Meta-analysis

Accuracy of enzyme-linked immunospot assay for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis: a meta-analysis

Z. Z. Li, Qin, W. Z., Li, L., Wu, Q., and Wang, Y. J., Accuracy of enzyme-linked immunospot assay for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis: a meta-analysis, vol. 14, pp. 11672-11680, 2015.

Current methods for diagnosing tuberculous pleurisy are poor. Some studies have explored the diagnostic value of a pleural effusion enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay, but its accuracy remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of the existing evidence on the ability of the ELISPOT assay to diagnose tuberculous pleurisy. We systematically searched PubMed, Google Scholar, and EMBASE databases for studies measuring the sensitivity, specificity, and other measures of accuracy of the pleural effusion ELISPOT assay for diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy.

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