How to manage the pharmacological risk in the elderly

Adverse drug reactions (ADR) are common in the elderly and manifest themselves with falls, orthostatic hypotension, delirium, renal failure, gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding. In the latest issue of the journal Pro Terza Età di ANASTE an article of mine has been published that illustrates how to manage this serious risk.

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Casual machine learning makes medical diagnoses more accurate

Source: Improving the accuracy of medical diagnosis with causal machine learning, Nature Communications volume 11

Babylon Health has published in the journal Nature an interesting study on improving the accuracy of medical diagnoses through casual machine learning.

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Health Benefit Analyses for equity of care: an interesting experience in Finland

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Source: Interaction Institute for Social Change – Artist: Angus Maguire

Equality for everyone in medical care, which is the basis of the National Health System, does not mean equity in the use of available resources. Starting from this reasoning a group of international researchers and Finnish doctors are experimenting with a system of analysis of health benefits. Continue reading

Digital health is increasingly attractive to venture capitalists

In 2018, global investments by venture capitalists (VC) reached 9.5 billion dollars, with 32 percent increase on the previous year. Total corporate funding for Digital Health companies – including debt and public market financing – reached $13 billion in 2018, with a 58 percent increase. Continue reading