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Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation.
Author and adhesion activist Karen Steward today announced that Angela Patterson of Hillsborough, New Jersey had adhesion surgery in Germany with Dr.
Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges.
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.
There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis.
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.
Giving antibiotics to patients with acute uncomplicated appendicitis is a safe and viable alternative to surgery.
Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient’s perforated appendix sooner rather than later.
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.
Findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, when the appendix hasn't burst, and nonperforating diverticulitis could be similar diseases that warrant similar treatments.
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