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Thursday, September 5, 2019


In The News


A deep learning algorithm that forecasts acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours before occurrence underscores the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in improving patient outcomes through early warning systems. The model was able to predict nearly 60% of all inpatient AKI episodes and 90% of all injuries requiring dialysis. Before…
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has added another feather to its cap as a surveillance tool for outbreaks in hospitals. In a recent study, this technology identified a previously undiscovered vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infection at one facility. The researchers, who published their findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases, cited interventional radiology…

Inside AACC


An analysis that compared direct low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentrations against standard risk calculations gave highest marks to one test, the Denka Seiken direct LDL-C, for assessing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The findings, detailed in Clinical Chemistry, suggest that this test could serve as an…
Diagnostic lab tests are a common occurrence following hospital admissions although the rate of testing appears to be higher among certain clinical conditions and rises with age, according to a retrospective study that investigated pathology test data across four Australian hospitals. Investigators published their findings in the Journal of Applied…

Practice Management


Immunoglobulin A (IgA) tissue transglutaminase should be the first line test for suspected celiac disease in patients being worked up for chronic watery diarrhea, according to a new technical review published by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). The international team of authors also recommended using either fecal calprotectin with a…

World View


Draft internet of things (IoT) guidance released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on fending off cyberattacks in the connected world has specific applications for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers and clinical laboratories alike. The guidance describes how IoT devices impact the management of cybersecurity risks, what…