WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence to improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide
Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds “enormous potential” for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.
This study found that the number of patients with bridge to heart transplantation on the transplant list decreased dramatically after the allocation change from a 3-tiered system to a 6-tiered system.JACC: Heart Failure
Advanced heart failure is a challenging condition to treat and has long been associated with significant morbidity for afflicted patients.1,2 Guideline-directed medical therapy has improved outcomes, helped prevent sudden death, and improved symptoms for these patients. But treatment of the most advanced forms of end-stage of heart failure requires one of ...
Anti-M antibodies are usually inactive at physiologic temperatures (37 °C). Rarely,these antibodies have been reported to react at physiologic temperatures, resulting in clinically significant hemolytic transfusion reactions or hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Oct;31(10):1028-1030. doi: 10.1111/pan.14274.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34553453 | DOI:10.1111/pan.14274
We describe multi-decade trends in post-transplant graft survival, adjusted for concurrent changes in the population, over the 30 years antecedent to the most recent heart allocation policy change.METHODS: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data were used to identify all primary adult heart recipients 1989 through 2017. We described temporal changes in population characteristics (recipient/donor demographics and comorbidities, pretransplant interventions, clinical transplant measures, and providers). The primary outcome was graft survival, defined as freedom from all-cause death and graft failure, within 6 months...
Acute decompensated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterised by rapid worsening of clinical signs of right heart failure (RHF) with subsequent congestion and systemic circulatory insufficiency that can lead to multisystem organ failure [1–3]. Short-term outcomes of acute decompensated RHF are very poor and it remains the primary cause of mortality in PAH [4, 5]. Intensive care of acute decompensated PAH is based on treatment of triggering factors, careful fluid management, and strategies to improve cardiac function and reduce right ventricular afterload . However, this medical strategy is not always ...
CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this exploratory study offer preliminary insight into a system-level pathway (chronic illness management) for improving outcomes for heart transplant recipients. The signals observed in our data support further investigation into the effectiveness of chronic illness management-based interventions in heart transplant follow-up care.PMID:34549630 | DOI:10.1177/17423953211039773