How to read critically a prognostic cohort study

Nephrology (Carlton). 2010 Oct;15(7):676-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2010.01408.x.

Abstract

In nephrology, cohort studies are an abundant source of information. They are the ideal study design to answer clinical questions about prevalence, prognosis and aetiology. In this study, the evaluation of a cohort study to guide decisions about prognosis in clinical nephrology is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bias
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comprehension
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnosis
  • Kidney Diseases / mortality
  • Kidney Diseases / therapy*
  • Male
  • Nephrology*
  • Patient Selection
  • Reading*
  • Renal Dialysis* / adverse effects
  • Renal Dialysis* / mortality
  • Research Design
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome