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The diagnostic validity of musculoskeletal ultrasound in lateral epicondylalgia: a systematic review

Valentin C Dones1*, Karen Grimmer1, Kerry Thoirs2, Consuelo G Suarez3 and Julie Luker1

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1 International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

2 Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, C8-26, Centenary Building, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia

3 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

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BMC Medical Imaging 2014, 14:10  doi:10.1186/1471-2342-14-10

Published: 3 March 2014

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Appendix 1. QUADAS checklist. Appendix 2. STARD checklist. Appendix 3. Search results. Appendix 4. NHMRC Hierarchy of Evidence. Appendix 5. STARD Grades. Appendix 6. Quality Assessment for Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS) scores. Appendix 7. Description of diagnostic studies. Appendix 8. Sensitivity and Specificity of MSUS findings in elbows LE. Appendix 9. Criteria used to determine abnormal MSUS findings. Appendix 10. Similarities of collected MSUS data in 15 diagnostic studies. Appendix 11. Forest Plots of on Diagnostic Validity of Abnormal MSUS findings.

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