Michael Heung

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This paper presents a novel sensor in the form of a ring to monitor vascular tone continuously and non-invasively. The signal that is generated by this sensor would allow for accurate detection and analysis of reflection waves that can be used to identify or predict several medical conditions including intradialytic hypotension (IDH). The sensor is(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be challenging in patients with underlying chronic disease, and biomarkers often perform poorly in this population. In this study we examined the performance characteristics of the novel biomarker panel of urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP2) and insulin-like growth(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous quality improvement (CQI) has been successfully applied in business and engineering for over 60 years. While using CQI techniques within nephrology has received increased attention, little is known about where, and with what measure of success, CQI can be attributed to improving outcomes within nephrology care. This is particularly(More)
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