A new study of the effect of recalibration of a diagnostic tool provides a powerful example of how small changes in measurement methods can lead to large changes in diagnosis and treatment.
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Dennis Black, professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, about his research regarding the efficacy of certain drugs for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Black's work was published in January in the New England Journal of Medicine as a practice summary for practicing clinicians to help them understand when and how to screen and treat women showing symptoms of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Joint research by Kaiser Permanente and UCSF highlights the importance of identifying strategies to reduce disparities.
UCSF research on the efficacy of mammograms for older women is featured in an article on auntminnie.com, an Internet community for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging field.
Senior author Dejana Braithewaite, PhD, MS, associate professor in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was interviewed about the researchers’ review of published studies that was recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.