Professor Petra Macaskill

Professor of Biostatistics, Screening and Test Evaluation Program
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Research interests

screening and diagnostic test evaluation, meta-analysis

Selected grants

2011

  • Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP; Irwig L, Glasziou P, Craig J, Salkeld G, Macaskill P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Program Grants.

2007

  • Improving population health by a multidisciplinary, multi-method focus kidney disease of the young, the old, and of Indigenous Australians; Craig J, Cass A, Irwig L, Chadban S, McDonald S, Devitt J, Macaskill P, Jones M, Howard K, Salkeld G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Capacity Building Grant.

2006

  • Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP); Bell K, Irwig L, Craig J, Salkeld G, Macaskill P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Program Grants.

2005

  • Building statistical and health economics capacity for research in cancer screening and diagnosis; Macaskill P, Salkeld G; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Research Grant.

2002

  • Screening and diagnosis: accuracy outcomes and informed decision-making; Irwig L, Barratt A, Craig J, Salkeld G, Glasziou P, Macaskill P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Program Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Buntinx, F., Aertgeerts, B., Macaskill, P. (2009). Guidelines for conducting systematic reviews of studies evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests. In J. Andre Knottnerus, Frank Buntinx (Eds.), The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and Methods of Diagnostic Research, (pp. 180-212). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Macaskill, P. (2008). Control charts and control limits in long-term monitoring. In P Glasziou, L Irwig and J K Aronson (Eds.), Evidence-based Medical Monitoring:From Principles to Practice, (pp. 90-102). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Irwig, L., Healey, P., D'Assuncao, J., Macaskill, P. (2008). Monitoring intraocular pressure in glaucoma. In P Glasziou, L Irwig and J K Aronson (Eds.), Evidence-based Medical Monitoring:From Principles to Practice, (pp. 325-334). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Macaskill, P., Glasziou, P., Irwig, L. (2005). Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Tests. In Peter Armitage and Theodore Colton (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biostatistics – 2nd Edition, (pp. 3213-3221). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Walter Stephen, D., Macaskill, P. (2003). The summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve. In Shein-Chung Chow (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, (pp. 884-891). Informa Healthcare.

