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Review: Artificial intelligence in health and medicine.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:16h | UTC

AI in health and medicine – Nature Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Related: High-Performance Medicine: The Convergence of Human and Artificial Intelligence

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Perspective: Preventing digital overdiagnosis.

24 Jan, 2022 | 08:14h | UTC

Preventing Digital Overdiagnosis – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Overdiagnosis: it’s official – the term is now included in the medical subject headings (MeSH) vocabulary. (several articles on the subject)

 


Artificial intelligence for diagnosis and Gleason grading of prostate cancer: the PANDA challenge.

16 Jan, 2022 | 22:41h | UTC

Artificial intelligence for diagnosis and Gleason grading of prostate cancer: the PANDA challenge – Nature Medicine

Commentary: Large international evaluation shows AI accurately diagnoses prostate cancer – Karolinska Institutet

 

Commentary from one of the authors on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


The year in cardiovascular medicine 2021: digital health and innovation.

13 Jan, 2022 | 08:27h | UTC

The year in cardiovascular medicine 2021: digital health and innovation – European Heart Journal

 


Using wearable data, a real-time alerting system can be used for the early detection of Covid-19 and other stress events.

1 Dec, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Real-time alerting system for COVID-19 and other stress events using wearable data – Nature Medicine

Commentary: Scientists develop a smartwatch-based device for early detection of COVID-19 – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

30 Nov, 2021 | 10:16h | UTC

News Release: 193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – United Nations

See Guidance: Outcome document: first draft of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – United Nations

 


Viewpoint: The growing phenomenon of “virtual-first” primary care.

24 Nov, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

The Growing Phenomenon of “Virtual-First” Primary Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


RCT: Educating outpatients for bowel preparation before colonoscopy using virtual reality videos improved bowel preparation, polyp and adenoma detection rates, and improved compliance and satisfaction.

23 Nov, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Educating Outpatients for Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy Using Conventional Methods vs Virtual Reality Videos Plus Conventional MethodsA Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Novel gene therapy for hemophilia A leads to sustained expression of clotting factor and reduced bleeding events.

19 Nov, 2021 | 10:25h | UTC

News release: Novel gene therapy for hemophilia a leads to sustained expression of clotting factor and reduced bleeding events – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Original Study: Multiyear Factor VIII Expression after AAV Gene Transfer for Hemophilia A – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pro-Con Debate: Should all babies have their genome sequenced at birth?

19 Nov, 2021 | 10:19h | UTC

Should all babies have their genome sequenced at birth? – The BMJ

Related:

RCT: Effect of whole-genome sequencing on the clinical management of acutely ill infants with suspected genetic disease.

Whole genome sequencing may improve the diagnosis of rare diseases and shorten diagnostic journeys for patients.

Review: Genome sequencing as a diagnostic test.

 


Observational study found monitoring outpatients with Covid-19 using text messages that allowed the report of worsening symptoms was associated with improved outcomes.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

Comparative Effectiveness of an Automated Text Messaging Service for Monitoring COVID-19 at Home – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: Automated Texting System Saved Lives Weekly During First COVID Surge – Penn Medicine

Commentaries:

Monitoring outpatients by text appeared to reduce mortality from COVID-19 – ACP Internist

Texting saved lives during Covid. What does that mean for health care’s future? – STAT

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Whole genome sequencing may improve the diagnosis of rare diseases and shorten diagnostic journeys for patients.

11 Nov, 2021 | 08:46h | UTC

News Release: Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases and shortens diagnostic journeys for patients – Queen Mary University of London

Original Study: 100,000 Genomes Pilot on Rare-Disease Diagnosis in Health Care — Preliminary Report – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

RCT: Effect of whole-genome sequencing on the clinical management of acutely ill infants with suspected genetic disease.

Review: Genome sequencing as a diagnostic test.

 


Review: Genome sequencing as a diagnostic test.

28 Oct, 2021 | 09:42h | UTC

Genome sequencing as a diagnostic test – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Opinion | We Need to Ground Truth Assumptions about Gene Therapy – “Researchers, practitioners and patients must balance the discipline’s promise with its reality”.

27 Oct, 2021 | 01:21h | UTC

We Need to Ground Truth Assumptions about Gene Therapy – Nature

 


Systematic Review: Virtual care in patients with cancer.

27 Oct, 2021 | 01:04h | UTC

Virtual Care in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review – Current Oncology

 


In a major scientific advance, a pig kidney is successfully transplanted into a human.

21 Oct, 2021 | 09:52h | UTC

In a major scientific advance, a pig kidney is successfully transplanted into a human – NPR

 


A new surgical robot is smaller, nimbler, and cheaper, its maker claims. But will it be better for patients?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:26h | UTC

A new surgical robot is smaller, nimbler, and cheaper, its maker claims. But will it be better for patients? – STAT

 


Efficient and targeted COVID-19 border testing via reinforcement learning.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:33h | UTC

Efficient and targeted COVID-19 border testing via reinforcement learning – Nature

Editorial: Greece used AI to curb COVID: what other nations can learn – Nature

Commentary: An algorithm may have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in Greece – University of Southern California

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAN Position Statement: Use of social media in health care—opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:19h | UTC

Use of Social Media in Health Care—Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations: A Position Statement of the American Academy of Neurology – Neurology

 


World Heart Day 2021: COVID-19, digital health, and tackling cardiovascular disease.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:20h | UTC

World Heart Day 2021: COVID-19, digital health, and tackling cardiovascular disease – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Video: The tedious process of training computers to think about medicine, explained.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

Watch: The tedious process of training computers to think about medicine, explained – STAT

 


WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases.

23 Sep, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases – World Health Organization

Compendium: WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities – World Health Organization

 


RCT: The addition of telemedicine to improve standard care for medically complex children was associated with improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs.

17 Sep, 2021 | 10:00h | UTC

Telemedicine for Children With Medical Complexity: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Pediatrics

 


Systematic review finds there is insufficient evidence that AI breast cancer screening is accurate enough to replace human scrutiny.

10 Sep, 2021 | 05:12h | UTC

Insufficient evidence that AI breast cancer screening is accurate enough to replace human scrutiny – The BMJ

Original study: Use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in breast cancer screening programmes: systematic review of test accuracy – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | Liquid biopsy: misplaced faith in early cancer detection?

7 Sep, 2021 | 21:30h | UTC

Liquid biopsy: misplaced faith in early cancer detection? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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