Jamie Fox, MD and Megan Brooks, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. to construct a relevant clinical question regarding diagnosis for a specific problem.
  2. to critically assess an article dealing with questions of diagnosis
  3. to define sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios and how to apply these concepts in clinical decision-making

Pre-work (complete before class)

  1. Read Chapter 16 of the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature
  2. Read Chapter 18 of the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature
  3. Read Sivitz AB, Cohen SG, Tejani C. Evaluation of acute appendicitis by pediatric emergency physician sonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Oct;64(4):358-364.e4. PubMed PMID: 24882665.
  4. Download app that contains pre test probability and likelihood ratios. Recommendation: MedCalcX app for iOS
    1. Unfortunately, this is not available specifically for Android. If you have an Android, try QX Calculate

Class materials:

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