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2008-06-26 09:03:12

AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY) an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drugs and diagnostics for humans and animals, has officially initiated a clinical trial to support the FDA 510(k) application for the AppyScore(TM) Human Appendicitis blood-based diagnostic test. Enrollment of the first patients in the independent, blind, multicenter study began this week, which will include patients from a large children's hospital. The study is focused on...

2008-01-29 03:00:00

By Lopez, Peter P Cohn, Stephen M; Popkin, Charles A; Jackowski, Julie; Michalek, Joel E Diagnosing appendicitis continues to be a difficult task for clinicians. The use of routine CT scan has been advocated to improve the accuracy of diagnosing appendicitis. When compared with the use of clinical examination alone, CT scan was not significantly different with regard to making the diagnosis of appendicitis in women of childbearing age. The use of computed tomography in making the diagnosis...

2007-10-09 03:00:07

By Gupta, Nupur Arora, Manju; Singh, Neeta; Dadhwal, Vatsla; Et al Abstract Introduction: Pelvic abscesses still remain a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the obstetrician and gynaecologist. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAS) are responsible for 1.6 2.2% of all gynaecological admissions in public urban hospitals. Case Report: Out of six cases (mean age 28.1 years) who presented with this condition, two were following hysterosalpingography, one following oocyte retrieval for in vitro...

2007-09-15 03:00:54

By Rhoades, Torre Lohr, Joann; Jennings, Mark ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL benign appendiceal tumors, there is no clinical significance of benign tumors except when they cause obstruction of the appendiceal lumen and lead to acute appendicitis.1 We report a patient presenting with symptoms of acute appendicitis perhaps caused by an appendiceal neuroma. Case Report A 43-year-old woman presented with a four-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, generalized malaise, and anorexia....

2007-09-15 03:00:53

By Patel, Vijaykumar G Rao, Arundathi; Williams, Reginald; Srinivasan, Radha; Et al Acute epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare and often misdiagnosed cause of acute abdominal pain. Though a benign and often self- limiting condition, EA's ability to mimic other disease processes makes it an important consideration in patients presenting with acute abdominal symptoms. Careful evaluation of abdominal CT scan findings is crucial in the accurate diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis, thus avoiding...

2007-02-22 09:01:04

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: APNB) an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drugs and diagnostics for animals and humans, today reported on the current results from ongoing research and clinical studies of the company's human appendicitis blood test. Three studies have been conducted during the past 30 months, with one 400 patient study still ongoing. Based on the data obtained to-date,...

2006-05-16 07:24:54

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In certain people with acute appendicitis, surgery can be delayed for up to 24 hours after they get to the emergency department, with no increase in the rate of perforations, operating time, or length of hospital stay, investigators report. For surgeries performed at night, sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on the surgeon's skills, Dr. Fadi Abou-Nukta and colleagues point out. On the other hand, improvements in antibiotics have made surgical...

2006-03-01 15:17:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women are prone to a number of conditions that can mimic appendicitis, so diagnosis of acute abdominal pain can be tricky in this situation. Now a team of physicians has shown that magnetic resonance imaging is accurate for excluding appendicitis in pregnant women. Dr. Ivan Pedrosa and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston note that while ultrasound is the preferred imaging method in pregnancy, it often fails to visualize...

2005-10-04 13:40:13

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When a child has acute abdominal pain severe enough for surgery to be considered, the rule has been to not give painkillers -- because doing so might obscure the diagnosis. That rule can be discarded, a new study shows. The prompt administration of morphine relieves the pain without masking the physical signs of appendicitis. To see if morphine does in fact make it harder to reach a diagnosis, investigators in the US and Canada randomly assigned 108...


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Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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