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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213607/efficacy-and-safety-of-nonoperative-treatment-for-acute-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roxani Georgiou, Simon Eaton, Michael P Stanton, Agostino Pierro, Nigel J Hall
CONTEXT: Nonoperative treatment (NOT) with antibiotics alone of acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) in children has been proposed as an alternative to appendectomy. OBJECTIVE: To determine safety and efficacy of NOT based on current literature. DATA SOURCES: Three electronic databases. STUDY SELECTION: All articles reporting NOT for AUA in children. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently verified study inclusion and extracted data...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129917/patient-characteristics-outcomes-and-costs-following-interhospital-transfer-to-a-tertiary-facility-for-appendectomy-versus-patients-who-present-directly
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Daniel Leberer, John O Elliott, Edward Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Recent healthcare policy changes have emphasized pay-for-performance. Previous studies have not examined outcome differences between primary presenting appendicitis patients and transferred patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort design examined appendicitis patients between March 2011 and 2013. Patients < age 18, were scheduled for an elective appendectomy, who were pregnant or had an interval appendectomy were excluded. RESULTS: The transfer cohort (n = 59) had more comorbidities, more severe American Society of Anesthesiologists status, a higher rate of pre-operative abscess/rupture as well as higher rates of perforation, gangrene, intra-operative drain placement and open conversion versus primary presenting patients (n = 622)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100519/paravertebral-block-in-paediatric-abdominal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#3
E A Page, K L Taylor
The increased popularity of paravertebral block (PVB) can be attributed to its relative safety and comparable efficacy when compared with epidural analgesia. It has thus been recommended for open cholecystectomy and other less painful surgeries such as inguinal herniorraphy and appendectomy. We performed a systematic review of PVB in paediatric abdominal conditions to assess its clinical efficacy and side effects compared with other analgesic therapies.A search of Medline, Embase, and Web of Science and hand-searching references from inception date to May 2016 was done...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099380/predicting-appendiceal-tumors-among-patients-with-appendicitis
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Tyler J Loftus, Steven L Raymond, George A Sarosi, Chasen A Croft, R Stephen Smith, Philip A Efron, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge, Alicia M Mohr, Janeen R Jordan
BACKGROUND: As non-operative management of appendicitis gains popularity, vigilance for appendiceal tumors becomes increasingly important. We hypothesized that among patients presenting with acute appendicitis, those with advanced age, multiple comorbidities, atypical presentation, and complicated appendicitis would be more likely to have underlying appendiceal tumors. METHODS: We performed a 4-year retrospective cohort analysis of 677 consecutive adult patients who underwent appendectomy for appendicitis at our tertiary care center...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092251/-acute-appendicitis-surgical-and-non-surgical-treatment
#5
Luis Manuel Souza-Gallardo, José Luis Martínez-Ordaz
Appendicitis represents a common disease for the surgeon with a relative risk between 7-8%. It was thought that if more time passed between diagnosis and treatment, the risk for complications, such as perforation or abscess formation, was higher; nevertheless; the evolution is variable, making necessary the development of different strategies such as antibiotic use only, interval surgery or endoscopic treatment. The purpose of this study is to make a revision in the management of appendicitis comparing conservative and surgical treatment...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089500/c-reactive-protein-may-predict-the-recurrence-of-appendicitis-in-children-formerly-with-appendiceal-mass-after-successful-non-operative-treatment
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Yi-Jung Chang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chyi-Liang Chen, Shin-Yann Chen, Dah-Chin Yan, Ming-Han Tsai
BACKGROUND: This study identified factors associated with the recurrence of appendicitis in children with appendiceal masses after successful nonsurgical treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective study, children who were diagnosed as having appendiceal masses after undergoing conservative treatment between 2000 and 2014 were enrolled and the medical records of those who did not undergo an interval appendectomy were reviewed. The clinical features and outcomes of patients with and those without recurrent appendicitis were compared...
