Aids in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis
Methods used to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of acute appendicitis are reviewed. Laparoscopy, barium enema, ultrasonography and computer assistance have all been shown to improve accuracy, but no one method is of proven superiority. Such diagnostic aids or intensive in-hospital observation must be used to reduce the 15-30 per cent negative laparotomy rate when acute appendicitis is suspected, without increasing the incidence of appendiceal perforation.
An assessment of the value of the white cell count in the management of suspected acute appendicitis
Fine-catheter aspiration cytology of peritoneal cavity improves decision-making about difficult cases of acute abdominal pain
Laparoscopy--a diagnostic aid in cases of suspected appendicitis. Its use in women of reproductive age
The accuracy of a Bayesian computer program for diagnosis and teaching in acute abdominal pain of childhood
Observation versus operation for abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant. Roles of the clinical examination and the leukocyte count
Human and computer-aided diagnosis of abdominal pain: further report with emphasis on performance of clinicians
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A one year prospective study to compare and evaluate diagnostic accuracy of modified Alvarado score and ultrasonography in acute appendicitis, in adults
Evaluation of automatic knowledge acquisition techniques in the diagnosis of acute abdominal pain. Acute Abdominal Pain Study Group
Unenhanced helical CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis changes disposition of patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute appendicitis
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Randomised controlled trial of ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, incorporating the Alvarado score
Decision making in patients with acute abdominal pain at a university and at a rural hospital: does the value of abdominal sonography differ?
Total leucocyte count, C-reactive protein and neutrophil count: diagnostic aid in acute appendicitis
Diagnostic value of C-reactive protein in suspected acute appendicitis--a prospective case control study
A new adult appendicitis score improves diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis--a prospective study
Can the efficiency of modified Alvarado scoring system in the diagnosis acute appendicitis be increased with tenesmus?
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Early laparoscopy as a routine procedure in the management of acute abdominal pain: a review of 1,320 patients
Patients with clinical acute appendicitis should have pre-operative full blood count and C-reactive protein assays
The diagnostic value of repetitive preoperative analyses of C-reactive protein and total leucocyte count in patients with suspected acute appendicitis
Role of Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Biomedical Marker for the Pre-Operative Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis
Combined Diagnostic Accuracy of Total Leukocyte Count, Neutrophil Count, and Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis.
Hyperbilirubinemia as a Diagnostic Tool for the Prediction of Appendicular Perforation: A Prospective Study
Comparison of the appendicitis inflammatory response and Alvarado scoring systems in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children.
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