ICU and Emergency

Managing ARDS in traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),... Read more

Making mechanical ventilation safe for ARDS

The acute respiratory distress (ARDS) lung is usually characterised by a high degree of inhomogeneity. Indeed, the same lung may... Read more

Can we improve the reliability of ARDS diagnosis?

Failure to reliably diagnose ARDS, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, could lead to underrecognition and undertreatment in... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Screening and treatment advances help reduce breast cancer mortality

A simulation modelling study projecting trends in breast cancer mortality rates among U.S. women reveals these key findings: decreases... Read more

Prostate MRI interpretation varies across radiologists

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is a powerful tool for prostate cancer diagnosis when performed and interpreted... Read more

AI-based neuroimaging approach helps predict Alzheimer's disease

Machine learning techniques such as support vector machine (SVM) have been applied recently in order to accurately classify individuals... Read more

Cardiology

Outcomes and costs of coronary procedures: VA vs. non-VA hospitals

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care (CC) Programme supplements VA care with community-based medical services. A new study... Read more

Illinois graduate student Hailey Knox and chemistry professor Jefferson Chan

New noninvasive method for detecting hypoxia

Researchers at University of Illinois have developed a new, less invasive method for detecting hypoxia in tissue. The technique... Read more

Study: AF hospital mortality risk higher in rural areas

According to researchers in the U.S., urban-rural differences exist when it comes to the risk of hospital mortality among patients... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Healthcare delivery innovation

Innovative models and partnerships are making it possible for healthcare organisations to devise ways to improve healthcare delivery,... Read more

Locum tenens: what is patient mortality rate?

"Locum tenens" physicians are those hired by hospitals to temporarily take the place of regular doctors who, for one reason or... Read more

Shock chairman resignation over 'unrealistic' UK health funding

Funding problems in NHS have led to the resignation of Lord Kerslake as chairman of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,... Read more

Healthcare IT

Nokia Blockchain trial for secure health data bid

Communications giant Nokia, in collaboration with OP Financial Group, has started a blockchain pilot to explore new opportunities... Read more

Google AI precision medicine tool open source

Google has made available to the open source community its new deep-learning based technology that will be useful in broadening... Read more

UK security centre to battle cyberhacking

NHS Digital has announced a new £20m project aimed at enhancing its ability to support the NHS with its data security. Under this... Read more

Blog

Changing the culture of medicine - one conversation at a time

Lessons from a doctor turned patientDr. Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, is a critical... Read more

Healthcare Revolution in Africa through Public-Private Partnerships

Over the last twenty years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% per... Read more

Reinventing breast tomosynthesis

Expanding leadership based on clinical evidence In early September, Ho... Read more

How can the Internet of Things and people help improve our health, wellbeing and quality of life?

Prof. Maged N. Kamel Boulos introduces his Keynote talk at the 4th EAI... Read more

How Does a Local Heart Foundation Benefit Research and Public Health?

HerzstiftungOlten is a local foundation connected to the Swiss Heart... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

Telemedicine – a new model for pre-hospital ultrasound?

FUJIFILM SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care (POC) ultrasound systems will... Read more

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

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

 Diku Mandavia MD, FACEP, FRCPC

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Financial and Safety Benefits

Ultrasound Guidance Improves the Safety and Success of Needle Procedures The...

Dr. Martin Dünser MD, PD, EDIC, DESA

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?

This article summarises the current ratio and scientific evidence on which...

Dr. Thomas Berlet MD, MA, EDIC, DEAA

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

 Aaron Sklar

If You Build It, Will They Come?

On the first day of a new project, I often discover that many of my colleagues...

 Eric De Roodenbeke

Hospitals: Facing Austerity and Ageing

Global Challenges The major challenges faced by healthcare today are a...

 Audrey De Jong MD, PhD

Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?

Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest,...

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