‘Antibiotics only’ effective alternative to appendectomy for uncomplicated appendicitis

Nonoperative management of patients with acute, uncomplicated appendicitis is comparable to surgical treatment in safety and efficacy, although longer hospital stays and recurrence are possible, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Surgery.“Antibiotic-only treatment may be an attractive option to patients, as it may be associated with avoidance of surgical scars, reduction of postoperative pain and faster recovery,” Rodrigo Moises de Almeida Leite, MD, of the colon and rectal surgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “It may also provideRead More

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