Using big data to save babies

Although bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)—a chronic lung disease affecting newborns—is the most common complication of preterm birth, it remains difficult to diagnose and treat. Researchers from Fundación INFANT in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, hope to address these difficulties using machine learning to inform the […]

Using twin-specific birthweight charts reduces the number of ‘high-risk’ pregnancies

A fourth-year medical student at St George’s has authored two papers showing the importance of using twin-specific birthweight charts, rather than those designed for single infant (singleton) pregnancies. Published in the journals Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Clinical Medicine, the two papers were co-authored by Corey […]

Addiction treatment centers using electronic health records less and may hinder care

Despite their existence for decades, electronic health records—digitized patient information and medical histories available instantly and securely to authorized users—are not commonly used by many addiction and substance use disorder treatment facilities in the United States. Now, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests why this is happening. […]

World’s first colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection using flexible endoscopic robotic system

Compared to minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) represents an advanced, less-invasive endoscopic treatment for early gastrointestinal cancer. ESD has significant advantages as an organ preservation surgical treatment, but it is technically challenging with substantial risk of perforation and bleeding. The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of […]