Search Tag: Interventions

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Data Uncertainty and Effectiveness of Interventions

2020 11 May

Summary: For the past 15 years Prof. Andy Tatem has been working with population data globally, and his team was one of the first to analyse the COVID-19 spread and interventions during the outbreak in China. He speaks with about public health measures, COVID-19 changing the nature of research, and how data could and should be... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions – What’s Next?

2020 04 May

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on hold these past months with major social and economic consequences. Now in many countries the restrictions are about to be or already being lifted, and it is crucial for policymakers to accurately predict how the spread of the virus will change over time.   You may also like : Policy, Guidance... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA16: Can Inappropriate Imaging for Low Back Pain Be Reduced?

2016 29 Nov

Low back pain (LBP) is a common patient complaint, representing 2 percent of all Emergency Room visits in the U.S., and a huge expense for the health service in imaging costs. It affects up to 85% of Americans, and the direct healthcare are costs more than 85 billion or 9 percent of national health expenditure. Two studies presented at the Radiological... Read more

Executive Health Management

Doing the Right Thing: Antibiotics Control

2016 16 Feb

A new study shows that behavioural interventions that target the competitive spirits and desire of doctors to strengthen their reputations can motivate them to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. The study is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.  Principal investigator and senior author Jason Doctor, Director of Health... Read more

Cardiology Management

Roche Launches Improved Point-of-Care Test to Help Diagnose High Risk Heart Attack Patients

2015 29 Jun

The Roche test enables healthcare professionals to identify patients with a suspected heart attack in the pre-hospital setting, helping ensure correct diagnosis and immediate, appropriate intervention. Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has  announced that its improved CARDIAC point-of-care Troponin T test for the cobas h 232 system is now available... Read more

Executive Health Management

ECIO 2016

2016 17 Apr

The first European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO 2008/ET 2008) was organised by the CIRSE Foundation in April 2008, and was a great success. The scientific content, the quality of the presentations, and the overall number of delegates who attended the meeting exceeded even the best expectations.  In order to cater to the growing number... Read more

ICU Management

Roche Receives FDA Clearance for the Cobas Cdiff Test to Detect Clostridium Difficile

2015 04 Jun

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance for the cobas Cdiff Test to detect Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in stool specimens. The cobas Cdiff Test targets the toxin B gene found in toxigenic C. difficile strains directly in specimens from symptomatic patients.... Read more

ICU Management

Variation in Patient Preferences for Life-Sustaining Therapies in the ICU

2015 31 Mar

According to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, intensive care units across the US vary widely in how they care for patients with pre-existing limits on life-sustaining therapies. These include authorizations related to resuscitation, prohibiting interventions such as feeding tubes or dialysis etc.... Read more

ICU Management

Interventions Bundle Can Improve Sleep in the ICU

2014 08 Jul

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set out to find out if implementing a bundle of non-pharmacological interventions, including environmental noise and light reduction, led to improved sleep and reduced incidence of delirium. The care bundle was based... Read more