BJS Academy SoMe Review for April 2023
16 May 2023
De Wijkerslooth EML, Boerma E-JG, van Rossem CC, van Rosmalen J, Baeten CIM, Beverdam FH et al, for the APPIC Study Group.
Lancet 2023; 401: 366-376.
Some 1066 patients were included; 95% had a laparoscopic appendicectomy. The rate of postoperative infection or death within 90 days was similar after two (10 per cent) and five days of antibiotics (8 per cent; risk difference 2 per cent, 95 per cent confidence interval-1.6 to 5.6 per cent). Readmission to hospital was more common after the two day course: 12 versus 6 per cent).
Comment: Very useful pragmatic trial that will assist decisions made in all acute hospitals, and significantly reduce antibiotic use.
18 April 2023Read paper
Part of the charitable activity of the Society, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.
The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.