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Ultrasonography for diagnosis of acute appendicitis

  1. Jonathan RL Wild1,*,
  2. Nicole Abdul2,
  3. Judith E Ritchie3,
  4. Bo Rud4,
  5. Sally Freels5,
  6. Richard L Nelson6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010402


How to Cite

Wild JRL, Abdul N, Ritchie JE, Rud B, Freels S, Nelson RL. Ultrasonography for diagnosis of acute appendicitis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010402. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010402.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Colorectal Surgery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

  2. 2

    Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 5AU, UK

  3. 3

    University of Sheffield Medical School, Unit of Surgical Oncology, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Bispebjerg Hospital, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology K, Copenhagen NV, Denmark

  5. 5

    University of Illinois School of Public Health, Epidemiology/Biometry, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  6. 6

    Northern General Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

*Jonathan RL Wild, Colorectal Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, 35, Whirlow Court Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 9NS, UK. jonathanrlwild@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Our primary objective is to provide readers with a summary of the diagnostic accuracy of US for appendicitis in patients who present with clinically suspected acute appendicitis.

Our secondary objectives are to explore the diagnostic accuracy of US for appendicitis in male and female patients, in the paediatric (under 16 years of age) and pregnant patient subgroups and in patients with intermediate clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis or indeterminate diagnostic scores.