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Nonoperative treatment with antibiotics versus surgery for acute nonperforated appendicitis in children: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Svensson, JF; Patkova, B; Almström, M; Naji, H; Hall, NJ; Eaton, S; Pierro, A; (2015) Nonoperative treatment with antibiotics versus surgery for acute nonperforated appendicitis in children: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg , 261 (1) 67 - 71. 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000835. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of nonoperative treatment of acute nonperforated appendicitis with antibiotics in children.

Type: Article
Title: Nonoperative treatment with antibiotics versus surgery for acute nonperforated appendicitis in children: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000835
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000000835
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives 3.0 License,where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.
Keywords: Abdominal Pain, Acute Disease, Adolescent, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Child, Child, Preschool, Ciprofloxacin, Drug Therapy, Combination, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Metronidazole, Pilot Projects, Recurrence, Thienamycins, Treatment Outcome
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Biology and Cancer Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1437271
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