Journals

  • McGeechan, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bossuyt, P. (2014). An assessment of the relationship between clinical utility and predictive ability measures and the impact of mean risk in the population. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 86. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Turnbull, L., McCready, D., Tuttle, T., Vapiwala, N., Solin, L. (2014). An Individual Person Data Meta-Analysis of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Breast Cancer Recurrence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(5), 392-401. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., et al (2014). Breast screening using 2D-mammography or integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) for single-reading or double-reading - Evidence to guide future screening strategies. European Journal of Cancer, 50(10), 1799-1807. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Macaskill, P., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Effect of integrating 3D-mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography on radiologists' true-positive and false-positive detection in a population breast screening trial. European Journal of Cancer, 50(7), 1232-1238. [More Information]
  • Caumo, F., Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Incremental effect from integrating 3D-mammography (tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography: Increased breast cancer detection evident for screening centres in a population-based trial. The Breast, 23(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Downie, A., Williams, C., Henschke, N., Hancock, M., Ostelo, R., de Vet, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2014). Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(20), 1518.
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Marinovich, M., Morrow, M. (2014). The association of surgical margins and local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy: a meta-analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(3), 717-730. [More Information]
  • De, S., Williams, G., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M., Isaacs, D., Craig, J. (2014). Value of white cell count in predicting serious bacterial infection in febrile children under 5 years of age. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, 99(6), 493-499. [More Information]
  • De, S., Williams, G., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M., Isaacs, D., Craig, J. (2013). Accuracy of the "traffic light" clinical decision rule for serious bacterial infections in young children with fever: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 346, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Macaskill, P., et al (2013). Integration of 3D digital mammography with tomosynthesis for population breast-cancer screening (STORM): a prospective comparison study. The Lancet Oncology, 14(7), 583-589. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Sardanelli, F., von Minckwitz, G., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2013). Meta-analysis of agreement between MRI and pathologic breast tumour size after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. British Journal of Cancer, 109(6), 1528-1536. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Sardanelli, F., Irwig, L., Mamounas, E., von Minckwitz, G., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S. (2013). Meta-Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Detecting Residual Breast Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(5), 321-333. [More Information]
  • Downie, A., Williams, C., Henschke, N., Hancock, M., Ostelo, R., de Vet, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2013). Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 347, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Henschke, N., Maher, C., Ostelo, R., de Ver, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2013). Red flags to screen for malignancy in patients with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2), 1-42. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Henschke, N., Maher, C., van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2013). Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, 1-56. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Rickards, L., Turner, R., Bogduk, N. (2013). The reliability of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Kerr, M., Fitzgerald, D., Isaacs, D., Codarini, M., McCaskill, M., Prelog, K., Craig, J. (2013). Variability and accuracy in interpretation of consolidation on chest radiography for diagnosing pneumonia in children under 5 years of age. Pediatric Pulmonology, 48(12), 1195-1200. [More Information]
  • Turner, R., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Reddel, H. (2012). Control charts demonstrated limited utility for the monitoring of lung function in asthma. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(1), 53-61. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Sardanelli, F., Ciatto, S., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., von Minckwitz, G., Houssami, N. (2012). Early prediction of pathologic response to neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer: Systematic review of the accuracy of MRI. The Breast, 21(5), 669-677. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Irwig, L. (2012). Effect of dependent errors in the assessment of diagnostic or screening test accuracy when the reference standard is imperfect. Statistics in Medicine, 31(11-12), 1129-1138. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., von Minckwitz, G., Marinovich, M., Mamounas, E. (2012). Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer, 48(18), 3342-3354. [More Information]
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Macaskill, P., Latimer, J., Kos, W., Pik, J. (2012). MRI findings are more common in selected patients with acute low back pain than controls? European Spine Journal, 21(2), 240-246. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., McCaffery, K., Irwig, L. (2012). Optimal allocation of participants for the estimation of selection, preference and treatment effects in the two-stage randomised trial design. Statistics in Medicine, 31(13), 1307-1322. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Irwig, L. (2012). Patients who take their symptoms less seriously are more likely to have colorectal cancer. BMC Gastroenterology, 12, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Marinovich, M., Bianchi, S., Macaskill, P., Vezzosi, V., Mamounas, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Accuracy of a Preoperative Model for Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer in Women with Ductal Carcinoma-in-situ on Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(5), 1364-1371. [More Information]
  • McCaffery, K., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Chan, S., Irwig, L. (2011). Determining the Impact of Informed Choice : Separating Treatment Effects from the Effects of Choice and Selection in Randomized Trials. Medical Decision Making: an international journal, 31(2), 229-236. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Turner, R., Ciatto, S., Marinovich, M., French, J., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2011). Ductal Carcinoma in Situ at Core-Needle Biopsy: Meta-Analysis of Underestimation and Predictors of Invasive Breast Cancer. Radiology, 260(1), 119-128. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Balleine, R., Bilous, M., Pegram, M. (2011). HER2 discordance between primary breast cancer and its paired metastasis: Tumor biology or test artefact? Insights through meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 129(3), 659-674. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Walter, S. (2011). Interval Estimation for the Difference of Two Independent Variances. Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 40(5), 744-758. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Katelaris, P., Irwig, L. (2011). Most bowel cancer symptoms do not indicate colorectal cancer and polyps: a systematic review. BMC Gastroenterology, 11, 65-1-65-10. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H., Macaskill, P. (2011). Preoperative Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy of Axillary Nodes in Invasive Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Its Accuracy and Utility in Staging the Axilla. Annals of Surgery, 254(2), 243-251. [More Information]
  • Sterne, J., Sutton, A., Ioannidis, J., Terrin, N., Jones, D., Lau, J., Carpenter, J., Rucker, G., Harbord, R., Schmid, C., Macaskill, P., et al (2011). Recommendations for examining and interpreting funnel plot asymmetry in meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 343, 302-307. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, F., Craig, J., Elder, G., Strippoli, G. (2011). Serum Levels of Phosphorus, Parathyroid Hormone, and Calcium and Risks of Death and Cardiovascular Disease in Individuals With Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(11), 1119-1127. [More Information]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Tong, A., Bourke, M., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Hope, R., Williams, N., Kieu, A., Allen, R., Chadban, S., Pollock, C., Webster, A., Craig, J., et al (2011). Test performance of faecal occult blood testing for the detection of bowel cancer in people with chronic kidney disease (DETECT) protocol. BMC Public Health, 11(June), 516-(7pp). [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Katelaris, P., Irwig, L. (2011). The value of age and medical history for predicting colorectal cancer and adenomas in people referred for colonoscopy. BMC Gastroenterology, 11(2011), Article number 97-1-Article number 97-10. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Forbes, A., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2011). When should one adjust for measurement error in baseline variables in observational studies? Biometrical Journal, 53(1), 28-39. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Turner, R., Hodson, E., Craig, J. (2010). Absolute and relative accuracy of rapid urine tests for urinary tract infection in children: a meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 10(4), 240-250. [More Information]
  • Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bossuyt, P. (2010). Appropriate statistical methods are required to assess diagnostic tests for replacement, add-on, and triage. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(8), 883-891. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Marinovich, M., Dixon, J., Irwig, L., Brennan, M., Solin, L. (2010). Meta-analysis of the impact of surgical margins on local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy. European Journal of Cancer, 46(18), 3219-3232. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Neal, B., Fox, K., Remme, W., Asselbergs, F., van Gilst, W., MacMahon, S., Irwig, L., et al (2010). Monitoring Initial Response to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Based Regimens. An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis From Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials. Hypertension, 56(3), 533-539. [More Information]
  • Cross, N., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Webster, A., Wong, G., O'Connell, P., Chapman, J., Nankivell, B., Craig, J. (2010). Optimizing Serum Creatinine Monitoring For The Rapid Detection Of Complications In The Early Post-Kidney Transplant Period. Transplantation, 90(Suppl 2:977), 977.
  • Cross, N., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Webster, A., O'Connell, P., Chapman, J., Nankivell, B., Craig, J. (2010). Prediction of Serum Creatinine In The First Month Following Uncomplicated Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation, 90(Suppl 2:876), 876.
  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Turner, R., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E., Barratt, A. (2010). Psychosocial outcomes of three triage methods for the management of borderline abnormal cervical smears: an open randomised trial. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 340, b4491-1-b4491-13. [More Information]
  • Wang, L., Macaskill, P., Fahim, M., Craig, J., Mitchell, R., Hayen, A., Baines, L., Lord, S., Webster, A. (2010). Screening Tests for Coronary Artery Disease in Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy. Transplantation, 90(Suppl), 211-211.
  • Bell, K., Irwig, L., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2010). Should response rules be used to decide continued subsidy of very expensive drugs? A checklist for decision makers. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 19(1), 99-105. [More Information]
