Examining a common disease with unknown etiology

Trends in epidemiology and surgical management of appendicitis in California, 1995-2009

Jamie E. Anderson, Stephen W. Bickler, David C. Chang, Mark A. Talamini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background The study was designed to examine the epidemiology of appendicitis and risk factors of perforation and appendectomy. Methods Retrospective analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Data was performed from 1995 to 2009. Patients with appendicitis were identified by ICD-9 diagnosis code. Population statistics from the RAND Corporation were used to calculate incidence rates. Risk factors of perforation and appendectomy were also calculated. Results A total of 608,116 patients with appendicitis (70 % non-perforated) were included. The incidence increased at an average rate of 0.5 cases/100,000 population/ year (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2787-2794
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Appendicitis
Epidemiology
Appendectomy
Health Planning
Patient Discharge
Incidence
International Classification of Diseases
Population Characteristics
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Examining a common disease with unknown etiology : Trends in epidemiology and surgical management of appendicitis in California, 1995-2009. / Anderson, Jamie E.; Bickler, Stephen W.; Chang, David C.; Talamini, Mark A.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 36, No. 12, 2012, p. 2787-2794.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anderson, Jamie E. ; Bickler, Stephen W. ; Chang, David C. ; Talamini, Mark A. / Examining a common disease with unknown etiology : Trends in epidemiology and surgical management of appendicitis in California, 1995-2009. In: World Journal of Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 12. pp. 2787-2794.
@article{a8c6c0f75f254d61a72bd6d95aebd45d,
title = "Examining a common disease with unknown etiology: Trends in epidemiology and surgical management of appendicitis in California, 1995-2009",
abstract = "Background The study was designed to examine the epidemiology of appendicitis and risk factors of perforation and appendectomy. Methods Retrospective analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Data was performed from 1995 to 2009. Patients with appendicitis were identified by ICD-9 diagnosis code. Population statistics from the RAND Corporation were used to calculate incidence rates. Risk factors of perforation and appendectomy were also calculated. Results A total of 608,116 patients with appendicitis (70 {\%} non-perforated) were included. The incidence increased at an average rate of 0.5 cases/100,000 population/ year (p",
author = "Anderson, {Jamie E.} and Bickler, {Stephen W.} and Chang, {David C.} and Talamini, {Mark A.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1007/s00268-012-1749-z",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "2787--2794",
journal = "World Journal of Surgery",
issn = "0364-2313",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Examining a common disease with unknown etiology

T2 - Trends in epidemiology and surgical management of appendicitis in California, 1995-2009

AU - Anderson, Jamie E.

AU - Bickler, Stephen W.

AU - Chang, David C.

AU - Talamini, Mark A.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Background The study was designed to examine the epidemiology of appendicitis and risk factors of perforation and appendectomy. Methods Retrospective analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Data was performed from 1995 to 2009. Patients with appendicitis were identified by ICD-9 diagnosis code. Population statistics from the RAND Corporation were used to calculate incidence rates. Risk factors of perforation and appendectomy were also calculated. Results A total of 608,116 patients with appendicitis (70 % non-perforated) were included. The incidence increased at an average rate of 0.5 cases/100,000 population/ year (p

AB - Background The study was designed to examine the epidemiology of appendicitis and risk factors of perforation and appendectomy. Methods Retrospective analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Data was performed from 1995 to 2009. Patients with appendicitis were identified by ICD-9 diagnosis code. Population statistics from the RAND Corporation were used to calculate incidence rates. Risk factors of perforation and appendectomy were also calculated. Results A total of 608,116 patients with appendicitis (70 % non-perforated) were included. The incidence increased at an average rate of 0.5 cases/100,000 population/ year (p

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84877134786&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84877134786&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00268-012-1749-z

DO - 10.1007/s00268-012-1749-z

M3 - Article

VL - 36

SP - 2787

EP - 2794

JO - World Journal of Surgery

JF - World Journal of Surgery

SN - 0364-2313

IS - 12

ER -