Table 2

Sensitivity and specificity of clinical algorithms published since 2006

Sensitivity, %Specificity, %Demonstration of MSU crystals in cases
Mexico, 2010 30
Vazquez-Mellado et al 96 0.970.95Yes
Taylor et al 67
 Less than 2 years0.870.66Yes
 More than 2 years0.980.34Yes
Jatuworapruk et al 97
 Less than 2 years0.880.81Yes
 More than 2 years0.990.3Yes
Netherlands, 2010 26 Yes
Taylor et al 67
 Less than 2 years0.870.75Yes
 More than 2 years0.960.47Yes
Jatuworapruk et al 97
 Less than 2 years0.730.85Yes
 More than 2 years0.910.5Yes
Paris, 2015 29 0.880.93Yes
ACR/ Eular, 2015 28
 Clinical only0.850.78Yes
 Full set (with imaging)0.920.89Yes
  • MSU, monosodium urate.