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Abdominal Pain Index for Diagnosis of Acute Appendictis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with abdominal pain for appendicitis using the Abdominal Pain Index of Van Way et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K35, R10

Description:

Van Way et al developed an Abdominal Pain Index to help identify patients with acute abdominal pain who have acute appendicitis. This is a discriminant score intended to be a computer-based aid for clinicians. The authors are from the University of Colorado in Denver.

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