A comparative study of ripasa and modified alvarado scoring systems for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Soundharya, S (2016) A comparative study of ripasa and modified alvarado scoring systems for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Masters thesis, ESIC - Medical College & Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Chennai.

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis is the most common condition encountered in general surgical practice. Alvarado and Modified Alvarado scores (MASS) are the commonly used scoring systems for its diagnosis, but its performance has been found to be poor in certain populations. Hence, we compared the RIPASA score with MASS, to find out which is a better diagnostic tool for acute appendicitis in the Indian population. RIPASA is a more specific and accurate scoring system in our local population, when compared to MASS. It reduces the number of missed appendicitis cases and also convincingly filters out the group of patients that would need a CT scan for diagnosis (score 5-7.5).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute Appendicitis; Modified Alvarado score; RIPASA score
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 03:14
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2398

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