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ICU Management

Study: Four Predictors Indicate Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients

2016 20 Sep

Four risk factors comprise an easy-to-remember, objective, and practical Risk Scale that has been developed by a group of Canadian researchers to predict mortality risk at time of ICU admission in patients aged over 80. The researchers hope that following validation the Risk Scale can be used to inform decision-making in these patients, and thus close... Read more

ICU Management

Acute Kidney Injury Prediction and Detection Models

2016 24 May

Risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be difficult to predict in older adults, due to age-related declines in glomerular filtration rates, which can affect baseline serum creatinine, and because serum creatinine is influenced by muscle mass, nutritional status and volume distribution. A study published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making... Read more

IT Management

Predictive Analytics Can Improve Surgery Schedules and Readmissions

2015 30 Mar

An entrepreneur has raised $7 million from investors to expand a predictive analytics software platform for hospitals and large surgical centres. Rich Krueger, CEO of Patient Route Systems, said in a recent interview with MedCity News that the goal of the predictive analytics tool is to help analysts and department heads within health systems to detect... Read more

Cardiology Management

Simple Prediction Tool For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors

2014 15 Jul

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is one of the major health problems in the world, with a global incidence of 55 adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per 100,000 person-years and a poor survival rate of between 2% and 11%. A recent study aimed to develop an accurate outcome-prediction tool for patients after cardiac arrest. Accurate risk prediction... Read more