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1001. Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents

Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents Terasawa T, Blackmore C, Bent S, Kohlwes R J CRD summary This review assessed the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (...) in adults and adolescents with suspected appendicitis. The authors concluded that CT is probably more accurate than ultrasonography in diagnosing appendicitis. The conclusions of this well-conducted review are appropriately cautious given the methodological weaknesses of the included studies. Authors' objectives To assess the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography in adults and adolescents with suspected acute appendicitis. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from

2004 DARE.

1002. Ultrasonography or palpation for detection of melanoma nodal invasion: a meta-analysis

Ultrasonography or palpation for detection of melanoma nodal invasion: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2004 DARE.

1003. Ultrasound diagnosis of acute appendicitis: impact on cost and outcome in pediatric patients

Ultrasound diagnosis of acute appendicitis: impact on cost and outcome in pediatric patients Ultrasound diagnosis of acute appendicitis: impact on cost and outcome in pediatric patients Ultrasound diagnosis of acute appendicitis: impact on cost and outcome in pediatric patients Tiu C M, Chou Y H, Chen J D, Chiou Y Y, Wei C F, Chin T W, Chiou H J, Chiou S Y, Wang H K, Chen S P Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED (...) . Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined ultrasound (US) diagnosis in children with clinical suspected acute appendicitis. Grade compression US examination was applied using 7.0- to 10-MHz linear array transducers. A detailed US examination of the right lower abdomen was followed by a general survey of the whole abdomen

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1004. Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip

Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip Roovers E A, Boere-Boonekamp M M, Adang E M, Castelein R M, Zielhuis G A, Kerkhoff A H Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Three screening strategies for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) were examined: general ultrasound screening at the age of 3 months; selective ultrasound screening at the age of 3 months, when only infants with recognised risk factors (breech position or a family history of DDH in first- or second-degree relatives) or abnormal results

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1005. The cost effectiveness of prenatal ultrasound screening for trisomy 21

The cost effectiveness of prenatal ultrasound screening for trisomy 21 The cost effectiveness of prenatal ultrasound screening for trisomy 21 The cost effectiveness of prenatal ultrasound screening for trisomy 21 Harris A H Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study (...) that each parameter was varied individually and in combination. The ranges of values used in the sensitivity analysis and their sources were not reported clearly, although some alternative values came from the literature. A probabilistic sensitivity analysis was carried out using a Monte Carlo simulation to examine the impact of changes in the detection rate. The effect of using different rates of substitution of ultrasound scan with NTS was explored. Estimated benefits used in the economic analysis

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1006. Costs and effects of ultrasonography in the evaluation of palpable breast masses

PubMedID Other publications of related interest Flobbe K, Bosch AM, Kessels AG, et al. The additional diagnostic value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:1194-9. Lister D, Evans AJ, Burrell HC, et al. The accuracy of breast ultrasound in the evaluation of clinically benign, symptomatic breast lumps. Clin Radiol 1998;53:490-2. Vetto J, Pommier R, Schmidt W, et al. Use of the "triple test" for palpable breast lesions yields high diagnostic accuracy and cost (...) Costs and effects of ultrasonography in the evaluation of palpable breast masses Costs and effects of ultrasonography in the evaluation of palpable breast masses Costs and effects of ultrasonography in the evaluation of palpable breast masses Flobbe K, Kessels A G, Severens J L, Beets G L, de Koning H J, von Meyenfeldt M F, van Engelshoven J M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1007. Cost-effectiveness model for first-trimester versus second-trimester ultrasound screening for Down syndrome

