Tag: abdominal infection

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis’ Deadly Toll

Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) are more likely to experience organ failure and mortality, which makes identifying them as quickly as possible especially crucial....

No Sequelae From Lab Abnormalities in Isotretinoin Study

Isotretinoin use contributed to abnormal lipid lab values in pediatric patients, but no secondary effects were observed, results from a single-center retrospective study demonstrated. “Isotretinoin...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) for removal of necrotic tissue in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis

Among women who have a coincidental appendectomy during surgery for chronic pelvic pain or endometriosis, about 15% have appendiceal endometriosis confirmed by pathological examination, according...

Ofatumumab Phase 3 Multiple Sclerosis Trials Published

Two phase 3 clinical trials showing impressive results with the new subcutaneously-delivered, B-cell depleting multiple sclerosis anti-CD20 mononclonal antibody ofatumumab (Arzerra) have now been published...

Monitor Kids Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Israel Shippy doesn’t remember much about having COVID-19 — or the...