ICU and Emergency

Paradigm shift in sepsis prevention

There is a paradigm shift happening for sepsis. "Sepsis is no longer solely conceptualised as problem of individual patients treated... Read more

Simple tweak could improve ER over-triage

No consensus exists in the literature on the use of uniform emergency room trauma team activation criteria (ERTTAC). At present,... Read more

Pre-ICU cognitive status associated with post-ICU disability

Among older adults, any impairment (even minimal) in pre-intensive care unit cognitive status was associated with an increase... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Multiparametric MRI could guide prostate biopsy decisions

In the United States, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is often performed annually, with a low threshold for biopsy and... Read more

Chest x-ray interpretation: radiographers and radiologists compared

Chest x-rays (CXR) are one of the most frequently requested imaging examinations and are fundamental to many patient pathways.... Read more

Poor prognosis for breast cancer detected after negative mammography

New Harvard-led research indicates that cases of breast cancer diagnosed after a negative screening mammogram were more likely... Read more

Cardiology

Walk test for predicting cognitive dysfunction after heart surgery

Cognitive deterioration is a common occurrence after major surgery, especially among older patients. New research shows the distance... Read more

Athlete’s heart and the Morganroth hypothesis

The four-decade-old "Morganroth hypothesis" that resistance exercise performed with a brief Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) is primarily... Read more

Practical hints on dealing with statin intolerance

Statin intolerance is a worldwide problem concerning the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce... Read more

Healthcare IT

Tech and the genome sequence: the story so far

It took about 10 years to complete the first-ever full human genome sequence – at a hefty cost of $3bn (£2.2bn). With advances... Read more

How to turn around failing EHRs

Electronic health records were supposed to cut medical costs by driving down administrative expenses. However, despite a wider... Read more

Blockchain healthcare IT set for huge growth by 2025

The need to improve interoperability and security of the healthcare information systems is a major factor for the growing adoption... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Bedside art therapy for cancer patients

A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study... Read more

Preventing healthcare violence

A new California law that became effective only recently is welcome news to many healthcare professionals, especially nurses who... Read more

Supply chain management in the operating room

In a hospital, the operating room is one of the costliest units to run. A new study by Cardinal Health suggests that better supply... Read more

Blog

From code cart to comfort cart in the ICU

In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned... Read more

European Oncology Convention showcases the latest research

On 6 & 7 June, 2018, London’s ExCeL will play host to the two most imp... Read more

Smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy

Several high-definition neuroendoscopes are commercially available, which... Read more

Ultrasound to detect secondary brain injury

When a patient suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), there aren’t... 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

Prof. Armand Girbes MD, PhD, EDIC

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c...

Dr. Geraldine McGinty

Radiology in the Care Continuum

Where do you see radiology’s place in the care continuum? I see radiologists...

 Hans Erik Henriksen

National Telehealth Can Save Money and Improve Health

Since its introduction into the Danish healthcare landscape, telehealth...

 James Hanison BSc MBChB FRCA FFICM PGCert Med Ed.

Medication Safety

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers...

Prof. John Rogers

Game-changing skin-like electronics for stroke patients

Enabling continual monitoring and personalised care An innovative new...

 Hans Vandewyngaerde

The Road Ahead

Value Based Healthcare and HIT   It has been more than 10 years since...

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