Cost-effectiveness model for first-trimester versus second-trimester ultrasound screening for Down syndrome Cost-effectiveness model for first-trimester versus second-trimester ultrasound screening for Down syndrome Cost-effectiveness model for first-trimester versus second-trimester ultrasound screening for Down syndrome Kott B, Dubinsky T J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief (...) ultrasound (US) screening led to substantially increased numbers of iatrogenic foetal deaths per diagnosis of Down syndrome (DS). However, it was unclear which strategy was optimal since first-trimester US screening could not completely replace second-trimester US, which is useful also for the detection of major abnormalities. The authors noted that a possible solution could be contingency testing, whereby US is offered only to women with abnormal serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1008. Cost-effectiveness of duplex ultrasound surveillance in spinal cord injury

Cost-effectiveness of duplex ultrasound surveillance in spinal cord injury Cost-effectiveness of duplex ultrasound surveillance in spinal cord injury Cost-effectiveness of duplex ultrasound surveillance in spinal cord injury Kadyan V, Clinchot D M, Colachis S C Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical (...) assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of duplex ultrasound for the surveillance and screening of thromboembolic disease in individuals with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) on admission to a rehabilitation facility. Type of intervention Screening. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised individuals with traumatic SCI who had been admitted to a rehabilitation facility. Setting

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1009. Ultrasound for central venous cannulation: economic evaluation of cost-effectiveness

Ultrasound for central venous cannulation: economic evaluation of cost-effectiveness Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1010. Effectiveness of preoperative staging in rectal cancer: digital rectal examination, endoluminal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging Full Text available with Trip Pro

, Radcliffe A G, Blethyn J, Dallimore N S, Rees B I, Phillips C J, Maughan T S. Effectiveness of preoperative staging in rectal cancer: digital rectal examination, endoluminal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. British Journal of Cancer 2004; 91(1): 23-29 PubMedID DOI Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Biopsy; Carcinoma /pathology /ultrasonography; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Endosonography /economics; Female; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...) Effectiveness of preoperative staging in rectal cancer: digital rectal examination, endoluminal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging Effectiveness of preoperative staging in rectal cancer: digital rectal examination, endoluminal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging Effectiveness of preoperative staging in rectal cancer: digital rectal examination, endoluminal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging Brown G, Davies S, Williams G T, Bourne M W, Newcombe R G, Radcliffe A G, Blethyn J

2004 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1011. Effect of ultrasound screening on the rate of first operative procedures for developmental hip dysplasia in Germany. (Abstract)

Effect of ultrasound screening on the rate of first operative procedures for developmental hip dysplasia in Germany. Ultrasound screening for developmental hip dysplasia and early conservative treatment might prevent later hip operations. A national hip ultrasound-screening programme, undertaken during the first 6 weeks of life, was introduced across Germany in 1996 and was continued for 5 years. We assessed the rate of first operation on the hip during this programme.A national active (...) with previously established rates.About 90% of all children were screened. 147 cases in the first year, and between 81 and 105 for subsequent years were reported. Treatment included closed reductions 353 (66%), open reductions 61 (11%), and osteotomies 121 (23%). Developmental hip dysplasia was diagnosed by ultrasound before 6 weeks of age in 272 (55%) of cases, 64 (13%) were screened at the recommended time but had normal findings, 70 (14%) had delayed screening, and 89 (18%) were not screened. Capture

2003 Lancet

1012. Ultrasonographic screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. (Abstract)

Ultrasonographic screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) occur in 1 of 20 older men, remain asymptomatic for many years, and, if left untreated, cause death from rupture in about one third of patients. Ultrasonography is a suitable screening test for AAA, and elective repair can prevent rupture. Although these features suggest a promising target for a screening program, evidence of benefit from AAA screening has only recently become available. Four randomized (...) trials of ultrasonographic screening involving more than 125 000 men have been reported, and each trial observed a reduction in AAA-related mortality (which was statistically significant in 2 trials), ranging from 21% to 68%. One trial in women found no benefit. Other studies indicate that screening can begin in men older than 65 years of age and does not need to be repeated if results are negative. An AAA larger than 5.5 cm in diameter should be considered for elective open or endovascular repair

