Prompt diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in an emergency department setting.

@article{Barnhart1994PromptDO,
  title={Prompt diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in an emergency department setting.},
  author={Kurt Thomas Barnhart and Michael T. Mennuti and Ivor Benjamin and Stephen L. Jacobson and David Goodman and Christos Coutifaris},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1994},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={
          1010-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate quantitative hCG measurements and transvaginal ultrasound in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in patients presenting to the emergency department. METHODS A discriminatory zone for detecting the presence or absence of an intrauterine pregnancy by transvaginal ultrasound was established prospectively. Women presenting to the emergency department were evaluated prospectively using a diagnostic algorithm consisting of clinical examination, quantitative serum hCG, and… CONTINUE READING

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