ICU and Emergency

Need to improve management strategies for cirrhotic patients

Cirrhosis, a major worldwide health problem, has a high level of morbidity and mortality. Patients with cirrhosis who require... Read more

ICU capacity strain: negative impact on care processes, outcomes

Strained intensive care unit (ICU) capacity represents a fundamental supply-demand mismatch in ICU resources. A new systematic... Read more

Hyperchloraemia in sepsis: saline vs. balanced crystalloids

Chloride, as the major anion of the extracellular fluid, constitutes an important element in the homeostasis of the human organism.... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Approach to improving breast MR wait times

Clinical demand for specialised MR examinations such as breast MR has increased. Long wait times for MR examinations may increase... Read more

Elizabeth S. Burnside, M.D., MPH; Stephen W. Duffy, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Study: Fewer recalls mean higher interval cancer rates

New research finds that lower screening mammography recall rates – the rates at which women are called back for additional testing... Read more

Machine learning predicts which patients benefit from prostate mpMRI

Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is a novel imaging tool that is increasingly used for prostate cancer detection. Key obstacles to... Read more

Cardiology

Should abdominal obesity be used as a risk predictor?

A recent study by Tsujimoto and Kajio assessed the relationship between abdominal obesity and mortality among patients with heart... Read more

Smartphone app outperforms traditional exam in cardiac assessment

Results of a randomised trial highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help clinicians make decisions at the bedside.... Read more

Glucose-lowering therapies in patients with diabetes and heart failure

Despite multiple examples of glucose-lowering therapies affecting heart failure (HF) risk, ascertainment of HF data in cardiovascular... Read more

Healthcare IT

Deception technology in battle against cyber-threats

According to an annual study on privacy and security of healthcare data, Ponemon Institute reports that nearly 90 percent of healthcare... Read more

Europe's smart pill tech market set for growth

Smart pill technology is an innovative method of drug delivery. Smart pills are basically medical devices and small embedded electronic... Read more

Google new cloud API to address healthcare data interop challenges

Interoperability remains a major problem when it comes to managing healthcare data. In some large hospitals, even the sharing... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Doctors and patients harnessing the healing power of stories

"What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories," writes behavioural scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories... Read more

The stethoscope is built using 3-D printed parts, and recycled plastic tubing.

3D printable stethoscope ready in hours for crisis zones

The utility of stethoscope may have diminished with the advent of more sophisticated diagnostic tools such as ultrasound and CT.... Read more

High healthcare costs but poor outcomes in U.S.

New Harvard-led research shows the U.S. spent nearly twice as much as other high-income countries on medical care in 2016, yet... Read more

Blog

Cost Improvement Programmes should be more than just the money, money, money

You might remember 1976. The summer was sweltering, Concorde took to the... Read more

Advances for information exchange between healthcare organisations

Major healthcare IT vendor Orion Health is amongst the first suppliers... Read more

If you had a magic wand, what is one thing you would change about healthcare and why?

Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve... Read more

Medical Imaging Convention 2018

The Medical Imaging Convention is the UK’s dedicated trade show for medical... 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

 Dorothy Wade PhD

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

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

Dr. Mihai Ștefan MD

Anaesthesiology Trainees: We Are Also Intensivists!

In 2014, a few trainees from opposite corners of Europe had the somewhat...

Prof. Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg PhD

Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery

Around the world, value-based care delivery is gaining adherents (New Zealand...

Prof. Claudio Ronco MD

From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) requires...

Prof. J. Warren Salmon PhD

Trump on Drugs: Part 1

A hundred days into the Trump administration, don't expect the vaunted...

 Roland Burgers MSc

Supply purchasing for intensive care centres

A purchasing portfolio for more effective and efficient (medical) supply...

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