Sökning: "Predictive Value of Tests"

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  1. 1. Assessment of lumbar radicular pain. Validity and predictive value of clinical tests

    Författare :Harald Ekedahl; Lund Ortopedi; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Low back pain; validity; predictive value of test; radicular pain; transforaminal injection;

    Sammanfattning : Radicular pain is in the majority of cases caused by a disc herniation with a coexisting inflammation. It is characterized by positive neural tension tests, such as the Slump test, and by decreased range of motion (ROM) in the straight leg raising test (SLR) and lumbar flexion (Fingertip-to-floor test[FTF]). LÄS MER

  2. 2. A perfect score : Validity arguments for college admission tests

    Författare :Per-Erik Lyrén; Christina Stage; Marie Wiberg; Simon Wolming; Stephen G. Sireci; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :college admission tests; SweSAT; validity; interpretive arguments; predictive validity; equating; item revisions; subscores;

    Sammanfattning : College admission tests are of great importance for admissions systems in general and for candidates in particular. The SweSAT (Högskoleprovet in Swedish) has been used for college admission in Sweden for more than 30 years, and today it is alongside with the upper-secondary school GPA the most widely used instrument for selection of college applicants. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Diagnostic aspects of urinary tract infections among elderly residents of nursing homes

    Författare :Pär-Daniel Sundvall; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :Bacteriuria; Nursing Homes; Homes for the Aged; Urinary Tract Infections; Predictive Value of Tests; Dipstick Urinalysis; Interleukin-6; Drug Resistance; Bacterial.;

    Sammanfattning : ABSTRACT Background: Up to half the residents of nursing homes for the elderly have asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), which should not be treated with antibiotics. Thus, it is difficult to know if new symptoms in residents with bacteriuria are caused by urinary tract infection (UTI), or if bacteriuria only represents an ABU. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Microbiologic diagnostic tests when asymptomatic carriers are present. Aspects of the use of conventional throat and nasopharyngeal culture as examples

    Författare :Ronny K Gunnarsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carriage; respiratory tract infections; predictive value of tests; epidemiology; decision making; streptococcal infections; Streptococcus pyogenes; tonsillitis;

    Sammanfattning : Carriers of potentially pathogenic bacteria simultaneously ill from a viral infection complicatethe diagnostic procedure in respiratory tract infections. The present statistical methodsavailable to evaluate common diagnostic tests either ignore the phenomenon of carriers orprovide test characteristics that are difficult to apply in clinical decision making. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Diagnosing colorectal cancer in primary care : the value of symptoms, faecal immunochemical tests, faecal calprotectin and anaemia

    Författare :Cecilia Högberg; Mikael Lilja; Jörgen Månsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; colorectal cancer; faecal immunochemical tests; faecal calprotectin; anaemia; symptomatic patients; rectal bleeding; primary care;

    Sammanfattning : Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common in women worldwide. Adenomas can be precursors to CRC, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can present with the same symptoms as CRC. The majority of patients with CRC initially consult primary care. LÄS MER