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The use and abuse of data: nomograms and talking to patients about clinical medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17628303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To review the development of nomograms and consortia efforts applying these tools to model outcome predictions associated with radical cystectomy. FINDINGS: Nomograms have been developed that provide individualized prediction of recurrence and survival following radical cystectomy, which provide significant improvement in predictive accuracy over tradition TNM staging. CONCLUSIONS: Nomograms provide individualized risk assessment and outperform expert physician and conventional models used to predict outcome. Addition of biologic markers may improve predictive capability and improve the clinical utility of these valuable tools.
Authors:
Seth P Lerner; Bernard Bochner; Adam S Kibel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologic oncology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1078-1439     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Oncol.     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-13     Completed Date:  2007-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9805460     Medline TA:  Urol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. slerner@bcm.tmc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clinical Medicine*
Cystectomy
Disease Progression
Humans
Nomograms*
Prognosis
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery*

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