Salivary biomarker for acute appendicitis in children: a pilot study

ConclusionOur proof-of-concept study demonstrated the diagnostic potential of saliva LRG for appendicitis in children. The distinct advantage of saliva LRG assays is that the procedure is simple, pain-free, and requires no specialized skill. Further study with a larger cohort is needed to verify our results.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research
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