Mirror, mirror on the wall...

A team of EU researchers is working on a mirror that can spot signs of cardio-metabolic diseases. A prototype called WizeMirror is fitted with, among other things, a 3D scanning device that can......

Tight intraoperative glucose control increases delirium

Patients recovering from cardiac surgery frequently suffer from postoperative delirium, while studies have shown tight glucose control to reduce mortality and morbidity. Therefore, researchers......

Management Airways ready for take-off

The detailed documentation of airway management during anaesthesia is mandatory but often woefully insufficient, say researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. In other words, there is a gap......

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

A team of EU researchers is working on a mirror that can spot signs of cardio-metabolic diseases. A prototype called WizeMirror is fitted with, among other things, a 3D scanning device that can......

Digital Health apps: Here to stay

New surveys indicate that a growing number of patients and doctors have used or are using digital health applications. The majority of those surveyed believe the apps are here to stay. Direct......

Synthetic scaffold heals rat femoral defect

What to do with a bone defect that is larger than 5cm, for which autologous bone grafting (ABG) is not an option? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden had already shown that the combination......

Tight intraoperative glucose control increases delirium

Patients recovering from cardiac surgery frequently suffer from postoperative delirium, while studies have shown tight glucose control to reduce mortality and morbidity. Therefore, researchers......

At the height of haemodialysis

There is ample data showing the inverse association of body mass index (kilograms in body weight divided by the square of height in meters) with mortality in patients on maintenance haemodialysis......

Total en bloc sacrectomy is a feasible and safe option for sacral tumours

In the present study, researchers at People’s Hospital of Beijing University retrospectively reviewed the records of ten patients with malignant sacral tumours (four chordoma, one chondrosarcoma,......

Management Airways ready for take-off

The detailed documentation of airway management during anaesthesia is mandatory but often woefully insufficient, say researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. In other words, there is a gap......

Severed hand heals grafted to lower leg

Doctors in China saved a man's severed hand by temporarily grafting it to the man's lower calf to sustain blood supply and keep the tissue alive. The hand was reattached to the man's wrist about a...

48 Billion dollar insurance merger confirmed

US health insurer Anthem confirmed reports of an agreement finally reached to buy competitor Cigna for 48.3 billion dollars. The deal will merge two of the biggest health insurers in the US market...

Doctor doctor, give me some feedback (it’s on par with patients’ feedback)

Feedback from 360-degree surveys is supposed to improve a phycisian’s team performance and quality of patient care, by assessing his or her leadership quality, teamwork capabilities and clinical......

Renal function: keep it neutral, keep it low-glucose

Using neutral-pH, low-glucose degradation products solutions in peritoneal dialysis results in a better preservation of renal function. This is one result of the present systematic review by......

Prophylactic polypropylene mesh prevents incisional hernia

Elective midline laparotomy has a high prevalence (between 10 and 40%) of consequent incisional hernias (IHs); the risk is even higher in emergency surgery (up to 54%). Most patients with IH......

Nutritional adequacy in critically ill patients

A team of researchers at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen's University, Kingston in Ontario, Canada examined the association between short-termin nutritional adequacy and......

Physical activity safe for elderly patients with knee pain

Do it, do it for longer, but don’t overdo it: That, in summary, is the recommendation for physical activity for elderly patients with knee pain on the basis of the current study, which......

No increased risk of autism after general anaesthesia and surgery

Autism is generally thought to be caused by both a genetic susceptibility to the autistic disorder spectrum as well as environmental factors such as perinatal insults or exposure to neurotoxic......

GoogleGlass returns to help kids with autism

When Google stopped the sale and production of GoogleGlass in January 2015, the company emphasized that its decision did not mean the end for the head-mounted optical display. Last week review......

Stent Placement vs. Angioplasty in vascular access stenosis

Dysfunction of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and arteriovenous grafts (AVG) is a major pain for dialysis patients, associated with morbidity and hospitalisation. In this respect, there is a lack of...

No more finger pricking?

The University of Leeds has developed a new method to measure blood glucose levels and a possible alternative to painful finger pricking. The laser-based, non-invasive technique has been tested in...

Laparoscopic fundoplication leads to higher GERD recurrence rate

According to researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway, a high proportion of paediatric surgeons believe that laparoscopic (LF) fundoplication is automatically superior to the open Nissen......

How to spot emergence delirium in post-anaesthesia children

After general anaesthesia, up to 80% of children display early postoperative negative behaviour (e-PONB), which includes pain, emergence delirium (ED), agitation, stress, discomfort, temperament,......

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