Audrey Hepburn died from 'an extremely rare cancer' that could cause the appendix to burst
Icon Audrey Hepburn died at the age of 63 from a rare form of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Management, CDC Guidelines, and CMS Requirements in the Era of the Opioid Crisis
Post-acute and long-term care providers employ many strategies to address the challenge of managing pain, including by treating pain according to current clinical practice guidelines, encouraging safety, and aiming for the best possible outcome for our patients and residents. In addition, providers must remain vigilant by following the regulations in the Requirements of Participation, State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP, and the F tags such as F697 associated with pain management. And, to complicate matters, they must accomplish all this while considering the nuances related to insurance, step therapy, drug formular...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 1, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert C. Accetta Tags: LTC Pharmacy Source Type: news

Appendicitis More Often Missed in Patients Who Are Black Appendicitis More Often Missed in Patients Who Are Black
Hospitals with more diverse patient populations were less likely to miss the diagnosis, however, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2023 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen for Delayed Appendicitis Diagnosis
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2023 -- Black patients have higher rates of delayed appendicitis diagnosis and 30-day hospital use than White patients, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Surgery. Ana M. Reyes, M.D., from Northwestern University... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - February 3, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good results for 2022 despite decline in demand for COVID-19 products
Basel, 2 February 2023Group sales grow by 2%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 1% in Swiss francs, despite lower COVID-19-related sales in both divisionsPharmaceuticals Division salesincrease by 2%; continued strong growth of newer medicines more than compensating for the impact of biosimilars and lower sales of Actemra/RoActemra (severe COVID-19)Diagnostics Division salesgrow by 3%; ongoing strong momentum in base business (+7%) more than compensating for the continuing decline in the demand for COVID-19 tests in the second half of the yearHighlightsin the fourth quarter of 2022 (incl. January 2023):US approvals ofLun...
Source: Roche Media News - February 2, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen beauty queen who mistook rib pain for pulled muscle almost died of appendicitis
She is now set to "embrace" her scars as she takes to the stage to represent England in a beauty contest in Vietnam next month. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shorter Post-Op Antibiotic Course Non-Inferior for Complex Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Two days of postoperative intravenous antibiotics for complex appendicitis was non-inferior to 5 days in terms of complications and mortality, according to results of an open-label randomized trial. In 1,005 patients, the vast... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Patient Named'Settle' Decides to Sue Instead A Patient Named'Settle' Decides to Sue Instead
A West Virginia medical center is being sued by a man who claims that the hospital lied about removing his appendix.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Appendicitis Often Spotted Later in Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 -- While appendicitis is a common emergency, Black people experiencing its symptoms more often have a delayed diagnosis. But that doesn ’t happen in lower-quality hospitals that serve more Black patients, according to new... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scarborough Hospital patient sleeps in car due to bed shortage
Michael Woodcock, suffering appendicitis, says he would have otherwise had to sleep in a chair. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis: How to Avoid a Delayed Diagnosis Appendicitis: How to Avoid a Delayed Diagnosis
Have a low threshold for appendicitis because it can mimic many other common conditions.The Cribsiders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Magnetic appendix: an uncommon indication for appendectomy - Birkhold M, Habib JR, Kang J, Diaz-Calderon L, Lumpkins K, Strauch E.
Foreign object ingestions are a common occurrence in pediatrics, often necessitating endoscopic or surgical intervention. The ingestion of multiple magnets poses an increased risk for serious complications. Our article presents a case of a five-year-old bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What is Diastasis Recti Abdominis?
Discussion Ventral wall hernias are common. They can be congenital or acquired and it is estimated that approximately 25% of people will have one at some point in their life. True hernias have a fascial defect and therefore contents can protrude through and potentially become incarcerated and/or strangulated. Common ones include: Epigastric occurs between the sternum and umbilicus. It can appear midline or slightly off-center. In children they can spontaneously resole. Umbilical occurs around the umbilical structures. These again often spontaneously resolve. Spigelian occurs in anterior abdominal wall adjacent to the semi...
Source: - December 12, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Can Catch Tumors When They ’ re Curable, New Research Finds
For the past six years, Elyssa Barbaro has gotten screened for lung cancer. The 71-year-old New Yorker smoked for about 50 years, but she doubts she would have gotten an annual preventative CT scan if her pulmonologist hadn’t told her she should. Even though the procedure takes just 15 minutes, it saved her life—more than once. During her CT scans in 2019 and 2020, cancer was discovered in Barbaro’s lungs. At first, Barbaro was terrified to learn that she had cancer. But because her doctors had checked her lungs annually, and then every six months after her diagnoses, they were able to find the nodules so...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?
Discussion Endometriosis is classically defined as endometrial tissue occurring outside the uterine lining. It is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea in adolescents. It can present differently in adolescents than adult women and usually can appear like many other common problems such as chronic constipation or gastrointestinal dysmotility. It is estimated that ~25-38% of adolescents with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis. Use of clinical criteria versus laparoscopic documentation of disease makes the epidemiology of this problem more challenging. The cause is not wholly agreed upon but many believe ...
Source: - November 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news