PMID: 6992911May 1, 1980Paper

Computer-assisted diagnosis of acute Crohn's diseases

The British Journal of Surgery
S J Nixon, J S Rundle


A study comparing the symptoms and signs of patients with acute Crohn's disease and those with acute appendicitis and intestinal obstruction is reported and a preliminary evaluation of computer-assisted diagnosis in this problem is given. There are significant differences between the three conditions. However, the accuracy of computer-assisted diagnosis in Crohn's disease is reduced by the high false positive rate of diagnosis in both appendicitis and intestinal obstruction. Computer accuracy in Crohn's disease may increase when further information is available to extend the data base.


Nov 26, 1977·British Medical Journal·D F Graham
Jul 1, 1975·The British Journal of Surgery·S YoungG Gillespie
Oct 1, 1972·The British Journal of Surgery·F T De Dombal


Sep 1, 1991·Baillière's Clinical Gastroenterology·A A Gunn
Jan 1, 1989·The British Journal of Surgery·G C Sutton

Related Concepts

Abdomen, Acute
Acute Disease
Ruptured Appendicitis
Computer Assisted Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis
Intestinal Obstruction

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