Saliva has been suggested as having potential diagnostic value in COVID-19 patients. In this blog Manas Dave looks at a recent review of the subject which included 28 studies.[read the full story...]
Results: 25For: screening test
In her debut blog, Verity Wainwright looks into a recently devised screening tool, which tries to predict self-harm in male prisoners.[read the full story...]
Emily Peckham from the Closing The Gap Network writes her debut blog on a new systematic review, which finds that people with mental illnesses were less likely to receive screening for cancer compared to the general population.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin shares his own experiences of being diagnosed with postnatal depression and wonders how we can improve screening for other fathers at risk during the perinatal period.[read the full story...]
Andrew Sommerlad reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis and asks: Can two questions identify depression in older people?
This is the second in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
Ian Anderson on a recent diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis, which shows that the Whooley questions for depression are effective at ruling out the condition, but that false positives are common.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo considers a study which finds out if people with learning disabilities and with diabetes are getting access to eye screening tests.[read the full story...]
Samei Huda reviews a meta-analysis of multivariate pattern recognition studies, which aims to detect neuroimaging biomarkers for schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Maggie Hendry considers a systematic review of the current evidence investigating the role of vision on knee biomechanics during various functional tasks.[read the full story...]
We know that people with learning disabilities experience poor health and unequal access to healthcare but what about access to preventative healthcare measures?
Here, in her debut blog, Angela Henderson looks at a Canadian study, which looked at matched groups of people with and without learning disabilities to look at rates of uptake of regular health checks and participation in cancer screening as indicators of preventative healthcare.[read the full story...]