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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


To study the epidemiology and clinical profile of adult patients with acute abdominal pain attending tertiary care hospital


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Author Details : Tripta S Bhagat, Amit Agarwal*, Rajiv Verma, Apoorv Goel, Prakhar Garg

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 105-108


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Abstract

Introduction: Acute abdomen is a very common problem in emergency department.
Aims and Objectives: This study aims to find out the clinical and epidemiology profile of acute abdominal pain among patients attending emergency department of Santosh Medical College Ghaziabad.
Materials and Methods: A tertiary care hospital based, cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2018- April 2019 2018, among patients presenting with acute abdominal pain to Santosh Medical College Ghaziabad, India. Data was entered on a standard data collection sheet after obtaining a written informed consent.
Results: Out of 1200 patients admitted via the Emergency Department at the Hospital, 200 (16.6%) were admitted with atraumatic acute abdominal pain. Out of 200, 120(60%) were due to Surgical causes and 80 due to non-surgical causes. Most consistent symptom and sign were pain abdomen and abdominal tenderness respectively. Acute cholecystitis was the most common etiology of acute abdominal pain (35.8% cases), followed by, Renal Stones (30.5%), Acute Appendicitis (17.5%) and Intestinal Obstruction (16.67%) respectively.
Conclusion: About 16.60% of all emergency admissions were due to acute abdominal pain and about 60.0% of all atraumatic acute abdominal pain was due to surgical cause. Acute cholecystitis was the most common cause of surgical abdominal pain.

Keywords: Acute abdominal pain (AAP), Right hypochondrium (RHC), Epigastrium, Hypochondrium.

Doi : 10.18231/j.sujhs.2019.022

How to cite : Bhagat T S, Agarwal A, Verma R, Goel A, Garg P, To study the epidemiology and clinical profile of adult patients with acute abdominal pain attending tertiary care hospital. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2019;5(2):105-108

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