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ICU Management

Telemedicine Guidelines to Address ICU and Patient Safety

2014 15 May

Telemedicine still surrounded by confusion, industry organisations aim to clarify matters The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Telemedicine Association have drafted policies and guidelines aimed at clarifying the confusion which currently surrounds telemedicine. This demonstrates the challenge many healthcare providers... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Announces Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular disease Royal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study Investigates Online Physician Rating Sites’ Influence

2014 19 Feb

A new study investigating the US population’s awareness of online physician ratings sites has found that 65% of respondents are aware of these ratings, with roughly one-fourth reporting usage of these sites. The full findings are published in the February 19 issue of JAMA.   Background information in the article states that while patients were... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cook Medical Introduces EchoTip ProCore Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle

2014 18 Feb

Cook Medical is introducing the first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) needle in the US and Europe that can acquire histological samples. The EchoTip ProCore Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle gives physicians the ability to retrieve both cell and tissue samples from lymph nodes or tumors in the pulmonary area. The EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle is... Read more

Executive Health Management

MEDICA 2014: Education Conference – Where Medicine and Technology Meet

2014 10 Feb

This year’s MEDICA Education Conference, part of the industry show MEDICA 2014 in Düsseldorf (November 12th through 15th) is dedicated to the interrelations between medicine and technology.  The conference theme is “Medicine meets technology – technology meets medicine”. As an academic conference, the event addresses physicians and medical professionals,... Read more

ICU Management

Algorithm Can Assist ICU Discharge Decisions

2014 21 Jan

According to a new study, an innovative intensive care unit (ICU) algorithm could assist clinicians in their decision making when it comes to discharging patients from crowded ICUs, a new study shows. Researcher Ashok Palagiri, MD, an internist at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, who presented the findings at the Society of Critical... Read more