In addition to the above resource, please see and review Links To The Comprehensive List Of The Clinical Pathways At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Posted on August 23, 2023 by Tom Wade MD
and direct links to the CHOP Clinical Pathways:
- Appendicitis, ED
- Appendicitis, Inpatient
- Constipation, ED
- Constipation, Inpatient
- Gastroenteritis and Dehydration, ED
- Gastroenteritis and Dehydration, Inpatient
This PedsCases Note provides a two-page infographic on acute abdominal pain. It gives an overview of what to look for on history and physical exam, along with differential diagnoses based on age groups. An evaluation and diagnostic algorithm is also included for easy use on the wards. This note was created by Katharine Jensen, a medical student at the University of Alberta, with the help of Dr. Peter MacPherson, a pediatrician and assistant professor at Queen’s University and Dr. Melanie Lewis, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Alberta.
Click on the PDF handout to download the full screen PDF.
- Podcast: Acute Abdominal Pain
- Case: Acute Abdominal Pain in a 14 year old female
- Case: Abdominal Pain in a 8 year old
- Reust CE and Williams A. (2016). Acute Abdominal Pain in Children. American Family Physician 93(10): 830-837.
- Baker RD. (2018). Acute Abdominal Pain. Pediatrics in Review 39(3): 130-139.
- Peter MacPherson & Melanie Lewis. (2010). PedsCases Podcast Acute Abdominal Pain. Retrieved from: https://www.pedscases.com/acute-abdominal-pain
- MD+CALC. (2020). Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS). Retrieved from: https://www.mdcalc.com/pediatric-appendicitis-score-pas