Monthly Archives: August 2014

AbStats listens to gut sounds so you don’t have to

(medGadget) -- Post-operative ileus (POI) is defined as “the absence of intestinal peristalsis without mechanical obstruction”. It is a serious condition that can make recovery from surgery a challenge. Now a new device developed at UCLA that autonomously listens to gut sounds to evaluate how things are moving down there has been shown to be [...]

2015-05-02T16:06:46+00:00 August 14th, 2014|

To eat or not to eat

(UCLA Newsroom) -- A disposable plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study.

2015-04-29T16:30:45+00:00 August 12th, 2014|