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

Scientists have discovered that the appendix may have a huge role in preserving healthy gut bacteria
(Natural News) The appendix has traditionally been considered a vestigial organ – a useless, evolutionary relic that sometimes turns life-threatening when it becomes severely inflamed, seemingly for no reason. But over the past several years, scientists have been amassing a compelling case that the appendix is actually a critical immune organ and that one of its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell recovering after having emergency surgery to remove appendix
CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell, 45, is recovering from an emergency appendectomy she had on Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendicitis symptoms to watch out for
"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell is recovering from an emergency appendectomy over the weekend. Hilary Lane has more on the warning signs of appendicitis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New ultrasound technique gauges kids' heart function
A catheter-based ultrasound technique can measure heart function in children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose FET-PET adds 'relevant' info to pediatric cancer cases 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost MRI helps save baby who accidentally ingested ketamine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Surgery for Uncomplicated Appendicitis Typically Yields Satisfactory Outcomes
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Preoperative imaging, a laparoscopic approach, and excellent clinical outcomes are the norm for the surgical management of uncomplicated appendicitis in U.S. adults, according to research published in the March issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe
This study demonstrates that surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis is very safe. As people contemplate their choices for managing appendicitis — antibiotics or surgery — these data can help ensure they make a fully informed choice. AUTHORSDr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky, Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons and Dr. Marcia Russell of UCLA. Russell is also with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.JOURNALThe peer-reviewed journal Surgerypublished the study.FUNDINGThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Childers. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) There has been a growing debate over whether uncomplicated appendicitis should be treated with antibiotics rather than surgery. UCLA research finds that more than 97 percent of the surgeries for appendicitis were laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, and most patients were discharged the same day or the next day. Only 3 percent of the procedures resulted in complications. This indicates that surgery is safe and effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis
Look no further than MRI to confirm suspected cases of acute appendicitis in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR adds topics to Appropriateness Criteria guidelines MRI matches CT for appendicitis -- and without radiation US, CT, MRI offer options for diagnosing appendicitis Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Challenge of Managing Other People ’ s Pain
Why does one child cry inconsolably after a needle stick while another watches with curiosity as the shot is administered? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Pain-Relieving Drugs Appendix (Body Part) Appendicitis Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Published: 2/2019. This 56-page document provides an update to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule (EP Rule); adds emerging infectious diseases to the definition of all-hazards approach; provides new Home Health Agency citations; and lists clarifications under alternate source power and emergency standby systems. In light of events such as the Ebola virus and Zika, CMS believes that facilities should consider preparedness and infection prevention within their all-hazards approach, which covers both natural and man-made d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Antibiotics may be an alternative first-line treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis
This expert commentary is provided for an RCT which found less complications with antibiotics vs appendectomy (6.5% vs 24%), though 27% of patients receiving antibiotics required surgery within 1yr. Before considering routine use of antibiotics, several questions need answering.There is the issue of antibiotic stewardship as ertapenem, the antibiotic used in this trial is currently reserved for severe infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother was told she would never carry a child after doctors left a metal HOOK inside
Lucy Elliott, 26, was left with a metal hook inside her abdomen, close to her uterus, following emergency surgery to remove her appendix in April 2013 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Excellence in Delivery Device Testing
Introduction There is a need for a fully-informed laboratory in combination device validation services. The ideal is a laboratory that understands both the pharmaceutical and medical device requirements; from extractables and leachables, through bioavailability, to dose accuracy and ease of use. A good pre-clinical partner/test facility, such as Medical Engineering Technologies Ltd. (MET, www.met.uk.com) can provide regulatory guidance and Design Validation Testing (DVT) to help assist in getting a product to the marketplace. The process of generating performance and safety data should be planned to ensure efficient projec...
Source: Mass Device - December 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Medical Engineering Technologies Source Type: news

