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1. Diagnostic pitfalls and accuracy of diagnosis in acute abdominal pain.
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OBJECTIVE: To identify the differential diagnostic difficulties in acute abdominal pain at the emergency department and during hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with abdominal pain lasting for up to 7 days were registered during 1997-2000 and re-evaluated one year after discharge (n=2851). RESULTS: Diagnoses with low sensitivity at the emergency department but markedly increased sensitivity at discharge were non-specific abdominal pain with a sensitivity value at the emergency department of 0.43, appendicitis 0.80, gallstones 0.68, constipation 0.74 and peptic ulcer 0.26. ... Read More »
» Published in Scand J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct;41(10):1126-31.
2. Assessment of health-related quality of life in children with functional defecation disorders.
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with functional defecation disorders. METHODS: One hundred children seen consecutively were enrolled and subdivided into three subsets according to the Roma II classification criteria: functional constipation (n = 57), functional fecal retention (n = 29) and nonretentive functional soiling (n = 14). The generic instrument Child Health Questionnaire - Parent Form 50 (CHQ-PF50), was used to measure quality of life and to assess the impact of these disorders from the point of view of parents. The instrument measures physical ... Read More »
» Published in J Pediatr (Rio J). 2006 Nov-Dec;82(6):421-5. Epub 2006 Sep 19.
3. Perineal lipomas associated with anorectal malformations.
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Newborns with anorectal malformations may have associated perineal lipomas. These lesions are rare but may make the repair of the anorectal malformation more complex. Knowledge about the functional consequences of these lesions is scanty. The purpose of this study was to review the experience of anorectal malformations with perineal lipomas in two Scandinavian paediatric surgical centres. Six patients with perineal lipomas and anorectal malformation treated in the two centres from 1991 to 2005 were retrospectively reviewed. Bowel function was evaluated in patients more than 4 years old. Three ... Read More »
» Published in Pediatr Surg Int. 2006 Dec;22(12):979-81.
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