Search Tag: appendicitis

Executive Health Management

5 Billion People Lack Access to Surgery

2015 29 Apr

According to a major international study published in The Lancet, two thirds of the world's population have no access to basic surgery and anaesthesia — more than double the number in previous estimates. This means millions of people are dying from treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures, or obstructed labour.The study shows that five billion... Read more

ICU Management

Lab Tests and Ultrasound Improve Appendicitis Diagnosis

2015 22 Feb

According to researchers, combining data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain can help physicians to identify those patients who need surgery for appendicitis; those who may be admitted for observation; and those who may safely be discharged home. The findings are published online in the Journal... Read more

IMAGING Management

Paediatric Appendicitis: Algorithm Reduces CT Scan Use

2014 05 Aug

A study recently published in the journal Surgery and conducted by researchers of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, highlights that an algorithm designed to aid the diagnosis of appendicitis in paediatric patients lowers the use of computed tomography (CT) scans.The most frequent reason for acute abdominal pain in children, acute appendicitis is a... Read more


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