12:42 Wednesday 28 November 2012

Kidney team scoops Bupa Foundation accolade

A HOSPITAL which cares for patients in South Derbyshire has been awarded a top gong for its work dealing with life-threatening kidney injuries.

Dr Nick Selby and his team being presented with their award with Professor Parveen Kumar, chairman of the Bupa Foundation, and Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen
Dr Nick Selby and his team being presented with their award with Professor Parveen Kumar, chairman of the Bupa Foundation, and Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen

A team from the Royal Derby Hospital, which has developed the first hospitalwide monitoring system for patients with life-threatening acute kidney injuries, has won the Bupa Foundation Technology for Healthy Outcomes Prize.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden decline in kidney function.

Dr Nick Selby, lead researcher from the hospital, said: “Early intervention can reduce the risk of complications in a patient with acute kidney injury, but there wasn’t an effective hospital monitoring system.

"We developed an alert system for inpatients to identify patients with AKI and alert the clinicians looking after them.”

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