2003 Annals of Internal Medicine

1013. Ultrasound in tropical and parasitic diseases. (Abstract)

Ultrasound in tropical and parasitic diseases. Migration and worldwide travel mean that western clinicians and radiologists more and more face imported tropical diseases. Diseases with unclear signs and symptoms are likely to be investigated with ultrasound. Many tropical diseases have particular ultrasonographic features that are not familiar to the examiner and which may lead to further unnecessary or even harmful diagnostic investigations. In developing countries, ultrasound machines (...) are becoming more widely distributed and are fairly cheap. Portable devices allow field use of ultrasound for population studies and individual diagnosis of tropical diseases.Recently, WHO introduced a standardised classification of ultrasonographic images of cystic echinococcosis (Acta Trop 2003; 85: 253-61), to obtain comparable results in patients worldwide and to link disease status with each morphological type of echinococcosis cyst. WHO also defined guidelines for the puncture, aspiration, injection

2003 Lancet

1014. Alpha-fetoprotein and/or liver ultrasonography for liver cancer screening in patients with chronic hepatitis B. (Abstract)

Alpha-fetoprotein and/or liver ultrasonography for liver cancer screening in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Chronic hepatitis B infection may cause liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)). Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and liver ultrasonography (US) are used to screen these patients for HCC. It is uncertain whether screening is worthwhile.To review randomized trials on screening for HCC with alpha-fetoprotein and/or liver ultrasonography among people with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg

2003 Cochrane

1015. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access: a systematic review and economic evaluation

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access: a systematic review and economic evaluation The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access: a systematic review and economic evaluation The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access: a systematic review and economic evaluation Calvert N, Hind D, McWilliams RG, Thomas SM, Beverley C, Davidson (...) A Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Calvert N, Hind D, McWilliams RG, Thomas SM, Beverley C, Davidson A. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 2003; 7(12): 1-84 Authors' objectives The aim

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1016. First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS)

First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS) First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS) First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS) Wald N J, Rodeck C, Hackshaw A K, Walters J, Chitty L, Mackinson A M Record (...) Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Wald N J, Rodeck C, Hackshaw A K, Walters J, Chitty L, Mackinson A M. First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS) Health Technology Assessment 2003; 7(11): 1-88 Authors' objectives To identify the most

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1017. Ultrasound cervical length for the prediction of preterm labor

of the total cervical length have been shown to be at increased risk of preterm delivery. Although cervical length measurement between 28-35 weeks gestation may be clinically helpful, its usefulness has not been supported in the literature. Ultrasound measurement of cervical length is not recommended before 14 weeks gestation or after 35 weeks gestation. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Obstetric Labor, Premature; Ultrasonography Language Published English Country (...) Ultrasound cervical length for the prediction of preterm labor Ultrasound cervical length for the prediction of preterm labor Ultrasound cervical length for the prediction of preterm labor Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Ultrasound cervical length

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1018. A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women

A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women Farquhar C (...) , Ekeroma A, Furness S, Arroll B CRD summary This systematic review evaluated three methods for investigating abnormal uterine bleeding in women who had not yet reached the menopause. All three methods were found to be moderately accurate for detecting cancer, hyperplasia and fibroids, with transvaginal ultrasound performing the worst of the three for fibroids. The review had some methodological limitations and little was reported on discomfort experienced during the procedures. Authors' objectives

2003 DARE.

1019. Duplex ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography compared with digital subtraction angiography in carotid artery stenosis: a systematic review

Duplex ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography compared with digital subtraction angiography in carotid artery stenosis: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 DARE.

1020. Impact of intravascular ultrasound-guided stenting on long-term clinical outcome: a meta-analysis of available studies comparing intravascular ultrasound-guided and angiographically guided stenting

Impact of intravascular ultrasound-guided stenting on long-term clinical outcome: a meta-analysis of available studies comparing intravascular ultrasound-guided and angiographically guided stenting Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 DARE.