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Cardiology Management

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

2015 10 May

One in five people are expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable. The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is highlighting the need for greater awareness of heart failure symptoms. Across Europe, countries are holding Heart Failure Awareness... Read more

Executive Health Management

Many Severe Sepsis Survivors Experience Preventable Readmissions

2015 11 Mar

Rehospitalisation within 90 days is common for survivors of severe sepsis, in which internal organs begin to shut down in response to serious infection. Approximately 42 percent of patients who survive severe sepsis return to the hospital within three months, but new research suggest that the same percentage of those readmissions are related to diagnoses... Read more

Executive Health Management

Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

2015 04 Mar

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of cases, most of which involve men older than age 65, with smoking... Read more

Pharmacy Management

35 Partners Join In European Research Initiative for Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 17 Jan

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) has announced the start of collaboration between academic and private sectors to test treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia.  The EPAD project is part of a global effort in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. It is sponsored by the European Commission and the European... Read more

ICU Management

Infection Prevention Reduces Risk of Death, Costs of Care

2015 06 Jan

Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), who contract an infection during their stay, are about 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving hospital, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Preventing two of the most common health care-acquired infections – bloodstream infections caused... Read more

Executive Health Management

European Antibiotic Awareness Day Is 18 November 2014

2014 17 Nov

EMA supports innovative approaches to facilitate development of new antibiotics The European Medicines Agency (EMA) supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which is taking place on Tuesday 18 November. EAAD is organised every year by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It aims to raise awareness of the threat... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Volume 14 - Issue 2 - Summer 2014

2014 25 Jun

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IMAGING Management

Early Osteoporosis Detection Improved in Finland

2014 28 Feb

Public mammography screening provider in Finland mobilises against osteoporosis The Finnish mammography provider Suomen Radiologikeskus Oy has signed an agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra to provide osteoporosis assessment in conjunction with public mammography screening in all of Keskus’ nine mammography centers in... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Released by ACC/AHA

2013 15 Nov

By focusing on prevention strategies, broader assessment may enhance at-risk patient identification. New and improved clinical practice guidelines were released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association with the key aim to assist primary care clinicians in better recognising those adult patients at increased risk... Read more

Executive Health Management

UN to establish Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

2013 26 Jul

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution requesting the UN Secretary-General to establish a United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control on Noncommunicable Diseases. The Task Force will be convened and led by the WHO and will be created by expanding the mandate of the existing United Nations Ad Hoc Interagency... Read more