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Safety and efficacy of antibiotics compared with appendicectomy for treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2156 (Published 05 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2156

Re: Safety and efficacy of antibiotics compared with appendicectomy for treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

When I was a senior resident in Pediatrics and a young attending, we always set up and ran an infusion of antibiotics for 4 hours or so before sending the patient to the OR. Our mortality was 0 (I myself survived a ruptured appendix and peritonitis in 1936.)

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 April 2012
Bernard A. Yablin
ret asst clin prof peds
n/a
URMC
2021 Winton Rd South Rochester,NY14618(USA)
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