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2010-08-02 21:09:24

The peer reviewed guidelines will be available in the September 2010 issue, (Volume 53, No.3) of the Journal of Hepatology and online in advance of publication at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633946 . They also provide recommendations for the management of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and hepatorenal syndrome, which often affect patients with cirrhosis . An estimated 75 percent of patients presenting with ascites in Western Europe and the USA have cirrhosis as the...

2009-08-26 05:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), in conjunction with DaVita Clinical Research(R), today announced that it will present three abstracts at the 3rd North American Chapter meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) on August 27-29 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO) ISPD...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Behrman, Stephen W Zarzaur, Ben L Intra-abdominal sepsis (IAS) following pancreatectomy is associated with the need for therapeutic intervention and may result in mortality. We retrospectively reviewed patients developing IAS following elective pancreatectomy. Risk factors for the development of sepsis were assessed. The microbiology of these infections was ascertained. The number and type of therapeutic interventions required and infectious-related mortality were recorded. One hundred...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Monaco, John E For a decade I have committed myself to raising the consciousness of one of the greatest public health crises ever to face the children of this country and much of the industrialized world. Not only is this problem still with us, but also it has actually worsened, to the point that overweight kids now have become the "new normal." Illnesses related to obesity have increased in frequency, new complications have been revealed, and for the first time in modern history, the...

2007-10-09 03:00:07

By Gupta, Nupur Arora, Manju; Singh, Neeta; Dadhwal, Vatsla; Et al Abstract Introduction: Pelvic abscesses still remain a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the obstetrician and gynaecologist. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAS) are responsible for 1.6 2.2% of all gynaecological admissions in public urban hospitals. Case Report: Out of six cases (mean age 28.1 years) who presented with this condition, two were following hysterosalpingography, one following oocyte retrieval for in vitro...

2006-05-16 07:24:54

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In certain people with acute appendicitis, surgery can be delayed for up to 24 hours after they get to the emergency department, with no increase in the rate of perforations, operating time, or length of hospital stay, investigators report. For surgeries performed at night, sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on the surgeon's skills, Dr. Fadi Abou-Nukta and colleagues point out. On the other hand, improvements in antibiotics have made surgical...

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