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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 5: Wins and Losses

Letters home from Major Eric Stark, in the OnSurg series describing his Iraq experience spanning from 2008 to 2011.
Letter dated 3/10/2008:
Greetings from B dad
Starting to get warm in the desert these days. I am hoping I get out of here before …

Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid Found Less Effective Than Appendectomy

The Lancet published a study in France of 243 appendicitis patients randomized to appendectomy or non-operative management with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.  Patients were selected based on CT evidence of uncomplicated appendicitis. (ACS Surgery News UPDATE reports.)
Key findings:

Treatment with antibiotics alone was …