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Ultrasound for diverticulitis

Diverticulitis
 Positive likelihood ratio
91.00 ( Chou YH et al. )
4.30 ( Ripolles T et al. )
3.90 ( Parente F et al. )
11.60 ( Hollerweger A et al. )
9.20 ( Sarma D et al. )
(average) 24
Negative likelihood ratio
0.09 ( Chou YH et al. )
0.19 ( Ripolles T et al. )
0.24 ( Parente F et al. )
0.17 ( Hollerweger A et al. )
0.09 ( Sarma D et al. )
(average) 0.16


Sources used:

1.Chou YH et al. Sonography of acute right side colonic diverticulitis. Am J Surg. 2001 Feb;181(2):122-7
2.Ripolles T et al. The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis, management and evolutive prognosis of acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis: a review of 208 patients. Eur Radiol 2003; 13:2587–2595
3.Parente F et al. Role of early ultrasound in detecting inflammatory intestinal disorders and identifying their anatomical location within the bowel. Ailment Pharmacol Ther 2003; 18:1009–1016
4.Hollerweger A et al. Colonic diverticulitis: diagnostic value and appearance of inflamed diverticula—sonographic evaluation. Eur Radiol 2001; 11:1956–1963
5.Sarma D et al. Diagnostic imaging for diverticulitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008;42(10):1139–1141