Revolution CT : Make advanced exams routine and routine exams advanced.

The West Kendall Baptist Hospital, in Miami, Florida, celebrated the first US installation of the new Revolution Computed Tomography (CT) scanner last month. GE Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt, visited the hospital for a tour and reception with local business leaders and Baptist health executives. CT has been around for a while, but the technical … Continue reading

‘SOMAH’ could buy time for transplant patients.

The 100,000-plus U.S. patients waiting for organ transplants face a perilous race against time. Most organs can only be preserved outside the body for somewhere between four and 24 hours–a problem that aggravates the chronic shortage of donors. In 2008, 6,684 patients died waiting for organs, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A Harvard scientist … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

  Celebrate your Christmas and holidays with Wishes , Hopes , Good Health , Celebrations , Santa Claus , Gifts , Fairy tales , baubles , Carols , Singing , Christmas cakes, Christmas Box , Christmas Tree and season greetings from Friends , family and all your loved ones . Select your Greetings , share … Continue reading

Robotic surgery problem that will keep Human Doctor & Surgeon on payroll.

  There’s one big problem with robotic surgery that will keep your human doctor on the payroll: It’s not better, and much more expensive. Since the first robotic surgery was performed in 1985, the popularity of robotic surgery has exploded, yet a study published Dec. 18 in JAMA Surgery suggests that there’s still a long … Continue reading

Earlier Diagnosis – the Key to Improved Management of Neurological Disorders?

  Join GE Healthcare and pharmaphorum for a tweetchat on neurological disorders and the importance of an earlier diagnosis. A recent survey shows how delayed diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis impacted patients and carers and we will discuss the issues this raises, including: Understanding the impact earlier diagnosis makes on downstream management of … Continue reading

EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 : Transforming Cardiology, Together

Join at EuroEcho 2013 to experience how Philips is partnering with doctors, scientists, and customers around the globe to transform cardiology. On-going collaborations enable to deliver innovative solutions for echocardiography that provide new levels of clinical performance, increase efficiency, accelerate workflow and enhance economic value. This contributes to creating the future of cardiology – transforming … Continue reading

Flesh eating Drug – Krokodil ( or Desomorphine )

A flesh-eating drug that turns people into zombie-like creatures seems to have made its way to the United States. This extremely addictive injectable opioid is called krokodil (pronounced like crocodile) or desomorphine. It’s so named in part because users report black or green scaly skin as a side effect. Krokodil causes serious damage to the … Continue reading

Deep Vascular Imaging in Wounds

When we’re wounded, our bodies rush to repair the damage. First, there’s a blood clot that forms quickly and acts as a temporary seal. Then follows the more gradual process of angiogenesis – the growth of new blood vessels to replace those that are injured. This image is of a wound healing on a mouse. It was captured … Continue reading

A “game-changing” new cancer database announced on 12 June 2013

  The world’s largest single database of cancer patients is being set up by Public Health England in a major step forward to harnessing the power of data to revolutionise care. It will collate all the available data on each of the 350,000 new tumours detected in the country each year. The aim is to … Continue reading

Happy Doctor’s Day

    Doctor, as a title, originates from the Latin word of the same spelling and meaning. The word is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docēre [dɔˈkeːrɛ] ‘to teach’. It has been used as an honored academic title for over a millennium in Europe, where it dates back to the rise of … Continue reading

WEBINAR – Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Values (US)

Educational webinar “Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Values” with Trefor N. Higgins – Director, Clinical Chemistry at DynaLIFEDx and Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta. Speaker: Trefor N. Higgins Director, Clinical Chemistry – DynaLIFEDx Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology – University of Alberta According to the … Continue reading

WEBINAR – High-end hybrid operation rooms @June 19, 2013, 3:00 pm CET

About this Clinical Webinar In 2012, the University of Ulm in Germany established a high-end hybrid operating room in their Center for Surgery. Trauma, neuro, vascular as well as cardiac surgeons share the new operating room which combines the most-recent robotic 3D imaging system Artis zeego by Siemens with a modern OR table by Trumpf. … Continue reading

New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment ‘Tricks’ Immune System

  An experimental treatment that involves injecting multiple-sclerosis (MS) patients with their own white blood cells has been shown to be safe, according to a new study. The study also provided some evidence that the treatment was effective in modifying the immune system. MS arises when a person’s immune system attacks myelin, the insulating sheath … Continue reading

WEBINAR – Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women @ Monday, June 3, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT

Elk Grove Village, Ill.—The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met. The Working Together to Promote Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women Webinar will be held June 3, noon–1:30 p.m. Central time. … Continue reading

Coronavirus

The new virus emerged in 2012 A patient infected with the novel coronavirus has died in France, according to the health ministry. The virus, which is similar to those which cause Sars and the common cold, emerged last year. Out of 44 confirmed cases around the world, 23 people have now died with most infections … Continue reading

Steroid cover for dental patients on long-term steroid medication: proposed clinical guidelines based upon a critical review of the literature

  Glucocorticoids were first introduced in the 1940s and have become a widely pre-scribed class of drugs. Subsequently, con-cern developed regarding the potential of exogenous steroids to suppress normaladrenal gland function. This resulted in development of recommendations for additional glucocorticoid supplementation, or ‘steroid cover’, for management of patients undergoing stressful situations such as surgery or … Continue reading

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