Diagnostic performance of intracardiac echogenic foci for Down syndrome: a meta-analysis.

@article{Sotiriadis2003DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of intracardiac echogenic foci for Down syndrome: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Alexandros Sotiriadis and George Makrydimas and John P A Ioannidis},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={101 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1009-16
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To synthesize the accumulated data on the diagnostic performance of intracardiac echogenic foci for Down syndrome, a meta-analysis was performed. DATA SOURCES We conducted MEDLINE and EMBASE searches (1985 to August 2002) using the key words "intracardiac (echogenic) focus/foci," "golfballs," "trisomy 21," and "Down syndrome." Bibliographies of retrieved articles were also screened, and experts were contacted. Both single and multiple intracardiac echogenic foci qualified… CONTINUE READING

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