The diversity of intra-abdominal/pelvic infections is greater than of any other organ system. Several clinical scenarios can end up in intra-abdominal infections. The common causes include penetrating abdominal trauma, abdominal surgery, diverticulitis, appendicitis, pancreatitis, biliary disease, perforated viscus, and primary peritonitis. In addition, it is important not to overlook obstetric/gynecologic causes or genitourinary involvement as well. These diseases can become life-threatening if not treated properly, and lead to chronic complications if treatment is delayed.
In up to 10% of patients who experience abdominal trauma, the renal and urogenital systems will be involved. In polytrauma patients with other potentially life-threatening injuries, renal and genitourinary trauma may be overlooked initially, and a delayed or missed diagnosis of these injuries may result in preventable complications. It is important to develop a systematic approach to identify the cause of abdominal and/or genitourinary trauma and to develop a standardized approach to management.
What a great lecturer. Very confident and clear to the point.
I liked the course for its short and crisp presentation of the videos and content though in some cases I felt like maybe a bit more elaboration on certain points was warranted. But, I'm sure that would have been covered in the Internal medicine course. Altogether, I enjoyed the course and I'm sure it will help me in my time in the ED. Thank you Dr. Sharon Bord and Lecturio team for putting this together Aman
Dr. Sharon explained it very beautifully , provided all the causes, and answer most of the potential queries.
Yes indeed brilliant course IA very well -structured and really useful ! Key points have been highlighted really well!