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IMAGING Management

U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

IMAGING Management

New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

IMAGING Management

Confessions of a female radiologist

2019 30 Apr

In a report on the importance of diversity , a female junior radiologist faculty member examines the predominant themes that may affect the professional lives of many women in medicine and radiology. The report published in JACR , provides an eye-opening look into the obstacles and problems women come up against during the pursuit of their career... Read more

Cardiology Management

Landmark heart failure trials under-represent women

2019 10 Apr

A new analysis suggests that women are under-represented in landmark heart failure clinical trials. In the PARADIGM-HF trial, the use of sacubitril-valsartan reduced heart failure hospitalisations as well as cardiovascular death by 20% compared to enalapril. However, only 21% of the study participants were women. In the inclusion criteria for the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mammography damage control: a decade of fake news

2019 10 Apr

“Mammography does more harm than good” sums up countless headlines seen in many medical journals, books, and other published articles (print and online). A flood of damaging reports amplified perceived risk of “over-diagnosis” and over-treatment. Study after flawed study — like a house of cards — touted mammography’s alleged harms and costs.  This... Read more

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#ECR 2019 Women in Focus

2019 28 Feb

Women in Focus is a brand new initiative coming to the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2019. The event was a compilation of a series of special, non-scientific sessions dedicated to women working in healthcare. Organised by Prof. Hedvig Hricak , chair of the Department of Radiology; Carroll and Milton Petrie  chair, the programme included... Read more

ICU Management

FemInEM Idea Exchange 2019

2019 15 Sep

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Cardiology Management

Why is data on heart failure medications' efficacy in women limited?

2018 04 Jul

Heart failure (HF) is almost as common in women as men, but its characteristics vary by sex. Of note, women are largely underrepresented in clinical trials of HF medications, and that evidence of medications’ efficacy in women is limited, according to a review article in the journal ESC Heart Failure.  Heart failure presentation differs between... Read more

ICU Management

Distributing a life source in Africa

2018 01 Jun

Lifebank has developed crucial infrastructure in Nigeria, enabling the efficient transportation and storage of blood, saving thousands of lives. HealthManagement editor Marianna Keen spoke to CEO and founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun about her journey. To what degree has the blood shortage in Nigeria been tackled so far, due to the work of LifeBank?... Read more

ICU Management

Addressing the gender gap in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A “persistent and pervasive” gender gap in academic critical care medicine is highlighted in a recent article in Critical Care Medicine by Geeta Mehta, MD, of the Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Sinai Health System, University of Toronto, Canada and colleagues from Canada and the UK (Mehta et al. 2018).... Read more