ICU and Emergency

Sepsis protocol: variable impact on mortality in Brazil

Public hospitals in emerging countries pose a challenge to quality improvement initiatives in sepsis, as these facilities usually... Read more

BeneVision: envision the future of patient monitoring

BeneVision: envision the future of patient monitoring

30 years ago, monitoring in most intensive care environments was via an ECG display with a numeric value for heart rate combined... Read more

Better living quality for intensive care

Better living quality for intensive care

Aiming to bring "Better Living in Intensive Care" for both patients and caregivers, the French Intensive Care Society issued guidelines... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Architectural distortion on DBT less likely to represent malignancy

Architectural distortion, which refers to distortion of the breast parenchyma with no definite mass visible, can have a malignant... Read more

Ultrasonography in monitoring chronic rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that poses many diagnostic problems. As such, it is often diagnosed too late, which makes... Read more

CMR parametric mapping of T1, T2, T2* and extracellular volume: A consensus statement

Parametric mapping techniques provide a non-invasive tool for quantifying tissue alterations in myocardial disease in those eligible... Read more

Cardiology

Novel therapy for treating cardiogenic shock

A new study aims to assess the effectiveness of a novel therapy for treating cardiogenic shock and patients undergoing high-risk... Read more

Dual antithrombotic therapy with dabigatran after PCI in atrial fibrillation

Triple antithrombotic therapy with warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents is the standard of care after percutaneous coronary intervention... Read more

Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with... Read more

Healthcare IT

Increasing importance of EHR-related risk-mitigation strategies

A new report from The Doctors Company, a physician-owned malpractice insurer, shows a significant increase in malpractice claims... Read more

AI tools: where to begin?

Amidst growing popularity of artificial intelligence-based technology in healthcare, two experts share insights that are valuable... Read more

What will the hospital of the future look like?

What will the hospital of the future be like? According to experts, the digitalised hospital of the future will have a clinical... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Machine learning detecting early brain tumour presence

By tapping the power of supercomputers, combined with machine learning algorithms, a team led by University of Texas at Austin... Read more

What could Price resignation mean for regulatory policy and physician community?

As secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Dr. Tom Price implemented some policy changes to ease the regulatory... Read more

Lab automisation leads to new revenue streams

On a daily basis, some 4,000 to 5,000 vials of blood are analysed at UAB Medicine's main laboratory. This may seem like a daunting... Read more

Blog

How can we improve gender parity in critical care medicine?

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about... 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

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

Dr. Jeroen Schouten

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Treating patients with multidrugresistant (MDR) pathogens is an increasing...

 Dorothy Wade

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

As awareness has grown of the great distress intensive care patients may...

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the potential...

 Shirley Cramer

The Challenges of Integration

“Buzzwords abound in healthcare. The latest, ‘Integration’, will only be...

Dr. Carrie M. Goodson

Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

Reviews the latest evidence evaluating physical rehabilitation in the intensive...

Prof. Davide Caramella

How to Communicate Radiation Dose and Contrast Media Information

Public awareness and concern about radiation safety has grown in the last...

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