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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614043/antibiotics-vs-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-adults-review-of-the-evidence-and-future-directions
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Jared M Huston, Lillian S Kao, Phillip K Chang, James M Sanders, Sara Buckman, Charles A Adams, Christine S Cocanour, Sarah E Parli, Julia Grabowski, Jose Diaz, Jeffrey M Tessier, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal surgical emergency in the United States, with a lifetime risk of 7%-8%. The treatment paradigm for complicated appendicitis has evolved over the past decade, and many cases now are managed by broad-spectrum antibiotics. We determined the role of non-operative and operative management in adult patients with uncomplicated appendicitis. METHODS: Several meta-analyses have attempted to clarify the debate. Arguably the most influential is the Appendicitis Acuta (APPAC) Trial...
June 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610706/ultrasound-guided-bilateral-rectus-sheath-block-vs-conventional-local-analgesia-in-single-port-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-children-with-nonperforated-appendicitis
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Caroline Maloney, Michelle Kallis, Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Aaron M Lipskar, John Hagen, Michelle Kars
INTRODUCTION: Despite its minimally invasive approach, laparoscopic surgery can cause considerable pain. Regional analgesic techniques such as the rectus sheath block (RSB) offer improved pain management following elective umbilical hernia repair in the pediatric population. This effect has not been examined in laparoscopic single-incision surgery in children. We sought to compare the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided RSB versus local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in providing postoperative pain relief in pediatric single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic assisted appendectomy (TULA) with same-day discharge...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602871/outcomes-of-antibiotic-therapy-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-pregnancy
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Jeong Il Joo, Hyoung-Chul Park, Min Jeong Kim, Bong Hwa Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to determine the feasibility and safety of antibiotics for uncomplicated simple appendicitis in pregnancy. METHOD: Ours was a 6-year prospective observational study conducted on 20 pregnant women in whom uncomplicated simple appendicitis (appendiceal diameter ≤ 11 mm and without any signs of appendicoliths, perforation, or abscess) was radiologically verified and managed with a 4-day course of antibiotics. Treatment failure rate, defined as the need for an appendectomy during hospitalization and recurrence in the follow-up period (median 25 months), and maternal or fetal complications during the pregnancy were evaluated...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535960/nonoperative-management-in-children-with-early-acute-appendicitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jane Xu, Susan Adams, Yingrui Cyril Liu, Jonathan Karpelowsky
PURPOSE: Appendectomy has remained the gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis for more than 100years. Nonoperative management (NOM) has been shown to be a valid treatment alternative for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in adults. A systematic review of available evidence comparing operative management (OM) and NOM in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis was performed. METHODS: Systematic searches of MedLine, Embase, and a clinical trial register (https://clinicaltrials...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474273/outpatient-appendectomy-in-an-emergency-outpatient-surgery-unit-24%C3%A2-h-a-day-an-intention-to-treat-analysis-of-194-patients
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Adeline Aubry, Arnaud Saget, Gilles Manceau, Matthieu Faron, Mathilde Wagner, Christophe Tresallet, Bruno Riou, Olivier Lucidarme, Frédéric le Saché, Mehdi Karoui
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of patients operated on for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (UAA) in our 24-h emergency outpatient surgery unit. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study with intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis. From 12/2013 to 03/2015, all consecutive patients admitted for acute appendicitis (AA) were prospectively screened. A computed tomography or abdominal ultrasound confirmed the diagnosis of AA. Eligibility criteria for outpatient appendectomy were: UAA, no comorbidity, no physical or mental condition preventing participation in the study, absence of pregnancy, age older than 15 years, an accompanying adult person available for the hospital discharge and place of residence within 1 h of our hospital...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418493/the-threat-of-diagnostic-uncertainty-in-the-medical-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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Richard G Bachur, Shawn J Rangel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338596/operation-versus-antibiotics-the-appendicitis-conundrum-continues-a-meta-analysis
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Joseph V Sakran, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Alexandros Gryparis, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Christopher J Burns, Maher M Matar, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis continues to constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this study was to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing nonoperative versus surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the PubMed, Cochrane, and Scopus databases was performed with respect to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) statement (end-of-search date: January 29, 2017)...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306630/nonoperative-management-of-appendicitis-in-children
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Joseph J López, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize the recent literature investigating nonoperative management of uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis and highlight recent data establishing its safety and efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of nonoperative treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis, defined as perforated appendicitis with or without formed abscess or phlegmon...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284517/antibiotics-first-strategy-for-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-rates-of-peritonitis-at-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-comparing-appendectomy-and-non-operative-management
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REVIEW
Mauro Podda, Nicola Cillara, Salomone Di Saverio, Antonio Lai, Francesco Feroci, Gianluigi Luridiana, Ferdinando Agresta, Nereo Vettoretto
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical diagnosis in young patients, with lifetime prevalence of about 7%. Debate remains on whether uncomplicated AA should be operated or not. Aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was to assess current evidence on antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated AA compared to standard surgical treatment. METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for randomized controlled trials comparing antibiotic therapy (AT) and surgical therapy-appendectomy (ST) for uncomplicated AA...
