Diverticulitis Decision Rule

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Diverticulitis Decision Rule
[select name="Q1" value="No=0|YES=1"] <-- Direct tenderness only in the left lower quadrant
[select name="Q2" value="No=1|YES=1"] <-- Absence of vomiting
[select name="Q3" value="No=0|YES=1"] <-- C-reactive protein >50 mg/L
Interpretation --> [calc value="score=(Q1)+(Q2)+(Q3);
score>2?'Diverticulitis Likely - Imaging not required - 97 percent positive predictive value for suspected cases':'Unable to Diagnose Clinically - Imaging required'" memo="Interpretation"]
[html]<hr>[/html][checkbox memo="display/hide references" name="footnotes" value=""][conditional field="footnotes" condition="(footnotes).is('')"][html]
reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20485003" target="_blank">Laméris W, van Randen A, van Gulik TM, Busch OR, Winkelhagen J, Bossuyt PM, Stoker J, Boermeester MA. A clinical decision rule to establish the diagnosis of acute diverticulitis at the emergency department. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jun;53(6):896-904.</a>[/html][/conditional]
Diverticulitis Decision Rule
<-- Direct tenderness only in the left lower quadrant
<-- Absence of vomiting
<-- C-reactive protein >50 mg/L
Interpretation --> Interpretationscore=(Q1)+(Q2)+(Q3);
score>2?'Diverticulitis Likely - Imaging not required - 97 percent positive predictive value for suspected cases':'Unable to Diagnose Clinically - Imaging required'


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