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Clinical Decision Rule of Leeuwenburgh et al for Evaluating a Patient with Possible Appendicitis and Nondiagnostic Ultrasound Results

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Gastroenterology
General Surgery

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ICD-10:

Description:

Leeuwenburgh et al developed a simple clinical rule for evaluating a patient with suspected appendicitis but non-diagnostic ultrasound studies. This can help to identify a patient who may or may not benefit from additional studies. The authors are from the University of Amsterdam, Kennemer Gasthuis Haarlem, Gelre Hospitals, Alkmaar Medical Centre, Sint Antonius Hospital, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital and Haaglanden Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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