Nonoperative management for appendicitis linked to fewer complications in older adults

Nonoperative management of acute uncomplicated appendicitis was associated with fewer complications in patients older than 65 years, while appendectomy was linked to reduced mortality, length of hospital stay and cost, regardless of age.“Appendicitis has traditionally been treated with appendectomy, but there is growing evidence to support nonoperative management with antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis,” Jennie Meier, MD, MPH, of the department of surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Surgery. “However, randomized clinicalRead More

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