Diagnostic accuracy of adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pleurisy: a meta-analysis.

@article{Liang2008DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pleurisy: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Qiu-li Liang and Huan-zhong Shi and Kang Wang and Shou-ming Qin and Xue-Jun Qin},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={744-54}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional tests are not always helpful in making a diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Many studies have investigated the usefulness of adenosine deaminase (ADA) in pleural fluid for the early diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of ADA measurements in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. METHODS After a systematic review of English language studies, sensitivity, specificity, and other measures of accuracy of ADA… CONTINUE READING