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  • Stemming the Tide of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) accounts for one-fifth of death in the USA. Dwight Reynolds, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center explains how new technology is helping treat, and...

  • Counting the Costs of SSIs

    SSIs are the most common hospital-acquired infections of surgical patients. Reinhold Függer of the Academic Teaching Hospital of the Medical Universities in Innsbruck and Vienna, discusses what can be done...

  • Small Devices, Big Benefits

    Kavitha Ravikumar of Frost & Sullivan predicts a bright future for embolic protection devices. These can significantly improve clinical outcomes following interventional procedures.

  • First, Do No Harm

    Following surgery in 2005, ISPIS executive director Ron Stoker contracted a nosocomial staph infection. This occured several weeks after surgery and nearly took his life. Four surgeries and eight weeks...

  • Improving Survival in Advanced NSCLC

    A new and innovative therapy is available that targets the cellular processes involved in cancer progression. It has been proven to extend survival and delay symptom progression in patients with...

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment

    Consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon M H Hilali Noordeen looks at the latest clinical trials using the X STOP. It is one of the latest implants for the treatment of...

  • Making the Case for RFID

    Applications for radio frequency identification technology in the healthcare field seem to grow daily. Even though the technology is now widely embraced, many hurdles remain if patients are to benefit...

  • MRI: Now and in Future

    Dr Jens Bremerich and Professor Peter Buser report on the growing use of MRI in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. They look forward to the development of MRI-guided cardiac interventions.

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