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 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.
NIH R01 Grant Will Focus on Emergency Room Diagnosis Using Web-Based Clinical Decision Support
Dr. Anupam Kharbanda answers questions about the signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children and how it's treated.