E2B(R3) The Electronic Transmission of Individual Case Safety Reports Implementation Guide —Appendix to the Implementation Guide — Backwards and Forwards Compatibility
This document is an appendix to the Implementation Guide (IG) for the ‘International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Electronic Transmission of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs)’. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Adults Without Measles Immunity Vulnerable to Lethal Complications Adults Without Measles Immunity Vulnerable to Lethal Complications
Measles can infect the appendix, the liver and the membranes protecting the brain in people who are not fully immunized against the virus, a new report confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

QOL Similar After Surgery, Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- For patients being treated for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, quality of life (QOL) is similar at seven years after appendectomy or antibiotic therapy, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Surgery. Suvi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prehydration not needed before contrast CT of kidneys
Prehydrating patients who have chronic kidney disease before they undergo a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Experts reaffirm safety of contrast use for kidney CT Could patient history help predict CT contrast reactions? Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Contrast use doesn't change acute kidney injury rate CT contrast not tied to poor outcomes, even in at-risk patientsComments: 2/18/2020 6:19:39 PMChris Woodhouse You guys are driving me crazy!  Just when I get the clinic settled into the practice of pushing clear fluids before any contrast study, you tell me it doesn't ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Measles Complications Can Affect Every Organ: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warn in a new report. The study -- which outlines cases involving three adults who developed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Germany funds portable ultrasound app research
Researchers from Germany have received funding from the country's ministry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonoSim debuts AI-guided ultrasound training for nurses Ultrasound can benefit daily rheumatology practice AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis 2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Complications of measles can include hepatitis, appendicitis, and viral meningitis, doctors warn
(BMJ) The complications of measles can be many and varied, and more serious than people might realise, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a series of adults with the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of children are having unnecessary operations to remove their appendix
Surgery for appendicitis is the most common emergency operation in children. But 1,600 of 10,000 operations in UK every year are unnecessary, a study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IMV: CT hits peak as users address workflow concerns
CT procedure volume has reached an all-time high in the U.S., hitting an estimated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones Head CT offers low diagnostic yield for fainting Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI scoring system improves ovarian cancer detection
Researchers from France and the U.K. have developed an MRI-based, five-point...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI faster, cheaper than ultrasound for appendicitis Optical imaging finds small tumors New imaging method could boost ovarian cancer detection Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis
Ultrasound scans followed by CT if necessary may be the most cost-effective...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI faster, cheaper than ultrasound for appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tailored Imaging Most Cost-Effective for Suspected Appendicitis in Kids Tailored Imaging Most Cost-Effective for Suspected Appendicitis in Kids
For children with suspected appendicitis, tailored approaches to imaging based on risk of appendicitis are most cost-effective, say researchers from Seattle Children's Research Institute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Experts reaffirm safety of contrast use for kidney CT
Concerns over the potential harms associated with intravenous iodinated contrast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can differentiate small renal masses on CT 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Better Clinical Pathways Needed for Adults With Suspected Appendicitis Better Clinical Pathways Needed for Adults With Suspected Appendicitis
One in five appendectomies in the U.K. remove a normal appendix, but consistent use of appendicitis risk-prediction models could significantly reduce this rate, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A New Type of Migraine Drug Treats Pain During an Attack
There’s been a lot of good news recently for people who experience migraines. In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved three drugs aimed to prevent migraines from occurring, and, over time, help to make them less frequent and less intense. Treating migraine pain while an attack is underway, however, is a bigger challenge. Triptans are the most popular medications used for this purpose, but they don’t work for everyone. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report encouraging results with a promising class of oral drugs called gepants, which are meant to be taken...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Headache Migraine Source Type: news

Thousands of young British women 'have needless operations to remove their appendix'
Scientists at the University of Birmingham studied 274 hospitals and found those in the UK have the highest rates of unnecessary appendectomies in which the patient's organ turned out to be healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds young women in UK face unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis
(Wiley) Appendicitis is the most common general surgical emergency worldwide, but its diagnosis remains challenging. A new BJS study examined whether existing risk prediction models can reliably identify which UK patients with a low risk of appendicitis presenting to hospitals with acute right abdominal pain have appendicitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shorter Surgeon On-Call Shifts May Mean Better Outcomes of Acute Surgery Shorter Surgeon On-Call Shifts May Mean Better Outcomes of Acute Surgery
Limiting surgeon shifts to 12 hours for covering surgical emergencies has led to shorter hospital stays, fewer infections and lower overall costs for patients presenting with acute appendicitis at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

