As noted, delayed treatment of acute renal failure often leads to damage to other vital organs.
Doctors from the Royal Free Hospital of London (Royal Free Hospital), together with DeepMind, have developed a mobile application that can recognize fatal kidney disease in an average of 14 minutes. It is reported by the BBC Broadcasting Corporation.
To detect kidney disease, the software examines the results of a blood test. One of its algorithms determines the increased content of creatinine in the blood - a substance formed in the muscles as a result of biochemical reactions of amino acid-protein metabolism and which can cause acute renal failure. The results of the study are sent automatically to doctors and nurses in the form of a report, accompanied by charts and graphs.
Hospital staff expects that this technology will help doctors save the lives of many patients, since it is the delayed treatment of acute renal failure that often leads to damage to other vital organs, which, in turn, can lead to death. “For the first time, we have the ability to receive real-time patient alerts at any point in the hospital,” said Mary Emerson, the hospital’s senior nurse.
After studying about 12 thousand reports on the condition of the kidneys of patients prepared by the application, specialists from University College London came to the conclusion that with it, doctors will be able to detect pathological changes in the kidneys much faster than using existing analysis methods, which usually take several hours.
The results of the study are published in the specialized journal Nature Digital Medicine. According to the BBC, about 100 thousand Britons die each year from complications caused by acute renal failure.