Siemens Healthineers next generation solutions for laboratory diagnostics, available in India

first_imgSiemens Healthineers next generation solutions for laboratory diagnostics, available in India Share Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on May 20, 2019 News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Aptio AutomationAtellica Magline TransportAtellica Solutionlaboratory diagnosticsSiemens Healthineers Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Atellica Solution can process more than 30 different sample container types, including paediatric and tube-top sample cups that can be aspirated from the primary tubeSiemens Healthineers introduces Atellica Solution for India, providing laboratory diagnostics professionals, control and simplicity; so they can spend more time driving better outcomes and less time on operations.“The Atellica Solution is developed through extensive market research with laboratory professionals around the world. The result is a ground-breaking solution that provides simplified workflow, tighter control, and more time to focus on driving better clinical outcomes, helping address patients accurately.“ said Arpan Malhotra, Head of Diagnostics, Zone India, Siemens Healthineers.Laboratories can gain independent control over every individual sample—from routine to STAT—to deliver rapid, high quality patient results to clinicians with the help of transport technology, together with a multi-camera vision system, intelligent sample routing, and automatic quality control (QC) and calibration. The Atellica Magline Transport is a key feature with patented bi-directional – magnetic transport technology that is 10 times faster than conventional sample conveyors, and provides innovative and unique sample management capabilities.Laboratory operations are simplified through intelligent sample management offered by Atellica Solution. It can process more than 30 different sample container types, including paediatric and tube-top sample cups that can be aspirated from the primary tube. Laboratories can streamline inventory and deliver consistent patient results no matter where patients are tested, by using the same reagents and consumables across different analyser configurations.The Atellica Solution is a flexible, scalable, automation-ready solution for immunoassay and clinical chemistry testing. It is a comprehensive solution, that integrates solutions for sample management, immunoassay and chemistry testing platforms. It also can operate as a stand-alone system or connect to Aptio Automation to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary testing solution that could include haemostasis, haematology, and plasma protein analysers.Industry-leading productivity per square metre can be achieved with the immunoassay analyser that runs up to 440 tests per hour. Atellica S olution enables delivery of rapid, high precision results with the immunoassay analyser that features a patent-pending dual incubation ring design, temperature and humidity controls of the reaction environment, powerful magnets for relevant particle separation and robust washing protocols. Powering the Atellica Solution is a comprehensive menu of 170 assays, including 10-minute turnaround times for key cardiac, reproductive and thyroid tests, with 50 more assays in the pipeline.It is most suitable for mid-and high-volume labs delivering unprecedented flexibility to adapt to changing testing needs and space constraints. The solution is scalable to combine up to 10 analytical components into more than 300 customisable configurations—including linear, L and U shapes.The Atellica Solution is engineered for reliability, offering remote-access monitoring, self-recovery and many service innovations designed to maximise uptime. Siemens Healthineers aims to support healthcare providers worldwide, to meet their challenges and excel in their respective environments. With offerings such as the Atellica Solution, Siemens Healthineers helps lab professionals simplify their operations so they can focus on transforming care delivery for better clinical outcomes. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Add Commentlast_img read more

New insight into the neural circuitry underlying irritability and anxiety in youths when processing social threat

