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Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:04:34 +0100

-- Appendicitis isa painful inflammation of the appendix. It can be life-threatening if ignored and the appendix ruptures. More than 5 percent of people in the United States will develop appendicitis at some point during their lives, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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'Live donors' urged to give organs to cut waiting times

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:22:41 +0100

An organ transplant is described as being "like having your appendix out" by a woman who donated to her father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Cancer symptoms: What is 'jelly belly' and are you at risk?

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:07:00 +0100

CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for signs of less serious conditions. One cancer, which is considered rare, starts in the appendix and because of its symptoms has been given the nickname ‘jelly belly’. So what are the symptoms, what are the causes, and what treatment is available? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



‘Jelly belly’ cancer: What are the symptoms and are you at risk?

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:01:36 +0100

CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for signs of less serious conditions. One cancer, which is considered rare, starts in the appendix and because of its symptoms has been given the nickname ‘jelly belly’. So what are the symptoms, what are the causes, and what treatment is available? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Sex offenders of East Asian heritage resemble other Canadian sex offenders (Correction) - Lee SC, Hanson RK, Zabarauckas CL.

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:36:31 +0100

The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error. The Appendix table was incorrectly formatted and entries were misaligned. The correct table is now given in this article. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)



Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

If a CT scan of a patient with obtunded blunt trauma is normal, is a follow-up...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases Emergency departments continue to drive CT use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Q8, Q9, & Q10 Questions and Answers -- Appendix: Q & As from Training Sessions (Q8, Q9, & Q10 Points to Consider)

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:39:00 +0100

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Calculator to predict pediatric appendicitis may improve patient care

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:43:57 +0100

Researchers at a children's hospital in Minnesota have developed a pediatric appendicitis risk calculator to aid in the diagnosis of the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Technique developed to improve appendicitis care for pediatric patients

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota) Researchers from Children's Minnesota and HealthPartners Institute have developed a new pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) to aid in the diagnosis of appendicitis. The calculator was developed as part of a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Medtronic recalls 48 CRM devices on arcing risk

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:43:13 +0100

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) informed physicians last month of a problem with 48 of its cardiac rhythm management devices that’s prompting a Class I recall of the devices. The recall affects cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and implantable cardioverter defibrillators that were “sent through a manufacturing sequence that introduced the potential for internal arcing during high-voltage charging, leading to the immediate and permanent loss of device functionality,” according to a January doctors letter from quality & regulatory VP Tim Samsel. The issue led to a single instance in which an implanted device failed, in which external defibrillation was required to rescue the patient. The affected CRT-Ds are from Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic’s Amplia, Claria...



FAST exam is effective for assessing abdominal bleeding

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) exams are a reliable way to evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A step closer to Doc McCoy's beloved toy? Ultrasound sufficient for evaluating pediatric appendicitis FAST recommended first for kids with blunt abdominal trauma FAST proves useful as triage tool in wartime Experience beats speed in emergency FAST training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Platinum Educational Group Prepares for New CoAEMSP Requirements

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. –Platinum Educational Group understands the struggles and obstacles that are presented to EMS educators when it pertains to accreditation. EMS training institutes, particularly paramedic programs, face stringent challenges like the NREMT Portfolio (where applicable), on-site reviews, and most recently the upcoming Appendix G requirements from Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). As always, Platinum Educational Group is programming their online solutions to meet and exceed these new mandates. Appendix G, the new version to rollout July 1, 2019, will necessitate a student minimum competency matrix and recommended competency minimums. Each CoAEMSP accredited program must establish the minimum numb...



