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Quand référer aux urgences un patient présentant des douleurs abdominales?

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Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2010, vol. 6, no. 259, p. 1546-9
Abstract When should a patient with abdominal pain be referred to the emergency ward? The following goals must be achieved upon managing patients with acute abdominal pain: 1) identify vital emergency situations; 2) detect surgical conditions that require emergency referral without further diagnostic procedures; 3) in "non surgical acute abdomen patients" perform appropriate diagnostic procedures, or in selected cases delay tests and reevaluate the patient after an observation period, after which a referral decision is made. Clues from the history and physical examination are critical to perform this evaluation. A good knowledge of the most frequent acute abdominal conditions, and identifying potential severity criteria allow an appropriate management and decision about emergency referral.
Keywords Abdominal Pain/diagnosis/etiology/therapyAlgorithmsDiagnosis, DifferentialEmergency Service, HospitalHumansPhysical ExaminationReferral and Consultation/standardsSeverity of Illness Index
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PMID: 20873434
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OULHACI, Wassila, ANDEREGGEN, Elisabeth Marie, SARASIN, François. Quand référer aux urgences un patient présentant des douleurs abdominales?. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2010, vol. 6, n° 259, p. 1546-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25109

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