ACS: Shorter Work Shifts Aid Acute Surgery Outcomes
THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- Patient outcomes for appendicitis are improved with transition to a shift-based, acute care surgery (ACS) model with shorter shifts, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Emergency Surgeries, More Deaths in British Hospitals Vs U.S. Fewer Emergency Surgeries, More Deaths in British Hospitals Vs U.S.
When patients in England or the U.S. have abdominal emergencies like appendicitis or a ruptured aneurysm, half as many in England get surgery and many more die, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Validation of the Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator (pARC) in a Community Emergency Department Setting
This research article concludes that the pARC accurately assessed appendicitis risk for children aged 5 years and older in community EDs and the pARC outperformed the PAS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer emergency surgeries, more deaths in British hospitals vs U.S.
(Reuters Health) - When patients in England or the U.S. have abdominal emergencies like appendicitis or a ruptured aneurysm, half as many in England get surgery and many more die, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UCSF launches AI center for medical imaging
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a new center...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED Societies team up to promote ethics in radiology AI AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Nvidia, ACR collaborate on AI for radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding neuroendocrine tumors
Neuroendocrine tumors Neuroendocrine tumors are rare and can occur anywhere in the body. Most neuroendocrine tumors occur in the lungs, appendix, small intestine, rectum and pancreas. There are many types of neuroendocrine tumors. Some grow slowly and some grow very quickly. Some neuroendocrine tumors produce excess hormones. Others don't release hormones or don't release enough [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis
By analyzing lab values and ultrasound data, an artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI faster, cheaper than ultrasound for appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis ACR adds topics to Appropriateness Criteria guidelines US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reflexology found to provide pain relief post-appendectomy
In this study, researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran examined the effects of reflexology massage on pain relief after appendectomy. The results of their study were published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Appendicitis is the most common cause of severe abdominal pain. The associated post-surgical pain is also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Addressing Unmet Health Needs of Conflict-Affected IDPs in North-East Nigeria
[WHO] Maiduguri -Bukar Mustapha, 60, has been displaced from his ancestral home in Kukawa since 2015. He has been living with infection of the appendix for the past four years in Teachers' village IDP camp in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could patient history help predict CT contrast reactions?
Having a genetic predisposition to allergies could increase an individual's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 Heart rate jumps with CT contrast agent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Myths in Emergency Medicine: Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis Edging toward Mainstream Practice
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Myths in Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Phil Tufnell, 53, answers our health quiz
The legendary England cricket player, 53, from London, reveals that he has a healthy diet and can sleep anywhere - although he once suffered a burst appendix. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspergillus nidulans appendicitis in a paediatric patient with acute myeloid leukaemia
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: pChrisopoulos Source Type: news

S. pneumoniae Peritonitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis S. pneumoniae Peritonitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis
Streptococcus pneumoniae commonly causes respiratory tract and cutaneous infections; this case demonstrates that it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal infections as well.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

CMS: Request for Information: Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting ideas for changes to reduce the administrative burden for healthcare providers, patients, and families. Includes an appendix listing what CMS has done to date as part of this effort. Comments are due August 12, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Request for Information: Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting ideas for changes to reduce the administrative burden for healthcare providers, patients, and families. Includes an appendix listing what CMS has done to date as part of this effort. Comments will be due 60 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for June 11, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What a ‘grumbling appendix’ can tell you
Chronic appendicitis is rare, but it may be the culprit in some cases of ongoing abdominal pain. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Svoboda Source Type: news

ISMRM: MRI contradicts cancer treatment's effect on myelin
MONTREAL -- Results from two MR imaging techniques have Canadian researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SMRT: The 'tunnel game' helps prep kids for MRI scans MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
A study of 62 million people in the United States finds that those who have had their appendix removed are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
A study of 62 million people in the United States finds that those who have had their appendix removed are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Deepak Bhatt Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Deepak Bhatt
A ruptured appendix and a love for writing helped ignite Bhatt's passion for cardiovascular research and medicine.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Mother, 34, was diagnosed with a two-in-a-million cancer after being pregnant flared-up her symptoms
Rachel Avon, 34, of Newport, was thought to have appendicitis, however, she was actually battling a rare cancer of the appendix, which had been aggravated by her pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Removing Your Appendix Put You at Risk for Parkinson's?
Title: Does Removing Your Appendix Put You at Risk for Parkinson's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 10, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Appendix Removal Linked to Parkinson's Risk?
The study proves an association between appendix removal and the disease, one expert said. “But more research is needed to understand the exact connection between the gut and Parkinson's (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Removing Your Appendix Put You at Risk for Parkinson's?
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- It's a connection few have probably considered, but new research suggests that having your appendix removed may up your risk for Parkinson's disease down the road. The finding follows an analysis that examined health records... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People who have their appendix removed are THREE TIMES more likely to develop Parkinson's
New Case Western University research on 62 million patients found that nearly one percent of those who had appendectomies got Parkinson's - three times more than those didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI faster, cheaper than ultrasound for appendicitis
It may not be much of a surprise that MRI was faster than ultrasound for evaluating...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Appendix removal associated with development of Parkinson's disease
(Digestive Disease Week) Patients who had their appendix removed were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those whose appendix remained in place, according to the largest study to address the relationship between the two conditions. The retrospective study involving more than 62 million patient records from 26 health systems will be presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Appendectomy
-- Typically, doctors treat appendicitis with removal of the organ, medically called an appendectomy, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions, usually leading... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women went into septic shock after surgeons snagged her intestine during 'routine' surgery
Bonnie Judge, 35, of Utah, went under the knife in September last year to clear a blockage in her bowel ahead of having her appendix removed. Her inflamed colon caused the 'nick'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids
Children with suspected appendicitis were nearly three times as likely to undergo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news