Could a colonoscopy put you at risk for appendicitis?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:24:08 +0100

(Natural News) In a recent study, scientists have suggested that patients who have undergone a colonoscopy may develop appendicitis a week after the procedure. The finding, which was published in JAMA Surgery, offers a new perspective on appendicitis and whether certain people are predisposed to it. While cases of appendicitis have been generally declining for the past couple of years, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Man has the world's largest hernia, weighing in at 5 STONE

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:53:33 +0100

Dean Carron, 42, from Mansfield, developed a large incisional hernia  as a result of complications during a routine appendix operation, which resulted in doctors fighting for hours to save his life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Risk of Appendicitis?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:15:10 +0100

Though the appendicitis risk is small, it's at least four times higher the week after a colonoscopy than in the 51 weeks that follow, the study found. And by some measures, the increase is 12 times higher. (Source: WebMD Health)



Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:17 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren't sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately, it's rare. And it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Administering oral plus intravenous contrast to children who were in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients ChoseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Choose Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:59:50 +0100

Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study said they'd use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix, according to a team led by surgeon Dr. Marc Basson, of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)



Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:27:49 +0100

Most people choose surgery for appendicitis, but almost 10% choose antibiotics alone, suggesting surgeons should describe the risks and benefits of this option to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Cochrane is seeking a new Co-ordinating Editor for the Colorectal Cancer Group- any location

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:31:55 +0100

We are looking for a new home for theCochrane Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG). In addition to the detection, treatment and monitoring of colorectal cancer, the Group ’s scope also currently covers other abdominal surgery-related topics, including hernia and appendicitis.The CRCG portfolio of reviews includes 116 active reviews and 65 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based anywhere in the world. Henning Keinke Andersen, the Group ’s Managing Editor has indicated that he is willing to remain in post if appropriate.We will accept applications from within the existing Cochrane community and beyond. Applicants should be aware of the following requirements:The Co-ordinating Editor should have experience of authoring and editing Cochrane Reviews, in addition to relevant con...

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Cochrane is seeking a new Co-ordinating Editor for the Colorectal Cancer Group

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:31:55 +0100

We are looking for a new home for theCochrane Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG). In addition to the detection, treatment and monitoring of colorectal cancer, the Group ’s scope also currently covers other abdominal surgery-related topics, including hernia and appendicitis.The CRCG portfolio of reviews includes 116 active reviews and 65 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based anywhere in the world. Henning Keinke Andersen, the Group ’s Managing Editor has indicated that he is willing to remain in post if appropriate.We will accept applications from within the existing Cochrane community and beyond. Applicants should be aware of the following requirements:The Co-ordinating Editor should have experience of authoring and editing Cochrane Reviews, in addition to relevant con...



Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:01:57 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- Even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead, a new survey finds. Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



What is DIOS?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:56:47 +0100

Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are living longer with improved morbidity because of new treatments including lung transplantation but they also are at higher risk of having gastrointestinal problems over th...



Medical News Today: Chronic appendicitis: What you need to know

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0100

Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Gastrointestinal Surgeon Reaches Out To Connekt, LLC to Finalize the Design Revolutionary ...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:40:32 +0100

Dr. Peter Bippart, M.D and Diane Kindred, R.N. invented and Patented a revolutionary medical device to help facilitate the healing of a wound after a surgical procedure. In addition, it mitigates to possibility of peritonitis, which can be a dangerous condition. Peritonitis happens if your appendix bursts and infection spreads in your abdomen. Connekt, LLC improved the design for manufacturability and delivered a working prototype. Surgical Apparatus VideoThis story is related to the following:Surgical Instruments | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)

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Appendicitis Overview Video Appendicitis Overview Video

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:14:39 +0100

This video covers the basics of appendicitis, including the pathophysiology of common causes, important signs and symptoms, complications, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Appendicitis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0100

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Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes: Appendix A: Policy and Practice Actions to Improve Antibiotic Use

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:41:47 +0100

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 02/16/2017 This nine-page document is a companion to the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, and contains detailed explanations of policy and practice actions that can be taken by nursing homes as part of their antibiotic stewardship activities. Topics include broad interventions, pharmacy interventions, and infection-specific interventions to improve antibiotic use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes: Appendix B: Measures of Antibiotic Prescribing, Use and Outcomes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:41:47 +0100

