Article Abstract

Inflammatory biomarkers and clinical judgment in the emergency diagnosis of urgent abdominal pain

Authors: Saleh M. Abbas

Abstract

I reviewed with interest the paper by Breidthardt et al., which reports the results of a study on patients presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain, who was investigated using the inflammatory markers interlukein-6 and procalcitonin to triage the urgency of the situation in conjunction with clinical judgment. The study is well designed and a few centers have participated with their patients.