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“Background: Missing data is classified as missing completely at random (MCAR), missing at random (MAR) or missing not at random (MNAR). Knowing the mechanism is useful in identifying the most appropriate analysis. The first aim was to compare different methods for identifying this missing data mechanism to determine if they gave consistent conclusions. Secondly, to investigate whether the reminder-response data can be utilised to help identify the missing data mechanism.
Methods: Five clinical trial datasets that employed a reminder system at follow-up were used. Some quality of life questionnaires were initially missing, but later recovered through reminders. Four methods of determining the missing data mechanism were applied. Two response data scenarios were considered. Firstly, immediate data only; secondly, all
observed responses (including reminder-response).
Results: In three of five trials the hypothesis tests found evidence against the MCAR assumption. Logistic regression suggested MAR, but was able to use the reminder-collected Selleck S63845 data to highlight potential MNAR data in two trials.
Conclusion: The four methods were consistent in determining the missingness mechanism. One hypothesis test was preferred as it is applicable with intermittent missingness. Some inconsistencies between the two data scenarios were found. Ignoring the reminder data could potentially give a distorted view of the missingness mechanism. Utilising reminder data allowed the possibility
of MNAR to be considered.”
“Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) in flexible cystoscopes and the diagnostic quality of biopsies for diagnosis of non-muscle-invasive bladder CP-456773 purchase cancer in the outpatients department (OPD). Material and methods. Seventy-three patients (aged 36-91 years) with recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer and a medium to high risk of recurrence had a flexible PDD cystoscopy performed in the OPD. The bladder was first examined in standard white light followed by PDD. Results. PDD was superior to white light diagnosis; PDD was positive in 16 patients (22%) where white light showed a normal bladder mucosa. Four of these patients had bladder tumour [4/73, 6%; two carcinoma in situ (CIS), two Ta]. The diagnosis was verified by transurethral resection of the bladder tumour in the operating room. In 20 patients (20/73, 27%) PDD identified additional tumour lesions that were not identified in white light (five CIS, 15 Ta). The false-positive detection rate of PDD was 0.41.