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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.
Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

Should siRNA-based antivirals be added to the COVID toolbox?

Should siRNA-based antivirals be added to the COVID toolbox?

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

‘Watch and wait’ approach may improve outcomes for very frail patients than emergency surgery

‘Watch and wait’ approach may improve outcomes for very frail patients than emergency surgery

Evaluating the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in younger children

Evaluating the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in younger children

Pediatric study links neighborhood-level factors to timely surgical care access

Pediatric study links neighborhood-level factors to timely surgical care access

New blood test quickly detects COVID-19 infection and disease severity

New blood test quickly detects COVID-19 infection and disease severity

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