The accuracy of thyroid nodule ultrasound to predict thyroid cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Brito2014TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of thyroid nodule ultrasound to predict thyroid cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Juan P. Brito and Michael R Gionfriddo and Alaa Al Nofal and Kasey R Boehmer and Aaron L Leppin and Carl C. Reading and Matthew R. Callstrom and Tarig A. Elraiyah and Larry J. Prokop and Marius N. Stan and Mohammad Hassan Murad and John C. Morris and Victor M. Montori},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={1253-63}
}
CONTEXT Significant uncertainty remains surrounding the diagnostic accuracy of sonographic features used to predict the malignant potential of thyroid nodules. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to summarize the available literature related to the accuracy of thyroid nodule ultrasound (US) in the prediction of thyroid cancer. METHODS We searched multiple databases and reference lists for cohort studies that enrolled adults with thyroid nodules with reported diagnostic measures of… CONTINUE READING
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