Tag: Appendicitis

Appendicitis Treatment Apparently Does Not Need Surgery, Only Antibiotics

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

Antibiotics Can Cut Number Of Appendicitis Surgeries By 92 Percent

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

Antibiotics As Effective As Surgery For Children With Appendicitis: Study

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 Less Likely To Get Pain Medication In ER: Study

Black children with acute appendicitis are less likely to receive painkillers in the emergency room, a new study shows.

Life September 17, 2015

Young Student Wins Eureka Prize For Video That Explains The Appendix

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

Doctors May Soon Prescribe Antibiotics Rather Than Surgery For Treating Appendicitis

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

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