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Pediatric appendicitis

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons children visit the emergency department. Appendicitis is the most frequent surgical emergency in pediatrics, affecting approximately 80,000 children in the U.S. every year. At Children’s Minneapolis and St. Paul emergency departments our pediatric surgeons perform about 750 appendectomies every year.

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda Conducts Experimental Study to Test Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tools

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda from Children's Minnesota conducted a study to examine how an electronic clinical decision support tool could reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound in diagnosing children with appendicitis.

Children’s & HealthPartners awarded NIH grant for appendicitis research

NIH R01 Grant Will Focus on Emergency Room Diagnosis Using Web-Based Clinical Decision Support

“Children’s Pedcast”: Signs, symptoms of appendicitis

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda answers questions about the signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children and how it's treated.