Table 10 Diagnostic value of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of pneumonia

From: Diagnostic value of signs, symptoms and diagnostic tests for diagnosing pneumonia in ambulant children in developed countries: a systematic review

Nr. Author Pneumonia prevalence % Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV
9 Shah et al.34 18 86.1 89.0 63.3 96.7
16 Samson et al.44 42.5 87.1 94.8 92.5 90.8
17 Zhan et al.41 50 40.2 91.5 82.5 60.5
15 Ianniello et al.43 56 97.9 64.9 77.9 96.0
14 Copetti and Cattarossi42 67 100 73.1 88.3 100
10 Urbankowska et al.31 71.7 93.4 100 100 85.7
  1. PPV positive predictive value, NPV negative predictive value