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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.
Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Are bone fractures more common in non-meat eaters?

Are bone fractures more common in non-meat eaters?

Hospitalized? You can still vote in most parts of the country

Hospitalized? You can still vote in most parts of the country

Antibiotics might be a feasible treatment option for appendicitis, shows study

Antibiotics might be a feasible treatment option for appendicitis, shows study

CODA trial shows antibiotics may be a good choice for certain patients with appendicitis

CODA trial shows antibiotics may be a good choice for certain patients with appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment is as good as appendectomy for a majority of adults with appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment is as good as appendectomy for a majority of adults with appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

Pregnant women who underwent surgery for complicated appendicitis have significantly better outcomes

Pregnant women who underwent surgery for complicated appendicitis have significantly better outcomes

CT scans used at a higher rate in children with cognitive impairment to diagnose appendicitis

CT scans used at a higher rate in children with cognitive impairment to diagnose appendicitis

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

COVID catch-22: They got a big ER bill because hospitals couldn’t test for virus

COVID catch-22: They got a big ER bill because hospitals couldn’t test for virus

SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in human pediatric gastric organoids

SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in human pediatric gastric organoids

Hormone involved in obesity could increase the risk for sepsis infection

Hormone involved in obesity could increase the risk for sepsis infection

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments