• Operation versus antibiotics – The “appendicitis conundrum” continues: A meta-analysis (June 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Epidemiology, Infection & Sepsis
    Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, Konstantinos S. Mylonas, MD, Alexandros Gryparis, PhD, Stanislaw P. Stawicki, MD, MBA, Christopher J. Burns, MD, Maher M. Matar, MD, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, MD, PhD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials comparing non-operative versus surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients.

    Impact Statement:

    Acute appendicitis continues to constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic

    challenge. Despite the favorable outcomes seen after appendectomy, a non-operative trend for the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis has recently emerged. Arguably, the “best practice” for appendicitis remains debatable.

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