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Appendicitis risk greater one week after colonoscopy

Appendicitis risk greater one week after colonoscopy

Investigators found more frequent appendicitis, appendectomy codes in the first week following colonoscopy than the next 51 weeks.

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak in 13 states

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in 13 states in the US as well as Canada.

Oral capsule of fecal transplant may be effective for C. difficile infection

Oral capsule FMT and colonoscopy delivery showed similar patient outcomes, low rate differences, and high success rates.

Opinion

Acute abdominal pain, fever may signify diverticulitis

In older patients who complain of fever and lower abdominal pain, consider diverticulitis, especially if the patient has a previous diagnosis of diverticulosis.

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Case Study: Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

Case Study: Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and distention, as well as constipation of 8 days' duration.

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

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