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Patients who undergo surgical removal of the appendix on a weekend do not experience more postoperative complications than those who undergo the same operation on weekdays, but they do pay slightly more in hospital charges.
When researchers from UCLA Medical Center investigated the link between racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children, they found that the type of hospital in which black, Hispanic and other minority patients receive care—community, children's or county—affects their odds of developing a perforated appendix.
The presence of pain when traveling over speed bumps is associated with an increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain.
The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden.
Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center say they've conducted the first study of the appendix through the ages and conclude Darwin was wrong. Duke scientists and collaborators from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University conclude Charles Darwin was wrong when he called the appendix a vestigial organ.
The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...
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