Search Tag: Interventions

IMAGING Management

RSNA16: Can Inappropriate Imaging for Low Back Pain Be Reduced?

2016 29 Nov

Low back pain (LBP) is a common patient complaint, representing 2 percent of all Emergency Room visits in the U.S., and a huge expense for the health service in imaging costs. It affects up to 85% of Americans, and the direct healthcare are costs more than 85 billion or 9 percent of national health expenditure.Two studies presented at the Radiological... Read more

Executive Health Management

Doing the Right Thing: Antibiotics Control

2016 16 Feb

A new study shows that behavioural interventions that target the competitive spirits and desire of doctors to strengthen their reputations can motivate them to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. The study is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Principal investigator and senior author Jason Doctor, Director of Health... Read more

Cardiology Management

Roche Launches Improved Point-of-Care Test to Help Diagnose High Risk Heart Attack Patients

2015 29 Jun

The Roche test enables healthcare professionals to identify patients with a suspected heart attack in the pre-hospital setting, helping ensure correct diagnosis and immediate, appropriate intervention.Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has  announced that its improved CARDIAC point-of-care Troponin T test for the cobas h 232 system is now available... Read more

Executive Health Management

ECIO 2016

2015 26 Jun

The first European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO 2008/ET 2008) was organised by the CIRSE Foundation in April 2008, and was a great success. The scientific content, the quality of the presentations, and the overall number of delegates who attended the meeting exceeded even the best expectations. In order to cater to the growing number... Read more

ICU Management

Roche Receives FDA Clearance for the Cobas Cdiff Test to Detect Clostridium Difficile

2015 04 Jun

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance for the cobas Cdiff Test to detect Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in stool specimens. The cobas Cdiff Test targets the toxin B gene found in toxigenic C. difficile strains directly in specimens from symptomatic patients.... Read more

ICU Management

Variation in Patient Preferences for Life-Sustaining Therapies in the ICU

2015 31 Mar

According to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, intensive care units across the US vary widely in how they care for patients with pre-existing limits on life-sustaining therapies. These include authorizations related to resuscitation, prohibiting interventions such as feeding tubes or dialysis etc. The... Read more

ICU Management

Interventions Bundle Can Improve Sleep in the ICU

2014 08 Jul

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set out to find out if implementing a bundle of non-pharmacological interventions, including environmental noise and light reduction, led to improved sleep and reduced incidence of delirium. The care bundle was based... Read more

IMAGING Management

Philips AlluraClarity Interventional X-ray System Gains FDA Clearance

2013 10 Jul

Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the US.Philips’ AlluraClarity system  provides high quality imaging for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients... Read more

Cardiology Management

Breakthrough in Patient and Staff Safety During Cardiac Interventions

2013 22 May

Philips, the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center (Bad Soden, Germany) announced the results of a clinical study that demonstrate that the safety for patients and clinicians can be significantly enhanced during cardiac interventions. Using Philips’ recently introduced AlluraClarity system*... Read more


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