  • Craig, J., Williams, G., Jones, M., Codarini, M., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Irwig, L., Fitzgerald, D., Isaacs, D., McCaskill, M. (2010). The accuracy of clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of serious bacterial infection in young febrile children: prospective cohort study of 15 781 febrile illnesses. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 340, c1594-1-c1594-12. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bogduk, N. (2010). The development of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(8), 854-861. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Ensrud, K., Bauer, D. (2010). The Value of Routine BMD Monitoring After Starting Bisphosphonate Treatment. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 25(1), 173-174. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Chan, S., Katelaris, P. (2010). Who needs colonoscopy to identify colorectal cancer? Bowel symptoms do not add substantially to age and other medical history. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32(2), 270-281. [More Information]
  • Davey, E., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Clarke, J., Thurloe, J., Hyne, S., Biro, C. (2009). Does providing previous results change the accuracy of cervical cytology? Acta Cytologica, 53(6), 644-652. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., Lord, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Dixon, J., Warren, R., Ciatto, S. (2009). Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening of the Contralateral Breast in Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Incremental Cancer Detection and Impact on Surgical Management. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(33), 5640-5649. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Klein, B., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Vingerling, J., de Jong, P., et al (2009). Meta-analysis: retinal vessel caliber and risk for coronary heart disease. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(6), 404-413. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Neal, B., Irwig, L. (2009). Mixed models showed no need for initial response monitoring after starting antihypertensive therapy. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62, 650-659. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Klein, B., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Vingerling, J., de Jong, P., et al (2009). Prediction of incident stroke events based on retinal vessel caliber: a systematic review and individual-participant meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170(11), 1323-1332. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Bogduk, N. (2009). Reliability of physical examination for diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: A systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain, 25(1), 80-89. [More Information]
  • Warren, R., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Black, R., Houssami, N. (2009). Technical aspects of breast MRI--do they affect outcomes? European Radiology, 19(7), 1629-1638. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Craig, J., Ensrud, K., Bauer, D. (2009). Value of routine monitoring of bone mineral density after starting bisphosphonate treatment: secondary analysis of trial data. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 338(b2266), b2266-1-b2266-5. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Craig, J., Elder, G., Macaskill, P., Strippoli, G. (2009). Vitamin D compounds for people with chronic kidney disease not requiring dialysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article number CD008175(4), 1-47.
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Craig, J., Elder, G., Macaskill, P., Strippoli, G. (2009). Vitamin D compounds for people with chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Pages CD005633(4), 1-120.
  • Adelstein, B., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Katelaris, P., Jones, D., Bokey, E. (2008). A self administered reliable questionnaire to assess lower bowel symptoms. BMC Gastroenterology, 8(8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Warren, R., Dixon, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Accuracy and Surgical Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer Staging: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Detection of Multifocal and Multicentric Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(19), 3248-3258. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Liew, G., Wong, T. (2008). Assessing New Biomarkers and Predictive Models for Use in Clinical Practice. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(21), 2304-2310. [More Information]
  • Vestergaard, M., Macaskill, P., Holt, P., Menzies, S. (2008). Dermoscopy compared with naked eye examination for the diagnosis of primary melanoma: a meta-analysis of studies performed in a clinical setting. British Journal of Dermatology, 159, 669-676. [More Information]
  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Barratt, A., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E. (2008). HPV testing versus repeat Pap testing for the management of a minor abnormal Pap smear: Evaluation of a decision aid to support informed choice. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(3), 473-481. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Sharrett, A., Klein, B., Wang, J., Chambless, L., Wong, T. (2008). Risk Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Based on Retinal Vascular Caliber (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities [ARIC] Study). The American Journal of Cardiology, 102(1), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Chan, S., Deeks, J., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2008). Three methods to construct predictive models using logistic regression and likelihood ratios to facilitate adjustment for pretest probability give similar results. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(1), 52-63. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Irwig, L., Craig, J., Macaskill, P. (2008). Use of randomised trials to decide when to monitor response to new treatment. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 336, 361-365. [More Information]
  • Davey, E., D'Assuncao, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Richards, A., Farnsworth, A. (2007). Accuracy of reading liquid based cytology slides using the ThinPrep Imager compared with conventional cytology: prospective study. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 335(7609), 31-39. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., D'Assuncao, J., Richards, A., Farnsworth, A. (2007). Cervical cytology reading times: A comparison between thinprep imager and conventional methods. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 35(9), 550-4. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Karplus, T., Yung, W., Hodson, E., Craig, J. (2007). Comparative accuracy of renal duplex sonographic parameters in the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis: paired and unpaired analysis. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 188(3), 798-811. [More Information]
  • McLeod, J., Barnett, M., Macaskill, P., Williams, D. (2007). Long-term prognosis of multiple sclerosis in Australia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 256, 35-38. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Elder, G., Strippoli, G. (2007). Meta-analysis: vitamin D compounds in chronic kidney disease. Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(12), 840-853. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2007). Ordering of renal tract imaging by pediatricians after urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(4), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Davey, E., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Mannes, P., Saville, A. (2006). Effect of study design and quality on unsatisfactory rates, cytology classifications, and accuracy in liquid-based versus conventional cervical cytology: a systematic review. The Lancet, 367(9505), 122-132. [More Information]
  • Jabbour, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Hennessy, M. (2006). Intraocular lens power in bilateral cataract surgery: Whether adjusting for error of predicted refraction in the first eye improves prediction in the second eye. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 32(12), 2091-2097. [More Information]
  • Davey, E., Barratt, A., Macaskill, P., Saville, A. (2006). Liquid-based versus conventional cervical cytology - Reply. The Lancet, 367(9521), 1482-1483.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Houssami, N. (2006). New methods give better estimates of changes in diagnostic accuracy when prior information is provided. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 299-307. [More Information]
  • Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter, S. (2006). Re: In response to the correspondence arising from Twisk and Proper: evaluation of the results of a randomized controlled trial: how to define changes between baseline and follow-up. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 323-323.
  • Tew, K., Irwig, L., Matthews, A., Crowe, P., Macaskill, P. (2005). Meta-analysis of sentinel node imprint cytology in breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 92(9), 1068-1080. [More Information]
  • Tran, T., Mulhall, B., Macaskill, P., Nguyen, T. (2005). Risk factors for HIV infection in a gynaeco-obstetric population in Vietnam--a case-control study. Sexual Health, 2(2), 71-75. [More Information]
  • Deeks, J., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2005). The performance of tests of publication bias and other sample size effects in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy was assessed. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58(9), 882-893. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Farnsworth, A., Wright, R., McCool, J., Barratt, A., Simpson, J. (2004). A randomized crossover trial of PAPNET for primary cervical screening. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57(1), 75-81.
  • Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter, S. (2004). Adjustment For Baseline Measurement Error In Randomized Controlled Trials Induces Bias. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 25(4), 408-416. [More Information]
  • Macaskill, P. (2004). Empirical Bayes Estimates Generated In A Hierarchical Summary Roc Analysis Agreed Closely With Those Of A Full Bayesian Analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57(9), 925-932. [More Information]
  • Chen, J., Conigrave, K., Macaskill, P., Whitfield, J., Irwig, L. (2003). Combining carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase to increase diagnostic accuracy for problem drinking. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 38(6), 574-582.
  • Barnett, M., Williams, D., Day, S., Macaskill, P., McLeod, J. (2003). Progressive increase in incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Newcastle, Australia: a 35-year study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 213(1-2), 1-6.
  • Berry, G., Smith, C., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2002). Analytic methods for comparing two dichotomous screening or diagnostic tests applied to two populations of differing disease prevalence when individuals negative on both tests are unverified. Statistics in Medicine, 21(6), 853-862. [More Information]
  • Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Irwig, L., Franco, E. (2002). Assessing the gain in diagnostic performance when combining two diagnostic tests. Statistics in Medicine, 21(17), 2527-2546. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Okley, A., Chey, T., Bauman, A., Macaskill, P. (2002). Epidemiology of physical activity participation among New South Wales school students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(4), 371-374.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2002). Evidence relevant to the investigation of breast symptoms: the triple test. The Breast, 11(3), 215-220.
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., Macaskill, P. (2002). The comparative sensitivity of mammography and ultrasound in women with breast symptoms: an age specific analysis. The Breast, 11(2), 125-130.
  • Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter Stephen, D. (2001). A comparison of methods to detect publication bias in meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine, 20, 641-654.
  • Ivers, R., Macaskill, P., Cumming, R., Mitchell, P. (2001). Sensitivity and specificity of tests to detect eye disease in an older population. Ophthalmology, 108, 968-975.
  • Hammond, S., McLeod, J., Macaskill, P., English, D. (2000). Multiple sclerosis in Australia: prognostic factors. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 7(1), 16-19.
  • Scouller, K., Conigrave, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Whitfield, J. (2000). Should we use carbohydrate-deficient transferrin instead of gamma-glutamyltransferase for detecting problem drinkers? A systematic review and metaanalysis. Clinical Chemistry (Washington, DC), 46, 1894-1902.

