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Urgent referral for suspected CNS cancer: which clinical features are associated with a positive predictive value of 3 % or more?

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Background
Urgent referral for suspected central nervous system (CNS) cancer is recommended, but little analysis of the referral criteria diagnostic performance has been conducted. New 2015 NICE guidance recommends direct brain imaging for patients with symptoms with positive predictive values (PPV) of 3 %, but further guidance is needed.

Methods
A 12-month retrospective evaluation of 393 patients referred under previous 2005 NICE 2-week ru...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12883-016-0677-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Boardman, J More by this author
Emsley, HC More by this author
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Neurology Journal website
Volume:
16
Pages:
152
Publication date:
2016-08-26
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EISSN:
1471-2377
ISSN:
1471-2377
Pubs id:
pubs:658379
URN:
uri:d3f2d6fc-cab3-4647-a3cc-23a3baba62dd
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uuid:d3f2d6fc-cab3-4647-a3cc-23a3baba62dd
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pubs:658379

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