Training Years: 2018-2019
Training Site: UNC Project-Malawi / Kamuzu Central Hospital
Title: Comparison and validation of diagnostic tools for Pediatric Pneumonia
Aim 1: Direct comparison of a low-cost digital stethoscope design (the JHUScope) against a leading market comparison (Thinklabs One®) in the evaluation of lung sound acoustic quality obtained from Malawian children with WHO defined pneumonia.
Aim 2: External validation of the ability of our group’s computerized lung sound analysis (CLSA) software to correctly identify specific sound profiles in Malawian children with pneumonia.
Hypothesis: We hypothesize that the agreement between CLSA and an expert listening panel will be high (kappa >0.8).
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award