Conferences

  • Kim, S., Macaskill, P., Sureshkumar, P., Hodson, E., Williams, R., Vukasin, N., Kearns, R., Daylight, J., Lyle, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevalence of early markers of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease in aboriginal and non-aboriginal children: results of 6 year population based cohort study. World Congress of Nephrology 2013, Brussels, Belgium: International Society of Nephrology.
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Macaskill, P., Latimer, J., Koss, W., Pik, J. (2011). Can MRI fi ndings differentiate between patients with low back pain and controls? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Craig, J., Jones, M., Codarini, M., Macaskill, P., Williams, G. (2006). Incremental diagnostic accuracy of dipstick urinalysis for the diagnosis of UTI compared with clinical evaluation alone in young children presenting with a febrile illness. 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Craig, J. (2004). How accurate are the simple and quick tests to diagnose urinary tract infection in children? IPNA meeting, 13th Congress.
  • Codarini, M., Williams, G., Chan, S., Craig, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M. (2004). Outcomes for children with fever presenting to a Paediatric Emergency Department. Royal Australasian College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting. British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Williams, G., Karplus, T., Hodson, E., Yung, W., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Craig, J. (2002). Accuracy of ultrasonography for renal artery stenosis: a meta-analysis of diagnostic test studies. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

Report

  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Simpson, J., Van Vilet, C. (2001). The design of pilot implementation colorectal cancer screening in Australia: providing information to improve the cost-effectiveness of national screening.

