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Meta-analysis
English

Procalcitonin is a predictor for high-grade vesicoureteral reflux in children: meta-analysis of individual patient data

Published inThe Journal of pediatrics, vol. 159, no. 4, p. 644-651.e4
Publication date2011
Abstract

To assess the predictive value of procalcitonin, a serum inflammatory marker, in the identification of children with first urinary tract infection (UTI) who might have high-grade (≥3) vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).

Keywords
  • Calcitonin/blood
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney/ultrasonography
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Protein Precursors/blood
  • Radiopharmaceuticals/diagnostic use
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid/diagnostic use
  • Urinary Bladder/radiography/radionuclide imaging
  • Urinary Tract/pathology
  • Urinary Tract Infections/diagnosis
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux/diagnosis
Citation (ISO format)
LEROY, Sandrine et al. Procalcitonin is a predictor for high-grade vesicoureteral reflux in children: meta-analysis of individual patient data. In: The Journal of pediatrics, 2011, vol. 159, n° 4, p. 644–651.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.03.008
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