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Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate for the diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis in children

  1. Nader Shaikh1,*,
  2. Josh Evron2,
  3. Mariska M.G. Leeflang3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Renal Group

Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009185


How to Cite

Shaikh N, Evron J, Leeflang MM. Procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate for the diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis in children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009185. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009185.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, General Academic Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

  3. 3

    Academic Medical Center, J1B-207-1, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

*Nader Shaikh, General Academic Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3414 Fifth Ave, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA. Nader.Shaikh@chp.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this study are;

  • To determine whether any of these laboratory tests can replace the acute DMSA scan in the diagnostic evaluation of children with UTI.
  • To assess the influence of patient and study characteristics on the diagnostic accuracy of these tests.
  • To compare the performance of the three tests to each other.