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Detecting Infection In Babies Before It Even Occurs

Technology is being developed in Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children to detect infections in premature babies before they even occur. This extremely sensitive monitoring system alerts the physician if a life-threatening infection in the baby could occur, before they show any outward detectable signs. It pulls its indications from tell-tale changes in the baby’s heart rate, body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure up to 24 hours before the infection really takes hold. This allows time for the physician to take measures to prevent the infection from occurring in the first place.

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