Comparison of RIPASA and Alvarado scores for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

@article{Chong2011ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of RIPASA and Alvarado scores for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.},
  author={Chee Fui Chong and Andrew B. Thien and Alexander J. Mackie and Aung Soe Tin and Sonal Tripathi and Mohd. Azlan Ahmad and Lian Tan and Swee Hoon Ang and Pemasiri Upali Telisinghe},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          340-5
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The accuracy of the Alvarado score in diagnosing acute appendicitis in an Asian population has been disappointingly low. We prospectively compared the RIPASA score with the Alvarado score for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHODS 200 consecutive patients who presented to the Accident and Emergency Department with right iliac fossa pain were recruited in the study. Both the RIPASA and Alvarado scores were derived, but decisions for appendicectomy were based on clinical… CONTINUE READING
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