Appendicitis، or the inflammation of the appendix، has long been treated with surgery، but new research confirms that it may be cured without the patients having to go under the knife، as Technical Times said.
A study from Finland revealed that appendicitis may be cured using antibiotics، following several previous reports on the method. The new research debunks the need for immediate surgery and reveals the effectiveness of treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead.
Appendicitis Does Not Require Surgery This is not the first time that the possibility of treating appendicitis without surgery was taken under consideration. In June 2015، a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that 186 of 257 patients given antibiotics for appendicitis treatment no longer required appendectomy over the following year. The findings were echoed in a December 2015 study that focused on appendicitis in children and in a March 2016 study that claimed antibiotics may reduce the number of appendectomies by 92 percent.
The new study، also published in JAMA، was a follow-up to the June 2015 research، which was criticized as the long-term effects of treating appendicitis with antibiotics remained unknown. Three years later، researchers finally have an answer.