Tag: personalised

The Opportunity of Vital Signs Monitoring and Clinical Decision Support

Improving patient safety though better patient monitoring Vital signs monitoring is essential at every stage of the patient journey, from triage, diagnosis to discharge and transfer of care. During admission to hospital, patients often show signs of acute physical deterioration before a serious event occurs, such as cardiac arrest. Current variation in vital signs charts, …

Machine Learning: The Heart of Precision Medicine

Summer of Research project by Nicholas James, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Patrick Gladding. You’ve seen it happen in movies I’m sure. A main character is flat lining and the doctor yells ‘CLEAR!’ before bringing down the paddles and zapping them back to life. Yeah, that’s not actually what those machines do. In real …

Genes and Drugs

Summer of Research project by Kate Kilpatrick, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Patrick Gladding. Huge advances have been made in cardiovascular medicine in recent decades, but the application of some of these advances in real world practice has been minimal. Kate Kilpatrick and her supervisor noted that antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) …

Growing a Generation

Summer of Research project by Laura McCrae, University of Auckland, supervised by Associate Professor Robyn Whittaker. Growth monitoring is an essential part of assessing children’s health care.  Tracking how a child is growing can provide awareness of nutritional issues or other health problems. Growth charts are used to compare an individual child’s growth to what is …