Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New algorithm can predict advanced liver disease

(HealthDay)—A model that uses routine primary care data can predict the risk for advanced liver disease, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in BMJ Open.

Genetics

Genetic data may up diagnostic efficiency for rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—Converting genotype information into an interpretable probability value for five different inflammatory arthritis-causing diseases could potentially improve the diagnostic efficiency of rheumatic disease, according ...

Medical research

Smartwatch app shows promise for identifying atrial fibrillation

For participants without atrial fibrillation, use of a smartwatch application (app) can identify irregular pulse, which may indicate atrial fibrillation with high positive predictive value, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Model fails to predict risk for maternal ICU admission

(HealthDay)—A predictive model that uses prenatal risk factors to help identify women at higher risk for admission to the maternal intensive care unit (ICU) has low positive predictive value, according to a study published ...

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