CODA Trial Results & Publications

The CODA study is still collecting information from all patients, but first results were published on October 5, 2020. Additional publications have included the study protocol, a systematic review that informed developement and design of the CODA Trial, and the engagement approach used by the CODA team.

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Results Publications

Pre-Results Publications

  • Comparison of Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial: a protocol for the pragmatic randomised study of appendicitis treatment (November 2017)
    Publication (BMJ Open)

  • Methods for Incorporating Stakeholder Engagement into Clinical Trial Design (May 2017)
    Publication (eGEMs)

  • Evidence for an Antibiotics-First Strategy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Adults: A Systematic Review and Gap Analysis (December 2016)
    Publication (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)

  • Engaging Stakeholders in Surgical Research: The Design of a Pragmatic Clinical Trial to Study Management of Acute Appendicitis (June 2016)
    Publication (JAMA)