External validation of the Cairns Prediction Model (CPM) to predict conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy

Hu, Alan Shiun Yew, O'Donohue, Peter, Gunnarsson, Ronny K., and De Costa, Alan (2018) External validation of the Cairns Prediction Model (CPM) to predict conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. American Journal of Surgery, 216 (5). pp. 949-954.

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Abstract

Background: Valid and user-friendly prediction models for conversion to open cholecystectomy allow for proper planning prior to surgery. The Cairns Prediction Model (CPM) has been in use clinically in the original study site for the past three years, but has not been tested at other sites.

Methods: A retrospective, single-centred study collected ultrasonic measurements and clinical variables alongside with conversion status from consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy from 2013 to 2016 in The Townsville Hospital, North Queensland, Australia. An area under the curve (AUC) was calculated to externally validate of the CPM.

Results: Conversion was necessary in 43 (4.2%) out of 1035 patients. External validation showed an area under the curve of 0.87 (95% CI 0.82 – 0.93, p = 1.1 x 10-14).

Conclusions: In comparison with most previously published models, which have an AUC of approximately 0.80 or less, the CPM has the highest AUC of all published prediction models both for internal and external validation.

Item ID: 52963
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-1883
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 01:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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