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.
Researchers discover how Yersinia immobilizes immune system to spread within organs

Researchers discover how Yersinia immobilizes immune system to spread within organs

Hospital readmissions rates for children are not meaningful measures of quality of their care

Hospital readmissions rates for children are not meaningful measures of quality of their care

Researchers to examine effectiveness of antibiotic therapy to treat appendicitis in children

Researchers to examine effectiveness of antibiotic therapy to treat appendicitis in children

Hospital type plays a role in racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children

Hospital type plays a role in racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children

Bumping up appendicitis diagnostic accuracy

Bumping up appendicitis diagnostic accuracy

Use of CT scans for children suspected of having appendicitis varies among hospitals

Use of CT scans for children suspected of having appendicitis varies among hospitals

Venaxis seeks CE Mark approval for blood-based appendicitis test

Venaxis seeks CE Mark approval for blood-based appendicitis test

Proteins detected in urine may enable diagnosis of Kawasaki disease

Proteins detected in urine may enable diagnosis of Kawasaki disease

AspenBio Pharma closes underwritten public offering of 1,946,000 shares of common stock

AspenBio Pharma closes underwritten public offering of 1,946,000 shares of common stock

AspenBio Pharma provides clinical and business update for third quarter 2012

AspenBio Pharma provides clinical and business update for third quarter 2012

AIUM to host Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12

AIUM to host Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12

No benefit from irrigation during appendectomy

No benefit from irrigation during appendectomy

Antibiotic therapy can effectively treat acute appendicitis

Antibiotic therapy can effectively treat acute appendicitis

Positive data from Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals’ eravacycline Phase 2 trial on cIAI

Positive data from Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals’ eravacycline Phase 2 trial on cIAI

Abdominal pain duration influences appendicitis imaging diagnosis

Abdominal pain duration influences appendicitis imaging diagnosis

Laparoscopic appendectomy preferable for obese patients

Laparoscopic appendectomy preferable for obese patients

Obese patients with appendix less likely to have complications after minimally invasive procedure

Obese patients with appendix less likely to have complications after minimally invasive procedure

Scoring system identifies appendicitis in pediatric acute abdomen pain

Scoring system identifies appendicitis in pediatric acute abdomen pain

Hypertension-associated hospitalizations of children on the increase

Hypertension-associated hospitalizations of children on the increase

Western-style diets may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Western-style diets may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease