05 August 2015
Vol 7, Issue 299

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ONLINE COVER Warning Signs. A patient in the intensive care unit is surrounded by electronic monitors that continuously track vital signs. Normally, these monitors are only used to assess the current condition of a patient, but Henry et al. now show the monitors' potential to predict future events as well. The researchers developed a computational method named TREWScore, which incorporates data from electronic monitors and medical records to identify patients who will develop septic shock as much as 28 hours later, providing a potential opportunity for clinicians to intervene before a patient's condition worsens. [CREDIT: M. KRINKE/MICHAEL KRINKE PHOTOGRAPHY]