Tag: Critical Care

Algorithm Uses Individual Medical History to Predict Patient’s Chance of Survival in ICU

Researchers in Denmark have developed a new algorithm that predicts an individual patient’s risk of mortality in the ICU. Their work, recently published in the journal Digital Health, demonstrates that the algorithm outperforms current non-computational methods of estimating mortality. Algorithms of this nature can help direct resources where (Read more...)

Masimo Radius PPG Wireless Oximeter FDA Cleared

Masimo won FDA clearance for its Radius PPG wireless pulse oximetry sensor. The device features Masimo’s SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion technology that stays accurate as the patient moves around and about. The tetherless product allows patients to freely move about the clinic, going to the bathroom without having to disconnect f (Read more...)

Impella CP with SmartAssist: A Newly FDA Approved Heart Pump with Optical Positioning Sensor

Abiomed, the maker of popular left ventricular assist devices, is releasing its newly FDA approved Impella CP with SmartAssist device. The pump features an optical sensor that physicians can use to position and reposition the device without relying on a cath lab, X-ray, or ultrasound imaging. The sensor can be used either during initial implantatio (Read more...)

BioSig Technologies Announces First Clinical Cases with PURE EP System: Interview with Ken Londoner, CEO

BioSig Technologies has developed the PURE EP electrophysiology information system, a product that aims to provide better tools for doctors who are treating potentially deadly arrhythmias. The computerized system is used to process electrophysiological signals and provides capabilities to acquire, store, amplify, measure, and display such signals. (Read more...)

IRRAS Rolling Out New Irrigating Cerebrospinal Fluid Catheter System for Hydrocephalus

Swedish medical device company IRRAS is attempting to change the way neurosurgeons and neurointensivists handle the problem of acute hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain, and is often caused by hemorrhage, tumor, infection, or traumatic brain injury. Traditionally, surgeons use an exter (Read more...)

VitalMinds from Philips to Control Delirium in ICU

Patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) often suffer through delirium, including experiencing disorientation and witnessing hallucinations. Going through delirium seems to negatively affect future outcomes, in addition to being a hindrance to receiving proper medical care while hospitalized. For these reasons acute delirium should be dealt with, bu (Read more...)

VivaQuant RX-1 Wearable All-in-One Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Unit and Event Monitor FDA Cleared

VivaQuant, a company based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, won FDA clearance for its RX-1 cardiac patient monitor. The device is unique in that it is able to operate as a Mobile Cardiac Telemetry unit or Event Monitor, all while transmitting its readings for remote analysis. The system gives cardiologists the ability to free up […]

Automated Machine for Pumping Bag Valve Masks

Bag valve masks help paramedics, anesthesiologists, and others to oxygenate the lungs, but being manual devices the operator oftentimes has to do additional tasks, such as provide jaw thrust or use both hands to ensure good seal around the face mask. Engineering students at Rice University made an attachment for ventilator pump bags so that [&helli (Read more...)