Tag Archives: Clinical

FDA Clears Most Powerful Clinical MRI

GE Healthcare won FDA clearance for its SIGNA 7.0T MRI scanner, currently the most powerful device available for clinical applications. A high end scanner’s magnetic field typically tops out at 3 Tesla, but the new device goes all the way up to 7 Tesla to provide an unprecedented look at highly detailed anatomy. Certainly intended… Read More »

Trending Clinical Topic: Remdesivir

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 24, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts to identify a safe and effective therapy have intensified, leading to this week’s top trending clinical topic. New data on the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir were published April 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine . More than two thirds of… Read More »

Providers begin using AI to improve clinical decision making

Healthcare organizations across the country are beginning to cash in on early efforts in artificial intelligence and data visualization. First reports on initial efforts to use these advanced technologies show tantalizing potential. At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an AI algorithm to rapidly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages from unenhanced computed tomography scans, detecting… Read More »

Hypercapnic COPD Survival, Clinical Outcomes With High-Intensity NIV

December 31, 2018 Share this content: There are 2 hypotheses on why high-intensity NIV is beneficial to individuals with hypercapnic stable COPD. There is evidence that people with comorbid stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF) have improved symptoms and survival rates with high-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV), according to a… Read More »

Male Doctors, Female Consultants, and Clinical Trials Mess with My Space Junk (A Nod to Andrew Marvell)

I had an interesting…no let’s call it revealing…a revealing experience a few years ago and again a few months ago about two weeks after my wife Dianne and I returned from Spain. Let us now splice baby, splice. Most of us are aware that fitness, and the visual allure of something resembling perfection, morphed into… Read More »