December 15, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060232/a-dedicated-orthopaedic-trauma-operating-room-improves-efficiency-at-a-pediatric-center
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Christopher M Brusalis, Apurva S Shah, Xianqun Luan, Meaghan K Lutts, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating rooms have improved operating room efficiency, physician schedules, and patient outcomes in adult populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if a dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating room was associated with improved patient flow and cost savings at a level-I pediatric trauma center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for two 3-year intervals before and after implementation of a weekday, unbooked operating room reserved for orthopaedic trauma cases...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049215/surgical-management-of-endometriosis-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#8
Rebecca Flyckt, Suejin Kim, Tommaso Falcone
Surgical approaches to endometriosis patients with chronic pelvic pain are multimodal and require individualization. Laparoscopic approaches are preferred over laparotomy when conservatively treating endometriosis via excision or ablation/fulguration of lesions. The available data support cystectomy over fenestration or fulguration for endometriomas; however, there may be associated decreases in ovarian reserve with endometrioma treatment. Presacral neurectomy may be useful in patients with midline pain and LUNA is not effective for the treatment of pelvic pain related to endometriosis...
January 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039865/sonographic-differentiation-of-complicated-from-uncomplicated-appendicitis-implications-for-antibiotics-first-therapy
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Yingding Xu, R Brooke Jeffrey, Stephanie T Chang, Michael A DiMaio, Eric W Olcott
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate sonographic findings as indicators of complicated versus uncomplicated appendicitis in the setting of known appendicitis, a necessary distinction in deciding whether to proceed with antibiotic therapy or with appendectomy. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance, appendiceal sonograms of 119 patients with histopathologically proven appendicitis were retrospectively blindly reviewed to determine the presence or absence of the normally echogenic submucosal layer, the presence of mural hyperemia, periappendiceal fluid, appendicoliths, and hyperechoic periappendiceal fat and to determine the maximum outside diameter...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009537/overweight-and-obese-pediatric-patients-have-an-increased-risk-of-developing-a-surgical-site-infection
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Brian P Blackwood, Colin D Gause, Jamie C Harris, Christina M Theodorou, Irene Helenowski, Timothy B Lautz, Julia Grabowski, Catherine J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a known risk factor in adult surgical site infections (SSIs), but its significance in pediatrics is unclear. We hypothesized that overweight and obese children have increased risk for SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) file and single-center reviews identified surgical patients (2-18 years) who developed SSIs. Patients were classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese based on body mass index (BMI)...
December 23, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974169/antibiotics-first-versus-surgery-for-appendicitis-a%C3%A2-us-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-allowing-outpatient-antibiotic-management
#11
David A Talan, Darin J Saltzman, William R Mower, Anusha Krishnadasan, Cecilia M Jude, Ricky Amii, Daniel A DeUgarte, James X Wu, Kavitha Pathmarajah, Ashkan Morim, Gregory J Moran
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials suggest that nonoperative treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis with antibiotics-first is safe. No trial has evaluated outpatient treatment and no US randomized trial has been conducted, to our knowledge. This pilot study assessed feasibility of a multicenter US study comparing antibiotics-first, including outpatient management, with appendectomy. METHODS: Patients aged 5 years or older with uncomplicated appendicitis at 1 US hospital were randomized to appendectomy or intravenous ertapenem greater than or equal to 48 hours and oral cefdinir and metronidazole...
December 11, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919452/imaging-gently-higher-rates-of-computed-tomography-imaging-for-pediatric-appendicitis-in-non-children-s-hospitals
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K Tinsley Anderson, Luke R Putnam, Kelly M Caldwell, Michael B Diffley, Aubrey A Hildebrandt, Sarah E Covey, Mary T Austin, Akemi L Kawaguchi, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao
BACKGROUND: Growing concerns regarding radiation exposure in children have led to recommendations to minimize computed tomography imaging for appendicitis. We hypothesized that within a metropolitan hospital system (1 children's hospital and 8 non-children's hospitals), use of preoperative computed tomography is much greater in non-children's hospitals. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients <18 years of age undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis from April 2012 to April 2015...
December 2, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916376/factors-predictive-of-complicated-appendicitis-in-children
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Xuan-Binh D Pham, Veronica F Sullins, Dennis Y Kim, Blake Range, Amy H Kaji, Christian M de Virgilio, Steven L Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability to predict whether a child has complicated appendicitis at initial presentation may influence clinical management. However, whether complicated appendicitis is associated with prehospital or inhospital factors is not clear. We also investigate whether hyponatremia may be a novel prehospital factor associated with complicated appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric patients (≤12 y) with appendicitis treated with appendectomy from 2000 to 2013 was performed...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884613/appendectomy-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-not-as-bad-as-we-once-thought
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Michael C Smith, Paul J Chung, Yohannes C Constable, Matthew R Boylan, Antonio E Alfonso, Gainosuke Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: The number of patients living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is growing due to advances in antiretroviral therapy. Existing literature on appendectomy within this patient population has been limited by small sample sizes. Therefore, we used a large, multiyear, nationwide database to study this topic comprehensively. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified 338,805 patients between 2005 and 2012 who underwent laparoscopic or open appendectomy for acute appendicitis...
