Navigation Links
Software might revolutionize glucose monitoring in critically ill patients

Researchers have developed a new computerized system to easilymonitor the levels of glucose in the blood of patients in intensivecare.

A study published today in the open access journal BMC MedicalInformatics and Decision Making reports that GRIP, a computersoftware that assists in the monitoring of glucose levels incritically ill patients, saves nurses time and effort and is moreefficient than the paper-based method currently used in manyintensive care units (ICUs). Monitoring blood glucose levels isnecessary to avoid stress hyperglycemia, an insulin resistancecondition that causes glucose levels to go up and has been shown todecrease patient survival. GRIP will be released as open sourcesoftware.

Mathijs Vogelzang and colleagues from University Medical CenterGroningen in the Netherlands implemented GRIP in a 12-bed ICU, forfour months. GRIP monitors glucose levels and recommends theappropriate insulin pump rate and the time at which the next bloodsample should be taken, and indicates situations in which a physicianneeds to be notified. In many ICUs, nurses currently monitor glucose levels manually ten to twelve times a day and record their measurements on paper. A total of 179 patients were monitored using GRIP and 22nurses filled in a questionnaire about the program.

Vogelzang et al.'s results show that 61% of the patients had theright glucose levels more than 75% of the time that they weremonitored by GRIP. Only one patient suffered from very low glucoselevels, and that was due to human error. Nurses found GRIP easy touse and all agreed that it is an improvement over the paper-basedmethod. Because they only have to control patients six times a daywith GRIP, they can monitor more patients and they do not have tocall a physician as often as with the current method.


Source:BioMed Central

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Affymetrix and Stratagene Announce Strategic Software Alliance
2. Software Tool for Converting Scientific Text into a Database of Functional Relationships
3. Ariadne Genomics Announces the Release of PathwayStudio?Central, Client-Server Software for Biological Pathway Analysis
4. Software agents could help unmask reality of disease clusters
5. Beyond the book: Software automates access to brain atlases
6. Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
7. Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
8. Compound might defeat African sleeping sickness, clinical trial beginning this month
9. Stem cells electric abilities might help their safe clinical use
10. Free-radical busting antioxidants might not promote healthy hearts
11. HIV-1s high virulence might be an accident of evolution
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/20/2015)... NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® smart ... recently interviewed on The RedChip Money Report ... on Bloomberg Europe , Bloomberg Asia, Bloomberg Australia, ... NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a biometric authentication ...
(Date:11/18/2015)... 2015  As new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding ... healthcare providers face challenges in better using that knowledge ... addition, as more children continue to survive pediatric cancer, ... old age. John M. Maris, M.D ., ... Philadelphia (CHOP) . --> John M. ...
(Date:11/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Paris ... --> Paris , qui s,est ... DERMALOG, le leader de l,innovation biométrique, a inventé le ... et empreintes sur la même surface de balayage. Jusqu,ici, ... l,autre pour les empreintes digitales. Désormais, un seul scanner ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Muncie, IN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Aeronautics (AMA) and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OPBAP) has been formalized ... Mathewson and other AMA team leaders met with OPBAP leaders Capt. Karl Minter ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... microbial genomics company uBiome, were featured on AngelList early in their initial angel ... launching an AngelList syndicate for individuals looking to make early stage investments in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 24, 2015 Cepheid ... will be speaking at the following conference, and invited ... New York, NY      Tuesday, December 1, 2015 ... New York, NY      Tuesday, December 1, 2015 ... Jaffray Healthcare Conference, New York, NY ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Copper is ... it is bound to proteins, copper is also toxic to cells. With a ... Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will conduct a systematic study of copper in the bacteria ...
Breaking Biology Technology: