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Appendicitis and British journal of surgery

U Güller, L Rosella, J McCall, L E Brügger, D Candinas
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of imaging technologies including ultrasonography and computed tomography, rates of negative appendicectomy and perforated appendicitis remain high. This trend analysis examined whether rates of negative appendicectomy and perforated appendicitis have decreased over time, and sought to evaluate clinical predictors associated with negative appendicectomy and perforated appendicitis. METHODS: This analysis was based on the prospective database of the Swiss Association of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery (SALTS)...
April 2011: British Journal of Surgery
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