Predictive Factors for Negative Outcomes in Initial Non-operative Management of Suspected Appendicitis

@article{Shindoh2009PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive Factors for Negative Outcomes in Initial Non-operative Management of Suspected Appendicitis},
  author={Junichi Shindoh and Hirotaka Niwa and Kazushige Kawai and Ko Ohata and Yukio Ishihara and Naoki Takabayashi and Ryo Kobayashi and Takeyuki Hiramatsu},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={309-314}
}
Acute appendicitis has been reported to be managed with non-operative therapy at relatively high successful rate. However, risk factors for negative outcome have not been established. Three hundred eighty consecutive patients who underwent initial therapy for suspected appendicitis were reviewed. They were divided into three groups: operation group, the group successfully managed with non-operative therapy (success group), and the group required surgical conversion (failure group). Preoperative… CONTINUE READING

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