Methodological aspects for future in the TJR research

Cuthbert et al. published a study in CORR titled “What Is the Effect of Using a competing-risks Estimator when Predicting Survivorship After Joint Arthroplasty: A Comparison of Approaches to Survivorship Estimation in a Large Registry“. They recommend using competing risk approach when assessing long-term survival of total joint replacements. This is of course an important […]

Mesmerized by clinical prediction models

I am not a surgical oncologist but I came across with this study:  A deep survival interpretable radiomics model of hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Authors conclude: In summary, novel deep radiomic analysis provides improved performance for risk assessment of HCC prognosis compared with Cox survival models and may facilitate stratification of HCC patients and personalization of […]

Problems in all-cause revision analyses in total joint replacement research?

I had a chance to collaborate with Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association in a study published in the Acta Orthopaedica last year. Study was titled “The effect of fixation type on the survivorship of contemporary total knee arthroplasty in patients younger than 65 years of age: a register-based study of 115,177 knees in the Nordic Arthroplasty […]