According to a March perspective piece by three Stanford researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine, while there is tremendous potential for machine learning to aid in expanded electronic records, efficient data-mining and health monitoring, there are also relevant challenges that may hinder the efficacy of machine learning systems in medical practice.
A team of researchers found that administering a quick shot of anti-convulsant medication with a spring-loaded syringe is as effective in treating prolonged seizures that do not occur in hospitals as using an intravenous line to administer the medication directly to the bloodstream.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital may have discovered a surprising cure for a rare lymphatic condition in children, according to a School of Medicine press release. The sildenafil drug, commonly known as Viagra, has shown potential to cure these malformations and is the subject of a new clinical trial at the School of Medicine and Packard Children’s Hospital.
A team at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has adopted a new approach to storing patients’ electronic medical records (EMR) called the Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment (STRIDE), according to a perspective paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This new method allows doctors to compare their current patients with previous patients…