Tag: appendicitis

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,...

Antibiotics May Be Best First for Appendicitis

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For some patients suffering from appendicitis, antibiotics may do the trick, a...

A Life-Threatening Addition to the Differential Diagnosis

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Weeks after a mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, otherwise healthy children...

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...