The Checkup: The Challenge of Managing Other People ’ s Pain
Why does one child cry inconsolably after a needle stick while another watches with curiosity as the shot is administered? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Pain-Relieving Drugs Appendix (Body Part) Appendicitis Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Published: 2/2019. This 56-page document provides an update to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule (EP Rule); adds emerging infectious diseases to the definition of all-hazards approach; provides new Home Health Agency citations; and lists clarifications under alternate source power and emergency standby systems. In light of events such as the Ebola virus and Zika, CMS believes that facilities should consider preparedness and infection prevention within their all-hazards approach, which covers both natural and man-made d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Mother was told she would never carry a child after doctors left a metal HOOK inside
Lucy Elliott, 26, was left with a metal hook inside her abdomen, close to her uterus, following emergency surgery to remove her appendix in April 2013 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Excellence in Delivery Device Testing
Introduction There is a need for a fully-informed laboratory in combination device validation services. The ideal is a laboratory that understands both the pharmaceutical and medical device requirements; from extractables and leachables, through bioavailability, to dose accuracy and ease of use. A good pre-clinical partner/test facility, such as Medical Engineering Technologies Ltd. (MET, www.met.uk.com) can provide regulatory guidance and Design Validation Testing (DVT) to help assist in getting a product to the marketplace. The process of generating performance and safety data should be planned to ensure efficient projec...
Source: Mass Device - December 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Medical Engineering Technologies Source Type: news

Researchers develop first ever model for patient-specific treatment of appendix cancer
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have recently developed a process that may change the way cancer of the appendix is treated in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is appendix cancer?
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person ’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology 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

Surgery Remains Best Treatment for Appendicitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Non-surgical treatment involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Appendix linked to toxic Parkinson ’s protein
A study suggests that the toxic protein buildup that ’s linked to Parkinson’s may begin in the appendix. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Study: Surgery best treatment for appendicitis, not antibiotics
A person suffering from appendicitis should receive surgery and not try to treat the condition with antibiotics, a study said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual-Energy Spectral in CT Aids in Diagnosis of Acute Gangrenous Appendicitis
Imaging confirms or excludes the presence of gangrenous appendicitis with high sensitivity and specificity. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: CT Source Type: news

Surgery Still Best Approach for Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Non-operative management involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis undergoing nonoperative management are more likely to have an appendicitis-associated readmission and to develop an abscess, although index hospitalization costs are lower compared... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery, not antibiotics, 'should remain first choice treatment for appendicitis' 
Researchers at Standard University found treating the condition with prescription medicine results in higher rates of hospital re-admissions - and is more costly in the long-term. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Selection Key in Nonoperative Appendicitis Care Patient Selection Key in Nonoperative Appendicitis Care
A new study finds that nonoperative management of patients with uncomplicated appendicitis can be successful, but the risk for complications and recurrence should be considered.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medtronic backs infant-sized miniature pacer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is collaborating with researchers at the Children’s National Health System to develop a miniature pacemaker intended for use with infants. The prototype version of the device was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions by Dr. Rohan Kumthekar of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of the Children’s National Health System. The newly developed miniature pacer is designed to be implanted through a 1 cm incision just below the ribcage, eliminating the need for open-chest surgery, according to a CNHS report. The device is im...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development Medtronic Source Type: news

