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Different approaches for interpretation and reporting of immunohistochemistry analysis results in the bone tissue - a review.

Fedchenko N, Reifenrath J - Diagn Pathol (2014)

Bottom Line: But the lack of standardization, especially on the post-analytical stage (interpreting and reporting of results), makes the comparison of the results of different studies impossible.Six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of IHC analysis results were identified, analyzed and described.The overview of the existing approaches in evaluation and interpretation of IHC data, which are provided in the article, can be used in bone tissue research and for either better understanding of existing scoring systems or developing a new one.

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Affiliation: Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine, Foundation, Bünteweg 9, 30559, Hannover, Germany. fedchenko.nick@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a well-established, widely accepted method in both clinical and experimental parts of medical science. It allows receiving valuable information about any process in any tissue, and especially in bone. Each year the amount of data, received by IHC, grows in geometric progression. But the lack of standardization, especially on the post-analytical stage (interpreting and reporting of results), makes the comparison of the results of different studies impossible.

Methods: Comprehensive PubMED literature search with a combination of search words "immunohistochemistry" and "scoring system" was performed and 773 articles describing IHC results were identified. After further manual analysis 120 articles were selected for detailed evaluation of used approaches.

Results: Six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of IHC analysis results were identified, analyzed and described.

Conclusions: The overview of the existing approaches in evaluation and interpretation of IHC data, which are provided in the article, can be used in bone tissue research and for either better understanding of existing scoring systems or developing a new one. Standard multiparametric, semiquantitative IHC scoring systems should simplify and clarify the process of interpretation and reporting of received data.

Virtual slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/13000_2014_221.

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Fig3: Ratio of different IHC data interpretation and presentation methods in selected articles.

Mentions: A widely accepted scoring system for immunohistochemistry does not exist yet. The amount of IHC markers used in clinical and experimental research is constantly growing, and so do the amount of researches and data in the field. A closer manual analysis of the selected 120 articles allowed us to identify six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of received results (Figure 3).Figure 3


Different approaches for interpretation and reporting of immunohistochemistry analysis results in the bone tissue - a review.

Fedchenko N, Reifenrath J - Diagn Pathol (2014)

Ratio of different IHC data interpretation and presentation methods in selected articles.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4260254&req=5

Fig3: Ratio of different IHC data interpretation and presentation methods in selected articles.
Mentions: A widely accepted scoring system for immunohistochemistry does not exist yet. The amount of IHC markers used in clinical and experimental research is constantly growing, and so do the amount of researches and data in the field. A closer manual analysis of the selected 120 articles allowed us to identify six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of received results (Figure 3).Figure 3

Bottom Line: But the lack of standardization, especially on the post-analytical stage (interpreting and reporting of results), makes the comparison of the results of different studies impossible.Six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of IHC analysis results were identified, analyzed and described.The overview of the existing approaches in evaluation and interpretation of IHC data, which are provided in the article, can be used in bone tissue research and for either better understanding of existing scoring systems or developing a new one.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine, Foundation, Bünteweg 9, 30559, Hannover, Germany. fedchenko.nick@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a well-established, widely accepted method in both clinical and experimental parts of medical science. It allows receiving valuable information about any process in any tissue, and especially in bone. Each year the amount of data, received by IHC, grows in geometric progression. But the lack of standardization, especially on the post-analytical stage (interpreting and reporting of results), makes the comparison of the results of different studies impossible.

Methods: Comprehensive PubMED literature search with a combination of search words "immunohistochemistry" and "scoring system" was performed and 773 articles describing IHC results were identified. After further manual analysis 120 articles were selected for detailed evaluation of used approaches.

Results: Six major approaches to the interpretation and presentation of IHC analysis results were identified, analyzed and described.

Conclusions: The overview of the existing approaches in evaluation and interpretation of IHC data, which are provided in the article, can be used in bone tissue research and for either better understanding of existing scoring systems or developing a new one. Standard multiparametric, semiquantitative IHC scoring systems should simplify and clarify the process of interpretation and reporting of received data.

Virtual slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/13000_2014_221.

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Related in: MedlinePlus