Outpatient antibiotic management safe for select adults with acute appendicitis

Outpatient antibiotic management was safe compared with in-hospital care, with no greater risk for complications or appendectomy, in a subgroup of patients with acute appendicitis, according to research.“The Comparison of Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial was the largest reported randomized clinical trial comparing antibiotic treatment and appendectomy for patients with imaging-confirmed appendicitis. The CODA trial found antibiotics to be noninferior to appendectomy for a 30-day general health measure, the EuroQol 5-dimension (EQ-5D) score,” David A.Read More

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