Surgery versus conservative antibiotic treatment in acute appendicitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Ansaloni2011SurgeryVC,
  title={Surgery versus conservative antibiotic treatment in acute appendicitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Luca Ansaloni and Fausto Catena and Federico Coccolini and Giorgio Ercolani and Filippo Gazzotti and E. Pasqualini and Antonio Pinna},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={210-21}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although standard treatment typically consists of an early appendectomy, there has recently been an increase in the use of antibiotic therapy as primary treatment for acute appendicitis (AA). The aim of this analysis is to systematically evaluate the evidence available in relevant literature in order to compare the relative effectiveness of antibiotic therapy as a viable alternative to appendectomies in the treatment of AA. METHODS Literature was searched for randomized… CONTINUE READING
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