Search Tag: Children

Executive Health Management

Rethinking-u-s-school-mask-policy

2022 04 Feb

Scientists generally agree that wearing masks reduce the risks of COVID-19 spreading, but the benefit conferred in the K–12 classroom remains unknown. Whether children can wear masks correctly over extended periods is also debatable.   Interpretation of existing evidence by public health agencies worldwide vary. For example, the U.S. Centers for...Read more

Executive Health Management

Nice-published-positive-experience-guidelines-for-baby-child-and-adolescent-healthcare

2021 03 Oct

Optimal patient experience is an integral part of effective healthcare. Therefore, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published ten years ago healthcare experience guidelines for adults who access UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and commissioned health services. Unfortunately, children require different considerations...Read more

IMAGING Management

New-focus-on-children-at-ecr-2020

2020 24 Feb

  The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has announced it will feature children in its ‘In Focus’ programme at ECR next month.   The programme will cover topics such as bringing healthcare to children in low-resource areas, using imaging in cases of child abuse, and hot topics such as consent, data use and medicolegal dilemmas in paediatric...Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins-in-children-with-familial-hypercholesterolaemia

2019 21 Oct

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is typically characterised by severely elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. While the short-term efficacy of statin therapy in children is well established, there is still a lack of longer follow-up studies to evaluate specific changes in the risk of cardiovascular...Read more

IMAGING Management

Future-of-ultrasound-ed-gamification-vr

2019 13 Feb

Executive Summary Prof. Paul Sidhu , President of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ), shares with Healthmanagement.org a preview of his presentations at the forthcoming ECR 2019 .  The use of ultrasound simulation models as tools in training and education is among the important...Read more

ICU Management

What-s-new-in-sepsis-in-children

2018 16 Oct

The latest in diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in children. Current paediatric definitions are based on systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Since the publication of the third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock for adults, efforts in paediatrics are focused on finding a definition...Read more

IMAGING Management

Children-and-medical-radiation

2017 18 Apr

Medical imaging is frequently necessary and is essential in diagnosis and management of children with illness and injury. Much of medical imaging requires ionising radiation. A discussion of radiation exposure is especially relevant in children due to their increased vulnerability, including to radiation-induced cancer, according to a report published...Read more

ICU Management

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2016 30 Nov

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New-resource-for-children

2016 30 Nov

An activity book for children visiting intensive care units (ICUs) has been published by ICUsteps, the UK intensive care patient and relative support charity. The resource comes with an information sheet for parents and carers to help them support the children, and can be downloaded from the ICUsteps website .   Catherine White, Information Manager,...Read more

ICU Management

Study-paediatric-aki-diagnosis-not-following-guidelines

2016 01 Nov

A survey of paediatric intensivists in the U.S. has found that around half are not using current guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, and over 70 percent are using serum creatinine and urine output only. Only one-third refer children with AKI to a kidney specialist after they are discharged. The study is published...Read more

IMAGING Management

Rsna15-parental-absence-affects-brain-development-in-children

2015 01 Dec

New research from China shows that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time have larger grey matter volumes in the brain. The finding suggests that the lack of parental care affects brain development in children, according to the study presented on Monday, 30 November, at the annual meeting of the Radiological...Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging-gets-appy-taking-the-worry-away

2015 08 Sep

One in seven patients has cancelled a hospital appointment because they are scared, according to a survey commissioned by Siemens. When it comes to imaging, more than 20 percent do not understand fully what an MRI scan is, while 42 percent admitted they were afraid of the MRI process. When patients turn up for their imaging appointments well-informed...Read more

ICU Management

Therapeutic-hypothermia-after-cardiac-arrest-in-children

2015 28 Apr

Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that therapeutic hypothermia is no more effective than normal temperature control for children after cardiac arrest. The NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded research was a large,...Read more

Executive Health Management

National-recognition-for-nationwide-children-s-hospital

2015 16 Mar

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centred processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced. Nationwide Children’s achieved Level 3 standards, the highest...Read more

ICU Management

New-therapies-have-not-reduced-anaesthesia-risks-for-pht-patients

2015 24 Jan

While new treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have reduced mortality, children with PHT are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anaesthesia and surgery, according to a study appearing in Anesthesia & Analgesia . Younger children and those with more severe disease are at higher risk, according to researchers,...Read more

