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    Suspected Appendicitis in Children

    Gastrointestinal, Pediatrics

    Last Updated Apr 14, 2017
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    By Garth Meckler, Vikram Sabhaney, Erik Skaarsgard, Heather Brae, BC Children's Hospital

    ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Patient with Suspected Non-Perforated Appendicitis

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    1. Pogorelic, Zenon, et al. “Prospective validation of Alvarado score and Pediatric Appendicitis Score for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children.” Pediatric emergency care 31.3 (2015): 164-168.


    2. Blitman, Netta M., et al. “Value of focused appendicitis ultrasound and alvarado score in predicting appendicitis in children: can we reduce the use of CT?.” American Journal of Roentgenology 204.6 (2015): W707-W712.


    3. Toprak, Huseyin, et al. “Integration of ultrasound findings with Alvarado score in children with suspected appendicitis.” Pediatrics International 56.1 (2014): 95-99.


    4. Ebell, Mark H., and JoAnna Shinholser. “What are the most clinically useful cutoffs for the Alvarado and Pediatric Appendicitis Scores? A systematic review.” Annals of emergency medicine 64.4 (2014): 365-372.


    5. Bachur, Richard G., et al. “Integration of ultrasound findings and a clinical score in the diagnostic evaluation of pediatric appendicitis.” The Journal of pediatrics 166.5 (2015): 1134-1139.


    6. Saucier, Ashley, et al. “Prospective evaluation of a clinical pathway for suspected appendicitis.” Pediatrics 133.1 (2014): e88-e95.


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