abdominal guarding


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ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

a spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; usually a result of inflammation of the parietal peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis.

abdominal guarding

n.
A spasm of the abdominal wall muscles to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; it usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis, and is detectable on palpation.

abdominal guarding

A spasm of the anterior abdominal-wall muscles detected on physical examination; it is a protective response to intra-abdominal inflammation, and seen in patients with appendicitis, diverticulitis or peritonitis.

abdominal guarding

Clinical medicine A spasm of the anterior abdominal wall muscles detected on physical examination, which is a 'protective response' to intraabdominal inflammation seen in Pts with appendicitis, diverticulitis or peritonitis.

ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

(ab-dom'i-năl gahrd'ing)
A spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as seen in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis.

ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

(ab-dom'i-năl gahrd'ing)
Spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure.
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The main outcomes were difference in pain intensity, the presence of abdominal guarding before and after medication, and the diagnostic accuracy between the oxycodone and placebo groups.
On admission to the intensive care unit, physical examination showed abdominal guarding and a body temperature of 39.2[degrees]C.
Her vomiting and diarrhea abated after 24 hours, but her fever and leukocytosis persisted, along with her marked abdominal pain and abdominal guarding.
On physical examination, she had mild, generalized abdominal tenderness with no specific signs or abdominal guarding. She was afebrile, and a white blood cell (WBC) count was normal.
Physical examination revealed diffuse abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding. Laboratory data revealed leukocytopenia (1780/[mm.sup.3]) with normal values for hemoglobin (13.3 g/dL) and platelets (237x[10.sup.6]/[mm.sup.3]).
84% of the patients presented with abdominal pain followed by abdominal guarding and rigidity.
On physical examination, extensive tenderness in the abdomen and abdominal guarding were found.
Abdominal examination revealed abdominal distension, lower abdominal guarding more so in the right iliac fossa with rebound tenderness and increased bowel sounds.
of Patients Percentage (%) Pallor 85 85 Icterus 3 3 Edema 12 12 Ascitis 10 10 Signs of dehydration 30 30 Generalized lymphadenopathy 9 9 Abdominal tenderness 48 48 Abdominal Guarding 29 29 Abdominal Rigidity 2 2 Hepatomegaly 8 8 Splenomegaly 12 12 Lung signs 18 18 Table 3: Various Surgical presentations Diagnosis of Patient No.
There was tenderness in the epigastric region but no abdominal guarding or rigidity.
Table 1: Preoperative data Parameters Numbers (n=44) Number of terminal ileal perforation 44 Sex Male 34 Female 10 Signs and symptoms Abdominal pain 44 Fever 41 Abdominal guarding 41 Altered bowel habits 44 Tachycardia (pulse>110/min) 23 Hypotension (sys.
OF PATIENTS Abdominal pain 90 Vomiting 15 Abdominal distension 56 Hematuria 6 Pallor 60 Pulse>90/min 90 BP<90mm of Hg systolic 65 Abdominal guarding and rigidity 75 Abdominal tenderness 82 Rebound tenderness 40 Free fluid 60 Absent bowel sounds 66 Majority of the patients presented with abdominal pain (90%) an Abdominal tenderness (82%).