Young men who suffer appendicitis more at risk of prostate cancer
The study was led by scientists at Orebro University in Sweden. Up to 40,000 men and women a year in the UK have their appendix removed by surgeons due to painful inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis (Symptoms, Pain, Tests, Treatments, Surgery)
Title: Appendicitis (Symptoms, Pain, Tests, Treatments, Surgery)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 29, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Medical Devices
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have long been heralded as the future of transformative technologies. From diagnostic and imaging technologies to therapeutic applications and robotics, the potential for machine learning and AI technologies reaches almost every corner of the medtech world. So, what does that mean for the development and application of next-gen medical devices? Dave Saunders is the chief technology officer of Galen Robotics, an emerging surgical robotics company that specializes in a new line of robotic technologies that provide a cooperatively controlled surgical platform. The company aims...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news

Substantial Equivalency: By Comparison or By Performance?
On April 12, FDA released a draft guidance document, Expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) Program: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence through Performance Criteria. Comments on the draft will be accepted until July 11. As comments are received they can be reviewed here. An Abbreviated 510(k) is one that uses guidance documents, special controls, and/or FDA-recognized consensus standards to establish substantial equivalence in whole or in part without direct comparison of the candidate device to one or more predicate devices. The Abbreviated 510(k) has existed since at least 1998 as part of The New 510(k) Pa...
Source: MDDI - April 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Meningococcal meningitis: Stomach pain should be seen as a warning sign
(Institut Pasteur) Patients with meningococcal infection generally develop symptoms including a high temperature, vomiting and a stiff neck... but they might also just have a bad stomach ache. This can be so severe that they are sometimes wrongly operated for appendicitis. Teams from the Institut Pasteur decided to investigate the question. And the results speak for themselves: 10 percent of patients infected by the meningococcal strain that is on the rise in Europe suffer from abdominal pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis
-- Appendicitis isa painful inflammation of the appendix. It can be life-threatening if ignored and the appendix ruptures. More than 5 percent of people in the United States will develop appendicitis at some point during their lives, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis
Title: Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of AppendicitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 20, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

'Live donors' urged to give organs to cut waiting times
An organ transplant is described as being "like having your appendix out" by a woman who donated to her father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: What is 'jelly belly' and are you at risk?
CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for signs of less serious conditions. One cancer, which is considered rare, starts in the appendix and because of its symptoms has been given the nickname ‘jelly belly’. So what are the symptoms, what are the causes, and what treatment is available? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Jelly belly’ cancer: What are the symptoms and are you at risk?
CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for signs of less serious conditions. One cancer, which is considered rare, starts in the appendix and because of its symptoms has been given the nickname ‘jelly belly’. So what are the symptoms, what are the causes, and what treatment is available? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex offenders of East Asian heritage resemble other Canadian sex offenders (Correction) - Lee SC, Hanson RK, Zabarauckas CL.
The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error. The Appendix table was incorrectly formatted and entries were misaligned. The correct table is now given in this article. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma?
If a CT scan of a patient with obtunded blunt trauma is normal, is a follow-up...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases Emergency departments continue to drive CT use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Q8, Q9, & Q10 Questions and Answers -- Appendix: Q & As from Training Sessions (Q8, Q9, & Q10 Points to Consider)
International Council on Harmonisation - Quality (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appendicitis Calculator Quantifies Risk in Children With Acute Abdominal Pain Appendicitis Calculator Quantifies Risk in Children With Acute Abdominal Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Calculator to predict pediatric appendicitis may improve patient care
Researchers at a children's hospital in Minnesota have developed a pediatric appendicitis risk calculator to aid in the diagnosis of the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technique developed to improve appendicitis care for pediatric patients
(Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota) Researchers from Children's Minnesota and HealthPartners Institute have developed a new pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) to aid in the diagnosis of appendicitis. The calculator was developed as part of a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic recalls 48 CRM devices on arcing risk
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) informed physicians last month of a problem with 48 of its cardiac rhythm management devices that’s prompting a Class I recall of the devices. The recall affects cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and implantable cardioverter defibrillators that were “sent through a manufacturing sequence that introduced the potential for internal arcing during high-voltage charging, leading to the immediate and permanent loss of device functionality,” according to a January doctors letter from quality & regulatory VP Tim Samsel. The issue led to a single instance in which an implant...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Cardiac Rhythm Management Medtronic Source Type: news

