Diagnostic Accuracy of Serum Bilirubin in the Prediction of Perforated Appendicitis
Hyperbilirubinemia is reported to be a positive predictor in diagnosing perforated appendicitis. Therefore we analysed the diagnostic accuracy of serum bilirubin in discriminating between perforated and simple/no appendicitis.
All consecutive patients undergoing appendectomy for suspected appendicitis from May 2009 to August 2011 were analysed. Primary endpoint was the diagnostic accuracy of serum bilirubin levels to detect perforated appendicitis.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Diagnostic Accuracy of Serum Bilirubin in the Prediction of Perforated Appendicitis|
- Diagnostic accuracy of serum bilirubin [ Time Frame: 24h within initial presentation with clinical symptoms ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of hyperbilirubinemia (defined as serum bilirubin above 1.1 md/dl)
|Study Start Date:||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Departement of Visceral- and Transplant Surgery, University of Tuebingen|
|Tuebingen, Germany, 72076|
|Principal Investigator:||Sven Müller, MD||University Hospital Tuebingen|