An appendectomy is the most common emergency operation for children. If the inflamed organ is left, it can burst and lead to death
Once dubbed as a "useless" part of the body, the appendix might have a biological use after all - immunity.
According to the latest U.S Study, offering children’s families the option of choosing antibiotics instead of surgery is a safe alternative and may also be able to lead to better results.
A new study has linked pain while travelling over speed bumps to increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain. Even though acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgeries conducted, its clinical diagnosis can be difficult, with no specific clinical diagnostic test available for appendicitis. Even though doctors during consultation do ask routinely about pain while travelling over speed bumps, this co-relation had no evidence.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.