• Implementation of an evidence-based protocol after appendectomy reduces unnecessary antibiotics

    12 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Children with acute appendicitis have historically received intravenous antibiotics before and after appendectomy, yet recent literature supports minimizing postoperative antibiotics. In this study, we examined the impact of a standardized protocol that eliminates postoperative antibiotics for nonperforated appendicitis and discontinues antibiotics at discharge for perforated appendicitis.
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