Suspected Appendicitis in Children
ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Patient with Suspected Non-Perforated Appendicitis
Quality Of Evidence?
We are highly confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect. There is a wide range of studies included in the analyses with no major limitations, there is little variation between studies, and the summary estimate has a narrow confidence interval.
We consider that the true effect is likely to be close to the estimate of the effect, but there is a possibility that it is substantially different. There are only a few studies and some have limitations but not major flaws, there are some variations between studies, or the confidence interval of the summary estimate is wide.
When the true effect may be substantially different from the estimate of the effect. The studies have major flaws, there is important variations between studies, of the confidence interval of the summary estimate is very wide.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Pogorelic, Zenon, et al. “Prospective validation of Alvarado score and Pediatric Appendicitis Score for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children.” Pediatric emergency care 31.3 (2015): 164-168.
Blitman, Netta M., et al. “Value of focused appendicitis ultrasound and alvarado score in predicting appendicitis in children: can we reduce the use of CT?.” American Journal of Roentgenology 204.6 (2015): W707-W712.
Toprak, Huseyin, et al. “Integration of ultrasound findings with Alvarado score in children with suspected appendicitis.” Pediatrics International 56.1 (2014): 95-99.
Ebell, Mark H., and JoAnna Shinholser. “What are the most clinically useful cutoffs for the Alvarado and Pediatric Appendicitis Scores? A systematic review.” Annals of emergency medicine 64.4 (2014): 365-372.
Bachur, Richard G., et al. “Integration of ultrasound findings and a clinical score in the diagnostic evaluation of pediatric appendicitis.” The Journal of pediatrics 166.5 (2015): 1134-1139.
Saucier, Ashley, et al. “Prospective evaluation of a clinical pathway for suspected appendicitis.” Pediatrics 133.1 (2014): e88-e95.
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Last Updated Apr 14, 2017
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