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IT Management

AI Accuracy Matches Clinicians'

2019 30 Sep

More sophisticated technologies such as artificial intelligence are said to hold much promise in improving disease diagnosis . A new systematic review of relevant published articles, for instance, indicates that AI can detect diseases from medical imaging with the same accuracy as clinicians. The review included 82 studies spanning cardiology, breast... Read more

Cardiology Management

Machine Learning Helps Predict Risk of Heart Failure

2019 20 Sep

Heart failure is a common complication in patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Recently, new medicines have been developed to offset these risks; however, finding effective strategies to identify which T2D patients are most at risk has been difficult.    Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Centre have... Read more

ICU Management

Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator

2019 13 Sep

In 2007, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health assessed the use of predictive models to calculate the risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS) in neonatal patients, accounting for multiple variables.   The main objectives of the study were to assess the links between the risk factors and the infection outcomes; use patient data collected from... Read more

IMAGING Management

Automated Deep Learning in Healthcare

2019 10 Sep

Physicians' expertise is founded on medical science and many of them may not have much familiarity with artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, now fast becoming "de rigueur" in medical practice. But, thanks to automated deep learning, even clinicians that aren’t experts in AI may be able to create AI algorithms that can help them with early detection... Read more

IMAGING Management

Netflix algorithm speeds up biological imaging

2019 13 Mar

A multicentre group of researchers has developed a method for acquiring classical Raman spectroscopy images of biological tissues at record-fast speeds . The group had to repurpose an algorithm, originally developed for Netflix's 2009 movie preference prediction competition, to create the simple, label-free imaging method practical for clinical... Read more

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... 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