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ICU Management

Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

2016 05 Oct

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were tracheally intubated during in-hospital cardiac arrest.Lars W. Andersen, MD, MPH, of the Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues, analysed data from the United... Read more

ICU Management

Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 04 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more

Executive Health Management

Survival Plan Needed to Cope With Leadership Change

2016 01 Aug

Since hospital CEOs tend to have shorter tenures than sports coaches, the key to keeping an organisation thriving is to have a survival plan in place, and to be actively implementing it year round—not just right after the CEO gives notice.When a senior hospital executive departs, he or she may give many months’ notice, but sometimes, departure comes... Read more

Health Management

Designing a Hospital Cardiology Outreach Service

2016 01 Jul

  The cardiology team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS ‏Foundation Trust successfully designed and implemented ‏an outreach service for heart failure patients ‏in non-cardiology wards (National Institute for Health and ‏Care Excellence 2014a). The service was required as cardiologists ‏care for around 18-25 percent of heart failure patients, while... Read more

Executive Health Management

In-hospital Mobility Works for Patients’ Posthospital Function

2016 17 Jun

Decreased mobility during hospitalisation for older adults is associated with increased risk of death, nursing home admission and functional decline. University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators found that patients who participated in a mobility programme were less likely to experience a decline in mobility when compared to the usual care provided... Read more

IT Management

Short of Talent? Follow Example of Baseball’s ‘Harvesting’ Programme

2016 10 May

A leading IT security expert suggests that healthcare organisations should follow professional baseball teams' lead and develop farm leagues to harvest talent they can ultimately employ to secure their networks.  “Even when we were in the desktop/laptop/mobile phone world, there already was a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, people trained... 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

Executive Health Management


2016 19 Feb

CHINA MED is one of the most influential exhibitions in Chinese medical instruments and equipment industry, which is co-organized by the Health Department of General Logistics Department of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, China World Trade Center Co., Ltd.and Hui Tong Xingye International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.As the first UFI-approved international... Read more

Executive Health Management

Uganda International Medical & Lab 2016

2016 05 Feb

Medical and Healthcare systems around the world are facing an exceptional change. While healthcare is primarily organized within national geographies, the issues are truly global. Growing population and consumer expectations are creating significant challenges and opportunities in these sectors.UIML Expo is purely a dedicated International Exhibition... Read more

Executive Health Management

Where Would You Like to Die?

2016 25 Jan

If you compare how people near the end of life are treated in the U.S. and other regions of the world, you will find very specific differences. In the U.S, such patients are typically attached to tubes and machines. They also have to go through invasive procedures and because of the fact that they are inundated with all these measures, most of the patients... Read more

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