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Appendicitis: Antibiotics Vs Surgery

Although since 1889, appendicectomy, which involves removing the inflamed appendix surgically, has been the standard treatment for acute appendicitis but surgery need not be the first line of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. Instead, the use of antibiotics may be a safe and a viable alternative. Antibiotic therapy results in fewer problems and complications than Read more

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Will You Need Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery for Coronary Heart Disease ?

If you and your physician decide that your coronary arteries need surgical repair or bypass of blockages, several options are available. There are procedures to open the artery mechanically (angioplasty) or to bypass the obstruction in the blood vessel and get the blood flowing again. Studies show that a bypass yields better results for people Read more