Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: a systematic review.

@article{Worster2008DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of BNP and NT-proBNP in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea: a systematic review.},
  author={Andrew Worster and Cynthia Marie. Balion and Stephen Anthony Hill and Pasqualina Santaguida and Afisi S Ismaila and Robert McKelvie and Sonja M. Reichert and Matthew James McQueen and Lynda Booker and Parminder Raina},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 4-5},
  pages={
          250-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the diagnostic performance of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP measurements in patients presenting to acute care settings with dyspnea, a common presenting symptom of heart failure. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the literature. For all included studies, we applied the QUADAS 14-question quality assessment tool for systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy and abstracted the data for every published cut point… CONTINUE READING
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