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A Case of Back to The Future: Paediatric Abdominal Pain. Thorough History, Examination And Senior Clinician Involvement Remain Imperative For Successful Management

Beardsley, C.; Dillon, A.; Chiu, M.; Nguyen, F.; Croaker, G.

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INTRODUCTION: The inherent variability of the history and exam in paediatrics make acute abdominal pain a diagnostic challenge. Investigations such as white-cell-count (WCC), C-reactive-protein and radiological studies have been advocated to help objectify management. Whilst Computed Tomography is accurate, the amount of radiation involved renders it unacceptable and thus many view ultrasonographyas an acceptable alternative. But do these tests add value? METHODS: Retrospective review...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100987
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.1529

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