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New indications for coronary CT angiography

2017 19 Sep

The time has come The latest in CCTA and how the quality and timeliness of diagnosis can be improved. Since the beginning of the 21st century coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA ) has turned from a research tool with ill-defined indications into the recognised cardiac imaging modality with proven clinical and prognostic... Read more

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Behind closed doors – Point of Care Foundation

2017 19 Sep

A recent Point of Care Foundation report provides insights into the pressures faced by British healthcare staff and how these can be overcome.   How employers feel at work has been the subject of debate for quite some time, particularly within the healthcare sector. It is widely agreed that staffs’ happiness largely depends on the environment... Read more

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The patient voice in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: an Edinburgh perspective

2017 15 Sep

This article will explore the ERAS Programme and provide a unique insight into perspectives and realities of surgical recovery. It will highlight the current evidence versus patients’ perceptions and expectations.   Background   The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme has been implemented in many surgical units around the world... Read more

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The hidden faces of sepsis, what do they tell us? Focal points for improving patient outcome

2017 15 Sep

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae. She also offers recommendations to improve recovery and outcome.   It wasn’t until 2007, after my illness that: “I came to understand the extensive process of recovery after critical illness. Moreover, I came to... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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From Independent Attorney to Critically Ill Patient

2017 28 May

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Changed My Life in a Split Second Life changed forever when Eileen Rubin was hospitalised with ARDS. After a slow recovery it was time to give something back, and Eileen went on to co-found the ARDS Foundation.   “I can’t breathe. I think I’m dying.” Those were the words I gasped to my mother less than... Read more

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Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate

2017 07 May

Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference. In an environment of budget cuts and increasing pressure on healthcare services how does your hospital cope?   In Belgium, and also I think globally, governments and other payers will not be able to keep up with expensive needs, such as an ageing population, personalised medicine,... Read more

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Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

2016 30 Nov

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables real-time communication with patients, families and with colleagues. There are general social networks (Facebook), professional networks (LinkedIn), blogs (WordPress), microblogs (Tumblr) and media sharing sites for photos, videos and podcasts. The Wall Street fortunes of these... Read more