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Evaluation of the Brighton Collaboration case definition of acute intussusception during active surveillance

Tapiainen, T. and Bar, G. and Bonhoeffer, J. and Heininger, U.. (2006) Evaluation of the Brighton Collaboration case definition of acute intussusception during active surveillance. Vaccine, Vol. 24, H. 9. pp. 1483-1487.

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Abstract

To evaluate the Brighton Collaboration case definition of acute intussusception, we reviewed all episodes reported to the Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU) during 1 year (4/2003-3/2004). Of 96 confirmed episodes 86 (90 case definition. Of the remaining 10 episodes, 9 resolved spontaneously following presentation with clinical signs and symptoms, and ultrasound findings compatible with intussusception. Eighty-two episodes met level 1 of the definition, the highest level of diagnostic certainty. Compared to level 1, the sensitivity of level 2 (intermediate level) and level 3 (lowest level) was 65 respectively. In conclusion, the case definition was useful and applicable to assess the background rate of intussusception in the light of potential future rotavirus immunization. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
UniBasel Contributors:Heininger, Ulrich
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0264-410X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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