Tag: appendicitis

Comparing Outcomes of Drugs & Appendectomy (CODA) Patient Education Video (English, Version 2)

Comparing Outcomes of Drugs & Appendectomy (CODA) Patient Education Video (English, Version 2)

Hello. My name is Dr. Thompson You have been diagnosed with appendicitis. We are showing you this video because your doctors and nurses think you might want to know about a research study you may qualify for. This video will help you learn more about the study. Right now, surgery

What is appendicitis? – Frankfort Regional Medical Center

What is appendicitis? – Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Appendicitis is a localized inflammation of the appendix, which is a small tubular structure that is located at the beginning of the colon, attached to the cecum. It’s generally considered a vestigial organ, which means we don’t know why it’s there. It doesn’t have an obvious purpose. But I think

Acute Appendicitis Part 1 – Definition, Anatomy and Epidemiology

Acute Appendicitis Part 1 – Definition, Anatomy and Epidemiology

Narrator: So first of all, what is acute appendicitis? Well, it’s defined as inflammation of the vermiform appendix; however, this inflammatory process may extend beyond the appendix to affect the adjacent colon. For those of you who aren’t aware, the appendix is named vermiform due to its resemblance to a

First Aid for Non-Battle Injuries (US Army, 1943)

First Aid for Non-Battle Injuries (US Army, 1943)

[Music] [Narrator:] Suppose you’re around a field kitchen when hot water spills over the cook and burns him. Or suppose you’re around when a member of a wire-laying crew falls from a tree and breaks his leg. Or suppose you see an Army truck smash-up and several men are severely

6 Emergency Signs of an Appendix About to Burst JULI

6 Emergency Signs of an Appendix About to Burst JULI

6 Emergency Signs of an Appendix About to Burst 1. Abdominal Pain According to Dr. Michael Payne, a gastroenterologist at the Harvard affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance, appendicitis is difficult to diagnose by doctors. Dr. Payne explains that although appendicitis is “a very common illness…many people don’t have classic symptoms” aside

Appendicitis Pain – Lincoln Surgical Associates – Shiloh, IL

Appendicitis Pain – Lincoln Surgical Associates – Shiloh, IL

Lincoln Surgical Associates Dr. D. Scott Crouch, emergency and general surgeon, discusses appendicitis. What is the function of the appendix? Generally, the appendix has function. It doesn’t have function that’s not duplicated elsewhere in the body so it can be removed safely, and we don’t need an appendix. The appendix