The DULK (Dutch leakage) and modified DULK score compared: actively seek the leak.

  title={The DULK (Dutch leakage) and modified DULK score compared: actively seek the leak.},
  author={Marcel den Dulk and Marieke J. Witvliet and Kirsten Kortram and Peter A. Neijenhuis and Ignace H. J. T. de Hingh and Alexander F Engel and Cornelis J H van de Velde and L. Maurits de Brauw and Hein Putter and Mark A. M. Brouwers and W-H Steup},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={15 9},
AIM A standardized postoperative score, the DULK (Dutch leakage) score, has been demonstrated to be a useful clinical tool in the diagnosis of anastomotic leakage. It is complicated, however, and a simplification (the modified DULK score) based on fewer parameters derived from multiple logistic regression analyses has been developed. These include clinical condition, abdominal pain not localized at the wound, C-reactive protein level and respiratory rate. The accuracy of each was compared… CONTINUE READING

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