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New Standards of Care

2021 12 Jul

The healthcare industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the world. That is primarily because the quality and level of care provided to patients could determine the course of their lives. We need standards because, in healthcare, the patient is always the top priority. Standards in healthcare promote transparency, accountability, governance,... Read more

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Leveraging the Lessons of COVID-19 to Maximise the Benefits of Integrating Care

2021 12 Jul

An overview of the Integrated Care System (ICS), how it can help deliver significant  long-term benefits to citizens and member organisations and steps that can be taken to overcome implementation challenges. Key Points A truly integrated approach will help target resources towards key population health needs and address inequalities.... Read more

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What COVID-19 has Taught Us: Insights on Singapore’s Healthcare System and the New Normal

2021 12 Jul

Singapore is world-renowned for being a unique and technologically advanced hub, and has proved to be one of the global leaders in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. HealthManagement.org talks with Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym, Clinical Director at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation, about the pandemic-driven progress in Singapore’s healthcare.... Read more

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Digital Health Transformation in Europe – Recommendations are on the Horizon

2021 12 Jul

DigitalHealthEurope’s work indicates the importance of the development and uptake of data-driven decision-support tools for better health and care delivery and policy-making. While European funding should further support and reinforce better collaboration in times of pandemics, plenty of non-communicable diseases will need to be supported by ‘digital’... Read more

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The Cost of Keeping the Imaging Status Quo

2021 12 Jul

As demand for diagnostic imaging continues to increase, it is important for hospitals and radiology departments to trade in the imaging status quo of the isolated silo for a consolidated approach such as Enterprise Imaging. Key Points Hospitals today have to deal with an assortment of disparate, standalone systems that have different capabilities... Read more

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Biparametric MRI: A New Standard for Prostate Cancer Imaging?

2021 12 Jul

A lone and discordant voice supported by few at first, biparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging has been gradually gaining attention and visibility as a reliable, faster, and cheaper alternative to conventional multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and could become a new standard of care in the near future. Key Points The role... Read more

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How Consistent is Medical Information on the Internet?

2021 12 Jul

Case Study: Amyloidosis on Portal of Mayo Clinic et al. In the age of constantly accessible Internet, would-be patients and healthcare professionals often “Google it” when faced with an ailment or an unusual symptom or condition. In order to test how reliable and consistent the information is that is found there, we conducted a review of several... Read more

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Digital Anamnesis: Integrating Classic History Taking with Digital Health

2021 12 Jul

The “Digital Anamnesis” concept and the proposed model may have useful  implications for medical education, in a medical practice and for conceptualisation  of modern Electronic Health Records Key Points Medical history taking is a historically, and key part of clinical practice and provides a correct diagnosis 76% of the... Read more

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Smart Circulator or Value-Driven Perspective for Patients?

2021 12 Jul

Cardiology is a discipline with many opportunities; however, replacing the physician is ethically impermissible and machines must follow the measure of ethics. Only then can smart cardiology save and improve lives and make an important contribution in the world. Key Points Smart medicine, like all other technological innovations, must serve... Read more

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Telestroke 2.0: Innovative Approach to Optimise Timing and Automate Workflow

2021 12 Jul

Rapid stroke care that allows early detection and treatment is essential for optimal recovery and evolution of patients. For this reason, Catalonia has a telestroke network that connects regional hospitals with reference hospitals where emergency neurologists are located. Through telemedicine tools, they achieve a rapid response to possible cases... Read more

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Health and the City

2021 12 Jul

With urban populations increasingly growing worldwide and technology making smart cities a reality, there is great potential of improving healthcare services by expanding them beyond the hospital walls. Both immediate health emergencies, such as COVID-19, and long-term strategies can be addressed with new, tech-driven solutions supported by enhanced... Read more

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Oxygen Therapy

2021 24 Jun

S upplemental oxygen is an essential component of intensive care and is a commonly used therapy worldwide. The primary goal of oxygen therapy is to prevent hypoxaemia. Since oxygen is usually widely available (except in special circumstances such as during the COVID-19 pandemic) and is relatively inexpensive, it is frequently used in patients with... Read more

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Oxygen Therapy in Intensive Care Medicine

2021 24 Jun

An overview of current recommendations for oxygen administration in different patient populations and a discussion on optimal oxygen target values. O xygen is the most commonly used substance in hospitals today. After its discovery around 1771 by the German-Swedish pharmacist Carl Wilhelm Scheele and the English chemist Joseph Priestley, oxygen... Read more

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Oxygen: Too Much is Bad

2021 24 Jun

Supplemental oxygen administration is a routine treatment administered to a wide majority of critically ill patients. Nevertheless, evidence suggest that exposure to hyperoxia is associated with impaired outcomes. We discuss here the benefits and harms of supplemental oxygen administration in the intensive care unit. Introduction In the intensive... Read more

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Apnoeic Oxygenation for Intubation - Where is the Evidence?

2021 24 Jun

Apnoeic oxygenation can be used in critically ill patients, without replacing preoxygenation. Introduction Hypoxaemia is one of the most common complications during tracheal intubation of critically ill patients (Jaber et al. 2006; Russotto et al. 2021) with an incidence of severe hypoxaemia reaching up to 50% (De Jong et al. 2013; Jaber et... Read more

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Major Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients – Update on the INTUBE Study

2021 24 Jun

A third anniversary update on the findings of the INTUBE study, a large international prospective observational study aiming at collecting data on peri-intubation adverse events in critically ill patients . Introduction Tracheal intubation in critically ill patients is among the most commonly performed and high-risk procedures (Russotto... Read more

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New Applications of Pulse Oximetry

2021 24 Jun

The clinical applications of pulse oximetry go far beyond the mere monitoring of SpO 2 . From home to ICUs, pulse oximeters may help to improve quality of care in patients with respiratory and circulatory disorders, in particular those with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). P ulse oximetry was developed in the 1970’s to monitor... Read more

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Airway Management in Critically Ill Patients – Striving to Improve Outcomes

2021 24 Jun

Tracheal intubation in critically ill patients requires planning, preparation and optimisation of patient’s physiology prior to the procedure. Reducing repeated attempts at tracheal intubation, improving peri-intubation oxygenation, and haemodynamic optimisation, are some of the steps that can reduce the antecedent morbidity and mortality. ... Read more

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Hyperoxia – A Journey to the Centre of the Cell

2021 24 Jun

An overview of hyperoxia, effect of reactive oxygen species on biological processes and tissues and  effective strategies for oxygen therapy. The reliance of life on oxygen is a modern and terra-centric view. Oxygen only appeared on the scene about 450 million years ago – wiping out many life forms or forcing them to trap oxygen with... Read more

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Agenda

2021 24 Jun

JULY 9-12   ECCMID 2021 Virtual event https://iii.hm/1aai 17-21  International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2021 Virtual event https://iii.hm/1aaj AUGUST 31 AUG - 3 SEPT   40th ISICEM Brussels, Belgium https://iii.hm/1aal SEPTEMBER 1-5  17th World Congress of... Read more