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The quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies of optical coherence tomography in glaucoma.
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PMID:  17434589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in glaucoma. DESIGN: Descriptive series of published studies. PARTICIPANTS: Published studies reporting a measure of the diagnostic accuracy of OCT for glaucoma. METHODS: Review of English language papers reporting measures of diagnostic accuracy of OCT for glaucoma. Papers were identified from a Medline literature search performed in June 2006. Articles were appraised using the 25 items provided by the Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) initiative. Each item was recorded as full, partially, or not reported. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Degree of compliance with the STARD guidelines. RESULTS: Thirty papers were appraised. Eight papers (26.7%) fully reported more than half of the STARD items. The lowest number of fully reported items in a study was 5 and the highest was 17. Descriptions of key aspects of methodology frequently were missing. For example, details of participant sampling (e.g., consecutive or random selection) were described in only 8 (26.7%) of 30 publications. Measures of statistical uncertainty were reported in 18 (60%) of 30 publications. No single STARD item was fully reported by all the papers. CONCLUSIONS: The standard of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies in glaucoma using OCT was suboptimal. It is hoped that adoption of the STARD guidelines will lead to an improvement in reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies, enabling clearer evidence to be produced for the usefulness of OCT for the diagnosis of glaucoma.
Zoë K Johnson; M A Rehman Siddiqui; Augusto Azuara-Blanco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis     Date:  2007-04-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1549-4713     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-07     Completed Date:  2007-09-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1607-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Grampian University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological / standards*
Glaucoma / diagnosis*
Guideline Adherence
Nerve Fibers / pathology*
Periodicals as Topic / standards*
Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards
Publishing / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Research Design
Retinal Ganglion Cells / pathology*
Tomography, Optical Coherence / standards*

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