Marino Festa

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OBJECTIVE The authors describe the development of a new, more objective method of distinguishing experienced competent nonexpert from expert practitioners within pediatric intensive care. BACKGROUND Expert performance involves the acquisition and use of refined feature-event associations (cues) in the operational environment. Competent non-experts,(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the information acquisition strategies of expert and competent non-expert intensive care physicians during two simulated diagnostic scenarios involving respiratory distress in an infant. Specifically, the information acquisition performance of six experts and 12 competent non-experts was examined using an eye-tracker(More)
BACKGROUND Oseltamivir is the only antiviral treatment recommended for influenza in young children over the age of 1 year. There is scant data on oseltamivir pharmacokinetics (PK) in infants <1 year. We set out to perform PK measurements in infants who received oseltamivir. METHODS This study was a prospective, uncontrolled, open label evaluation of the(More)
Medical expertise is typically denoted on the basis of experience, but this approach appears to lack validity and reliability. The present study investigated an innovative assessment of diagnostic expertise in medicine. This approach was developed from evidence that expert performance develops following the acquisition of cue associations in memory, which(More)
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