Prediction of common bile duct stones by noninvasive tests.

@article{Prat1999PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of common bile duct stones by noninvasive tests.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Prat and Bruno Meduri and B{\'e}atrice Ducot and Renaud Chiche and R Salimbeni-Bartolini and Guy Pelletier},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={229 3},
  pages={362-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To define accurate and useful predictors of common bile duct stones (CBDS). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The ability to predict CBDS with noninvasive tests can avoid unnecessary, costly, or risky procedures. METHODS All patients referred for examination for CBDS by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) from 1993-1996 were prospectively entered in a database. In a first sample selected randomly from the whole population, predictors of CBDS were determined by univariate analysis and logistic… CONTINUE READING
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