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`Ultrasound safer than CT scans`

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.

Speed bumps could help diagnose appendicitis

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.

Antibiotics may help cure 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.

`Blood pressure pills could cause appendicitis`

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.

Pills `better at curing appendix than surgery`

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.

Is appendicitis a viral disease?

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.

Appendicitis `caused by viral infection`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:00

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.

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