5 Trends That Will Determine The Hospital From The Future
For centuries, scientists have been trying to envision the future of hospitals. Following the recent shift towards digital health technologies and the adoption of remote care approaches, in part precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is only natural for one to wonder how these developments will impact those healthcare institutions. What can we expect from them in the future? Or will there be hospitals altogether in a decade’s time? The short answer is yes, physical institutions will still be part of the future of healthcare. However, their roles will be significantly different from what they currently are. They wil...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Education Telemedicine & Smartphones AI future of hospital telehealth remote care point-of-care hospitals fut Source Type: blogs

Welcome To The Virtual Ward!  
The expression ‘virtual ward’ is trending. But is it just the expression we hear about more often, or is there a real trend? And by the way: what is a virtual ward? And what is it good for?  It is yet difficult to find one, generally accepted definition for the new phenomenon. The same phrase is used for a number of quite different solutions. For the sake of understanding, here is what we think about when we speak of virtual wards. “A virtual ward is a solution that supports patients who would otherwise be in hospital to get the acute care, remote monitoring and treatment in their own homes, with the use o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 5, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Policy Telemedicine & Smartphones virtual ward Source Type: blogs

Treatment of infective endocarditis
Discussion of whole list of options of antimicrobials for different varieties of endocarditis is quite a large topic. This discussion is only a broad outline of the antimicrobial treatment of infective endocarditis, meant mainly for exam purpose rather than actual clinical treatment. References to more detailed guidelines have been provided for those who wish to learn more. Inoculum Effect High microbial density as in vegetations cause less antimicrobial activity of some antimicrobial agents. This is known as inoculum effect and has been documented with β-lactams and glycopeptides but not linezolid, in the treatment of St...
Source: Cardiophile MD - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Cardiology Source Type: blogs

There Is More To Providing Care Via Telehealth Than Might First Seem. It Is Vital That Standards Are Maintained!
This appeared last week:11 May 2020Doctor –patient communication and relationship in telehealthAuthored by Sabe Sabeson Danny TuckerIssue 18 / 11 May 2020 TELEHEALTH involves the provision of health care using technology such as videoconferencing and telephones. It has traditionally been used by clinicians to improve access to care for re gional and rural communities and vulnerable populations. As part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), telehealth has rapidly gained acceptance as a routine model for providing care at home, even for metropolitan patients. Professionals adopting this ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

ivWatch IV Infiltration Detection Device Cleared in Europe
ivWatch just announced winning the European CE Mark for its ivWatch Model 400 device, the only continuous monitor for timely detection of intravenous (IV) infiltrations and extravasations. IV delivered medication and fluids can accidentally leak outside of the vein into surrounding tissue, creating serious complications for patients. The device works by shining visible and near-infrared light to monitor the subcutaneous tissue and measure changes in the optical properties of the tissue. When the device detects sufficient change in the optical properties of the tissue, it sounds an alarm. The company reports that its techn...
Source: Medgadget - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Public Health Source Type: blogs

ivWatch Vein Puncture Monitor Cleared in Europe
ivWatch just announced winning the European CE Mark for its ivWatch Model 400 device, the only continuous monitor for timely detection of intravenous (IV) infiltrations and extravasations. IV delivered medication and fluids can accidentally leak outside of the vein into surrounding tissue, creating serious complications for patients. The device works by shining visible and near-infrared light to monitor the subcutaneous tissue and measure changes in the optical properties of the tissue. When the device detects sufficient change in the optical properties of the tissue, it sounds an alarm. The company reports that its techn...
Source: Medgadget - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Public Health Source Type: blogs

