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

 
 

A new world: hybrid operating room workstation

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[02/11/2015] Performing surgery in a hybrid operating room is meant to be a relief for the staff and offer patients new options for treatment. What is actually so different about this hybrid operating room and what should you keep in mind during the planning process? MEDICA.de asked Dr. Sven Seifert of the Clinic for Thoracic, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Clinical Research Center Chemnitz.A new world: hybrid operating room workstation - Read more

Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone

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Photo: saliva sample [02/11/2015] A device that detects in saliva a biological indicator of a possible risk of type II diabetes is the development of a technological and scientific team of the Tec de Monterrey (Mexican University) in collaboration with the University of Houston. What makes this development unique is that it is adaptable to the cell phone and gives results in a few seconds, avoiding the annoying use of needles.Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone - Read more

Robotics: surgery with feeling

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[02/11/2015] Minimally invasive surgeries are gentler on the patient but have one distinct disadvantage for the surgeon: he is not able to interact directly with the operating field. Sometimes he misses impressions that are very important to the success of the intervention. The MiroSurge robot for surgical applications which transmits feedback to the surgeon can help.Robotics: surgery with feeling - Read more

MAMMOCARE: earlier, more accurate breast cancer diagnosis

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Photo: A mammogram with a marked area [26/10/2015] Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and early diagnosis is essential to reduce the risk of mortality.MAMMOCARE: earlier, more accurate breast cancer diagnosis - Read more

Wearables – Tiny helpers for sports medicine

Photo: Preview picture of video They have become everyday essentials. Be it in form of a watch, a pair of glasses or a vest. More and more people use wearables to track their vital. But they can do even more, for example support sport medicine. Prof. Hans-Georg Predel and Dr. Joachim Latsch from the German Sports University Cologne explain where wearables are used in competitive sports and what their prognosis for the future is.Wearables – Tiny helpers for sports medicine - Read more

Fighting myomas with ultrasound

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[01/10/2015] A proper diagnosis is a part of great therapy. However, it can also be beneficial to be able to quickly respond to changes during a treatment. One example of this is the treatment of uterine myomas. Female patients at the University Hospital Bonn are treated using so-called high-intensity focused ultrasound, HIFU in short. Prof. Holger Strunk explains this procedure. Fighting myomas with ultrasound - Read more

Theranostics: Complex particles for tomorrow's medicine

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[01/10/2015] It is a portmanteau, a mixture of two words. This way it saves us time and trouble while speaking because the human speech apparatus is lazy. And it describes a mixture of procedures: the combination of two procedures that would normally be separate in medicine. We are talking about theranostics.Theranostics: Complex particles for tomorrow's medicine - Read more

Keeping cells in good shape

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Photo: filling the Cytospace experiment unit [28/09/2015] People often talk about how important it is to stay in shape, something humans usually can accomplish with exercise and a healthy diet, and other habits. But chances are, few of us ever think about the shape of our individual cells.Keeping cells in good shape - Read more

Determining ion beam effects to greater precision

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Photo: Woman working on a microscope [24/09/2015] A precise understanding of how ion beams affect biological tissue is of great importance for both radiotherapy applications and the assessment of radioprotection risks, e.g. to astronauts on long term missions in space.Determining ion beam effects to greater precision - Read more

Unexpected link between choroid plexus and chronic pain

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Photo: The choroid plexus [23/09/2015] An observation by Finnish researchers shows that the central nervous system plays an important role in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).Unexpected link between choroid plexus and chronic pain - Read more

 
 

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