Surgeon-performed ultrasound at the bedside for the detection of appendicitis and gallstones: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Carroll2013SurgeonperformedUA,
  title={Surgeon-performed ultrasound at the bedside for the detection of appendicitis and gallstones: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Patrick J Carroll and David S. Gibson and Osama El-Faedy and Colum Dunne and Calvin Coffey and Ailish Hannigan and Stewart Redmond Walsh},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={205 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
BACKGROUND We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare surgeon-performed ultrasound (SPUS) for suspected appendicitis or gallstone disease to the "gold standard" of pathological examination or radiologist-performed ultrasound (RPUS). DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, Embase, trial registries, conference proceedings, and article reference lists were searched to identify trials and/or studies comparing SPUS with pathology or RPUS as the reference standard. Data were abstracted from… CONTINUE READING