From Our Journals

Prof. Maarten W.N. Nijsten

Lactate Monitoring in the ICU

The use of lactate measurements in critically ill patients has steadily...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Goal-Directed Therapy

Goal-directed therapy (GDT) continues to be a subject of controversy in...

Dr. Catherine Mandel

The Radiology Events Register (RaER)

The Role and Value of Incident Reporting in&n

Prof. Jordi Rello

Nosocomial Pneumonia

This review discusses some of the key advances from the 2005 ATS / IDSA...

 Harshal Sawant

Creating a Safety Network for Use in a Clinical Environment

Developing Medical Device Plug-and-Play InteroperabIlity&nbs

 Joan Peppard

Pharma Supplement

European Association of Hospital PharmacistsJoan Peppard, President-Elect...

Management and Administration
PPE training for healthcare workers

Health Workers Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control finds that only 13 percent of healthcare workers (4/30)... Read more

Migrant healthcare worker

Dilemma of Migrant Healthcare Workers

According to an intercontinental study by the Centre for Public Health, Department of General Medicine of MedUni Vienna, despite... Read more

Leadership style: impact on patient safety

Nursing Transformational Leadership for Patient Safety

Patient safety is key to providing quality healthcare. Now a new study shows that hospital nurse managers' (NMs) transformational... Read more

ICU and Emergency
prehospital care intervention

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Improved Outcomes

Two new studies, one conducted in the U.S. and another in Japan, indicate that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation... Read more

NICU

Distinct Naming Convention in NICU can Reduce Errors

Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are traditionally identified on the basis of gender and last name such as Babyboy... Read more

Patient in the ICU

Humanising ICU

A hospital in Hamilton, ON Canada has initiated a novel 'three wishes programme" in an effort to making dying in an ICU a bit... Read more

Healthcare IT
mobile technology in healthcare

Mobile Apps Reducing Readmissions

Healthcare providers are turning to mobile technology to help them with efforts in reducing "preventable readmissions". A number... Read more

Dr. Nigel Armfield, Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland

Skype: Top Use in Chronic Disease Management

Skype is increasingly being used in telemedicine, with clinicians utilising this popular web-based video tool more commonly to... Read more

Figure 1: Crowdsourcing for Clinicians

As its name suggests, Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images. Medical professionals can upload photos, x-rays, biopsies and... Read more

Cardiology
Say No to Trans Fats

ESC: Trans Fats Not Safe For Consumption

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has welcomed FDA's decision to ban industrial trans fats. FDA has stated that trans fatty... Read more

Statins

New Cholesterol Guidelines Offer Greater Accuracy

According to a study published in JAMA, the 2013 cholesterol guidelines for determining statin eligibility are more accurate and... Read more

Heart

ECG Screening Predicts Kidney Disease Patients’ Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), several common measures... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
imaging atherosclerotic calcification by 18F-NaF PET/CT

PET/CT Method Can Help Detect ‘Hardening’ of the Arteries

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT... Read more

T1-weighted MR imaging exam of the brain

Substance Abuse Reduces Brain Volume in Women

A brain imaging study published in the journal Radiology reveals that stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume... Read more

PAMmography

PAMmography Shows Early Promise

Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed PAMmograph, a new technique... Read more

Blog

Zoom On: Valentin Sinitsyn, Federal Center of Medicine and Rehabilitation

Prof. Valentin Sinitsyn is Head of the Radiology Department in the Federal... Read more

Zoom On: Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Past President, ESGAR

Professor Luis Martí-Bonmatí is Director of the Medical Imaging Department... Read more

Zoom On: Jozef Kesecioglu, University Medical Center, Utrecht

Jozef Kesecioglu is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department... Read more

Zoom On: Joan Peppard, President European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

Joan Peppard is Chief Pharmacist in Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore,... Read more

Zoom On: Marie Ennis-O'Connor, Founder of Health Care Social Media & e-Patient Writer and Speaker

Marie Ennis-O’ Connor is a social media consultant in the field of healthcare,... Read more

Zoom On: William Fay, Director - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. William Fay is the Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

Low Dose CT Screening Needed to Reduce Mortality from Lung Cancer

ESR/ERS: White paper on lung cancer screeningA joint publication by two... Read more

Accurately Setting PEEP with Transpulmonary Pressure

Choose an optimal PEEP setting with the help of the transpulmonary pressure... Read more

TwinStream ICU - The lung protective ventilation in intensive care for acutely ill patients

TwinStreamTM ICU offers oxygenation ventilation with unsurpassed efficiency... Read more