Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Chavez2014LungUF,
  title={Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Miguel A Chavez and Navid Shams and Laura E Ellington and Neha Naithani and Robert H Gilman and Mark C. Steinhoff and Mathuram Santosham and Robert E. Black and Carrie E Price and Margaret Gross and William Checkley},
  booktitle={Respiratory research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Guidelines do not currently recommend the use of lung ultrasound (LUS) as an alternative to chest X-ray (CXR) or chest computerized tomography (CT) scan for the diagnosis of pneumonia. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize existing evidence of the diagnostic accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adults. METHODS We conducted a systematic search of published studies comparing the diagnostic accuracy of LUS against a referent CXR or chest CT scan and/or clinical criteria for pneumonia… CONTINUE READING
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