This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (diagnostic). The objectives are as follows:
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers for detecting acute appendicitis in hospitalised adults with suspected acute appendicitis.Secondary objectives
To determine (if possible) the diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers for detecting:
uncomplicated and complicated (gangrenous or perforated) acute appendicitis;
acute appendicitis in males and females;
acute appendicitis in women of reproductive age;
acute appendicitis in pregnancy;
acute appendicitis at different time intervals from onset of pain.
This is a protocol.