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Table 2 Reasons for excluding retrieved articles on cross-sectional studies

From: A systematic critical review on MRI in spondyloarthritis

Study Reasons for exclusion
Ahlstrom H, et al. (1990) [6] < 20 controls
Algin O, et al. (2009) [25] < 20 controls
Algin O, et al. (2010) [26] < 20 controls
Baraliakos X, et al. (2005) [27] No controls
Bejia I, et al. (2004) [28] < 20 cases
Blum U, et al. (1996) [29] Field strength, < 1.5 Tesla
Bochkova AG, et al. (2010) [30] No controls
Bollow M, et al. (1993) [31] Double publication on Bollow et al. [10]
Bollow M, et al. (1994) [32] Double publication on Bollow et al. [10]
Bozgeyik Z, et al. (2008) [33] No controls
Braun J, et al. (1994) [34] < 20 controls
Braun J, et al. (1998) [35] Reference standard (HLA-B27 status) not a clinical diagnosis
Bredella MA, et al. (2006) [36] No controls
Chung H Y, et al. (2011) [37] No controls
Docherty P, et al. (1992) [38] < 20 controls
Friedburg H, et al. (1987) [39] No controls
Gleeson TG, et al. (2005) [40] < 20 cases
Gupta AD, et al. (2009) [41] < 20 controls
Hanly JGJ, et al. (1994) [42] < 20 controls
Heuft-Dorenbosch L, et al. (2006) [43] Reference standard (plain radiographic) not a clinical diagnosis
Heuft-Dorenbosch L, et al. (2006) [44] No controls
Heuft-Dorenbosch L, et al. (2007) [45] No controls
Inanc N, et al. (2005) [46] Reference standard (plain radiographic) not a clinical diagnosis
Jevtic V, et al. (1996) [47] No controls
Liao Z, et al. (2009) [48] No MRI of the control group
Liao Z, et al. (2011) [49] No controls
Luukkainen RK, et al. (2007) [50] No controls
Marc V, et al. (1997) [51] < 20 controls
McNally EG, et al. (2001) [52] < 20 cases
Muche B, et al. (2003) [53] No controls
Murphey MD, et al. (1991) [54] < 20 controls
Orchard TR, et al. (2009) [55] < 20 cases
Peterova V et al. (2006) [56] No controls
Puhakka KB, et al. (2003) [57] No controls
Remy, et al. (1996) [58] No controls
Rennie WJ, et al. (2009) [59] < 20 controls
Rudwaleit M, et al. (2009) [60] < 20 controls
Rudwaleit M, et al. (2009) [8] Insufficient result presentation
Rudwaleit M, et al. (2009) [61] Insufficient result presentation
Sreedhar C, et al. (2006) [62] < 20 cases
Weber U, et al. (2007) [63] < 20 controls
Weber U, et al. (2010) [64] Double publication on Weber et al. [13]
Wecbach et al. (2009) [65] No controls
Wienands K, et al. (1990) [66] No controls
Williamson L, et al. (2004) [67] Reference standard (orthopedic test) not a clinical diagnosis
Wittram C, et al. (1996) [68] < 20 controls
Wittram C, et al. (1996) [69] < 20 controls
Yu W, et al. (1998) [70] < 20 controls
  1. Studies may have met exclusion criteria other than those listed in the table. MRI, magnetic resonance imaging.