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domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

Temperature taking

EM Ireland - February 18, 2017 - By  Andy Neill
..."So what are the diagnostic characteristics of the non-invasive thermometers then?
Well, according to one of the most recent systematic reviews and meta analyses on the subject the sensitivity is 64% and the specificity is 96%. The reported range of inaccuracy was plus or minus 1.5 degrees...
This was actually a fairly nicely done study, with a well defined search strategy and appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria (prospective studies only, all had to have a clear “gold standard” comparator, ie rectal, oesophageal, endovascular temp etc…) and it’s by no means the first paper to question the use of non invasive techniques for measuring temperatures..."