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Approach to acute abdominal pain.
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PMID:  21515174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Evaluation of the emergency department patient with acute abdominal pain may be challenging. Many factors can obscure the clinical findings leading to incorrect diagnosis and subsequent adverse outcomes. Clinicians must consider multiple diagnoses with limited time and information, giving priority to life-threatening conditions that require expeditious management to avoid morbidity and mortality. This article seeks to provide the clinician with the clinical tools to achieve these goals by reviewing the anatomic and physiological basis of abdominal pain and key components of the history and the physical examination. In addition, this article discusses the approach to unstable patients with abdominal pain.
Robert McNamara; Anthony J Dean
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1558-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, 3500 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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