43. Acute Cholecystitis

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch43

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Acute Cholecystitis, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch43

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • acute cholecystitis in ED, for abdominal pain evaluation;
  • suspected cholecystitis and US, given test characteristics of US/CT/HIDA;
  • emergency physician-performed ultrasound, as operator dependent;
  • gallstones in cystic duct obstruction, gallbladder inflammation in cholecystitis;
  • history/physical examination/lab accuracy in acute cholecystitis;
  • CT/US or nuclear medicine scan, accuracy in acute cholecystitis;
  • HIDA, criterion standard for acute cholecystitis diagnosis;
  • CT and US test characteristics, in acute biliary disease diagnosis;
  • quality assurance for emergency physician–performed ultrasound;
  • US quality assurance program, using education/image review/routine feedback

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comments

  • References