A new study from Finland confirmed the effectiveness of antibiotics as an alternative method of treating appendicitis. This method of treating appendicitis without surgery is continuing to gain more traction, but further studies are still needed.
Medicine September 26, 2018
A new study revealed that choosing antibiotics as a treatment for appendicitis can reduce the number of appendectomies by 92 percent. The antibiotic treatment will be initiated only after a CT scan confirms the diagnosis.
Life March 23, 2016
A new study in the U.S. revealed that taking antibiotics alone could be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis. The choice of treatment, however, still depends on balancing the patient's values and preferences with what is medically best for him or her.
Life December 17, 2015
Black children with acute appendicitis are less likely to receive painkillers in the emergency room, a new study shows.
Life September 17, 2015
Paige Bebee may just be nine years old but she’s already won a prestigious science award for a simple video explaining the true function of the appendix.
Life August 29, 2015
Appendectomy may soon be an option for patients with uncomplicated appendicitis as researchers found that patients who received antibiotics no longer need surgical removal of their appendix.
Life June 17, 2015