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Complications: Small Bowel Perforation by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 21 Dec 2008 7:32pm My incision and stoma after step one During the second of three surgeries (I had a three-step surgery, instead of a two-step surgery ) a complication occurred where my small bowel was perforated. Here’s what I can remember of the occurrence. Everything was fine, I even asked the surgeon to sew up my incision instead of having staples ( ... Read on »
A Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 12:00am   Jaimini Cegla, Puja Chudasama, Tushar Agarwal and Shahid Chaudhary Department of Surgery, The Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3NN, UK Case report A 65-year-old lady presented with a 5-day history of watery diarrhea with no mucous or blood, anorexia and right-sided abdominal pain. She d ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Diagnostic Laparoscopy Resulting in Bowel Injury by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Oct 2012 2:06pm I’m the former chairman of the board of  Advanced Practice Strategies  (APS), a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. I continue to follow the company closely and am intrigued by its illustrated verdict series. To learn more cont ... Read on »
Anatomic Problems of the Colon by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. When the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs is abnormal, digestive problems result. Some of these anatomic problems can occur during embryonic development of the fetus in the womb and are known as co ... Read on »
Unnecessary Procedures Not Limited to Cardiologists by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Aug 2011 10:30am Just under a month ago , I pointed out that close to 12% of the percutaneous coronary interventions performed by cardiologists each year were actually unnecessary.  As I mentioned, when marginal utility for a procedure is measured in thousands of dollars, it's difficult to turn it down.  On the other hand, for those of us in primary care, ... Read on »
Ventriculo-epiplooic shunt for Hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 7:19am                                                         CAUTION: GRAFIC PICTURES Hydrocephalus is a world wide problem with 1 in every 1,000 children born are born with this condition. In developed countries  100,000 procedures are done every year. I have may distal in my heart it is considered a VA shunt because  I have too much scar tiss ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Leads to Ureter and Bowel Injury by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 1:56pm In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies , a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. Here’s the Advanced Practice Strategies case of the month. ... Read on »
Volvulus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Volvulus refers to the twisting of a portion of the intestine around itself or a stalk of mesentery tissue to cause an obstruction. Volvulus occurs most frequently in the colon, although the stomach and small bowel can also twist. The part of the digestive system above the volvulus continues to function and may swell as it fills with digest ... Read on »
Ulcerative Colitis Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Abscess: A pocket or collection of pus. Anemia: Lower than normal amounts of hemoglobin in the red cells of the blood. Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint, accompanied by pain, swelling, heat, or redness. Autoimmunity: An inflammatory reaction to one's own tissues. Barium Enema: An x-ray examination of the colon and rectum af ... Read on »
Fecal Transplants Might Cure PD? No Sh*t! (And I MEAN That!) by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Fri 28 Jan 2011 5:09pm You’re going to think I’m making this up. There’s a doctor in Australia who has something of an interesting hypothesis.  He feels he can treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms — perhaps even CURE the disease with… Wait for it… I’m not making this up. A few years ago, John Gillies had trouble picking up his grandchild. He would ... Read on »