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Table 8. Comparisons of clinical criteria to sinus puncture

Clinical Criteria vs. Sinus Aspiration/Puncture
Study Characteristics and Pooled Results
No.StudyTP/FNFP/TNSens95% CISpec95% CI1/Var.
1Berg A55/1310/770.810.69-0.890.890.79-0.945.1145
2Berg B52/1627/600.760.64-0.860.690.58-0.787.6022
3Berg C65/320/670.960.87-0.990.770.67-0.85 3.0112
4Berg D16/523/840.240.14-0.360.970.90-0.992.9103
5Berg E67/144/430.990.91-1.000.490.39-0.601.7614
Total (Range)3404350.24-0.990.49-0.97

Random effects average (95% CI) 0.83 0.52-0.96 0.80.62-0.90

Area under extrapolated SROC curve (weighted analysis) 0.8766

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

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 9.
Lau J, Zucker D, Engels EA, et al.

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