bedside test

bedside test

Any evaluation of analytes close to a patient who may be in a relatively critical state.

bedside test

Lab medicine Any evaluation of analytes close to a Pt who may be a relatively critical state; devices used for BTs may be less accurate than those used in a hospital's laboratory, but have the advantage of short 'turn-around' time–eg, 2 minutes, facilitating therapy using minimal volumes–eg, 0.25–0.5 mL, of specimens; BT may be used for pH, PO2, PCO2, Na+, K+, Hct, glucose, Ca2+, and chloride. Cf Stat testing.
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Randox is set to release a new bedside test aimed at slashing the 24 hours usually taken to identify the correct antibiotic.
Testing HRV acts as a simple non-invasive bedside test for early detection of any differences in cardiac autonomic balance that may be markers for early cardiac autonomic dysregulation.
TFFD is a rare and benign form of acquired hyperpigmentation characterized by "velvety, pigmented patches or plaques." (1) A simple bedside test, known as an "alcohol wipe test," both confirms and treats TFFD; it involves rubbing the affected area with a 70% isopropyl alcohol pad.
It is still challenging for researchers to find a bedside test which is useful for predicting difficult tracheal intubation1.
Conclusion: It appears that ULBT is a useful bedside test for evaluation of patient airway before the general anesthesia.
Unlike in human medicine, where a quick bedside test can be conducted to diagnose flu, testing for canine flu can be difficult.
A simple bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands may help doctors diagnose certain degenerative brain diseases called synucleinopathies, which include Parkinson's disease, Lewy Body dementia, and multiple system atrophy.
Placental alpha macroglobulin-1 (PAMG-1), which is assessed by a bedside test PartoSure, was compared with fetal fibronectin and cervical length measurement and it was reported that PartoSure was more accurate in predicting PB within 7 days with 80% sensitivity and 95% specificity and it was reported that PartoSure had the greatest utility in patients when cervical length was 15-35 mm [54].
The bedside test identifies antigens present in the blood to determine which blood type it is.
The absolute reduction in mortality was small at four percent, but with 300,000 patients with HIV dying from tuberculosis in Africa every year, implementing this low-cost, rapid, bedside test could potentially save thousands of lives annually."
Since vestibular dysbalance in the roll plane is associated with deviation of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) [4], we applied a simple bedside test to measure SVV in PD patients with or without LTF in an attempt to obtain further evidence for vestibular dysfunction in LTF of PD.
The urine dipstick test is a good example of a bedside test that can assist with diagnosing bacterial infection.