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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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DEMIRDJIAN, Graciela; BERLIN, Valeria  and  ROWENSZTEIN, Hernán. Evidence-based pediatrics: diagnostic tests (1st part). Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2009, vol.107, n.6, pp.527-535. ISSN 0325-0075.

To arrive to an accurate diagnosis is a great challenge in medical daily practice. Through anamnesis and physical examination, it is possible to have a clinical suspicion but it is often required a diagnosis test to confirm or rule out it. For the same condition, technological advances have multiplied the available tests. From them, doctors have to choose the most suitable test, according to its performance, patient characteristics, harms and costs. We will analyze the reliability, interpretation and application for one diagnosis test results.

Keywords : Diagnosis; Evidence-based medicine; Laboratory techniques and procedures; Validation study.

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