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Algorithm correctly predicts septic shock in 85% of patients

September 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed an algorithm that correctly predicted septic shock in 85% of patients a median of 28.2 hours before onset, according to study results.

“Using routinely collected measurements and laboratory results from the Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care-II (MIMIC-II) Clinical Database, we developed and validated TREWScore … for septic shock,” Suchi Saria, PhD, assistant professor of computer science and health policy at Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and colleagues wrote. “At comparable specificities, TREWScore achieved a higher sensitivity than did either a routine screening protocol frequently used to initiate treatment for severe sepsis and septic shock or Modified Early Warning Score, a general severity score that has been used to identify sepsis.”

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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…
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Living donor LT recipients may have increased surgical site infection risk

September 2, 2015
In a prospective study, researchers found that adult and pediatric recipients of a living donor liver transplant had an increased risk for developing surgical site…
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N. meningitidis remains susceptible to antibiotics

September 2, 2015
Neisseria meningitidis has remained highly susceptible to antibiotics, and resistance to penicillin G and chemoprophylaxis agents is uncommon, according to data from an…
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Interventions increase vaccination rates for pediatric rheumatology patients

September 2, 2015
Simple practice-level interventions increased the pneumococcal vaccination coverage rate of pediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and others on…
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