Learn More
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties--validity and reliability--of the Greek version of Kogan's Old People scale. BACKGROUND The ageing of the population in most of the developed world and in Greece, challenge-nursing care, therefore, nursing education needs to be updated accordingly. Until today there have(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Yehuda Adler* (Chairperson) (Israel), Philippe Charron* (Chairperson) (France), Massimo Imazio† (Italy), Luigi Badano (Italy), Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias (Spain), Jan Bogaert (Belgium), Antonio Brucato (Italy), Pascal Gueret (France), Karin Klingel (Germany), Christos Lionis (Greece), Bernhard Maisch (Germany), Bongani Mayosi (South(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The study sought to explore the expected competencies for postgraduate intensive care unit nurses aiming to develop a future competency-based curriculum. The aim of this part of the study is to develop a new instrument to determine what competencies are expected of postgraduate critical care nurses. BACKGROUND Despite existing(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a clinical condition with major socioeconomic burden. Scientists are trying to find effective solutions to eliminate the effects of the disease and the current innovations in research address the introduction of HF management programmes (HF-MPs). OBJECTIVES A meta-analysis was undertaken to estimate the effect of HF-MP(More)
Acute heart failure is a fatal syndrome. Emergency physicians, cardiologists, intensivists, nurses and other health care providers have to cooperate to provide optimal benefit. However, many treatment decisions are opinion-based and few are evidenced-based. This consensus paper provides guidance to practicing physicians and nurses to manage acute heart(More)
Congenital and Structural Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany; Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Munich, Germany; Department of Cardiology,(More)
The relationship between exercise capacity, as assessed by peak oxygen consumption, and outcome is well established in heart failure (HF), but the predictive value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has been recently questioned, for two main reasons. First, the decisional power of CPET in the selection of heart transplantation candidates has(More)
Alexandre Mebazaa1*, M. Birhan Yilmaz2, Phillip Levy3, Piotr Ponikowski4, W. Frank Peacock5, Said Laribi6, Arsen D. Ristic7, Ekaterini Lambrinou8, Josep Masip9, Jillian P. Riley10, Theresa McDonagh11, Christian Mueller12, Christopher deFilippi13, Veli-Pekka Harjola14, Holger Thiele15, Massimo F. Piepoli16, Marco Metra17, Aldo Maggioni18, John J.V.(More)
BACKGROUND The proportion of older people has increased worldwide and so are the health problems related with ageing, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer that often need long-term nursing care. Nurses therefore, have a pivotal role in the care of older people. AIM To evaluate the effects of education on nursing students' knowledge and attitudes(More)
One of the major factors limiting but also causing the application of modern technology in medicine is the response time to patients, should they need specialized medical care. In this work we propose a solution that is aiming to help and improve the patients' life after a cardiac surgery. This is a group of patients that have to be monitored for a short(More)