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EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 6 June 2017
In future, the identification of different sepsis patterns based on biomarkers, pathophysiology, or the responsible infection will allow the exploration of personalised treatments in this field
LABORATORIES
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Deep learning techniques offer greater diagnostic accuracy to enhance the role of pathologists
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Tuesday 6 June 2017
The 2015 Association of Anaesthetists and Great Britain and Ireland standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery is a landmark guideline that builds upon previous recommendations
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Tuesday 6 June 2017
This review will attempt to describe the frequent occurrence of haemodilution due to fluid administration and its potential impact on decisions to administer blood transfusion
SPONSORED FEATURE
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Patient safety is dependent on the interaction of many different factors, and German hospitals have implemented appropriate systems to reduce avoidable incidents. But even measures such as these cannot guarantee absolute safety
EMERGENCY CARE
Thursday 3 August 2017
HOPE
Friday 4 August 2017
HOPE is actively involved in exchanging good practices and sharing information, as well as in contributing to the work of 
the European Union
HOPE
Friday 4 August 2017
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
Friday 4 August 2017
The figures given here provide the most updated picture of the situation of healthcare and hospitals, compared with the situation at the beginning of the 2000s
HOPE
Monday 7 August 2017
HOPE representatives provide information on the most significant changes that have happened in their respective countries in 2016 and their main expectations for 2017
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 7 August 2017
Vessel preparation prior to drug-coated balloon angioplasty using atherectomy for the treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease may improve efficacy of drug release and reduces provisional stent rate
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 7 August 2017
Patients living with HIV are exposed to a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular events, due to complex interactions between traditional risk factors and HIV infection itself
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 7 August 2017
Cardiac involvement is one of the three major causes of morbidity and mortality in Fabry disease, together with end-stage renal disease and cerebrovascular events
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 7 August 2017
Sacubitril/valsartan is recommended in major guidelines for treatment of heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction and its use should be considered to improve morbidity, mortality and quality of life
CARDIOLOGY
Monday 7 August 2017
Carotid artery stenting is an alternative to carotid endarterectomy, and embolic protection devices are recommended to reduce periprocedural stroke in patients at increased surgical risk
CARDIOLOGY
Tuesday 8 August 2017
By raising awareness and campaigning for the improved detection and care of heart rhythm disorders, Arrhythmia Alliance aims to extend and improve the lives of patients around the world
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 8 August 2017
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 8 August 2017
A staff calculation model for emergency departments that can be adjusted to accommodate multiple factors, and therefore be applied to any organisation’s facility, is presented
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 8 August 2017
The operating room is a complex environment and knowledge and improvement of situation awareness can increase the performance in this domain and, therefore, provide better patient outcomes
EMERGENCY CARE
Tuesday 8 August 2017
Moving the anaesthetists’ vital function expertise in critical emergency medicine into the emergency department and further afield is a logical extension of their role in the operating room
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Tuesday 8 August 2017
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Tuesday 8 August 2017
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Tuesday 8 August 2017
Management of paediatric primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) based around recent guidelines and experiences at a large UK tertiary hospital that runs an expert regional ITP clinic are discussed
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Tuesday 8 August 2017
Heparins are being used increasingly in new indications, but in introducing its biosimilars to Europe, differences in safety have resulted from differing definitions of biosimilarity throughout the world
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Good risk AML is defined by the presence of good risk cytogenetics and is characterised by a significantly better outcome following standard induction chemotherapy and high-dose cytarabine
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Wednesday 9 August 2017
The CD30 cell receptor has pleiotropic biologic functions and represents an ideal target for monoclonal antibody therapy in haematological and non-lymphoid malignancies
HAEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Wednesday 9 August 2017
New policy recommendations on preventing occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs have been launched in the European Parliament
LABORATORIES
Wednesday 9 August 2017
LABORATORIES
Wednesday 9 August 2017
The All Wales Medical Genetic Service has been providing stratified medicine services for cancer patients since 2009 and the benefits and uses of liquid biopsies in their clinical practice are discussed
LABORATORIES
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Circulating mini RNA-based algorithms for targeting therapies and early detection of post-menopausal osteoporosis are discussed
LABORATORIES
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Sequencing the hepatitis C genome is essential for a range of applications, such as genotyping a patient’s strains in order to choose the most effective therapy
LABORATORIES
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Allergen component-resolved diagnostic testing is a new methodology in clinical allergy diagnosis, improving the ability to identify specific clinical phenotypes
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Recent studies suggest that single-use paper towels are the safest way to dry hands – jet air dryers are efficient but can disperse microbes widely and create aerosols that could be inhaled
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Current options available for chronic treatment of hyperkalaemia are limited, particularly in the longer term, but novel compounds including patiromer and ZS-9 are likely to improve management
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
The management of motor neurone disease requires a timely multidisciplinary, palliative care and holistic approach
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
The identification and prompt treatment of comorbidities may have a clinically significant impact on overall quality of life and functional status of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the most common hereditary renal disease and the fourth leading cause of end-stage renal disease, affecting millions of people worldwide. Here we discuss the first targeted therapy available
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Faecal microbiota transplantation is a key therapeutic option for the management of recurrent C. difficile infection and is being evaluated in a number of other gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Thursday 10 August 2017
Predominantly seen in the winter months, 2–3% of children with bronchiolitis will be admitted to secondary care, and this article addresses the diagnoses and management of the disease
PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Thursday 10 August 2017
In many respiratory patients, the presence of even mild oxygen desaturation during exercise or activities of daily living can be corrected with the use of an ambulatory oxygen regimen
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
Initial results of Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial have shown a substantially increased cancer detection rate compared with mammography, and an acceptable elevation of the recall rate
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
Hospital Healthcare Europe spoke with Jilly Croasdale of the UK Radiopharmacy Group about guidance on safe drawing up of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
Options for treating uterine fibroids are increasing, including uterine artery embolisation and MRI-focused high intensity ultrasound, but patient preference and tailored treatment still remain key
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
Routine use of pocket-size ultrasound devices has the potential to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients at a low cost
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
In this article, methods of patient selection, techniques and protocols for transarterial chemoembolisation are described
RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING
Thursday 10 August 2017
Interventional radiological procedures have grown and embolisation is a key area. Vascular plugs are important devices that can be used in a wide variety of clinical scenarios
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Thursday 10 August 2017
This article aims to explore the various modalities available for providing analgesia for major open abdominal surgery and the evidence surrounding their use, risks and benefits
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Thursday 10 August 2017
Stress immunity is an important personality trait of doctors, with a high representation seen in surgery. With 1 in 5 surgeons dropping out of training and 80% reporting burnout symptoms, methods to increase job satisfaction and reduce burnout are required
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Thursday 10 August 2017
A novel transdermal fentanyl system provides optimal individual pain control to surgical patients and may effectively serve as an alternative therapy option in the management of postoperative pain
THEATRE AND SURGERY
Thursday 10 August 2017
It is only by the medical device industry working in partnership with the specialist medical societies that the safety and efficacy of medical devices can be established and patient care optimised