November 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884328/effects-of-diagnosis-related-group-payment-system-on-appendectomy-outcomes
#15
Tae Hyun Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Sung-In Jang, Suk-Yong Jang, Sang Ah Lee, Jae Woo Choi
BACKGROUND: The voluntary diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment system was introduced in 2002. Since July 2013, the Korean government has mandated DRG participation for all hospitals. The main purpose of this study was to examine the effects of mandatory DRG participation on various outcome metrics for appendectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected inpatient DRG data for 280,062 appendectomy patients between 2007 and 2014 using the Health Insurance Review and Assessment database...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864617/diagnostic-accuracy-of-abdominal-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Vanja Giljaca, Tin Nadarevic, Goran Poropat, Vesna Stefanac Nadarevic, Davor Stimac
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound (US) for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA), in terms of sensitivity, specificity and post-test probabilities for positive and negative result. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane library and Science Citation Index Expanded from January 1994 to October 2014 was performed. Two authors independently evaluated studies for inclusion, extracted data and performed analyses...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816201/fast-track-pathway-for-perforated-appendicitis
#17
Richard Frazee, Stephen Abernathy, Matthew Davis, Travis Isbell, Justin Regner, Randall Smith
BACKGROUND: Perforated appendicitis is associated with an increased morbidity and length of stay. "Fast track" protocols have demonstrated success in shortening hospitalization without increasing morbidity for a variety of surgical processes. This study evaluates a fast track pathway for perforated appendicitis. METHODS: In 2013, a treatment pathway for perforated appendicitis was adopted by the Acute Care Surgery Service for patients having surgical management of perforated appendicitis...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788918/comparison-of-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-appendicitis-between-an-acute-care-surgery-model-and-traditional-call-coverage-model-in-the-same-community
#18
Shaina Schaetzel, Rachel Dirks, James Davis
BACKGROUND: This study compared outcomes, patient flow, and cost between an acute care surgery (ACS) and traditional call model (TRAD) for acute appendicitis in the same community and time period. METHODS: Patients who underwent appendectomy from 7/1/2012 to 6/30/2014 were retrospectively reviewed. An ACS and TRAD were compared. Demographic data, outcomes, cost, and time intervals were compared. RESULTS: Of the 945 patients reviewed, the ACS group had more perforated appendicitis on preoperative computed tomography scan (9% vs 3%, P < ...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785727/establishing-a-pediatric-robotic-surgery-program-in-canada
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Andreana Bütter, Neil Merritt, Sumit Dave
Despite the introduction of robotic surgery in 2000, few pediatric surgeons outside the United States have embraced this technology. We discuss our experience with establishing the first Canadian pediatric robotic surgery program. After simulator training, live animal surgery and observation of robotically assisted cases at an outside institution, we performed our first pediatric da Vinci(®) surgery in July 2013. A prospective database was established to assess outcomes. Forty one children have undergone robotically assisted surgery for the following 42 procedures: (a) pyeloplasty (17), (b) ureteral reimplantations (12), (c) uretero-uretostomy (1), (d) cholecystectomies (10), (e) interval appendectomy (1) and (f) distal pancreatectomy (1)...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779999/appendicitis-in-cancer-patients-is-often-observed-and-can-represent-appendiceal-malignancy
#20
David Santos, Yi-Ju Chiang, Brian Badgwell
Appendectomy is standard of care for uncomplicated appendicitis, but cancer patients may not be optimal surgical candidates. Interval appendectomy is controversial, and appendiceal malignancy is rare. Study objectives were to review the role of surgery, observation, and interventional radiology (IR)-guided drainage in patients with appendicitis and advanced malignancy. Retrospective review was performed on cancer patients presenting to a tertiary academic cancer center from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2014...
October 2016: American Surgeon
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