Predictors of outcome for children with perforated appendicitis initially treated with non-operative management.

@article{Nadler2004PredictorsOO,
  title={Predictors of outcome for children with perforated appendicitis initially treated with non-operative management.},
  author={Evan P. Nadler and Kimberly K Reblock and Kevin G. Vaughan and Manuel P. Meza and Henri R Ford and Barbara A. Gaines},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={349-56}
}
BACKGROUND Initial non-operative therapy for children with perforated appendicitis has become increasingly popular with the advent of powerful broad-spectrum antibiotics. However, there is no consensus regarding which patients may be managed effectively with this strategy. We reviewed all children with perforated appendicitis who were treated initially with non-operative therapy to determine those characteristics that may predict a successful outcome. METHODS We reviewed the medical records… CONTINUE READING