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Likelihood Ratio (LR) in Emergency Medicine

Selected by Body Region






HEAD












CHEST







What does it hide behind a negative X-Ray?



ABDOMEN 





Is CRP correlated to CT result in the evaluation of abdominal pain?
Does Murphy’s sign and sonographic Murphy sign have the same clinical utility?
Rectal Examination and Appendicitis
Does procalcitonin have a role in the management of acute appendicitis?
Acute appendicitis and signs
Acute appendicitis and Symptoms
Goodbye nasogastric lavage!
Intestinal Ischemia and Lactate
Bowel obstruction and physical examination



SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE














BONES AND JOINTS





Is cervical spine X-ray necessary if there is a distracting injury?
Septic Arthritis and Arthrocentesis
Is it broken?
Sciatica: only pain control, or imaging?
Low probability of mandibular fracture? C'mon grit your teeth!
Does every shoulder pain means magnetic risonance?




BLOOD






CD4 and Lymphocyte count
Malaria or just fever?
Is CRP useful alone to support the hypotesis of a bacteraemia? 
Is CRP correlated to CT result in the evaluation of abdominal pain?
Diagnosis of diverticulitis with hands and blood tests. 
It is always necessary to perform an arterial blood gas after a blunt trauma?
NO ferver, NO bacteriaemia?
Blood test and urgent abdominal conditions. Read more...

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