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Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Tests

Systematic reviews compile and analyse existing primary studies and summarise the findings in a clinically meaningful way. The Centre for Kidney Research is involved in systematic reviews of the test performance of urinalysis and microscopy for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, doppler ultrasound for the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis and renal tract imaging tests for children following UTI.

  • Test performance of urinanalysis and urine microscopy for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in children: a meta analysis [abstract]
  • Accuracy of Doppler Ultrasonography for renal artery stenosis: a meta analysis of diagnostic test studies [abstract]
  • A critical appraisal of the evaluation of children with urinary tract infection (UTI) by diagnostic imaging: A report for the Consultative Committee on Diagnostic Imaging Research Program (CCDIRP) June 3rd 2002. [Evidence summary] [Full report]