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2013-10-08 13:40:09

However, surgeons find that appendectomy costs $419 more on the weekend 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, a new national study finds. Results were presented during a scientific poster session at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Prior studies have shown higher rates of...

2012-12-28 15:21:59

Study authors explain that findings published in Journal of American College of Surgeons point to the need for further research on why these racial disparities exist and what preventive interventions can be developed 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...

2012-12-18 11:33:36

Comparing favorably with other diagnostic tools 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, finds a study in the BMJ Christmas issue and published online today. Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be difficult and yet it is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. There is no specific clinical diagnostic test for appendicitis, and removing a...

2011-06-01 14:42:35

But because of the young age of participants, the absolute risk differences were small 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. Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44% (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33% (HR 1.33). The risk increases were just statistically significant, and were even higher when the tonsils and appendix were both removed....

2009-08-25 13:16:50

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 researchers said not only does the appendix appear in nature much more frequently than previously acknowledged, but it's been around much longer than anyone had...


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Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

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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