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HOPE BULLETIN
Monday 9 May 2016
HOPE is actively involved in exchanging good practices and sharing information, as well as in contributing to the work of the European Union
HOPE BULLETIN
Monday 9 May 2016
The European Member States delegate some of their decision-making powers to shared institutions they have created, with a real impact on hospitals and healthcare services
HOPE BULLETIN
Monday 9 May 2016
There is a growing popularity for medical tourism. There is, however, no general agreement on a standard definition of this business, which is characterised by speculation-based data collection
HOPE BULLETIN
Monday 9 May 2016
This article aims to understand to what extent healthcare systems in European countries are financed by out-of-pocket payments by investigating what information is available
HOPE BULLETIN
Monday 9 May 2016
HOPE representatives of 15 European Member States provide information on the most significant good practices that have affected hospitals and healthcare services in the last ten years
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 9 May 2016
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 9 May 2016
“Every child born in the new millennium has the right to live until the age of at least 65 without suffering from avoidable cardiovascular disease” (St Valentine’s Day Declaration, 2000)
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
A single application of remote ischaemic conditioning in myocardial infarction patients results in significant cost savings
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Generalised pulse oximetry screening for all newborn babies provides a significant advance in the detection of immediately life-threatening congenital heart malformations
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
The number of TAVI procedures is increasing rapidly with excellent results. Innovation and increased experience are set to further improve patient’s outcomes, as well as hospital efficiencies for this procedure
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Remote monitoring of cardiac device patients has been proven to benefit patients and reduce the overall cost of care; now health insurers and national healthcare systems should acknowledge its value by reimbursing follow-up care and the technology itself
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Shortening the time to treatment saves lives and increases efficiency
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
The evolution of point of care laboratory analyses will allow the delivery of a more rapid, error-free and cost-effective monitoring process for interventional cardiology patients
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Bioresorbable scaffolds have shown promising results when implanted in simple lesions. New generation platforms are eagerly expected to challenge the signals of increased scaffold thrombosis
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Despite the clear advantages, TAVI is a high risk procedure. This article discusses the management of patients post-TAVI and the outcomes associated with the procedure
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Apart from critical congenital heart defects, other significant pathology can be detected and treated at an early stage. Universal screening guidelines applying to all countries are difficult to establish
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
This article explores the potential application of rapid access to diagnostic services to improve patient outcomes and service efficiency in emergency medicine
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Philips’ cardiology expertise delivers Troponin I point-of-care test in the acute care setting
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and neurocognitive impairment worldwide. To improve survival and neurological outcome, early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is essential
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
This paper aims to address the issue of understanding, planning and improving the quality of care for older people in emergency departments (EDs) across Europe
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Obesity poses a growing challenge to healthcare worldwide, which apart from increasing the risk for diverse medical conditions can have serious implications for airway management and ventilation in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine
EMERGENCY CARE
Thursday 12 May 2016
This article outlines a recent randomised controlled trial of a modified Valsalva manoeuvre for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia
EMERGENCY CARE
Thursday 12 May 2016
Biomarkers and biomolecular techniques as an aid for clinical decision-making in the rapid diagnosis of sepsis are discussed in this article
EMERGENCY CARE
Thursday 12 May 2016
Use of a new patient-dedicated blood gas analyser could aid transmission control and enhance workflow in intensive care units, particularly when under pressure during outbreaks of winter influenza
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
To reduce the risk of Legionella for hospitalised patients, guidelines and disinfecting procedures have been proposed; we should use those consistent with the level of contamination and the building and water network characteristics
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
In the current climate of demographic and economic change, we need to improve quality of care by focusing on the safety and health of healthcare workers
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
In the current climate of significant demographic and economic change, we need to improve quality of care by focusing on the safety and health of healthcare workers
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
Improper waste disposal in healthcare facilities and other hotspots can contribute to the global proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
For many years research has shown the need for optimum room acoustics in healthcare premises. Staff and patients suffer when surfaces are hard and reflect the sound again and again and…
