South Africa: Covid-19 - SA Doctors Were Ready for Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
[spotlight] In early August, well into the peak of South Africa's COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric intensivist and critical care specialist, Dr Asma Salloo, overheard an interesting conversation in the corridors of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. Two colleagues were discussing the case of a child who seemed to need their appendix removed, but wasn't showing the expected inflammation on scans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cognitively impaired kids undergo more CT for appendicitis
Children who have developmental difficulties undergo CT for suspected appendicitis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Children with cognitive delays are more likely to have CT scan to diagnose appendicitis
(American College of Surgeons) Computed tomography (CT) is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis
' In the women with appendiceal endometriosis, only 26% had an appendix that looked abnormal. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some Pediatric Oncological Emergencies?
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Does a Right Hemicolectomy Remove the Appendix?
Title: Does a Right Hemicolectomy Remove the Appendix?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest Bowel abnormalities found in COVID-19 patients NYU radiologists answer the call during COVID-19 surge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients face higher risk of barotrauma
Patients with COVID-19 who require invasive mechanical ventilation are more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Almost 40% COVID-19 patients have PE on CTPA Kids with SARS-CoV-2 may develop second inflammation COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment SIIM 2020: COVID-19 could accelerate nonrad POCUS use 2nd COVID-19 wave could be worse than the 1st (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment
Quarantine and stay-at-home orders used to try to control the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies
CT can be a valuable tool for diagnosing appendicitis, helping clinicians better...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER
South Korean researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest Can YouTube videos enhance radiology AI performance? Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI algorithm can accurately diagnose appendicitis MRI faster, cheaper than ultrasound for appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID Fears Keeping Americans From Vital Doctor Visits
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- A ruptured appendix is one medical emergency that a general surgeon colleague of Dr. Jacqueline Fincher hadn't treated for more than 15 years in their small town of Thomson, Ga. That's because the signs and symptoms of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 12th June 2020)
Updates 12 June 2020 Addition of new operational guidance from NHS England. 21 May 2020 Amends to the PDF of complete guidance (added text in the appendix, and a corrected link to evidence review). Corrected link to evidence review also added to the PPE page. 20 May 2020 Added Appendix 2. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consider the Promises and Challenges of Medical Image Analyses Using Machine Learning
Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
Source: MDDI - June 2, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Partha S. Anbil and Michael T. Ricci Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 21st May 2020)
Update in this version (21st May) - amends to the PDF of complete guidance (added text in the appendix, and a corrected link to evidence review). Corrected link to evidence review also added to the PPE page. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 20th May 2020)
Update in 20th May version - added Appendix 2: Covid-19: infection prevention and control guidance Appendix 2 Update in 19th May version - Added new PDF version of complete guidance; updated'Introduction and organisational preparedness','Transmission characteristics and principles of infection prevention and control','COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)','Explanation of the updates to infection prevention and control guidance'' Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the hospital setting'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demographics and mortality rates of surgical emergencies treated at the casualty operation theater: a six-month retrospective analysis - Jafferi S, Awais G, Naeem R, Syed JG, Ali M, Afridi H, Hassan M, Rasul S.
Introduction Emergencies such as appendicitis, peritonitis, road traffic accidents and gunshots require immediate surgical intervention. Patients are first resuscitated at the emergency department and then shifted to the casualty operation theater (COT). C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Beware of Filtering Face Respirators Made in China
Certain respirators made in China may not provide consistent and adequate respiratory protection to healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19, FDA said after a number of these respirators failed to demonstrate a minimum particulate filtration efficiency of 95% in testing. The testing was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the NIOSH testing, FDA revised and reissued its earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) for non-NIOSH-approved dis...
Source: MDDI - May 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: COVID-19 Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

A New York 9-Year-Old ’s Struggle With ‘Truly Disturbing’ Syndrome Doctors Believe Is Related to Coronavirus
Amber Dean had recovered from a mild bout of the coronavirus and her family of five had just ended their home quarantine when her oldest son, 9-year-old Bobby, fell ill. “At first it was nothing major, it seemed like a tummy bug, like he ate something that didn’t agree with him,” said Dean, who lives with her husband and three young children in the western New York town of Hornell. “But by the next day, he couldn’t keep anything down and his belly hurt so bad he couldn’t sit up.” At the local hospital emergency room, doctors suspected an appendix infection and sent him home with in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARY ESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York News Desk wire Source Type: news

