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An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous antibiotics are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis; it is now recognized that many cases will resolve when treated non-operatively. In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.
New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer

Metabolic surgery patients two times less likely to have recurrent and fatal heart attacks

Metabolic surgery patients two times less likely to have recurrent and fatal heart attacks

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals

Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Study: Sharing medical 'selfies' with a doctor empowers, reassures healthcare consumers

Study: Sharing medical 'selfies' with a doctor empowers, reassures healthcare consumers

Appendix removal linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Appendix removal linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Researchers assess trends in efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for surgical procedures

Researchers assess trends in efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for surgical procedures

The appendix may be associated with Parkinson’s disease

The appendix may be associated with Parkinson’s disease

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

Wound protector use linked to statistically significant reduction in SSI, study shows

Wound protector use linked to statistically significant reduction in SSI, study shows

Colonoscopy linked to increased risk of appendicitis

Colonoscopy linked to increased risk of appendicitis

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study finds outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy to be safe, viable in public county hospital

Study finds outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy to be safe, viable in public county hospital

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows