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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the practical patient care editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Critical hit
26 April, 2019
In the past few decades, we have witnessed a particularly rapid period...
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A fresh perspective 26 April, 2019 Over the past decade, we have witnessed a dramatic evolution of consumer electronics, including the emergence of wearable technology. Typically referring to electronic devices...

Lessons to be learned 26 April, 2019 Medical imaging has revolutionised healthcare delivery and the next generation of imaging technology promises to be even more powerful, further enhancing the ability of physicians...

Tools of the trade 26 April, 2019 The Patient Toolkit, developed by the non-profi t MITRE Corporation, allows patients to digitally record symptoms, treatments and medications, as well as communicate with providers....

From past to present 25 April, 2019 Surgical site infections are the most common healthcare-associated infections, resulting in widespread suffering and economic loss. Adrian Gombart, author and professor of...

Back and forth 25 April, 2019 A team of international researchers has developed a new methodology that can better determine the mortality risk associated with the combination of early detection through screening...

A challenging landscape 24 April, 2019 Atypical wounds include a broad spectrum of conditions caused by inflammation, infection, malignancy, chronic illnesses or genetic disorders. An atypical wound may be suspected if...

The TB balancing act 23 April, 2019 TB remains a public health issue in developing nations, partly due to the lack of adequate diagnostic testing facilities. Is molecular detection – faster and simpler than...

Reprocessing finances 23 April, 2019 A huge number of medical devices used by hospitals are labelled as ‘single-use’. As a costsaving measure, many hospitals rely upon ‘reprocessed’ single-use devices as a cheap, yet...

The war on wounds 23 April, 2019 The interest in using smart systems that can monitor, report on and possibly even infl uence the healing process is intensifying by the year. Now that the US Department of Defense...

In safe hands 23 April, 2019 Understanding the beliefs of healthcare professionals regarding glove use and associated hand hygiene is imperative in order to improve practices. However, research in this area...

Better connected 22 April, 2019 Patients’ access to treatment and advice is already dramatically improving, as a result of mobile health, or ‘mHealth’. Now, when combined with internet-connected diagnostic devices,...

Map the future 22 April, 2019 Hot on the heels of the success of the NHS’s 100,000 Genomes Project, which fi nished at the end of 2018, the NHS Genomic Medicine Service is due to be launched later this year. It...

On the paper trail 22 April, 2019 Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Japan’s Keio University have developed a glow-in-the-dark paper strip for quick detection of...

The start of something 30 October, 2018 Developments in areas such as 3D printing and sensor technology are ushering in a new era of MRI design, with two current projects highlighting the growing potential for wearable...

The future of the discipline 30 October, 2018 Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving from an experimental phase to implementation in many fields, including medicine. It is anticipated that the use of AI in the field over the...

An air of distinction 30 October, 2018 Nanoscientists at Rice University have demonstrated a method for loading iron inside nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that outperform gadolinium chelates, the mainstay...

Bit by bit 30 October, 2018 In ongoing efforts to reduce radiation exposure to patients and healthcare professionals alike, how big a role might a new generation of radiation dose monitoring software have to...

A ray of hope 30 October, 2018 In a significant development for the use of X-rays in cancer treatment, a group of Australian scientists have engineered ‘X-ray-triggerable liposomes’. These tiny bubbles, filled...

Take it to another dimension? 30 October, 2018 100 sites across the US are participating in a clinical trial to determine the best method of mammography. The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) will compare...


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