Diagnostic Imaging and Negative Appendectomy Rates in Children: Effects of Age and Gender

@article{Bachur2012DiagnosticIA,
  title={Diagnostic Imaging and Negative Appendectomy Rates in Children: Effects of Age and Gender},
  author={R. Bachur and Kara E Hennelly and M. Callahan and Catherine Chen and M. Monuteaux},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={129},
  pages={877 - 884}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic imaging is often used in the evaluation of children with possible appendicitis. The utility of imaging may vary according to a patient’s age and gender. The objectives of this study were (1) to examine the use of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound for age and gender subgroups of children undergoing an appendectomy; and (2) to study the association between imaging and negative appendectomy rates (NARs) among these subgroups. METHODS: Retrospective… Expand
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