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

Van Hoving, Daniel J. ; Meintjes, Graeme ; Takwoingi, Yemisi ; Griesel, Rulan ; Maartens, Gary ; Ochodo, Eleanor A. (2017)

CITATION: Van Hoving, D. J., et al. 2017. Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 8:1-15, Art. CD012777, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012777.

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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.

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