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Using Markov chain model to evaluate medical students’ trajectory on progress tests and predict USMLE step 1 scores---a

blog post image Background Medical students must meet curricular expectations and pass national licensing examinations to become physicians. However, no previous studies explicitly modeled stages of medical students acquiring basic science knowledge. In this study, we employed an innovative statistical model to characterize...

Effectiveness of a serious game addressing guideline adherence: cohort study with 1.5-year follow-up Tobias Raupach. Insa

blog post image Background Patients presenting with acute shortness of breath and chest pain should be managed according to guideline recommendations. Serious games can be used to train clinical reasoning. However, only few studies have used outcomes beyond student satisfaction, and most of the published evidence is...

The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air

blog post image Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new air sampler can help monitor for airborne pathogens, and signals renewed interest in bioaerosol surveillance.

Adaptive testing reduces collusion in online tests

blog post image “Rensselaer-developed method proven effective in reducing collusion among students” “When a distanced online test is performed, students receive the same questions, but at varying times depending on their skill level. For instance, students of highest mastery levels receive each question after...

Why Are COVID-19 Case Numbers Dropping?

blog post image "We don’t know. That part is easy. Also easy is that case numbers really are falling — it’s not just reduced testing — and it’s happening pretty much everywhere. Urban areas and rural. Red states and blue. Places with broad vaccine rollouts and those with hardly any. North and South America,...

Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding | Science-Based Medicine: Ed. Note: Today

blog post image Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding | Science-Based Medicine: Ed. Note: Today we present a guest post from Josh Cuevas, a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia. Enjoy! "Since early on...

Cornwall lithium deposits 'globally significant': Cornish Lithium has been testing grades of the metal in deep geothermal

blog post image Cornwall lithium deposits 'globally significant': Cornish Lithium has been testing grades of the metal in deep geothermal waters near Redruth.

A comparison between the effectiveness of a gamified approach with the conventional approach in point-of-care ultrasonographic

blog post image A comparison between the effectiveness of a gamified approach with the conventional approach in point-of-care ultrasonographic training: Although gamification increases user engagement, its effectiveness in point-of-care ultrasonographic training has yet to be fully established. This study was conducted...

A New Era of Coronavirus Testing Is About to Begin: A newly authorized test promises to double America’s monthly testing

blog post image A New Era of Coronavirus Testing Is About to Begin: A newly authorized test promises to double America’s monthly testing capacity, thanks in part to a huge purchase by the Trump administration. Can the test deliver?

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,...

UCL cancer policy update

blog post image “Because of the complexity of delivering better cancer care and the dynamics of NHS funding and introducing better practices in the health service there is a strong case for developing new cancer strategies for all the UK nations for the 2020s. Britain could also benefit from leading an independent...

Milasen - a drug developed for a single patient.

blog post image Patient-Customized Oligonucleotide Therapy for a Rare Genetic Disease | NEJM: Summary Genome sequencing is often pivotal in the diagnosis of rare diseases, but many of these conditions lack specific treatments. We describe how molecular diagnosis of a rare, fatal neurodegenerative condition led to the...

Teaching a difficult topic in medical genetics using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game.

blog post image Teaching a difficult topic using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game: development and evaluation of an e-learning application for medical molecular genetics: E-learning through serious gaming. Teaching concepts such as genetic testing and the digital literacy required to analyse data can...

Closing Knowledge Gaps to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Advance Precision Medicine. "Realizing the promise of precision

blog post image Closing Knowledge Gaps to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Advance Precision Medicine. "Realizing the promise of precision medicine requires patient engagement at the key decision points throughout the cancer journey. Previous research has shown that patients who make the "right" decisions, such as ...

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...

On-site pathology testing in remote Australia benefits patients and cuts costs: Remote Australian Indigenous communities

blog post image On-site pathology testing in remote Australia benefits patients and cuts costs: Remote Australian Indigenous communities are benefiting from the use of portable, point of care testing devices to quickly diagnosis acutely ill patients. The devices are also helping healthcare staff identify patients who...

Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development

blog post image Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development and psychometrics: "Low-stakes tests are becoming increasingly important in international assessments of educational progress, and the validity of these results is essential especially...

Donald Clark Plan B: A/B testing shows that Pavlovian gamification does not work

Donald Clark Plan B: A/B testing shows that Pavlovian gamification does not work

Eldercare - an open source project for clinical measurement scales and summaries / links to guidelines in geriatric medicine.

blog post image Eldercare - an open source project for clinical measurement scales and summaries / links to guidelines in geriatric medicine. I have been working on this with colleagues at Royal Cornwall Hospital as an educational tool that can run on any mobile device and (when it is wrapped into an Android or iOS...

Testing blood procalcitonin levels to decide when to start and stop antibiotics in adults with acute respiratory tract infections

blog post image Testing blood procalcitonin levels to decide when to start and stop antibiotics in adults with acute respiratory tract infections | Cochrane