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Appendicitis

Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. Usually treatment involves surgical removal of the appendix.

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Appendix Removal May Up Parkinson's Disease Risk
Having your appendix removed can put you at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD), reports a new study.

Patients who had th.....
‘Organoid’ Model for Patient-Specific Treatment of Appendix Cancer
A patient-specific tumor ‘organoid’ model was developed by the scientists of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) to identify the m.....
Low Success Rates of Antibiotic Treatment of Appendicitis
Antibiotic treatment of appendicitis as opposed to surgical removal of the inflamed organ results in higher hospital readmissions and also tends to be.....
Appendix Cancer: Genetic Mutations Identified, May Improve Treatment
Genetic mutations in appendix cancer are different from those found in colon cancer and mutations in the genes TP53 and GNAS are good predictors of su.....
New Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator Developed
New pediatric appendicitis risk calculator developed by researchers from Children's Minnesota (Children's) and HealthPartners Institute. The calculat.....


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