Early discharge following laparoscopic appendectomy in children utilizing an evidence-based clinical pathway.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The utility of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in children remains controversial. The determination of the efficacy of LA in children is complicated by variable postoperative management, duration of antibiotics,and criteria for discharge. The aim of this study was to examine the results of a commitment to LA and the concurrent implementation of an… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2008.0165

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