Can Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Successfully Treated with Antibiotics?

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Can Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Successfully Treated with Antibiotics?

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Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Shawn D. St. Peter, MD

Length of Episode

12:48

Description

Appendicitis has an incidence of 80,000 pediatric cases per year in the United States, and the gold standard for the past 100 years has been to treat children with appendectomy. However, recent research in adults has suggested antibiotics without surgery may be an effective treatment, challenging conventional practice.

Join Dr. St. Peter and Transformational Pediatrics, as we look to learn more about the Children’s Mercy randomized study looking to answer if broad-spectrum antibiotics may be used to successfully to treat acute uncomplicated appendicitis in children, helping these patients avoid surgery all together.

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Publication Date

8-27-2016

Can Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Successfully Treated with Antibiotics?

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