Cardiology

Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits Heart Disease Patients

According to a state of the art review paper, traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as a complement or alternative to... Read more

Artificial Intelligence Assists in Treatment of Heart Patients

A clinical study was recently launched by Finnish researchers to use the latest analytical methods to recognise myocardial infarction... Read more

Mortality Following Bypass Surgery Increases After 8-10 years

Findings from a new register study from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University, Denmark show that mortality... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
Technology of dual-labeled PSMA-inhibitors for PET/CT imaging and fluorescence-guided intraoperative identification of metastases. This work might help to establish a new treatment regimen for more precise and sensitive pre-, intra- and post-therapeutic d

SNMMI Image of the Year: PET and Optical Imaging

Image-guided surgery for the removal of lymph node metastases can have a significant impact on outcomes in patients with metastatic... Read more

Tc-99m MDP bone scan (left) is negative for osseous lesions. NaF/FDG PET/MRI (right and second slide) confirms absence of bone metastases, but shows liver metastases.

Dual-agent PET/MR Detects More Cancer, Reduces Radiation

New research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows that... Read more

Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED)... Read more

ICU and Emergency

Effect Sizes in Ongoing Critical Care Trials

Estimates of prior probability are important to the proper interpretation of a randomised controlled trial's results. For some... Read more

Sepsis E-alert System with Response Team Improves Outcomes

According to a new study, the use of a multifaceted intervention including an electronic sepsis alert (e-alert) system with sepsis... Read more

Study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine shows new protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent in children.

New Protocol Improves Sepsis Detection in Children

Sepsis, a life-threatening condition, is difficult to identify accurately in children. Researchers in the U.S. have developed... Read more

Healthcare IT

eClinicalWorks' Breach - Tip of the Iceberg?

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks recently paid $155 million to settle allegations it falsely certified its EHR software, and legal experts... Read more

Study: EHRs Full of Copy-and-Paste Records

A key benefit from using electronic health records is that it improves care coordination, given that information can be shared... Read more

Precision Medicine - Key Challenges

Evolving technology is seen paving the way for wider use of precision medicine in patient care. Further, more cost-effective gene... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Machine Learning for Costly Illnesses

Machine learning algorithms now enable some hospitals in Boston to predict diabetes and heart disease hospitalisations up to a... Read more

Handshake Ban to Curb Hospital Infections

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious and potentially life-threatening problem in hospitals, and the unwashed hands of healthcare... Read more

#ESAGeneva: Physician-Assisted Suicide - Yay or Nay?

Physican-assisted suicide continues to remain a controversial topic. Both medical experts and the general public have so far failed... Read more

Blog

Understanding IoT: Is Healthcare Harnessing the Potential?

Digital technology has paved the way for businesses and industries alike... Read more

There Might Be Too Much Money In Healthcare

I was struck by a press announcement of the United States Food and Drug... Read more

Burn Till You're Out

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel... Read more

High Time for Shift to a Better Model of Radiology

For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of v... Read more

How to Become a Cardiologist in 5 Steps

Like any other job, entering the field of cardiology requires academic... Read more

COMARE Report Response Designed to Improve Risk Management & Patient Care

Ahead of the introduction of the new Basic Safety Standards Directive... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

Introduction   Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure... Read more

Regional Healthcare Initiatives in the UK: An Opportunity For Silo-Busting & Integrated Diagnostics

Health authorities in the UK are developing regional initiatives to make... Read more

7 Ways to Maximize your Hospital’s Reputation

Executive summary A hospital’s reputation can do much to help attract... Read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what... Read more

Raising Care Standards to Enhance Patient Outcomes

Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve t... Read more

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of... Read more

Breaking Down Silos: Delivering True Clinical Value From a VNA

The vendor neutral archive offers one of the best opportunities to join... Read more

The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review... Read more

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer fr... Read more

Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over... Read more

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds.... Read more

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,... Read more

From Our Journals

Prof. Armand R.J. Girbes

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, checklists has emerged, ‏which...

Prof. Guy Frija

Quality and Safety in Radiology: A Symbiotic Relationship

Political Background Safety and quality have been highlighted by the E...

Prof Jean-Michel Constantin

Early Mobilisation in ICU: From Concept to Reality - Four Steps to Change Patient Outcomes

For years, 28-day survival was the holy grail of ICU physicians. As ICU...

 Jorge Muniz

How Comics Play a Role in Medicine

Jorge Muniz is an internal medicine physician assistant, illustrator, and...

Dr. Shashank Patil

POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown...

 Jason Van Schoor

Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

Defining the Role of the Intensive Care UnitThis review article aims to...

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