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ICU Management

The Rusty and Sweet Side of Sepsis

2017 21 Jun

Sepis affects approximately 18 million people worldwide per year. This corresponds to 1400 deaths per day. It is estimated that sepsis is the cause behind 135,000 and 215,000 casualties in Europe and the U.S. respectively. Related treatment costs accumulate to  €7.6 and €17.4 billion in these regions. A research team led by Miguel Soares at the Instituto... Read more

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Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

2015 26 Oct

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital substances for patients in the intensive care unit. This means medical staff can be alerted about critical blood levels of patients and react more quickly. The device was unveiled at the 2015 BioCAS Conference... Read more

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Bipolar Disorder: New MRI Method Provides New Insights

2015 08 Jan

A new type of MRI imaging has enabled University of Iowa researchers to discover previously unrecognised differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the researchers found differences in the white matter of patients' brains and in the cerebellum, an area of the brain not previously linked with the disorder. Using an MRI... Read more

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New Therapeutic Strategy for CKD

2014 08 Dec

A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found an aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. The findings have been published online in advance of the print edition of Nature Medicine.“We found that a defect in energy production... Read more