Prevalence of appendicitis and complaints about acute abdominal pain in patients visiting Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas from march 2013 to december 2013

Ataollahi, M.R. and Sharifi, J. and Paknahad, A. and Bordbar, G. (2015) Prevalence of appendicitis and complaints about acute abdominal pain in patients visiting Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas from march 2013 to december 2013. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (3). pp. 1839-1843.

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Abstract

Considering the high prevalence of appendicitis as well as the fact that the most common surgery is abdominal, wrong diagnosis might have irreparable consequences including patient's mortality. The goal of the present research was to examine patients who had appendectomy surgery after a medical diagnosis of appendicitis. This study was a retrospective descriptive-analytic research. The target population included all the medical files of patients who had visited Shahid Mohammadi hospital of Bandar Abbas once they felt an acute abdominal pain which was later diagnosed as appendicitis. Therefore, they had an appendectomy surgery. Their age ranged between 2 to 82 years. The data were analyzed using SPSS 15. Moreover, Chisquared test as well as Pearson correlation coefficient was used to analyze the correlation of qualitative variables. In this study, the medical files of 250 patients suffering from appendicitis were analyzed. 164 of them were male (65.6) and 86 were female (34.4). The most prevalent decade of acute appendicitis in this study was found to be firstly the 3rd decade (39.2), and also the 2nd decade (32.4) of one's life. A statistically significant correlation was found in this study between fever and leukocytosis (p=.937). According to the results obtained in this study, a clinical examination and obtaining a precise and detailed description of patient's background and current condition along with lab test findings play a key role in diagnosing acute appendicitis. Therefore, it is recommended that these determining factors of this disease and their hazardous side effects be prevented.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: acute abdomen; acute appendicitis; adolescent; adult; aged; analytical research; anorexia; appendectomy; Article; child; clinical examination; correlational study; descriptive research; female; fever; human; Iran; length of stay; leukocytosis; major clinical study; male; nausea and vomiting; pain migration; pain parameters; prevalence; retrospective study
Divisions: School of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@fums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 17:05
URI: http://eprints.fums.ac.ir/id/eprint/148

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