The Surgical Abdomen
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of intra-abdominal conditions requiring surgical intervention.
2. Perform specialized maneuvers to narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain.
3. Appropriately utilize labs and radiology tests in the evaluation of acute abdominal pain.
4. Appreciate that acute abdominal pain in children could be due to different etiologies than adult patients.
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Research, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
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