Tag: appendectomy

1. Time from initial emergency department evaluation to appendectomy onset was not associated with increased odds of appendiceal perforation (AP). 2. Increased perforation risk was most significantly associated with longer duration of time from onset of abdominal pain and presentation to the emergency department. Study Rundown: Diagnosing appendicitis is particularly challenging...
1. Researchers found significant variation in utilization of minimally invasive surgery in US hospitals.  2. Urban and not-for-profit hospitals were found to be high users of minimally invasive surgery.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Existing literature has shown that for certain surgeries, minimally invasive surgical...
1. Increased in-hospital time to surgery was not associated with an increased risk of appendix rupture among adults treated with appendectomy. 2. Factors that increased the risk of perforation included male gender, lack of insurance, and >3 comorbid conditions. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Previous reports have demonstrated conflicting results...
Image: PD 1. Withholding appendectomy for pediatric patients with white blood cell counts below 9000 and 8000 per uL increased the sensitivity of appendicitis detection to 92% and 95%, respectively. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Appendicitis is a common surgical emergency among pediatric patients and can often be diagnosed based...