2014

  • McGeechan, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bossuyt, P. (2014). An assessment of the relationship between clinical utility and predictive ability measures and the impact of mean risk in the population. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 86. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Turnbull, L., McCready, D., Tuttle, T., Vapiwala, N., Solin, L. (2014). An Individual Person Data Meta-Analysis of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Breast Cancer Recurrence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(5), 392-401. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., et al (2014). Breast screening using 2D-mammography or integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) for single-reading or double-reading - Evidence to guide future screening strategies. European Journal of Cancer, 50(10), 1799-1807. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Macaskill, P., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Effect of integrating 3D-mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography on radiologists' true-positive and false-positive detection in a population breast screening trial. European Journal of Cancer, 50(7), 1232-1238. [More Information]
  • Caumo, F., Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Incremental effect from integrating 3D-mammography (tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography: Increased breast cancer detection evident for screening centres in a population-based trial. The Breast, 23(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Downie, A., Williams, C., Henschke, N., Hancock, M., Ostelo, R., de Vet, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2014). Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(20), 1518.
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Marinovich, M., Morrow, M. (2014). The association of surgical margins and local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy: a meta-analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(3), 717-730. [More Information]
  • De, S., Williams, G., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M., Isaacs, D., Craig, J. (2014). Value of white cell count in predicting serious bacterial infection in febrile children under 5 years of age. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, 99(6), 493-499. [More Information]

2013

  • De, S., Williams, G., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M., Isaacs, D., Craig, J. (2013). Accuracy of the "traffic light" clinical decision rule for serious bacterial infections in young children with fever: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 346, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Macaskill, P., et al (2013). Integration of 3D digital mammography with tomosynthesis for population breast-cancer screening (STORM): a prospective comparison study. The Lancet Oncology, 14(7), 583-589. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Sardanelli, F., von Minckwitz, G., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2013). Meta-analysis of agreement between MRI and pathologic breast tumour size after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. British Journal of Cancer, 109(6), 1528-1536. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Sardanelli, F., Irwig, L., Mamounas, E., von Minckwitz, G., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S. (2013). Meta-Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Detecting Residual Breast Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(5), 321-333. [More Information]
  • Kim, S., Macaskill, P., Sureshkumar, P., Hodson, E., Williams, R., Vukasin, N., Kearns, R., Daylight, J., Lyle, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevalence of early markers of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease in aboriginal and non-aboriginal children: results of 6 year population based cohort study. World Congress of Nephrology 2013, Brussels, Belgium: International Society of Nephrology.
  • Downie, A., Williams, C., Henschke, N., Hancock, M., Ostelo, R., de Vet, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2013). Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 347, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Henschke, N., Maher, C., Ostelo, R., de Ver, H., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2013). Red flags to screen for malignancy in patients with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2), 1-42. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Henschke, N., Maher, C., van Tulder, M., Koes, B., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2013). Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, 1-56. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Rickards, L., Turner, R., Bogduk, N. (2013). The reliability of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Kerr, M., Fitzgerald, D., Isaacs, D., Codarini, M., McCaskill, M., Prelog, K., Craig, J. (2013). Variability and accuracy in interpretation of consolidation on chest radiography for diagnosing pneumonia in children under 5 years of age. Pediatric Pulmonology, 48(12), 1195-1200. [More Information]

2012

  • Turner, R., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Reddel, H. (2012). Control charts demonstrated limited utility for the monitoring of lung function in asthma. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(1), 53-61. [More Information]
  • Marinovich, M., Sardanelli, F., Ciatto, S., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., von Minckwitz, G., Houssami, N. (2012). Early prediction of pathologic response to neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer: Systematic review of the accuracy of MRI. The Breast, 21(5), 669-677. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Irwig, L. (2012). Effect of dependent errors in the assessment of diagnostic or screening test accuracy when the reference standard is imperfect. Statistics in Medicine, 31(11-12), 1129-1138. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., von Minckwitz, G., Marinovich, M., Mamounas, E. (2012). Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer, 48(18), 3342-3354. [More Information]
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Macaskill, P., Latimer, J., Kos, W., Pik, J. (2012). MRI findings are more common in selected patients with acute low back pain than controls? European Spine Journal, 21(2), 240-246. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., McCaffery, K., Irwig, L. (2012). Optimal allocation of participants for the estimation of selection, preference and treatment effects in the two-stage randomised trial design. Statistics in Medicine, 31(13), 1307-1322. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Irwig, L. (2012). Patients who take their symptoms less seriously are more likely to have colorectal cancer. BMC Gastroenterology, 12, 1-9. [More Information]

