Early warning system for intensive care units

Postoperative bleeding and acute kidney injury are among the most dangerous complications after heart or cardiovascular surgery. The earlier doctors or nurses recognize them, the greater the chance of being able to intervene successfully and save lives. “It is true that in modern cardiac surgery intensive care units, a large…

FDA authorizes marketing of EndoRotor system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization to the EndoRotor System, which provides a minimally invasive way to resect and remove necrotic tissue for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN), the agency announced last week. The approval provides a new treatment option for the estimated 15 percent of…

Immune system may have another job—combatting depression

An inflammatory autoimmune response within the central nervous system similar to one linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) has also been found in the spinal fluid of healthy people, according to a new Yale-led study comparing immune system cells in the spinal fluid of MS patients and…