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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Hard to walk

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

  • Extremely high fever of 106.7°F / 41.5°C or higher

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or more for weeks

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is peritonitis?

Peritonitis is the inflammation of the peritoneum, a thin layer lining the inside of the abdomen and surrounding abdominal organs. It is a life-threatening emergency requiring prompt medical attention and can be caused by bacterial infections, liver disease, or a rupture in the gastrointestinal tract, among other things.

Symptoms of peritonitis

  • Fever

  • Abdominal guarding

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Abdominal pain

  • Sharp abdominal pain

  • Feeling cold or shivering

Questions your doctor may ask to check for peritonitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Does pressing on your stomach cause severe pain?

  • Is your stomach pain localized to one specific area?

  • Is walking difficult for you?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

Treatment for peritonitis

Peritonitis is a life-threatening emergency requiring immediate hospital treatment. Treatment typically involves antibiotics and fluids injected into the vein to address the underlying infection, and in some cases, surgery may be necessary.

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References

  • Spalding DR, Williamson RC. Peritonitis. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 Jan;69(1):M12-5. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2008.69.Sup1.28050. PMID: 18293728.

    https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/hmed.2008.69.Sup1.28050

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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