Jeffrey Turnbull

Department of Surgery, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan, United States


  • Research Article   
    Comparison of Perforated Appendicitis Prior to and Post Quarantine During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Author(s): Haley Lehman39677*, Jeffrey Turnbull39678, Janice Prescod39679, Trevor Gohl39680 and Peter Lopez39681

    Background: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has caused patient aversion to health care facilities for fear of contracting the virus. It has been shown that there has been a decreased amount of emergency department visits since the pandemic started, with an increased presentation of conditions with progressed pathology. At our community hospital, it was anecdotally noted that there was an increase in the number of patients presenting with perforated appendicitis during this time. Our hypothesis is that more patients presented with the progressed finding of perforated appendicitis during rather than prior to the pandemic because of fear of exposure to COVID-19 in the health care setting. Methods: Retrospective chart review of cases of perforated appendicitis at a local community hospital during March 10-December 31, 2019 (cohort A) and March 10-December .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.6.414-416

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