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Two questions may be enough - screening for depression in patients with psoriasis

blog post image Two questions may be enough - screening for depression in patients with psoriasis: a multicenter study - PubMed: In specialized psoriatic outpatient clinics, a BDI-II score ≥ 13 was present in almost every fourth patient despite a low median PASI. The Whooley questions might be easy to use as a screening...

Using Machine Learning to Detect Deficient Coverage in Colonoscopy Screenings

blog post image Using Machine Learning to Detect Deficient Coverage in Colonoscopy Screenings: Posted by Daniel Freedman and Ehud Rivlin, Research Scientists, Google Health "In “Detecting Deficient Coverage in Colonoscopies”, we introduce the Colonoscopy Coverage Deficiency via Depth algorithm, or C2D2, a machine...

Deep learning-based, computer-aided classifier developed with dermoscopic images shows comparable performance to 164 dermatologists

blog post image Deep learning-based, computer-aided classifier developed with dermoscopic images shows comparable performance to 164 dermatologists in cutaneous disease diagnosis in the Chinese population - PubMed: The performance of CNN developed with relatively modest number of dermoscopic images of skin tumors and...

Exploring Faster Screening with Fewer Tests via Bayesian Group Testing:

blog post image "Exploring Faster Screening with Fewer Tests via Bayesian Group Testing: Posted by Marco Cuturi and Jean-Philippe Vert, Research Scientists, Google Research, Brain Team How does one find a needle in a haystack..." Testing a population of 16 where only one is positive would require 16 tests. However,...

Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

blog post image Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic: A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. “The idea of using predictive computer models for “in silico” screening is not new, but until now, these models were not sufficiently...

Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: This 2018 Recommendation

blog post image Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65...

Reducing patient mortality, length of stay and readmissions through machine learning-based sepsis prediction in the emergency

Reducing patient mortality, length of stay and readmissions through machine learning-based sepsis prediction in the emergency department, intensive care unit and hospital floor units. Sepsis management is a challenge for hospitals nationwide, as severe sepsis carries high mortality rates and costs...

The secret of passing the MRCP part 1 exam. You may not like the answer but read on ... Going on the right course? Reading

blog post image The secret of passing the MRCP part 1 exam. You may not like the answer but read on ... Going on the right course? Reading the right books? Forming a question group? Signing up to an online question bank? Doing the right job whilst sitting the exam? Joining a Facebook forum? Doing past papers? All of...

Efficacy and effectiveness of screen and treat policies in prevention of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis

blog post image Efficacy and effectiveness of screen and treat policies in prevention of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of screening tests and interventions: Objectives  To assess diagnostic accuracy of screening tests for pre-diabetes and efficacy of interventions (lifestyle or metformin) in...

Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons. No this is not an April Fool story ... The APOPO centre

blog post image Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons. No this is not an April Fool story ... The APOPO centre is alive and active. “We believe our unique TB Detection Rat technology will prove itself as an effective mass-screening tool," said APOPO's U.S. director, Charlie Richter....

Smartphone-Based Visual Acuity Measurement for Screening and Clinical Assessment: This commentary discusses a study published

blog post image Smartphone-Based Visual Acuity Measurement for Screening and Clinical Assessment: This commentary discusses a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology that describes the accuracy of a smartphone-based visual acuity test for detecting visual impairment in rural Kenya. Christopher J. Brady. Allen O. Eghrari....

Web module helps patients decide about lung cancer screening: based decision aid gives current or former smokers individualized

blog post image Web module helps patients decide about lung cancer screening: based decision aid gives current or former smokers individualized feedback on whether or not lung cancer screening is right for them, according to a small study. (http://www.shouldiscreen.com/)

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Revised by American Cancer Society: By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH,

blog post image Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Revised by American Cancer Society: By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM For women at average risk for breast cancer, annual mammography screening should be performed between the ages of 45 and 54 — and …...

Another child with cancer endangered by alternative medicine: Yesterday, I wrote about the winner of the Nobel Prize in

blog post image Another child with cancer endangered by alternative medicine: Yesterday, I wrote about the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Youyou Tu, who, after screening 2,000 herbal treatments from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for anti-malaria activity, finally discovered Artemisinin. She...

Genetic screening for mental health grows rapidly despite little evidence tests work - The Boston Globe: New tests that

blog post image Genetic screening for mental health grows rapidly despite little evidence tests work - The Boston Globe: New tests that identify the best psychiatric drugs for patients based on their DNA have limited science behind them and lots of questions ahead.