Is it the flu?
Is it the flu?When and how to use rapid testing for influenza
Kyocera develops image recognition technology for skin disease identificationKyocera Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Kyocera, is teaming with the University of Tsukuba to created artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that could identify skin cancers and other skin diseases.
Algorithm accurately identifies babies at low risk of IBIThe so-called “Step-by-Step” algorithm, a sequential approach to identifying young febrile infants at low risk for invasive bacterial infection (IBI) on the basis of clinical and laboratory parameters, is more accurate than the classic Rochester criteria or the more recently developed “Lab-score,” a new study shows.
Clinical stage at diagnosis could affect melanoma survivalNYU researchers suggest a difference in the tumor progression of stage IV melanoma patients based on the initial clinical stage at original diagnosis.
POC influenza testing: State of the artWith the introduction of point-of-care (POC) molecular assays, pediatricians can diagnosis influenza A and B during the office visit with sensitivity and specificity comparable to reference assays.
Dermoscopy can enhance your diagnostic ability and accuracyThe role of dermoscopy has expanded beyond melanoma detection. Experts offer best practices and explain how to embrace and use this powerful tool to get more complete and accurate diagnoses.
Nasal cytology: An untapped diagnostic toolAlthough still underused among available diagnostic procedures, nasal cytology is viewed by many specialists as an indispensable adjunctive diagnostic exam that clinicians can and should use more often to optimally diagnose, treat, and manage the myriad of nasal disorders and diseases occurring in pediatric patients.
Doctors understand patients’ IPF concernsA new survey of over 400 pulmonologists from 10 countries found that 88% of pulmonologists believe a delay in the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis negatively impacts patients.
7-year-old with bald spot, what’s your diagnosis?
7-year-old with bald spot, what’s your diagnosis?A 7-year-old girl is brought into the office for evaluation of eczema. On review of symptoms, her mother mentions concern about a bald spot above the daughter's right ear, noticeable when she braids her hair.
Nailing the diagnosisThe differential approach to diagnosis was first suggested a century ago by a pioneering German psychiatrist, Emil Kraeplin, but contributions to the evolution of the differential diagnosis (Ddx) have been made by countless outstanding physician-scientist-educators. Investing the time in direct communication with colleagues, rather than waging chart wars, is usually a very worthwhile win-win-win for clinicians, patients and colleagues.