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Treatments for Acute Appendicitis

Treatments for Acute Appendicitis:

If acute appendicitis is diagnosed and treated promptly before the appendix ruptures, the outcome is generally very good. The treatment includes pain medications, intravenous antibiotics, and a surgical procedure called an appendectomy in which the appendix is completely removed. People in good health generally recover quickly without complications after an appendectomy that is performed before the appendix ruptures. Hospitalization may be as little as a couple of days.

Appendectomy surgery can often be done using a minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopic appendectomy. This procedure only requires small incisions and allows a person to recover more quickly with less risk of surgical complications than a traditional open appendectomy.

If the appendix ruptures before it is removed, more intensive treatment and longer hospitalization is necessary. This includes major, open appendectomy surgery and a cleaning out of the abdominal cavity. Pain medications and intravenous antibiotics are also prescribed.

Treatment List for Acute Appendicitis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Acute Appendicitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Acute Appendicitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Acute Appendicitis may include:

  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Acute Appendicitis: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Acute Appendicitis may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Acute Appendicitis:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Acute Appendicitis include:

  • Meropenem
  • Merrem
  • Merrem I.V
  • Piperacillin and Tazobactam Sodium
  • Zosyn
  • Tazocin

Hospital statistics for Acute Appendicitis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Acute Appendicitis:

  • 0.255% (32,544) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Acute Appendicitis

Research quality ratings and patient incidents/safety measures for hospitals and medical facilities in specialties related to Acute Appendicitis:

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Medical news summaries about treatments for Acute Appendicitis:

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Discussion of treatments for Acute Appendicitis:

Treatment is surgery to remove the appendix, called appendectomy. Doctors are beginning to use laparoscopic surgery for appendectomy. This technique involves making several tiny cuts in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. The surgeon then removes the appendix with the instruments, so there is no need to make a large incision in the abdomen. People can live a normal life without their appendix--no changes in diet, exercise, or other lifestyle factors are necessary. (Source: excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK)

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