Zoom On: Dr. Margaret Chan - WHO Director General

Dr. Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). She has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government, representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases. As of 2014, Forbes h

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VTE No Measure for Hospital Quality

The rate of Venous Thromboembolism Events (VTE) is a key measure used by the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess a hospital's quality performance. A recent study, however, suggests that VTE may not reflect quality at all. Instead, it directly reflects how frequently a hospital conducts imaging tests to

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Zoom On: Prof. Keith AA Fox - ESC Congress Programme Committee Chair

Professor Keith Fox is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh and Head of Medical and Radiological Sciences and Consultant Cardiologist in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was previously the Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. L

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Neck Manipulation Linked to Stroke Risk

The American Heart Association (AHA), in a new statement published in its journal Stroke, warns about the risk of stroke for patients receiving neck manipulation therapy. Although the group could not confirm whether neck manipulation causes stroke or not, they cite the need to inform patients of the potential risk befo

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Zoom On: Dr. Todd Dorman - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Dr. Todd Dorman's extensive background in critical care and association leadership makes him a valued member of the Editorial Board of ICU Management. At Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine he holds the positions of Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination; Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education (

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Hand Washing Plus Gloves Curb Infections

Infections in premature babies may be prevented when attending medical staff wear nonsterile gloves after washing their hands, compared with only hand washing, findings of a new study show. The study involved 120 extremely preterm babies in a neonatal ICU at a particular hospital. These infants were younger than eight

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Robotic-Assisted Ultrasound Imaging

New tele-robotic medicine innovations are becoming virtual assistants to the physicians and hospitals providing ultrasound evaluations.Two Mount Sinai research studies, published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Imaging, describe how the latest developments in tele-robotic techn

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Implantable Device Controls Insulin Production

A team of bioengineers from ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel, Switzerland, have developed an implantable molecular device that is composed of two modules: a sensor that can measure blood pH constantly, and a gene feedback mechanism that produces the necessary amount of ins

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AHRA 2014: Carestream Presents Imaging Processes From Around the World

Todd Minnigh, Carestream’s Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing Development, will give a presentation entitled “Patient Care Over There: What We Can Learn from Radiology Practices Around the Globe” at the AHRA 2014 Association for Medical Imaging Management conference. The presentation will ta

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GE Healthcare Launches New Chapter in PET/MR

World’s first time-of-flight capable, integrated, simultaneous PET/MR offers improved image qualityNext-generation PET/MR enables oncology, neurology, and cardiology imaging as never beforeGE Healthcare has announced that the first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole body SIGNA PET/MR* is 510(

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