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ICU Management

True Blood: Blood Sampling in ICUs

2015 10 Aug

The negative impact of blood sampling in critical care patients is well known, and more recently the importance of blood conservation strategies to prevent iatrogenic anaemia has been validated. Resulting over-prescription of packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions is a significant cost to the healthcare system. Although evidence exists on blood conservation... Read more

IT Management

Transporting Blood Samples to Labs via Drones?

2015 02 Aug

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that small aerial drones can be used to transport samples for routine blood tests for as long as 40 minutes without affecting laboratory results. This finding could open up access to testing in remote areas where health clinics can be miles away from labs. The study is reported in... Read more

Lab Management

Next-Generation Sequencing Tool Gets FDA Nod

2014 23 Sep

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s (MA, USA) Ion PGM Dx next-generation sequencing system is now listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a class II medical device suitable for clinical use, according to a news report from PharmaAsia . Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a high-throughput DNA sequencing method that allows clinical professionals... Read more