Dr Lucy Beishon blogs about evidence on assessing people for dementia by phone and video call, reflects on her experiences during the pandemic, and looks to the future.
Tag: diagnostic accuracy review
Sarah Chapman looks at the evidence from a new Cochrane rapid review on the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19.
Lucy Beishon blogs about her experience of writing a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review.
This blog summarises a series of Cochrane reviews describing a structured questionnaire, the IQCODE, that is used to help identify possible dementia
In this guest blog for the general reader, retired GP Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on detecting and treating 'strep throat'.
‘Superbugs’ have hit the headlines again. As the 193 countries of the United Nations pass round the pen and sign a declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections, the UK’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has remarked, “now the real work begins”. It’s certainly a very real problem, which, if not effectively […]
Stop and think for a moment about the drinks you’ve had today, or this week (let’s stick with the non-alcoholic variety). You’ve probably chosen what to have and when; picked out a favourite mug, cup or glass; made drinks for yourself and for others; enjoyed a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. For […]
Early diagnosis of dementia is a national priority but how accurately can it be identified?
New evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel node assessment tests for cancer of the vulva
Evidence on the technique which may help prevent unnecessary surgery