Diagnostic scores for acute appendicitis. Abdominal Pain Study Group.

  title={Diagnostic scores for acute appendicitis. Abdominal Pain Study Group.},
  author={Christian Ohmann and Qin Yang and CL. Franke},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={161 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of predictive scores in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. DESIGN Multicentre evaluation with a prospective database. SUBJECTS 1254 patients with acute abdominal pain. SETTING 6 departments of surgery, Germany. INTERVENTIONS To measure the performance of 10 scores on one database using standardised criteria and to compare the results with published data. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The ability of a score to fulfill standardised criteria: an initial negative… CONTINUE READING


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