Antibiotics Versus Appendicectomy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

@article{Rollins2016AntibioticsVA,
  title={Antibiotics Versus Appendicectomy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials},
  author={K. Rollins and K. Varadhan and K. Neal and D. Lobo},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={2305-2318}
}
  • K. Rollins, K. Varadhan, +1 author D. Lobo
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • World Journal of Surgery
  • BackgroundUncomplicated acute appendicitis has been managed traditionally by early appendicectomy. However, recently, there has been increasing interest in the potential for primary treatment with antibiotics, with studies finding this to be associated with fewer complications than appendicectomy. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of antibiotic therapy with appendicectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis.MethodThis meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials included adult… CONTINUE READING
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