M A Luna-Jiménez

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Screening programs may seem useful and effective. However, in many cases the benefit is not clear and may actually do more harm than good. Each time a clinician asks for an early diagnostic test, the scientific evidence and the attributed risks need to be defined. The effectiveness of any early diagnosis test relies on the characteristics of the test(More)
It is highly desirable to give always the best therapeutic alternative. However, the accomplishment of this goal is not always possible, leaving the physician with second, third or no therapeutic choice at all. The reasons for this may be economic, logistic, medical and cultural. In order to know what the patients are losing, we need to test how strong the(More)
Clinical research in Internal Medicine has provided many scientific advances during the past few years. However, the newly generated information overrides the time available to read all of the medical literature regarding advances in Internal Medicine. The goal of this review is to summarize some of the most relevant improvements in clinical practice(More)
The interpretation of diagnostic tests has had a remarkable progress in recent years with a tendency towards a more clinical and patient-oriented perspective. Here we emphasize the limitations of using the dichotomy positive/negative testing or cut-off points for normality in many of our medical decisions. We also introduce alternative methods to interpret(More)
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