remnants is presented, and a diagnostic algorithm and treatment plan is offered for this entity...
  86. ncbi Retained appendicolith after laparoscopic appendectomy: the need for systematic double ligature of the appendiceal base
    P Guillem
    Department of General and Endocrine Surgery, Lille University Hospital, Rue Michel Polonovski, 59037 Lille Cedex, France
    Surg Endosc 18:717-8. 2004
    ..This postoperative complication could have been avoided if a systematic division of the appendix had been performed between double ligatures...
  87. ncbi Open and laparoscopic appendectomy are equally safe and acceptable in children
    T Oka
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Brown Medical School, 2 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:242-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively whether laparoscopic (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) are equally safe and feasible in the treatment of pediatric appendicitis...
  88. ncbi Image-guided drainage of multiple intraabdominal abscesses in children with perforated appendicitis: an alternative to laparotomy
    Jeffrey W McCann
    Image Guided Therapy, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 1X8, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Radiol 38:661-8. 2008
    ..Appendicitis is the most common cause of an acute abdomen in children. With perforation, multiple intraperitoneal collections can be seen at presentation. In this situation, surgical treatment alone is rarely effective...
  89. ncbi [Value of the transgluteal approach under CT-guidance for percutaneous interventional image guided procedures]
    C Aube
    Departement de Radiologie, CHU Angers
    J Radiol 85:117-23. 2004
    ..To assess the CT-guided transgluteal approach for percutaneous interventional image guided procedures...
  90. ncbi Concordance of interrater assessments of surgical methods to achieve source control of intra-abdominal infections
    Paul N Suding
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 196:70-3. 2008
    ..We sought to characterize whether surgeons agree on methods of source control for patients who had persistent infection despite initial surgical treatment and antimicrobials...
  91. ncbi [Abdominopelvic actinomycosis: a tumoral syndrome due to bacterial infection]
    F Sergent
    Clinique Gynécologique et Obstétricale, Pavillon Mère Enfant, Hôpital Charles Nicolle Rouen
    J Chir (Paris) 141:150-6. 2004
    ..Actinomycosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominopelvic tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, and endometriosis-particularly in a woman with an intrauterine contraceptive device...
  92. ncbi Appendiceal abscess drainage
    Mark J Hogan
    Columbus Children s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
    Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 6:205-14. 2003
    ..Radiation doses must be minimized due to the increased risk in children. This article will discuss imaging in children with suspected appendiceal abscesses and drainage techniques...
  93. ncbi Risk factors of pancreatic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Yin Mo Yang
    Department of Surgery, The First Teaching Hospital, Health Science Center, Beijing University, Beijing 100034, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:2456-61. 2005
    ..To analyze the risk factors for pancreatic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and to evaluate whether duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy could reduce the risk of pancreatic leakage...
  94. ncbi Influence of in-vivo endotoxin liberation on anti-anaerobic antimicrobial efficacy
    V O Rotimi
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat
    J Chemother 13:510-8. 2001
    ..nucleatum in the mice and hamster models while with the B. fragilis group, infections only led to intra-abdominal abscess formation. Plasma endotoxin release was higher in animals infected with F. nucleatum than B...
  95. ncbi [Laparoscopic appendectomy after the learning curve]
    E Rezola
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital Donostia, Osakidetza Servicio Vasco de Salud, San Sebastian
    Cir Pediatr 21:167-72. 2008
    ..With the aim to clarify this aspects, we reviewed our experience in laparoscopic appendectomy during (LDC) and after (LAC) the "learning curve" and we compared their complications with the open appendectomies' ones...
  96. ncbi Do perforated duodenal ulcers need an acid-decreasing surgical procedure now that omeprazole is available?
    D V Feliciano
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Surg Clin North Am 72:369-80. 1992
    ..Preoperative shock, concurrent medical diseases, severe generalized peritonitis, or the presence of an intra-abdominal abscess are contraindications to a definitive ulcer operation; hence, simple closure or omental patch closure is ..
  97. ncbi Pancreaticoduodenectomy: role of interventional radiologists in managing patients and complications
    Taylor A Sohn
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 North Wolfe Street, Blalock 606, Baltimore, MD 21287 4606, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:209-19. 2003
    ..Percutaneous aspiration/catheter drainage was required in 84 patients for intra-abdominal abscess, biloma, or lymphocele, with 24 requiring two or more abscess drains...
