Light-based virus detection - CES 2015

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NSF-funded small business Nexgen Arrays is developing tests for the detection of viruses, including Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg, directly from blood, near the site of patient care. These tests are based on technology designed to rapidly detect a broad array of pathogens in a simple, easy-to-use test format. The tech grew out of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, which develops new applications for health, productivity and energy savings. David Freeman, CEO of NexGen Arrays,...

Heat and motion-powered wearable electronics for improved health - CES 2015

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At NSF-funded Engineering Research Centers across the United States, interdisciplinary university teams turn knowledge into new systems technologies. Working closely with industry and regional stakeholders, the centers ultimately aim to commercialize technological innovations. At International CES 2015, members of the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) demonstrated nanotech-enabled, wearable health...

Self-powered device measures lung function - CES 2015

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A portable device powered by a simple breath can measure lung function and transmit results to your phone. The 3-D printed device is designed to enable people with lung conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to gauge their lung function without having to visit a clinic. The technology, developed by a student at the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST), is one of...

Nov 21, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; Nigam Shah

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Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records Nigam Shah Stanford University Abstract: In the era of Electronic Health Records, it is possible to examine the outcomes of decisions made by doctors during clinical practice to identify patterns of care—generating evidence from the collective experience of patients. We will discuss methods that transform unstructured patient notes into a de-identified, temporally ordered, patient-feature matrix. We will then review...

Dec 4, 2014; Informatics Journal Club; Yves Lussier

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Challenges and remediation for Patient Safety Indicators in the transition to ICD-10-CM. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25186492 Boyd AD, Yang YM, Li J, Kenost C, Burton MD, Becker B, Lussier YA. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep 3. pii: amiajnl-2013-002491. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002491 Yves Lussier University of Arizona Reporting of hospital adverse events relies on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition,...

Top five ways to reduce cancer risk

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You can reduce your cancer risk by following these simple guidelines from Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many diseases can be avoided by changing your lifestyle. Learn what you can reduce your risk for cancer.