Search Tag: anxiety

ICU Management

COVID-19 Consequences Six Months After Symptom Onset

2021 13 Jan

Findings from a follow-up study conducted with 1733 patients first diagnosed in Wuhan, China, show that nearly 76% of these patients had at least one symptom six months after symptom onset. Findings are published in The Lancet. The study included patients discharged from Jin Yin-tan Hospital in Wuhan, China, who were diagnosed with COVID-19... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA20: Anxiety Associated with Faster Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

2020 30 Nov

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Alzheimer's disease represents a major public health crisis worldwide. The number of deaths from the disease has more than... Read more

ICU Management

Psychological Consequences of ICU Admission

2019 08 Aug

Consequences of psychological distress in the ICU needs to be addressed, due to the frequent occurrence of anxiety, delirium, acute PTSD and depression in both patients and family members. By addressing these key issues healthcare costs and usage could be reduced.   Previously, it was thought that stress could be reduced through a paternalistic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Survived a heart attack? But what about the depression?

2019 05 Jun

According to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death.  Dr. Erik Olsson of Uppsala University, Sweden explains that temporary mood swings are a natural part of life, and patients who have a heart attack often feel a little... Read more

ICU Management

Cocoon bed aims to lower ICU delirium

2019 30 May

The intensive care unit environment can be extremely stressful, even if they provide some of the best care in the world. It is believed that a patient in the ICU has their sleep interrupted approximately every three minutes either through noise, lights, or medical intervention. Up to 80% of patients in the ICU suffer from some form of delirium, and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Growing student interest in radiology amidst AI fears

2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 09 Feb

Not everyone has access to qualified counsellors and expert therapy. Whether due to financial or time constraints or simply not having an approved clinic in their area, thousands of people must still struggle with fears and anxieties despite effective treatments being readily available. If you suffer from anxiety but cannot access the help you need,... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety

2017 01 Feb

Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse (CCN) , the journal of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Researchers with Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, found that patients in a progressive (intermediate) care unit reported... Read more

ICU Management

Young Females At High Risk for Psych Symptoms after ARDS

2016 26 Apr

Young, female ARDS survivors, who were unemployed prior to ICU admission, are at greatest risk of psychiatric symptoms following discharge. And it is not the sickest patients with the longest ICU stay who are most at risk, according to the results from a multicentre national U.S. study, led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in Critical... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Rehab Programmes: Women-only or Mixed-sex?

2016 08 Feb

Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally and women who have an acute coronary heart event are more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery period, they are still less likely to make use of cardiac rehabilitation programs.  Investigators show that women who participate... Read more