Intra-abdominal adhesions: intraoperative US
Intraoperative ultrasound (US) can be used to locate adhesions, a fibrous tissue that holds together two areas of an organ that are normally separated, in the bowel, liver and spleen of patients who have undergone prior abdominal surgery. During surgery, dense fibrous adhesions are hard to distinguish from solid organs or loops of bowel. US is used during operations to identify adhesions which are major obstacles to abdominal surgery. The use of US greatly reduces complications, such as bleeding and infection, that can occur as a result of abdominal surgery. Recognizing anatomical abnormalities such as fatty, fibrous adhesions has improved the safety of abdominal surgery.
Publication Name: Radiology
Eating fish may reduce infarct size and the occurrence of Q wave infarcts
The consumption of fish may reduce infarct size as measured by peak enzyme levels, according to research undertaken among 745 consequetive patients with proven acute myocardial infraction discharged from coronary care units at four hospitals in Oslo, Norway, and one in Lillehammer, Norway. Consuming fish more than once a week may also reduce the occurrence of Q wave infarcts. These results may be one explanation for the reduced mortality from coronary heart disease in those who eat fish.
Publication Name: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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