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Critical Care

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Image: A new hydrogel consisting of collagen could prevent cardiac arrhythmias (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Novel Hydrogel Could Provide Alternative to Pacemakers

A heart attack not only poses immediate life-threatening risks but also leads to severe long-term health issues: 50 to 60% of survivors face sudden cardiac death due to arrhythmias. Currently, the most... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Image: Ostaguard is a proprietary antibacterial treatment that can be applied to any existing implantable device (Photo courtesy of Orthobond)

Non-Eluting Coating Actively Kills Bacteria Contaminating Surface of Medical Devices

Millions of medical devices are used or implanted in patients worldwide annually. Despite rigorous sterilization protocols, device-related infections are increasingly problematic. Research indicates that... Read more

Patient Care

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Image: The portable, handheld BeamClean technology inactivates pathogens on commonly touched surfaces in seconds (Photo courtesy of Freestyle Partners)

First-Of-Its-Kind Portable Germicidal Light Technology Disinfects High-Touch Clinical Surfaces in Seconds

Reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remains a pressing issue within global healthcare systems. In the United States alone, 1.7 million patients contract HAIs annually, leading to approximately... Read more

Health IT

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Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

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Image: POCT offers cost-effective, accessible, and immediate diagnostic solutions (Photo courtesy of Flinders University)

POCT for Infectious Diseases Delivers Laboratory Equivalent Pathology Results

On-site pathology tests for infectious diseases in rural and remote locations can achieve the same level of reliability and accuracy as those conducted in hospital laboratories, a recent study suggests.... Read more
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