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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815859/performance-of-mri-for-suspected-appendicitis-in-pediatric-patients-and-negative-appendectomy-rate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeong Rye Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Hee Mang Yoon, Ah Young Jung, Jin Seong Lee, Jung Heon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee, Young Ah Cho
PURPOSE: To evaluate in pediatric patients the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for suspected appendicitis and its negative appendectomy rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved diagnostic accuracy studies that used MRI for pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis. Various field strengths and sequences were used in each included study. The diagnostic accuracy of MRI in pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis and negative appendectomy rate were assessed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814624/outcomes-of-nonoperative-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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Richard G Bachur, Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis has promise but remains poorly studied. NOM may lead to an increase in resource utilization. Our objective was to investigate the trends in NOM for uncomplicated appendicitis and study the relevant clinical outcomes including subsequent appendectomy, complications, and resource utilization. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of administrative data from 45 US pediatric hospitals...
June 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807192/does-compliance-with-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-pediatric-simple-appendicitis-matter
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Krislynn M Mueck, Luke R Putnam, Kathryn T Anderson, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao, Lillian S Kao
BACKGROUND: Institutional protocols for preincisional antibiotic prophylaxis can standardize care and improve outcomes. However, challenges remain in compliance with such protocols for urgent or emergent operations. We hypothesized that compliance with an institutional protocol for antibiotic prophylaxis for appendectomy for appendicitis in pediatric patients results in reduced surgical site infections (SSIs) after simple appendectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study assessed all pediatric patients (≤18 y) who underwent appendectomy for confirmed simple appendicitis at a tertiary children's hospital between 2012 and 2015...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796014/comparison-of-superficial-surgical-site-infection-between-delayed-primary-versus-primary-wound-closure-in-complicated-appendicitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Boonying Siribumrungwong, Anuwat Chantip, Pinit Noorit, Chumpon Wilasrusmee, Winai Ungpinitpong, Pradya Chotiya, Borwornsom Leerapan, Patarawan Woratanarat, Mark McEvoy, John Attia, Ammarin Thakkinstian
OBJECTIVE: To compare superficial surgical site infection (SSI) rates between delayed primary wound closure (DPC) and primary wound closure (PC) for complicated appendicitis. BACKGROUND: SSI is common in appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. DPC is preferentially used over PC, but its efficacy is still controversial. METHODS: A multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted in 6 hospitals in Thailand, enrolling patients with gangrenous and ruptured appendicitis...
August 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794868/feasibility-and-safety-of-surgical-wound-remote-follow-up-by-smart-phone-in-appendectomy-a-pilot-study
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Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Inés Rivero-Belenchón, Verónica Pino-Díaz, María Cristina Rodríguez Sánchez, Felipe Pareja-Ciuró, Javier Padillo-Ruiz, Rosa María Jimenez-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present study is to assess the safety and feasibility of the use of telemedicine-based services for surgical wound care and to measure patient satisfaction with telemedicine-based follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 24 patients were included, they were provided with a corporate mail address. On day 7 after surgery patients sent, via email, an image of their surgical wound together with a completed questionnaire in order to obtain an early diagnosis...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759405/outcomes-of-nonoperative-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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Richard G Bachur, Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis has promise but remains poorly studied. NOM may lead to an increase in resource utilization. Our objective was to investigate the trends in NOM for uncomplicated appendicitis and study the relevant clinical outcomes including subsequent appendectomy, complications, and resource utilization. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of administrative data from 45 US pediatric hospitals...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755505/risk-of-appendiceal-endometriosis-among-women-with-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Janelle K Moulder, Matthew T Siedhoff, Kathryn L Melvin, Elizabeth G Jarvis, Kumari A Hobbs, Joanne Garrett
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether deep-infiltrating endometriosis (DE) carries an increased risk of appendiceal endometriosis (AppE) as compared with superficial endometriosis or no endometriosis. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were obtained by chart review of an internal database for women who underwent coincidental appendectomy during benign gynecologic surgery between July 2009 and February 2014 at a tertiary referral center in the USA. Univariate, bivariate, and regression analyses were performed...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752335/risk-factors-for-morbidity-after-appendectomy
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Anne Andert, H P Alizai, C D Klink, N Neitzke, C Fitzner, C Heidenhain, A Kroh, U P Neumann, M Binnebösel
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk factors for postoperative complications after an appendectomy with special regard to both the time period from hospital admission to operation and night time surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent an appendectomy due to acute appendicitis and were admitted to the University Hospital Aachen between January 2003 and January 2014 were included in this retrospective analysis. Regarding the occurrence of postoperative complications, patients were divided into the following two groups: the group with complications (group 1) and the group without complications (group 2)...
