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Clinical Decision Rules of Kharbanda et al to Identify a Child with a Low Risk of Appendicitis

Specialty:

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

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Kharbanda et al developed 2 decision rules to identify a child with a low risk of appendicitis. A child at low risk can be managed conservatively with careful observation and does not need a CT scan. The authors are from Children's Hospital Boston.

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