POCUS is accurate in diagnosing small bowel obstruction in adults

Clinical Question

Is point-of-care ultrasound accurate in diagnosing small bowel obstruction in adults?

Bottom line

POCUS is accurate in diagnosing small bowel obstruction in adults. Accuracy is dependent on the experience of the operator and is less accurate in adults with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater. 1a-

Study design: Meta-analysis (other)

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Emergency department

Reviewer

Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


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Comments

Arup Kumar Dhara

Impact assessment

Excellent