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Editor’s Pick: A Regenerative Biology View on Artificial Tissue Construction and Three-Dimensional Bioprinting: What May We Learn from Natural Regenerative Phenomena?

Editor’s Pick: A Regenerative Biology View on Artificial Tissue Construction and Three-Dimensional Bioprinting: What May We Learn from Natural Regenerative Phenomena?

June 1, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

The choice of editor’s pick for this edition comes courtesy of Henrik Lauridsen. A stimulating consideration of the nature of regeneration and the impact of humans’ low regenerative potential is given throughout this paper. The author provides some excellent examples from the natural world and, in discussing the current technologicalRead More

Digital Technology Healthcare Solutions in an Era of Moving Populations and Chronic Illnesses: Are We Being Realistically Smart?

Digital Technology Healthcare Solutions in an Era of Moving Populations and Chronic Illnesses: Are We Being Realistically Smart?

June 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Judith Ansaa Osae-Larbi Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana *Correspondence to jaosae-larbi@st.ug.edu.gh Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: I gratefully acknowledge David Lackland Sam, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, for his constructive comments. Received: 04.11.16 Accepted: 19.12.16Read More

Benchmarking Outcomes That Matter Most to Patients: The Globe Programme

Benchmarking Outcomes That Matter Most to Patients: The Globe Programme

June 1, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Andre G. Dias,1 *Charlotte J. Roberts,2 Jacob Lippa,1 Jason Arora,2 Mats Lundström,3 Ola Rolfson,4 Sarah T. Tonn1 1. International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, Headquarters, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 2. International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, Europe Office, London, UK 3. Department of Clinical Sciences, Opthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund,Read More

Pain During Illusory Own Arm Movement: A Study in Immersive Virtual Reality

Pain During Illusory Own Arm Movement: A Study in Immersive Virtual Reality

June 1, 2017 at 8:18 AM 0 comments

Alessandro Zanini, Martina Montalti, Barbara Caola, Antony Leadbetter, *Matteo Martini School of Psychology, University of East London, London, UK *Correspondence to m.martini@uel.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: The authors are thankful to Cameron Magrath and Jackson Davies for their help with data collection. Support: ThisRead More

Climate Change: What Can Doctors Do?

Climate Change: What Can Doctors Do?

March 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

*Thomas Micklewright GP Registrar and Medical Leadership Fellow, Health Education North West, Manchester, UK *Correspondence to t.micklewright@nhs.net Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 14.10.16 Accepted: 19.12.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:12-14. Abstract Global warming remains one of the largest global threats to our health. The size of theRead More

Editor’s Pick: 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications: Where Are We Now?

Editor’s Pick: 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications: Where Are We Now?

March 2, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

Estomba et al. discuss the applications for additive manufacturing printing technology across the field of medicine, particularly those of three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting. 3D printing has the potential to become a game changer in medicine and surgery by improving the procedural planning of surgical interventions and by helping young doctors toRead More

Revolutionising Healthcare by Empowering Patients to Innovate

Revolutionising Healthcare by Empowering Patients to Innovate

January 10, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

*Helena Canhão,1 Leid Zejnilovic,2 Pedro Oliveira2 1. CEDOC, School of Medicine, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 2. Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal *Correspondence to helenacanhao@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 07.03.16 Accepted: 04.04.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:31-34.

New Models of Health

New Models of Health

January 10, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Chris Whittle NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, London, UK. *Correspondence to chris.whittle@mymedhealthcare.com Disclosure: Chris Whittle is a director at MyMed, a company making online primary care both on demand and free to access. Received: 06.09.16 Accepted: 23.11.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:35-38. Abstract Last year in England alone there were approximatelyRead More

Editor’s Pick: Democratising Healthcare: The Role of eHealth Technologies in Driving Patient Participation

Editor’s Pick: Democratising Healthcare: The Role of eHealth Technologies in Driving Patient Participation

January 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

For my first Editor’s Pick I have highlighted the paper ‘The Role of eHealth technologies in driving patient participation’. As technology-assisted healthcare expands, we must ensure that those often left behind and disadvantaged are included and prioritised. To echo the views of Robert Wachter, as mentioned in my foreword, technologyRead More

Personalised Medicine with Companion Diagnostics: The Intercept of Medicines and Medical Devices in the Regulatory Landscape

Personalised Medicine with Companion Diagnostics: The Intercept of Medicines and Medical Devices in the Regulatory Landscape

January 10, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Amanda Craig Translational Neuroscience Facility and Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia *Correspondence to a.craig@unsw.edu.au Disclosure: Dr Amanda Craig is employed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author and shouldRead More