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Gravity-Driven Microfluidics for Low-Cost Diagnostics


“Most microfluidic devices need more than just capillary forces to operate,” said Ashutosh Chilkoti, another researcher involved in the study. “This approach is much simpler and also allows very complex fluid paths to be deigned and operated, which is not easy or cheap to do with microfluidics.”

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Emergency Physician Provides HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, Counseling to Underserved Communities


At the time, those who wanted to get tested for HIV had to go to receive an hour of counseling and then wait a week for their results. As the science was progressing into point-of-care testing, Dr. Calderon and her colleagues started testing different options for providing HIV counseling in the ED.


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Diagnostics: Inflammatory Markers

Taming the SRU

This finding was not significantly different among operators with different levels of experience, or between adults and children. The authors recommended against the use of biomarkers or clinical symptoms stand-alone tests to diagnose bacterial pneumonia given the poor test characteristics. 2015;110(6):802-819. doi:10.1038/ajg.2015.120

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Episode 24 - First Trimester Pregnancy Emergencies: Recognition and Management

EB Medicine

Jeff: Perhaps most importantly, no history or physical alone can rule in or out an ectopic pregnancy, for that you’ll need testing and imaging or operative findings. Jeff: Up first is the urine pregnancy test. Nachi: And that’s a perfect segue into our next section - diagnostic studies. Gadolinium should always be avoided.