Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

23 April 2009

No improvement in studies reporting the diagnostic accuracy of B-type natriuretic peptide

Lukasz J. KrzychABCDEFG, Lukasz LiszkaACDF

Med Sci Monit 2009; 15(5): SR5-14 :: ID: 869624

Abstract

Background
B-type natriuretic peptides (BNP and NT-proBNP) appeared as important tools for diagnosis, risk stratification, and therapeutic decision making in cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to assess fulfillment of the QUADAS and major STARD criteria in B-type natriuretic peptide diagnostic accuracy studies and describe the relationship between the year of study publication. the journal's impact factor, and the quality of diagnostic accuracy.
Material and Method
In a cross-sectional study, electronic and manual searches of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from January 2004 through April 2007 for diagnostic accuracy studies of BNP and NT-proBNP were performed. The quality of articles was assessed using of the 14-item QUADAS tool supplemented by a subjectively prepared list of 8 less reproducible STARD criteria (total of 22 possible points).
Results
Twenty-eight articles suitable for analysis were found. The median number of points was 15. Only 2 of the 28 articles satisfied all 22 criteria. Clinical data availability was the only item described sufficiently in all papers. A flow diagram was found in only one paper. There were no differences in article quality in relation to the year of publication and no association between article quality and the impact factor of the journal in which it was published.
Conclusions
Imperfect quality of studies reporting the diagnostic accuracy of B-type natriuretic peptides is related to neither the year of publication nor the journal's impact factor. The problem of reporting diagnostic accuracy cannot be neglected, especially when a new index test becomes common in clinical practice.

Keywords: Natriuretic Peptide, Brain - blood, journal impact factor, Diagnosis, Cross-Sectional Studies

0 Comments

Editorial

01 August 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Long-Term Effects of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and the Changing Pathogenesis of Common Childhood Viruses Driven by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.937927

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937927

In Press

05 Aug 2022 : Clinical Research  

A Retrospective Study of 98 Elderly Patients with High-Risk Lateral Femoral Wall Intertrochanteric Hip Frac...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936923  

05 Aug 2022 : Clinical Research  

Hemoglobin/Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Ratio in Peripheral Blood Is Positively Associated with Progno...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.937146  

04 Aug 2022 : Clinical Research  

Radiological Assessment of Prevalance and Quality of Periapical Status of Endodontic Treatments

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936569  

01 Aug 2022 : Clinical Research  

Surgical Management of 48 Patients with Retrosternal Goiter and Tracheal Stenosis: A Retrospective Clinical...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936637  

Most Viewed Current Articles

30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788

08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292

01 Nov 2020 : Review article  

Long-Term Respiratory and Neurological Sequelae of COVID-19

DOI :10.12659/MSM.928996

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e928996

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750