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Risk Factors Associated with Surgical Delay in Patients Developing Acute Abdomen in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The diagnosis of acute abdomen in a patient receiving intensive care may be delayed when certain risk factors are present. Delay in diagnosis and surgical intervention can result in a significant increase in mortality. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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