Tag: appendectomy

Nonoperative vs operative management of acute appendicitis in older adults

Editor's Note This study from the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, finds that nonoperative management of acute appendicitis was associated with reduced complications in older but not younger patients. Included in the analysis was data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Inpatient Sample on 474,845 patients with…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 6, 2023

Study: Race, income, insurance associated with delayed appendicitis diagnosis, long hospital stays

Editor's Note A study led by researchers at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago finds non-Hispanic Black, low income, and publicly insured patients received higher rates of delayed appendicitis diagnoses and long postoperative hospital stays. The cohort study included 80,312 patients who underwent open or laparoscopic appendectomy in…

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By: Lindsay Botts
March 9, 2023

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