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ICU Management

Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management

2020 28 Jul

ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

IMAGING Management

Private German Radiology Practice Improves Workflow and Speeds Breast Cancer Diagnostics

2020 19 May

“ iCAD ’s ProFound AI ™ solution has had a significant impact on our workflow. We are able to  immediately react if we see something suspicious in a scan alleviating anxiety for our patients. Using the solution will allow us to expand DBT beyond diagnosis because it enables our radiologists to read as many tomosynthesis cases as we... Read more

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Swedish-American Hospital Adopts PowerLook® Density Assessment

2020 19 May

“Installing PowerLook ® Density Assessment has helped improve the workflow of our department and also in the education of our patients about the importance of knowing your breast density,” Adrea Bennett, Center for Women Supervisor, Swedish-American Hospital Summary Swedish-American Hospital (SAH), a division of UW Health,... Read more

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Artificial Intelligence for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis - Reader Study Results

2020 19 May

Abstract ProFound AI™ is the latest artificial intelligence algorithm developed by iCAD , Inc., Nashua, NH using deep learning technology that is intended to be used concurrently by radiologists while reading digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams. The algorithm detects soft tissue densities (masses, architectural distortions and asymmetries)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound provides much-needed answers for rebuilding lives in Nepal

2020 21 Apr

Dr. Jesus Casado Cerrada, Internist at the Hospital Universitario de Getafe and Professor at the Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, has travelled to the Rasuwa district of Nepal to help a local NGO rebuild the region’s infrastructure following a severe earthquake in 2015. Dr. Casado explains: “University colleagues from the architectural and engineering... Read more

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Infection Control for Ventilators in the Battle against COVID-19

2020 24 Mar

The Current Situation and Challenge of COVID-19 Over 170,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 90,000. On March 11th, WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. No doubt that mechanical ventilation is one of the most effective therapy strategies... Read more

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A targeted approach to pain management

2020 21 Mar

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a significant role to play in pain management for patients around the world. Dr Victor Mayoral Rojals, Consultant Anaesthetist and head of the pain unit at the Bellvitge University Hospital, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses the development of a training programme dedicated to POCUS in pain management for anaesthetists... Read more

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Respiratory Support Strategies For Severe COVID-19

2020 12 Mar

At this moment, over 100,000 people has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 25,000. Countries like Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran have reported thousands of COVID-19 cases. AS the World Health Organization warned that "the window of opportunity is narrowing" to contain... Read more

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SV300 Ventilator: A Warrior in the Battle against COVID-19

2020 03 Mar

When people were embracing the New Millennium in 2000, none of us would have expected that humans would be plagued by several rounds of worldwide SARI outbreaks (i.e. Severe Acute Respiratory Infections) in the next two decades, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and pH1N1 (Pandemic Influenza H1N1).... Read more

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Spreading Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Across Northern Spain

2019 19 Dec

The rapid scanning and dynamic imaging capabilities offered by point-of-care ultrasound make it an invaluable tool for emergency medicine. Dr Enrique Ortiz Villacian (from Emergency Services at Donostia University Hospital in San Sebastián) and Dr Juajo Zafra Sanchez (from the Emergency Unit at San Eloy Hospital in Barakaldo) discussed the role ultrasound... Read more

Executive Health Management

Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany   BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they contribute... Read more

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Closed Infusion Systems Including Caresite® Extension Set Prevent Microbial Contamination

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function of closed infusion systems against microbial touch- and airborne contamination  Dr. Jörg Brünke, QualityLabs BT GmbH, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany   BACKGROUND Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major problem for healthcare systems as they contribute to increased morbidity and... Read more

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Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of the Safeflow Valve - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne and touch contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because... Read more

Executive Health Management

Microbial Tightness of CYTO-SET® & CYTO-SET® Mix- Two Closed System Transfer Devices Evaluation

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating  the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they... Read more

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Peterborough City Hospital One for all – standardising medical equipment

2019 26 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely used in hospitals across the country. However, as these systems are often shared between departments, and consultants may work at more than one hospital within a trust, there is a clear advantage to choosing instruments from a single supplier wherever possible. Jim McWilliams, Associate Director for Technical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spotlight on: Hospital Español de México: The importance of a culture of safety

2019 30 Apr

Mexico City’s historic Hospital Español is the first International hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s prestigious five-star ranking. Their entry into the PSMF’s five-star Hospital Program was officially announced at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in January 2019. Founded in 1842, Hospital... Read more

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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more