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“MRI may predict neurological outcomes for cardiac arrest survivors”

MRI-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain can help predict long-term recovery in patients who suffer neurological disability after cardiac arrest, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. Cardiac arrest, or abrupt loss in heart function, is a common and often deadly occurrence that affects hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States alone, according to the American Heart Association. Many patients who survive end up with severe neurological disabilities, as the…

Integrated Thyroid Clinic established in Abu Dhabi

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala's network of healthcare providers, and Abu Dhabi's one-stop-shop for the treatment, prevention, education and research of diabetes, has partnered with its sister facility, Healthpoint, a multi-speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi, to establish a new integrated thyroid clinic. This collaboration will enable patients to have their thyroid related problems managed in a combined multidisciplinary setting. The joint clinic, to be located at ICLDC's Zayed Sports City branch in Abu Dhabi, will use…

New ‘VitalsLink’ to provide link to health records for all UAE

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, in Dubai, UAE. HE Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary…

Ultrasound imaging needle transforms heart surgery

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL. The revolutionary technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving an unprecedented, high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5 cm in front of the instrument, inside the body. Doctors currently rely on external ultrasound probes combined with pre-operative imaging scans to visualise soft tissue and organs…

Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions. Pure Health's strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE's position as a global center for futuristic healthcare. The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office…