SESSION TITLE: Procedures: Bronchoscopy
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound vs. conventional transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of mediastinal masses.
METHODS: Computer-based retrieval was performed on PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CBM, and CNKI (up to Apr 2015). Randomized controlled trials that compared conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (C-TBNA) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of patients with mediastinal masses were included. The quality of included trials was evaluated according to quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies-2 (QUADAS-2), and MetaDisc software (Version 1.4) was adopted to perform meta-analysis. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were calculated. The summary receiving operating characteristic (SROC) curve as well as the areas under curve (AUC) was measured.