Items Tagged ‘appendix’

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


January 25, 2016

Healing Power of Pancakes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It will be interesting trying to motivate him to go home because he’s had such a great time. He has blueberry pancakes every morning for breakfast,” says John Matise, father to 6-year-old Zachary Matise. Zachary’s mother, Ann Matise, adds, “He had surgery on his appendix Friday night. He has to get rid of a fever […]

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Tags: appendix, Chase Child Life Program, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA