Thoracic ultrasonography versus chest radiography for detection of pneumothoraces: challenges in deriving and interpreting summary diagnostic accuracy estimates

Abstract

Alrajab and colleagues recently conducted a meta-analysis examining the diagnostic accuracy of thoracic ultrasonography (US) or chest radiography (CXR) versus a reference standard of thoracic computed tomography for detection of pneumothoraces [1]. They reported that while the pooled specificity of US (98%) was similar to CXR (99%), the pooled sensitivity… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc13759

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@inproceedings{Roberts2014ThoracicUV, title={Thoracic ultrasonography versus chest radiography for detection of pneumothoraces: challenges in deriving and interpreting summary diagnostic accuracy estimates}, author={Derek J Roberts and Daniel J. Niven and Matthew T. James and Chad Geoffrey Ball and Andrew W Kirkpatrick}, booktitle={Critical care}, year={2014} }