The Role of DNA Amplification and Cultural Growth in Complicated Acute Appendicitis

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Bacterial growth of peritoneal fluid specimens obtained during surgical procedures for acute appendicitis may be useful to optimize further antibiotic therapy in complicated cases. DNA amplification represents a fast technique to detect microbial sequences. We aimed to compare the potential of DNA amplification versus traditional bacterial growth culture… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tocchioni2016TheRO, title={The Role of DNA Amplification and Cultural Growth in Complicated Acute Appendicitis}, author={Francesca Tocchioni and Chiara Tani and Laura Bartolini and Maria Moriondo and Francesco Nieddu and Patrizia Pecile and Chiara Azzari and Antonio Messineo and Marco Ghionzoli}, booktitle={Pediatric reports}, year={2016} }