The use of clinician-performed ultrasonography to determine the treatment method for suspected paediatric appendicitis

Title
The use of clinician-performed ultrasonography to determine the treatment method for suspected paediatric appendicitis
Other Titles
使用臨床醫生進行超聲檢查以確定懷疑小兒闌尾炎的治療方法
Authors
강보승강보승
Keywords
sensitivity and specificity; Child; predictive value of tests; risk assessment
Issue Date
2015-01
Publisher
MEDCOM LTD
Citation
HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, v. 22, NO 1, Page. 31-40
Abstract
Objective: To investigate whether the clinician-performed ultrasonography based on the specific criteria for paediatric appendicitis could decrease the negative appendectomy rate without treatment failure. Methods: The study was a retrospective review of paediatric patients with suspected appendicitis who presented at the emergency department of a teaching hospital over a period of 18 months. The clinicians performed the ultrasound and decided whether the patients with suspected appendicitis should be referred to surgery or managed conservatively. The determinative ultrasound criteria were the presence of periappendiceal fat infiltration and/or an obstructing appendicolith. Results: The 166 paediatric patients with suspected appendicitis underwent ultrasonography performed by clinicians on weekdays
URI
http://www.hkjem.com/2015-january/original-article/use-clinician-performed-ultrasonography-determine-treatment-methodhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/21689
ISSN
1024-9079
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