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

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

6 April 2012

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.)

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Bernard A. Yablin, ret asst clin prof peds

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URMC, 2021 Winton Rd South Rochester,NY14618(USA)

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