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IT Management

HIT Hacking: Prevention is Better than Cure

2017 20 Jun

By implementing cybersecurity best practices, healthcare CIOs and CISOs not only can thwart attacks on their IT systems but also make these less appealing targets for hackers, according to information security experts.   David Nickelson, director of strategy and behaviour at Sapient Health, says these three tactics can help hospital security teams... Read more

ICU Management

ESA2016: Guidelines on Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism On the Way

2016 02 Jun

The first European recommendations on postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE)  are on their way, and are intended to be much more practical and clinical than the U.S. recommendations, said Prof. Charles-Marc Samama, Chair of the European Task Force on Prevention of  Venous Thromboembolism in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Chair of the ESA Scientific... Read more

ICU Management

Helmet-Based Ventilation Had Better Results than Facemask for ARDS Patients

2016 17 May

Results of a trial of helmet-based ventilation have shown that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a facemask helped critically ill patients breathe better and reduced their need for mechanical ventilation. In the trial, patients who were treated with helmet ventilation spent less time in the intensive care unit and lower mortality. The... Read more

Executive Health Management

HOSPITAL Score Predicts Avoidable 30-day Readmissions

2016 12 Mar

Researchers in an international, multicentre study found that the HOSPITAL score accurately predicted patients at high risk of a 30-day potentially avoidable readmissions. "Interventions to reduce readmissions are demanding and complex. We need to target patients who are most likely to benefit, which means identifying who is at high risk for avoidable... Read more

ICU Management

The Next Ebola: Can We Do Better?

2015 24 Nov

The human catastrophe of the Ebola epidemic that began in 2013 shocked the world’s conscience and created an unprecedented crisis. An independent panel of global experts has called for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics. The group of 19 experts, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical... Read more

ICU Management

13th September : World Wide Sepsis Webinar

2015 27 Aug

Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.World Sepsis Day, 13 September, is an initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance and its founding members, all of whom are non-profit organizations. The Global Sepsis Alliance is a... Read more

Cardiology Management

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

2015 10 May

One in five people are expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable. The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is highlighting the need for greater awareness of heart failure symptoms. Across Europe, countries are holding Heart Failure Awareness... Read more

Executive Health Management

Many Severe Sepsis Survivors Experience Preventable Readmissions

2015 11 Mar

Rehospitalisation within 90 days is common for survivors of severe sepsis, in which internal organs begin to shut down in response to serious infection. Approximately 42 percent of patients who survive severe sepsis return to the hospital within three months, but new research suggest that the same percentage of those readmissions are related to diagnoses... Read more

Executive Health Management

Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

2015 04 Mar

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of cases, most of which involve men older than age 65, with smoking... Read more

Pharmacy Management

35 Partners Join In European Research Initiative for Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 17 Jan

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) has announced the start of collaboration between academic and private sectors to test treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia.  The EPAD project is part of a global effort in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. It is sponsored by the European Commission and the European... Read more