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Comment & Response
July 8, 2020

Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction After Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis

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  • 1Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
JAMA Surg. Published online July 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2168

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Sippola et al, “Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction at 7-Year Follow-up of Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.”1 This is a post hoc analysis of patients enrolled in the Appendicitis Acuta (APPAC) trial out of Finland. The topic of nonsurgical management of acute appendicitis (AA) is under debate, with challenges to the gold standard of appendectomy.1 We extend our gratitude toward the authors for their impactful work. However, we wish to raise a few questions.

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