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Table 1 Characteristics of the selected studies

From: Diagnostic performance of confocal laser endomicroscopy for optical diagnosis of gastric intestinal metaplasia: a meta-analysis

Study(Year) Country Numbers of patients,n Lesions examined, n Mean age,year M/F* Histological reference standard Endoscopists Number,n Type of CLE system
Guo etal [27] (2008) China 53 267 51 38/15 IM** 3 e-CLE
Zhen etal [29] (2013) China 85 67 55 45/40 IM 3 e-CLE
Rapat etal[20] (2013) Thai land 60 120 62.8 33/27 IM 5 P-CLE
Lim etal [19] (2013) Singapore 20 125 62.5 15/5 IM 1 P-CLE
  1. IM intestinal metaplasia M/F male to female, CLE Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy, e-CLE endoscope-based, CLE P-CLE probe-based CLE