Article Text

PDF
Review: Sensitivities and specificities vary for different diagnostic tests of gout

Statistics from Altmetric.com


 
 Q What are the diagnostic tests and their test properties for the diagnosis of gout?

Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆ IM/Ambulatory care ★★★★★★☆ Rheumatology ★★★★★☆☆

METHODS

Embedded ImageData sources:

Medline (1966–2005), Old Medline (1950–1966), CINAHL (1980–2005), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1980–2005), Science Citation Index (1945–2005), NHS Economic Evaluation Databases, Health Technology Assessment Database, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (1996–2005).

Embedded ImageStudy selection and assessment:

an expert panel of rheumatologists reached a consensus on 10 key evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis of gout using the Delphi technique. Studies assessing these recommendations and the clinical diagnosis of gout or hyperuricaemia, if serum uric acid was measured as a risk factor for gout, were included. Case reports, review articles, editorials, commentaries, and studies on …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.