Patients with an inflammatory process may present with decreased, normal or increased total body iron stores. However, research regarding the clinical significance of different iron states in inflammatory diseases is conflicting.
In appendicitis cases without generalised peritonitis it is unclear whether the benefits of emergency appendectomy outweigh the potential benefits of an initial conservative approach followed by interval appendectomy.
Use of affordable and sustainable innovations to foster progress and improvement in global health is known as “precision global health”. This can contribute to greater effectiveness of interventions in global public health.