  98. ncbi Perioperative antibiotic use in high-risk penetrating hollow viscus injury: a prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-control trial of 24 hours versus 5 days
    O C Kirton
    University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Florida, USA
    J Trauma 49:822-32. 2000
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  99. ncbi Acute oral leucine administration stimulates protein synthesis during chronic sepsis through enhanced association of eukaryotic initiation factor 4G with eukaryotic initiation factor 4E in rats
    Thomas C Vary
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Nutr 137:2074-9. 2007
    ..in accelerating mRNA translation initiation in skeletal muscle of rats with chronic (5-6 d) septic intra-abdominal abscess. Gastrocnemius from male Sprague Dawley rats gavaged with Leu or water were sampled 5-6 d following ..
  100. ncbi Clonal spread of CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Croatian hospital
    Mirna Vranic-Ladavac
    County of Istria Public Health Institute, Nazorova 23, Pula, Croatia
    J Med Microbiol 59:1069-78. 2010
    ..from urine (61 %), followed by blood cultures (13 %), wound swabs (13 %), tracheal aspirates (5 %), intra-abdominal abscess aspirates (4 %), intravascular catheters (3 %) and cerebrospinal fluid (1 %)...
  101. pmc Laparoscopic appendectomy in children can be done as a fast-track or same-day surgery
    Harsh Grewal
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, Temple University Children s Medical Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    JSLS 8:151-4. 2004
    ..We, therefore, looked at our data to assess whether laparoscopic appendectomy in children could be performed as fast-track or same-day surgery (< or = 24-hour postoperative stay)...

Research Grants17

  1. Sutureless Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Using Laser Tissue Welding: Preclinic
    Yasmin Wadia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the frequency of adverse events, such as 30 day postoperative morbidity due to a) secondary infection, intra-abdominal abscess formation and septicemia, b) late bleeding or secondary hemorrhage or hematoma;c) urine leak;d) damage to ..
  2. TEACHING BIOLOGY THROUGH IMMUNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS
    Arthur Tzianabos; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, we will also survey each teacher and school district previously in the program in order to determine the effect of the program on science education and student career choices. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. REGULATION OF NEUTROPHIL OXIDATIVE RESPONSES IN TRAUMA
    Joseph Solomkin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Together, these studies will define potential points for therapeutic intervention and provide important insight into regulation of the acute inflammatory response. ..
  4. Host Response in S. aureus Infections: Role of T cells
    Arthur Tzianabos; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..aureus infections. This information may reveal new strategies for the prevention or treatment of S. aureus infections through immunomodulation of the host response to this organism. ..
  5. FASEB Summer Conference on Microbial Polysaccharides
    Arthur Tzianabos; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This meeting will provide a unique environment for scientific exchange between a diverse group of investigators in the area of microbial polysaccharides. ..
  6. Surgical Adhesions: Role of T cells in Pathogenesis
    Arthur Tzianabos; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt Trauma
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen M Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  9. Alcohol-Induced Regulation of Hepatic Protein Synthesis
    THOMAS VARY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. OSCCAR: A Novel, Population-based Prospective Inception Cohort of Inflammatory Bo
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Modulation of Dendritic Cell Function by Cytomegalovirus
    JATIN VYAS; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed program will allow the candidate to obtain the skills, knowledge and experience to become an independent investigator. ..
  12. Biomarkers of COX-2 inhibitors in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)
    Christian Schmidt; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. IMURAN Dose Ranging Study in Crohn's Disease
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Abstract Not Provided ..
  14. CLOTRIMAZOLE ENEMAS FOR POUCHITIS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS
    PAUL RUFO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Abstract Not Provided ..
  15. IMMUNOMODULATION IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The principal investigator seeks to become an independent clinical investigator by completing the didactic and scientific portions of this proposal. ..
  16. Videoscopic Drainage of Infected Pancreatic Collections
    Karen Horvath; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The long-term goal is to use data obtained from this study as the basis for a multicenter, Phase III, randomized study comparing the VARD to the current standard of care, open surgical necrosectomy. ..
  17. CLOTRIMAZOLE THERAPY FOR HUMAN DIARRHEAL DISEASES
    PAUL RUFO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..To receive formal training in biostatistics, epidemiology, and research ethics, Dr. Rufo will complete a Masters of Medical Sciences degree program at Harvard Medical School. ..