Does this child have appendicitis? A systematic review of clinical prediction rules for children with acute abdominal pain.

@article{Kulik2013DoesTC,
  title={Does this child have appendicitis? A systematic review of clinical prediction rules for children with acute abdominal pain.},
  author={Dina M Kulik and Elizabeth Uleryk and Jonathon Maguire},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={95-104}
}
OBJECTIVES To systematically identify clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for children with suspected appendicitis and compare their methodological quality and performance. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Included studies involved children aged 0-18 years with suspected appendicitis identified through MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1950 to 2012. The quality was assessed using 17 previously published items. The performance was evaluated using the sensitivity, negative likelihood ratio, and predicted frequency… CONTINUE READING

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