Abdominal Pain

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

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A 2-week course of treatment with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome was found to improve abdominal pain symptoms.

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

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A 90-year-old woman with a history of coronary disease and gallstones presents to the emergency department with generalized abdominal pain that started suddenly about 7 hours prior.

Novel Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator Accurately IDs Risk

Novel Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator Accurately IDs Risk

Calculator had near perfect calibration in validation sample; high degree of discrimination

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Trigger point injection with steroids and pulsed radiofrequency treatment of trigger points may effectively relieve pain associated with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome.

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

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A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and distention, as well as constipation of 8 days' duration.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

For patients presenting to the emergency department in pain, who are subsequently admitted to the hospital, the cost per hour in moderate or severe pain averted is higher for patient-controlled analgesia vs standard care.

FDA to Review Trulance for IBS With Constipation in Adults

FDA to Review Trulance for IBS With Constipation in Adults

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The FDA has accepted the supplemental New Drug Application for Trulance for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.

Case Study: Fever, Low Platelets and Right-Sided Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Fever, Low Platelets and Right-Sided Abdominal Pain

A 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension presents to the ED for 4 days with right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and mild diarrhea without blood.

Hypnotherapy for Pediatric IBS: Comparing Self-Administered, in-Office Therapy

Hypnotherapy for Pediatric IBS: Comparing Self-Administered, in-Office Therapy

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The efficiency of self-administered hypnotherapy is equivalent to that of in-office hypnotherapy in relieving pediatric irritable bowel syndrome or functional abdominal pain.

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

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Probiotics may alleviate pain in the short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain.

Case Study: Patient Presenting With Long-Term Right-Sided Lower Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Patient Presenting With Long-Term Right-Sided Lower Abdominal Pain

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A19-year-old female with no past medical history presents with right-sided lower abdominal pain for 2 years.

Optimized Treatment for Pain Relief in Chronic Pancreatitis

Optimized Treatment for Pain Relief in Chronic Pancreatitis

Treatment with a well-balanced diet, pancreatic enzymes, and antioxidants were effective in relieving chronic pancreatitis-associated pain.

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

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These findings lay the groundwork for further consideration of OMT as a supplementary approach to standard care.

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Appendicitis Should Be Considered Among Elderly

Two cases reported of seniors with atypical presentation, including nonspecific symptoms

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