Appendicitis News and Research

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Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine and located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Scientists are not sure what the appendix does, if anything, but removing it does not appear to affect a person’s health. The inside of the appendix is called the appendiceal lumen. Mucus created by the appendix travels through the appendiceal lumen and empties into the large intestine.
Using lab-grown stomachs to shed light on the symptoms of COVID-19

Using lab-grown stomachs to shed light on the symptoms of COVID-19

RCSI study highlights the impact of pandemic on patients having emergency surgery

RCSI study highlights the impact of pandemic on patients having emergency surgery

Vulnerable children in UK faced a healthcare shortage during the pandemic period

Vulnerable children in UK faced a healthcare shortage during the pandemic period

Study: Middle-aged men are more likely to die after surgery than women

Study: Middle-aged men are more likely to die after surgery than women

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases

Patients get stranded out of network as insurer-hospital contract talks fall apart

Patients get stranded out of network as insurer-hospital contract talks fall apart

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

How does a surgeon’s language affect patient risk perception?

How does a surgeon’s language affect patient risk perception?

CODA trial: Antibiotics now accepted as first-line treatment for people with appendicitis

CODA trial: Antibiotics now accepted as first-line treatment for people with appendicitis

Scientists search for cause of mysterious covid-related inflammation in children

Scientists search for cause of mysterious covid-related inflammation in children

Large study of COVID vaccine side effects in Sweden

Large study of COVID vaccine side effects in Sweden

Child deaths from surgical conditions found to be too high in Sub-Saharan Africa

Child deaths from surgical conditions found to be too high in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers find no serious health effects linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers find no serious health effects linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Newly discovered cell type makes survivors of sepsis more vulnerable to infections

Newly discovered cell type makes survivors of sepsis more vulnerable to infections

Large Israeli study offers detailed look at safety profile of mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

Large Israeli study offers detailed look at safety profile of mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

Study examines safety of COVID-19 vaccine in a nationwide mass-vaccination setting

Study examines safety of COVID-19 vaccine in a nationwide mass-vaccination setting

Telemedicine is a tool — not a replacement for your doctor’s touch

Telemedicine is a tool — not a replacement for your doctor’s touch

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

Study compares antibiotic-only treatment versus surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic-only treatment versus surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis

New report addresses the recovery of surgical services in post-pandemic

New report addresses the recovery of surgical services in post-pandemic