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Thursday 12 May 2016
Reducing energy demand and associated carbon emissions may not only help the budget but also contribute to the health of current and future populations: an overview of strategies
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
This article outlines the evidence and our own centre experience of automated red cell exchange transfusions in sickle cell disease
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
When faced with a patient with life-threatening bleeding, the anticoagulant effect needs to be reversed as soon as possible. The benefits of prothrombin complex concentrates are discussed
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
More than 900 adults aged under 35 are diagnosed with melanoma annually in the UK. Here, we address areas where there is uncertainty or variation in practice and provide advice on managing vitamin D levels
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
Cytoreductive surgery in combination with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy as multimodal treatment strategy for peritoneal surface malignancies is discussed
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Thursday 12 May 2016
This article describes the idea behind and principles of the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines and presents a summary of the 2015 guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of primary breast cancer
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Friday 13 May 2016
Increased focus and investment in cancer care has brought to the forefront the necessity of multidisciplinary teams and a reform in the processes involved in delivering safe patient-centred care
HAEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Friday 13 May 2016
Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) can identify urothelial carcinoma cells naturally exfoliated into the urine and its clinical use constitutes both a surveillance tool and an accurate diagnostic assay
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
The electronic medical record plays a key role in improving the emergency department workflow, so this article highlights some clear benefits and key points to be taken into account
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) works to advance the integration of health informatics by enabling the use of informatics and technology to improve patient care while fostering a learning health system
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explore how big data may be utilised to support a better hospital pharmacy service and current limitations of big data in framing their potential benefits
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
This case study details how the removal of paper is making a difference to the flow of crucial information
IT & COMMUNICATIONS
Friday 13 May 2016
NHS Blood and Transplant is an organisation committed to making the most of digital technologies to support innovation and connect doctors, donors and hospitals more effectively
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
The flexibility of digital pathology hardware and software solutions allows institutions, such as the Brussels Free University, to create bespoke solutions to meet individual biobanking needs
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
Recently developed molecular methods for the non-invasive detection of H. pylori infection and antibiotic resistance offer a potentially rapid and sensitive alternative to current endoscopic tests
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
The central laboratory at University Medical Center Utrecht manages the point-of-care testing programme, and the i-STAT® System plays a critical role in this large teaching hospital
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
The use of technology has overcome significant challenges in the modernisation of pathology services across North Wales, particularly in respect of geographical constraints and population base
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
There are many basic requirements for hospital-integrated biobanks. Implementing them into clinical routine is challenging but offers tremendous possibilities for precision medicine
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
Next-generation sequencing technologies are being used in clinical applications to identify circulating DNA and RNA in an effort to diagnose and define disease
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
This article provides an overview of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s experience using the CEREBRO Specimen Tracking System (Leica Biosystems) in Cellular Pathology services
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
The use of novel immune-monitoring tools enabling an accurate knowledge of antigen-specific cellular immune responses against donor or viral antigens opens a new perspective in the field of diagnostics of organ transplantation
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
Capillary electrophoresis is a powerful analytical tool, and the next generation of instruments will further integrate the advantages and high quality of separation techniques into the medical laboratory
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
Automation has has brought about many benefits at the cytogenetics laboratory of an Italian regional hospital
LABORATORIES
Friday 13 May 2016
Mass spectrometry imaging is a label-free method that allows the simultaneous investigations of hundreds of molecules in tissue
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
The concept of tumour treating fields is unique in the treatment of high-grade glioma in that it addresses tumour cell division using a novel physical concept
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
Stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion has emerged as a promising therapeutic option in cluster headache, with a documented significant effect and a well-tolerated safety profile
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
