Monthly Archives: March 2019

How can advances in computerized decision support systems best be used to improve antimicrobial stewardship?

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Antimicrobial stewardship programs aim to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics, balancing the needs of the patient against the impact of broad spectrum antibiotic use leading to antimicrobial resistance. Recently published research in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control tests the effectiveness of computerized decision support systems in improving antimicrobial stewardship programs. Here the authors discuss their results and why improving stewardship is so vital.

Health Medicine Technology

Transcranial direct current stimulation and motor rehabilitation: a timely opportunity to boost recovery of brain lesions


On the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week, we invited Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation’s Deputy Editor Dr. Mario Manto and colleagues to tell us about transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), the focus of a new thematic series, and its promising role in motor rehabilitation.

Health Medicine Technology

How animal models are helping us understand migraine and cluster headache symptoms


March is an important month for raising awareness of primary headache disorders and the research being done to understand and treat them, with Brain Awareness Week 11th – 17th and Cluster Headache Awareness Day on the 21st. To coincide with these important events we invited Anne-Sophie Wattiez and Doga Vuralli to talk about their recent review in The Journal of Headache and Pain which explores how we can use animal models to better understand the pathophysiology of headache disorders and develop potential treatments.

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