ICU and Emergency

Are Newly Licensed Intensivists Prepared for Practice?

A study in the Netherlands indicates that recently licensed intensivists are well prepared for most tasks in intensive care medicine... Read more

Video Testimonials Improve Consensus Regarding Patients' Wishes

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret... Read more

IV medication, credit: American Thoracic Society

Study: ICU May Be Overused for Some COPD, Acute MI, HF Patients

For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more... Read more

Cardiology

Doppler Sound Database: A Useful Aid for Clinicians

A research grant from the Urgo Foundation will enable a University of Huddersfield expert to build up a digital library of the... Read more

Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

According to new research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, performing more transradial, same-day percutaneous... Read more

Recognising the 'Subtle Symptoms' Before a Heart Attack

Chest pain may be the most common symptom of a heart attack but there are other, subtle symptoms that can occur hours, days, even... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
Images in a 55-year-old screening participant. (a, b) Normal digital full-field mediolateral oblique (a) and craniocaudal (b) mammograms (BI-RADS category 1) show a heterogeneously dense breast (ACR category C). (c) Screening ultrasound image shows normal

Study: MRI as Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening Tool

With new findings about MRI's ability to improve early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women – not only those at high risk –... Read more

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique Reduces Screening Recall Rate

Researchers have developed a new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) technique that can reduce the rate at which women are called... Read more

Representative brain SPECT scans in a patient with Alzheimer's dementia showing substantially reduced brain blood flow in the temporal and parietal lobes compared to a person with depression with mild decreased frontal lobe blood flow.

SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Depression from Dementia

Overlapping symptoms make it difficult for clinicians to distinguish between depression and a cognitive disorder (CD) such as... Read more

Healthcare IT

Why Skilled CISOs are Hard to Find

If your company is having difficulty scouting for a competent CISO, it may give you a bit of consolation to know that you're not... Read more

Bitcoin

Code-A-Thon for Blockchain in Healthcare

The Chamber of Digital Commerce is co-hosting the “Blockchain in Healthcare Code-A-Thon” in collaboration with the U.S. Department... Read more

Threefold Increase in Wearable Device Market by 2021

The global wearable devices market is expected to be worth almost $6 billion by 2021, or nearly triple its value in 2016 (over... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Trump Immigration Ban Remains on Hold

  President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries is on hold, following... Read more

Cost Savings from Perioperative Goal-directed Therapy

Researchers in France say using perioperative goal-directed therapy (PGDT) during high-risk surgery can help reduce the patient's... Read more

Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

  Health savings accounts (HSAs), first introduced in 2003, have suddenly become a hot topic of discussion amidst Republican efforts... Read more

Blog

5 Deadliest Diseases in Human History; 1 Eradicated

AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which gradually interferes... 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

Bedside Ultrasonography: 6 Success Factors for Implementation

Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in cri... Read more

Telehealth Role in Value Based Care

Mei Wa Kwong is Policy Advisor and Project Director at the Center for Connected... 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

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

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

Seven Innovation Strategies to Win Patients and Staff

Seven Strategies Hospital Systems Can Pursue to Advance Their Clinical... 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

The Concord ICU, Australia

The Concord Repatriation General Hospital (The Concord) is a 750 bed t... Read more

The Keys to Staying Competitive in Today’s Healthcare Market

Six things your competition is probably already thinking aboutIntroduc... Read more

Radiologists—3 Vital Areas Oncologists Want You to Improve

We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and... Read more

Improving Patient Outcomes

How to define, measure, and increase a positive and reimbursable outcome... Read more

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

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

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 Girendra Sadera

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Prof. Laura Oleaga

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 Rachel Clarke

Brexit’s Brutal Blow to the NHS

“I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.”   It’s 8am. Two junior doctors, one En...

Dr. Roberto Oggioni

Treating Complications from Abdominal Surgery

Case Report Using Nonbronchoscopic BAL Use of the HALYARD* Mini-BAL Sampling...

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