S3 E8: The end of covid; accuracy of lateral flow tests; new DVT algorithm; remember Zika?

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25th February 2022

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In the latest Hot Topics podcast with Dr Neal Tucker, we reflect on the government removing covid measures and how this affects general practice. 

In research, we have a look at a timely BMJ paper on the accuracy of lateral flow tests? As we prepare to stop testing, does the data provide us with some reassurance? We also have a look at a new way of assessing the risk of DVT and whether it can safely identify low-risk patients and reduce referral rates. And remember Zika? A new paper in the NEJM highlights to risks for children exposed to zika in utero.

References

BMJ Accuracy of Covid LFTs

BMJ Diagnosing DVT

NEJM Zika infant mortality