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QUADAS-2: A Revised Tool for the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies
In 2003, the QUADAS tool for systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy studies was developed. Experience, anecdotal reports, and feedback suggested areas for improvement; therefore, QUADAS-2 wasExpand
The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews
BackgroundIn the era of evidence based medicine, with systematic reviews as its cornerstone, adequate quality assessment tools should be available. There is currently a lack of a systematicallyExpand
The diagnostic odds ratio: a single indicator of test performance.
Diagnostic testing can be used to discriminate subjects with a target disorder from subjects without it. Several indicators of diagnostic performance have been proposed, such as sensitivity andExpand
Bivariate analysis of sensitivity and specificity produces informative summary measures in diagnostic reviews.
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We discuss the methodology of both the summary Receiver Operating Characteristic (sROC) and the bivariate approach by reanalyzing data of a published meta-analysis. Expand
Empirical evidence of design-related bias in studies of diagnostic tests.
CONTEXT The literature contains a large number of potential biases in the evaluation of diagnostic tests. Strict application of appropriate methodological criteria would invalidate the clinicalExpand
Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative.
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We developed a checklist and a flow diagram to improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy in order to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in a study. Expand
Recommendations for liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an international consensus conference report.
Although liver transplantation is a widely accepted treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), much controversy remains and there is no generally accepted set of guidelines. An internationalExpand
Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative.
OBJECTIVE To improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in a study, and to evaluate a study'sExpand
Rectal cancer: local staging and assessment of lymph node involvement with endoluminal US, CT, and MR imaging--a meta-analysis.
PURPOSE To perform a meta-analysis to compare endoluminal ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in rectal cancer staging. MATERIALS AND METHODSExpand
STARD 2015: an updated list of essential items for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies
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We present STARD 2015, an updated list of 30 essential items that should be included in every report of a diagnostic accuracy study. Expand
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