Items Tagged ‘appendicitis’

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

July 13, 2018

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,” says Matt Pohlson, who came to the hospital thinking he might have appendicitis. “I went to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and they could tell there was a blockage in […]

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Tags: appendicitis, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, featured story, heart failure, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center


Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

March 21, 2017

Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

  Challenging more than a century of medical tradition, a UCLA doctor is exploring whether antibiotics can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis. Dr. David Talan, an emergency medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is study director of a 1,500-patient, $12-million national clinic trial. […]

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Tags: appendectomy, appendicitis, appendix, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David Talan, emergency medicine, News & Insights, surgery


To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

May 24, 2016

To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  What goes into a surgeon’s decision to operate — or to recommend an alternative treatment option? Two UCLA-led studies published online May 18 by the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery sought to answer that question. The upshot is:  It might depend as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s […]

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Tags: alternative treatment, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, Dr. Greg Sacks, gastrointestinal bleeding, general surgery residency, surgeon, surgery, surgical risk calculator