Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults

Daniel J. Van Hoving, Graeme Meintjes, Yemisi Takwoingi, Rulan Griesel, Gary Maartens, Eleanor A. Ochodo

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound as a standalone test for detecting abdominal TB or disseminated TB with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults. To determine the diagnostic accuracy of combinations of abdominal ultrasound and existing tests (chest radiograph, full blood count) for detecting abdominal TB or disseminated TB with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults. To investigate potential sources of heterogeneity in test accuracy, including clinical setting, ultrasound training level, and type of reference standard.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD012777
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2017
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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