Serum amylase determinations in pediatric patients presenting to the ED with acute abdominal pain or trauma.

@article{Simon1994SerumAD,
  title={Serum amylase determinations in pediatric patients presenting to the ED with acute abdominal pain or trauma.},
  author={Harold Simon and A Muehlberg and James G. Linakis},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={292-5}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the overall impact of serum amylase determinations in the initial management of patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department (ED) with the acute onset of abdominal pain or trauma. All cases of patients younger than 18 years of age who presented to the pediatric ED for whom a serum amylase value was determined during an 18-month period were reviewed. Data were collected retrospectively, including serum amylase concentration, age, gender… CONTINUE READING