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Surgery still trumps “antibiotics first” approach to appendicitis

Posted May 14, 2015, 12:11 pm Urmila Parlikar, Senior Content Editor, Harvard Health Publications When appendicitis strikes, an operation to remove the appendix has long been the route to recovery. But a new strategy called “antibiotics first” could help some people avoid surgery for appendicitis. In a clinical practice article in today’s New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. David Flum, a surgeon at the University of Washington in Seattle, explores the history of…

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