FAST exam is effective for assessing abdominal bleeding
Focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) exams are a reliable way to evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A step closer to Doc McCoy's beloved toy? Ultrasound sufficient for evaluating pediatric appendicitis FAST recommended first for kids with blunt abdominal trauma FAST proves useful as triage tool in wartime Experience beats speed in emergency FAST training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Platinum Educational Group Prepares for New CoAEMSP Requirements
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. –Platinum Educational Group understands the struggles and obstacles that are presented to EMS educators when it pertains to accreditation. EMS training institutes, particularly paramedic programs, face stringent challenges like the NREMT Portfolio (where applicable), on-site reviews, and most recently the upcoming Appendix G requirements from Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). As always, Platinum Educational Group is programming their online solutions to meet and exceed these new mandates. Appendix G, the new version to r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Could a colonoscopy put you at risk for appendicitis?
(Natural News) In a recent study, scientists have suggested that patients who have undergone a colonoscopy may develop appendicitis a week after the procedure. The finding, which was published in JAMA Surgery, offers a new perspective on appendicitis and whether certain people are predisposed to it. While cases of appendicitis have been generally declining for the past couple of years, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has the world's largest hernia, weighing in at 5 STONE
Dean Carron, 42, from Mansfield, developed a large incisional hernia  as a result of complications during a routine appendix operation, which resulted in doctors fighting for hours to save his life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Risk of Appendicitis?
Though the appendicitis risk is small, it's at least four times higher the week after a colonoscopy than in the 51 weeks that follow, the study found. And by some measures, the increase is 12 times higher. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren't sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately, it's rare. And it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
Title: Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 5, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT
Administering oral plus intravenous contrast to children who were in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose
Title: Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients ChoseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 11, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Choose Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis?
Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study said they'd use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix, according to a team led by surgeon Dr. Marc Basson, of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows
Most people choose surgery for appendicitis, but almost 10% choose antibiotics alone, suggesting surgeons should describe the risks and benefits of this option to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking a new Co-ordinating Editor for the Colorectal Cancer Group- any location
We are looking for a new home for theCochrane Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG). In addition to the detection, treatment and monitoring of colorectal cancer, the Group ’s scope also currently covers other abdominal surgery-related topics, including hernia and appendicitis.The CRCG portfolio of reviews includes 116 active reviews and 65 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based anywhere in the world. Henning Keinke Andersen, the Group ’s Managing Editor has indicated that he is willing to remain in post if appropriate.We will accept applications from within the existing Cochrane community and beyon...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking a new Co-ordinating Editor for the Colorectal Cancer Group
We are looking for a new home for theCochrane Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG). In addition to the detection, treatment and monitoring of colorectal cancer, the Group ’s scope also currently covers other abdominal surgery-related topics, including hernia and appendicitis.The CRCG portfolio of reviews includes 116 active reviews and 65 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based anywhere in the world. Henning Keinke Andersen, the Group ’s Managing Editor has indicated that he is willing to remain in post if appropriate.We will accept applications from within the existing Cochrane community and beyon...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- Even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead, a new survey finds. Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic appendicitis: What you need to know
Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Surgeon Reaches Out To Connekt, LLC to Finalize the Design Revolutionary ...
Dr. Peter Bippart, M.D and Diane Kindred, R.N. invented and Patented a revolutionary medical device to help facilitate the healing of a wound after a surgical procedure. In addition, it mitigates to possibility of peritonitis, which can be a dangerous condition. Peritonitis happens if your appendix bursts and infection spreads in your abdomen. Connekt, LLC improved the design for manufacturability and delivered a working prototype. Surgical Apparatus VideoThis story is related to the following:Surgical Instruments | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Appendicitis Overview Video Appendicitis Overview Video
This video covers the basics of appendicitis, including the pathophysiology of common causes, important signs and symptoms, complications, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Appendicitis
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes: Appendix A: Policy and Practice Actions to Improve Antibiotic Use
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 02/16/2017 This nine-page document is a companion to the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, and contains detailed explanations of policy and practice actions that can be taken by nursing homes as part of their antibiotic stewardship activities. Topics include broad interventions, pharmacy interventions, and infection-specific interventions to improve antibiotic use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes: Appendix B: Measures of Antibiotic Prescribing, Use and Outcomes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 02/16/2017 This seven-page document is a companion to the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, and contains detailed explanations of antibiotic use process and outcome measures that can be tracked by nursing homes to monitor the impact of their antibiotic stewardship activities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Does Rushing Kids to the OR Prevent Complicated Appendicitis? Does Rushing Kids to the OR Prevent Complicated Appendicitis?
A large study seeks to answer the question: Does time to appendectomy influence the development of complicated appendicitis? Dr William Basco comments.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised
Data suggest older patients may be dying at a slightly increased rate during nonoperative management of appendicitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Think Coffee Is Bad for You? This Ad Campaign May Be Why
Friday marks National Coffee Day, the unofficial holiday for coffee addicts, where the buzz online is where to find deals on free or discounted cups of java. But “because it’s free” isn’t the only reason to be happy with a cup of coffee: these days there’s more and more evidence that a moderate amount of coffee is good for you. “By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee,” TIME reported, earlier this year. “Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and low...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news

Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis?
CT has long been the go-to tool for diagnosing appendicitis in kids, but concerns...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis MRI provides alternative to CT, US for pediatric appendicitis ARRS: MRI tops US in appendicitis detection in pregnant women Pediatric MRI not always safer than CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Plymouth girl, 11, nearly died from her burst appendix
Daizy Adams, from Plymouth, began having stomach pains before she went on holiday to Spain at the end of July. By August 15, she needed emergency surgery to repair her bowel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General emergency departments use CT to diagnose abdominal pain in children more often
(Children's National Health System) A child with non-traumatic abdominal pain, a common symptom of appendicitis, is more likely to receive a computed tomography (CT) scan in a general emergency department (ED) than if he or she visited a pediatric emergency department, according to a study published in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Doesn't Impair Clinical Outcomes in Younger Patients with Suspected Appendicitis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Using low-dose — instead of standard-dose — computed tomography doesn't lead to unnecessary appendectomies in young adults with suspected appendicitis, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dextera Surgical wins expanded FDA nod for MicroCutter 5/80 stapler
Dextera Surgical (NSDQ:DXTR) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler and associated reloads, now cleared for open solid organ parenchymal dissection techniques. The new clearance covers use on organs including the liver, kidney, pancreas and spleen, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. “The small size and large degree of articulation provided by the MicroCutter 5/80 is especially beneficial in maneuvering within the confined spaces around solid internal organs. In addition, with the small footprint of the MicroCutter’s jaws, I’m able to successfully op...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical dextera Source Type: news

Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids
Appendectomy should still be the preferred treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis in children, rather than conservative, antibiotic-based treatment, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Global Incidence of Appendicitis The Global Incidence of Appendicitis
What do we know about the global incidence of appendicitis? A review of population-based studies provides insight.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news