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

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Authors

  • Daniel J. Van Hoving
  • Graeme Meintjes
  • Rulan Griesel
  • Gary Maartens
  • Eleanor A. Ochodo

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External organisations

  • University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • University of Cape Town
  • Department of Physics

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.

Details

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

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