Five Reasons why IT Adoption is slower in the Clinical Environment

  Adoption of Applications and Software Technology (Digitalization and IT)  in Healthcare   Digitalisation has provided various solutions in terms of ease and utility to many sectors and to practicing professionals within those industries like finance, transportation, agriculture etc. The potential benefits of information technology to clinical care is highlighted due to the rising health…

Let Me Take a Selfie : “Snapchat Dysmorphia”

Doctors have spotted a trend of people bringing in their own selfies, usually edited with a smartphone application, and asking to look more like their photos, according to an article recently published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology. The phenomenon is known as “Snapchat dysmorphia,”…

iNutriMon: A DocMode innovation for Planning and Delivery of Feeding

Knowledge of intensive care medicine and skills in critical care has seen a tremendous growth in India in the last 30 years. Medical technology impacts many aspects of healthcare, particularly critical care and encourages innovative ways for data collection,analysis and prediction of treatment and nutrition. Keeping in line with the growth in medical technology, DocMode…

Understanding Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE)

Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a treatment that removes plasma from your blood. The removed plasma is then replaced with a substitute. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood. It helps carry blood cells and other substances throughout your body. With certain diseases, plasma can contain an abnormal substance that may trigger symptoms. TPE helps…

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018

An artificial pancreas to help diabetics. A pacemaker for sleep apnea. Gene therapy for blindness. These are some of the innovations that will change healthcare in 2018, according to a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists led by Chief Wellness Officer Michael Roizen, MD. The Top 10 Medical Innovations of 2018 were announced as the…

Artificial intelligence system designs drugs from scratch

An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the design of new drug candidates. The system is called Reinforcement Learning for Structural Evolution, known as ReLeaSE, and is an…

Advancements in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

One of the primary reasons why creating and testing new prostate cancer drugs takes such a long time is that prostate cancer tissue does not survive well outside of the body. Once the tissue has been removed from a patient, it is very difficult to keep it alive. Therefore, early drug screening must be carried…

India’s Digital health initiative to be adopted by WHO

India has fast tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the four tenets of UHC that is strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines and diagnostics and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending. India’s digital health initiative would be adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first resolution on digital health, said Health and…

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)

Exercise-induced asthma, or E.I.A., occurs when the airways narrow as a result of exercise. The preferred term for this condition is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). Exercise does not cause asthma, but is frequently an asthma trigger. Approximately 90% of symptomatic asthmatics have some degree of EIB. The magnitude of EIB correlates strongly with the degree of…