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Abdominal Pain

Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.

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Ocena skutecznosci probiotykow w leczeniu czynnosciowych bolow brzucha u dzieci i doroslych: systematyczny przeglad pismiennictwa [Probiotic therapy for functional abdominal pain: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials]

Bibliographic details: Gawronska A, Szabunko M, Szajewska H.  Ocena skutecznosci probiotykow w leczeniu czynnosciowych bolow brzucha u dzieci i doroslych: systematyczny przeglad pismiennictwa [Probiotic therapy for functional abdominal pain: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials]. Pediatria Wspolczesna 2005; 7(4): 303-309

Systematic review of treatments for recurrent abdominal pain

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of evaluated treatments for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children.

Meta-analysis: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG for abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders in childhood

BACKGROUND: A lack of reliable treatments for abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders prompts interest in new therapies.

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The use of analgesia for acute abdominal pain (AAP) does not mask clinical findings, nor does it delay diagnosis.

The use of analgesia for AAP does not mask clinical findings nor does it delay diagnosis.

Managing acute lower abdominal pain in women of childbearing age

Review question: Cochrane authors reviewed available evidence on the use of laparoscopy to manage acute lower abdominal pain, non‐specific lower abdominal pain or suspected appendicitis in women of childbearing age. We found 12 studies.

Opioids for abdominal pain in acute pancreatitis

The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It produces digestive juices, amylase, secreted into the small intestine and releases hormones, insulin and glucagon, into the bloodstream. Acute pancreatitis refers to a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive juices become active inside the pancreas, causing swelling, bleeding and damage to the pancreas and its blood vessels. It is a serious condition and can lead to further problems. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is usually a few days in hospital for fluids, antibiotics, and medicines to relieve pain, delivered by drip.

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