H1N1 infection in emergency surgery: A cautionary tale.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200239
Title:
H1N1 infection in emergency surgery: A cautionary tale.
Authors:
Galbraith, J G; Butler, J S; Pead, M; Twomey, A
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Mallow General Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
H1N1 infection in emergency surgery: A cautionary tale. 2010, 1 (1):4-6 Int J Surg Case Rep
Journal:
International journal of surgery case reports
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200239
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijscr.2010.07.001
PubMed ID:
22096662
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3199614/?report=printable
Abstract:
Pandemic 2009 influenza A H1N1 has spread rapidly since its first report in Mexico in March 2009. This is the first influenza pandemic in over 40 years and it atypically affects previously healthy young adults, with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The medical literature has been inundated with reports of H1N1 infection, the majority found in critical care and internal medicine journals with a relative paucity in the surgical literature. Despite this, it remains an important entity that can impact greatly on acute surgical emergencies. We present a case of previously healthy 31-year-old male who underwent open appendectomy. His post-operative recovery was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to H1N1 infection. This case report highlights the impact that H1N1 virus can have on acute surgical emergencies and how it can complicate the post-operative course.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Pandemic 2009 influenza A H1N1 has spread rapidly since its first report in Mexico in March 2009. This is the first influenza pandemic in over 40 years and it atypically affects previously healthy young adults, with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The medical literature has been inundated with reports of H1N1 infection, the majority found in critical care and internal medicine journals with a relative paucity in the surgical literature. Despite this, it remains an important entity that can impact greatly on acute surgical emergencies. We present a case of previously healthy 31-year-old male who underwent open appendectomy. His post-operative recovery was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to H1N1 infection. This case report highlights the impact that H1N1 virus can have on acute surgical emergencies and how it can complicate the post-operative course.
ISSN:
2210-2612

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, J Gen
dc.contributor.authorButler, J Sen
dc.contributor.authorPead, Men
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-05T12:12:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-05T12:12:39Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationH1N1 infection in emergency surgery: A cautionary tale. 2010, 1 (1):4-6 Int J Surg Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn2210-2612-
dc.identifier.pmid22096662-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijscr.2010.07.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200239-
dc.descriptionPandemic 2009 influenza A H1N1 has spread rapidly since its first report in Mexico in March 2009. This is the first influenza pandemic in over 40 years and it atypically affects previously healthy young adults, with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The medical literature has been inundated with reports of H1N1 infection, the majority found in critical care and internal medicine journals with a relative paucity in the surgical literature. Despite this, it remains an important entity that can impact greatly on acute surgical emergencies. We present a case of previously healthy 31-year-old male who underwent open appendectomy. His post-operative recovery was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to H1N1 infection. This case report highlights the impact that H1N1 virus can have on acute surgical emergencies and how it can complicate the post-operative course.en
dc.description.abstractPandemic 2009 influenza A H1N1 has spread rapidly since its first report in Mexico in March 2009. This is the first influenza pandemic in over 40 years and it atypically affects previously healthy young adults, with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The medical literature has been inundated with reports of H1N1 infection, the majority found in critical care and internal medicine journals with a relative paucity in the surgical literature. Despite this, it remains an important entity that can impact greatly on acute surgical emergencies. We present a case of previously healthy 31-year-old male who underwent open appendectomy. His post-operative recovery was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to H1N1 infection. This case report highlights the impact that H1N1 virus can have on acute surgical emergencies and how it can complicate the post-operative course.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3199614/?report=printableen
dc.titleH1N1 infection in emergency surgery: A cautionary tale.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Mallow General Hospital, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of surgery case reportsen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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