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ICU Management

Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

2016 21 May

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at risk of infection.The Heart Rate Observation system (HeRO) (MPSC, Charlottesville, USA) is an algorithm-based system that can detect slight changes in a baby’s heartbeat that could be an early sign of a major... Read more

IT Management

Handheld Device Widens Vital Signs Data Collection

2015 31 Aug

A novel handheld, battery-powered device developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can quickly pick up vital signs from a patient's lips and fingertip. The prototype, called MouthLab, derived measurements of heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, temperature and blood oxygen from 52 volunteers, which compared well with vital signs measured by standard... Read more

IT Management

Big Data Tackles Alarm Fatigue

2014 22 Dec

One issue that hospitals across the US have to continually deal with is alarm fatigue, which results from well-meaning but often misguided attempts to monitor patient safety. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, for example, has an ongoing pilot project to curb alarm fatigue by redefining guidelines on vital signs that trigger alarms.The... Read more

Cardiology Management

Yoga Reduces Risk of CVD

2014 18 Dec

Promising new evidence suggests that yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and can be considered to be a potentially effective therapy for cardiovascular health. The study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.   In a review of 37 randomised controlled trials... Read more

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