Search Tag: Medication

Cardiology Management

Antihypertensive ACEIs Linked to Reduction in Cardiovascular Events, Death

2014 01 Apr

According to findings of a study published in the March 31 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of blood pressure medication angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with diabetes seems to contribute to a reduction of major cardiovascular events and death, as well death from all other causes, while angiotensin II receptor... Read more

Executive Health Management

Innovative Home Medication Dispensing Service Introduced by Philips

2014 21 Feb

Chronically ill patients living independently at home can now benefit from a new service combining automated dispensers and personalised pre-packed medication  Royal Philips has announced the expansion of its focus on home healthcare by introducing an innovative home medication dispensing service created to offer support to chronically ill patients... Read more

Cardiology Management

Electrical Energy Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Potentially Viable Alternative to Medication

2014 19 Feb

Treatment using electrical energy, opposed to medications, could be a viable first option for the treatment of certain type of Atrial Fibrillation  According to a study published in the February 19 issue of JAMA, treatment with electrical energy (radiofrequency ablation) administered to patients with untreated paroxysmal (intermittent) atrial... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM LIVES 2013: Can We Prevent Medication Errors in the ICU?

2013 08 Oct

Medication errors can be prevented, but there is no one simple solution, according to the expert speakers at ESICM LIVES 2013.  Medication errors in the ICU are frequent, with a negative impact on patients. Andreas Valentin (Austria) suggested that to improve the situation, intensivists need to raise awareness, prevent errors and develop a culture... Read more

Executive Health Management

European Medicines Agency Issues Six Key Recommendations to Tackle Medication Errors

2013 27 May

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued six key recommendations to tackle the issue of medication errors causing harm in the European Union (EU). These recommendations are described in the medication-errors workshop report. This workshop was held by the Agency from 28 February to 1 March 2013 to raise awareness of this important public-health... Read more