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

 
 

Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future

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[13/03/2013] These days, robot-assisted surgery is part of the daily routine in many operating rooms. High precision and gentle surgery speak in favor of robotic surgery. However, high costs not just for the equipment, but also for its maintenance argue against it. Nevertheless, this development sector has a promising future.Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future - Read more

Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“

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[01/11/2012] From X-rays to magnetic resonance imaging all the way to endoscopy – imaging methods are integral parts of modern diagnostics. The different methods keep being further developed and optimized for specific organs and medical questions.Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“ - Read more

Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“

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[01/11/2012] The ”ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK“ concept has sustainably supported the cooperative partnership between hospital facilities and IT manufacturers over the past few years. Many pilot projects could be established in the value added chain of hospital operations. Now the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK introduces further results of the five key IT topics within the scope of the MEDICA and the 2012 German Hospital Conference.Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“ - Read more

Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk

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[15/10/2012] A simple six-question quiz, typically used to assess disabilities in the elderly, could help doctors determine which kidney dialysis patients of any age are at the greatest risk of death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk - Read more

Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs

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[10/10/2012] A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs - Read more

RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice

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[28/09/2012] Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice, as researchers have now discovered.RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice - Read more

Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities

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[20/09/2012] The largest United States multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities - Read more

Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration

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[03/09/2012] Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behaviour in regeneration and disease. Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells

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[16/07/2012] Now, working in mice, surgeons and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have captured the first images of a beating heart at a resolution so detailed they can track individual immune cells swarming into the heart muscle, causing inflammation.Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells - Read more