Estimation of pooled reference values for cadmium in blood using meta-analysis and TRACY criteria.

@article{Alessio1994EstimationOP,
  title={Estimation of pooled reference values for cadmium in blood using meta-analysis and TRACY criteria.},
  author={Lorenzo Alessio and Pietro Apostoli and Mario Braga and Piergiorgio Duca and Robert F. M. Herber and Gunnar Nordberg and Olof Vesterberg},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1994},
  volume={152 2},
  pages={169-77}
}
Reference values for blood-cadmium levels (B-Cd) are available for only a limited number of geographical areas and for particular population strata (sex, age, smoking habits). This paper, in agreement with the TRACY guidelines, describes and discusses the criteria used to rank published papers on reference values for cadmium retrieved by Medline and Toxline between 1976 and 1991. The TRACY criteria deal with the grading of published papers in terms of their suitability for calculating… CONTINUE READING

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