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An electronic thesaurus of evidence based laboratory medicine hematological and biochemical diagnostic tests

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Show simple item record Dorizzi, R. M. Maconi, M. Giavarina, D. Loza, G. Aman, M. Moreira, J. Bisoffi, Z. Gennuso, C. 2010-02-10T09:33:10Z 2010-02-10T09:33:10Z 2009
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dc.identifier.other ITG-C6B
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dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.description.abstract The adoption of Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine (EBLM) has been hampered until today by the lack of effective tools. The SIMeL EBLM e-Thesaurus (on-line Repertoire of the diagnostic effectiveness of the laboratory, radiology and cardiology test) provides a useful support to clinical laboratory professionals and to clinicians for the interpretation of the diagnostic tests. The e-Thesaurus is an application developed using Microsoft Active Server Pages technology and carried out with Web Server Microsoft Internet Information Server and is available at the SIMeL website using a browser running JavaScript scripts (Internet Explorer is recommended). It contains a database (in Italian, English and Spanish) of the sensitivity and specificity (including the 95% confidence interval), the positive and negative likelihood ratios, the Diagnostic Odds Ratio and the Number Needed to Diagnose of more than 2000 diagnostic (most laboratory but also cardiology and radiology) tests. The e-Thesaurus improves the previous SIMeL paper and CD Thesaurus; its main features are a three languages search and a continuous and an easy updating capability. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Laboratory techniques and procedures en
dc.subject Evidence-based en
dc.subject Hematology en
dc.subject Biochemistry en
dc.subject Diagnostics en
dc.subject Thesaurus en
dc.subject Effectiveness en
dc.subject Databases en
dc.subject Sensitivity en
dc.subject Specificity en
dc.subject Likelihood en
dc.subject Odds ratio en
dc.title An electronic thesaurus of evidence based laboratory medicine hematological and biochemical diagnostic tests en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 5 en
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Laboratory Hematology en
dc.citation.volume 31 en
dc.citation.pages 544-551 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Int J Lab Hematol en

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