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    Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS)

    Predicts appendicitis in children.

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    Use for patients 3-18 years of age.

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    Why Use

    Children or adolescents with acute abdominal pain, especially localized to the right lower quadrant (RLQ), where appendicitis is suspected.

    • The Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) predicts likelihood of appendicitis in pediatric patients (3-18 years old) with abdominal pain of ≤4 days duration.
    • Stratifies patients into low risk, high risk, or equivocal for appendicitis.
    • Includes findings from history, physical, and lab data.
    • Should NOT be used in patients with known GI disease, pregnancy, or previous abdominal surgeries.
    • The Pediatric Appendicitis Score has been validated in multicenter studies.
    • The PAS may be as good as clinician gestalt at identifying patients at low risk for appendicitis versus those with appendicitis.
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    Dr. Madan Samuel

    About the Creator

    Madan Samuel, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and urologist, currently at the Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai. He has been awarded by the Prime Minister of India and the United Kingdom for his accomplishments in his field. Dr. Samuel is an active researcher, having published over 66 articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters in ten pediatric surgical textbooks.

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