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TABLE 2

Unadjusted Outcomes

OverallNoncorticosteroidCorticosteroidP
Primary outcome     
 Surgical drainage 993 (44) 864 (51.5) 129 (22.2) <.001 
Secondary outcomes     
 Diagnostic evaluation     
  >1 CT scan performed 164 (7.3) 107 (6.4) 57 (9.8) .006 
 Medical management     
  IV fluid hydration 1937 (85.7) 1446 (86.2) 491 (84.4) .27 
  IV analgesia 1425 (63.1) 1071 (63.9) 354 (60.8) .19 
  Opioid analgesia 1176 (52.1) 913 (54.4) 263 (45.2) <.001 
Health care use     
 LOS, median (IQR), h 64 (44–86) 64 (45–86) 60 (42–85) .022 
 Cost, median (IQR) 6685 (4551–9752) 6932 (4818–9910) 5896 (3849–9225) <.001 
 7-d ED revisit 51 (2.3) 28 (1.7) 23 (4) .001 
 30-d hospital readmission 74 (3.3) 51 (3) 23 (4) .29 
OverallNoncorticosteroidCorticosteroidP
Primary outcome     
 Surgical drainage 993 (44) 864 (51.5) 129 (22.2) <.001 
Secondary outcomes     
 Diagnostic evaluation     
  >1 CT scan performed 164 (7.3) 107 (6.4) 57 (9.8) .006 
 Medical management     
  IV fluid hydration 1937 (85.7) 1446 (86.2) 491 (84.4) .27 
  IV analgesia 1425 (63.1) 1071 (63.9) 354 (60.8) .19 
  Opioid analgesia 1176 (52.1) 913 (54.4) 263 (45.2) <.001 
Health care use     
 LOS, median (IQR), h 64 (44–86) 64 (45–86) 60 (42–85) .022 
 Cost, median (IQR) 6685 (4551–9752) 6932 (4818–9910) 5896 (3849–9225) <.001 
 7-d ED revisit 51 (2.3) 28 (1.7) 23 (4) .001 
 30-d hospital readmission 74 (3.3) 51 (3) 23 (4) .29 

IV, intravenous.

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