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 02/16/2017 This seven-page document is a companion to the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, and contains detailed explanations of antibiotic use process and outcome measures that can be tracked by nursing homes to monitor the impact of their antibiotic stewardship activities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Does Rushing Kids to the OR Prevent Complicated Appendicitis? Does Rushing Kids to the OR Prevent Complicated Appendicitis?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:06:05 +0100

A large study seeks to answer the question: Does time to appendectomy influence the development of complicated appendicitis? Dr William Basco comments.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:25:21 +0100

Data suggest older patients may be dying at a slightly increased rate during nonoperative management of appendicitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Think Coffee Is Bad for You? This Ad Campaign May Be Why

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:00:42 +0100

Friday marks National Coffee Day, the unofficial holiday for coffee addicts, where the buzz online is where to find deals on free or discounted cups of java. But “because it’s free” isn’t the only reason to be happy with a cup of coffee: these days there’s more and more evidence that a moderate amount of coffee is good for you. “By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee,” TIME reported, earlier this year. “Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and lower rates of certain cancers.” That’s a fact that may surprise even the most dedicated coffee drinkers, as coffee has long had a bad reputation among health-m...



Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

CT has long been the go-to tool for diagnosing appendicitis in kids, but concerns...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis MRI provides alternative to CT, US for pediatric appendicitis ARRS: MRI tops US in appendicitis detection in pregnant women Pediatric MRI not always safer than CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Plymouth girl, 11, nearly died from her burst appendix

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:26:11 +0100

Daizy Adams, from Plymouth, began having stomach pains before she went on holiday to Spain at the end of July. By August 15, she needed emergency surgery to repair her bowel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



General emergency departments use CT to diagnose abdominal pain in children more often

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Children's National Health System) A child with non-traumatic abdominal pain, a common symptom of appendicitis, is more likely to receive a computed tomography (CT) scan in a general emergency department (ED) than if he or she visited a pediatric emergency department, according to a study published in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Low-Dose CT Doesn't Impair Clinical Outcomes in Younger Patients with Suspected Appendicitis (FREE)

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:17:34 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Using low-dose — instead of standard-dose — computed tomography doesn't lead to unnecessary appendectomies in young adults with suspected appendicitis, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Dextera Surgical wins expanded FDA nod for MicroCutter 5/80 stapler

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:03:45 +0100

Dextera Surgical (NSDQ:DXTR) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler and associated reloads, now cleared for open solid organ parenchymal dissection techniques. The new clearance covers use on organs including the liver, kidney, pancreas and spleen, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. “The small size and large degree of articulation provided by the MicroCutter 5/80 is especially beneficial in maneuvering within the confined spaces around solid internal organs. In addition, with the small footprint of the MicroCutter’s jaws, I’m able to successfully operate with less dissection,” Dr. Brendan Visser of Stanford University Medical Center said in a press release. The company’s MicroCutter 5/80 stapler is designed for tran...



Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:28:51 +0100

Appendectomy should still be the preferred treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis in children, rather than conservative, antibiotic-based treatment, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



The Global Incidence of Appendicitis The Global Incidence of Appendicitis

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:14:42 +0100

What do we know about the global incidence of appendicitis? A review of population-based studies provides insight.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Abdominal pain warning: What YOUR stomach ache really means

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:01:44 +0100

ABDOMINAL pain is usually harmless and passes after a short period of time. However, it could be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as appendicitis or a stomach ulcer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Woman shocked when her suspected appendicitis was LABOUR

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:12:05 +0100

Robyn Bailey, 23, from  Suffolk, had periods and had no idea she was expecting. Just weeks after her surprise birth, scans revealed Daisy had two holes in her heart and needed two operations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Mom says child lucky to be alive after repeated misdiagnoses at Cape Dorset health centre

