Appropriateness guidelines and predictive rules to select patients for upper endoscopy: a nationwide multicenter study

Cesare Hassan, Marcello Anti, Marco Bianco, L Buri, Giuseppe Bersani, L Cipolletta, E Di Giulio, G Di Matteo, L Familiari, L Ficano, P Loriga, S Morini, V Pietropaolo, A Zambelli, Eugenia Grossi, M Intraligi, M. Buscema

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Abstract

Selecting patients appropriately for upper endoscopy (EGD) is crucial for efficient use of endoscopy. The objective of this study was to compare different clinical strategies and statistical methods to select patients for EGD, namely appropriateness guidelines, age and/or alarm features, and multivariate and artificial neural network (ANN) models.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1327-1337
Numero di pagine11
RivistaAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume105
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010
Pubblicato esternamente

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neural Networks (Computer)
  • Patient Selection
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prospective Studies
  • ROC Curve
  • Young Adult

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