2011

  • Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Marinovich, M., Bianchi, S., Macaskill, P., Vezzosi, V., Mamounas, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Accuracy of a Preoperative Model for Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer in Women with Ductal Carcinoma-in-situ on Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(5), 1364-1371. [More Information]
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Macaskill, P., Latimer, J., Koss, W., Pik, J. (2011). Can MRI fi ndings differentiate between patients with low back pain and controls? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • McCaffery, K., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Chan, S., Irwig, L. (2011). Determining the Impact of Informed Choice : Separating Treatment Effects from the Effects of Choice and Selection in Randomized Trials. Medical Decision Making: an international journal, 31(2), 229-236. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Turner, R., Ciatto, S., Marinovich, M., French, J., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2011). Ductal Carcinoma in Situ at Core-Needle Biopsy: Meta-Analysis of Underestimation and Predictors of Invasive Breast Cancer. Radiology, 260(1), 119-128. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Balleine, R., Bilous, M., Pegram, M. (2011). HER2 discordance between primary breast cancer and its paired metastasis: Tumor biology or test artefact? Insights through meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 129(3), 659-674. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Walter, S. (2011). Interval Estimation for the Difference of Two Independent Variances. Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 40(5), 744-758. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Katelaris, P., Irwig, L. (2011). Most bowel cancer symptoms do not indicate colorectal cancer and polyps: a systematic review. BMC Gastroenterology, 11, 65-1-65-10. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H., Macaskill, P. (2011). Preoperative Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy of Axillary Nodes in Invasive Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Its Accuracy and Utility in Staging the Axilla. Annals of Surgery, 254(2), 243-251. [More Information]
  • Sterne, J., Sutton, A., Ioannidis, J., Terrin, N., Jones, D., Lau, J., Carpenter, J., Rucker, G., Harbord, R., Schmid, C., Macaskill, P., et al (2011). Recommendations for examining and interpreting funnel plot asymmetry in meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 343, 302-307. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, F., Craig, J., Elder, G., Strippoli, G. (2011). Serum Levels of Phosphorus, Parathyroid Hormone, and Calcium and Risks of Death and Cardiovascular Disease in Individuals With Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(11), 1119-1127. [More Information]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Tong, A., Bourke, M., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Hope, R., Williams, N., Kieu, A., Allen, R., Chadban, S., Pollock, C., Webster, A., Craig, J., et al (2011). Test performance of faecal occult blood testing for the detection of bowel cancer in people with chronic kidney disease (DETECT) protocol. BMC Public Health, 11(June), 516-(7pp). [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Katelaris, P., Irwig, L. (2011). The value of age and medical history for predicting colorectal cancer and adenomas in people referred for colonoscopy. BMC Gastroenterology, 11(2011), Article number 97-1-Article number 97-10. [More Information]
  • Walter, S., Forbes, A., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2011). When should one adjust for measurement error in baseline variables in observational studies? Biometrical Journal, 53(1), 28-39. [More Information]

2010

  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Turner, R., Hodson, E., Craig, J. (2010). Absolute and relative accuracy of rapid urine tests for urinary tract infection in children: a meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 10(4), 240-250. [More Information]
  • Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bossuyt, P. (2010). Appropriate statistical methods are required to assess diagnostic tests for replacement, add-on, and triage. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(8), 883-891. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Marinovich, M., Dixon, J., Irwig, L., Brennan, M., Solin, L. (2010). Meta-analysis of the impact of surgical margins on local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy. European Journal of Cancer, 46(18), 3219-3232. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Neal, B., Fox, K., Remme, W., Asselbergs, F., van Gilst, W., MacMahon, S., Irwig, L., et al (2010). Monitoring Initial Response to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Based Regimens. An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis From Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials. Hypertension, 56(3), 533-539. [More Information]
  • Cross, N., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Webster, A., Wong, G., O'Connell, P., Chapman, J., Nankivell, B., Craig, J. (2010). Optimizing Serum Creatinine Monitoring For The Rapid Detection Of Complications In The Early Post-Kidney Transplant Period. Transplantation, 90(Suppl 2:977), 977.
  • Cross, N., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Webster, A., O'Connell, P., Chapman, J., Nankivell, B., Craig, J. (2010). Prediction of Serum Creatinine In The First Month Following Uncomplicated Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation, 90(Suppl 2:876), 876.
  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Turner, R., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E., Barratt, A. (2010). Psychosocial outcomes of three triage methods for the management of borderline abnormal cervical smears: an open randomised trial. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 340, b4491-1-b4491-13. [More Information]
  • Wang, L., Macaskill, P., Fahim, M., Craig, J., Mitchell, R., Hayen, A., Baines, L., Lord, S., Webster, A. (2010). Screening Tests for Coronary Artery Disease in Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy. Transplantation, 90(Suppl), 211-211.
  • Bell, K., Irwig, L., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2010). Should response rules be used to decide continued subsidy of very expensive drugs? A checklist for decision makers. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 19(1), 99-105. [More Information]
  • Craig, J., Williams, G., Jones, M., Codarini, M., Macaskill, P., Hayen, A., Irwig, L., Fitzgerald, D., Isaacs, D., McCaskill, M. (2010). The accuracy of clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of serious bacterial infection in young febrile children: prospective cohort study of 15 781 febrile illnesses. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 340, c1594-1-c1594-12. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Bogduk, N. (2010). The development of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(8), 854-861. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Ensrud, K., Bauer, D. (2010). The Value of Routine BMD Monitoring After Starting Bisphosphonate Treatment. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 25(1), 173-174. [More Information]
  • Adelstein, B., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Turner, R., Chan, S., Katelaris, P. (2010). Who needs colonoscopy to identify colorectal cancer? Bowel symptoms do not add substantially to age and other medical history. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32(2), 270-281. [More Information]

