Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 17:54
Ultrasound scans relying on sound waves are safer than CT scans or X-rays which use radiation to confirm or rule out surgery to remove the appendix, according to an American study.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 16:48
Patients with suspected appendicitis whose pain gets worse when going over speed bumps are more likely to have acute appendicitis.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 17:43
Antibiotics may replace invasive surgery in the treatment of acute appendicitis involving the removal of the appendix and could be just as effective, a new Swedish study suggests.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 18:36
Intake of blood pressure pills could increase the risk of potentially deadly appendicitis by up to 63 percent, a new study has found.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 19:08
Two out of three appendix removal operations may be unnecessary and could be avoided by simply administering antibiotics, a new study has revealed.
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:00
A new study at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests that appendicitis may be caused by yet unknown viral infection.
Doctors have for long baffled by
what triggers appendicitis. Now, a new study has claimed that
the condition may be caused by a flu-like virus and it may not
require an emergency surgery.