Antibiotics as First-Line Therapy for Acute Appendicitis: Evidence for a Change in Clinical Practice

@article{Andersson2012AntibioticsAF,
  title={Antibiotics as First-Line Therapy for Acute Appendicitis: Evidence for a Change in Clinical Practice},
  author={Roland Erik Andersson and Moshe Schein},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={2037-2038}
}
Nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis (AA) with antibiotics is not ‘‘big news’’ to surgeons who follow the literature. The current discourse about nonsurgical versus surgical treatment of AA is as old as the history of appendectomy. The pioneers in surgery were aware that many instances of AA are self-limited. The problem was to identify and treat… CONTINUE READING