Monthly Archive:: August 2015

Case of perforated appendicitis

I was called to the ER to see a 28 YO male-insulin dependent diabetic- patient who presented with RUQ pain, chills and high fever. He gave a history of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy a year ago- elsewhere; during

Treatment with Diuretics

Treatment with diuretics must be started only in case of fluid retention findings. The symptoms and signs have been described in different sourc­es.

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD)

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare, non-Langerhans histiocytosis of unknown aetiology, characterised by the xanthogranulomatous infiltration of different tissues by CD68+, CD1a-, S-100-foamy histiocytes.

Undifferentiated Arthritis

The undifferentiated arthritis (UA) includes the forms of diseases with manifestations that do not correspond or only partially correspond with estimated diagnostic (classification) criteria of defined nosological entities.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The significant chapter of psychosomatics consists of gastrointerstinal diseases. A new science has been generated – neurogastroenterology. The Rome criteria have been using as the gold stand­ard for diagnostics and classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) over

Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita includes a group of disorders characterized by multiple congenital joint contractures. The causes of fetal akinesis include disorders of nerves, muscles, or connective tissues, maternal disease, intrauterine constraint, or vascular compromise. The earlier and

Orthopedic Management of Poliomyelitis

Acute poliomyelitis is a viral infection that damages the anterior horn cells motor nuclei, causing paralysis. From a human host, the disease is spread by the oropharyngeal route. Most develop only a mild gastroenteritis. About 1% develop

Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Muscular dystrophies in children are a group of uncommon, genetically determined primary myopathies characterized by progressive muscle wasting. The natural history is variable.

Myelodysplasia in Children

Myelodysplasia in children is a deformity resulting from failure of closure of the neural tube late in the first month following conception.

Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy

Scoliosis in cerebral palsy develops in about two-thirds of patients with total body involvement. The relationship between scoliosis and hip dislocations is not well established. Risk factors for progression include curves >40° before age 15 years, thoracolumbar