Search Tag: BUN

ICU Management

Using Information Theory to Detect Redundancy in Lab Tests

2015 18 Aug

A new study in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making describes how information theory can be used to quantify the amounts of redundant information associated with common ICU laboratory tests. Researchers say that information theory can help identify and discourage unnecessary testing and bloodwork, and can be a useful data analytic tool especially... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Test Can Help Predict Stroke After Heart Surgery

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC, USA) have found that the results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery could be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk. The finding is published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) — a measure of kidney function... Read more


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