• Ketorolac Use and Risk of Bleeding After Appendectomy in Children with Perforated Appendicitis

    11 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Appendicitis is a common cause of pediatric abdominal pain and is the most common abdominal surgery in children, occurring in nearly 70,000 children in the United States per year. Children with perforated appendicitis who undergo an appendectomy often require several day hospitalization to ensure adequate antibiotic coverage, improve oral intake, and manage pain. Opioids are often prescribed after surgery for pain control, but can be associated with prolonged hospitalization .
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