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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
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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

Abdominal pain warning: What YOUR stomach ache really means
ABDOMINAL pain is usually harmless and passes after a short period of time. However, it could be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as appendicitis or a stomach ulcer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman shocked when her suspected appendicitis was LABOUR
Robyn Bailey, 23, from  Suffolk, had periods and had no idea she was expecting. Just weeks after her surprise birth, scans revealed Daisy had two holes in her heart and needed two operations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom says child lucky to be alive after repeated misdiagnoses at Cape Dorset health centre
A mother in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, says she brought her child to the local health centre five times before finally taking her on a flight to Iqaluit, where she was diagnosed with a burst appendix. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Antibiotics vs Surgery in Appendicitis: New Research Underway Antibiotics vs Surgery in Appendicitis: New Research Underway
Drs Flum and Davidson respond to questions raised by Dr Lowenfels in a recent viewpoint on whether antibiotics are an effective replacement for standard surgical appendectomy.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Patients with suspected appendicitis may benefit from risk scores
Research shows the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response, or AIR, score may help to better diagnose and treat patients with suspected appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk score may help in the care of patients with suspected appendicitis
(Wiley) A new study indicates that a classification system based on patient symptoms and basic lab tests can reduce the need for diagnostic imaging, hospital admissions, and surgery in patients with suspected appendicitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Same-day Discharge After Uncomplicated Appendectomy in Kids Safe: Study Same-day Discharge After Uncomplicated Appendectomy in Kids Safe: Study
Children who undergo appendectomy for acute nonperforated appendicitis can be safely discharged on the same day as the surgery, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Weight Loss, Confusion, & Skin Lesions Case / Is Pediatric Appendicitis an Emergency? / Oregon FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 48-year-old man was evaluated for … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Appendicitis (Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery)
Title: Appendicitis (Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 3, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival
A new study from researchers at the City of Hope cancer center in Los Angeles and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reveals how the length of time between initial and follow-up cytoreduction surgery and HIPEC plays a role in patient survival. The study, published in June in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, shows peritoneal mesothelioma patients who repeat the procedure between one and two years after the initial surgery have the most favorable outcome, with a median overall survival of nearly four years. Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive, asbestos-related cancer, and recu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: appendiceal cancer city of hope cancer center colon cancer cytoreduction surgery debulking surgery Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulos gastrointestinal cancer heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy HIPEC Journal of Surgical Oncology moffitt can Source Type: news

Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix
Is it safe to assume that appendicitis is not the source of abdominal pain when ultrasound fails to visualize a child's appendix?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

One in five patients suffer side effects from antibiotics
Study looked at antibiotics prescribed to hospitalised patients and found one in five didn ’t even need the drugs Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics could be used to treat appendicitis Delayed rather than immediate antibiotics may be preferable for uncomplicated RTIs WHO makes big revisions to antibiotics advice Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance Macrolides linked to increased cardiovascular risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review of appendix cancer cases finds over diagnosis
(University of California - San Diego) Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers in a paper published June 7 in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

State Operations Manual: Appendix Z-Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 06/02/2017 This 72-page document provides interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services Emergency Preparedness Rule that have been developed to support the adoption of a standard all-hazards emergency preparedness program for all certified providers and suppliers, while similarly including appropriate adjustments to address the unique differences of the other providers and suppliers and their patients. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 2, 2017
[Photo from unsplash.com]From Implandata receiving CE Marking to Inolife eyeing up-listing, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Dextera seeks expanded indications for MicroCutter 5/80 stapler Dextera Surgical announced in a June 1 press release that it has filed a 510(k) with the FDA for its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler. The company wants to expand the indications of the MicroCutter 5/80 for use in liver, pancreas, kidney and spleen surgeries. Currently, the staplers are used for transection and resection in multiple open minimally-invasive urologic, thoracic and...
Source: Mass Device - June 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials News Well Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development c2 Therapeutics Dextera Surgical DreaMed Diabetes EndoGastric Solutions Inc. Implandata Inolife MicroTransponder Inc. Source Type: news

Antibiotics vs Surgery: Equally Effective for Appendicitis? Antibiotics vs Surgery: Equally Effective for Appendicitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining whether antibiotic therapy is an effective replacement for standard surgical appendectomy, published in Annals of Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Depression and other common mental disorders: global health estimates
This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common mental disorders at the global and regional level, together with data concerning the consequences of these disorders in terms of lost health. Country-specific estimates are also provided (see Appendix). It offers complementary information to that provided in other information products developed by WHO and others on the appropriate public health response to these disorders, including their treatment and prevention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Appendicitis Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 11/26/2012 2:48:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 4:23:03 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 22, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

California hospital fined after taking out a woman's ovaries by accident
(Natural News) A hospital in California is being sued for the accidental removal of a woman’s ovaries. The Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif., has been fined $47,450 by health officials, reported Catherine Ho of SFGate.com. Doctors at Sequoia were supposed to remove the patient’s appendix, fallopian tubes, and uterus during surgery in February 2016;... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy is feasible in a public county hospital
(American College of Surgeons) In the first study of its kind, a research team at a large, urban public safety net hospital found that outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) is safe for patients and results in shorter hospital stays and decreased health care costs, according to study results published as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print publication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kikaose Onyibe - How UK Doctor Failed to Diagnose Appendicitis - -Parents
[Vanguard] THE 18-year-old law undergraduate, Kikaose Ebiye Onyibe, daughter of Magnus Onyibe, former Commissioner for Information in Delta State, died of complications from appendicitis after her UK doctor failed to diagnose the ailment in three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beware the New NIH Appendix Policy and How to Navigate the Changes on Feedback Loop
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - April 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cosmo’s Headline About Cancer Survivor’s Weight Loss Is A Doozy
Like a cover on a book, headlines are supposed to entice potential readers ― but this Cosmopolitan one took that premise a little too far. In a piece that went up on Cosmopolitan.com on Monday afternoon, editor Elizabeth Narins tells the story of 31-year-old Simone Harbinson and the life-threatening health scares she faced over the course of a tumultuous two years. The story documents the sicknesses she endured and struggles she overcame, but the original headline, strangely, only focused on Harbinson’s weight loss: Harbinson is an Instagram fitness blogger so we understand that exercise and healthy living is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spectral Doppler metric spots hepatic arterial stenosis
A new quantitative spectral Doppler ultrasound measurement can accurately detect...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antibiotics Feasible as Initial Therapy for Appendicitis in Kids Antibiotics Feasible as Initial Therapy for Appendicitis in Kids
In the absence of appendicolith, most children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated initially with antibiotics and avoid the need for appendectomy, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Safe is Medical Tx for Pediatric Appendicitis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotics are an option, but carry higher risk of failure vs surgery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news