Diagnostic performance of emergency physician‐performed point‐of‐care ultrasonography for acute appendicitis: A meta‐analysis

@article{Lee2019DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of emergency physician‐performed point‐of‐care ultrasonography for acute appendicitis: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Sun Hwa Lee and Seong Jong Yun},
  journal={American Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={37},
  pages={696–705}
}
  • S. Lee, S. J. Yun
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Objective: To assess the sensitivity and specificity of emergency physician‐performed point‐of‐care ultrasonography (EP‐POCUS) for diagnosing acute appendicitis (AA). Material and methods: The PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched, and the diagnostic performance of EP‐POCUS was evaluated using bivariate modeling and hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic curves. Subgroup analysis was performed for pediatric patients to compare EP‐POCUS and radiologist‐performed… Expand
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