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Erratum: Accuracy of microRNAs as markers for the detection of neck lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

The original article was published in BMC Medicine 2015 13:108

Author´s correction note

Upon reviewing our recently published research article [1], we noticed that some of the data presented in the manuscript and on the tables were incorrectly presented. These mistakes do not change the overall conclusions regarding the high accuracy of miR-203 and miR-205 as diagnostic markers of neck metastases in HNSCC.

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1. (Page 8: End of “Validation and diagnostic accuracy of miR-203 and miR-205 expression in FNA samples”)

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All in all, the sensitivity rate for both markers was 92.9 % (39/42, CI 95 %, 80.5–98.4), with a specificity level of 100 % (71/71, CI 95 %, 94.9–100) (Table 2; Figure 6B).

Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity values of microRNAs evaluated in discriminating metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes in FFPE and FNA biopsies from lymph node samples

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All in all, the sensitivity rate for both markers was 93.3 % (42/45, CI 95 %, 81.7–98.6), with a specificity level of 100 % (68/68, CI 95 %, 94.7–100) (Table 2; Figure 6B).

Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity values of microRNAs evaluated in discriminating metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes in FFPE and FNA biopsies from lymph node samples

2. (Page 8: End of “Validation and diagnostic accuracy of miR-203 and miR-205 expression in FNA samples”)

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Moreover, negative predictive values were of 95.9 % (95 % CI, 88.6–99.1 %) and positive predictive values of 100 % (95 % CI, 90.9–100 %) for both microRNAs (Table 3).

Table 3 Accuracy characteristics of microRNAs in discriminating metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes in FFPE and FNA biopsies from lymph node samples

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Moreover, negative predictive values were of 95.9 % (95 % CI, 88.6–99.1 %) and positive predictive values of 100% (95 % CI, 91.5–100 %) for both microRNAs (Table 3).

Table 3 Accuracy characteristics of microRNAs in discriminating metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes in FFPE and FNA biopsies from lymph node samples

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    de Carvalho AC, Scapulatempo-Neto C, Maia DC, Evangelista AF, Morini MA, Carvalho AL, et al. Accuracy of microRNAs as markers for the detection of neck lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. BMC Med. 2015;13(1):108. doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0350-3.

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Correspondence to André Lopes Carvalho or André Luiz Vettore.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0350-3.

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