Etiology and clinical course of abdominal pain in senior patients: a prospective, multicenter study.

@article{Lewis2005EtiologyAC,
  title={Etiology and clinical course of abdominal pain in senior patients: a prospective, multicenter study.},
  author={Lawrence Lewis and G. A. Banet and Michelle P Blanda and Fredric M. Hustey and Stephen W Meldon and Lowell W. Gerson},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={1071-6}
}
BACKGROUND The authors describe the epidemiology and clinical course of older persons examined in emergency departments (EDs) for abdominal pain. METHODS This was a prospective, multicenter, observational study of older persons (>or=60 years) examined in participating EDs for nontraumatic abdominal pain. Medical records were reviewed for demographics, ED diagnoses, findings of radiographic imaging, disposition, operative procedures, length of hospitalization, and final diagnoses. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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