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Initial Versus Delayed Operation for Treatment of Complicated Appendicitis In Children

This study has been terminated.
(Unable to adequatly recruit)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven W. Bruch, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2007
Last updated: December 16, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
To determine the most cost effective way to treat children with perforated appendicitis we will randomize all children presenting with perforated appendicitis to initial operation, with in 24 hours of admission, or to initial antibiotics, with or without percutaneous drainage, and subsequent interval appendectomy after 8 weeks. Our outcomes will include cost, complications, length of stay, and quality of life measures.

Condition Intervention
Perforated Appendicitis
Procedure: Initial appendectomy
Procedure: Interval appendectomy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Initial Versus Delayed Operation for Treatment of Complicated Appendicitis In Children

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: 3 months post entry into the study ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Initial appendectomy
children with complicated appendicitis will undergo initial appendectomy
Procedure: Initial appendectomy
Interval appendectomy
children with complicated appendicitis will undergo initial antibiotic treatment followed by an interval appendectomy
Procedure: Interval appendectomy


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:children

  • Age 2-17 with a diagnosis of perforated appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <2 and >18
  • Pregnancy
  • Immunocompromise
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00540189

United States, Michigan
Mott Childrens Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Steven W Bruch, MD, MSc University of Michigan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Steven W. Bruch, Clinical Assoicate Professor, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00540189     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00007791
Study First Received: October 4, 2007
Last Updated: December 16, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
appendicitis, perforated, children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017