ICU and Emergency

Study: obesity improves short-term survival in sepsis

In a large cohort study of 55,038 adults hospitalised with sepsis, short-term mortality (death or hospice) was lower in overweight... Read more

Acute-on-chronic liver failure: criteria for ICU admission

Cirrhosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Patients with cirrhosis may develop decompensated... Read more

IROI Study: Intra-abdominal hypertension afflicts 50% of ICU patients

The Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension in Critically Ill Patients (IROI) Study is the... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance

The spread of infectious diseases in hospitals and the increase in hospital deaths due to Health Care Acquired Infections is... Read more

#ACR2019: AI-LAB™ democratising radiology AI

A new initiative launched by the ACR Data Science Institute aims to empower radiologists to develop artificial intelligence... Read more

Mammography damage control: a decade of fake news

“Mammography does more harm than good” sums up countless headlines seen in many medical journals, books, and other published articles... Read more

Cardiology

Heart failure patients do not take guideline-recommended drugs

Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to... Read more

Influenza activity associated with an increase in hospitalisation for CV events

In a recent study study, surveillance data from 4 US communities was used to associate monthly influenza-like illness (ILI)... Read more

7 steps to a heart-healthy lifestyle

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular... Read more

Healthcare IT

Part 2: How to be one step ahead of healthcare cyber hackers

  A recent report from advisory BDO has highlighted ‘the most underrated cyber threats’ in the healthcare sector. ‘Brace for... Read more

How to choose clinical communication tools

Communication plays a big role in human interaction. In healthcare, effective communication between care providers, and with... Read more

CHIME opens first European chapter

  The College of Healthcare InformationManagement Executives (CHIME) and Associazione Italiana Sistemi Informativi in Sanità (AISIS)... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

KLAS: Providers want higher quality management tools

KLAS’ most recent report, " Quality Management for 2019: The Search for a One-Stop Shop ," points towards dissatisfaction... Read more

Sustainable healthcare: The Danish model that's streets ahead

Similar to other wealthy developed countries, Denmark is facing challenges from an ageing population with more chronic disease.... Read more

Experts and novices: getting the leadership balance right

Managing a team is not easy. This is especially true in healthcare management where the team often comprises people with... Read more

Blog

Zoom On: Bernd Saugel

Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as... Read more

Making ethics the business of healthcare

Every two years, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) organises... Read more

Part 1: Cyber security key obstacles and addressing tech personnel shortage

A recent report from advisory BDO has highlighted ‘the most underrated... Read more

Zoom On: Chelsea Beecher - Innovator of the Year

Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American... Read more

#ECR2019: Impact of AI on medical imaging access

Noninvasive MRI digital physical exam provides a Whole Body approach... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings... Read more

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... Read more

7 Ways to Maximize your Hospital’s Reputation

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

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

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

Breaking Down Silos: Delivering True Clinical Value From a VNA

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

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

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

Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

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

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

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

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 Daniela Quaggia

Groundbreaking Pain Management Initiatives in Europe

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 Rachel Dunscombe

Human factor approaches improving EMR usability and satisfaction

The EMR does not have to fail The much-maligned Electronic Medical...

Dr. Maria Papathanasiou

The evolution of left ventricular assist devices

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Dr. David Brealey

Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

The RADICAL multicentre observational study was performed to compare...

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Hot Topics in Intensive Care in Turkey

In Turkey intensive care was not a separate specialty for years, and was...

 Shirley Cramer

Creating Stronger Bonds Between Health Managers And Clinicians

Managers and clinicians in health and social care are committed profe...

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