Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racially biased oxygen readings could be putting patients at risk

Thousands of times a day, doctors and nurses use a small device called a pulse oximeter—which fits on the end of a patient's finger to measure the percentage of oxygen in the blood—to help them make vital treatment decisions. ...

Surgery

'Wrong' scale used to evaluate results of brain surgery

The most common scale used to evaluate outcome of neurosurgical procedures, the modified rankin scale (mRS) –  does not measure what is commonly assumed, concludes a study conducted at the Department of Neurosurgery of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New definitions created for sepsis and septic shock

Updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis should facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with or at risk of developing sepsis. The report, which appears in the February 23 issue of ...

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