Diagnostic Tests Used in the Investigation of Adult Haematuria

A Systematic Review

Published in: BJU International, v. 98, no. 6, Dec. 2006, p. 1154-1160

Posted on RAND.org on December 01, 2006

by Mark A. Rodgers, Susanne Hempel, Tevita Aho, John D. Kelly, Jos Kleijnen, Marie Westwood

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Haematuria can be a symptom of serious underlying pathology (e.g. urological malignancy), but also has many benign causes (e.g. vigorous exercise). The main objective of this review was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of tests to detect haematuria and to investigate its underlying causes, focusing on the investigation of haematuria to detect urological malignancies.

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