Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Clinical assessment for diagnosing congenital heart disease in newborn infants with Down syndrome

  1. William McGuire1,*,
  2. Peter W Fowlie2,
  3. Johannes B Reitsma3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 8 OCT 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 6 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007486


How to Cite

McGuire W, Fowlie PW, Reitsma JB. Clinical assessment for diagnosing congenital heart disease in newborn infants with Down syndrome (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007486. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007486.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hull York Medical School, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York, Y010 5DD, UK

  2. 2

    Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Women & Child Health, Dundee, Scotland, UK

  3. 3

    Academic Medical Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

*William McGuire, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, Y010 5DD, UK. William.McGuire@hyms.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 8 OCT 2008

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to assess the accuracy of clinical assessment in diagnosing congenital heart disease in newborn infants with Down syndrome and specifically to determine how well the absence of abnormal findings on clinical assessment rules out a diagnosis in newborn infants with Down syndrome.