What is it? Fig 1 Appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the appendix, which is a small, narrow tube (about 5–10 cm) that is connected to the caecum (the proximal part of the large intestine). It is thought to be caused by infection secondary to obstruction of the lumen of the appendix. Risk Factors •... Continue Reading →

Case Study: Appendicitis

Pc: 16 YOM abdominal pain. Arrival 21:29 Triage 23:11 – NEWS 0 (Temp 36.4 BP 123/73 Pulse 87 Resps 16 spo2 96% GCS15) – Paracetomol 1g given Seen 01:53 by ENP – NEWS 0 (Temp 36.9 Pulse 89 spo2 98%)  Hx: Attends with father. 1/7 history of right-sided abdominal pain. One episode of vomiting in the... Continue Reading →

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