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OBJECTIVE To identify an optimal imaging strategy for the accurate detection of urgent conditions in patients with acute abdominal pain. DESIGN Fully paired multicentre diagnostic accuracy study with prospective data collection. SETTING Emergency departments of two university hospitals and four large teaching hospitals in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS(More)
To compare the diagnostic accuracy of conditional computed tomography (CT), i.e. CT when initial ultrasound findings are negative or inconclusive, and immediate CT for patients with suspected appendicitis. Data were collected within a prospective diagnostic accuracy study on imaging in adults with acute abdominal pain. All patients underwent ultrasound and(More)
To identify and evaluate profiles of US and CT features associated with acute appendicitis. Consecutive patients presenting with acute abdominal pain at the emergency department were invited to participate in this study. All patients underwent US and CT. Imaging features known to be associated with appendicitis, and an imaging diagnosis were prospectively(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the potential of 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in the management of severe peripheral ischemic disease, phosphocreatine:inorganic phosphate (PCr:Pi) and PCr:adenosine triphosphate (PCr:ATP) ratios were compared with a clinical ranking of arterial insufficiency. METHODS 31P MR spectra of the muscles in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Population screening for aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (AAA) is still not implemented in any country, despite proven benefit both in decreased mortality and in cost effectiveness. Detecting a subpopulation with higher prevalence of AAA may alter this situation. METHODS Between 2002 and 2005, all patients with a stroke or(More)
which typically develops between the ages of 20 and 40 years1. Neurosarcoidosis occurs in only 5-15% of adults with sarcoidosis, and is seldom reported in children2-5. Of the cases described in the literature, children were found more likely to present with seizures, and less commonly space-occupying lesions6. The tumefactive brain lesions are difficult to(More)
Variability between observers and specificity of sinus radiographic findings are subject to discussion. The aim of this study was to assess interobserver variability, between four physicians, two otolaryngologists and two radiologists, in the evaluation of 100 maxillary sinus radiographs. Equal agreement was found within the specialties when rating(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of conditional CT strategy, i.e. CT if ultrasound findings are negative or inconclusive, with immediate CT strategy for patients with suspected appendicitis. DESIGN Subanalysis of a prospective multicenter diagnostic accuracy study. METHOD Only data of patients with signs of appendicitis based on medical(More)