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Sarah L Cartwright, Mark P Knudson
Acute abdominal pain is a common presentation in the outpatient setting and can represent conditions ranging from benign to life-threatening. If the patient history, physical examination, and laboratory testing do not identify an underlying cause of pain and if serious pathology remains a clinical concern, diagnostic imaging is indicated. The American College of Radiology has developed clinical guidelines, the Appropriateness Criteria, based on the location of abdominal pain to help physicians choose the most appropriate imaging study...
April 1, 2015: American Family Physician
Sarah L Gans, Margreet A Pols, Jaap Stoker, Marja A Boermeester
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic practice for acute abdominal pain at the Emergency Department varies widely and is mostly based on doctor's preferences. We aimed at developing an evidence-based guideline for the diagnostic pathway of patients with abdominal pain of non-traumatic origin. METHODS: All available international literature on patients with acute abdominal pain was identified and graded according to their methodological quality by members of the multidisciplinary steering group...
2015: Digestive Surgery
Hamid Kariman, Majid Shojaee, Anita Sabzghabaei, Rosita Khatamian, Hojjat Derakhshanfar, Hamidreza Hatamabadi
BACKGROUND: The Alvarado score is utilized to determine the likelihood of appendicitis based on clinical signs, symptoms, and laboratory results. The goal of this study was to determine whether Alvarado scores can be used to aid in the accurate diagnosis of appendicitis. METHODS: Alvarado score evaluations were performed on 300 patients that were referred to or presented to the emergency room with acute abdominal pain. RESULTS: Out of the 300 patients, 85...
March 2014: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
C Falch, D Vicente, H Häberle, A Kirschniak, S Müller, A Nissan, B L D M Brücher
Appropriate pain therapy prior to diagnosis in patients with acute abdominal pain remains controversial. Several recent studies have demonstrated that pain therapy does not negatively influence either the diagnosis or subsequent treatment of these patients; however, current practice patterns continue to favour withholding pain medication prior to diagnosis and surgical treatment decision. A systematic review of PubMed, Web-of-Science and The-Cochrane-Library from 1929 to 2011 was carried out using the key words of 'acute', 'abdomen', 'pain', 'emergency' as well as different pain drugs in use, revealed 84 papers...
August 2014: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Jaap Stoker, Adrienne van Randen, Wytze Laméris, Marja A Boermeester
UNLABELLED: Acute abdominal pain may be caused by a myriad of diagnoses, including acute appendicitis, diverticulitis, and cholecystitis. Imaging plays an important role in the treatment management of patients because clinical evaluation results can be inaccurate. Performing computed tomography (CT) is most important because it facilitates an accurate and reproducible diagnosis in urgent conditions. Also, CT findings have been demonstrated to have a marked effect on the management of acute abdominal pain...
October 2009: Radiology
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