March 8, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003294/acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-study-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-non-operative-management-in-children-with-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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Jane Xu, Yingrui Cyril Liu, Susan Adams, Jonathan Karpelowsky
INTRODUCTION: This article presents an overview of a prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of non-operative management (NOM) with operative management in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA). Here, we present the study protocol for this APRES study, a multicentre Australian study. The rationale and details of future analysis, in particular, non-inferiority calculations, cost-effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of each intervention...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974169/antibiotics-first-versus-surgery-for-appendicitis-a%C3%A2-us-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-allowing-outpatient-antibiotic-management
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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/27942727/quantifying-the-burden-of-interhospital-cost-variation-in-pediatric-surgery-implications-for-the-prioritization-of-comparative-effectiveness-research
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Danielle B Cameron, Dionne A Graham, Carly E Milliren, Charity C Glass, Christina Feng, Feroze Sidhwa, Hariharan Thangarajah, Matthew Hall, Shawn J Rangel
Importance: Practice variation is believed to be a driver of excess health care spending, although few objective data exist to guide the prioritization of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in pediatric surgery. Objective: To identify high-priority general pediatric surgical procedures for CER on the basis of the following 2 complementary measures: the magnitude of interhospital cost variation as a surrogate for the need for and potential effect of CER at the patient level and the cumulative fiscal burden of this cost variation when considering the case volume from all hospitals as a surrogate for public health relevance...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894435/pediatric-appendicitis
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REVIEW
Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical pathologies in children. It can present with right lower quadrant pain. Scoring systems in combination with selective imaging and surgical examination will diagnose most children with appendicitis. Clinical pathways should be used. Most surgical interventions for appendicitis are now almost exclusively laparoscopic, with trials demonstrating better outcomes for children who undergo index hospitalization appendectomies when perforated. Nonoperative management has a role in the treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836368/the-cost-effectiveness-of-nonoperative-management-versus-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-the-treatment-of-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children
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James X Wu, Greg D Sacks, Aaron J Dawes, Daniel DeUgarte, Steven L Lee
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated the safety and short-term success of nonoperative management in children with acute, uncomplicated appendicitis. Nonoperative management spares the patients and their family the upfront cost and discomfort of surgery, but also risks recurrent appendicitis. METHODS: Using decision-tree software, we evaluated the cost-effectiveness of nonoperative management versus routine laparoscopic appendectomy. Model variables were abstracted from a review of the literature, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, and Medicare Physician Fee schedule...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779999/appendicitis-in-cancer-patients-is-often-observed-and-can-represent-appendiceal-malignancy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612631/acute-appendicitis-in-children-not-only-surgical-treatment
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Anna Maria Caruso, Alessandro Pane, Roberto Garau, Pietro Atzori, Marcello Podda, Alessandra Casuccio, Luigi Mascia
PURPOSE: An accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis is important to avoid severe outcome or unnecessary surgery but management is controversial. The aim of study was to evaluate, in younger and older children, the efficacy of conservative management for uncomplicated appendicitis and the outcome of complicated forms underwent early surgery. METHODS: Children with acute appendicitis were investigated by clinical, laboratory variables and abdominal ultrasound and divided in two groups: complicated and uncomplicated...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544690/management-of-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-as-day-case-surgery-feasibility-and-a-critical-analysis-of-exclusion-criteria-and-treatment-failure
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Gérard Grelpois, Charles Sabbagh, Cyril Cosse, Brice Robert, Emilie Chapuis-Roux, Alexandre Ntouba, Thierry Lion, Jean-Marc Regimbeau
BACKGROUND: Day case surgery (DCS) for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (NCAA) is evaluated. The objective of this prospective, single-center, descriptive, nonrandomized, intention-to-treat cohort study was to assess the feasibility of DCS for NCAA with a critical analysis of the reasons for exclusion and treatment failures and a focus on patients discharged to home and admitted for DCS on the following day. STUDY DESIGN: From April 2013 to December 2015, NCAA patients meeting the inclusion criteria were included in the study...
November 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521709/role-of-non-operative-management-in-pediatric-appendicitis
#18
REVIEW
Dani O Gonzalez, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
Appendectomy is currently considered the standard of care for children with acute appendicitis. Although commonly performed and considered a safe procedure, appendectomy is not without complications. Non-operative management has a role in the treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis. In uncomplicated appendicitis, initial non-operative management appears to be safe, with an approximate 1-year success rate of 75%. Compared to surgery, non-operative management is associated with less disability and lower costs, with no increase in the rate of complicated appendicitis...
August 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437029/wses-jerusalem-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis
#19
REVIEW
Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Micheal D Kelly, Fausto Catena, Dieter G Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Sugrue, Mark De Moya, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Aneel Bhangu, Ferdinando Agresta, Ernest E Moore, Kjetil Soreide, Ewen Griffiths, Steve De Castro, Jeffry Kashuk, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppaniemi, Luca Ansaloni, Manne Andersson, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Kurinchi S Gurusamy, Fabio Cesare Campanile, Walter Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Fred Moore, Andrew B Peitzman, Gustavo P Fraga, David Costa, Ronald V Maier, Sandro Rizoli, Zsolt J Balogh, Cino Bendinelli, Roberto Cirocchi, Valeria Tonini, Alice Piccinini, Gregorio Tugnoli, Elio Jovine, Roberto Persiani, Antonio Biondi, Thomas Scalea, Philip Stahel, Rao Ivatury, George Velmahos, Roland Andersson
Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common cause of acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis of AA is challenging; a variable combination of clinical signs and symptoms has been used together with laboratory findings in several scoring systems proposed for suggesting the probability of AA and the possible subsequent management pathway. The role of imaging in the diagnosis of AA is still debated, with variable use of US, CT and MRI in different settings worldwide. Up to date, comprehensive clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management of AA have never been issued...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403670/paradigm-shifts-in-the-treatment-of-appendicitis
#20
REVIEW
Grace Zee Mak, Deborah S Loeff
Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of emergent surgery in children. Historically, surgical dogma dictated emergent appendectomy due to concern for impending perforation. Recently, however, there has been a paradigm shift in both the understanding of its pathophysiology as well as its treatment to more nonoperative management. No longer is it considered a spectrum from uncomplicated appendicitis inevitably progressing to complicated appendicitis over time. Rather, uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis are now considered two distinct pathophysiologic entities...
July 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
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