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ICU Management

Open Clinical Trials: Are We Nearly There Yet?

2016 23 Jun

Laser imaging of sites in Cambodia has revealed details of ancient cities unknown till now to archaeologists. Will it take as long to reveal clinical trials data? OpenTrials is described as an “open free database and web service to identify, aggregate, store, match, index and share all available documents and data on all clinical trials.” It is a collaboration between... Read more

IT Management

Computers Learning to Improve Clinical Trial Participation

2016 28 Apr

With medical research struggling to recruit necessary numbers for clinical trials and studies being compromised or halted altogether, scientists are teaching computers to figure out why people accept or decline invitations to take part. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre have reported in the Journal of the American Medical... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis Clinical Trials - Can Do Better?

2016 05 Apr

Mortality from sepsis remains high, and results of clinical trials have been disappointing. Changing trials design has the potential to improve treatment, according to leading experts in sepsis and acute heart failure. The results of their discussions, which were facilitated by the European Drug Development, are published in the Journal of Intensive... Read more

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CHEST Trial - BMJ Stirs Controversy Over Data Release

2016 03 Mar

Use of starch for fluid resuscitation was suspended by European and U.S. regulators following publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the results of the CHEST trial (Myburgh et al. 2012), which raised safety concerns. Fresenius Kabi, which makes hydroxyethyl starch (HES) products and was a sponsor of the CHEST trial, has claimed that they... Read more

ICU Management

Promising New Sepsis Treatment on the Horizon

2015 23 Nov

A promising new drug for sepsis will have its first clinical trials thanks to a new grant from the British Heart Foundation. The new drug, called L-257, has been shown to improve survival and reduce organ failure during sepsis in animal models.The BHF Translational Award was granted to Dr. James Leiper and his clinical collaborator Dr. Simon Lambden... Read more

IT Management

mHealth Trial Cuts Costs, Improves Access

2015 26 Oct

A new mobile technology platform enables pharmaceutical companies to do remote monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials or drug studies, according to an article in MedCity News.Developed by Science37, a company founded by a group of scientists, the new mHealth platform works like a communication device and an EHR.“It’s a totally new type... Read more

Cardiology Management

Best of ESC Congress 2015 - An Overview

2015 02 Sep

The ESC Congress this year broke all previous records in attendance with nearly 32,773 registrations. Delegates from all over the world attended the Congress this year, bringing forth the latest medical research and the most advanced updates in the field of Cardiology. As pointed out by ESC President, Professor Fausto Pinto, from Portugal. 40 percent... Read more

IT Management

Google Unveils Wristband for Health Monitoring

2015 28 Jun

Google's latest gadget, a sensor-packed wristband, is designed to help medical professionals track vital signs of patients during clinical trials and drug tests. Developed by Google X, the search giant's life sciences research division, the new wristband can measure pulse, heart rhythm and skin temperature, and also other things such as light exposure... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ensuring Radiation Safety in Clinical Trials

2015 18 Jun

Radiation experts in the UK have drawn up a new system to streamline approval process for setting up clinical trials involving radiotherapy and other forms of ionising radiation, such as PET scans. The new system provides a standardised way of assuring that exposure to ionising radiation during clinical trials remains within safe limits, while also... Read more

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