Blood Ketone Management in Pediatric DKA

Available On-Demand Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is frequently present at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, with younger children, especially those less than 2 years-old, at higher risk. Complications include hypoglycemia, acute kidney injury, cardiac arrthymias and cerebral injury. DKA, along with these complications, is the most common cause of hospitalization, mortality, and morbidity in children with […]

Preoperative Ionized Magnesium Levels and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery

Although postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery, preventive measures are limited. Despite the known association of preoperative low magnesium levels with cardiac surgery–related atrial fibrillation, the association between preoperative magnesium concentration and postoperative AKI has not been fully elucidated. In this webinar, Dr. Hee Byung Koh, Department of Internal […]

Point-of-Care Testing in the Neonatal Population: Importance of Glucose Meter Accuracy

Point-of-care testing is an essential diagnostic tool in neonatal and pediatric patient settings because infants and children experience more rapid changes in clinical status than adults. Fast, accurate, interference-free POCT glucose testing in neonatal settings enables rapid detection or prevention of neonatal hypoglycemia. In this webinar, Dr. Khosrow Adeli, Professor, Clinical Biochemistry, The Hospital for […]

Implementation of a Novel Automated Sampling System for High Density Cell Culture Processes

Tuesday, September 20th 11am EST / 4pm BST / 5pm CET Manual bioreactor sampling is the primary cause for cell culture contamination and one of the main cost drivers in terms of man-hours required to execute this repetitive task. In addition, manual sampling increases offline measurement variability due to analysis delay and sample degassing. Several autosampler systems […]

Medium Measurement Techniques Applicable to Cell Culture for Cell Therapy

Our laboratory has previously demonstrated that fluctuations in medium composition in multilayer cultures of epithelial tissues (epidermal and corneal epithelial tissues) with three-dimensional structures can be used to understand the state of the epithelial tissues. In addition, this experience is applied to suspension cultures of iPS cell aggregates for the mass production recently. In this […]

Lactate as a Marker for Fetal Hypoxia

Prolonged intrapartum hypoxia can result in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which affects1.5-2.5 of 1,000 newborns annually. Infants with HIE may develop permanent health conditions and disorders such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hearing and vision impairments, and more. During labor, fetal monitoring using cardiotocography (CTG) can screen for hypoxia. CTG has high sensitivity but low predictive […]

Monitoring glucose in neonates: a POCT conundrum?

This webinar provides an introduction to the peculiar aspects of glycaemic control in neonates, starting with the description of the risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia, to proceed with the recommendations from national guidelines and the role of POC glucose meters. Published studies highlighting the main issues and potential solutions of the use of POC glucometers in […]

Blood Testing for Glucose and Ketones in Hospital Settings

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Various clinics and units in the hospital rely on glucose testing to manage patient care. From the emergency room, to the endocrine clinics for diabetics, to the various intensive care units, accurate and reliable glucose measurements are necessary for safe management of patients. In this webinar, […]

Estimated Plasma Volume (ePV) in Critical Care

New studies have reinforced the clinical importance of ePV as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in many clinical settings, particularly critical care. The ePV can be calculated using several formulas, mostly based on hemoglobin and hematocrit and sometimes body weight. It has been shown to provide useful prognostic information in patients with heart failure, myocardial […]