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Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Sensitivity and Specificity

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Population / CalculatorPrevalence Comments / Study / Link
Infants born < 26 weeks who survive to discharge 65% Pediatrics. 2000 Oct;106(4):659-71. PMID: 11015506
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Specific Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Murmur Edit 42%87%

any murmur, though classically it is continuous (and machinery sounding)

days 3-7

Study: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Oct;149(10):1136-41. PMID: 7550818