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

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2013

Hospital ‘superbug’ – ”carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae” (CPE)

  Sleep Walking in Super bug Crisis   Doctors are unsure how many patients have been killed by carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae. Hospitals in England are not required to officially report infections of a “superbug” capable of resisting our most powerful antibiotics, a BBC investigation has found. Cases of “carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae” (CPE) have shown a sharp rise. … Continue reading

Hand in Diagnosis

Clubbing In medicine, nail clubbing (also known as drumstick fingers and watch-glass nails) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs. Hippocrates was probably the first to document clubbing as a sign of disease, and the phenomenon is therefore occasionally called Hippocratic fingers. … Continue reading

Brain : Alzheimer’s Association

Your brain is your most powerful organ, yet weighs only about three pounds. It has a texture similar to firm jelly. It has three main parts: The cerebrum fills up most of your skull. It is involved in remembering, problem solving, thinking, and feeling. It also controls movement. The cerebellum sits at the back of … Continue reading

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also known as corticotropin

  A polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.   It is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus) .  Its principal effects are increased production and release of corticosteroids.   Associated conditions   Diseases … Continue reading

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