This review of Pediatric Surgery Board recertification case log data describes the demographic characteristics and operative experiences of practicing pediatric surgeons.
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.
This study describes the development of a pragmatic clinical trial to address questions regarding the use of antibiotics vs appendectomy to treat acute appendicitis.
This study evaluates whether a clinical practice guideline for complicated appendicitis is associated with improved clinical outcomes.
This cohort study examines the effectiveness of patient choice in nonoperative vs surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in children.
Haut proposes that the findings from Salminen et al’s clinical trial are not enough to shift from the use of appendectomy to antibiotics in the treatment of appendicitis.
This Viewpoint reviews the study results of and reactions to the Salminen et al acute appendicitis trial and provides recommendations for surgeons who will be confronted by patients questioning whether they need surgery.
This study identifies clinical variables associated with the presence of complicated appendicitis.
This study was designed to calculate the projected cost savings that could be possible with the increased use of minimally invasive surgery in hospitals.
This study reports that rigorous risk-adjusted surgical quality assessment can be performed solely with objective variables. By leveraging data already routinely collected for patient care, this approach allows for wider adoption of quality assessment systems in health care.
Gandaglia et al evaluate the role of the surgical approach on the risk for surgical site infections (SSIs) in a large cohort of patients undergoing open and minimally invasive surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Kim and Smaldone.
Mottey and colleagues evaluate whether there is an association between time and perforation after patients present to the hospital.
Furman and colleagues undertook a retrospective study to determine the rate of mucinous neoplasms among adults undergoing interval appendectomy.