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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed
New study says surgery isn't always needed for appendicitis, antibiotics instead can often do the trick (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands of patients could avoid 'needless' appendix operations with antibiotics
Researchers from Turku University Hospital in Finland found over 60 per cent of appendicitis patients who are treated with antibiotics do not need surgery to remove the organ afterwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis? Antibiotics May Be All You Need
A five-year study found that in many cases of uncomplicated appendicitis, surgery was not necessary. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Appendicitis Appendix (Body Part) Surgery and Surgeons Antibiotics Source Type: news

Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis, 5-Year Follow-up Data Show Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis, 5-Year Follow-up Data Show
Antibiotics may be a feasible alternative to surgery for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to 5-year follow-up data from a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says
New study says surgery often isn't needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can do the trick (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Extended- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Appendicitis Extended- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Appendicitis
What is the best choice of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis in children? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in Annals of Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Transection of the appendix and omentum following a seat belt injury; case report and literature review - AlJaberi LM, Salameh AEK, Almarzooqi RM, Emar MF, Salhab R.
INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal injuries following a blunt abdominal trauma are rare. Upon literature review, several cases have been reported to develop appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma, but total transection of the appendix is extremely rare. CASE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE:  Nicholas Owen, 71, answers our health quiz 
The award-winning journalist was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2002, suffered DVT and had his appendix removed ten years ago. But he still thinks occasional wine and regular sex are important... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Genetic mutations of appendix cancer identified, may impact treatment
(University of California - San Diego) To understand why some patients with appendix cancer respond to standard treatment while others do not, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with Foundation Medicine, performed genetic profiling on 703 appendiceal tumors -- the largest such study of this disease to date -- to compare mutations present in both cancer types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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