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IT Management

New App Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

2016 26 Jan

A new app (QUiPP) developed at King's College London can help doctors identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, according to results of two studies published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The app uses an algorithm that combines the gestation of previous pregnancies and the length of the cervix with levels of a biomarker... Read more

IT Management

Brain Mystery Solved with IT Approach

2016 08 Jan

Discontinuity of topographic maps in the brain — not signal reduction — reflects sensory impairment, according to new research from Hebrew University. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shed light on a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain. It has long been known that... Read more

IT Management

Algorithm Helps Predict Patients' Deadly Sepsis

2015 07 Aug

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new computer-based method that can help clinicians identify hospital patients at risk of septic shock. The method correctly predicts septic shock in 85 percent of cases, without increasing the false positive rate from screening methods that are currently used, according to a study published in... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Algorithm Provides More Effective ECG Diagnosis

2015 10 Jul

A new algorithm developed by engineering experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, provides more effective Electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis for people with heart conditions. The research won an award at the recent International Conference on Medical and Health Science in Berlin. The ‘Self-organising Piecewise Aggregate Approximation’ algorithm... Read more

Executive Health Management

Protocol Urged for In-hospital Stroke Patients

2015 07 May

A Canadian study published online in JAMA Neurology reveals that patients who had a stroke while hospitalised for another reason waited longer before being diagnosed and receiving treatment, compared with those who had strokes before entering the hospital.Researchers also found that patients with in-hospital stroke were more likely to have a comorbid... Read more

ICU Management

Determining Heart Attack in the ER

2015 16 Apr

A multicentre study by Swiss and Spanish researchers has found that a new strategy to rule out and rule in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster. The new technique, called high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T 1-hour algorithm, was previously tested in a small pilot study.The research team decided to conduct... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Software Could Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

2014 31 Dec

A new technology, developed by Antonio Aguilar, and patented by the Galway Hospital in Ireland, is being used to predict cardiac events in people at risk of sudden cardiac death. The cardiologists at the hospital used the technology in 2013 to diagnose and test its accuracy. They are now in the process of prototyping and marketing the software. The... Read more

IT Management

Algorithm Identifies Onset of Local Flu Outbreaks

2014 21 Nov

Predicting the beginning of influenza outbreaks is notoriously difficult, but researchers have devised a new method that makes it easier for hospitals and public health departments to determine the onset of elevated influenza activity at the community level. The researchers say their algorithm or statistical technique, called Above Local Elevated Respiratory... Read more

IMAGING Management

Paediatric Appendicitis: Algorithm Reduces CT Scan Use

2014 05 Aug

A study recently published in the journal Surgery and conducted by researchers of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, highlights that an algorithm designed to aid the diagnosis of appendicitis in paediatric patients lowers the use of computed tomography (CT) scans.The most frequent reason for acute abdominal pain in children, acute appendicitis is a... Read more


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