Tag: "appendix" at medical news
Researchers investigate needs of family members when a patient dies
...bdominal pain one evening and died from a ruptured appendix
by the time her two daughters returned home from school the following day. When paramedics arrived, they took over the daughters and neighbors attempts to resuscitate the woman, but eventually pronounced her dead, without taking her to the hospital. ...
Mayo Clinic led study: Minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for patients with colon cancer
...opic surgery began in the 1980s for removal of the appendix
and gallbladder. The success of those procedures made surgeons think the technique could provide equal benefit for removal of colon cancer. In 1990, surgeons began performing minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer, but stopped in 1994 because of...
New study raises questions about the number of people in the UK who could be incubating vCJD
...of UK scientists found that 3 out of 12,674 stored appendix
and tonsil samples showed evidence of the prion protein associated with vCJD, but urge caution about the way these results are interpreted. The research is published this week in The Journal of Pathology. The study aimed to help health policymakers e...
Jefferson-based technology promises to help find hard-to-diagnose appendicitis cases
...ra pictures allow doctors to accurately see if the appendix
is infected or not and permits them to treat the c... of all appendectomies are unnecessary because the appendix
is actually normal. Neutrospec, in helping physicians rapidly and accurately diagnose appendicitis i...
Appendix rupture in children associated with race and health insurance status
...iceal (appendix) rupture. Patients with a ruptured appendix
at the time of surgical exploration have as high a...ared with an approximately 8 percent chance if the appendix
is not perforated. It has been assumed that the natural history of appendix
rupture is within the co...
Likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small claim researchers
...und three positive samples among 12,764 tonsil and appendix
samples and from this concluded that around 3,800 individuals could be at risk across the UK. Despite this, only one of the three samples positively matched tissues taken from those with clinical disease. The interpretation of the other two samples w...