Acute Abdomen in Adults- a Prospective Study on Emergency Department Admissions
This is a non-randomized, prospective, population-based, single-center study designed to evaluate conditions resulting emergency admission in patients with abdominal pain. Furthermore, we are interested in how many patients are discharged with "non-specific abdominal pain" but later readmitted and diagnosed with a specific diagnosis.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
Inclusion Criteria:All adult patients with abdominal pain.
Exclusion Criteria:Under the age of 18 years
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|Tampere University Hospital|
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|Satu-Liisa K Pauniaho, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Tampere University Hospital, Finland|
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1000 adult patients with acute abdominal pain will be recruited at Tampere University Hospital Emergency department. The patients will fill in a questionaire about the symptoms and their duration. A urine sample will be collected for polyamine molecule analysis with an electronic nose. At later stage of the study, a serum sample for coeliac tests will be collected. Patient outcome will be obtained during the hospital stay, at one-month after discharge and at one year.
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