Researchers develop first ever model for patient-specific treatment of appendix cancer
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have recently developed a process that may change the way cancer of the appendix is treated in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is appendix cancer?
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person ’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about appendectomy
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. Doctors use appendectomy to treat appendicitis. Learn more about the procedure here, including the recovery, complications, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Surgery Remains Best Treatment for Appendicitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Non-surgical treatment involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Appendix linked to toxic Parkinson ’s protein
A study suggests that the toxic protein buildup that ’s linked to Parkinson’s may begin in the appendix. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Case Against Appendectomies
The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Appendix (Body Part) Appendicitis Antibiotics Surgery and Surgeons Digestive Tract Source Type: news

Study: Surgery best treatment for appendicitis, not antibiotics
A person suffering from appendicitis should receive surgery and not try to treat the condition with antibiotics, a study said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual-Energy Spectral in CT Aids in Diagnosis of Acute Gangrenous Appendicitis
Imaging confirms or excludes the presence of gangrenous appendicitis with high sensitivity and specificity. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: CT Source Type: news

Surgery Still Best Approach for Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Non-operative management involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis undergoing nonoperative management are more likely to have an appendicitis-associated readmission and to develop an abscess, although index hospitalization costs are lower compared... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery, not antibiotics, 'should remain first choice treatment for appendicitis' 
Researchers at Standard University found treating the condition with prescription medicine results in higher rates of hospital re-admissions - and is more costly in the long-term. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Selection Key in Nonoperative Appendicitis Care Patient Selection Key in Nonoperative Appendicitis Care
A new study finds that nonoperative management of patients with uncomplicated appendicitis can be successful, but the risk for complications and recurrence should be considered.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medtronic backs infant-sized miniature pacer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is collaborating with researchers at the Children’s National Health System to develop a miniature pacemaker intended for use with infants. The prototype version of the device was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions by Dr. Rohan Kumthekar of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of the Children’s National Health System. The newly developed miniature pacer is designed to be implanted through a 1 cm incision just below the ribcage, eliminating the need for open-chest surgery, according to a CNHS report. The device is im...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development Medtronic Source Type: news

What can I do as a physician to prevent firearm injury? - Kahn JS.
This issue of Annals includes an important position paper from the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in the United States (1). The updated policy paper and its appendix provide a mountain of evidence on the serious, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The normal human appendix seems to contain pathogenic forms of α-synuclein, which may impact the risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a study published online Oct. 31 in Science Translational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?
Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?
Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Study Links The Appendix And Developing Parkinson ’ s Disease
BOSTON (CBS) — Appendicitis is no fun but there may be an added benefit to having your appendix removed. A new study has found a link between the appendix and developing Parkinson’s disease. Researchers looked at a half million people in Sweden and found those whose appendix had been removed early in life were at an almost a 20-percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s compared to those who still had their appendix. And if they did develop Parkinson’s it was delayed up to 3 1/2 years. The scientists also studied healthy appendices and found high levels of a protein similar to one that is found in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pediatric Extremity Hemorrhage and Tourniquet Use
Conclusion Current evidence suggests that direct pressure, commercial tourniquets and improvised tourniquets can adequately control pediatric extremity hemorrhage. Being prepared for an emergency requires dedicated and recurrent training. Practice bleeding control by applying direct pressure, a commercial tourniquet, and a cravat on a simulated (yet human, i.e., standardized) small patient. Take a moment to share the information you gained from this article, and from your own practice, with colleagues. Your knowledge, and the knowledge that you impart to others, will save lives. Back to the Call You take a deep breath and ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erica Simon, DO, MHA Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Removing appendix big factor in preventing Parkinson’s disease – new study
PEOPLE who have their appendix removed are around 20 per cent less likely to develop  Parkinson’s disease, according to a US study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Future Parkinson's Risk Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Future Parkinson's Risk
Two new epidemiologic studies have suggested an important role for the appendix in the origin of Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?
Title: Could the Appendix Be Key to Parkinson's Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news