Low-dose CT effective for diagnosing colonic diverticulitis
A low-dose protocol of intravenous contrast-enhanced 2-mSv CT is comparabl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kids get fewer CTs, but adults' rates continue to rise Cognitively impaired kids undergo more CT for appendicitis COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

I.V. Lidocaine in Children Undergoing Laparoscopic Appendectomy I.V. Lidocaine in Children Undergoing Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Might intraoperative i.v. lidocaine administration reduce the intraoperative or postoperative need for opioids in children undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Appendectomy or Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis? Appendectomy or Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis?
Drs Robert Glatter, Joseph Sakran, and Ali Raja discuss data related to the use of surgical appendectomy vs antibiotics for acute appendicitis.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Virtual Post-Discharge Follow-Up Visits Work for Low-Risk Surgeries Virtual Post-Discharge Follow-Up Visits Work for Low-Risk Surgeries
Virtual follow-up visits work well for patients who have had minimally invasive appendectomy or cholecystectomy, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take for A Child to Recover from An Appendectomy?
Title: How Long Does It Take for A Child to Recover from An Appendectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kids get fewer CTs, but adults' rates continue to rise
Efforts to reduce children's exposure to radiation when they present in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cognitively impaired kids undergo more CT for appendicitis COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Application of machine learning to the prediction of postoperative sepsis after appendectomy
Conclusion(s): Machine learning methods can be used to predict the development of sepsis after appendectomy with moderate accuracy. Such predictive modeling has potential to ultimately allow for preoperative recognition of patients at risk for developing postoperative sepsis after appendectomy thus facilitating early intervention and reducing morbidity. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options
A large, randomized trial finds antibiotics are noninferior to surgery after 30 days. However, experts urge caution in rushing to the medication option for everyone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

ACS: Antibiotics Noninferior to Appendectomy for Appendicitis
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 -- Antibiotics are noninferior to appendectomy for treatment of appendicitis, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual clinical congress of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CODA appendicitis trial shows risks and benefits of treating appendicitis with antibiotics
(Boston Medical Center) Antibiotics may be a good choice for some, but not all, patients with appendicitis, according to results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings indicated that antibiotics were not worse than surgery when measuring overall health status, allowing most people to avoid an operation in the short term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is a Single-Port Appendectomy Technique?
Title: What Is a Single-Port Appendectomy Technique?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 30, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment
Quarantine and stay-at-home orders used to try to control the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Is an Open Appendectomy?
Title: What Is an Open Appendectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 26, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies
CT can be a valuable tool for diagnosing appendicitis, helping clinicians better...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Is Recovery Time for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?
Title: What Is Recovery Time for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take to Recover from An Appendectomy?
Title: How Long Does It Take to Recover from An Appendectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 24, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

U.S. hospitals, patients cancel elective surgery as coronavirus spreads
U.S. hospitals, anticipating a need for beds as more people are diagnosed with coronavirus, are postponing elective surgeries, while some patients, leery of going to a hospital, are canceling appointments themselves. Several hospitals in the hard-hit Seattle area, including EvergreenHealth, have suspended elective procedures like knee replacements for the next 30 days. Emergency surgeries like appendectomies or a broken wrist that needs surgery will continue. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

QOL Similar After Surgery, Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- For patients being treated for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, quality of life (QOL) is similar at seven years after appendectomy or antibiotic therapy, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Surgery. Suvi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One in six appendectomies on children are unnecessary new research shows
Scientists tested the extracted organs of 1,827 children after appendicectomies at 139 hospitals across Britain and Ireland and found that 16 per cent did not need the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Clinical Pathways Needed for Adults With Suspected Appendicitis Better Clinical Pathways Needed for Adults With Suspected Appendicitis
One in five appendectomies in the U.K. remove a normal appendix, but consistent use of appendicitis risk-prediction models could significantly reduce this rate, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Thousands of young British women 'have needless operations to remove their appendix'
Scientists at the University of Birmingham studied 274 hospitals and found those in the UK have the highest rates of unnecessary appendectomies in which the patient's organ turned out to be healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflexology massage helps relieve pain after appendectomy
(Natural News) Reflexology is a form of massage used as a complementary treatment for various ailments. Historical records suggest that this practice has been around since the time of the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. Reflexology mainly involves the gentle application of pressure to the hands and feet. This is believed to stimulate important points and energy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflexology found to provide pain relief post-appendectomy
In this study, researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran examined the effects of reflexology massage on pain relief after appendectomy. The results of their study were published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Appendicitis is the most common cause of severe abdominal pain. The associated post-surgical pain is also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- The risk for Parkinson disease is increased after appendectomy, according to a study presented at the 2019 Digestive Disease Week, held from May 18 to 21 in San Diego. Mohammed Z. Sheriff, M.D., from the Case Western Reserve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
A study of 62 million people in the United States finds that those who have had their appendix removed are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
A study of 62 million people in the United States finds that those who have had their appendix removed are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

