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Patients with possible appendicitis are typically evaluated using a standard-dose contrast enhanced CT, but a low-dose unenhanced CT that delivers approximately 50% less radiation is just as effective
Appendicitis is the most common childhood surgical emergency, but the diagnosis can be challenging, especially in children, often leading to either unnecessary surgery in children without appendicitis
Researchers will present the latest advances in a technology that continues to change the face of gastroenterology and surgery, known as Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery
Minnesota health officials revealed an appendicitis patient was called back to the hospital after a surgeon removed a piece of fat instead of the appendix. The Minnesota Department of Health released a report Tuesday that said a patient underwent surgery for appendicitis at St.
Bethesda, MD (February 10, 2009) â€“ Digestive, liver and pancreatic diseases result in more than 100 million outpatient visits and 13 million hospitalizations annually at a cost of $141.8 billion.
New research published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that a traditional, "open" appendectomy may be preferable to a less-invasive laparoscopic appendectomy for the majority of patients with acute appendicitis, contrary to recent trends.
A study of the medical emergencies on board two airlines found fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency, U.S. and German researchers said.
Fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency. Research recently published in BioMed Centralâ€™s open access journal Critical Care details the number, type and frequency of medical emergencies on board two airlines.
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A U.S. study shows computerized tomography scans change the initial ER treatment plans of more than one-quarter of all suspected appendicitis patients.
A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....
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