Accuracy of Lung Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Adults: Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis

@article{Llamaslvarez2017AccuracyOL,
  title={Accuracy of Lung Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Adults: Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis},
  author={A. Llamas-{\'A}lvarez and Eva Tenza-Lozano and J. Latour-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2017},
  volume={151},
  pages={374–382}
}
Background: Some studies suggest that lung ultrasonography could be useful for diagnosing pneumonia; moreover, it has a more favorable safety profile and lower cost than chest radiography and CT. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of bedside lung ultrasonography for diagnosing pneumonia in adults through a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, DARE, HTA Database, Google Scholar, LILACS, ClinicalTrials.gov… CONTINUE READING

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