New Point of Care Test for Anemia That Patients Can Administer Themselves Has Potential to Impact Pathology Groups and Clinical Laboratories

Developed by researchers at Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, the anemia test device is awaiting clearance by the FDA New diagnostic technology may shift some hemoglobin testing for anemia out of clinical laboratories and into near-patient settings. It may also be possible to use this new diagnostic device for patient self-testing. The developers describe this as a new, easy, inexpensive point-of-care test (POCT) that detects anemia....

Eradicating Bloodstream Infections in the Pediatric ICU

Here’s an important example of how setting a clinical goal, then monitoring progress toward that goal can lead to significant improvements in clinical outcomes. The nonprofit National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) is leading an ambitious 3-year project that aims to eradicate bloodstream infections, the most severe infections threat in pediatric ICUs. In April, NACHRI reported that, in the first six months of the three-year project, 29 hospitals...
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