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The impact of high-resolution ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of non-hemolytic jaundice.
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PMID:  21375216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Because jaundice is a common reason for hospital admission. A fast and correct differential diagnosis is very important to increase treatment efficacy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of the high-resolution ultrasound in this kind of clinical setting. In a prospective study we included 30 patients and we divided them in patients with extrahepatic jaundice and patients with intrahepatic jaundice. We observed a high accuracy of the high-resolution sonography, with a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 100% for extrahepatic jaundice, and a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 95% for intrahepatic jaundice. We conclude that the high-resolution ultrasound should be used in the very beginning of the diagnostic algorithm for the evaluation of patients with unclear jaundice.
Authors:
Peter Rauh; Holger Neye; Klaus Mönkemüller; Peter Malfertheiner; Steffen Rickes
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta gastroenterologica Latinoamericana     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0300-9033     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Gastroenterol. Latinoam.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261505     Medline TA:  Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam     Country:  Argentina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, AMEOS Klinikum Hospital St. Salvator, Halberstadt, Germany.
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