Test Your Knowledge on Assessing Abdominal Pain
July 17, 2019
Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Brain Tease , trackback
Patients with abdominal pain are common in the ED, but you need a strategy for quickly identifying patients who are at high risk for life-threatening causes of pain.
The management of abdominal pain has changed significantly in the past 20 years, with increasing emphasis on identifying patients who are at high risk for occult pathology and worse outcomes. Test your knowledge of the most common causes of sudden-onset abdominal pain.
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Check out the issue on Assessing Abdominal Pain in Adults: A Rational, Cost-Effective, and Evidence-Based Strategy to brush up on the subject. Plus earn CME for this topic by purchasing this issue.