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Incidence of abdominal pain due to the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome in an emergency department

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, February 2015
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Title
Incidence of abdominal pain due to the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome in an emergency department
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13049-015-0096-0
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Tijmen van Assen, Jill A G M Brouns, Marc R Scheltinga, Rudi M Roumen

Abstract

Patients with chronic abdominal pain occasionally suffer from the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES). A substantial number of patients report previous visits to an emergency department (ED) with acute pain. Aim of this study was to obtain the incidence of ACNES in patients presenting with abdominal pain in the ED of a Dutch teaching hospital. In this observational study, data sets of all patients visiting Máxima Medical Center's (MMC) ED in 2011-2012 were searched for key terms 'ACNES', 'intercostal neuralgia' or 'abdominal wall pain'. Files of potential patients living within hospital's adherence area were checked using accepted criteria indicating the presence of ACNES. Disease incidence was calculated as a ratio to the hospital's adherence data. The ACNES MMC 2013's incidence in patients evaluated in the surgical outpatient department was also calculated. During the study period, 473 ED patient files met inclusion criteria. A total of 88 patients belonging to MMC's adherence area were diagnosed with ACNES leading to a mean 22/100.000 ACNES yearly incidence rate. About one of 50 patients with abdominal pain visiting the ED suffered from ACNES. A 35/100.000 outpatient department ACNES incidence rate was calculated in the year of 2013. Combining these two ratios, a 1:1800 ACNES incidence in the general population was obtained. In an ED setting of a Dutch teaching hospital, approximately 2% of patients presenting with acute abdominal pain suffered from ACNES. ED physicians should consider ACNES in abdominal pain patients with normal laboratory or imaging tests.

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Country Count As %
Japan 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 22%
Unspecified 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 9 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 50%
Unspecified 10 31%
Computer Science 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 3 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2016.
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