Jayne Barr, Author at Rheumatology Advisor

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Testicular torsion

Testicular Torsion I. What every physician needs to know. Testicular torsion is considered a clinical emergency. It occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. Without intervention, the testes becomes ischemic with eventual testicular loss. Approximately 90% of torsion is due to the anatomic “bellclapper” defect in which…

Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm I. What every physician needs to know. The focus of this chapter is on thoracic aortic aneurysm. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is discussed in a separate chapter. An aneurysm is a dilation of an artery of at least 50% greater than the normal artery and can be either localized or diffuse. Thoracic aortic…

Adult congenital heart disease

I. Problem/Condition. Congenital heart disease (CHD) occurs in approximately 3-5 out of every 100 live births. Due to advances in pediatric cardiac surgery, there is now an increasing number of adults who have had surgery as infants or children. Over 85% of children with congenital heart disease survive to adulthood. There are estimated to be…

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