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AI-based voice analysis app monitors mentally ill patients

An interactive voice application that leverages artificial intelligence is able to track the clinical state of patients with serious mental illness by analyzing their speech samples. The app, called MyCoachConnect, was part of a study that monitored 47 people being treated by physicians for conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. According… Read More »

Only 1 in 4 Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation

Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, particularly women, the elderly and non-white patients, according to new findings in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Every year, an estimated 1.3 million U.S. adults with heart disease may… Read More »

Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years

Alana Prisco FINDINGS A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.  Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression… Read More »

FDA Approves Dayvigo (lemborexant) for the Treatment of Insomnia in Adult Patients

FDA Approves Dayvigo (lemborexant) for the Treatment of Insomnia in Adult Patients Print this page December 23, 2019 — Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new drug application for its in-house discovered and developed orexin receptor antagonist Dayvigo (lemborexant). Dayvigo… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to their difficult behaviour – refusing to take medicines or eating meals for instance. Why? People… Read More »