Journal article

Intussusception: Trends in clinical presentation and management

Frances A Justice, Alex W Auldist, Julie E Bines

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The association of a rotavirus vaccine and intussusception has renewed interest in understanding the incidence, clinical presentation and outcome of intussusception. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients diagnosed with intussusception at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne over a 6.5-year period (1 January 1995-30 June 2001) was conducted using patients identified by a medical record database (ICD-9-CM code 560.0 1993-1997; ICD-10-CM code 56.1 1998-2001). Patient profile, clinical presentation, diagnosis methods, treatment and outcome were analyzed and compared to data previously reported on children with intussusception at the same hospital during 1962-1968. RES..

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