Impact of computed tomography of the abdomen on clinical outcomes in patients with acute right lower quadrant pain: a meta-analysis by ProQuest

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Impact of computed tomography of the abdomen
on clinical outcomes in patients with acute right
lower quadrant pain: a meta-analysis

Susan Krajewski, MD, MPH*                Background: Clinical evaluation alone is still considered adequate by many clinicians
Jacqueline Brown, MD†                    who treat patients with appendicitis. The impact of computed tomography (CT) on
                                         clinical outcomes remains unclear, and there is no consensus regarding the appropri-
P. Terry Phang, MD‡                      ate use of CT in these patients. We sought to evaluate the impact of abdominal CT
Manoj Raval, MD, MSc‡                    on the clinical outcomes of patients presenting with suspected
								
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