Pamela Ellsworth, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Pamela Ellsworth

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Hydroceles

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a hydrocele? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hydrocele is an accumulation of fluid within the processus vaginalis/tunica vaginalis. In scrotal hydroceles, the processus vaginalis is contiguous with the tunica vaginalis. Hydroceles can be classified as communicating, noncommunicating, or hydrocele…

Urolithiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has urolithiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Although urolithiasis is more common in adults, the incidence of pediatric stone disease has been increasing in recent years and now accounts for 1/685 pediatric hospitalizations. Because younger children less commonly present with…

Vesicoureteral reflux

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR ) is the retrograde flow of urine from the bladder into the ureters and kidneys. It is the most common urologic pathology in children, occurring in about 1% of newborns and 30%-40% of young patients with a UTI. In neonates with prenatal hydronephrosis, the prevalence…

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