論文

国際誌
2021年9月3日

Diagnostic Effect of Consultation Referral from Gastroenterologists to Generalists in Patients with Undiagnosed Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Retrospective Study.

Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Ren Kawamura
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  • Yukinori Harada
  • ,
  • Taro Shimizu

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記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.3390/healthcare9091150

This study aimed to investigate consultation outcomes from gastroenterologists to generalist physicians for the diagnostic workup of undiagnosed chronic abdominal pain. This was a single-center, retrospective, descriptive study. Patients were included who were ≥15 years old and consulted from the Department of Gastroenterology to the Department of Diagnostic Medicine, to establish a diagnosis for chronic abdominal pain, at the Dokkyo University Hospital from 1 April 2016 to 31 August 2020. We retrospectively reviewed the patients' medical charts and extracted data. A total of 12 cases were included. Eight patients (66.7%) were diagnosed with and treated for functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) at the Department of Gastroenterology; their lack of improvement under treatment for FGID was the reason for their referral to the Department of Diagnostic Medicine for further examination. After this consultation, new possible diagnoses were generated for eight patients (66.7%). Six of the eight patients (75.0%) were diagnosed with abdominal wall pain (anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, n = 3; myofascial pain, n = 1; falciform pain, n = 1; and herpes zoster non-herpeticus; n = 1). Consultation referral from gastroenterologists to generalists could generate new possible diagnoses in approximately 70% of patients with undiagnosed chronic abdominal pain.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091150
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34574924
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8472323
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.3390/healthcare9091150
  • PubMed ID : 34574924
  • PubMed Central 記事ID : PMC8472323

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