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Acute Appendicitis rebellion21

Rebellion21: Acute Appendicitis – Antibiotics vs Surgery via Rob Bryant, MD

In this lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Rob Bryant, MD reviews the recent literature suggesting the possibility of using antibiotics as an alternative to hospital admission and surgery for acute appendicitis.

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

APPAC II: Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

Background: The recently published CODA trial (Link is HERE) comparing antibiotics vs laparoscopic appendectomy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis demonstrated  an antibiotic 1st strategy was non-inferior to laparoscopic appendectomy. However, there were nearly 3 in 10 patient who had undergone appendectomy …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Cast Ep 89: The CODA Trial – Antibiotics vs Appendectomy for Appendicitis

Background: The well-established, standard treatment for acute appendicitis is surgical appendectomy.  However, recent research has challenged the dominance of the surgical approach in looking at antibiotics alone. The available literature on non-operative treatment of appendicitis (NOTA) has important limitations: exclusion …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalInfectious Disease

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