splenectomy


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splenectomy

[splə′nek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the spleen.
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Our primary outcome measures were splenic conservation rate, incidence of splenic injury, and splenectomy.
Splenectomy is often a viable option for ITP patients refractory to corticosteroids especially if the platelet count is below 30,000.
In this case, the patient had a history of splenectomy at age 11 and was unaware of any previous work-up for remnant splenic tissue.
Our patient gave history of splenectomy 10 years ago.
The study results show that only 8 percent of Nplate patients (13/157) underwent splenectomy or discontinued the study prior to reporting a splenectomy compared with 35 percent of patients (27/77) in the SOC group.
The response to Nplate was higher in those patients who still had their spleen than in those patients who had undergone a splenectomy.
Number Percentage (%) Lymphadenopathy 42/42 10 Hepatomegaly 28/42 67 Splenomegaly 39/41 * 95 Pulmonary involvement 17/42 40 Pulmonary infiltrates 11/42 26 Bilateral pleural effusion 6/42 14 * One patient had undergone a splenectomy for ITP prior to developing MCD.
Surgical conditions range from appendicitis to cysts, hepatic tumors, inguinal hernia, neuroblastoma, obesity and bariatric surgery, splenectomy, liver and kidney transplants.
4,5,7) degenerative joint disease, (5,12,13) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (4,12,13) chronic heart disease, (4,13) end-stage renal disease with secondary hyperparathyroidism, (14) malignancy, (4,9) splenectomy, (4,9,15) gastric surgery, (4,9) diabetes mellitus, (12) osteonecrosis (7) and graft-versus-host disease.
Based on the positive results from this study, along with the positive results from its other Phase 3 study of patients with ITP despite prior splenectomy, the company is on track to file in 2007 for approval of AMG 531 in the ITP indication in both the United States and Europe.
Because of his splenectomy he is permanently on antibiotics and is prone to various illnesses due to the injury and subsequent removal of the spleen.
But only in Emmerdale would an emergency splenectomy count as courtship and Paddy and Del end up snogging on the bridge.