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2012-06-27 17:33:49

Longer hospital stay, higher rates of infectious complications with open appendectomy Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While the traditional open operation (appendectomy) and minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic appendectomy) are known to have similar outcomes for...

2012-05-08 23:02:52

Author and adhesion activist Karen Steward today announced that Angela Patterson of Hillsborough, New Jersey had adhesion surgery in Germany with Dr. Daniel Kruschinski, the German surgeon whose innovative approach to adhesiolysis allowed Steward´s daughter to recover from fourteen years of adhesion pain. (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 After years of suffering from abdominal pain caused by scar tissue that formed following an appendectomy at the age of 19, Angela Patterson of Hillsborough, New...

2012-04-30 14:20:15

Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study. An estimated $10,000 in hospital charges was saved when pediatric general surgeons removed the ruptured appendix within the first 24 hours, compared to the alternative treatment, called an interval appendectomy, which involved removing the appendix six-eight weeks later. The study was published in the April issue of the Journal of...

2012-04-17 10:40:18

Anaesthetists have identified a major shortfall in funding for emergency laparotomies in England and have called for a national database to establish a more accurate picture of outcomes and costs. Figures published in the May issue of Anaesthesia suggest a shortfall of £300 million per year for emergency midline general surgical laparotomies, 32% of the total cost of care. The study also found that emergency laparotomy, which involves a large midline incision in the abdomen, had a...

2012-04-10 05:04:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis. Surgery to remove an inflamed appendix (appendectomy) has been the mainstay of treatment for acute appendicitis since 1889 and the general assumption is that, without surgery, the risk of complications, such as perforation or infection, is high. Researchers at the Nottingham Digestive Diseaeses Centre NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, in Nottingham, UK, teamed up to analyze...

Study: Antibiotics Could Be As Effective As Appendectomy
2012-04-07 04:58:28

Antibiotics could be just as effective as surgery when it comes to treating one type of appendicitis, researchers at the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Center report in a recently-published study. According to USA Today, as many as two thirds of people suffering from acute uncomplicated appendicitis could be able to avoid surgery and recover by using only antibiotics. The study was published in the April 5 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). While acute appendicitis has been...

2012-04-06 11:08:38

Research: Safety and efficacy of antibiotic therapy with appendicectomy in the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis: Meta-analysis Giving antibiotics to patients with acute uncomplicated appendicitis is a safe and viable alternative to surgery, say experts in a study published on bmj.com today. Surgery to remove an inflamed appendix (appendicectomy) has been the mainstay of treatment for acute appendicitis since 1889 and the general assumption is that, without surgery, the risk...

2012-04-03 09:51:16

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds that early appendectomy leads to shorter hospital stays, fewer medical interventions, and lower hospital charges Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient´s perforated appendix sooner rather than later, according to new study results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Acute appendicitis, which can precede a perforated appendix, disproportionately...

2011-10-16 21:48:06

An in-hospital delay of appendicitis treatment beyond two days was linked to an increased likelihood of complications, including perforation and abscess formation; longer hospitalization; increased costs; and more rarely, death, according an abstract presented Saturday, Oct. 15 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. In "Missed Opportunities in the Treatment of Pediatric Appendicitis," researchers reviewed National Inpatient Sample (NIS)...

2011-04-28 15:15:29

Findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, when the appendix hasn't burst, and nonperforating diverticulitis could be similar diseases that warrant similar treatments Antibiotics rather than surgery may be the better treatment for cases of appendicitis in which the appendix hasn't burst, according to a new study. The study's authors say the findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, as the disease is called when the appendix hasn't burst, may be unrelated to perforating...


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