Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003479
Title: Awareness of factors related to acute appendicitis - A survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the awareness and reliable factors such as pain, symptoms, and genetic factors related to acute appendicitis. Materials and Methods: In this study, a questionnaire was prepared and circulated among the subjects to determine the reliable factors related to appendicitis and familial inheritance of acute appendicitis. The study sample consists of 50 subjects. Results: According to this survey, 88% of individuals were aware of acute appendicitis. 56% of them stated that the pain first occurs in the lower right abdomen and the pain is not continuous. The most common cause of appendicitis believed by subjects in this survey was consuming more outside food. The most commonly affected one were children and adolescents. Almost 92% of individuals prefer surgery for appendicitis in an emergency situation and are not aware of any medical management. Conclusion: In the current scenario, understanding the symptoms and establishing a diagnosis of appendicitis is of outmost importance. The current survey also highlights the other factors such as pain, symptoms, and familial inheritance of acute appendicitis.

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    S. Rohini 1 , R. Abilasha2 *

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    1 Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Abilasha, Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Rohini 1 , R. Abilasha2 *

    Title:Awareness of factors related to acute appendicitis - A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1155-1160)
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    Methodology:acute appendicitis
    Research Materials: 50 subjects.

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Abdomen Appendicitis Appendix Familial predisposition Iliac fossa

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