2008 - Review: Individual alarm features have moderate-to-high specificity and low sensitivity for diagnosing colorectal cancer

Solomon, Michael; El-Khoury, Toufic
April 2009
ACP Journal Club;4/21/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the diagnostic accuracy of alarm features for colorectal cancer. Alarm features, statistical models, or, with lower gastrointestinal (GI) investigational test for diagnosing colorectal cancer in unselected patients were evaluated. It was found that individual alarm features have moderate-to-high specificity and low sensitivity for diagnosing colorectal cancer.


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