New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids

PITTSBURGH– Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids — and which might only suffer their side effects — with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques. Physicians already have some clues about which patients…

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Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

IMAGE: Professor Declan Bates. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Mechanical ventilation of children in intensive care units is often necessary, but can damage the lungs of critically ill patients It’s possible to change ventilator settings to reduce the risk of damage without putting child patients at risk, according to engineering researchers at the University of…

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