Navigation Links
Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
Date:2/15/2010

But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

MONDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A widely available rapid influenza diagnostic test is good, but not perfect, in determining whether a child has the flu, a new study shows.

The findings are applicable to both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu that recently swept across the globe, said Dr. Andrea T. Cruz, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and lead author of a report published online Feb. 15 in the journal Pediatrics.

The study examined records of more than 2,600 children taken to the hospital with suspected influenza between May and September of 2009 and compared the results of a rapid influenza diagnostic test, which can give results in minutes, with two laboratory tests that require hours or days for diagnosis. A quick diagnosis is often desirable, but questions have arisen about the accuracy of the rapid diagnosis tests.

The study used one of the 10 commercially available rapid tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It was done because "doctors have been basing clinical decisions on rapid influenza diagnostic tests that were not designed with H1N1 in mind," Cruz said.

The study compared the test's sensitivity (the ability to determine whether someone has an infection) and specificity (the ability to rule out the presence of an infection) with a laboratory test. The rapid test was 45 percent sensitive and 98.6 percent specific, the study found.

"The rapid influenza diagnostic test is quite specific but lacks sensitivity," Cruz said. That means a positive rapid test result was "highly accurate" in diagnosing H1N1 infection, but a negative result did not rule out the possibility of infection, the study found.

