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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Physiological Society of Nigeria
ISSN: 0794-859X
Vol. 22, No. 1-2, 2007, pp. 105-108
Bioline Code: np07018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1-2, 2007, pp. 105-108

 en GRADES OF GALLBLADDER DISEASES USING THE GALLBLADDER CONTRACTION INDEX: A PILOT STUDY
UGWU, A. C.; ETEUDO, A. N. & NJOKU, C. O.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a pilot model for the assessment of the severity of gallbladder diseases based on gallbladder contraction index, clinical and sonographic appearances of the gallbladder. The gallbladder contraction index (GBCI) was obtained as the average of the first ten and the first 20minutes contraction indices. A range of 5% to 77% previously obtained in normal subjects was adopted in this study. Gallbladder contraction index in combination with other variables: sonographic appearances and clinical presentations were used for the grading of gallbladder diseases in the present study. This pilot model may have a good diagnostic performance but a clinical prospective evaluation is needed to confirm its actual value.

Keywords
Milk ultrasonography, gallbladder contraction index, gallbladder disease.

 
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