Revised Letter: Manufacturers of Imported, Non-NIOSH-Approved Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirators
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/7/2020. This eight-page letter, revised on May 7, 2020, updates the April 3, 2020, EUA for certain product classifications for imported disposable filtering facepiece respirators that are manufactured in China and not approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It was revised for clarity and to address concerns about sub-standard products, which includes revising the third criterion for eligibility and adding a process for removal from Appendix A. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appendicitis patient urges British Columbians to seek medical attention when they need it
Alexis MacMillan was diagnosed with appendicitis after avoiding visiting the emergency room amid COVID-19 concerns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

‘I Died and Came Back,’ Says 12-Year-Old Coronavirus Survivor
(COVINGTON, La.) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children? Driving across the causeway that separates the family’s home north of Lake Pontchartrain from the New Orleans hospital where their daughter was taken — with what was later determined to be a coronavirus infection — she was forced to imagine a life without her Juliet. Read more:...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STACEY PLAISANCE / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: She had a ruptured appendix, but fear of COVID-19 scared her from the ER
A patient who had server abdominal pain has a warning: If you think you need to do so, go to the ER, even with a pandemic raging. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass. Hospitals Issue PSA: Don ’ t Wait For Treatment Due To Coronavirus Concerns
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors from Massachusetts hospitals combined to release a series of public service announcements on Thursday urging people who are suffering from serious conditions not to wait for treatment because of coronavirus fears. Doctors said a significant number people with serious ailments are avoiding treatment because they are concerned about being exposed to coronavirus. The series of PSAs will air on Boston television stations starting Thursday. “It’s important that people are cared for when they’re sick, whether that’s for COVID-19 or for something else,” Gov. Charlie Baker...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Cornavirus Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

Patients with heart attacks, strokes and even appendicitis vanish from hospitals
Doctors puzzle over their disappearance, speculating, ‘Everybody is frightened to come to the ER.’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

We updated the question-and-answer appendix in a guidance on conducting clinical trials of medical products during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/fda-guidance-conduct-clinical-trials-medical-products-during-covid-19-pandemic   …
We updated the question-and-answer appendix in a guidance on conducting clinical trials of medical products during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/fda-guidance-conduct-clinical-trials-medical-products-during-covid-19-pandemic … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 17, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SteveFDA) 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 - April 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Remote working in primary care - guidance for GP practices
An appendix to the primary care digital services operating model supports remote working across general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Q3C: Appendix 6
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 - April 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Identified
THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 -- Certain patient and presentation factors increase the likelihood of a missed appendicitis diagnosis in the emergency department, according to a study published online March 9 in JAMA Network Open. Prashant Mahajan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘ A Lot Of Virus In The Community ’ : How Hospital System Is Coping With COVID-19
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Paul Biddinger is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at Partners HealthCare. He sat down with WBZ-TV’s Louisa Moller to discuss how the hospital system is coping with COVID-19. Louisa Moller: How are you doing? Dr. Biddinger: “We are doing OK. But I think we still are all aware that we are on the ascending part of the curve and even tougher times are unfortunately probably ahead.” “There have really been extraordinary, extraordinary examples of staff showing up, teaching one another as staff have redeployed to different areas of the hospital.” “People are con...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus partners healthcare Source Type: news

I ’m a Doctor Recovering From COVID-19. I Can’t Get Over the Government’s Callousness for Human Life
Dr. Laura Mulvey, 33, practices emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After spending six days receiving treatment in her own hospital, she is now recovering at home from what is presumed to be COVID-19, though her test was inconclusive. What follows is a lightly-edited transcript of her story as told to TIME. Early on, sometime in February, [COVID-19] was something that people were thinking about. And worried about. Certainly, the worries were not what they are now. But hospital-wise, we had a bit of an earlier jump on it, because we recognized that this was a potential threat. We’re ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Laura Mulvey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Why is appendicitis not always diagnosed in the emergency department?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study examines the factors associated with a potentially missed diagnosis of appendicitis in children and adults in the emergency department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can YouTube videos enhance radiology AI performance?
Pretraining deep-learning models with YouTube video clips can significantly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED Data biases for AI could worsen healthcare disparities AI may help cut back on overutilization of CT for PE Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Acute Appendicitis Incidence Not Randomly Distributed
TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- Socioeconomic status and other geographically defined factors are associated with incidence of acute appendicitis (AA), according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Surgery. Reece A. Golz, from the Boston... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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