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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

Episode 35 – Non Operative Treatment of Appendicitis (NOTA)

Background: Historically the treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis has been appendectomy. The first appendectomy performed dates back to 1735 done by Claudius Amyand. Appendectomy has been the standard treatment for acute appendicitis every since Charles McBurney described it in 1889. However, studies have shown …

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Infectious Disease

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