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A comparison of clinical judgment vs the modified Alvarado score in acute appendicitis.

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AIMS: To investigate the value of the modified Alvarado score (MAS) in helping Accident and Emergency (AandE) doctors decide which patients with suspected acute appendicitis need surgical referral. METHODS: 11,258 patients presented to a University Hospital AandE Department over a two-month period; 82 were triaged as 'abdominal pain' or 'suspected appendicitis'. Ten patients self-discharged prior to seeing a doctor. The remaining case notes (72) were reviewed and MAS's calculated. The Alvara...

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10.1016/j.ijsu.2005.03.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
International journal of surgery (London, England)
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-52
Publication date:
2005-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1743-9159
ISSN:
1743-9191
URN:
uuid:8923e175-8a63-4bba-a999-23179b8a1b31
Source identifiers:
414596
Local pid:
pubs:414596
Language:
English
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