Advertisement

A Computerized Integration of Monitored Signals and Laboratory Data in a Coronary Care Unit

  • J. L. Bachy
  • M. Pierart
  • J. Col
  • J. Tremouroux
  • L. Lambotte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 24)

Abstract

At the 1979 MIE meeting in Berlin, the system used for the monitoring of six patients in the coronary care unit of the clinics St-Luc in Brussels has been presented (1). Since that time, a large extension in the programs and number of applications has been performed which justifies this new presentation of the AMOUR system (Application Médicale des Ordinateurs aux Unités de Réanimation). The blood gaz and clinical chemistry laboratories have been connected to the computer. The 5 intensive care units (CCU is one of them) have been equipped with central alpha numeric screens to get results from those laboratories. Three of them have also been equipped with bedside keyboards and the complete monitoring system has been implemented in those units. Several programs have been added: renal function, electrolyte and fluid balance, caloric requirements and cardiac function program. This latest program is a particularly useful integration of the computerized cardiovascular monitored signals with laboratory data: it will be described here.

Keywords

IEEE Computer Society Coronary Care Unit Backup System Caloric Requirement Clinical Chemistry Laboratory 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Lambotte, L., Bachy, J.L., Col, J., Marchand, E., Pierart, M., Sandrap J. and Van Eyll, C. A clinical and research oriented computerized patients monitoring system. Medical Informatics. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1979, p. 353–358.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bachy, J.L., Van Eyll, C., Col, J., Lambotte, L. and Charlier A.A. Sequential improvements in an on-line algorithm for monitoring abnormal QRS events. Computers in Cardiology, pp. 293–296, Rotterdam; IEEE Computer Society 1977.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bachy, J.L., Marchand, E. and Col J. Effect of premature ventricular depolarisation on the arterial pulse wave by an on-line algorithm. Acta Cardiol. Belgica, suppl. XXVI, pp. 43–48, 1981.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Col, J., Marchand, E., Sandrap, J. and Pouleur, H. On-line determination of cardiac output by thermodilution in a coronary care unit. Computers in Cardiology, pp. 241–245, Rotterdam; IEEE Computer Society, 1977.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Bachy, J.L., Col, J., Pierart, M., Duchenne, A., Tremouroux, J. and Lambotte L. The cardiac function program: an integration of the computerized cardiovascular signals monitored in a coronary care unit. Computers in Cardiology, IEEE Computer Society, 225–258, 1981.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Bachy
    • 1
  • M. Pierart
    • 1
  • J. Col
    • 1
  • J. Tremouroux
    • 1
  • L. Lambotte
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. Experimental Surgery1200 BrusselsBelgium

Personalised recommendations