Journal article

Emergency appendicectomy in Australia: findings from a multicentre, prospective study

Thomas Arthur, Richard Gartrell, Bavahuna Manoharan, David Parker

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Emergency appendicectomy is the most common emergency surgical procedure performed in Australia. Despite this frequency, there is a relative paucity of contemporary, broad-based, local data that examine how emergency appendicectomies are currently performed and what are the outcomes from these operations. METHODS: A multicentre, prospective, observational study was performed. Patients were recruited by local investigators for a period of 2 months with 30-day follow-up. Patients were eligible for study inclusion if they underwent an emergency appendicectomy for suspected acute appendicitis. The primary outcome of the study was the negative appendicectomy rate (NAR), with secondary..

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