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Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests
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    Meta-analysis confidence intervals

    Dear Editor

    Hegedus et al [1] used a fixed-effects model to pool diagnostic odds ratios (DOR) for the Neer and the Hawkins-Kennedy tests for impingement. In Figure 2 and in Figure 3 they display the natural logarithms of the DOR for the individual and pooled results (the figures are inadvertently labeled as DOR rather than as the logarithms). In each diagram, the null value (natural logarithm of the DOR =0) is incl...

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    Comment regarding Hegedus et al and comparing investigations into OST's

    Dear Editor

    Firstly I think the authors of this article are to be congratulated for condensing a significant amount of information to a digestible article of interest to clinicians and investigators alike. The investigators point out that many examination techniques fail to repeat the initial success of their investigation during subsequent study by other authors. One aspect of this oft-cited point which has evaded...

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