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Study Finds Poor Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Techniques in the Operating Room

Direct observational research at a large hospital in Sweden reveals that compliance with recommended hand disinfection and aseptic techniques... Read more

Hospital Readmissions Twice as Likely for C. Difficile Patients

A study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Infection Control reports that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) doubles... Read more

Elite Award For Comprehensive Stroke Care at Ben Taub Hospital

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have recognised Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital for its success in providing... Read more

Fasting Improves Efficacy of Low-Toxicity Cancer Drugs

Breast, colorectal and lung cancers may respond to a less-toxic class of drugs as well as they do to chemotherapy when the drugs are used in... Read more

Minimally Invasive Surgery Saves Money

In a new analysis of surgical outcomes, it was revealed that greater use of minimally invasive surgery for certain common procedures can help... 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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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

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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

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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

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 Filip Deferme

Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department

For the purpose of protecting patient safety and upholding quality standards...

 Orlando Ruben Perez-Nieto

Challenges in the Management of Severe SARS-CoV2 Infection in Elderly Patients

Elderly patients have damaging and serious complications when they...

Prof. Andrew Walton

Managing Change to Improve Clinical Outcomes

In 1989, Professor Andrew Walton founded Connect Health,...

Dr. Theodoros Kyprianou

The role of disruptive and hybrid technologies in acute care

Section Editor Theodorus Kyprianou introduces the “Informatics and Technology

 Marianna Keen

Understanding bad communication

Deter defensiveness, solve problems Chris Argyris’ insights on bad...

 Allison Gonzalez

Making the case for social work practice in the care of critically ill ICU patients

The role of the ICU social worker End-of-life issues occur frequently...

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