Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Title: A randomized prospective study comparing non operative management with laparoscopic treatment in patients with a diaphragm injury following left thoracoabdominal stab wounds.
Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to access the clinical outcome of potential occult diaphragm injuries in a group of patients presenting at the Groote Schuur trauma centre with left sided thoracoabdominal stab wounds, if an expectant non operative management course is taken.
Objects of the Study: To obtain the above mentioned aim the study will undertake;
- to do laparoscopy on a group of randomly selected patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wounds to obtain the incidence of occult diaphragm injury.
- to assess the incidence and clinical outcome of delayed diaphragm visceral herniation in the study group.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Laparoscopy, Clinical follow up
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:51-0400
Respiratory dysfunction is the leading cause of death in individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Nearly one quarter of all SCI cases involve injury to the upper spinal cord segments ...
Patients with left-colon cancer will be randomized to laparoscopic or laparotomic operation. during surgery and for 6 days after operation, intestinal oxygen tension and ischemia-reperfusi...
This study is designed to evaluate the relationship between diaphragm activity during mechanical ventilation and the development of ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction (VIDD). Diaphra...
A randomised and controlled trial to people diagnosed with rotator cuff injuries who are divided into 3 groups of treatment: shoulder myofascial trigger points release, manual diaphragm re...
Study conducted to confirm phrenic nerve stimulation using the Lungpacer LIVE Catheter, confirm capture of the diaphragm and confirm that the diaphragm can be paced in synchrony with mecha...
Diaphragm weakness is highly prevalent in critically ill patients. It may exist prior to ICU admission and may precipitate the need for mechanical ventilation but it also frequently develops during th...
To investigate the clinical management and medical follow-up of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) presenting to emergency departments (EDs).
Injury and subsequent leakage of unrecognized thoracic duct tributaries during transthoracic esophagectomy may lead to chylothorax. Therefore, we hypothesized that thoracic duct anatomy at the diaphra...
Major vascular injury training may improve clinical skills and reduce patient morbidity during gynecologic laparoscopy; thus, reliable models for simulation should be identified.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is well-accepted in management of penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) with the rate of missed injuries below 1%. However, there is a reluctance to accept therapeutic laparoscopy ...
A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.
A relatively common sequela of blunt head injury, characterized by a global disruption of axons throughout the brain. Associated clinical features may include NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; DEMENTIA; and other disorders.
Study subjects in COHORT STUDIES whose outcomes are unknown e.g., because they could not or did not wish to attend follow-up visits.(from Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed.)
A congenital abnormality characterized by the elevation of the DIAPHRAGM dome. It is the result of a thinned diaphragmatic muscle and injured PHRENIC NERVE, allowing the intra-abdominal viscera to push the diaphragm upward against the LUNG.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.