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Quality of life and patient satisfaction at 7-year follow-up of antibiotic therapy vs appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2020; 155: 283-289.

Published: 17th November 2020

Authors: Sippola S, Haijanen J, Viinikainen L, Gronroos J, Paajanen H, Rautio T et al.


Some 423 of the original 530 patients randomized were available for telephone follow-up. Of 206 initially given antibiotics, 39% later underwent appendicectomy. Quality-of-life was similar in both groups, but patients who had initial appendicectomy more likely to be satisfied with their treatment.

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