Differential Diagnosis

Medical / Technology / Education feed

showing posts for 'tests'

Clinically contextualised ECG interpretation: the impact of prior clinical exposure and case vignettes on ECG diagnostic

blog post image Does teaching ECGs with a clinical vignette improve training? Not greatly ... but having seen a condition previously (and presumably the ECG that went with it) is probably best. The researchers concluded that "ECG training should therefore not rely on experiential learning alone, but instead be supplemented...

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...

UK PM urges calm as Belfast protesters hijack bus, attack police

blog post image Crowds of youths in a pro-British area of Belfast set a hijacked bus on fire and attacked police with stones in the latest of a series of nightly outbreaks of violence that began last week.

Can ultrasound novices develop image acquisition skills after reviewing online ultrasound modules? Elaine Situ-LaCasse.

blog post image Background Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with COVID-19, another challenge is the difficulty with social distancing between learners...

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...

Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests

blog post image "A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements."

'How many dead bodies?' asked Myanmar protester killed on bloodiest day

blog post image Shocking news from Myanmar reported by Reuters. "The day before he was killed, internet network engineer Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing had posted on Facebook about the increasingly violent military crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Myanmar." "“#How_Many_Dead_Bodies_UN_Need_To_Take_Action,” he wrote,...

Preventing critical failure

blog post image Can routinely collected data be repurposed to predict avoidable patient harm? A quantitative descriptive study Objectives To determine whether sharing of routinely collected health service performance data could have predicted a critical safety failure at an Australian maternity service. Design Observational...

Increasing Students Critical Thinking Skills and Learning Motivation Using Inquiry Mind Map

blog post image These researchers from Indonesia explore the use of inquiry-based models in encouraging critical thinking in medical students. "Critical thinking skills are very important to have for students given the rapid distribution of information. To promote the critical thinking skills of the student, it could...

Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak

blog post image Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday when tests came back positive for the virus after three people died and four fell ill in the southeast - the first resurgence of the disease there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016.

Amazon India launches online academy to coach future engineers: Amazon.com Inc has launched an online academy to train students

blog post image Amazon India launches online academy to coach future engineers: Amazon.com Inc has launched an online academy to train students for one of India's most competitive college entrance tests, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday, as it taps a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Performance of China

blog post image Performance of China’s new medical licensing examination for rural general practice: To evaluate the performance of China’s new medical licensing examination (MLE) for rural general practice, which determines the number of qualified doctors who can provide primary care for China’s rural residents,...

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?

Bridgefy, the messenger promoted for mass protests, is a privacy disaster: Researchers notified the company in April of

blog post image Bridgefy, the messenger promoted for mass protests, is a privacy disaster: Researchers notified the company in April of serious flaws that have yet to be fixed.

Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown: New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University

blog post image Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown: New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have not tested positively...

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,...

Diagnostic Tests for Syphilis Continue to Perplex Even the Experts

blog post image Diagnostic Tests for Syphilis Continue to Perplex Even the Experts: An Unanswerable Question in Infectious Diseases - HIV and ID Observations: Here’s a tricky clinical scenario: An elderly person with cognitive decline or some other non-specific neurologic symptom sees a clinician. Clinician sends...

Research suggests that drones could quickly deliver life-saving interventions during city

blog post image Research suggests that, in certain cases, drones could quickly deliver life-saving interventions during city’s peak rush hour. Could drones be used someday to deliver life-saving medications or interventions in the case of a child’s emergency, a drug overdose or in response to a mass casualty scene?...

Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation

blog post image Using artificial intelligence to read chest radiographs for tuberculosis detection: A multi-site evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of three deep learning systems: Deep learning (DL) neural networks have only recently been employed to interpret chest radiography (CXR) to screen and triage people for...

Chatbot claims to beat GPs at medical exam: The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's

blog post image Chatbot claims to beat GPs at medical exam: The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software. Aiming your chatbot at published, purposefully language clue-filled test items from the MRCGP exam seems to me to be more about self-publicity than actually funding and...