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Novel pediatric appendicitis risk calculator accurately IDs risk

from HealthDay News via Clinical Pain Advisor

The pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) accurately quantifies the risk for appendicitis in a validation cohort of patients with acute abdominal pain, according to a study published online March 13 in Pediatrics. Anupam B. Kharbanda, M.D., from Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues developed the pARC in a derivation sample that included visits to nine pediatric emergency departments between March 2009 and April 2010 (2,423 children; 40 percent with appendicitis). more

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