Search Tag: randomised controlled trial

IMAGING Management

ECR 2018: CT dose lowered significantly with multicomponent intervention

2018 02 Mar

While computed tomography (CT) scans account for only around 10% of imaging exams, they account for 60% of radiation dosage. And when radiologists are seeking to lower radiation dose, CT is a modality that would seem ripe for interventions to reduce variability that is seen across patients, institutions and countries, as evidence suggest that CT doses... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

2016 28 Jun

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU found that SRT did not affect hospital length of stay. The study, performed  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, is published in JAMA . Lead author Peter E. Morris, MD , of the University... Read more

ICU Management

Has Evidence-Based Medicine Gone Too Far?

2016 07 Jan

Rigid adherence to evidence-based medicine does not serve healthcare well, according to the authors of a review published in Health Research Policy and Systems . The tools that are suitable for discovery are unsuitable when it comes to implementation in healthcare services, they suggest. Health is a complex interaction requiring complex science techniques,... Read more

ICU Management

Exposure to Rude Behaviour Harms NICU Team Performance

2015 17 Aug

A study by Israeli researchers shows that exposure to rude behaviour can have adverse consequences on the diagnostic and procedural performance of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team members. Information-sharing and help-seeking can mediate the effect of rudeness, according to the study published in Pediatrics , an official peer-reviewed journal... Read more

IT Management

A First with Telehealth and Parkinson's Disease

2015 29 Jun

Mobile apps targeted at patients with Parkinson's disease are being tested by researchers from the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET) at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. The study aims to help researchers understand day-to-day struggles of those suffering from this illness, as well as how patients respond to various... Read more

Executive Health Management

Randomised Trials in Healthcare Delivery

2015 21 Apr

Economists and other academic researchers have increasingly been using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to study all sorts of things, including how to best fight poverty. In the area of healthcare delivery, however, the use of RCTs is still not common — which is surprising given that the link between healthcare and poverty is strong, according to... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Effective Transfusion in Severe Trauma

2015 03 Feb

Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) were more likely to have their bleeding stopped and less likely to die due to loss of blood by 24 hours compared to patients who received a transfusion with a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a... Read more