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Table 7. Comparison of sinus radiography to sinus puncture (all studies)

No.StudyTP/FNTP/FNSens95% CISpec95% CI1/Var.
1van Buchem10/64/420.630.36-0.840.910.78-0.972.0987
2Laine14/91/480.610.39-0.790.980.88-1.001.4186
3Savolainen-a174/1318/290.930.88-0.960.620.46-0.756.0478
4McNeill-a113/3523/710.760.69-0.830.760.65-0.8410.7593
5Kuusela68/1421/530.830.73-0.900.720.60-0.816.8033
6Revonta-a56/237/840.710.59-0.800.920.84-0.975.0447
7Revonta-b28/75/200.800.63-0.910.800.59-0.922.5847
8Savolainen-b99/8811/360.530.46-0.600.770.62-0.877.4595
9McNeill-b143/574/200.970.92-0.990.210.14-0.314.2304
10McNeill-c60/8814/800.410.33-0.490.850.76-0.919.2877
Total (Range)10536610.41-0.970.21-0.98

Random effects average (95% CI) 0.76 0.62-0.86 0.79 0.63-0.89

Area under extrapolated SROC curve (weighted analysis) 0.8261

Abbreviations: TP = true positive; BR = false negative; TN = true negative; BR = false negative; Sens = sensitivity; Spec = specificity; CI = confidence interval; 1/Var. = 1/Variance; provides the relative weight of the study.

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