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:25:13 +0100

A mother in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, says she brought her child to the local health centre five times before finally taking her on a flight to Iqaluit, where she was diagnosed with a burst appendix. (Source: CBC | Health)



Antibiotics vs Surgery in Appendicitis: New Research Underway Antibiotics vs Surgery in Appendicitis: New Research Underway

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:11:44 +0100

Drs Flum and Davidson respond to questions raised by Dr Lowenfels in a recent viewpoint on whether antibiotics are an effective replacement for standard surgical appendectomy.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Patients with suspected appendicitis may benefit from risk scores

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:40:54 +0100

Research shows the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response, or AIR, score may help to better diagnose and treat patients with suspected appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Risk score may help in the care of patients with suspected appendicitis

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) A new study indicates that a classification system based on patient symptoms and basic lab tests can reduce the need for diagnostic imaging, hospital admissions, and surgery in patients with suspected appendicitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Same-day Discharge After Uncomplicated Appendectomy in Kids Safe: Study Same-day Discharge After Uncomplicated Appendectomy in Kids Safe: Study

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:30:28 +0100

Children who undergo appendectomy for acute nonperforated appendicitis can be safely discharged on the same day as the surgery, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)



Your NEJM Group Today: Weight Loss, Confusion, & Skin Lesions Case / Is Pediatric Appendicitis an Emergency? / Oregon FM Opportunity (FREE)

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 48-year-old man was evaluated for … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Appendicitis (Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery)

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Appendicitis (Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:05:31 +0100

A new study from researchers at the City of Hope cancer center in Los Angeles and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reveals how the length of time between initial and follow-up cytoreduction surgery and HIPEC plays a role in patient survival. The study, published in June in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, shows peritoneal mesothelioma patients who repeat the procedure between one and two years after the initial surgery have the most favorable outcome, with a median overall survival of nearly four years. Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive, asbestos-related cancer, and recurrence is common. “These results are very promising for a select group of patients who recur after cytoredutive surgery (CRS) and HIPEC,” Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulo...



Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:28:09 +0100

Is it safe to assume that appendicitis is not the source of abdominal pain when ultrasound fails to visualize a child's appendix?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)

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One in five patients suffer side effects from antibiotics

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Study looked at antibiotics prescribed to hospitalised patients and found one in five didn ’t even need the drugs Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics could be used to treat appendicitis Delayed rather than immediate antibiotics may be preferable for uncomplicated RTIs WHO makes big revisions to antibiotics advice Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance Macrolides linked to increased cardiovascular risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Review of appendix cancer cases finds over diagnosis

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of California - San Diego) Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers in a paper published June 7 in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



State Operations Manual: Appendix Z-Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:50:46 +0100

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 06/02/2017 This 72-page document provides interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services Emergency Preparedness Rule that have been developed to support the adoption of a standard all-hazards emergency preparedness program for all certified providers and suppliers, while similarly including appropriate adjustments to address the unique differences of the other providers and suppliers and their patients. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 2, 2017

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:43:54 +0100

[Photo from unsplash.com]From Implandata receiving CE Marking to Inolife eyeing up-listing, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Dextera seeks expanded indications for MicroCutter 5/80 stapler Dextera Surgical announced in a June 1 press release that it has filed a 510(k) with the FDA for its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler. The company wants to expand the indications of the MicroCutter 5/80 for use in liver, pancreas, kidney and spleen surgeries. Currently, the staplers are used for transection and resection in multiple open minimally-invasive urologic, thoracic and pediatric surgical procedures. It is also used for transection, resection and creation of anastomoses in the small and large intestines and for the transection of the appendix. ...