2009

  • Davey, E., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Clarke, J., Thurloe, J., Hyne, S., Biro, C. (2009). Does providing previous results change the accuracy of cervical cytology? Acta Cytologica, 53(6), 644-652. [More Information]
  • Buntinx, F., Aertgeerts, B., Macaskill, P. (2009). Guidelines for conducting systematic reviews of studies evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests. In J. Andre Knottnerus, Frank Buntinx (Eds.), The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and Methods of Diagnostic Research, (pp. 180-212). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., Lord, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Dixon, J., Warren, R., Ciatto, S. (2009). Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening of the Contralateral Breast in Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Incremental Cancer Detection and Impact on Surgical Management. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(33), 5640-5649. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Klein, B., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Vingerling, J., de Jong, P., et al (2009). Meta-analysis: retinal vessel caliber and risk for coronary heart disease. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(6), 404-413. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Neal, B., Irwig, L. (2009). Mixed models showed no need for initial response monitoring after starting antihypertensive therapy. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62, 650-659. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Klein, B., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Vingerling, J., de Jong, P., et al (2009). Prediction of incident stroke events based on retinal vessel caliber: a systematic review and individual-participant meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170(11), 1323-1332. [More Information]
  • Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Bogduk, N. (2009). Reliability of physical examination for diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: A systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain, 25(1), 80-89. [More Information]
  • Warren, R., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Black, R., Houssami, N. (2009). Technical aspects of breast MRI--do they affect outcomes? European Radiology, 19(7), 1629-1638. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Craig, J., Ensrud, K., Bauer, D. (2009). Value of routine monitoring of bone mineral density after starting bisphosphonate treatment: secondary analysis of trial data. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 338(b2266), b2266-1-b2266-5. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Craig, J., Elder, G., Macaskill, P., Strippoli, G. (2009). Vitamin D compounds for people with chronic kidney disease not requiring dialysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article number CD008175(4), 1-47.
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Craig, J., Elder, G., Macaskill, P., Strippoli, G. (2009). Vitamin D compounds for people with chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Pages CD005633(4), 1-120.

2008

  • Adelstein, B., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Katelaris, P., Jones, D., Bokey, E. (2008). A self administered reliable questionnaire to assess lower bowel symptoms. BMC Gastroenterology, 8(8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Warren, R., Dixon, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Accuracy and Surgical Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer Staging: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Detection of Multifocal and Multicentric Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(19), 3248-3258. [More Information]
  • McGeechan, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Liew, G., Wong, T. (2008). Assessing New Biomarkers and Predictive Models for Use in Clinical Practice. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(21), 2304-2310. [More Information]
  • Macaskill, P. (2008). Control charts and control limits in long-term monitoring. In P Glasziou, L Irwig and J K Aronson (Eds.), Evidence-based Medical Monitoring:From Principles to Practice, (pp. 90-102). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Vestergaard, M., Macaskill, P., Holt, P., Menzies, S. (2008). Dermoscopy compared with naked eye examination for the diagnosis of primary melanoma: a meta-analysis of studies performed in a clinical setting. British Journal of Dermatology, 159, 669-676. [More Information]
  • McCaffery, K., Irwig, L., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Barratt, A., Lewicka, M., Clarke, J., Weisberg, E. (2008). HPV testing versus repeat Pap testing for the management of a minor abnormal Pap smear: Evaluation of a decision aid to support informed choice. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(3), 473-481. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Healey, P., D'Assuncao, J., Macaskill, P. (2008). Monitoring intraocular pressure in glaucoma. In P Glasziou, L Irwig and J K Aronson (Eds.), Evidence-based Medical Monitoring:From Principles to Practice, (pp. 325-334). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • McGeechan, K., Liew, G., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Klein, R., Sharrett, A., Klein, B., Wang, J., Chambless, L., Wong, T. (2008). Risk Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Based on Retinal Vascular Caliber (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities [ARIC] Study). The American Journal of Cardiology, 102(1), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Chan, S., Deeks, J., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2008). Three methods to construct predictive models using logistic regression and likelihood ratios to facilitate adjustment for pretest probability give similar results. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(1), 52-63. [More Information]
  • Bell, K., Irwig, L., Craig, J., Macaskill, P. (2008). Use of randomised trials to decide when to monitor response to new treatment. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 336, 361-365. [More Information]

2007

  • Davey, E., D'Assuncao, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Richards, A., Farnsworth, A. (2007). Accuracy of reading liquid based cytology slides using the ThinPrep Imager compared with conventional cytology: prospective study. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 335(7609), 31-39. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., D'Assuncao, J., Richards, A., Farnsworth, A. (2007). Cervical cytology reading times: A comparison between thinprep imager and conventional methods. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 35(9), 550-4. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Karplus, T., Yung, W., Hodson, E., Craig, J. (2007). Comparative accuracy of renal duplex sonographic parameters in the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis: paired and unpaired analysis. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 188(3), 798-811. [More Information]
  • McLeod, J., Barnett, M., Macaskill, P., Williams, D. (2007). Long-term prognosis of multiple sclerosis in Australia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 256, 35-38. [More Information]
  • Palmer, S., McGregor, D., Macaskill, P., Craig, J., Elder, G., Strippoli, G. (2007). Meta-analysis: vitamin D compounds in chronic kidney disease. Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(12), 840-853. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2007). Ordering of renal tract imaging by pediatricians after urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(4), 271-279. [More Information]

