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Paper Chase #3 - Nonoperative Treatment for Acute Appendicitis

Nate Finnerty, MD and Brett Ebeling, MD
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Bottom line:Nonoperative treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis appears to be safe or at least not associated with adverse events in children but long term clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness are still uncertain.

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Sarah C. -

Back in the beginning of my RN days in the ER; we had a 30-something F with +appy who refused surgery. She was given risks, signed AMA. Before she left we gave IV abx. A year later I saw her and she was fine! Crazy story!

Mike W., MD -

So interesting... you may be the very first to have conducted this study! ha ha, I am glad you sent because I have had these patients leave AMA with an appy but have never started them on ATB, so interesting! All of my patients have returned with a rupture or progression...

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