Electronic records with decision support help optimize emergency care

The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for emergency department patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology that enabled electronic order entry and offered care-decision support for physicians, according to a study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The study was conducted during the staged implementation of... Citește în continuare →

Higher risk of death at the weekend

Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week, finds an analysis published in The BMJ. The analysis was carried out as a collaboration between University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, and included... Citește în continuare →

Drug for fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for cancer

A prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for skin cancer and even death, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. The team recommends physicians consider patient-specific factors that could modify the drug's risks and benefits, when providing care. "It is important for... Citește în continuare →

Interview with Jan Smeddinck, Workgroup Digital Media, Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, TZI, University of Bremen

Personalized approaches in medicine are very popular. Treatment with customized therapies is intended to achieve better results and be less stressful on the patients. This could soon also be the case for physiotherapy and rehabilitation since every person is not just different - he also moves differently. MEDICA.de spoke with Jan Smeddinck about playful exercise... Citește în continuare →

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