The International Carotid Stenting Study has recently reported that in the long-term, functional outcome and risk of fatal or disabling stroke are similar for stenting and endarterectomy
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
Current drug developments add to improvements of multiple sclerosis-related symptoms and symptom-related burden of disease
NEUROLOGY
Monday 16 May 2016
Treatment options and considerations for the ongoing management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and the estimated and fragmentary cost burden on the healthcare economy in the UK are discussed
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
Low flow extracorporeal CO2 removal devices are intended as an efficient and safe adjunct or possible alternative to mechanical ventilation in acute reversible hypercarbic respiratory failure
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
Nursing specialisation standards are needed in free border European Union
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
This article discusses the role of nurses in robotic surgery and the challenges and opportunities for these healthcare professionals
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
This article describes why nurses are indispensable in the battle against overcrowding in a Dutch emergency department
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
Chemotherapy extravasations are a known potential risk associated with chemotherapy administration and one that professionals must know how to minimise, recognise and manage appropriately
NURSING
Monday 16 May 2016
Hyperphosphataemia is common in the late stages of chronic kidney disease and use of intestinal phosphate binders is required
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Monday 16 May 2016
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Monday 16 May 2016
New printing technologies offer innovative solutions for personalised medicine and tailored dosage forms to meet the needs of individual patients
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Monday 16 May 2016
Appropriate management of patients’ long-term medicines in the perioperative period leads to reduced complications linked to co-morbidities and improved patient outcomes
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Monday 16 May 2016
Management of HIV patients has moved to a more comprehensive approach in which pharmacists can have a key role due to their knowledge, abilities and accessibility
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 18 May 2016
When faced with a patient with life-threatening bleeding, the anticoagulant effect needs to be reversed as soon as possible. The benefits of prothrombin complex concentrates are discussed
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 18 May 2016
This article highlights the essential and varied role of clinical pharmacists as part of the cystic fibrosis (CF) multidisciplinary team
PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 18 May 2016
This article reviews the current status of the ongoing research aiming to find a curative, rather than a symptomatic, treatment option for erectile dysfunction
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions of supra-aortic vessels is widely accepted valid alternative to thromboendarterectomy both for the anterior and the posterior circulation
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Basic considerations, patient selection and potential indications for treatment with bariatric gastric embolisation were the topics explored at a symposia held at CIRSE 2015
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
This review explains the fundamental principles of Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and potential applications addressing unmet clinical needs
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
This article describes the latest endoscopic technology to support high precision diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Large format, high resolution displays have been adopted at the radiology department of a cutting-edge Swiss hospital
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Standardisation of postprocessing in radiology is a task for the next decade
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Intra-luminal contrast enhancement is crucial in cardiovascular imaging to ensure reliable diagnostic accuracy
THEATRE & SURGERY
Wednesday 18 May 2016
THEATRE & SURGERY
Wednesday 18 May 2016
This article discusses how to reach deep into the lung by combining real-time 3D modelling, GPS and virtual reality to bring suspected cancer closer to diagnosis
THEATRE & SURGERY
Wednesday 18 May 2016
With the exponential growth of laparoscopic robotic surgery, the need for competence-based training curricula for residents, fellows and surgeons is increasing rapidly
THEATRE & SURGERY
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Medtronic Integrated Health SolutionsSM supports health providers to optimise costs and outcomes, generating higher value and patient satisfaction
THEATRE & SURGERY
Thursday 19 May 2016
The robot is a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one that is programmable by a computer
THEATRE & SURGERY
Thursday 19 May 2016
The aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiological outcomes of patients operated on for multilevel DCDD either by single- or two-stage ‘hybrid surgery’ combining cervical arthroplasty and osteosynthesis
THEATRE & SURGERY
Thursday 19 May 2016
With increasing complexity in endovascular surgical techniques, catheter-based robotic systems offer a solution with improved precision and reliability, as well as radiation reduction
THEATRE & SURGERY
Thursday 19 May 2016
Implantation of multifocal IOLs and planned monovision offer freedom from glasses after cataract surgery that is a highly desirable outcome and important characteristic of the quality of life today
THEATRE & SURGERY
Thursday 19 May 2016
Image-guided percutaneous vertebra augmentation procedures can sufficiently treat pain and offer consolidation in cases of osteoporotic, metastatic and acute stable traumatic fractures
HOPE BULLETIN
Wednesday 22 June 2016
Data from the Health for All Database provides the most up‑to‑date picture of the status of European hospital healthcare