Acute Abdomen in Adults- a Prospective Study on Emergency Department Admissions
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This is a non-randomized, prospective, population-based, single-center study designed to evaluate conditions resulting emergency admission in patients with abdominal pain. Furthermore, we are interested in how many patients are discharged with "non-specific abdominal pain" but later readmitted and diagnosed with a specific diagnosis.
Condition or disease
1000 adult patients with acute abdominal pain will be recruited at Tampere University Hospital Emergency department. The patients will fill in a questionaire about the symptoms and their duration. A urine sample will be collected for polyamine molecule analysis with an electronic nose. At later stage of the study, a serum sample for coeliac tests will be collected. Patient outcome will be obtained during the hospital stay, at one-month after discharge and at one year.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
the adult patients with abdominal pain admitted to the emergency department are included. One thousand patients from Tampere district will be chosen for analysis.