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FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children, a new analysis suggests.

Reviewing 10 studies on more than 400 young patients, researchers found that nonsurgical treatment for an inflamed appendix appeared effective overall. But, appendicitis recurred in 14 percent of patients, and th...

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in poorer countries are much more likely to die after emergency abdominal surgery than those in wealthy nations, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed the outcomes of more than 1,400 children in 43 countries who had emergency abdominal surgery in 2014. The surgeries were for conditions such as appendicitis, congenital abnormalities...

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics can be used to treat mild appendicitis, but the condition returns in some patients who receive the drugs, researchers report.

Surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy) has long been the standard treatment for appendicitis, which is when the appendix becomes inflamed and infected.

Millions of appendectomies are perf...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with antibiotics alone can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to a new study.

The study was led by Dr. Peter Minneci and Dr. Katherine Deans, co-directors of the Center for Surgical Outcomes Research at The Research Institute, part of Nationwide Children's H...

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics may not reduce the risk of infections in patients who undergo what's known as a "complicated" appendix removal, a new study finds.

"The traditional teaching is that all patients with complicated appendicitis receive post-operative antibiotics to reduce the risk of wound infection or deep organ space infection," study lead author Den...

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as appendectomy.

"For more than a century, appendectomy has been the standard treatment," said the study's lead author Dr. Paulina Salminen, ...

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.

If an infected appendix isn't removed quickly enough, it can burst or rupture, leading to a serious, sometimes fatal infection, according to background infor...

MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Having your appendix removed on a weekend is as safe as having the surgery on a weekday, but you may end up paying more, a new study shows.

The findings were to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in Washington, D.C.

"From what we can see, there's no difference in the quality of patient care between...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks and Hispanics in Massachusetts became more likely to have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery on their appendix and gallbladder after the state's 2006 health care reforms expanded insurance coverage, a new study finds.

Laparoscopic surgery is the standard of care for appendicitis and inflammation of the gallblad...

THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Add another possible health woe to the negative effects of air pollution: A new study suggests that the risk of a burst appendix rises on smoggy days.

Data from 12 Canadian cities found that "short-term exposure to ambient ozone [in air] was associated with an increased number of hospital visits for appendicitis," accordi...

FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The type of hospital in which minority children with appendicitis receive care may affect their chances of developing a perforated or ruptured appendix, according to a new study.

However, the study authors said that more research is needed to explain why this racial disparity exists and what steps can be taken to prevent it....

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Speed bumps are great for slowing down heavy-footed motorists, but they might speed up the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, a new study says.

Although there is no specific clinical diagnostic test for appendicitis, researchers in Great Britain found that if patients' abdominal pain got worse while driving over speed bum...