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Thursday 30 August 2018
ICT4Life, a Horizon 2020 EU-funded initiative contributing to the challenge of integrated care for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is discussed
Thursday 30 August 2018
The figures presented provide the most up-to-date comparative picture of the situation of healthcare and hospitals, compared with that at the beginning of the 2000s
Friday 31 August 2018
HOPE representatives provide information on the strategy adopted on quality and patient safety and on expectations on improving healthcare quality using patients’ experiences and competencies
Tuesday 11 September 2018
The development of PCSK9 inhibitors is a great example of serendipity, clever exploitation of a fascinating genetic observation, and rational drug development using monoclonal antibody technology in the 21st century
Tuesday 11 September 2018
From the breakthroughs of early pioneers to the present day, the quest to improve outcomes and reduce complications goes on
Tuesday 11 September 2018
With new candidates identified from different pathophysiological pathways, new technologies for measurement and more perspectives of data integration, the transformation is ongoing in the field of cardiac biomarkers
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Patients with chronic kidney disease have an elevated risk for bleeding with declining glomerular filtration rate, even in the absence of anticoagulants, but also have an elevated risk of thromboembolism
Monday 17 September 2018
The biomarker soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is a strong measure of chronic inflammation and underlying risk of negative patient outcomes including short-term mortality
Monday 17 September 2018
Sedation is an essential therapeutic strategy in the care of neurocritical patients. Potential benefits and risks of limiting deep sedation and daily interruption of sedation remain unclear
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Every surgical operation is an experiment in bacteriology – Moynihan
Tuesday 18 September 2018
This review aims to look at the theory behind targeted temperature management and how it is applied clinically, with attention to new research in this field and its impact on patient survival and neurological recovery
Tuesday 18 September 2018
The operating room is a complex environment and knowledge and improvement of situation awareness can increase the performance in this domain, leading to better patient outcomes
Monday 1 October 2018
The ability to understand and manage psoriatic arthritis has progressed enormously over the past few years and we are thus approaching a more personalised approach
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Progress in treating rheumatoid arthritis has been achieved with Janus kinase inhibitors, orally available disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs targeting the intracellular kinase JAK and having similar efficacies to biologics
Tuesday 2 October 2018
In March 2017, the landscape changed significantly for the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and the newly described hypermobility spectrum disorders
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Giant cell arteritis remains a clinical emergency, which can lead to irreversible sight loss. New ‘Fast Track Pathways’, diagnostics and treatments are improving the standard of care and outcomes
Tuesday 2 October 2018
There is now a better understanding of autoimmunity in systemic lupus erythematosus, which has led to improved therapeutic strategies, but revolutionary treatments have yet to be discovered
Tuesday 2 October 2018
This review focuses on novel treatments in the management of myositis, incuding recent clinical trial data
Tuesday 2 October 2018
This manuscript highlights the results of the 2016 External Quality Assurance scheme for EGFR, ALK and ROS1 biomarker analysis in non-small cell lung cancer
Tuesday 2 October 2018
This article focuses on the current technologies used for the enrichment and detection of circulating tumour cells and the innovative technologies that have been developed to improve methods for detection
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Next generation sequencing is practical and reliable to use on tissue specimens and potentially on liquid biopsies, which potentially will further revolutionise the diagnostic landscape of lung cancer
Tuesday 2 October 2018
The increasing range and scope of point of care tests in virology means that these assays have the potential to make a valuable contribution to diagnostic virology services
Wednesday 3 October 2018
On behalf of the ESTRO Scientific Advisory Group, it is our honour and pleasure to invite you to ESTRO 38, the annual congress of ESTRO, that will take place 26–30 April 2019 in Milan, Italy
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Anti-GD2 monoclonal antibodies have recently been approved by the EU and US regulatory agencies and are currently the only formally approved drugs for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma
Wednesday 3 October 2018
A report from a satellite symposium held at the 11th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders in February 2018, and sponsored by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Friday 5 October 2018
Randomised clinical trials comparing prolonged treatment with low molecular weight heparins and non-vitamin K oral anticaogulants in patients with cancer-associated thrombosis are discussed
Friday 5 October 2018
This article focuses on the most commonly observed toxicities observed in patients treated with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy
Friday 5 October 2018
Fixed-dose treatment with the novel direct oral anticoagulants is likely to replace subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparins for most cancer patients with venous thromboembolism
Friday 5 October 2018
The introduction of dose banding and the recent publication of product specifications by NHS England have set the ball in motion for the introduction of licensed standardised chemotherapy doses, the benefits of which are discussed here
Friday 5 October 2018
Clinicians will be trying to adhere to the updated NICE guidelines, but what are the implications for commissioners and providers of services for people with Parkinson’s disease?
Friday 5 October 2018
TSC-related epilepsy is highly refractory and represents a challenge for clinicians. Recently, some therapies have proved to be effective, acting not only on seizures but also on the underlying mechanisms
Monday 8 October 2018
Mechanical thrombectomy using state of the art devices has revolutionised the treatment of patients with severe disabling strokes due to large vessel occlusion with proven efficacy in re-establishing intracranial circulation and improving patient outcomes
Monday 8 October 2018
Nusinersen is a novel, antisense oligonucleotide for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare, genetic neuromuscular disease characterised by progressive muscular wasting and loss of function
Monday 8 October 2018
Creating value and contributing to patient outcome in radiology departments starts with well-organised utilisation plans, shorter waiting times, appropriateness criteria, structured and timely reporting and continuous research for better imaging, intervention and therapy
Monday 8 October 2018
Contrast carries a small, and controversial, risk of acute kidney injury, and the use of a screening tool and point of care testing may provide the greatest opportunity to streamline the imaging pathway and provide assurance of patient safety
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Digital breast tomosynthesis, the latest generation technology in breast imaging, uses a three-dimensional, limited-angle tomographic breast imaging technique to provide multiple projection views, thus reducing interference from overlapping tissues
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Artificial intelligence enables content aggregation that extracts information from diverse healthcare data silos to help radiologists create actionable imaging reports
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Hospital Healthcare Europe spoke with Jilly Croasdale of the UK Radiopharmacy Group about guidance on safe drawing up of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Options for treating uterine fibroids have increased, including uterine artery embolisation and MRI-focused high intensity ultrasound, but patient preference and tailored treatment still remain key
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Unexpected patient harm occurs more frequently than expected in the operating theatre. Learning to deal with these situations, as well as using available resources, might effectively prevent future harm as well as improve the quality of the attention provided during serious adverse events
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Stress immunity is an important personality trait of doctors, with a high representation seen in surgery. With one in five surgeons dropping out of training and 80% reporting burnout symptoms, methods to increase job satisfaction and reduce burnout are required
Tuesday 9 October 2018
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
Tuesday 9 October 2018
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
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Interviews were conducted to characterise two healthcare practitioners’ adoption of peripherally inserted central catheters into their clinical practices and the resulting clinical and economic benefits associated with their use