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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: External validation of outcome prediction model for ureteral/renal calculi
Author: Parekattil, SJ
Kumar, U
Hegarty, NJ
Williams, C
Allen, T
Teloken, P
Leitao, VA
Netto, NR
Haber, GP
Ballereau, C
Villers, A
Streem, SB
White, MD
Moran, ME
Abstract: Purpose: We externally validated a previously designed neural network model to predict outcome and duration of passage for ureteral/renal calculi. The model was also evaluated using a 6 mm largest stone dimension cutoff in predicting stone outcome. Materials and Methods: The model was previously designed on 301 patients at Albany Medical Center (free shareware from The model had a prediction accuracy of 86% for passage outcome and 87% for passage duration. In this study we tested the model on a separate 384 patients from 6 different external institutions to assess the prediction accuracy. All patients had a single renal/ureteral calculus by evaluation in an emergency room setting or by primary physicians and were then referred for further treatment. Model accuracy was also compared to using a 6 mm largest stone dimension cutoff in predicting the need for intervention. Results: Testing on the 384 patients from all 6 external institutions revealed an outcome prediction accuracy of 88%. The area under the ROC curve was 0.9. Using a 6 mm stone size cutoff provided 79% (ROC 0.8) accuracy. The model duration of passage prediction accuracy was 80% (133 patients passed the stone, area under ROC of 0.8). Conclusions: The model provided high stone outcome prediction accuracy (ROC of 0.9 and 0.8) at the 6 external institutions, comparable to that of the design institution. The model provided higher accuracy than using only the largest stone dimension as a cutoff. Increasing experience will further assess the model's accuracy.
Subject: ureteral calculi
kidney calculi
neural networks (computer)
Country: EUA
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Journal Of Urology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 175, n. 2, n. 575, n. 579, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0022-5347(05)00244-2
Date Issue: 2006
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