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Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Compliance with Future mHealth

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future.   Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiology and mHealth – Rethink About Monitoring

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation.   Where Are We Now?   Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth)... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI can improve medical imaging access

2019 20 Feb

Executive Summary Radiology plays an important role in patient screening, diagnosis, treatment guidance, monitoring and follow-up. The sad thing is that two-thirds of the world's population has no access to basic radiologic services. In the case of computer tomography (CT) for example, 14% of low-income countries have at least one CT equipment... Read more

ICU Management

Closer monitoring needed for patients with 'mild' ARDS

2018 04 Dec

If you landed here from ICU Highlights e-newsletter you may be looking for New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU. Hospital mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is approximately 40 percent, but mortality and trajectory in “mild” ARDS – classified only since 2012 – are unknown. A new study finds that... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

2018 16 Mar

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment and management of patients, especially following traumatic brain injury (TBI) but also other clinical conditions such as non-traumatic bleeds, hydrocephalus, space-occupying lesions and cerebral oedema. The key target to monitor and treat ICP is to optimise the cerebral perfusion... Read more

ICU Management

Innovations in monitoring: from smartphones to wearables

2017 15 Sep

This article describes recent advances and perspectives in cardiorespiratory monitoring for surgical patients, from prehabilitation to rehabilitation, from smartphones to wearable sensors.   There are over 320 million inpatient surgical procedures worldwide (Weiser et al. 2015). We learnt from the recent International Surgical Outcomes (ISOS)... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

2016 27 Sep

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could be regions with inadequate regional oxygenation at the tissue ‏level. The most recent developments of noninvasive monitoring of the ‏peripheral circulation have helped physicians to early identify patients ‏at high risk for tissue hypoperfusion, organ failure and poor outcome.... Read more

ICU Management

Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

2016 21 May

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at risk of infection. The Heart Rate Observation system (HeRO) (MPSC, Charlottesville, USA) is an algorithm-based system that can detect slight changes in a baby’s heartbeat that could be an early sign of a major... Read more