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Evidence-based surgical practices: helical computed tomography in acute appendicitis diagnosis

Carlos Alberto Guimarães Bráulio dos Santos About the authors

Surgeons are told that they need not only read journal articles, but also understand them and make a critical appraisal of their validity. They offer better care if they are able to appraise critically the original literature and apply the results to their practice. This is the second article of a series - Evidence-Based Surgical Practices - which focus on critical appraisal of a diagnostic test.

Evidence-based medicine; Education, medical, continuing; Diagnosis; Cross-sectional studies; Appendectomy; Appendicitis; Ultrasonography; Tomography; Tomography; X-Ray Computed

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