Differential Diagnosis

Medical / Technology / Education feed

Flare - an app that connects people and emergency response vehicles in Kenya. "How a speedy emergency services app

blog post image Flare - an app that connects people and emergency response vehicles in Kenya. "How a speedy emergency services app is saving lives: Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that."

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever: Researchers say it's "essentially capturing

blog post image A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever: Researchers say it's "essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle."

A cross-sectional examination of psychological distress, positive mental health and their predictors in medical students

blog post image A cross-sectional examination of psychological distress, positive mental health and their predictors in medical students in their clinical clerkships: Medical students can experience the transition from theory to clinical clerkships as stressful. Scientific literature on the mental health of clinical...

Linking primary schools and care homes with letter writing pen pals. A great initiative that helps language skills and creative

blog post image Linking primary schools and care homes with letter writing pen pals. A great initiative that helps language skills and creative writing for children whilst also enabling otherwise isolated elders share memories and make new friends. I heard this story first on the radio with great examples of the types...

The surfer who has only one leg: Pegleg takes surfing in his stride thanks to a prosthetic limb.

blog post image The surfer who has only one leg: Pegleg takes surfing in his stride thanks to a prosthetic limb.

How this local news co-op gets its members interested: Getting them involved in the production of news: The Bristol Cable

blog post image How this local news co-op gets its members interested: Getting them involved in the production of news: The Bristol Cable now has a solid stable of members who can be involved in every stage — from pitching story ideas to assisting in investigations to delivering the quarterly print paper.

How one country persuaded teens to give up drink and drugs: Iceland used to have a big teenage drinking, smoking and drug

blog post image How one country persuaded teens to give up drink and drugs: Iceland used to have a big teenage drinking, smoking and drug problem. Now it doesn't.

Algorithm outperforms radiologists at diagnosing pneumonia | Stanford News: In just over a month of development, their algorithm

blog post image Algorithm outperforms radiologists at diagnosing pneumonia | Stanford News: In just over a month of development, their algorithm outperformed expert radiologists at diagnosing pneumonia.

Towards a Competence-Based Course Authoring Tool Supporting Learning Management Systems: To establish a more comparable,

blog post image Towards a Competence-Based Course Authoring Tool Supporting Learning Management Systems: To establish a more comparable, compatible, and coherent system of higher education in Europe, the so-called Bologna Process (BP) has been adopted. As a measure to improve comparability, the BP requires that every...

A model for the use of blended learning in large group teaching sessions: Although blended learning has the potential to

blog post image A model for the use of blended learning in large group teaching sessions: Although blended learning has the potential to enhance the student experience, both in terms of engagement and flexibility, it can be difficult to effectively restructure existing courses. To achieve these goals for an introductory...

Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less

blog post image Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less didactic lecture-based teaching. This creates new challenges and opportunities in how students are best supported with information technology. We explored how university-supported...

The DPCC-MS communication skills competency instrument. A simple 5 item instrument. "Validation of the 5-item doctor-patient

blog post image The DPCC-MS communication skills competency instrument. A simple 5 item instrument. "Validation of the 5-item doctor-patient communication competency instrument for medical students (DPCC-MS) using two years of assessment data: Medical students on clinical rotations have to be assessed on several...

Could analysing personalised learning be better matched if physicians are first classified into competency groups? Using

blog post image Could analysing personalised learning be better matched if physicians are first classified into competency groups? Using latent class analysis to identify physician competency reveals four distinct subgroups in this cross-sectional study in China. The survey tool is large at over 100 items long but included...

What do Japanese residents learn from treating dying patients? The implications for training in end-of-life care: How medical

blog post image What do Japanese residents learn from treating dying patients? The implications for training in end-of-life care: How medical residents’ experiences with care for dying patients affect their emotional well-being, their learning outcomes, and the formation of their professional identities is not...

Are other specialties becoming de-skilled? Tony James - a geriatrician colleague of mine from my time in Bridgend - puts

blog post image Are other specialties becoming de-skilled? Tony James - a geriatrician colleague of mine from my time in Bridgend - puts the question. A generation of Doctors unable to look after their patients?: Dr Anthony James is a Consultant Physician at Princess of Wales Hospital. There have been many changes...

The Health and Social Care Act of 2012 - making GPs lead Clinical Commissioning Groups - did not reduce overall hospitalisations

blog post image The Health and Social Care Act of 2012 - making GPs lead Clinical Commissioning Groups - did not reduce overall hospitalisations study concludes. "[G]iving control of healthcare budgets to GP-led CCGs was not associated with a reduction in overall hospitalisations and was associated with an increase...

Denying patients NHS treatment based on lifestyle factors is not conducive to a good doctor-patient relationship. In response

blog post image Denying patients NHS treatment based on lifestyle factors is not conducive to a good doctor-patient relationship. In response to the Hertfordshire Valley CCG’s decision to restrict access to routine surgery until morbidly obese patients have lost weight, or smokers have given up, as discussed...

Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors - Hospital Dr

blog post image Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors - Hospital Dr

Child patient returns to work on ward: Lauren Culley, 22, spent a large part of her childhood at the hospital. Now she works

blog post image Child patient returns to work on ward: Lauren Culley, 22, spent a large part of her childhood at the hospital. Now she works there.

Jarisch-Herxheimer and Lyme disease: When patients diagnosed with chronic Lyme are treated, no matter what happens as a

blog post image Jarisch-Herxheimer and Lyme disease: When patients diagnosed with chronic Lyme are treated, no matter what happens as a response to the treatment is considered by believers to be evidence in support of the diagnosis. If they get bette…