TITLE

2008 - Review: Combinations of clinical findings had moderate sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing the irritable bowel syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Bursey, Ford
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deliberates on the accuracy of individual symptoms and combinations of clinical findings for diagnosing the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies conducted compared individual symptoms or combinations of clinical findings with investigational tests like colonoscopy, barium enema or computed tomographic colography. Studies conducted reveal that combinations of clinical findings had moderate sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing IBS; individual symptoms had limited accuracy.
ACCESSION #
38421577

 

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