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Comparison of outcomes of laparoscopic intracorporeal knotting technique in patients with complicated and noncomplicated acute appendicitis

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, August 2015
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Title
Comparison of outcomes of laparoscopic intracorporeal knotting technique in patients with complicated and noncomplicated acute appendicitis
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Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s88479
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Nurettin Ay, Vahhac Alp, Bülent Dinç, Şafak Kaya, Utkan Sevük

Abstract

In our study we aimed to compare laparoscopic intracorporeal knotting technique (base of the appendix was ligated with 20 cm of 2.0 silk) in patients with complicated acute appendicitis (CAA) and noncomplicated acute appendicitis. Ninety patients (female/male: 40/50, age ranging from 16 to 60 years, median age and interquartile range [IQR]: 25 [20; 32] years) who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy were included in the study. The patients were evaluated for the type of acute appendicitis, duration of operation, duration of hospital stay, and postoperative complications. The number of cases diagnosed as CAA was 28 (31.1%), and the number of noncomplicated cases was 62 (68.9%). We found that there was no significant difference in postoperative complication rates between complicated and noncomplicated appendicitis cases. Incision site infection was seen in seven cases (7.8%) and ileus was seen in two cases (2.2%). Bleeding, intra-abdominal abscess, and appendix stump leakage were not observed in any of the cases. Median and IQR duration of operation were 42 (35; 52) minutes and median and IQR duration of hospital stay were detected as 2 (1; 2) (range 1-10) days. Laparoscopic intracorporeal knotting technique may be a safe, effective, and reliable technique as the materials needed for closing the appendix stumps are easily available for both CAA cases and noncomplicated cases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Paraguay 1 7%
Switzerland 1 7%
Unknown 12 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 29%
Other 3 21%
Student > Postgraduate 2 14%
Researcher 1 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 64%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 7%
Unknown 4 29%

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#7,834,176
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Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#642
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#126,488
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Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#52
of 60 outputs
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