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Dascena publishes on septic shock prediction in alcohol use disorder patients

May 10, 2016

In this study Dascena validates a sepsis prediction algorithm in a unique patient population. The findings are published in Annals of Medicine and Surgery.

Detecting and predicting the onset of septic shock in the ICU is made more difficult by alcohol use disorder (AUD). The need for an improved risk scoring system for the AUD population is demonstrated by the suboptimal performance of many of the current methods used to predict the onset of septic shock. InSight is a risk scoring system developed to predict the onset of septic shock using only vital signs, laboratory tests, and patient demographics. When it comes to predicting the onset of septic shock, InSight outperforms the existing scoring systems that include Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II) for AUD patients, and continues to be more effective up to four hours before onset. The strong performance of the system suggests that InSight can be effective at predicting the onset of septic shock in patients regardless of AUD status.

Read the paper here.

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