Outcomes of Antibiotics as Primary Therapy in Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis at PUMHS Nawabshah

Gulshan Memon, Khawar Saeed Jamali, Syed Kashif, Ali Shah, Habib-Ur-Rehman, Shahnawaz Leghari, Shahida Baloch, Syed Kashif, Ali Shah
2017 Health Sciences   unpublished
Objective: Over bearing, appendectomies have continuously been pushing the surgical wisdom to connote on non-operative option of treatment so this study was designed with an objective to assess the outcomes of antibiotics as primary therapy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Methods: A total of 96 patients of both genders from 16 to 60 years of age having uncomplicated acute appendicitis enrolled in this study were treated with antibiotics and were discharged on third day with having oral
more » ... atment on ciprofloxacin (500mg) twice a day and metronidazole (400mg) thrice a day for 07 days. Routine follow up was taken on days 15, 30, 90 180 and 360 and outcomes were recorded. Results: Among 96 patients, 10 (10.41%) worsened in symptoms (pain on visual analogue scale) were confirmed with WBC & Ultrasound reports and under went for appendectomies during initial hospital stay. While within 9 months, during follow up 11 (11.45%) patients were readmitted in hospital and operated after confirmation on re-examination and re-investigations. Total of 21 (22%) patients were subjected to appendectomy. Conclusion: Under proper observation, antibiotic treatment can be safe and effective in uncomplicated acute appendicitis with reduced recurrence.