Appendicitis and the antibiotics.

  title={Appendicitis and the antibiotics.},
  author={P. W. Harrison},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={85 2},
PPENDICITIS is a disease of civilization A like automobile injuries. Primitive peopIes past and present have been immune. In contrast civiIization apparentIy aIways brings this disease with it. It did so thousands of years ago in Egypt’ and it does so now. Fifteen years ago the writer watched appendicitis make its appearance in the coast communities of Arabia. Western civiIization was coming in. PreviousIy no appendicitis had been seen there, but in a few years a very considerabIe incidence… Expand
Appendicitis; a fifteen-year survey.
A third five-year period, 1947-1951, is added, which was notable in that penicillin and certain other antibiotics became readily available and the mortality reached a figure which is probably the irreducible minimum. Expand
Antibiotics, intestinal decompression and intravenous infusions appear to have been the main factors contributing to the improved prognosis, which has occurred principally in the group of perforative- appendicitis. Expand
Nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis in children.
It is found that some of the patients who had a history of abdominal pain for less than 24 hours with localized abdominal tenderness and hemodynamic stability could be treated nonoperatively. Expand
Studies on acute appendicitis with a special reference to appendicoliths and periappendicular abscesses
Neither sufficiently reliable to accurately estimate the severity of acute appendicitis or to determine the presence of an appendicolith is found, supporting the use of computed tomography imaging to assess the disease. Expand
Is Acute Appendicitis a Surgical Emergency?
The data suggests that delaying operative intervention for acute appendicitis to accommodate a surgeon's preference or to maximize a hospital's efficiency does not pose a significant risk to the patient. Expand
Treating appendicitis with antibiotics.
  • I. Brook
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of emergency medicine
  • 2016
Randomized placebo-controlled trials that focus on early identification of complicated acute appendicitis patients needing surgery and that prospectively evaluate the optimal use of antibiotic treatment in patients with uncomplicated acute appendix are warranted. Expand
Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This meta-analysis shows that appendectomy is more effective than antibiotic therapy for definitive cure of acute uncomplicated appendicitis, and since the incidence of complications does not differ between the two treatments, antibiotic therapy might be a reasonable alternative for selected patients. Expand
A Meta-Analysis of Antibiotics Versus Surgery for the Treatment of Acute Appendicitis
Although the conservative approach has a success rate lower than appendectomy, it is a possible alternative in certain clinical scenarios and additional studies clarifying the certain etiologies of appendicitis that are responsive to antibiotic treatment are needed to further support its use. Expand
A National Evaluation of the Conservative Management of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: How Common Is This and What Are the Issues?
Considerable variation in management of uncomplicated appendicitis remains in Ireland despite growing evidence suggesting that the non-operative approach is safe. Expand
Apendicectomía profiláctica en la dotación Antártica: Experiencia del Hospital de la Fuerza Aérea de Chile.
The prophylactic appendectomy is a safe surgery with a low rate of complications, although its exists and develops in a previously healthy patient. Expand


The effectiveness of terramycin in a mixed type of peritonitis has been studied in a series of experimental observations on dogs and although there was no gross evidence of a generalizedPeritonitis, one positive culture was obtained from the general peritoneal cavity, a pure culture of E-cherichia coli. Expand
On Perforating Inflammation of the Vermiform Appendix with Special Reference to Its Early Diagnosis and Treatment
THE history of appendicitis is of especial interest to all physicians of Massachusetts. At the first meeting of the Association of American Physicians on the 18th of June, 1886, R. H. Pitz, aExpand
The use of gastric mucin to lower resistance of laboratory animals to systemic fungus infections.
Standardization of experimental disease and assay of chemotherapeutic agents on deep fungus infections is difficult and studies dealing with the immunology of these organisms are difficult. Expand
The virulence enhancing action of mucins: a survey of human mucins and mucosal extracts for virulence enhancing activity.
  • H. Smith
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of infectious diseases
  • 1951
It is of interest to find out whether this virulence enhancement is confined to pathogenic organisms or whether it can be extended to antibacterial action. Expand