Transparent reporting of a multivariable prediction model for individual prognosis or diagnosis (TRIPOD): the TRIPOD Statement
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:1 (6 January 2015)
As quality of reporting clinical prediction models is often poor, Gary Collins and colleagues have developed the TRIPOD statement, which provides authors and editors with a 22-item checklist to ensure all key elements of a multivariable prediction model can be adequately reported.
Formal and informal prediction of recurrent stroke and myocardial infarction after stroke: a systematic review and evaluation of clinical prediction models in a new cohort
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:58 (4 April 2014)
Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests current predictive models discriminate poorly between patients with and without recurrent stroke or myocardial infarction, and resolving the methodological limitations could improve predictive ability.
How well do clinical prediction rules perform in identifying serious infections in acutely ill children across an international network of ambulatory care datasets?
Van den Bruel,
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:10 (15 January 2013)
Clinical prediction rules to recognize infections in children do not show perfect diagnostic accuracy in high and low prevalence ambulatory care settings, suggesting that additional laboratory tests should be used to increase certainty.
Interleukin-22 predicts severity and death in advanced liver cirrhosis: a prospective cohort study
BMC Medicine 2012, 10:102 (11 September 2012)
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Elevated interleukin-22 (IL-22) levels predict reduced survival in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis independently from age, C-reactive protein, disease severity and complications, suggesting that IL-22 could be used as a prognostic marker.