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What are the Treatment Options for Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is one of the most common conditions requiring surgery today.  It is said that one out of 15 people in the world have suffered from appendicitis at some point in their lives.  598 more words


Pimp the Expert - Appendicitis #foamed #foamus #meded #pocus #ultrasound #pem

Another episode of Pimp the expert.  Where we take that time honored (or time hated) tradition and flip it upside down.  


Just a routine appendectomy....or not.

This is a personal experience that started on June 5th that I am still battling today. What was supposed to be a simple, routine laparoscopic appendectomy turned into my summer from Hell. 2,198 more words

Antibiotics for appendicitis (focus on perforated appendicitis)

Kronman MP, et al. Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;138(1). pii: e20154547.

“This large, multicenter study found no advantage of empiric extended-spectrum antibiotic therapy for children with uncomplicated or complicated appendicitis. 785 more words


Medicine: What's New in July

New this month in Scientific American Medicine:

  • Myoclonus
  • The Neurologic Examination
  • Ataxias
  • Tremors
  • Constipation in the Emergency Department
  • Hernias in the Emergency Department
  • Appendicitis: Point-of-Care Ultrasonography…
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What's New

How does the body heal when the appendix is removed?

The appendix is one of the organs that oversees complex healing mechanisms in the body. When it is inactivated because of removal, other organs and healing entities compensate, depending on the person’s overall health. 209 more words

Energy Guidance Complete

Appendix be gone.

Not that anyone on the interwebs really cares too much about my personal life, I’m going to share anyways. I just had my appendix out. So random and kind of unbelievable. 210 more words