Acute appendicitis: meta-analysis of diagnostic performance of CT and graded compression US related to prevalence of disease.

@article{Randen2008AcuteAM,
  title={Acute appendicitis: meta-analysis of diagnostic performance of CT and graded compression US related to prevalence of disease.},
  author={Adrienne van Randen and Shandra Bipat and Aeilko H. Zwinderman and Dirk Th Ubbink and Jaap Stoker and Marja A. Boermeester},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={249 1},
  pages={97-106}
}
PURPOSE This study was a head-to-head comparison of graded compression ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) in helping diagnose acute appendicitis with an emphasis on diagnostic value at different disease prevalences, commonly occurring in various hospital settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases were searched from January 1966 to February 2006. Prospective trials were selected if they (a) compared graded compression US and CT in the same… CONTINUE READING

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