Letters Physical examination

The limitations of the “Stanford 25”

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c288 (Published 19 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c288
  1. Tony Nicholson, consultant radiologist1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds LS1 3EX
  1. tonynick{at}tonynick.karoo.co.uk

    In their editorial, Verghese and Horwitz fail to point out the limitations of many of the “Stanford 25” tests.1 For example, examining Traube’s space has a 72% specificity and 62% sensitivity.2 …

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