Antibiotic Therapy Versus Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Antibiotic Therapy Versus Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Krishna K. Varadhan and D J Humes and Keith R. Neal and Dileep N Lobo},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Antibiotic treatment has been shown to be effective in treating selected patients with acute appendicitis, and three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared the efficacy of antibiotic therapy alone with that of surgery for acute appendicitis. The purpose of this meta-analysis of RCTs was to assess the outcomes with these two therapeutic modalities. All RCTs comparing antibiotic therapy alone with surgery in patients over 18 years of age with suspected acute appendicitis were included… CONTINUE READING
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