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Are postoperative intravenous antibiotics indicated after laparoscopic appendicectomy for simple appendicitis? A prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 248-252.

Published: 16th September 2020

Authors: Mennie N, Panabokke G, Chang A, Tanny ST, Cheng W, Pacilli M et al.


Some 243 children were randomized to two doses of antibiotics postoperatively, or placebo. There were eight wound infections in the placebo group, and only one after antibiotic prophylaxis (P=0.01).

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