People who have their appendix removed are THREE TIMES more likely to develop Parkinson's
New Case Western University research on 62 million patients found that nearly one percent of those who had appendectomies got Parkinson's - three times more than those didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 43-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain
A 43-year-old woman presents with abdominal pain and an appendectomy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Health Tip: Appendectomy
-- Typically, doctors treat appendicitis with removal of the organ, medically called an appendectomy, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions, usually leading... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Appendectomy
Title: Health Tip: AppendectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 24, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

San Francisco General Hospital ends controversial billing practice
San Francisco General Hospital has ended a heavily criticized billing practice that left insured patients facing huge medical bills even for routine procedures. Reports included patients paying $50,000 for an appendectomy, $20,000 for a bike accident or $7,000 for a concussion — and that’s after their insurance had kicked in. Media reports have swirled in 2019 about a billing system at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hosp ital and Trauma Center that charged patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell recovering after having emergency surgery to remove appendix
CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell, 45, is recovering from an emergency appendectomy she had on Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis symptoms to watch out for
"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell is recovering from an emergency appendectomy over the weekend. Hilary Lane has more on the warning signs of appendicitis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norah O'Donnell on "valuable lessons" from appendectomy
"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell is recovering from the emergency procedure she had over the weekend (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe
This study demonstrates that surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis is very safe. As people contemplate their choices for managing appendicitis — antibiotics or surgery — these data can help ensure they make a fully informed choice. AUTHORSDr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky, Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons and Dr. Marcia Russell of UCLA. Russell is also with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.JOURNALThe peer-reviewed journal Surgerypublished the study.FUNDINGThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Childers. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Antibiotics may be an alternative first-line treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis
This expert commentary is provided for an RCT which found less complications with antibiotics vs appendectomy (6.5% vs 24%), though 27% of patients receiving antibiotics required surgery within 1yr. Before considering routine use of antibiotics, several questions need answering.There is the issue of antibiotic stewardship as ertapenem, the antibiotic used in this trial is currently reserved for severe infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Neoplasm Rate Seen After Conservative Treatment of Periappendicular Abscess High Neoplasm Rate Seen After Conservative Treatment of Periappendicular Abscess
A trial comparing interval appendectomy to MRI follow-up after nonoperative treatment of periappendicular abscess was stopped prematurely after an interim analysis revealed a high neoplasm rate.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about appendectomy
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. Doctors use appendectomy to treat appendicitis. Learn more about the procedure here, including the recovery, complications, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Case Against Appendectomies
The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Appendix (Body Part) Appendicitis Antibiotics Surgery and Surgeons Digestive Tract Source Type: news

Does Appendectomy Reduce the Chance of Developing Parkinson's? Does Appendectomy Reduce the Chance of Developing Parkinson's?
Dr Perry Wilson discusses a recent study that links the development of Parkinson disease not to the brain but to the gut.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson's Disease
The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson & rsquo;s Disease
The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Appendectomy Decades Earlier Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers find abundant alpha-synuclein aggregates in appendixes of healthy people (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The lowly appendix may play a surprising role in the development of Parkinson ’s disease
In a finding that extends the link between gut and brain health in a surprising new direction, researchers have found that Swedes who underwent an appendectomy were 20% less likely than those who retained their appendix to develop Parkinson ’s disease, a brain condition marked by tremors, movement... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Jim Gaffigan on his emergency appendectomy
The comedian discusses a recent medical emergency, and no way was his three-cheeseburger-a-day habit to blame. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendectomy
Title: AppendectomyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/21/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 17, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Decline in Appendicitis Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools? Decline in Appendicitis Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the global trends of appendicitis. As appendectomies decline, questions remain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Decline in Appendectomy Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools? Decline in Appendectomy Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the global trends of appendicitis. As appendectomies decline, questions remain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Appendectomy
A slide show explaining appendectomy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news