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25.05.2020 | Original Paper

Knowledge and understanding among medical imaging professionals in India during the rapid rise of the covid-19 pandemic

During the first week of March,2020 the surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reached all over the globe with more than 100,000 cases. Healthcare national and international authorities have already initiated awareness and lockdown …

21.05.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Caregiver Delivered Sensory Electrical Stimulation for Post Stroke Upper Limb Spasticity: A Single Blind Crossover Randomized Feasibility Study

We developed a 64 channel sensory electrical stimulator which delivers a dynamic and variable ‘Sensory Barrage’ Stimulation (SBS). Our aim was to assess the feasibility of caregivers delivering the stimulation in the community for a clinical trial …

18.05.2020 | Original Paper

Heart disease classification using data mining tools and machine learning techniques

Nowadays, in healthcare industry, data analysis can save lives by improving the medical diagnosis. And with the huge development in software engineering, different data mining tools are available for researchers, and used to conduct studies and …

12.05.2020 | Original Paper

Process Control Charts in Falls Prevention: The Experience of the Local Healthcare Authority of Romagna, Italy

Patient safety is a great concern of healthcare institutions and the correct reporting and management of adverse events is a key element for supporting safety improvement efforts. Patient falls are the most frequent adverse event in hospitals and …

11.05.2020 | Original Paper

Draft Proposal of an Optical Cuffless Blood Pressure Device

Optical cuffless non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring, including photoplethysmographic sensing calculated based on the pulse transit time (PTT), pulse contour method, and second derivative signal, is a hot topic in home healthcare.

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