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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of study populations

From: A simplified lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease in connective tissue disease: a meta-analysis

First author [Ref] Numbers Mean age (range) years ± standard deviation Mean disease duration (months, years) Spend time (min) Number of LUS operator Reproducibility between operator
Female Male
Delle [32] 22 3 53 ± 10.5 2 Intra-class correlation = 0.681
Tardella [10] 30 4 57 ± 13 85.58 ± 84.37 months 23 ± 4.5 2 Kappa = 0.846–0.980
Barskova [24] 54 4 51 ± 14 < 10 2 Intra-observer variability 5.1%, inter-observer variability 7.4%
Mohammadi [33] 62 8 50.29 ± 9.7 88 ± 83.1 months 1 Kappa = 0.838
Moazedi-Fuerst [34] 54 10 59 ± 12 9.4 (2–21) years 2 Kappa = 0.92
Cogliati [7] 29 10 64.87 11.21 years 2 Kappa = 0.78
Moazedi-Fuerst [23] 38 7 54 (28–74) 8 (1–35) years 2
Vizioli [35] 65 ± 13   8 ± 1 (5–14)  
Cakir [29] 46 2 50.8 ± 11.9 4.6 ± 3.8 years 2 Inter-observer reliability r = 0.96
Vasco [8] 13 0 63.62 (39–88) 2 Intra-rater reliability k = 1
Tardella [9] 34 6 56.4 ± 13.42 78 ± 81.52 months 8.7 ± 1.3 2
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