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dc.contributor.authorKoivusalo, Mirkka
dc.contributor.authorReeve, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T12:55:08Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T12:55:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2445-2874
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10396/17865
dc.description.abstractBiomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms. What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All health technologies undergo a thorough evaluation of safety, clinical effectiveness and costs, as well as ethical, social, organizational and legal evaluations in some cases. Passing these regulatory controls is a pre-requisite before a technology is approved for use in decision-making about patient outcomes. Biomedical scent detection has a lot of attractive qualities, such as the sensitivity and specificity of the dogs’ noses, safety and relative cost-effectiveness. However, the method also has various challenges, in particular regarding its clinical effectiveness. The most pertinent issues to address before the dogs would pass as a health technology are standardization of the training techniques, both intra- and inter-dog reproducibility, and generalization of the detection task to the early stages of disease progression. We recommend setting realistic goals in terms of what the dogs can and cannot do and adopting a collaborative approach between clinicians and animal psychophysicists.es_ES
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dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad de Córdoba, Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animales_ES
dc.rightshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/es_ES
dc.sourcePet Behaviour Science 6, 1-7 (2018)es_ES
dc.subjectScent detection dogses_ES
dc.subjectCanine detection traininges_ES
dc.subjectBiomedical scent detectiones_ES
dc.subjectHealth technology assessmentes_ES
dc.subjectClinical effectivenesses_ES
dc.subjectReproducibilityes_ES
dc.titleBiomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?es_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/pet/indexes_ES
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