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ICU Management

7 Variables Predict ICU Readmission: New Tool

2016 20 Oct

A simple and easy to use nomogram can predict the likelihood of readmission to surgical intensive care using just 7 common variables already collected for critical care patients, according to research presented at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.Luke A. Martin, MD, a general surgery research resident and the study’s presenting... Read more

Health Management

Advantages of 3D Printing in Healthcare

2016 25 Aug

ONE INSTITUTE ’S COLLABORATIVE PROCESS IMPACTS MEDICINE   The Jacobs Institute (JI), a non-profit medical innovation ‏centre in Buffalo, New York, is using 3D printing to ‏further its mission of creating the next generation of ‏medical technology to treat vascular disease, such as heart ‏attack and stroke. One of the ways it achieves this is by partnering... Read more

Executive Health Management

NDS Receives FDA Clearance for Embedded Wireless Video Receiver in Radiance Ultra Displays

2016 29 Jun

NDS has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an embedded wireless HD-video receiver to be integrated into an endoscopy display. The ZeroWire® G2 wireless technology solution from NDS, also available as an external unit, will now be design engineered into the new Radiance® Ultra series of premium endoscopy displays as an option within the... Read more

ICU Management

Noninvasive Monitor Assesses Patients' Response to Painful Stimulation During Surgery

2016 16 May

A novel measure for assessing the body's response to surgery may allow for better anesthesia management in the O.R., less pain when regaining consciousness from anesthesia and better postoperative outcomes. According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Outcomes in Elderly but Care Integration Needed

2016 21 Mar

Better Outcomes in Elderly but Care Integration Needed A recent study published in the International Journal of Surgery focuses on challenges the National Health System (NHS) in England face when treating elderly patients in emergency care. Ageing increases the propensity to chronic disease that leads to challenging decision making in managing “pre-existing illnesses... Read more

ICU Management

Kai Zacharowski Honoured by Patient Safety Foundation for PBMS

2016 16 Feb

Professor Kai Zacharowski, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy at Frankfurt University Hospital has been honoured with the 2015 Humanitarian Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, for his outstanding contribution to reducing the number of preventable patient deaths. Zacharowski and his team developed... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC Congress 2016 Programme

2016 12 Feb

The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2016 is now online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event will convene in Rome, Italy, for the first time. The five day congress will be held 27 to 31 August at the Fiera di Roma and is expected to attract more than 30,000 cardiovascular professionals and journalists from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hypnosis for Surgery

2016 06 Jan

A study published in Neurosurgery reports that a new hypnosedation technique could offer a new alternative for patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas. Dr. Ilyess Zemmoura of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tours, France, and colleagues report that hypnosis has been successful in patients undergoing awake craniotomy for brain cancer. Hypnosedation... Read more

Executive Health Management

Back to School: Report Card Feedback Effective for Training Surgeons?

2015 22 Dec

One-on-one feedback and written report cards are effective tools for helping surgery residents do better in preventing dangerous blood clots among hospitalised patients, according to a new Johns Hopkins study published in Annals of Surgery. Researchers explain that the feedback strategy was designed to enhance the use of correct therapy in surgery patients... Read more

ICU Management

Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

2015 22 Dec

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently published Cochrane Review that evaluated the benefit of intraoperative use of low tidal volume ventilation (< 10 mL/kg of predicted body weight) to decrease postoperative complications concludes by recommending... Read more


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