Most patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis prefer antibiotic therapy over surgery

Adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics and did not need surgery at a later date were as satisfied with their treatment experience as those who went through surgery, according to a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial that appeared in JAMA Surgery.Additionally, both groups had comparable quality of life, researchers said.“To our knowledge, no other study has been conducted on the long-term quality of life and patient satisfaction of adult patients randomized to receive antibiotic therapy or appendectomy for the treatment ofRead More

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