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Validity of ultrasonography to diagnosing pneumothorax: a critical appraisal of two meta-analyses

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 2015

Aftab Azad
Affiliation:
Emergency Medicine Residency Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Saad Al Juma
Affiliation:
Emergency Medicine Residency Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Junaid A. Bhatti
Affiliation:
Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Jerrald Dankoff
Affiliation:
Emergency Medicine Residency Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Corresponding

Abstract

Clinical question

Can ultrasonography be used in lieu of chest radiography to diagnose pneumothorax?

Articles chosen

1. Ding W, Shen Y, Yang J, et al. Diagnosis of pneumothorax by radiography and ultrasonography: a metaanalysis. Chest 2011;140:859-66. [Epub 2011 May 5]

2. Alrajhi K, Woo MY, Vaillancourt C. Test characteristics of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest 2012; 141:703-8.

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Knowledge to Practice: Journal Club
Copyright
Copyright © Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2015 

References

1. Ding, W, Shen, Y, Yang, J, et al. Diagnosis of pneumothorax by radiography and ultrasonography: a meta-analysis. Chest 2011;140:859866; [Epub 2011 May 5] doi:10.1378/chest.10-2946.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
2. Alrajhi, K, Woo, MY, Vaillancourt, C. Test characteristics of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest 2012;141:703708, doi:10.1378/chest.11-0131.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
3. Oxman, AD, Guyatt, GH. Validation of an index of the quality of review articles. JClin Epidemiol 1991;44:12711278, doi:10.1016/0895-4356(91)90160-B.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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