Diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) nuclear scans in the diagnosis of haemolytic-uraemic syndrome in children

Villaneuva E V S
Record ID 32003000671
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess the accuracy and reliability of DTPA scans in the diagnosis of haemolytic-uraemic syndrome in children.

Authors' recommendations: - Only one study was available that met inclusion and exclusion criteria. - The study was a case series of 26 children with haemolytic-uraemic syndrome examined in an American hospital from 1972 to 1979. - The authors report that there was not correlation between radionuclide patterns and the outcome of the disease. - The authors could not recommend the use of radionuclide renography for this disease in this population.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Child
  • Pentetic Acid
  • Radioisotope Renography
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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