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‘Life saving’ Israeli tech helps ID patients most at risk from blood infections

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New “life saving” artificial intelligence developed in Israel tells doctors which patients are most at risk of death or serious illness should they develop a blood infection.

Just by giving the information to doctors from routine blood tests when patients arrive in hospital, the technology will “prevent many deaths” as it will prompt medical teams to closely monitor those at highest risk, Prof. Noam Shomron told The Times of Israel.

He noted that blood infections are common, with an estimated 250,000 occurring annually in the US, and they are a leading cause of death, adding that this makes it an important issue to tackle.

The AI tool interprets patterns from standard blood tests that hospitals tend to run routinely on all new admissions, and uses them to assess danger levels in the case of blood infection.

It predicts responses with 82 percent accuracy, Shomron said, adding that while some other AI tools exist, his stands out for accuracy and ease of use, as it requires no........

© The Times of Israel

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