Submitted by sshawn on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 17:22
When the adenoids are surgically removed, a laryngeal mirror is used to visualize the nasopharynx and guide the procedure. The mirror currently used during adenoidectomies makes visualization of the nasopharynx challenging due to its limited viewing angle, incomplete view of the nasopharynx and fogging of the mirror. With reduced vision of the nasopharynx, there is a risk of collateral damage to tissues near the adenoids, and it is challenging to teach adenoidectomy because it is challenging for both the teacher and student to visualize the nasopharynx at the same time.
Submitted by khenriks on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:21
Many medications are known to prolong the QTc interval, which is a marker for the potential of ventricular arrhythmia and a risk of sudden death. The QTc represents electrical depolarization and polarization of the ventricles and is measured with full EKG measurements, which is time-consuming and costly. As a result, the QTc is not monitored as closely as recommended. InstaQTc is a simple hand-held device that provides the QTc interval using only 3 electrodes, thereby enabling clinicians to efficiently monitor patients at risk for prolonged QTc interval.
Submitted by khenriks on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:17
Treatment decisions in Critical Care are made based on readings from external transducers that are manually leveled (by eye or by leveler) to the phlebostatic axis. A clinician may level the external transducer 2-3x per hour based on patient activity or questionable readings. CathAlign combines a novel sensing solution with ehanced transducer attachement safety features to improve nursing workflow and reduce avoidable hospital errors.
Submitted by khenriks on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:10
Epidural blocks are placed daily in hospitals to relieve the pain of childbirth or to limit pain during surgery. Placing an epidural is typically performed in a “blinded” manner without knowing exactly how deep and at what angle the epidural needle has to be inserted into the back to gain access to the epidural space. Inaccurate needle placement can result in severe spinal headache, nerve damage, paralysis, pain or any combination of the above.