Noniodinated contrast better than steroid premedication
It's better for patients who have experienced allergic reactions to iodinate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could patient history help predict CT contrast reactions? Low-energy scanning methods cut CT contrast dose Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Bottoms up: Oral contrast preferred over missed finding CT contrast not tied to poor outcomes, even in at-risk patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Redundant imaging' for TIA workup increases in the ED
The increased compliance of emergency departments (ED) with specific imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging Electronic consults may avoid unnecessary imaging CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental guidance
The guidance is an appendix to and should be read in conjunction with the national guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19 . (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

KATE MANSEY: I nearly died of a burst appendix... after three GPs refused to see me face to face
KATE MANSEY: Three calls from three GPs at my local surgery in South London within three days. Not one listened to my concerns about the worsening pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus COVID-19 serology and viral detection tests: technical validation reports, DHSC (updated 3rd June 2021)
Findings from technical validations and in-service valuations reviewed by the Technical Validation Group. 3 June 2021Updated to add reports on 3 new tests: Certest Biotech Viasure qRT-PCR, Randox Rapid PCR and Thermo Fisher Taqpath PCR. 15 April 2021Updated'DNANudge: COVID-19 nudge test'report to include an explanatory sentence that confirms the manufacturer's instructions for use were followed, and to add an appendix (2 tables that break down the results of the validation and add context). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ED Presentations for Appendicitis, Miscarriage Down in Pandemic
FRIDAY, May 28, 2021 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a decrease in presentations to the emergency department for appendicitis and miscarriage, according to a study published online May 25 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ED visits for appendicitis, miscarriage fell sharply in first wave of COVID-19 pandemic
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Emergency department visits for common conditions such as appendicitis, miscarriage, gallbladder attacks and ectopic pregnancy decreased markedly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but patient outcomes were not worse, found research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202821. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
The Commission's report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK. 28 April 2021 4 sections have been amended in the HTML version, as follows: (1)'Foreword from the Chair', in the section'Foreword, introduction, and full recommendations'– added a footnote to the line'There is a new story about the Caribbean experience which speaks to the slave period not only being about profit and suffering but how culturally African people transformed themselves into a re-modelled African/Britain.'The footnote reads:'To clarify, this is to say that in the face of the inhumanity of slavery, African people preserved their hum...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Ellen DeGeneres Gives Update on Portia de Rossi, Recalls Rushing Her to Hospital for Appendix Surgery
The comedian discusses her wife's recent surgery on Tuesday's episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portia de Rossi Rushed to Hospital Friday by Ellen DeGeneres for Appendicitis Surgery
The actress is now resting at home, a source tells PEOPLE, and wife Ellen DeGeneres “is taking care of her” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery should remain as mainstay of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis
(RCSI) An RCSI study conducted in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has found that surgery, rather than antibiotics-only, should remain as the mainstay of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesley Garrett health: Singer’s ‘intermittent stomach pain’ signalled problem with kidneys
LESLEY GARRETT thought she had appendicitis after suffering with intermittent stomach pain. But her symptoms led to a shock diagnosis - a problem known as "pelvic kidney". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies, Lancet Psychiatry
The EU advises prioritising vaccination for people whose health makes them particularly at risk for severe COVID-19, but leaves it to member states to decide which medical conditions get prioritised. Ethical, neuroscientific, and public health considerations have been used to prioritise individuals with severe mental illness (ie, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and severe major depressive disorders).1, 2, 3 We systematically reviewed national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countries (appendix p 1 –2). Eight of 20 countries explicitly mentioned psychiatry or mental illness in their nation...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection in Pregnancy: Information for healthcare professionals Version 13, RCM/RCOG
Updates: New evidence added to most sections to support or update existing conclusions or advice. New section added on Vaccination against COVID-19. Comprehensively updated including new evidence, key findings, new sections on the frequency of severe illness in pregnant women, data from the UK comparing pregnant and non-pregnant women, data from international studies comparing pregnant and non-pregnant women and insertion of tables in appendix summarising studies. Sections 2 and 6 updated: to signpost to guidance documents to assist maternity units with changes to antenatal and postnatal care. (Source: Current Awar...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging
Clinical decision support could boost the appropriate use of CT for diagnosin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Appendicitis secondary to trauma following a camel kick: case report and review of literature - Toffaha A, Al-Yahri O, Hijawi Z, Al-Mudares S, Al-Tarakji M, Shahid F, Ali SM.
INTRODUCTION: Independently, trauma and appendicitis are two of the most common conditions in surgical practice. Rarely, both conditions may coexist, which raises the controversy whether it is merely a coincidence or trauma may lead to acute appendicitis. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can variation help to explain the rise in emergency admissions for children aged under five up to 2018/19?
Children under the age of five accounted for ten per cent of emergency attendances and nine per cent of emergency admissions in 2018/19, despite representing less than six per cent of the population – what might some of the factors behind this be? This research considers some of the data and service-related issues that may be affecting this troubling observation. A further research appendix provides further charts and analysis that look at the issue in more depth. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Appendicitis
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neutropenic Appendicitis Outcomes Better With Upfront Surgery Than Observation Neutropenic Appendicitis Outcomes Better With Upfront Surgery Than Observation
Children undergoing cancer treatment who develop neutropenic appendicitis may have lower complication rates and fewer disruptions to chemotherapy regimens with upfront surgery than with observation, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Your Appendix Has Burst?
Title: How Do You Know if Your Appendix Has Burst?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Treatment Success Seen With Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- For adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, treatment success rates≥65 percent are seen with both oral antibiotics and combined intravenous and oral antibiotics, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Night in the Hospital, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope
As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danielle Ofri, M.D. Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Accidents and Safety Hospitals Doctors Emergency Medical Treatment Hygiene and Cleanliness Appendicitis Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

