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.
Routine use of antibiotics may not reduce infections in severe appendectomies

Routine use of antibiotics may not reduce infections in severe appendectomies

Janssen-sponsored Phase 2b trial shows guselkumab effective in treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Janssen-sponsored Phase 2b trial shows guselkumab effective in treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Antibiotic treatment not better than appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment not better than appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Duration of antibiotic treatment can be cut by half for complicated abdominal infections

Duration of antibiotic treatment can be cut by half for complicated abdominal infections

Acupuncture reduces pain, inflammation in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis

Acupuncture reduces pain, inflammation in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis

Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery

Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery

Large majority of people in the world lack access to safe, affordable surgery and anaesthesia

Large majority of people in the world lack access to safe, affordable surgery and anaesthesia

Two diagnostic tests can help identify children who require surgical treatment for appendicitis

Two diagnostic tests can help identify children who require surgical treatment for appendicitis

Pharmaceutical industry withdraws from the antibiotic space

Pharmaceutical industry withdraws from the antibiotic space

Actavis reports positive results from ceftazidime-avibactam Phase III studies in cIAI patients

Actavis reports positive results from ceftazidime-avibactam Phase III studies in cIAI patients

New algorithm eliminates exposure to radiation when diagnosing children with acute appendicitis

New algorithm eliminates exposure to radiation when diagnosing children with acute appendicitis

Antibiotics present a safe option for treating children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Antibiotics present a safe option for treating children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Venaxis files 510(k) premarket submission with FDA for APPY1 Test

Venaxis files 510(k) premarket submission with FDA for APPY1 Test

Venaxis' APPY1 Test for appendicitis shows positive results in pivotal U.S. study

Venaxis' APPY1 Test for appendicitis shows positive results in pivotal U.S. study

NYSS affiliates with International Journal of Surgery to access important research

NYSS affiliates with International Journal of Surgery to access important research

Portable ultrasound for kids with suspected appendicitis reduces emergency room length of stay

Portable ultrasound for kids with suspected appendicitis reduces emergency room length of stay

Active Biotech, Teva remain committed to NERVENTRA clinical development program for multiple sclerosis

Active Biotech, Teva remain committed to NERVENTRA clinical development program for multiple sclerosis

Patient enrollment completed for Venaxis' pivotal clinical study of APPY1 Test

Patient enrollment completed for Venaxis' pivotal clinical study of APPY1 Test

New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of  BJS

New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of BJS

Antibiotic resistance holds stable in U.S. children's hospitals

Antibiotic resistance holds stable in U.S. children's hospitals