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Abdominal Pain

Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Acute Appendicitis: Review and Update [Article]

Appendicitis is common, with a lifetime occurrence of 7 percent. Abdominal pain and anorexia are the predominant symptoms. The most important physical examination finding is right lower quadrant tenderness to palpation. A complete blood count and urinalysis are sometimes helpful in determining the d...


Oct 15, 1999 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Dyspepsia [Article]

Dyspepsia, often defined as chronic or recurrent discomfort centered in the upper abdomen, can be caused by a variety of conditions. Common etiologies include peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux. Serious causes, such as gastric and pancreatic cancers, are rare but must also be considered. Symp...


Apr 1, 1999 Issue
Chronic Abdominal Pain in Childhood: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to abdominal pain in children relies heavily on the history provided by the parent and child to direct a step-wise approach to investigation. If the history and physical examination sugges...


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