S.J.C.M.M. Neggers, MD; J. van der Meulen, MD, PhD
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Neggers S., van der Meulen J.; Prediction Rule for Renal Artery Stenosis. Ann Intern Med. 1999;131:228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-3-199908030-00016
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(3):228.
TO THE EDITOR:
Krijnen and colleagues' clinical prediction rule, (1), which enables a clinician to quantify the probability of renal artery stenosis in an individual patient, caused confusion in the medical department of our teaching hospital. One of the older physicians, who always carries a small notebook, wrote the scoring table on a piece of paper, glued a photocopy of the reduced graph on the other side, and put the paper in his notebook. An intern entered the shrunk formula, to be used to calculate the exact probability of stenosis, into his palmtop computer.
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