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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer; Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum by Robert W. Posted Sun 08 Feb 2009 8:55pm  Health Report: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer  Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS    Last Updated:  02/08/2009 The information in this column is intended ... Read on »
Well you know I can’t share Dr. ... by Dr. Kim .. Naturopathic DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 12:38am Well you know I can’t share Dr. Tom Lonsdale’s newsletter and not be eating a raw meaty bone, WOOF! I’m just going to continue enjoying my oxtail while you all read his newsletter about the veterinary students debate on pet diets, WOOF! _____________________________________ As I write 2008 is but a few hours away. Where did 2007 g ... 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 »
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 »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »