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Rethinking Critical Care - Use and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Why digitalisation of intensive care medicine means less rather than more data Intensive Care Medicine is generating an amount of data that is hardly analysable by humans. Digitalising and using artificial intelligence has to focus on providing less rather than more data. Introd

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When COVID-19 Strikes, We Learn From The Traces It Leaves Behind

When COVID-19 Strikes, We Learn From The Traces It Leaves Behind

Hot on the trail of COVID-19: Working with collaborators from around the world, a team began developing an algorithm that helps to evaluate changes in lung tissue. Read about how scientists reached a significant milestone during the pandemic. Putting the “AI” in aiding clinical decisions&

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Robotic Technology in a Cath Lab

Robotic Technology in a Cath Lab

Using robots to assist in heart interventions may seem like science fiction, but the idea may not be that far-fetched. Coronary heart disease is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases in the world. Acute myocardial infarction is a leading cause of death worldwide. Percutaneous coronar

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Impact of Telehealth Expansion on Hospital’s CDS System

Impact of Telehealth Expansion on Hospital’s CDS System

A new study analysed how the pandemic-driven increase in telehealth technologies affected the ambulatory CDS programme at a large medical institution. The results showed clinically significant CDS malfunctions that highlight the importance of reassessing ambulatory CDS performance after the te

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COVID-19 Antigen Test Achieved CE Mark For Easier Specimen Collection From The Frontal Part Of Nose

The CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test, distributed by Siemens Healthineers , can now be used with swabs from the frontal (anterior) part of the nose, in addition to the nasopharyngeal swab method. The new anterior method offers 97.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity. This new sampling metho

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OncCOVID App to Estimate Impact of Delayed Cancer Treatment

OncCOVID App to Estimate Impact of Delayed Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment delay has had significant impact on cancer-specific survival and COVID-19–specific mortality. While treatment delay is being recommended during the pandemic, this could be associated with suboptimal outcomes.  A decision analytical modelling study was conduc

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Head of department Anne Edvardsen shows the excellent facilities available for rehabilitation

Online Rehabilitation At Home Established In Record Time

In March, when the whole country locked down, almost 150 patients were undergoing their rehabilitation stay at the LHL Hospital in Gardermoen, Norway. Within one day, everyone was sent home to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. “It was a bit chaotic that day,” recalls

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DETECT Study: Fitness Trackers Can Predict COVID-19

DETECT Study: Fitness Trackers Can Predict COVID-19

The first six weeks data from the DETECT study show that wearable fitness devices can improve public health efforts to control COVID-19.  The  DETECT study  is a landmark initiative that was launched in March 2020. The study uses a mobile research app called MyDataHelps&nbsp

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Molecular Tests

`Molecular Tests are Pivotal in Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic`

The central laboratory of the Niels-Stensen-Kliniken group in Osnabrück wasted no time in setting up its own test facilities for the molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2. We spoke with Michael Erren, MD, Head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine about his strategy and the importance of diagnostic

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QCOVID Helps Predict Hospital Admission, Death from COVID-19

QCOVID Helps Predict Hospital Admission, Death from COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, and with cases increasing once again in the U.K. and across the globe, clinicians are in urgent need of reliable models that could help predict the course of COVID-19 and support important decisions related to the spread of infection, hospital admission, t

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