Rabies Virus: Toward Ante-Mortem, Sub-Clinical Diagnosis by Electron Microscopy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rabies is the cause of approximately 59,000 deaths annually worldwide. Rabies is 100% fatal and with no approved treatment or survivability upon clinical symptom presentation. With the low-efficacy and general irreproducibility o...

By Travis Cobb

Report a relative proportion of patients ruled-out or ruled-in with a diagnostic test

One measure of the performance of a diagnostic test is the proportion of patients the test stratifies as likely not to have the condition (ruled-out:RO) or to have the condition (ruled-in:RI). This proportion depends on the prevalence of the disease in the cohort. This means that it is not valid...

By John William Pickering