Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Poor wifi during operations ‘risks the lives of patients’

The analysis of communication between consultants and their proteges during surgery revealed “very concerning” failures, partly due to a lack of 3G and 4G wifi access in hospitals. It found four in 10 consultants were unaware of what their anaesthetist supervisee was doing and three in 10 trainees or junior anaesthetists were unable to contact… Read More »

NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinicMatthew Horwood/Getty By Adam Vaughan A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial. Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the… Read More »

Researchers warn about gangrene cases in patients on SGLT2 diabetes drugs

After the FDA last year slapped a warning label on SGLT2 diabetes drugs, detailing risks of an infection with a rare flesh-eating bacteria, a team of researchers has come out with a new set of numbers—and a warning for doctors prescribing the drugs. In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found… Read More »