PAINE #PANCE Pearl – Surgery



Question

What are some of the validated scoring systems for patients with suspected appendicitis and how do you use them in clinical decision making?


Answer

There are three validated scoring systems used in pretest probability and severity assessment of patients with suspected appendicitis.

  • Alvarado Score
  • Appendicitis Inflammatory Response (AIR) Score
  • Pediatric Appendicitis Score

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