Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors repurposing medical devices and apps for COVID-19

Health care workers around the world have risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with creative solutions, from 3-D-printing face shields, ventilator parts and nasopharyngeal swabs, to repurposing home breathing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innate immune system worsens the situation in severe COVID-19

In patients with severe COVID-19, the innate immune system overreacts. This overreaction may underlie the formation of blood clots (thrombi) and deterioration in oxygen saturation that affect the patients. This is shown in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Artificial intelligence supports medical prognoses

Estimating the risk of patients dying is arguably one of the most difficult and stressful challenges physicians face. This has been especially true in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with doctors around the world ...

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. ...

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Pioneering remote screening for vital health signs indicating COVID-19

A key symptom of COVID-19—oxygen saturation—is now being estimated remotely from a camera, thanks to research from University of South Australia engineers Professor Javaan Chahl, Dr. Ali Al-Naji and their team of graduate ...

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