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Critical Care

Image: ECG heartbeat segments help identify hypoglycemia events (Photo courtesy of University of Warwick)

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Glucose Levels via ECG

 A new study shows how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect hypoglycemic events from raw electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. More...
20 Jan 2020
Image: Decolonizing parents can help prevent NICU infections (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Parental Decolonization Reduces NICU S. Aureus Infections

 Treating parents with intranasal mupirocin and chlorhexidine-impregnated cloths can significantly reduce Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates, according to a new study. More...
16 Jan 2020
Image: The ZipThaw device thaws plasma rapidly and safely (Photo courtesy of FreMon Scientific)

Medical Thawing Device Delivers Plasma on Demand

 A portable rapid warming device thaws fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and plasma frozen within 24 hours after phlebotomy (FP24) for clinical use. More...
14 Jan 2020
Image: The Freestyle Libre isCGM monitor (Photo courtesy of Abbot)

Intermittently Scanned CGM Positively Impacts Glycemic Control in Diabetics

 People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who use intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM) devices report higher treatment satisfaction, quality of life (QOL), and less severe hypoglycemia, according to a new study. More...
13 Jan 2020
Image: Post-surgical delirium in the ICU can strike rapidly (Photo courtesy of Alamy)

EHR Software Helps Prevent Patient ICU Delirium

 A new electronic health record (EHR) add-on helps implement The ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F), which both individually and collectively can help reduce delirium, improve pain management, and decrease long-term consequences for adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. More...
08 Jan 2020
Image: NT-proBNP levels can predict adverse outcomes following surgery (Photo courtesy of 123rf)

Cardiac Blood Test Predicts Post-Operative Complications

 A new study suggests that preoperative measurement of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) can predict adverse outcomes after most types of surgery. More...
06 Jan 2020
Image: Blood plasma administration provides a survival benefit during long transport times (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Prehospital Plasma Transfusion Ups Trauma Patient’s Survival

 Plasma transfusion during transport for patients with severe trauma is associated with greater survival if the transport takes more than 20 minutes, according to a new study. More...
31 Dec 2019
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