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Acquired by 20% of patients through fecal-oral transmission in a hospital setting

Antibiotic associated colitis (Clostridium difficile infection)

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Signs and symptoms include: Moderate greenish, foul-smelling watery diarrhea. Mild LLQ tenderness. Stool has mucus but seldom blood. Fever up to 40C (104F)

Antibiotic Associated Colitis (C.diff)

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Treatment for Antibiotic Associated Colitis (C.diff)

D/C antibiotics. 1st Metronidazole(Flagyl) 500mg TID x 10-14/d. If fails, Vancomycin 125mg PO QID (more expensive). Probiotics

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If appendicitis is left untreated, how soon does gangrene and perforation develop?

within 36 hrs

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Most common abdominal surgical emergency

appendicitis

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Classic h/o of appendicitis

periumbilical pain followed by nausea

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point just below the middle of a line connecting the umbilicus and the anterosuperior iliac spine.

McBurney's point

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Pain in the right lower quadrant with palpation of the left lower quadrant

Rovsing sign

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evaluated by passively flexing the right hip and knee and internally rotating the hip

obturator sign

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evaluated by placing patient in either the supine or the left lateral decubitus position and extending the right leg at the hip

psoas sign

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Has become the most important imaging study in patients with ATYPICAL presentations of appendicitis

CT scans

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condition of having diverticula of the colon. more common in the sigmoid colon. associated w/low fiber, high intake of fat/red meat, obesity, lack of excercise

diverticulosis

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which are outpocketings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through weaknesses of muscle layers in the colon wall (Mucosal layer herniates thru muscularis layer)

diverticula

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H/O includes: chronic constipation, some pts may c/o cramping, bloating, flatulence, and irregular defecation

diverticular disease

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PE may reveal LLQ tenderness and palpable sigmoid/descending colon

diverticular disease

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Treatment for diverticular disease

Bulk in diet to get one BM per day at minimum

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Swelling and inflammation of diverticulum in the intestinal wall

diverticulitis

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erosion of the diverticular wall by increased intraluminal pressure or inspissated stool within a diverticulum; inflammation and focal necrosis ensue, resulting in perforation

diverticulitis

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Signs and symptoms include: achy LLQ pain, N/V, low grade fever, palpable mass, distention, stool occult blood, leukocytosis

diverticulitis

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CI during initial stages of diverticulitis due to risk of perforation

barium enema or colonoscopy

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test of choice in pts suspected of having acute diverticulitis

CT scan

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Outpatient treatment for diverticulitis

clear liquid diet, analgesia, Augmentin or Flagyl + Cipro x 7 days

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Inpatient treatment for diverticulitis (ie the elderly, immunosuppressed, those with significant comorbidities, and those with high fever or significant leukocytosis)

IV fluids, NG tube, IV abx. Surgery- Drainage of abscess, temp or perm colostomy

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Most common form of congenital abnormality of the small intestine, resulting from an incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct in 5th week of fetal development

Meckel's Diverticulum

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Occurs on the antimesenteric border of the ileum, usually 60cm proximal to the ileocecal valve

Meckel's Diverticulum

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2% of the population, 2 feet from the ileocecal valve, and is about 2 inches long, 2% of patients develop a complication over their lifetime, present by age 2

rule of twos for Meckel's Diverticulum

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3 most common complications for Meckel's Diverticulum

GI bleeding, inflammation of diverticulum, intestinal obstruction

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Part of the intestines has prolapsed into another section of intestine. Usually occurs at the terminal ileum (ileocecal)

intussusception

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predominate cause of intestinal obstruction in persons aged 3 months to 6 years

intussusception

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Signs and symptoms include: colicky/intermittent pain, loose stools w/vomiting, blood or mucus passed through rectum (currant jelly stools)

intussusception