Study: Children with food allergies at lower risk of appendicitis
Researchers have discovered that children with food allergies are at a three times lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- More severe presentations of complicated appendicitis are associated with worse outcomes and greater resource use among pediatric patients, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Surgery. Seema P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors: Playing Doctor to Our Children
We dismissed our 9-year-old son ’ s complaints and directed him to the bathroom. But then he stopped eating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Appendix (Body Part) Hospitals Surgery and Surgeons Appendicitis Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Navel (Body Part) Doctors Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered
(Lund University) Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Sk å ne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Allergy Mitigate Appendicitis in Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- At Swedish hospital, fewer cases of complicated appendicitis in children with record of allergies (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Appendicitis Symptoms, Signs, Pain, Tests, Surgery, Treatments
Title: Appendicitis Symptoms, Signs, Pain, Tests, Surgery, TreatmentsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 3, 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

MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation
When used to diagnose and confirm cases of acute appendicitis in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis MRI provides alternative to CT, US for pediatric appendicitis ARRS: MRI tops US in appendicitis detection in pregnant women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans for appendicitis study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Michael Ishitani about a study that looked at using CT scans in diagnosing kids with appendicitis. To listen, click the link below. CT Scans for Appendicitis Study (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis
Ultrasound, CT, and MRI are all viable supplemental imaging modalities for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical Ultrasound for Acute Appendicitis Clinical Ultrasound for Acute Appendicitis
Can emergency physicians safely and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis utilizing clinical ultrasound?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

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 Your Risk for Appendicitis?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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