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Machine ethics is a new field of research at the interface of computer science and philosophy that aims to develop moral machines. It's all about creating machines that can make moral decisions based on computer technology. This project is inspired by the latest developments in artificial intelligence. If artificial intelligence (AI) is to be used... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The radiology department has transformed from a unit of collaboration to one that focuses on interpretation, and in order to regain past values, an efficient harmony between IT and humans needs to be achieved. As radiologists we have to be valued for not just interpreting images. I have been around the world giving talks, and I seen radiology... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... Read more

Humanizing radiology should be not a fashion but a way to rethink the profession of the radiologist instead. It represents not only a challenge but also an opportunity to redefine the role of the diagnostic radiologist as a physician primarily in the continuum of caring for patients.   From my point of view, there are great reasons to humanize... Read more

As a result of rapid transformations in information technology, medical research is becoming increasingly data intensive. Imagine a researcher- we’ll call him Walden - who is planning, in the year 2020, to carry out a big data analysis on large amount of personal health data stored in datasets and data repositories located in Europe. Walden comes... Read more

The motivation for implementing Patient Blood Management is based on the finding of anaemia, especially in the operative setting, representing a risk factor for increased odds of in-hospital mortality as well as additional complications. All too frequently, patients already have insufficient blood volume when presenting for surgery.  During... Read more

Radiomics is a hot topic in radiology. A steadily increasing number of researchers across the globe is engaging in radiomics and applying it to a large number of imaging data. “Radiomics” means the extraction of a large number of quantitative imaging features from routinely acquired imaging data (e.g, x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET) in order to... Read more

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25, 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving control back to citizens and to make the regulatory environment simpler... Read more

I work in a small intensive care unit (ICU) where we have been writing diaries since 1992. Initially, they were just little black books with notes by staff and families on how patients were doing during their ICU stay. In 1999, we began taking photos of the patients to illustrate their critically ill period, to help them understand and see what happened.... Read more

Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) were introduced in an attempt to reduce morbidity and mortality through the earlier detection and resuscitation of acutely deteriorating patients.  However, there are many different models of critical care outreach systems across the UK and internationally. This online survey aims to take a cross-sectional... Read more

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25, 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving control back to citizens and to make the regulatory environment simpler... Read more

Healthcare in the U.S. is an industry that’s ripe for innovation. From a convoluted insurance system to a complicated chain of care to a lack of price transparency, many factors combine to create a healthcare system that’s slow, expensive, inefficient, and difficult to navigate.   But some companies are fast at work addressing the many pain... Read more

As a health professional, it is increasingly important to provide clients and patients alike with information about medical discoveries and new forms of treatment. Biofeedback therapy is not a new form of treatment but is continually being developed and applied as a safe alternative to traditional drug-based treatments. By measuring the body’s... Read more

Yes this is yet another notice about GDPR, but read on for advice about online safety management. The most robust laws and regulations won’t protect you if you are not extremely careful about your personal online safety. Here are our top tips to be safe online. Be careful with unknown or questionable sources Always check the sender email and the... Read more

In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families,... Read more

On 6 & 7 June, 2018, London’s ExCeL will play host to the two most important days of the year for Europe’s leading oncology professionals.   Under one roof, the European Oncology Convention will showcase the latest research, innovations and techniques transforming the study, diagnosis and treatment of cancerous tumours.   Here’s five... Read more

Thousands of the world’s leading neuro professionals will flock to London next month to discover the latest technology and trends within the field of neurology.   Running on the 6th & 7th of June at the ExCeL, the European Neuro Convention will put on an unparalleled lineup of seminars, suppliers and workshops devoted to the cutting-edge developments... Read more

Several high-definition neuroendoscopes are commercially available, which have been valuable for achieving optimal results in less invasive surgery, but the smartphone revolution has now presented advanced technology and methodology. The integration of smartphone technology into endoscopy for performing minimally invasive neurosurgery is one of... Read more

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