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By Per Staffan EM physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24908589/quantitative-analysis-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-of-the-bowel-wall-can-predict-disease-activity-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Laura Romanini, Matteo Passamonti, Mario Navarria, Francesco Lanzarotto, Vincenzo Villanacci, Luigi Grazioli, Fabrizio Calliada, Roberto Maroldi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of quantitative analysis of bowel wall enhancement in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) by comparing the results with vascular density in a biopsy sample from the same area of the intestinal tract, and to determine the usefulness of this analysis for the prediction of disease activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by our institute's ethics committee and all patients gave written informed consent...
August 2014: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24869607/does-ultrasonography-accurately-diagnose-acute-cholecystitis-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-based-on-a-review-at-a-regional-hospital
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Hamish Hwang, Ian Marsh, Jason Doyle
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis is one of the most common diseases requiring emergency surgery. Ultrasonography is an accurate test for cholelithiasis but has a high false-negative rate for acute cholecystitis. The Murphy sign and laboratory tests performed independently are also not particularly accurate. This study was designed to review the accuracy of ultrasonography for diagnosing acute cholecystitis in a regional hospital. METHODS: We studied all emergency cholecystectomies performed over a 1-year period...
June 2014: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24874087/toward-an-evidence-based-step-up-approach-in-diagnosing-diverticulitis
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Caroline S Andeweg, Johannes A Wegdam, Johannes Groenewoud, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Harry van Goor, Robert P Bleichrodt
BACKGROUND: The lack of pathognomonic findings and the chance of complicated disease have resulted in the widespread use of additional imaging to diagnose acute colonic diverticulitis (ACD). The added value of additional imaging in the diagnostic workup of patients suspected of ACD is not well defined. AIMS: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature of the accuracy of the clinical evaluation and diagnostic modalities for patients with suspected ACD, to come to an evidence-based approach to diagnose ACD...
July 2014: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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