Originally Posted by The Bogg
All this talk about "science" is pretty silly. There is more "dogma" than "science" behind a lot of things out there. If someone came to my ER, was diagnosed with appendicitis and then asked me for "evidence" and "scientific proof" that they should have an appendectomy I wouldn't have any to give them. But I'd still recommend they have their appendix removed! Just because no-one's done a study it doesn't mean that there is no effect.
You should read more:Randomised controlled trial of ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, incorporating the Alvarado score
Charles D Douglas, surgical registrar a, Neil E Macpherson, medical student b, Patricia M Davidson, associate professor of paediatric surgery b, Jonathon S Gani, senior lecturer b.A prospective randomized trial comparing open versus laparoscopic appendectomy.
R C Frazee, J W Roberts, R E Symmonds, S K Snyder, J C Hendricks, R W Smith, M D Custer, 3rd, and J B Harrison
Department of General Surgery, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Sherwood, Texas.A prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy.
Attwood SE, Hill AD, Murphy PG, Thornton J, Stephens RB.A Prospective Randomized Trial to Compare One Dose Preoperative, Three-Dose Perioperative and 5-Day Full Course Antibiotics for Non-Perforated Acute Appendicitis
Authors: Mui, L.M.; Ng, E.K.W.; Lee, D.W.H.; Lam, Y.H.; Fung, T.M.K.; Wong, S.K.H.; Law, K.B.; Chung, S.C.S.
Randomized controlled trial of appendicectomy versus antibiotic therapy for acute appendicitis
J. D. Greig 1, S. J. Nixon 1, S. Eriksson 2, L. Granström 2
Antibiotic Therapy Versus Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis
This study is currently recruiting patients.
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