I have to give credit where credit is due — even if it is to a self-centered beast who walks all over me. That’s right: my cat. 676 more words
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This is what medical students are taught about the diagnosis process. Start at the most common and work your way down to the rare diagnoses. It was first coined by Dr Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during the 1940’s and it is still used during medical teaching. 508 more words
Science has yet to “explain” everything about the world we live in, but researchers have been working “diligently” on the age old question of: What is the best position to evacuate your bowels… 268 more words
JAMA Paediatrics: Comparison of Antibiotic Therapy and Appendectomy for Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children
Question Are antibiotics as initial treatment appropriate for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in pediatric patients?
Findings In this meta-analysis of 5 studies (including 404 patients), antibiotic treatment was safe and effective in 152 of 168 pediatric patients (90.5%), but the risk for treatment failure increased significantly in patients with appendicolith. 29 more words