Study: Painkillers don't hinder appendicitis diagnosis in children

10/4/2005 | Yahoo!

In children with acute abdominal pain severe enough to possibly require surgery, medication such as morphine can be promptly provided to relieve the pain without masking the signs of appendicitis, according to a new study. The general concern has been that medication could cover symptoms and prevent a diagnosis, but the study of 108 children seen in an emergency department found that there were no differences in diagnoses between those given morphine and those given saline.

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