Dying from Dementia, Suffering Often Unnecessary
This discussion and research on Dying with Dementia and the unnecessary care that often accompanies the late stages of dementia is worth discussing and considering.ByAlzheimer's Reading RoomThis topic is often overlooked and avoided until it is too late.I believe these issues should be considered, and when possible,discussed in support groups. This information is worth sharing and discussing with family members.Learn More -Coping with Alzheimer'sSince individuals with advanceddementia cannot report their symptoms, these symptoms often are untreated, leaving them vulnerable to pain, difficulty breathing and various other co...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia assisted living and memory care facility care homes for elderly with dementia care of dementia patients care of dementia patients at home dementia care elderly dementia care Source Type: blogs

ivWatch Detects IV Infiltrations and Extravasations: Interview with Gary Warren, President and CEO
ivWatch is a medical device manufacturer who we met with during CES 2018 in Las Vegas a couple months ago. They have developed of a non-invasive device that aims to establish a new standard of care for peripheral intravenous (IV) monitoring. The FDA-cleared ivWatch  continuously monitors a patient’s IV for the early detection of infiltrations and extravasations – when medication or fluid leaks outside the vein into the surrounding tissue. ivWatch has achieved many milestones since its inception in late 2010 to include a significant pediatric pilot study at a leading children’s hospital, three FDA clearances for the...
Source: Medgadget - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Medicine Oncology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Dying from Dementia, Suffering Often Unnecessary
This discussion and research on Dying with Dementia and the unnecessary care that often accompanies the late stages of dementia is worth discussing and considering.ByAlzheimer's Reading RoomThis topic is often overlooked and avoided until it is too late.I believe these issues should be considered, and when possible,discussed in support groups. This information is worth sharing and discussing with family members.Learn More -Coping with Alzheimer'sSince individuals with advanceddementia cannot report their symptoms, these symptoms often are untreated, leaving them vulnerable to pain, difficulty breathing and various other co...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - July 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's Dementia assisted living and memory care facility care homes for elderly with dementia care of dementia patients care of dementia patients at home dementia care elderly dementia care Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 166
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 166 Question 1 Young’s syndrome is associated with which symptoms? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1572406364'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1572406364')) Bronchiectasis, rhino-sinusitis and reduced fertility Individuals with this syndrome have notably thick secretions which cause the above syndromes. It was noted by Donald Young a urologist in...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five bronchiectasis Christopher Wren epiglottitis George Washington HSV1 HSV2 hypovolaemic shock infertility IV therapy Mollaret's meningitis rhinosinusitis Varicella VSV Young's syndrome Source Type: blogs

So what were they saying about Wheat Belly being another low-carb diet?
Linnea shared these photos and comments from her mom, who describes an impressive recovery from multiple health problems, including a life-threatening side effect of an intravenous drug used to “treat” autoimmune diseases: “85 lbs lost. Severe debilitating rheumatoid arthritis in compete remission, medication induced liver failure reversed, high blood pressure reversed, no more IBS, chronic headaches or migraines, chronic urticaria (hives) gone, chronic pain and pain flares gone, chronic fatigue mood swings and depression gone, and many more milder issues resplved. “Was on 17 medications including ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Pulmonary edema due to beta agonist used as tocolytic
Beta agonist given as a tocolytic to prevent premature labour can rarely (thought to be one in four hundred) cause pulmonary edema. Pulmonary edema with use of beta agonist as tocolytic can occur with both oral and intravenous therapy and may occur within twenty four hours of discontinuation of therapy. Mechanism of pulmonary edema with beta agonist used as tocolytic seems to be unique to the pregnant state as even large doses of beta agonists in non pregnant females with asthma seldom produce pulmonary edema. Hypervolemia of pregnancy and excess fluid given during infusion of tocolytic have been implicated in the pathogen...
Source: Cardiophile MD - July 26, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis MD, DM, FACC, FRCP Edin, FRCP London Tags: General Cardiology ADH anti-diuretic hormone Pulmonary edema due to beta agonist renin-angiotensin system Source Type: blogs

The Rise of Cell Therapies to Repair Stroke Damage
A perfect world would include the means to prevent catastrophic failures of brain structure such as stroke from ever happening. One such means is a working implementation of the rejuvenation biotechnologies evisaged in detail in the SENS research plans. Strokes and other failures happen because tissue becomes damaged and frail. Remove that damage and the stroke risk of an old person would be that of a young person, which is to say very close to zero. Rejuvenation therapies lie a number of years in the future, however, where that number is very much determined by how much funding and support are dedicated to the right sort ...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 26, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs