Q. What is Acute Appendictis? My husband had to go to the emergency room last night because of sudden severe stomach aches. The doctors said he had acute appendictis and needed urgent operation. What is acute appendicitis? A. The term 'Appendictis' refers to an inflammed appendix, an organ that is located in the right lower part of the abdomen, attached to the cecum, which is a part of the intestine. The appendix is often infected with intestinal bacteria, and such an infection can cause severe symptoms, that require receiving emergent medical care. If indeed acute appendicitis is diagnosed, the treatment involves immediate surgery, for the removal of the infected appendix.
The three most common types of occupational ILD are asbestosis, chronic silicosis, and coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP). Predictable clinical and radiographic abnormalities occur in susceptible patients who have been exposed to asbestos. 8 These abnormalities include pleural changes (plaques, fibrosis, effusions, atelectasis, and mesothelioma), parenchymal scarring, and lung cancer. Asbestos exposure alone increases the risk of lung cancer only minimally (- times). Asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking, however, act synergistically to greatly increase the risk of cancer.