IT Management

California-children-s-hospital-wins-himss-analytics-stage-7-award

2015 17 Jan

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has earned a Stage 7 award by HIMSS Analytics, and will be recognised at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015. The award recognises hospitals which implement and utilise information technology to achieve an advanced electronic medical record (EMR) environment. “Eliminating...Read more

IT Management

Big-data-tackles-alarm-fatigue

2014 22 Dec

One issue that hospitals across the US have to continually deal with is alarm fatigue, which results from well-meaning but often misguided attempts to monitor patient safety. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, for example, has an ongoing pilot project to curb alarm fatigue by redefining guidelines on vital signs that trigger alarms. The...Read more

ICU Management

Comic-books-explain-icu-stroke-to-kids

2014 23 Jun

The sudden hospitalisation of a family member is traumatic for anyone old enough to understand the circumstances and consequences of a health emergency. For children left confused and frightened by a family illness, two new comic books have come to the rescue, featuring five superheroes called Medikidz who explain the human body in all its functions...Read more

IMAGING Management

Children-s-heart-imaging-associated-cancer-risk-initially-low

2014 10 Jun

The levels of low radiation, which children with heart disease are exposed to during X-rays, does not increase their lifetime cancer risk in a significant way, however as they undergo further complex imaging examinations involving higher radiation doses, the risk of cancer does increase slightly. These are the findings of a study conducted by...Read more

Executive Health Management

Who-child-shock-guidelines-dangerous

2014 15 Jan

UK researchers warned that thousands of children could be dying since the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children going into shock. Critics claimed the advice to give large quantities of fluid was deadly, and found it "disappointing and puzzling” that the last update published in 2013 did not recommend a...Read more

Executive Health Management

Major-research-project-to-tackle-childhood-obesity-crisis

2013 12 Dec

A significant study will have scientists investigate the genetic, dietary and social factors impacting child obesity. With childhood obesity having more than doubled in the past three decades, an extensive and long-term research project has been launched in order to identify the reason for this major increase.  Aiming to to...Read more

Cardiology Management

New-guidelines-issued-to-manage-heart-failure-in-children

2013 12 Dec

With heart failure being a significant cause of childhood health conditions and death, new guidelines have been issued in order to assist healthcare providers both in the emergency departments and primary care to identify and treat heart failure in children with undiagnosed heart disease and symptoms of possible heart failure. Developed by...Read more

Executive Health Management

Effective-childrens-cancer-diagnosis-can-be-radiation-free

2013 27 Nov

It has been proven that there is no need to expose children to radiation in order to efficiently rule out the possibility of liver cancer. Clinicians at King’s College Hospital, which is part of King’s Health Partners AHSC, have conducted research and proven that children do not need to be exposed to radiation in order to successfully rule...Read more

IMAGING Management

Most-parents-underestimate-risks-of-ct-scans

2013 22 Jul

While the number of CT scans being performed on children have increased, do parents really know the potential risks involved in the procedure? A recently published study found that while close to half of the parents surveyed were aware of the risk, most underestimated the exposure. Almost all of the parents wanted to know about the potential risk....Read more

IMAGING Management

Ct-scans-for-headaches-in-children-used-widely

2013 11 Jul

More than one quarter of the children treated for headache across a range of care settings received a computed tomography scan, possibly exposing them to unnecessary radiation and increased cancer risks, according to an article in the July edition of Pediatrics. “It’s ironic that providers sometimes use CT scans to rule out brain tumours or brain...Read more

IMAGING Management

New-software-controls-ct-radiation-exposure-in-children

2013 28 Jun

Patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are being exposed to significantly less radiation during CT scans because of new technology that allows doctors to more tightly control radiation doses. The innovative imaging software reduced overall radiation exposure from CT scans by 37 percent, according to two new studies published online...Read more

IMAGING Management

Mri-detects-early-effects-of-chemotherapy-on-children-s-hearts

2013 19 Jun

MRI scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Chemotherapy with anthracyclines, such as Doxorubicin, is one of the most effective treatments against many types of cancer, including leukaemia and Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast,...Read more

IMAGING Management

Cancer-risk-from-radiation-exposure-from-ct-scans

2013 10 Jun

According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according...Read more

IT Management

Eu-awards-12-million-euros-to-supercompute-a-healthier-future-for-europe-s-children

2013 28 May

To help fight childhood obesity and other child diseases, the European Commission has awarded 12 million euros to a medical research project that will use mathematical models to improve the treatment of children. According to recent data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of overweight infants and children in Europe has steadily...Read more