The impact of intraoperative culture on treatment and outcome in children with perforated appendicitis.

@article{Kokoska1999TheIO,
  title={The impact of intraoperative culture on treatment and outcome in children with perforated appendicitis.},
  author={Evan R. Kokoska and Mark L. Silen and Thomas F Tracy and Patrick A. Dillon and Donald J Kennedy and Thomas V Cradock and Thomas R. Weber},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={749-53}
}
BACKGROUND Most protocols for the operative treatment of perforated appendicitis use a routine culture. Although isolated studies suggest that routine culture may not be necessary, these recommendations generally are not based on objective outcome data. METHODS The authors reviewed the records of 308 children who underwent operative treatment for perforated appendicitis between 1988 and 1998 to determine if information gained from routine culture changes the management or improves outcome… CONTINUE READING

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