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Digital chest drain system could save NHS £8.5M

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued medical technology guidance recommending Medela’s Thopaz+ for managing chest drains. Thopaz+ is a portable chest drain and digital monitoring system that applies negative pressure as needed and continuously monitors air leakage and fluid drainage. NICE states that the device should be considered for people…

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Technology can beat sepsis, but it needs to be smart

By Sean Benson, vice president and general manager of Specialized Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health Sepsis kills more than 44,000 people annually in the UK, a shocking figure that is more than the total number of combined deaths from breast, bowel and prostate cancer. The potentially life-threatening condition, also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is…

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