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Pre-Diagnostic Care Seldom Reflected in Quality Measures

The quality measures endorsed by The National Quality Forum (NQF) are not always applicable to the management of patients prior to their diagnoses,... Read more

Lean Six Sigma: Eliminating Wasteful Practices For Improved Efficiency

Hospitals emergency departments are seldom praised for short wait times, adequate bed capacity and stress-free employees. Those things may be... Read more

"Googling" Guidelines: The Ethics of Physicians Investigating Patients Online

Formal guidelines which address physicians’ use of the internet and social media should be updated to include the ethics of physicians conducting... Read more

World Cancer Day: Cancer Services Investment Could Save Millions of Lives

On World Cancer Day 2015, leading global public health experts from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announce that millions... Read more

World Cancer Day: European Oncologists Call for Equal Access to Cancer Treatment

 Access to treatment and care is the fundamental right of any patient. In cancer, despite the fast rate of new agent development, there are still... 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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 Hannelore Aerts

The Reuse of Health Data: Governance and Trust As Catalysers for Quality

Summary: The European Institute’s for Innovation through Health Data...

Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Goyen

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Elevate Narrative-Based Medicine

Which clinical specialty will be most disrupted by Artificial Intelligence?...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Goal-Directed Therapy

Goal-directed therapy (GDT) continues to be a subject of controversy in...

 Christian Lovis

COVID-19 Care Continuum

Think back to January 1, 2020. Can you even remember what the outlook...

Dr Hamish Robertson

Rising multimorbidity in our ageing world

Mapping the landscape of ageing for more effective healthcare...

 Zisis Sotiriou

Improving Patient Experience in the Era Of Digitisation

An overview of Affidea’s journey embedding digital tools across its...

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