Antibiotics vs Surgery: Equally Effective for Appendicitis? Antibiotics vs Surgery: Equally Effective for Appendicitis?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:04:11 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining whether antibiotic therapy is an effective replacement for standard surgical appendectomy, published in Annals of Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Depression and other common mental disorders: global health estimates

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:16:52 +0100

This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common mental disorders at the global and regional level, together with data concerning the consequences of these disorders in terms of lost health. Country-specific estimates are also provided (see Appendix). It offers complementary information to that provided in other information products developed by WHO and others on the appropriate public health response to these disorders, including their treatment and prevention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Appendicitis Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Appendicitis Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 11/26/2012 2:48:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 4:23:03 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



California hospital fined after taking out a woman's ovaries by accident

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:39:41 +0100

(Natural News) A hospital in California is being sued for the accidental removal of a woman’s ovaries. The Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif., has been fined $47,450 by health officials, reported Catherine Ho of SFGate.com. Doctors at Sequoia were supposed to remove the patient’s appendix, fallopian tubes, and uterus during surgery in February 2016;... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy is feasible in a public county hospital

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(American College of Surgeons) In the first study of its kind, a research team at a large, urban public safety net hospital found that outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) is safe for patients and results in shorter hospital stays and decreased health care costs, according to study results published as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print publication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Nigeria: Kikaose Onyibe - How UK Doctor Failed to Diagnose Appendicitis - -Parents

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:02:07 +0100

[Vanguard] THE 18-year-old law undergraduate, Kikaose Ebiye Onyibe, daughter of Magnus Onyibe, former Commissioner for Information in Delta State, died of complications from appendicitis after her UK doctor failed to diagnose the ailment in three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Beware the New NIH Appendix Policy and How to Navigate the Changes on Feedback Loop

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +0100

(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)



Cosmo’s Headline About Cancer Survivor’s Weight Loss Is A Doozy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:16:55 +0100

Like a cover on a book, headlines are supposed to entice potential readers ― but this Cosmopolitan one took that premise a little too far. In a piece that went up on Cosmopolitan.com on Monday afternoon, editor Elizabeth Narins tells the story of 31-year-old Simone Harbinson and the life-threatening health scares she faced over the course of a tumultuous two years. The story documents the sicknesses she endured and struggles she overcame, but the original headline, strangely, only focused on Harbinson’s weight loss: Harbinson is an Instagram fitness blogger so we understand that exercise and healthy living is significant to the story, but the headline makes it seem like her ailments were a weight loss hack. But the weight loss aspect of Harbinson’s story is unrelated to...



Spectral Doppler metric spots hepatic arterial stenosis

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0100

A new quantitative spectral Doppler ultrasound measurement can accurately detect...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Antibiotics Feasible as Initial Therapy for Appendicitis in Kids Antibiotics Feasible as Initial Therapy for Appendicitis in Kids

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:33:30 +0100

In the absence of appendicolith, most children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated initially with antibiotics and avoid the need for appendectomy, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis (FREE)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



How Safe is Medical Tx for Pediatric Appendicitis? (CME/CE)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotics are an option, but carry higher risk of failure vs surgery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Seat belt compression appendicitis following motor vehicle collision - Khilji MF, Zia Ullah Q.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:20:59 +0100

We present a case of a middle-aged man brought by emergency medical services (EMS) to the emergency department with compla... (Source: SafetyLit)



Select Toxin Guidance

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:10 +0100

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of Select Agents and Toxins. 03/2017 This 24-page guidance document provides additional information to regulated entities to assist them in meeting the requirements for select toxins. Updates include new regulatory requirements, a revised List of Select Toxins and Non-Regulated Amounts, an added section on food and clinical samples, a revised section on toxin as a byproduct, a revised section on documenting due diligence, and a revised chart in Appendix A. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Tumour strangles Dartford man's appendix over 5 years

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:41:00 +0100

Nicky Boardman could have been struggling with the growth for five years before he was eventually diagnosed with cancer of the appendix in May 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Active Shooter Planning and Response: Learn How to Survive a Shooting Event in a Healthcare Setting

