Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in children: a meta-analysis.

  title={Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in children: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Maria Alejandra Pereda and Miguel Angel L{\'e}on Ch{\'a}vez and Catherine C Hooper-Miele and Robert H. Gilman and Mark C. Steinhoff and Laura E. Ellington and Margaret Gross and Carrie E Price and James M. Tielsch and William Checkley},
  volume={135 4},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of children. Diagnostic tools include chest radiography, but guidelines do not currently recommend the use of lung ultrasound (LUS) as a diagnostic method. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of LUS for childhood pneumonia. METHODS We performed a systematic search in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, Global Health, World Health Organization-Libraries, and Latin American and… CONTINUE READING
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