antibiotics: IV for 2 days, then PO for 10 days
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Br J Surg. 1995 Feb;82(2):166-9 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis, adults The Use of
antibiotics: IV for 2 days, then PO for 10 days
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
appendicectomy, open or laparoscopy
To avoid surgery and complications: 1 of 20 patients on antibiotics needed acute surgery, 7 patients recurred appendicitis at 1 year.
World J Surg. 2006 Jun;30(6):1033-7 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis, non perforated, adults The Use of
antibiotics: IV for 2 days, then PO for 10 days
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
appendicectomy, open or laparoscopy
To reduce surgery and complications: 14% of patients on antibiotics needed acute surgery, 14% more patients had appendicitis recurrence at 1 year.