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Facebook Pinterest “Moreover, there was very little work looking at both symptoms together, especially without a focus on traditional mental health diagnoses. At the time this study started, mental health research was moving away from traditional diagnoses because most aren’t well grounded in biology. Though the transition has been difficult, it also gave clinical scientists room to restart simply,” said Stoddard, who also leads the Emotion and Development​ Lab.“In this study we examined symptoms in a group of children diagnosed with clinically significant affective issues. Are these symptoms related to how the basic emotion recognition circuitry responds to facial expressions?”The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brain activity of 115 youths aged 8 to 17 years as they completed a face emotion processing task. About 90 of the participants had been diagnosed with anxiety, disruptive mood dysregulation, and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. The youths and their parents also completed assessments of the participants’ irritability and anxiety.Stoddard and his colleagues found that high levels of both anxiety and irritability were associated with decreased connectivity between the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex when viewing angry facial expressions. High levels of anxiety but low levels of irritability, on the other hand, were associated with increased connectivity in this brain circuit. The amygdala is known to be important for responses to threatening situations, while the medial prefrontal cortex is associated with decision-making processes.“This is a demonstration that the response of amygdala-centered brain networks to emotional expressions differs by anxiety and irritability in children who we might very well see in the clinic,” Stoddard told PsyPost.“Had we looked at either symptom alone, we might have missed how they respond differently. For example, we observed that changes in the prefrontal-amygdala network during viewing angry faces differ by an individual’s degree of anxiety or irritability. These differences offer important clues about the neural function youth who may express anxiety, irritability, or both. But these are clues, I don’t think much more should be taken from this study by itself.”Increased irritability by itself, meanwhile, was associated with increased activity in several brain regions in response to angry faces and happy faces compared to fearful faces.But as with all research, the study includes some limitations.“This study used functional magnetic imaging in children with serious emotional issues, these facts are the source of strengths and weaknesses. Clearly major strengths are that we examined the clinical population directly and used a noninvasive, largely safe method of measuring localized brain activity. However, it is very difficult to get a good brain signal from youngsters because they move, causing a blurry image (especially for network imaging), or get tired of the task (so their brain responses may change),” Stoddard explained.“Also, we could not ethically ask the participants to stop their medications or pause therapy risking harm. Also, if we did so, we might be studying the effects of discontinuation. On the other hand, if we only invited kids who didn’t need treatment, we might not study a group of youth who represent the conditions we see in clinics. We also didn’t focus on anxiety and irritability in some conditions like bipolar disorder or active posttraumatic stress or in different cultural contexts. Though there are caveats with each aspect of the study, it represents an interesting result and considerable effort by participants and experts.”“This type of work is critical to build a strong foundation for understanding the brain mechanisms. It is part of a growing body of literature that is revealing how brain networks function differently by development, experience, or clinical symptoms. I personally find this emerging literature satisfying, because I see complicated clinical pictures. Some stories are simpler, such as dysfunction in a single gene or brain region. These occasionally explain a lot for rare conditions, but rarely much for common conditions,” Stoddard added.“This work was a team effort. I contributed to it as part of my research training fellowship at the National Institutes of Mental Health and as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I continue to have that latter title and am an outpatient psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. I’m supported by all those organizations to study pediatric anxiety and irritability. The content is solely my responsibility and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health, the University of Colorado, or Children’s Hospital Colorado.”The study, “Association of Irritability and Anxiety With the Neural Mechanisms of Implicit Face Emotion Processing in Youths With Psychopathology“, was authored by Joel Stoddard, Wan-Ling Tseng, Pilyoung Kim, Gang Chen, Jennifer Yi, Laura Donahue, Melissa A. Brotman, Kenneth E. Towbin, Daniel S. Pine, and Ellen Leibenluft. Share on Twittercenter_img New neuroimaging research published in JAMA Psychiatry helps to untangle the links between irritability, anxiety, and brain functioning in youths. The findings suggest that irritability and anxiety have interactive, rather than additive, effects when processing negative social information.“I am a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist. Over the years, I have met with families struggling with all types of anxiety and irritability,” explained study author Joel Stoddard of the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado.“When I was early in my career, I began to appreciate that even though ‘anxiety’ and ‘irritability’ seem like straightforward symptoms, their presentation is often intermingled. We simply don’t know why they co-occur or conversely why a child might have one symptom but not the other.” Share Emaillast_img read more

Postal System to be Upgraded

first_img The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), through funding by the Universal Postal Union. Story Highlights This is outlined in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The Government has allocated $35.872 million to a project to increase Jamaica Post’s ability to control and improve mail processing and handling.This is outlined in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), through funding by the Universal Postal Union.Anticipated targets for the 2019/2020 period include procurement and delivery of computer equipment and furniture to post offices islandwide, installing and testing computer equipment, conducting training sessions with post office personnel islandwide’ and the launch of the International Postal System (IPS).As of December 2018, site surveys of post offices islandwide were conducted and a project plan based on the surveys completed.The project, which was originally slated for completion in April 2019, has been extended to March 2020.The IPS is an integrated international mail management application that combines mail processing, operational management and Electronic Data Interchange messaging into one application.It provides a means for postal enterprises to have an accurate and comprehensive view of their mail movement, covering every point between origin and destination, including transit offices of exchange, international carriers and handling through Customs.Jamaica Post manages the island’s network of over 500 post offices and postal agencies. The Government has allocated $35.872 million to a project to increase Jamaica Post’s ability to control and improve mail processing and handling.last_img read more