The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support staff.
Tag: diagnostic accuracy
Can you rely on the result of your LFT (lateral flow test)? Here’s a brief look at the latest evidence on how well LFTs for COVID-19 work.
Jac Dinnes from University of Birmingham discusses the latest evidence in her Cochrane Review and what it tells us about the accuracy of the lateral flow tests (LFTs) for diagnosing COVID-19.
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane Review on how useful signs and symptoms are for diagnosing COVID-19.
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig highlight Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.
In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Mathew Leonardi, Surgeon and Sonologist at McMaster University and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the latest Cochrane evidence on the use of ultrasound to diagnose endometriosis. They both reflect on the current research evidence, latest developments in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis, and how the effective use of ultrasound could reduce delays in diagnosis.
Dr Terry Quinn, the coordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence around testing for dementia
New evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel node assessment tests for cancer of the vulva