Intervention Protocol

Early laparoscopy versus observation for patients with acute abdominal pain

  1. Ali Irqam Malik1,*,
  2. Samson Tou2,
  3. Richard L Nelson3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008035


How to Cite

Malik AI, Tou S, Nelson RL. Early laparoscopy versus observation for patients with acute abdominal pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008035. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008035.

Author Information

  1. 1

    East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of General Surgery, Margate, UK

  2. 2

    The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, General Surgery, Ipswich, UK

  3. 3

    Northern General Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

*Ali Irqam Malik, Department of General Surgery, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peter's Road, Margate, CT9 4AN, UK. aliimalik@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

We aim to determine if early laparoscopy (EL) is to be recommended as a management strategy for patients having an emergency hospital admission with acute nonspecific abdominal pain in comparison with a strategy of traditional active observation (OBS).