Appendicitis Concerns: Don’t Rush to Have it Removed

  The common belief is that, if your appendix becomes inflamed and infected, it needs to come out now.  As in like “emergency surgery” now. It’s one of those situations where you would never think about doing a randomized study on it because it would be withholding life-saving medical treatment from those in the placebo […]

Does Your Child Have Appendicitis? Avoid CT Scan Side Effects

A visit to the ER for abdominal pain in a child can be scary. Most often it’s something simple, but appendicitis can lurk in the shadows. Signs and symptoms of appendicitis can include slight fever, right sided abdominal pain as well as nausea and vomiting. Almost certainly, a visit to the ER will include a […]

CT Scan Side Effects: Beware of Pediatric ER Visits

We love technology in medicine like CT scans, however, it is replacing a well thought out diagnosis. But are CT scan side effects worth the information obtained? Regardless of whether it is for a child or for yourself, going to the emergency is dangerous business. Not only is the ER a breeding ground for bacteria like […]