2006

  • Davey, E., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Mannes, P., Saville, A. (2006). Effect of study design and quality on unsatisfactory rates, cytology classifications, and accuracy in liquid-based versus conventional cervical cytology: a systematic review. The Lancet, 367(9505), 122-132. [More Information]
  • Craig, J., Jones, M., Codarini, M., Macaskill, P., Williams, G. (2006). Incremental diagnostic accuracy of dipstick urinalysis for the diagnosis of UTI compared with clinical evaluation alone in young children presenting with a febrile illness. 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.
  • Jabbour, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Hennessy, M. (2006). Intraocular lens power in bilateral cataract surgery: Whether adjusting for error of predicted refraction in the first eye improves prediction in the second eye. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 32(12), 2091-2097. [More Information]
  • Davey, E., Barratt, A., Macaskill, P., Saville, A. (2006). Liquid-based versus conventional cervical cytology - Reply. The Lancet, 367(9521), 1482-1483.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Houssami, N. (2006). New methods give better estimates of changes in diagnostic accuracy when prior information is provided. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 299-307. [More Information]
  • Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter, S. (2006). Re: In response to the correspondence arising from Twisk and Proper: evaluation of the results of a randomized controlled trial: how to define changes between baseline and follow-up. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 323-323.

2005

  • Macaskill, P., Glasziou, P., Irwig, L. (2005). Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Tests. In Peter Armitage and Theodore Colton (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biostatistics – 2nd Edition, (pp. 3213-3221). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Tew, K., Irwig, L., Matthews, A., Crowe, P., Macaskill, P. (2005). Meta-analysis of sentinel node imprint cytology in breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 92(9), 1068-1080. [More Information]
  • Tran, T., Mulhall, B., Macaskill, P., Nguyen, T. (2005). Risk factors for HIV infection in a gynaeco-obstetric population in Vietnam--a case-control study. Sexual Health, 2(2), 71-75. [More Information]
  • Deeks, J., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2005). The performance of tests of publication bias and other sample size effects in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy was assessed. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58(9), 882-893. [More Information]

2004

  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Farnsworth, A., Wright, R., McCool, J., Barratt, A., Simpson, J. (2004). A randomized crossover trial of PAPNET for primary cervical screening. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57(1), 75-81.
  • Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter, S. (2004). Adjustment For Baseline Measurement Error In Randomized Controlled Trials Induces Bias. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 25(4), 408-416. [More Information]
  • Macaskill, P. (2004). Empirical Bayes Estimates Generated In A Hierarchical Summary Roc Analysis Agreed Closely With Those Of A Full Bayesian Analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57(9), 925-932. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Craig, J. (2004). How accurate are the simple and quick tests to diagnose urinary tract infection in children? IPNA meeting, 13th Congress.
  • Codarini, M., Williams, G., Chan, S., Craig, J., Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., McCaskill, M. (2004). Outcomes for children with fever presenting to a Paediatric Emergency Department. Royal Australasian College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting. British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

2003

  • Chen, J., Conigrave, K., Macaskill, P., Whitfield, J., Irwig, L. (2003). Combining carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase to increase diagnostic accuracy for problem drinking. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 38(6), 574-582.
  • Barnett, M., Williams, D., Day, S., Macaskill, P., McLeod, J. (2003). Progressive increase in incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Newcastle, Australia: a 35-year study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 213(1-2), 1-6.
  • Walter Stephen, D., Macaskill, P. (2003). The summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve. In Shein-Chung Chow (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, (pp. 884-891). Informa Healthcare.

2002

  • Williams, G., Karplus, T., Hodson, E., Yung, W., Macaskill, P., Chan, S., Craig, J. (2002). Accuracy of ultrasonography for renal artery stenosis: a meta-analysis of diagnostic test studies. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.
  • Berry, G., Smith, C., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L. (2002). Analytic methods for comparing two dichotomous screening or diagnostic tests applied to two populations of differing disease prevalence when individuals negative on both tests are unverified. Statistics in Medicine, 21(6), 853-862. [More Information]
  • Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Irwig, L., Franco, E. (2002). Assessing the gain in diagnostic performance when combining two diagnostic tests. Statistics in Medicine, 21(17), 2527-2546. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Okley, A., Chey, T., Bauman, A., Macaskill, P. (2002). Epidemiology of physical activity participation among New South Wales school students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(4), 371-374.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2002). Evidence relevant to the investigation of breast symptoms: the triple test. The Breast, 11(3), 215-220.
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., Macaskill, P. (2002). The comparative sensitivity of mammography and ultrasound in women with breast symptoms: an age specific analysis. The Breast, 11(2), 125-130.

2001

  • Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Walter Stephen, D. (2001). A comparison of methods to detect publication bias in meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine, 20, 641-654.
  • Ivers, R., Macaskill, P., Cumming, R., Mitchell, P. (2001). Sensitivity and specificity of tests to detect eye disease in an older population. Ophthalmology, 108, 968-975.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Simpson, J., Van Vilet, C. (2001). The design of pilot implementation colorectal cancer screening in Australia: providing information to improve the cost-effectiveness of national screening.

2000

  • Hammond, S., McLeod, J., Macaskill, P., English, D. (2000). Multiple sclerosis in Australia: prognostic factors. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 7(1), 16-19.
  • Scouller, K., Conigrave, K., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Whitfield, J. (2000). Should we use carbohydrate-deficient transferrin instead of gamma-glutamyltransferase for detecting problem drinkers? A systematic review and metaanalysis. Clinical Chemistry (Washington, DC), 46, 1894-1902.

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