Acute abdominal pain in the elderly.

@article{Bugliosi1990AcuteAP,
  title={Acute abdominal pain in the elderly.},
  author={T F Bugliosi and Thomas D Meloy and Larry F. Vukov},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1383-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the incidences of both specific diagnosis and surgical diseases in patients more than 65 years old who present to the emergency department with nontraumatic abdominal pain of less than one week's duration, and to determine the ED staff's ability to diagnose and triage elderly patients with acute abdominal pain. DESIGN A 12-month retrospective review of all elderly patients who presented to the ED with acute, nontraumatic abdominal pain. SETTING A regional… CONTINUE READING

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