Randomized clinical trial of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis.

@article{Park2017RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis.},
  author={H C Park and Min Jeong Kim and B H Lee},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={104 13},
  pages={1785-1790}
}
BACKGROUND Uncomplicated appendicitis may resolve spontaneously or require treatment with antibiotics or appendicectomy. The aim of this randomized trial was to compare the outcome of a non-antibiotic management strategy with that of antibiotic therapy in uncomplicated appendicitis. METHODS Patients presenting to a university teaching hospital with CT-verified uncomplicated simple appendicitis (appendiceal diameter no larger than 11 mm and without any signs of perforation) were randomized to… CONTINUE READING