ICU and Emergency

LIVES2017: New outcome prediction score

A newly validated outcome prediction score (PEAR score), based on information available at ICU admission, is simple, quick and... Read more

LIVES 2017: Lack of severe hypoxaemia most common reason not to prone

Despite proven benefits of proning patients with ARDS (Guérin et al. 2013), patients with ARDS are seldom put in prone position.... Read more

LIVES 2017: The patient is at the centre

“Keeping the patient at the centre of everything we do” was the key message from the U.S. Society of Critical Care Medicine President,... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
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Brain disconnections may cause Parkinson’s hallucinations

With the use of functional MRI (fMRI), researchers have been able to study the mechanism underlying visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s... Read more

3D imaging in hilar cholangiocarcinoma diagnosis

According to researchers, preoperative imaging with 3-dimensional computed tomography cholangiography (3D-ERC) has no benefit... Read more

Reducing breast compression in mammography and DBT: good or bad?

Mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) acquisitions may be possible using half of the compression force used currently,... Read more

Cardiology

Pregnancy hypertension linked to offspring obesity risk

Results of a new study indicate that rise in maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and pregnancy hypertension, independent... Read more

Delayed diagnosis, not gender affects women’s treatment for heart disease

Gender is not much of a factor in deciding whether women with heart disease should undergo the more complex multiple arterial... Read more

Heart attack patients with cancer history receive suboptimal treatment

New research finds that heart attack patients with a history of cancer received suboptimal treatment for myocardial infarction... Read more

Healthcare IT

New genomics toolkit for nurses

A new online toolkit that can help nurses and other health professionals in their effort to integrate genomics into patient care... Read more

New tech in nurse education

A new survey shows an accelerated rate of technology adoption in nursing education in the U.S., which is driven by two factors:... Read more

Will AI take healthcare jobs?

Many workers fear that the growing adoption of artificial intelligence may force them out of their jobs. However, instead of destroying... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Drones in lab operations

Transporting medical samples in far-flung areas is challenging. These samples must be stored with the right level of temperature... Read more

M&A: Best human resources practices

Healthcare has seen an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in recent years. M&A deal activity reached an all-time... Read more

Safety culture

Creating a culture of safety within an organisation will have more chance of being successful when its leadership is totally involved.... Read more

Blog

Recruiting centres for ICP monitoring study (SynapseICU)

SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrA... Read more

Reflections on smart data healthcare future

Gradually, computerised health data is being implemented in hospitals or... Read more

The small print of Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)

Beside the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), there is another... Read more

What are the most promising advances in ultrasound technology for clinical practice?

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in clinical practice hasn’t fully completed... 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

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

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

 Mat Hunter

Design for Care: The Collaborative Challenge of Wellbeing in Later Llife

Our Shared Challenge We all know that we need to think differently about...

Mr. João Bocas

Healthcare wearables: What are the risks?

How can stakeholders harness the potential of healthcare wearables to...

 Kathleen Puntillo

Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices

 This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment...

Prof. Geneviève Derumeaux

Dr. Geneviève A. Derumeaux, Chairperson ESC Congress 2014-2016

...one single thing escapesfate: faith and wisdomDr. Geneviève Derumeaux...

 Diku Mandavia

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Financial and Safety Benefits

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

Assoc. Prof. Carla van Gils

MRI in Women with Extremely Dense Breasts, Interview with Dr. Carla van Gils

The first randomised controlled trial (RCT) on MRI and mammography in women...

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