Paediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal...

Majority of premature infants still exposed to early antibiotics

Most premature infants, who are at risk for sepsis but who may not have a culture confirmation of infection, continue to receive early antibiotics in the first...

Nurse-led ICU intervention improves family communication

A nurse-led intervention designed to reduce anxiety and depression among the surrogates of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) failed to show an effect on these...

CCSSA Congress 23-26 Augustus 2018 – Call for abstracts

The organising Committee of the Critical Care Society of South Africa (CCSSA) invites you to participate in the programme by submitting an abstract for...

Uniform tariffs for healthcare providers – caution required

The next two weeks could provide interesting insights on where South Africa’s health system is heading in government’s quest to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI)...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

Blood type determines severity of E.coli diarrhoea

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with "travellers' diarrhoea" as well as children in underdeveloped areas of the world, causes...

SA Heart Congress deadline for abstract submissions extended

In a final call for abstract submissions, the organising committee of this year’s  SA Heart Congress at Sun City from 4 to 7 October...

Why “sorry” is the hardest word for doctors to say

When things go wrong, appropriate communication by medical practitioners with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. When, how and in what...

New sepsis treatment guidelines focus on critical first hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based...

Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in brain scans

New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of small vessel...

The clinical benefits of hope

“All people with serious medical problems have one thing in common – they are searching for hope.” This is the experience of Drs Jerome Groopman and...

Depression screening imperative for patients with CAD

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However,...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Study supports ICU care for patients with liver failure

Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure admitted to the ICU had clinical outcomes comparable to patients in the ICU without chronic liver disease and similar...

Expert consensus on ionizing radiation in CV imaging

Cardiovascular (CV) procedures that use ionizing radiation are being performed with increasing frequency, which has led the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in collaboration...