The meteorological influence on seasonal alterations in the course of acute appendicitis.

@article{Reinisch2017TheMI,
  title={The meteorological influence on seasonal alterations in the course of acute appendicitis.},
  author={Alexander Reinisch and Jan Heil and Guido Woeste and Wolf O Bechstein and Juliane Liese},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2017},
  volume={217},
  pages={
          137-143
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several diseases, including acute appendicitis (AA), have been known to undergo seasonal variations. Changes in the incidence and course of AA are attributed to seasonal weather differences, but this connection remains unproven. METHODS In this retrospective, single-center analysis, we analyzed daily meteorological data over an 8-year period. A connection of day-by-day meteorological data with 680 consecutive appendectomies was performed. Patients' characteristics, intraoperative… CONTINUE READING
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