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ICU Management

#ISICEM23: Time to Get Strategic About ICU Burnout

2023 22 Mar

In an interesting session at #ISICEM23, Michelle Chew, Professor of Anesthesiology, Intensive care, and Acute Medicine Care at Linköping University Hospital, Sweden, talked about stress, anxiety, and burnout.   Prof Chew discussed a study conducted by her group on perceived and physiological stress, anxiety, and burnout among ICU staff in an area... Read more

Cardiology Management

Talking Therapies Reduce Anxiety, Depression in Heart Patients

2023 24 Jan

A study published in the European Heart Journal has found that group therapy can alleviate psychological distress, improve quality of life, and result in fewer readmissions for heart problems. Nearly 20% of cardiac patients have signs of psychological distress. Psychological symptoms such as palpitations and chest discomfort are often difficult to... Read more

Executive Health Management

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening for Anxiety

2022 04 Oct

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of disease prevention and medical experts whose recommendations help guide doctors' decisions, have proposed that screening for anxiety should become available for adults under the age of 65.   According to the draft recommendation for anxiety, the lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR2022: Effect of Music in Venous Catheter Placements Procedures

2022 14 Jul

At ECR 2022, Florian Nima Fleckenstein, Berlin, Germany, discussed the effect of music on patient anxiety in venous catheter placement procedures.  In interventional radiology, managing pain and anxiety can be challenging since most patients are treated while they are fully conscious. Therefore, peri- and post-procedural anxiety is a frequent problem.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Risk of Anxiety, Depression After Cardiac Device Implantation

2021 27 Apr

New findings presented at EHRA 2021 show that patients who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are at a higher risk of anxiety and depression and should be regularly screened.    Study authors explain that most patients adjust well to living with an ICD, but it can be a life-changing experience for some. Worries about shock from... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19 Consequences Six Months After Symptom Onset

2021 13 Jan

Findings from a follow-up study conducted with 1733 patients first diagnosed in Wuhan, China, show that nearly 76% of these patients had at least one symptom six months after symptom onset. Findings are published in The Lancet. The study included patients discharged from Jin Yin-tan Hospital in Wuhan, China, who were diagnosed with COVID-19... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA20: Anxiety Associated with Faster Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

2020 30 Nov

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Alzheimer's disease represents a major public health crisis worldwide. The number of deaths from the disease has more than... Read more

ICU Management

Psychological Consequences of ICU Admission

2019 08 Aug

Consequences of psychological distress in the ICU needs to be addressed, due to the frequent occurrence of anxiety, delirium, acute PTSD and depression in both patients and family members. By addressing these key issues healthcare costs and usage could be reduced.   Previously, it was thought that stress could be reduced through a paternalistic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Survived a heart attack? But what about the depression?

2019 05 Jun

According to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death.  Dr. Erik Olsson of Uppsala University, Sweden explains that temporary mood swings are a natural part of life, and patients who have a heart attack often feel a little... Read more