Episode 412

CODA Long-Term Trial Results: Antibiotics versus Surgery for Appendicitis

EP. 412 •

Oct 25, 2021

• 27 MIN

CODA Long-Term Trial Results: Antibiotics versus Surgery for Appendicitis

OVERVIEW

The CODA trial is back – this time to shed light on long-term outcomes for antibiotics versus surgery for appendicitis! Dr. David Flum, lead investigator of the CODA trial, and Dr. Lillian Kao join us today to discuss the results after at least 1 year of follow-up in their patients. Read the full update here in the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2116018

Utilizing the CODA trial results, Dr. Flum has created an innovative online tool for physicians to use with patients when discussing treatment options for appendicitis. Check out this new resource and keep it in mind next time you wander down to the ED for another patient with appendicitis: www.appyornot.org

Listen to our previous episodes on the CODA Trial:

Episode #321 (October 5, 2020): CODA Trial Results – Antibiotics versus Surgery for Appendicitis 
o   Dr. Flum and his team discuss the 90-day outcomes for the CODA trial as antibiotic treatment gains favor in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Episode #109 (June 7, 2017): CODA Trial with Dr. David Flum 
o   Dr. Flum introduces the CODA Trial and the basis of his “pragmatic trial”.

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