High-Risk Chief Complaints III: Abdomen and Extremities

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Bord S and El Khuri C. Emerg Med Clin North Am 2020 - Review.


Abdominal and extremity complaints are common in the emergency department (ED) and, because of their frequency, clinical vigilance is vital in order not to miss the timely diagnosis of occult or delayed emergencies. Such emergencies, if not timely managed, are sources of significant patient morbidity and mortality and may expose ED physicians to possible litigation. Each patient complaint yields to a nuanced approach in diagnostics and therapeutics that can lead physicians toward the ruling in or out of the correct high-risk diagnosis. This article discusses the approach and risk management of this high-risk subset of abdominal and extremity diagnoses.

PMID:32336337 | DOI:10.1016/j.emc.2020.02.005

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