Emergency medicine physicians performed ultrasound for pediatric intussusceptions.

  title={Emergency medicine physicians performed ultrasound for pediatric intussusceptions.},
  author={Yi-Jung Chang and Shao-hsuan Hsia and H Z Chao},
  journal={Biomedical journal},
  volume={36 4},
BACKGROUND Intussusception is the common acute abdomen in children with difficult clinical diagnosis. The routine ultrasound has recently been proposed as the initial diagnostic modality with high accuracy, but is not available for 24 h by gastroenterologists. We aimed to evaluate the validation of bedside ultrasound for intussusceptions performed by pediatric emergency physicians with ultrasound training during the night or holiday. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in children… CONTINUE READING
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