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Rectus muscle haematoma is a well documented clinical entity, but its diagnosis remains elusive. A haematoma within the rectus sheath produces a painful, tender swelling that can mimic an intraperitoneal mass with features of an acute abdomen. Two patients with rectus haematomas presenting after bouts of prolonged coughing are reported. In both cases,(More)
Blunt abdominal trauma with intraperitoneal injury usually presents acutely. On rare occasions, such patients can present later on with features of small bowel obstruction due to stricture formation. It is thought that such a delayed stricture is due to subclinical bowel perforation, localised gut ischaemia, or injury to the mesenteric vasculature. This(More)
Our study showed that of the 300 consecutive people interviewed at the General Hospital at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, most persons (80%) preferred to be called 'patients' as opposed to 7% choosing the term 'client' and 6% opting for the term 'customer'. This proves our hypothesis that in the developing world people prefer to maintain the doctor-patient(More)
A 5-year-old neutered male Standard Poodle was evaluated by the emergency service at Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (TAMU VMTH) for inappetence and lethargy, of 3 months duration. These clinical signs occurred shortly after the dog was administered cyclosporine (5 mg/kg PO q24h) for biopsy-confirmed sebaceous adenitis. Original(More)
Rapid decompression of the bladder has been associated with complications such as diuresis, hyperkalaemia, haematuria and hypotension. Although these complications are easily managed and rarely clinically significant, clinicians still practise slow decompression using a 'clamping' technique. Slow decompression using a giving set provides a more convenient(More)
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