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A very serious and common complication that can develop post cardiac surgery is acute kidney injury affecting nearly one-third of patients who have undergone heart surgeries in the UK. This scenario costs almost 1.2 billion pounds to the NHS per year. Acute kidney injury is 100 times more deadly than MRSAN (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) which is associated with short term and long term morbidity and mortality for patients. Taking a note of this, clinicians at Rinicare which is a Manchester based healthcare company, have devised a risk-prediction technology known as Stability UO (urine output).

This uses artificial intelligence to analyse routinely captured patient data particularly urine output of patients who are in recovery post-surgery. This platform can identify even subtle signs of deterioration and act as an early-warning system to prevent the development of serious and dangerous complications.

This system is also enabled to identify low-risk patients, allowing them to be safely removed from critical care units to free up bed space more quickly. It has been approved for use in the UK and is being evaluated in many NHS hospitals.

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