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Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract:

Background

Weight loss is a non-specific cancer symptom for which there are no clinical guidelines about investigation in primary care.

Aim

To summarise the available evidence on weight loss as a clinical feature of cancer in patients presenting to primary care.

Design

A diagnostic test accuracy review and meta-analysis.

Methods

Studies reporting 2 × 2 diagnostic accuracy data for weight loss (index test) in adults presenting to pri...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3399/bjgp18X695801

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0003-0661-7362
Hamilton, W More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
670
Pages:
e311-e322
Publication date:
2018-04-26
Acceptance date:
2017-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pubs id:
pubs:824532
URN:
uri:7580da56-d4f7-42b6-b513-1536c066ce06
UUID:
uuid:7580da56-d4f7-42b6-b513-1536c066ce06
Local pid:
pubs:824532

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