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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis

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[01/07/2015] Deep vein thrombosis is not just a risk factor for frequent flyers but also for wearers of cardiovascular implants and newly operated patients. Blood thinners prevent these dangerous blood clots from forming, but they need to be carefully adjusted and do not work the same way in every patient. A detailed analysis of platelets (thrombocytes) could prevent complications in the future.Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis - Read more

MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it!

Preview photo linked to the video Experience the world's largest medical fair in Düsseldorf! Experience the MEDICA 2014!MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it! - Read more

Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy

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Photo: Little girl kisses the belly of a pregnant woman [19/06/2015] National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus. Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy - Read more

Brain lesions in children challenging to diagnose

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Photo: Image of brain [10/06/2015] Brain lesions in children can be especially challenging to diagnose, according to a report by a multidisciplinary team of Loyola University Medical Center physicians. Lesions include tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations and abscesses and inflammation due to infections.Brain lesions in children challenging to diagnose - Read more

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

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Photo: Blood vessel [09/06/2015] Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study.Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment - Read more

Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies

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Photo: Cells in a biopsy sample under the microscope [02/06/2015] In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer.Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies - Read more

Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures

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[01/06/2015] A tumor is as unique as the person who is affected by it. For a long time, it was assumed this would make treatment more difficult since cancer drugs are not able to be one hundred percent effective in targeting the affected cells. In this interview with MEDICA.de, Professor Ugur Sahin explains why it is precisely these individual mutations that make him hopeful for a new type of therapy. Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures - Read more

Device to measure liver function in potential donors

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Photo: The device that measures liver function [01/06/2015] A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.Device to measure liver function in potential donors - Read more

Lung cancer: A blood test evaluates the effectiveness of therapy

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[01/06/2015] Can liquid biopsies become the new trend in cancer diagnostics? The medical world has asked this question for quite some time. The first globally approved liquid biopsy-based test for lung cancer shows that this can work. Yet further findings and research are still required to establish this less invasive method in diagnostics.Lung cancer: A blood test evaluates the effectiveness of therapy - Read more

Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine

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[01/06/2015] When cancer is diagnosed, the terms tumor markers or biomarkers keep popping up. They describe characteristics that are not found in healthy persons. The classic tumor markers can be easily detected in blood samples or other body fluids. Other analysis methods require more effort. Yet they all share one thing in common: biomarkers indicate a potential tumor. Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine - Read more

 
 

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