Clinical diagnostic accuracy of acute colonic diverticulitis in patients admitted with acute abdominal pain, a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis

International Journal of Colorectal DiseaseTalabani AJ, et al. | September 15, 2016

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In this prospective study, the authors aimed to observe the capability of clinical findings, temperature, C–reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) count to discern patients with acute colonic diverticulitis from all other patients admitted with acute abdominal pain. Results indicates that standard clinical assessment by non–specialist doctors based on history, physical examination, and initial blood tests on admission provides a high degree of diagnostic precision in patients with acute colonic diverticulitis.

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