World J Surg 2021 Jun 26;45(6):1717-1724. Epub 2021 Feb 26.
Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health, Kyoto University, Yoshida Konoecho, Sakyoku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.
Purpose: We have described the epidemiology, diagnostic modality, treatment patterns, and outcomes of acute appendicitis during pregnancy.
Methods: Using a nationwide claim-based database in Japan, we analyzed the data of pregnant patients who were diagnosed with appendicitis between January 2005 and May 2019. Patient characteristics, imaging studies, length of hospital stay, proportion of fetal losses, complications, and type of antibiotics were examined. Read More