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Evaluation of the vomiting infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2658548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This 12-month prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the cost, risk, and benefit of ultrasound followed by upper gastrointestinal series for the evaluation of the infant who vomits. Results suggest minimal morbidity from the upper gastrointestinal series, only a 33% reduction in the number of upper gastrointestinal series performed, and a 95% increase in cost if this imaging sequence is used. We conclude that the use of ultrasound for the initial evaluation of vomiting in infants substantially increases the cost with no meaningful decrease in morbidity and mortality.
Authors:
L C Foley; T L Slovis; J B Campbell; J D Strain; L A Harvey; D W Luckey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-10     Completed Date:  1989-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Radiology, Children's Hospital, Denver, Colo.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Digestive System / radiography
Gastroesophageal Reflux / radiography
Humans
Hypertrophy
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Pyloric Stenosis / radiography
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography
Vomiting / etiology*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Am J Dis Child. 1990 Feb;144(2):139   [PMID:  2301312 ]

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