What can I do as a physician to prevent firearm injury? - Kahn JS.
This issue of Annals includes an important position paper from the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in the United States (1). The updated policy paper and its appendix provide a mountain of evidence on the serious, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The normal human appendix seems to contain pathogenic forms of α-synuclein, which may impact the risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a study published online Oct. 31 in Science Translational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?
Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?
Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Study Links The Appendix And Developing Parkinson ’ s Disease
BOSTON (CBS) — Appendicitis is no fun but there may be an added benefit to having your appendix removed. A new study has found a link between the appendix and developing Parkinson’s disease. Researchers looked at a half million people in Sweden and found those whose appendix had been removed early in life were at an almost a 20-percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s compared to those who still had their appendix. And if they did develop Parkinson’s it was delayed up to 3 1/2 years. The scientists also studied healthy appendices and found high levels of a protein similar to one that is found in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pediatric Extremity Hemorrhage and Tourniquet Use
Conclusion Current evidence suggests that direct pressure, commercial tourniquets and improvised tourniquets can adequately control pediatric extremity hemorrhage. Being prepared for an emergency requires dedicated and recurrent training. Practice bleeding control by applying direct pressure, a commercial tourniquet, and a cravat on a simulated (yet human, i.e., standardized) small patient. Take a moment to share the information you gained from this article, and from your own practice, with colleagues. Your knowledge, and the knowledge that you impart to others, will save lives. Back to the Call You take a deep breath and ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erica Simon, DO, MHA Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Removing appendix big factor in preventing Parkinson’s disease – new study
PEOPLE who have their appendix removed are around 20 per cent less likely to develop  Parkinson’s disease, according to a US study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Future Parkinson's Risk Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Future Parkinson's Risk
Two new epidemiologic studies have suggested an important role for the appendix in the origin of Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?
Title: Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?
Removing the appendix may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Appendix Have Anything To Do With Parkinson's Disease?
But does this study support the theory that Parkinson's Disease may start in the gut and then eventually climb into the brain? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Could the Appendix Play Key Role in Parkinson's?
Removing the appendix may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?
Removing the appendix may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Had your appendix removed? You face a LOWER risk of Parkinson's
Researchers with the American Association for the Advancement of Science analysed data from more than one million people to uncover the link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Appendix: Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers find abundant alpha-synuclein aggregates in appendixes of healthy people (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's
Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start in the gut, not the brain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parkinson ’s disease could originate in appendix, study finds
Appendix removal early in life linked to a 19% reduced risk of developing the illnessParkinson ’s disease could originate in the appendix, according to one of the largest studies of the neurodegenerative illness.The analysis of health records of more than 1 million individuals in Sweden found that having the appendix removed early in life is linked to a 19% reduced risk of developing Parkinson ’s disease. The findings are the latest to implicate the gut and immune system in the genesis of the disease, in which the loss of neurons in a brain area that controls movement lead to a tremor and slurred speech.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Parkinson's disease Medical research Society Health Science Source Type: news

Had your appendix removed? Your Parkinson's risk may be 20% lower
It may be painful, but there could be an unusual upside to appendicitis: Those who have had their appendix removed are 20% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new analysis of more than 1 million people in Sweden. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Could the Appendix Play a Key Role in Parkinson's Disease?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Long belittled as inconsequential, the appendix is hardly the rock star of body organs. But its reputation may get a boost from new research that suggests that removing it may lower the risk for Parkinson's disease. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boy, six, 'looked like he was dying' after doctors failed to diagnose his appendicitis
Kayne Oughton, from South Tyneside, had to visit three different hospitals and a GP surgery in less than two weeks as his mother desperately tried to get help to stop his agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 6, 'looked like he was dying' after doctors failed to diagnose his appendicitis
Kayne Oughton, from South Tyneside, had to visit three different hospitals and a GP surgery in less than two weeks as his mother desperately tried to get help to stop his agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New health insurer policy may mean you pay for your ER visit
(Reuters Health) - While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New mother, 18, didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth in the kitchen
Milaois Murphy, from Dublin, had her daughter Harper just 26 weeks into the pregnancy and hadn't even known she was expecting, passing off her pain and vomiting as possible appendicitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking After Spinal Injury; Clipping the Mitral Valve: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include antibiotic treatment of appendicitis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgery often not needed for appendicitis, study finds
A new study shows antibiotics are a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Study finds surgery often not needed
A new study shows antibiotics are a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Cure Appendicitis -- No Operation Needed
Title: Antibiotics May Cure Appendicitis -- No Operation NeededCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 26, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

There ’s a Promising New Way to Treat Appendicitis That Doesn’t Involve Surgery
(CHICAGO) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had another attack. It’s a substantial change in thinking about how to treat an inflamed appendix. For decades, appendicitis has been considered a medical emergency requiring immediat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Cure Appendicitis Without Surgery
Most appendicitis cases are uncomplicated, which means the organ hasn't ruptured, so they can be treated with antibiotics. Only when the appendix looks like it may burst immediately is an operation necessary, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news