Abdominal pain duration critical pathways

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Approach

abdominal pain critical pathways
Hemodynamically stable Yes No
Duration of abdominal pain Acute Chronic

Definition

  • Acute abdominal pain has a duration of less than 6 months.
  • Chronic abdominal pain has a duration of more than 6 months.[1]

References

  1. Sleisenger, Marvin H.; Feldman, Mark; Friedman, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Samuel); Brandt, Lawrence J. (2010). Sleisenger and Fordtran's gastrointestinal and liver disease : pathophysiology, diagnosis, managemen. Philadelphia , PA: Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN 1-4160-6189-4.



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