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IT Management

Survey Reveals Organisations Embrace Emerging Technologies for Competitive Advantage

2023 29 Nov

Based on the data presented in the ‘Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies in the Healthcare Industry’ report, nearly 71% of healthcare professionals confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic had the greatest impact on accelerating digital transformation in the healthcare sector. To stay competitive, numerous organisations are actively embracing... Read more

IMAGING Management

Groundbreaking MRI Unveils Brain Changes in Individuals with Long-COVID

2023 24 Nov

New research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), reveals distinctive brain changes in individuals with long COVID, different to those who have fully recovered from COVID-19.   Long COVID sufferers experience a wide variety of different symptoms which may persist for long time after... Read more


Knowledge and Awareness of Sepsis Among Risk Populations

2023 22 Nov

Sepsis can have potentially life-threatening consequences. Early recognition is crucial for effective intervention. The role of patients in preventing and identifying sepsis early is vital. However, there is an incomplete understanding of sepsis knowledge among at-risk groups and their ability to recognise sepsis as a medical emergency. COVID-19... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet award the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology

2023 05 Oct

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.The discoveries by the two Nobel Laureates were... Read more

Digital Transformation

High Performance Computing

2023 04 Oct

High performance computing refers to computing systems with extremely high computational power that are able to solve hugely complex and demanding problems.   In the digital decade, high performance computing (HPC) is at the core of major advances and innovation, and a strategic resource for Europe's future.   In today’s world, more and... Read more


Data to Track Incidence, Mortality for SARS-CoV-2–Associated Sepsis

2023 03 Oct

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition resulting from a dysregulated response to infection, historically associated with bacterial infections. However, viral infections are increasingly recognised as significant contributors to sepsis, especially with events like the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and surges of respiratory viruses like RSV and influenza. Despite... Read more

IMAGING Management

The Need to Address Missed and Delayed Cancer Screenings During the Pandemic

2023 28 Sep

In a recent report, published in the journal Cancer, researchers have documented a significant decline in cancer screenings and subsequent diagnoses in the United States during the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. There were notable decreases in the number of newly diagnosed cases across six types of cancer including colorectal, female breast,... Read more

Finance Management

Empowering Africa: Local Manufacturing of Diagnostic Tools

2023 06 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the global issue of insufficient access to diagnostic tools. In Africa, limited access to affordable and accessible diagnostic tools significantly hindered efforts to track and contain COVID-19. It's crucial to recognise that this issue is not specific to the pandemic; rather, it persists as an ongoing challenge in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Patient Experiences in Hospitals Change Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023 31 Aug

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic posed unparalleled challenges for acute-care hospitals. To control the spread of COVID-19 infection, hospitals adopted new protocols, including social distancing and restricted visitor access.   A recent cohort study looked to describe differences in 2020 to 2021 patient experiences to assess whether the... Read more

Health Management

Cost Savings Through Zero Preventable Deaths

2023 30 Aug

Instituting patient safety practices will save lives and healthcare dollars. We are proud of our healthcare experts; it is the system that needs to be fixed, and we can do that! We can create a system where safe, high-quality healthcare is delivered to every patient every time. Healthcare must become a high-reliability organisation, and this starts... Read more

ICU Management

Ultra-Low Tidal Volume Ventilation for COVID-19-ARDS

2023 18 Jul

A new study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of ventilation with ultra-low tidal volume (ULTV) compared to low tidal volume (LTV) in patients suffering from COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). COVID-19-related ARDS is associated with a high mortality rate and extended mechanical ventilation duration.   The study... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Care Staffing in Pandemics

2023 11 Jul

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on healthcare, with millions of cases and deaths reported globally. Healthcare workers have been particularly affected, experiencing increased mental health issues, burnout, and moral distress. The pandemic has led to higher levels of anxiety, depression, stress reactions, sleep disturbances, and posttraumatic... Read more

Women's Health

Targeted Outreach Efforts Needed to Tackle Decline in Screening Mammogram Rates

2023 23 Jun

According to new data out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the overall volume of screening mammograms has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, even after more than two years since the COVID-19 shutdown.   The team analysed screening mammogram volumes before and after a state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown. They observed screening trends in 2020 during... Read more

ICU Management

#EA23: Outcome in Patients With Postponed Elective Surgery During COVID-19

2023 06 Jun

The 30-day outcome findings in patients undergoing postponed elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic (TRACE II) were presented at a poster session at Euroanaesthesia 2023.   The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the ability to perform elective surgeries worldwide. To understand the consequences of delayed surgery, the TRACE II study... Read more

Cardiology Management

Severe COVID-19 Increases Risk of Ventricular Tachycardia

2023 03 May

According to research presented at EHRA 2023, patients with severe COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation have an increased risk of developing ventricular tachycardia and other heart rhythm disorders within six months. The study found that these patients had a higher risk of developing ventricular tachycardia than those without a severe COVID-19... Read more

ICU Management

#ISICEM23: Time to Get Strategic About ICU Burnout

2023 22 Mar

In an interesting session at #ISICEM23, Michelle Chew, Professor of Anesthesiology, Intensive care, and Acute Medicine Care at Linköping University Hospital, Sweden, talked about stress, anxiety, and burnout.   Prof Chew discussed a study conducted by her group on perceived and physiological stress, anxiety, and burnout among ICU staff in an area... Read more

ICU Management

#ISICEM23: Effects of Therapeutic-Dose Heparin in Hospitalised Patients With COVID-19

2023 21 Mar

At the #ISICEM23 this week in Brussels, the benefits and harms of therapeutic-dose heparin varied by hospitalised COVID-19 patient characteristics were discussed, and the importance of considering the heterogeneity of treatment effect (HTE) in the design and analysis of randomised clinical trials was highlighted.   To date, RCTs that have tested... Read more

ICU Management

New German Law: Ex-post Triage Criminalised

2023 13 Mar

What will be the consequences of the new German law of criminalising ex-post triage? Will it result in more legal disputes, ethical dilemmas and preventable deaths? Or will it achieve its goal? As the COVID-19 pandemic hit mankind, many healthcare systems worldwide faced a widely unprecedented shortage of personnel, pharmaceuticals, equipment... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Related Adverse Events

2023 15 Feb

According to a study published in the journal Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to an increased risk of serious adverse events such as heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, myocarditis, pericarditis, and deep vein thrombosis. The study, which was coordinated by Lamberto Manzoli, a medical epidemiologist and professor at the University... Read more

ICU Management


2023 15 Feb

There is increasing evidence supporting the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients that do not respond to maximal medical therapy. ARDS can occur in some COVID-19 patients who are hospitalised, and ECMO can be utilised as a treatment option in some cases. Using ECMO can help... Read more