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Conservative treatment versus surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives To compare conservative treatment with index admission appendicectomy in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis.

Conclusions Conservative treatment was less efficacious and was associated with a higher readmission rate. 35 more words

Current Volume (2017)


    • Appendix is a tubular diverticular structure fixed to the posteromedial wall of cecum, measuring 10cm in length.
    • Appendicitis is a part of the bowel system that has continuous mucus release in its lumen, when an obstruction happens then, the continuous secretion of mucus causes a buildup of pressure inside the appendix.
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Daily Blog {7/28}

I didn’t end up blogging yesterday because I was only home in the early morning and then at night. The day before (Wed), little boy had to be taken to the pediatrician because he was having stomach pain and a fever; he later had vomiting and was lethargic. 648 more words

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Appendix (Appendicitis): Causes & Symptoms

​What is an Appendix (Appendicitis)?

An appendix is an a thin, long, 4 inches long tube (a pouch-shaped organ), that is a part of your gastrointestinal tract. 804 more words


Pediatric DKA

This case is written by Dr. Donika Orlich. She is an Emergency physician practising in the Greater Toronto Area. She completed her Emergency Medicine training at McMaster University and also obtained a fellowship in simulation and medical education during her training. 477 more words



“He’s great, and he’s a cross dresser.”

Even if that hadn’t been the only qualifier we had for the ER surgeon, it registered to both my wife and me as an extremely odd piece of information to divulge under any circumstance. 1,597 more words

Top Of Mind

The last several years has seen the pendulum swing from operative to nonoperative to operative management of acute appendicitis. In this month’s Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery… 161 more words