Bladder tumour antigen (BTA stat) test compared to the urine cytology in the diagnosis of bladder cancer: A meta-analysis.

@article{Guo2014BladderTA,
  title={Bladder tumour antigen (BTA stat) test compared to the urine cytology in the diagnosis of bladder cancer: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Aiye Guo and Xiuhua Wang and Lan Gao and Juan Shi and Changyi Sun and Zhen Ping Wan},
  journal={Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 5-6},
  pages={
          E347-52
        }
}
INTRODUCTION We evaluate the diagnostic value of bladder tumour antigen (BTA stat) tests compared with urine cytology test in detecting bladder cancer. METHODS We searched public databases including PubMed, MEDLINE Springer, Elsevier Science Direct, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar before December 2012. To collect relevant data of BTA stat tests and urine cytology tests in patients with bladder cancer, we studied meta-analyses of sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (LR… CONTINUE READING

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