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Acute abdomen in the adult – Related resources

Cochrane reviews

  • Antibiotics are effective in preventing post-operative complications following infection of the peritoneum (peritonitis), but there is no evidence to support that one regimen is superior to another [Evidence Level: A].
  • Provided that surgical expertise and equipment are adequate, diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic appendectomy (either in combination or separately) result in various advantages over open appendectomy[Evidence Level: A].
  • Prophylactic antibiotics decrease the rate of wound infections and intra-abdominal abscesses in patients with surgically treated appendicitis [Evidence Level: A].
  • Nasogastric decompression used routinely after abdominal surgery does not speed recovery [Evidence Level: A].
  • The use of opioid analgesics in patients with acute abdominal pain is effective in reducing pain and increasing patient comfort, and appears not to increase the risk of diagnostic error [Evidence Level: A].

Other evidence summaries

  • Carbapenem (imipenem/cilastatin or meropenem) is as effective as combinations of other antibiotics in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections [Evidence Level: A].

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"Acute Abdomen in the Adult – Related Resources." Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines, Duodecim Medical Publications Limited, 2019. Evidence Central, evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/456709/all/Acute_abdomen_in_the_adult_–_Related_resources.
Acute abdomen in the adult – Related resources. Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Duodecim Medical Publications Limited; 2019. https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/456709/all/Acute_abdomen_in_the_adult_–_Related_resources. Accessed August 18, 2019.
Acute abdomen in the adult – Related resources. (2019). In Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Available from https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/456709/all/Acute_abdomen_in_the_adult_–_Related_resources
Acute Abdomen in the Adult – Related Resources [Internet]. In: Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Duodecim Medical Publications Limited; 2019. [cited 2019 August 18]. Available from: https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/456709/all/Acute_abdomen_in_the_adult_–_Related_resources.
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