Diagnosing appendicitis in children with acute abdominal pain.

@article{OShea1988DiagnosingAI,
  title={Diagnosing appendicitis in children with acute abdominal pain.},
  author={John S. O'Shea and Michelle E Bishop and Anthony J. Alario and Jay M. Cooper},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1988},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          172-6
        }
}
  • John S. O'Shea, Michelle E Bishop, +1 author Jay M. Cooper
  • Published in Pediatric emergency care 1988
  • Medicine
  • Differentiating acute appendicitis from other causes of acute abdominal pain in children frequently remains unsatisfactory. To determine whether initial historical and physical examination findings might predict final diagnoses, 246 patients with complaints of nontraumatic and nonrecurrent acute abdominal pain were studied. All were between three and 18 years of age and had presented to a hospital-based pediatric emergency department. Each family was telephoned an average of 5.1 days after the… CONTINUE READING

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