UTRF Startup Uses Audio Analytics to Predict Future Gastrointestinal Impairment

Gastrointestinal impairment (GII) is acute paralysis of the GI tract beginning two to seven days after major abdominal surgery. Around 25 percent of patients develop GII due to postoperative ileus (POI), a small bowel blockage or another postoperative complication. GII puts patients at risk and leads to readmission rates exceeding 20 percent following surgery. One… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Anne Zachry

UTHSC invention aims to help babies enjoy ‘tummy time,’ a critical part of healthy development. In the early 1990s, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that all babies sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. As a result, the National Institute of Child Health and Human… Read More