Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 12th, 1999
Nicholas S. Hadjis, MD, of the University of Sasketchawan, Canada, and colleagues compared the sensitivity of this symptom complex to the classic diagnostic triads for these symptoms ("Acute Abdominal Pain and Urgency to Defecate in the Young and the Old: A Useful Symptom-Complex'" Journal of Emergency Medicine, March/April 1999;17(2):239-242).
"The art of diagnostic medicine relies heavily on pattern recognition," explained the researchers. "On this basis, we suggest that the...
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