July 27, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747992/delta-neutrophil-index-as-an-early-predictor-of-acute-appendicitis-and-acute-complicated-appendicitis-in-adults
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Dong Hyuk Shin, Young Suk Cho, Gyu Chong Cho, Hee Cheol Ahn, Seung Min Park, Seung Wook Lim, Young Taeck Oh, Ji Woong Cho, Sang O Park, Young Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the ability of the delta neutrophil index (DNI) to predict histologically normal appendicitis preoperatively and to differentiate between simple and complicated appendicitis. METHODS: The data from 650 patients were divided into positive and negative appendectomy groups (histologically normal appendicitis). The patients in the acute appendicitis group were further sub-divided into simple and complicated appendicitis groups...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746196/retrospective-review-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-appendiceal-abscess-in-pediatric-patients-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-appendiceal-abscess
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ping Li, Yan Han, Yang Yang, Hongjie Guo, Fabao Hao, Yan Tang, Chunbao Guo
Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has become well accepted, but the role of LA for appendicitis upon presentation with an abscess remains undefined. This study was to assess the postoperative recovery and complications following LA in pediatric patients with appendiceal abscess in comparison with open appendectomy (OA).We conducted a retrospective review of patients presented with appendiceal abscess between 2005 and 2016. Propensity score matching (PSM) was conducted to adjust for any potential selection bias for the surgical approaches...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654543/extended-versus-narrow-spectrum-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-propensity-matched-comparative-effectiveness-study
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Danielle B Cameron, Patrice Melvin, Dionne A Graham, Charity C Glass, Stephanie K Serres, Matthew P Kronman, Jacqueline M Saito, Shawn J Rangel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of extended versus narrow spectrum antibiotics in preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) and hospital revisits in children with uncomplicated appendicitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a paucity of high-quality evidence in the pediatric literature comparing the effectiveness of extended versus narrow-spectrum antibiotics in the prevention of SSIs associated with uncomplicated appendicitis...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653667/appendectomy-and-the-risk-of-colectomy-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-national-cohort-study
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Pär Myrelid, Kalle Landerholm, Caroline Nordenvall, Thomas D Pinkney, Roland E Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease usually responding well to anti-inflammatory drugs but many patients will still need colectomy. Appendectomy is associated with a lower risk of later developing UC. We aimed to assess the longitudinal relationship between appendectomy, appendicitis, and disease course in UC patients. METHODS: A national cohort of UC patients with a diagnosis in 1964-2010 was identified from the Swedish National Patient Register that also provided information regarding appendicitis and/or appendectomy before or after the UC diagnosis...
August 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
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Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard, Laurence E McCahill
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624044/predictors-of-a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-complicated-appendicitis
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Jonathan B Imran, Tarik D Madni, Christian T Minshall, Ali A Mokdad, Madhu Subramanian, Audra T Clark, Herb A Phelan, Michael W Cripps
BACKGROUND: Despite its utilization, the intraoperative (IO) assessment of complicated appendicitis (CA) is subjective. The histopathologic (HP) diagnosis should be the gold standard in identifying patients with CA; however, it is not immediately available to guide postoperative management. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of an HP diagnosis of CA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent appendectomy at our institution from 2011-2013 was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610745/the-impact-of-type-and-number-of-bowel-resections-on-anastomotic-leakage-risk-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer-surgery
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Christoph Grimm, Philipp Harter, Pier F Alesina, Sonia Prader, Stephanie Schneider, Beyhan Ataseven, Beate Meier, Violetta Brunkhorst, Jakob Hinrichs, Christian Kurzeder, Florian Heitz, Annett Kahl, Alexander Traut, Harald T Groeben, Martin Walz, Andreas du Bois
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for anastomotic leakage (AL) in patients undergoing primary advanced ovarian cancer surgery and to evaluate the prognostic implication of AL on overall survival in these patients. METHODS: We analyzed our institutional database for primary EOC and included all consecutive patients treated by debulking surgery including any type of full circumferential bowel resection beyond appendectomy between 1999 and 2015. We performed logistic regression models to identify risk factors for AL and log-rank tests and Cox proportional hazards models to evaluate the association between AL and survival...