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 02:10:37 +0100

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/02/2017 This 115-page updated guide, released by the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Partnership, provides a comprehensive overview of issues and response to active shooters in the healthcare environment, and includes response plan templates in the appendix. It includes law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response. It takes an in-depth look at the four phases of emergency management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery - and offers step-by-step guidance to assist healthcare facilities in active shooter planning and response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Pediatric orthopedic imaging patients who need surgery often receive more x-rays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT can direct biopsies for pediatric cancer Bone age evaluations raise complex issues How can radiology departments ensure patient safety? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? Physician groups launch pediatric CT safety campaign (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



At some hospitals, kids with suspected appendicitis get worse care at night

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) At some hospitals, children receive better care in the daytime than they do at night for suspected appendicitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



'Modern Love' Author’s Story Highlights The Signs Of Ovarian Cancer

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:55:34 +0100

In a heart-wrenching essay, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal penned a dating profile for her husband to use after she was gone. Rosenthal was running out of time: She was dying of ovarian cancer, which she was diagnosed with in September 2015. “I’m facing a deadline, in this case, a pressing one,” Rosenthal wrote in the essay, which was published March 3, 2017, in The New York Times. “I need to say this (and say it right) while I have a) your attention, and b) a pulse.” The essay is devoted to praising her husband’s sweetness and charms, but Rosenthal also wrote about her cancer diagnosis. She had gone to the emergency room for abdominal pain that she thought was appendicitis. There, she was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by cancer. [5 Things Women...



Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0100

An ultrasound shear-wave elastography technique can effectively differentiate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons Contrast US boosts diagnostic power of breast ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Challenging tradition: Can appendicitis be treated solely with medication?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:11:50 +0100

For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon.After all, it ’s best to remove an infected body part that is not essential to survival rather than risk a rupture that spews bacteria into the abdomen. Right? Maybe not.UCLADr. David TalanDr. David Talan, professor in the department of emergency medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is helping to lead a $12-millionclinical trial to determine whether treating appendicitis solely with antibiotics can be a safe, effective and less expensive alternative to surgery.  Talan, who also holds an appointment in the department of medicine ’s division of infectious diseases, recently addressed questions about this alternative approach ...



Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Ultrasound may be highly accurate for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis Appendix CT scans predict resource utilization (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Follow-up imaging is less when rads read ED ultrasounds

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:24:59 +0100

Patients undergo less follow-up imaging when radiologists rather than nonradiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound can assess soft-tissue neck masses Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound Emergency US training guidelines may need revision Point-of-care ultrasound useful for fracture diagnosis Emergency bedside US may not rule out appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Medical News Today: Appendicitis: Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for children

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for appendicitis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:23:00 +0100

Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:25:39 +0100

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed (Source: WebMD Health)



Antibiotics may replace surgery to treat appendicitis

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:37:22 +0100

Amy WallaceFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Southampton in England have found that antibiotics can replace surgery in children with non-complicated appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Lab notes: what a mammoth week for science!

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:11:46 +0100

Yes it ’s a big story in more ways than one – a team of Harvard scientists say that scientists say they are on thebrink of being able to create a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo. There are lots of technical and ethical concerns to address before we actually have real, live mammoths (or mammophants, as they ’re being called by some) but the idea of “de-extinctifying” something that’s been gone for 4,000 years is pretty exciting. This isn’t the only genetic engineering story in town this week, though, as amajor US report out this week has prepared ground for genetic modification of human embryos, eggs and sperm to prevent people passing serious medical conditions to their children. Again, there ’s along way to go, but as gene editing technology is moving fast, it’s vital tha...



Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Appendicitis, Children's Health, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children, study suggests

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:01:01 +0100

Appendix removal is the most common emergency surgery in children, but researchers say that antibiotics might offer a less-invasive alternativeAntibiotics could be an effective alternative to surgery for treating children with appendicitis, research suggests.According to the NHS, appendicitis affects an estimatedone in 13 people at some point in their life, withappendix removal the most common reason for emergency surgery in children.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Southampton) A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The systematic review of existing literature is published in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Antibiotics could be used to treat appendicitis

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0100

Study suggests antibiotics may offer non-surgical option for appendicitis in children Related items fromOnMedica Staffing concerns in paediatric intensive care Outmoded workforce planning poses risk to child health GP/paediatric registrar scheme cuts referrals and A&E visits Children ’s services at ‘breaking point’ survey reveals Doctors warn of alternative therapy risk for children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



'Antibiotics, not surgery, best for child appendicitis' says study

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100

Conclusion This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) that compared the removal of the appendix with active observation in children who had previously received non-operative treatment for an appendix mass. The researchers found that appendectomy could be avoided in many cases. Perhaps actively keeping an eye on the child's symptoms and only operating on those that develop appendicitis could be an approach worth considering. This was a well-designed trial and efforts were made to reduce the risk of bias. For example, allocation to groups was concealed at the point of assignment. The trial was also performed at multiple centres, which increases the generalisability of the findings. However there are also limitations. Due to the interventions being compared blinding was not possible...

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Report: Appendicitis surgery "not needed" in 75% of cases

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:48:18 +0100

(Natural News) When most people think of appendicitis, they also think of appendectomy — or the removal of the appendix. For years, removing the tiny organ has been something of a standard procedure in the treatment of appendicitis. But new research shows that surgery is often not necessary. Appendicitis is characterized by abdominal pain, primarily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Why removing your child's appendix could be waste of time

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:02:48 +0100

Removal is the standard treatment for appendicitis. But experts at Southampton Children's Hospital have now found simply treating the problem with antibiotics can be just as effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Why removing your child's appendix is a waste of time

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:27:29 +0100

Removal is the standard treatment for appendicitis. But experts at Southampton Children's Hospital have now found simply treating the problem with antibiotics can be just as effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis Appendix CT scans predict resource utilization Ultrasound + lab tests can reliably spot pediatric appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Supposedly pointless organ 'could be vital for storing good gut bacteria'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:14:35 +0100

New research by Midwestern University shows that a properly-functioning appendix may be a key reservoir for storing 'good' gut bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Appendix may have important function, new research suggests

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:23:33 +0100

The human appendix, a narrow pouch that projects off the cecum in the digestive system, has a notorious reputation for its tendency to become inflamed (appendicitis), often resulting in surgical removal. Although it is widely viewed as a vestigial organ with little known function, recent research suggests that the appendix may serve an important purpose. In particular, it may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



New Midwestern University research suggests appendix may have important function

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Midwestern University) The human appendix, a narrow pouch that projects off the cecum in the digestive system, has a notorious reputation for its tendency to become inflamed (appendicitis), often resulting in surgical removal. Although it is widely viewed as a vestigial organ with little known function, recent research suggests that the appendix may serve an important purpose. In particular, it may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



One case of acute chlorpyrifos poisoning with appendicitis - Yu GC, Jian XD, Gao BJ.

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:14:31 +0100

[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)



Girl in Japan found to have tiny brain and greasy hair INSIDE her ovary

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:44:06 +0100

A tumor with a miniature brain inside was found growing on the ovary of a 16-year-old Japanese girl who went in to have her appendix removed. It was benign and could be removed surgically. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The APPY1 Test for Suspected Acute Appendicitis in the ED The APPY1 Test for Suspected Acute Appendicitis in the ED

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:13:12 +0100

Can the APPY1 Test accurately detect acute appendicitis among pediatric and young adult patients presenting to the ED with abdominal pain?Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Kids in Poor Countries: Higher Death Rates From Abdominal Surgery Kids in Poor Countries: Higher Death Rates From Abdominal Surgery

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:06:01 +0100

Children who have emergency surgery for conditions like appendicitis may be up to seven times more likely to die when they live in poor countries than when they live in more affluent nations, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)