Vital signs are archaic or “late to the game.” You read that right. Traditional vital signs that are collected and indicate a problem such as low/high blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc. are not detectably altered until your body has already been trying to compensate for a deficiency.
But what if the problem could’ve been detected and prevented before your body began to act up by developing new and more informative vital signs? Insert New Vital Signs.
Crain's Detroit Business features Mitovation and their helmet device, the MitoLUX. Co-chief science officer is MCIRCC member Dr. Thomas Sanderson.
Clinicians, researchers, data scientists, industry professionals, and donors converged at Junge Family Champions Center on October 25 for the second Massey TBI Regional Conference.
When University of Michigan researchers started getting spontaneous hugs from nurses while testing their system that monitors the autonomic nervous system of hospital patients and predicts problems, they knew they were on to something.
Congratulations to the six traumatic brain injury (TBI) teams whose projects have been funded this year thanks to the continued generosity of the Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation!
Earlier this month, MCIRCC hosted our third annual Massey TBI Grand Challenge. With a record-breaking attendance, thought-provoking presentations, and increased collaboration with the Dept. of Engineering, the event was a rousing success.
Find out how a team of clinicians partnered with an engineer to innovate TBI care through a new ultrasound device.
The Joyce Massey TBI Summit brings together leading TBI experts from across the country to present their current research, discuss the future of the field and identify important barriers to improving TBI outcomes.
In June, three MCIRCC multidisciplinary research teams received Prolonged Field Care Research Awards from the Department of Defense’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP). These awards call for the development of next-generation diagnostics, monitoring, resuscitation, and stabilization methods for prolonged field care (PFC) and prolonged damage control resuscitation (pDCR).
When first responders are faced with the challenge of caring for a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether that be in the Emergency Room, out in the field, or on the front lines, two dilemmas usually come to mind: what is the extent of their initial injury, and are there any secondary injuries underway?
After a successful Massey TBI Grand Challenge kick-off event in February, the competition came to a close last month with Wolverine Den (MCIRCC’s version of Shark Tank). Seven teams were awarded funding thanks to the generous gift from the Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation.