ICU and Emergency

The importance of skeletal muscle ultrasound in critical care

With growing interest in understanding muscle atrophy and function in critically ill patients and survivors, ultrasound is emerging... Read more

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences... Read more

LIVES2017: Migration and intensive care: what about ethics?

With vast numbers of migrants and refugees reaching Europe over the last few years, what are the implications for intensivists?... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Quantitative FLAIR MRI in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hyperintensity assessed visually in the corticospinal tract (CST) lacks sensitivity... Read more

Mammography in palpable breast lump evaluation

New research shows that adjunct mammography is warranted for evaluation of palpable breast lumps in women age 30 years and older... Read more

MR images show reduced regional functional connectivity in, A, Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and, B, exclusively in PD + visual hallucinations (VH) patients. Regional functional connectivity analysis revealed lower functional connectivity in PD + VH a

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

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

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

Recruiting centres for ICP monitoring study (SynapseICU)

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

 Lucie Robson

Big Drama in IT Security!

Recent Hospital Virus Attacks Trigger Call to Redefine IT SecurityRecent...

Prof. Armand R.J. Girbes

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

We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, checklists has emerged, ‏which...

 Lucie Robson

Entrepreneurial Doctors

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and nowhere is this...

 Regina Holliday

Regina Holliday and the Walking Gallery

Patient Activism, Patient Advocacy or Patient Engagement. Whatever label...

 Dalia Hilmi

Harmonisation of Lab Medicine Across Europe

Under EU Directive 2013/55/EU, harmonisation of lab medicine across Europe...

 Ruth Endacott

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables...

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