EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
Nursing

Better Nursing Care, Lower Surgical Mortality

A new study published in JAMA Surgery showed that patients undergoing surgery at hospitals that are recognised for nursing excellence and... Read more

Chemotherapy Vials

Where Would You Like to Die?

If you compare how people near the end of life are treated in the U.S. and other regions of the world, you will find very specific differences.... Read more

Infections

4 in 5 Nurses Ignore Infection Prevention Guidelines

Only 1 in 5 ambulatory care nurses take standard anti-infection precautions the American Journal of Infection Control has reported. A study... Read more

The Rice University lab of bioengineer David Zhang has created a new tool to analyze DNA "in the wild" that could save researchers months of toil. The goal is to build a comprehensive database of the thermal behaviours of DNA and RNA strands.

New Tool for Better Molecular Diagnostics

Rice University scientist David Zhang has developed a tool that can speed up the design of molecular diagnostics based on the specific recognition... Read more

Organ Transplantation

Transplants Disparities for Sick Patients?

A recent study shows that transplant centres that have low scores on performance evaluations are more likely to remove more patients from the... Read more

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Let’s start with a quip. When you want to become an oncologist, you only need three or four years of primary school. You need to be able to read and write. The pathologist will tell you what type of cancer the patient has, you can read in the protocol what to do, what the treatment is, and for the dose you need to know: ‘Is it a man or a woman,... Read more

If somebody had asked me this question, “How are you, nurse?” 6-8 weeks ago, I would have probably cried. The situation in Great Britain was pretty tough, worse than in March-April 2020, when the whole crisis of COVID-19 started for us in the UK! I guess no other European country had to go through that bushfire we have to go through with the... Read more

“Cancer is a mobile disease. It changes while you look at it. Treat it like tuberculosis; 4 drugs for one year, at the same time!” Professor David Tuveson, CSHL   We do not execute what we already know!   Patients are dying because the scientific knowledge that is available today is not implemented to improve the... Read more

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Executive Health Management

Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

2020 18 Dec

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... 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

From Our Journals

Prof. James Stone

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of TBI

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of Traum

Dr. Rafael Vidal Perez

Utility of artificial intelligence in cardiology

A step forward for daily practice. Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools...

 Lou Adler

On hiring

A change in strategy rather than more efficient technology will...

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the...

 Miguel Cabrer

Medical Image Exchange in the Cloud: A More Efficient Way

Summary: In the drive for patient engagement, what benefits does cloud...

 Marianna Keen

Affidea grows in Portugal and expands into teleradiology

Affidea Group is a leading healthcare services provider with over 7500...

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