What Is the Main Cause of Appendicitis?
Title: What Is the Main Cause of Appendicitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 5, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Your Child Has Appendicitis?
Title: How Do You Know if Your Child Has Appendicitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

COVID-19: vaccinator training recommendations, PHE (updated 8th December 2020)
This guidance provides information on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination training to support healthcare workers involved in delivering the programme. Update in this version (published 8th December) - updated recommendations and Appendix A. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Causing Dangerous Delays in Care When Appendicitis Strikes Kids
Title: Pandemic Causing Dangerous Delays in Care When Appendicitis Strikes KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2020 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

Pandemic Causing Dangerous Delays Appendicitis Care
In the new study, doctors found a concerning trend at their children's hospital. During the early months of the pandemic, more children started arriving in the emergency department with a ruptured appendix. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Causing Dangerous Delays in Care When Appendicitis Strikes Kids
MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors became concerned that people were delaying needed medical care to avoid hospitals. Now a new study hints that some parents may have waited to get emergency treatment for their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Accessing government-secured flu vaccines: guidance for GPs, DHSC (updated 3rd December 2020)
How GP practices in England can access the extra stock of flu vaccines this winter that the government has secured.3 December 2020 Updated to reflect current availability of vaccines (in Table 1). If GP practices need further stock, they should now order Adjuvanted Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (aTIV) for those over 65 years old or QIVc (cell-grown quadrivalent influenza vaccine) for those under 65 years old. Both are available to order from Seqirus. 20 November 2020 Updated to include information about which additional vaccines are available (including Flublok ® ) in Appendix A, and the expansion of the programme ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribed medicines review: report, PHE (updated 3rd December 2020)
PHE has completed public health evidence review of available data and published evidence on problems of dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines. Its report is accompanied by a summary document, guide for patients& set of prescribing data for each CCG. 3 December 2020 Clarified that placebo-controlled trials looked at possible withdrawal symptoms in summary and report. Other minor amendments to report, including Appendix A. 10 September 2019 Added link to infographics slide pack. 10 September 2019 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric appendix perforation rate at children's hospital during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) This observational study assessed the rate of appendix perforations during the COVID-19 pandemic at a children's hospital compared with 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Differentiation of the Cs in lung cancer: Cancer vs. COVID, British Thoracic Society
Urgent referrals for cancer in general and for lung cancer specifically have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic that will likely lead to an increase in mortality and morbidity from lung cancer. The appendix reproduces a submission by the Clinical Expert Group for lung cancer and mesothelioma which includes recommendations about differentiation of symptoms from lung cancer from those due to COVID-19 and recommendations for easy access of patients with concerning symptoms for assessment by primary care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correction to: Effectiveness of a peer-delivered, psychosocial intervention on maternal depression and child development at 3 years postnatal: a cluster randomised trial in Pakistan. Lancet Psychiatry 2020; 7: 775-87 - The editors.
The appendix of this Article has been corrected as of November 24, 2020. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Accessing government-secured flu vaccines: guidance for NHS providers, DHSC (updated 24th November 2020)
How NHS providers in England can access the extra stock of flu vaccines this winter that the government has secured.24 November 2020 Updated to include information about which additional vaccines are available, including Flublok ® , in appendix A. 2 November 2020 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Emergency imaging trends in pediatric vs. adult patients for abdominal pain
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According toAJR, although pediatric CT use has decreased for the evaluation of abdominal pain (perhaps due to implementing an ultrasound-first strategy for suspected appendicitis), CT use has continued to increase among adults with abdominal pain in U.S. emergency department (ED) visits. Although trends in CT use have previously been reported for children and adults, this study is the first to contrast the two cohorts in the ED setting in a nationally representative sample. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medically Clear: Trust Your Gut When You Think It's Not Appendicitis
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Medically Clear Source Type: news

Changes in hospital volumes for common medical emergencies during COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Whether the number of cases at hospitals of common medical emergencies such as heart attack and appendicitis have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic was investigated in this study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 20th October 2020)
Recent updates: 20th October 2020 - added COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix. 16th October 2020 - re-arranged document order and moved'COVID-19: epidemiological definitions of outbreaks and clusters in particular settings'from this page (see link in Details section). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perforated Appendicitis in Kids More Common After COVID-19 Outbreak Perforated Appendicitis in Kids More Common After COVID-19 Outbreak
The rates of perforated appendicitis in children in the New York City metropolitan region increased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Antibiotics may be a good choice for some, but not all, patients with appendicitis
, according to results from a large trial that was co-led by UCLA ’s Dr. David Talan.“When we compared the outcomes of people treated with antibiotics alone or surgery to remove the appendix, we found that people receiving either treatment felt well at 30 days,” said Talan, co-principal investigator of the study and a professor of emergency medicine and medicine/infectious disea ses at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“In terms of overall health status, antibiotics were no worse than surgery and allowed most people to avoid an operation in the short term.”Thefindings are published in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Be Best First Treatment for Appendicitis
Title: Antibiotics May Be Best First Treatment for AppendicitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 7, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news