Sensitivity was significantly higher -- 55.5 percent -- in younger children, particularly those under 2 years old, a group more
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
2. FMI Introduces Rapid Development Program for Medical Silicone Components
3. New Hampshire Community Colleges Choose Rapid Insight for Data Reporting Needs
4. EE Technologies Adds High Speed Rapid Prototyping Line in Reno
5. Studies Show Doctors Rapidly Forget Critical, Life-Saving Skills such as CPR and Life Support
6. Allscripts Announces Rapid Implementation, Meaningful Use Guarantee, and Financing Programs for Electronic Health Records
7. China rapidly catching up in research impact
8. Study shows new brain connections form rapidly during motor learning
9. Rapid Cooling Might Help Heart Attack Patients
10. Major Biotechnology Franchise Company Expands Rapidly Throughout the USA Amidst Mounting Health Concerns
11. Professor receives grant to develop more rapid technology for screening blood samples
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or ... pattern itself isn,t as regular as you might think. ... vary even at a "constant" heart rateand that variability, ... Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to ... congestive heart failure and inflammation. For athletes, a drop ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 WHO: LiveOps, Inc., ... customer service solutions. , WHAT: The 10th annual ... customer care for the connected consumer. Constant change ... offer new challenges and opportunities for customer experience ... identify best practices, network and learn from fellow ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. ... child,s brain processes sounds might help identify the severity ... Observing children,s brainwaves may also allow identification of autism ... "The finding that the brain,s response to certain ... hugely promising," said senior researcher Sophie Molholm, an associate ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... California for a three-day conference to discuss brain-related ... brain injury from concussions and neurodegenerative disorders. ... medical director affiliated with a Silverado memory care ... of dedicated expertise in memory care, hosts the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... The report segments the global physiotherapy ... geography. The equipment segment accounted for a lion’s ... product. However, the accessories segment is expected to ... period, owing to the rising demand of physiotherapy ... segments are the fastest-growing segments in the physiotherapy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 2Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 3Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 4Health News:LiveOps To Lead Panel Discussion At Customer Response Summit Memphis 2Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 2Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 3Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 4Health News:Nation’s Leading Brain Health Experts Gather for Annual Silverado Medical Director Conference 2Health News:Nation’s Leading Brain Health Experts Gather for Annual Silverado Medical Director Conference 3Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5
... 4 BasicPlus Health,Insurance of Roswell, Ga., announced ... Companion Global Healthcare Inc. of Columbia, S.C., to,include ... most popular,limited benefit health insurance plans., The ... and BasicPlus (for individuals) limited benefit plans have ...
... outlines major issues and best practices for handling fresh, produce that every ... ... to know., ATLANTA, June 4 Fresh produce safety ... public awareness and,industry concern. At its biennial meeting in San Antonio, Texas, ...
... American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is pleased ... Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University ... Amgen Outstanding Investigative Award, a prestigious annual award ... Amgen. Dr. Engman presented his paper, "Pathogenesis ...
... used chlorinated pesticides on more than 100 days in ... to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ... from a 20 percent to a 200 percent increase ... Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National ...
... LARGO, Fla., June 4 Unilens Vision ... UVI), which develops,licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets ... program for all Unilens GP (Gas Permeable),products., ... Professional,s Specialty Contact Lens,Company", continues its tradition ...
... 4th International Forum on Disability Management Will be Held in Berlin ... from 22 ... employees,capacity for work following sickness and disablement? Experts from,throughout the world will ... is to be held at the Berlin,Congress Centre from 22 to 24 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Insurance Company Includes Global Network Option in Limited Benefit Plans 2Health News:Insurance Company Includes Global Network Option in Limited Benefit Plans 3Health News:Chemstar Corporation Publishes New Insights on Fresh Produce Safety From CFP Workshop 2Health News:Long-term pesticide exposure may increase risk of diabetes 2Health News:Long-term pesticide exposure may increase risk of diabetes 3Health News:Unilens Vision Announces New Policies Aimed at Increasing Eye Care Professionals Profitability 2Health News:Retaining Employees' Capacity For Work Following Sickness 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... Sept. 22, 2014  Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... initiated a phase I clinical trial in patients ... safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of INO-3106. This immunotherapy ... most aerodigestive cancers. Aerodigestive cancers affect ... and parts of the esophagus and windpipe. The ...
(Date:9/22/2014)...  CorMedix Inc. (NYSE MKT: CRMD), a pharmaceutical ... for the prevention and treatment of cardiorenal and ... TUV-SUD and The Medicinal Evaluation Board of ... its request for a label expansion for Neutrolin, ... in July 2013 for use in the prevention ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014  Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing ... today announced that it has been named by ... companies, designating it as one of the most promising ... "Amid a great deal of ain,t-it-cool science in microbiomics, ... to practical therapeutic development," says Damian Garde , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Inovio Pharmaceuticals Expands HPV Immunotherapy Development to Aerodigestive Cancers 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Expands HPV Immunotherapy Development to Aerodigestive Cancers 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Expands HPV Immunotherapy Development to Aerodigestive Cancers 4Neutrolin Label Expansion Approved for the European Union 2Neutrolin Label Expansion Approved for the European Union 3Seres Health Named a "Fierce 15" Biotech Company for 2014 2
... BALTIMORE, Feb. 4, 2011 Ameritox®, the nation,s ... to advance its industry leadership position by strengthening ... the past twelve months.  Through significant investments in ... capabilities, Ameritox has reached several milestones – including ...
... R.I., Feb. 4, 2011 MEDfx Corporation today announced ... among providers using a combination of the standards and ... CONNECT Gateway. MEDfx is participating in, and is a ... of the National Coordinator of Health IT.  The MEDfx ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ameritox® Continues to Advance Industry Leadership 2Ameritox® Continues to Advance Industry Leadership 3Ameritox® Continues to Advance Industry Leadership 4MEDfx to Harmonize the Direct Project With CONNECT 2MEDfx to Harmonize the Direct Project With CONNECT 3
... a leading provider of immunofluorescence assays, with ... that includes kits for autoimmune diseases, infectious ... conjugates and components. Our Impact IFA Test ... substrates and kit sizes to choose from. ...
... Diagnostics is a leading provider of immunofluorescence ... test menu that includes kits for autoimmune ... as miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our Impact ... assortment of substrates and kit sizes to ...
... Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics is a leading ... IFA and DFA test menu that includes ... STDs as well as miscellaneous conjugates and ... you a wide assortment of substrates and ...
... is a leading provider of immunofluorescence assays, ... menu that includes kits for autoimmune diseases, ... miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our Impact IFA ... of substrates and kit sizes to choose ...
Medicine Products: