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Time to Appendectomy and Risk of Complicated Appendicitis and Adverse Outcomes in Children

JAMA Pediatrics, June 19th:

Question  In children diagnosed with appendicitis, does delay in appendectomy within 24 hours of hospital presentation increase the risk of complicated appendicitis or adverse events? 54 more words

Current Volume (2017)


I stare at my paper. The word neatly written, line by line. Equally spaced, keywords and main points I should remember are nicely highlighted. A minute pass then another. 1,063 more words


Not What It Seems

This morning I went outside and discovered the builders next door merrily bricklaying away at the wall of the neighbour’s house that sits on our boundary, just beside our dining room. 1,141 more words

“I Don’t Want to Be a Bother” OR Bullshit Excuses for Stupid Choices

A few weeks ago, I “felt off” one evening. My daughter and I were watching a hilarious feel-good movie on Netflix. An hour of not very feel-good discomfort later, the movie was over, and I said, “Worst gas pains ever. 669 more words

Endometriosis & the Appendix

Here I go again, once more intrigued by Endometriosis growing in odd places inside the body. Today I’m going to focus on the appendix. I’ve read that many women have their appendix removed because physicians may confuse Endometriosis pain for the symptoms of appendicitis. 2,852 more words

Odds & Ends

When Mom Gets Sick

I am a generally healthy person.  I love kale in everything, from smoothies, eggs and salads, I try to keep sweets to a minimum, I constantly kick my Dr. 1,097 more words


Drop pancakes with smoked salmon

With a light batter and a nutritious filling, our drop pancakes recipes are an any-time supper – not just for Pancake Day!


  • 2 medium eggs, separated…
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