How Boston Dynamics' robot-dog is helping COVID-19 patients

How Boston Dynamics' robot-dog is helping COVID-19 patients

How Boston Dynamics' robot-dog is helping COVID-19 patients

Many researchers now suspect strokes in novel coronavirus patients may be a direct effect of blood problems that are producing clots all over some patient's bodies.

"Most of these patients have no past medical history and were at home with either mild symptoms (or in two cases, no symptoms) of covid", Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in NY, told CNN on Thursday. It's critical that stroke patients get treated immediately to avoid brain damage since brain cells will die when the blood flow is stopped due to a clot.

When records were pulled from almost 6,000 patients hospitalized by way of the Northwell Health system, they revealed 94% of patients affected had more than one disease in addition to COVID-19.

To determine the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with Covid-19, researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research analyzed 5,700 electronic health records of patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection between March 1 and April 4, including information on patient demographics, home medications, and laboratory tests, among other things. A stroke is a serious illness that has to be treated at a hospital while it's sexier in people.

Physicians in New York City, which still leads the nation in reported COVID-19 cases, are reporting significantly more acute, large vessel strokes in young adults infected with COVID-19.

The company says that the machine has now been deployed at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital where it serves as a telemedicine platform, helping health-care workers triage potential COVID-19 cases without actually being close to them during the assessment.

All tested positive for the new coronavirus, and two of them were slow to call the ambulance. At least one patient has died and others are in intensive care or in the stroke unit.

It turns out there is another coronavirus symptom that people will need to be aware of, and it might be the most risky of them all.

Spot, a four-legged robot from robotics company Boston Dynamics, is being put to use at Brigham and Women's Hospital in MA during the coronavirus pandemic. A few different studies recently released found that blood clotting is relatively frequent in severe coronavirus patients, and patients could be experiencing strokes as a result of it.

Oakley and his team on average treat one to two stroke patients under age 50 per month, but since the pandemic the team has treated five.

"It means it a bigger clot".

The recent analyses suggest coronavirus patients are mostly experiencing the deadliest type of stroke- LVOs- also known as large vessel occlusions. Every time you don't write about devices, you unfortunately don't stay away from them, even though you desperately try.

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