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Prof. Tienush Rassaf took up his appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Cardiology, HealthManagement.org in September 2016. Prof. Rassaf has since August 2015 been Department Head and Chair of Cardiology (Cardiology and Vascular Medicine from August 2016) at the Westgerman Heart- and Vascular Center at the University of Essen, Germany.   He was born in Cologne,... Read more

With the ESC Congress 2016 Annual Meeting in Rome beginning this month, specialists will have the opportunity to learn and experience first-hand the latest innovations, as well as debate the latest developments in cardiology.  Among the discussions, I expect one hot topic for the interventional community will be the growing importance of managing radiation... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Lean management. New technologies, new regulations and new opportunities make very frequent changes to our daily tasks. In order to maintain and improve quality, it’s very important to keep monitoring and adapting all of the processes.   What are the major challenges in your field?  Customer... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment?   Every day, I put all my efforts into making patient care and patient quality of care more efficient, comfortable and safe.   Since I’m not in direct contact with patients, I strive to fulfill this mission by providing healthcare professionals with innovative solutions that safeguard the... Read more

Modern imaging methods greatly exceed the possibilities of X-rays. Vasilis Ntziachristos holds the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and is Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Zentrum München. In this interview, he talks about the fascination of imaging techniques and about... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... Read more

An integrated approach to interventional cardiovascular medicineAccording to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide.[1] As CVDs are on the rise, it’s important to understand the risk factors associated with complex heart disease, as well as the impact of innovative solutions that can offer... Read more

In her clinical role Ella Segaran works on the general / trauma ICU as the advanced critical care dietitian at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.  She is passionate about clinical care, education and research and about raising the profile of nutrition in our patients.  Ella says that she is lucky to have a full-time... Read more

Prof. Massimo Antonelli is President Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He takes up office as President at the ESICM congress in Milan in October 2016.Dr. Antonelli has been Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology at the “Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore” Rome Italy since  November 1999. He serves as Director of the... Read more

1.What are your key areas of interest and research? Patient safety is the most important.  The goal of medicine is to take care of our patients and to monitor them for the rest of their lives. What a pity if they develop radiation-induced pathologies or significant nephropathy through ignorance. Our patient dose management software RadiationDose Monitor... Read more

Samuel Brown, MD, is Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is also Director of the Center for Humanizing Critical Care and Assistant Director, Critical Care Echocardiography Service at Intermountain Medical Center.1.  ... Read more

Cardiologist Dr. Rolf Gomes founded Heart of Australia with the vision of bringing specialist cardiology services that people in the city take for granted to the people living in rural and remote Queensland. Heart of Australia is an Australian first, a custom-made mobile medical clinic which is fully equipped with specialist diagnostic equipment. Dr.... Read more

Karen A. McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN, is  President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Karen received her Bachelors of Nursing and Masters of Science in Trauma/Critical Care Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked since 1987 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the R Adams Cowley Shock... Read more

Professor Pedro Póvoa, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Nova Medical School, New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Coordinator of the Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, CHLO in Lisbon. Prof. Póvoa is Associate Editor of Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, and is a member of the editorial board... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? My major area of interest is to build a community set of tools to improve the interoperability of Health Information System What are the major challenges in your field? Sustainability of such a project project   What is your top management tip? Create an environment of constant learning and development—be... Read more

Dr. Zeev Goldik became President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology in January 2016. Dr. Goldik is Head of Post Anaesthesia Care Unit at the Carmel Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel. He is Chairman of the Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment (CESMA) , and Past President of the Israel Society of Anaesthesiologists.1. What are your... Read more

People need to talk; stakeholders need to network. Both activities are needed in order to build roadmaps for future directions in the field of active and healthy ageing. ENGAGED http://www.engaged-innovation.eu was a thematic network, funded by the European Commission, that run for over two years. It was a learning community for sustainable active... Read more

Professor Jerry P. Nolan, FRCA FRCP FFICM FCEM (Hon), is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. Prof. Nolan is Vice-Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and Editor-in-Chief of the ERC’s official journal... Read more

Prof. Élie Azoulay, MD, PhD took up post in 2013 as Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Azoulay is Professor of Medicine at  Paris Diderot University, France, and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Saint-Louis Teaching Hospital in Paris.1. What are your... Read more

Michael S. Niederman, MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS is Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. 1.      What are your key areas of interest and research?Respiratory infections. I focus my interests on pneumonia arising in the... Read more

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