June 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589138/appendectomy-as-a-risk-factor-for-bacteremic-biliary-tract-infection-caused-by-antibiotic-resistant-pathogens
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Koki Kawanishi, Jun Kinoshita, Hiroko Abe, Tetsuhiro Kakimoto, Yuko Yasuda, Takeshi Hara, Jun Kato
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent evidence has suggested that appendix plays a pivotal role in the development and preservation of intestinal immune system. The aim of this study is to examine whether prior appendectomy is associated with an increased risk for the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in bacteremia from biliary tract infection (BTI). METHODS: Charts from 174 consecutive cases of bacteremia derived from BTI were retrospectively reviewed. Using multivariate analysis, independent risk factors for development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria were identified among the clinical parameters, including a history of appendectomy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490413/risk-factors-for-appendiceal-involvement-in-women-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Mustafa Erkan Sarı, Elmas Korkmaz, Murat Öz, Tayfun Güngör, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanlı
OBJECTIVE: In this study we aimed to evaluate the risk factors for appendiceal involvement in women with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who underwent appendectomy at the time of initial surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with a final diagnosis of EOC who underwent appendectomy at the time of initial surgery were evaluated retrospectively. Risk factors related to the presence of appendiceal involvement were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 210 patients underwent appendectomy during staging surgery...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421569/two-step-procedure-for-complicated-appendicitis-with-perityphlitic-abscess-formation
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Almir Miftaroski, Ulf Kessler, Etienne Monnard, Bernhard Egger
PRINCIPLES: Optimal management of perforated appendicitis with perityphlitic phlegmon or abscess formation is controversial. The aim of the study was to assess the outcome after a two-step procedure to treat patients with perityphlitic abscess formation. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed prospectively collected data from a single-centre database that included adult patients who had appendicitis and perityphlitic abscess (>=3 cm) but no generalised peritonitis, and were treated in 2007-2015...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414702/minimally-invasive-treatment-for-appendiceal-mass-formed-after-acute-perforated-appendicitis
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Enver Zerem, Suad Kunosić, Almin Handanagić, Dženan Jahić, Dina Zerem, Omar Zerem
The optimal treatment for appendiceal mass formed after appendiceal rupture due to acute appendicitis is surrounded with controversy. The treatment strategy ranges from open surgery (emergency or interval appendectomy), laparoscopic appendectomy, and image-guided drainage, to conservative treatment with or without antibiotics. Nonsurgical treatment (including conservative and drainage treatment), followed by interval appendectomy to prevent recurrence, is the traditional management of these patients. The need for interval appendectomy after a successful conservative or/and image-guided drainage treatment, has recently been questioned as the risk of recurrence is relatively small...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387683/appendectomy-history-is-not-related-to-parkinson-s-disease
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Rezzak Yilmaz, Ece Bayram, Çağrı Ulukan, Mustafa Kemal Altınok, Muhittin Cenk Akbostancı
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that appendectomy may modify the emergence of Parkinson's disease (PD) by affecting the retrograde transport of α-synuclein (α-syn) from the gastrointestinal system. OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible role of appendectomy on PD. METHODS: The retrospective data of the 1625 patients (839 PD, 633 non-α-syn parkinsonism and 153 controls) were compared. Disease specific measures between PD patients with (n = 69) and without (n = 770) appendectomy were also evaluated...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
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