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Table 1 Sensitivity and specificity table of thoracic ultrasonography for pneumonia

From: Thoracic ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in adults: a meta-analysis

Study Sample size Sensitivity 95 % CI Specificity 95 % CI
Benci et al. [2] 80 0.62 0.48-0.74 1.00 0.93-1.00
Lichtenstein et al. [5] 260 0.89 0.80-0.95 0.9 0.97
Parlamento et al. [6] 49 0.97 0.84-1.00 0.59 0.33-0.82
Cortellaro et al. [7] 120 0.99 0.94-1.00 0.95 0.83-0.99
Reissig et al. [9] 362 0.92 0.88-0.95 0.96 0.90-0.98
Testa et al. [10] 67 0.94 0.90-0.99 0.85 0.68-0.95
Unluer et al. [11] 72 0.96 0.82-1.00 0.84 0.7-0.94
Pooled 1010 0.9 0.87-0.92 0.92 0.89-0.94
Inconsistency I2   88.1 %   77.5 %  
  1. CI is “confidence interval”