Application of Pediatric Appendicitis Score on the emergency department of a secondary level hospital.

@article{Ziga2012ApplicationOP,
  title={Application of Pediatric Appendicitis Score on the emergency department of a secondary level hospital.},
  author={Roberto Velasco Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Jos{\'e} Luis Arribas and Sara Puente Montes and Maria Natali Campo Fernandez and Carmelo Guti{\'e}rrez Abad and Leticia Gonzalez Martin and Manuel Gonz{\'a}lez-Sagrado},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={489-92}
}
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency during childhood. Accurate early diagnosis is important to avoid complications and unnecessary interventions. In 2002, Samuel developed the Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) based on a series of data obtained from anamnesis, physical examination, and laboratory tests. The main purpose of this study was to check the validity of PAS and its applicability to our population. METHODS Prospective observational study, carried out… CONTINUE READING
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