Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of patients suspected of having active Crohn's disease: meta-analysis.

@article{Ma2015ContrastenhancedUI,
  title={Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of patients suspected of having active Crohn's disease: meta-analysis.},
  author={Xuelei Ma and Yanyan Li and Hongyuan Jia and Jing Zhang and Gu{\'o}p{\'i}ng W{\'a}ng and Xiaoxiao Liu and Yanlin Song},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={659-68}
}
This meta-analysis was aimed at assessing the performance of oral/microbubble contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the detection of active Crohn's disease (CD). A literature search of PubMed, Medline, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure and the Cochrane Library was conducted. Published articles that evaluated the diagnostic potency of CEUS in CD were included in the study. A total of eight articles, which included 428 patients, were finally analyzed. Sensitivity, specificity, positive… CONTINUE READING