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Swallowing Disorders – avoiding errors related to medication administration

27/01/2017

Dysphagia creates a stressful situation for patients. Added to this is the fact that acute errors in the treatment of swallowing disorders keep occurring when patients are administered drugs. How can patients with swallowing difficulties receive better care? We visited the Hüttenhospital Dortmund and asked Dr. Martin Jäger, an expert in this particular field.
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Telemedicine – Immediate and lower-cost care

12/01/2017

Long waiting times in medical practices are not a rarity. The telemedicine can provide remedy. The program of the Institute for Applied Telemedicine at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen is aimed primarily at chronically ill people. Daily, they send their body values via telecommunication to the institute.
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Cryotherapy - Destroying cancer with ice

19/12/2016

Killing tumors with up to minus 180 degrees – this is possible with the cryotherapy. Needle-guided gases freeze cells so that they die. Dr. Gebhard Schmid has brought the method from France to the Johanna-Etienne hospital in Neuss. It serves as a supplement to chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as to surgery.
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Energy efficient hospital - With sustainability into the future

05/12/2016

Hospitals can reduce costs if they invest in sustainability. How this can be done, we asked the LVR-Klinik Bonn (LVR Hospital Bonn).
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Chronic-lymphocytic leukemia – Handy tool makes prognosis easier for physicians

23/11/2016

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that can take a very different course with different patients. That’s why it is very difficult for physicians to predict the course of this disease. Researchers at the Center for Integrated Oncology in Cologne, Germany, have now developed a tool to help physicians with this task.
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MEDICA App COMPETITION - and the winner is...

17/11/2016

Checking, if and when the train comes, browsing in social networks, ordering online - apps are very versatile. They have also already arrived in medicine. Latest applications were presented at MEDICA App COMPETITION. We have spoken to the three winners and Mark Wächter, the organizer of the competition.
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Know-how for customized solutions: exhibitors of MEDICA 2016

16/11/2016

The medical technology industry is growing and growing and growing ... This trend is also evident at MEDICA 2016. For the first time, more than 5,000 exhibitors from 68 nations came to Düsseldorf to present their latest products and solutions to an international audience.
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Medicine 4.0 – Are we ready for new solutions?

16/11/2016

The future is not only digital, it is also networked. This development also affects medicine. Experts discussed the so-called “Medicine 4.0” in MEDICA ECON FORUM at MEDICA 2016.
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Vibes and voices of MEDICA 2016

16/11/2016

MEDICA 2016 offers visitors not only interesting information and valuable business contacts, but also many product highlights from the international medical device industry. We had a closer look on what happens in the trade fair halls this year.
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Future of prevention – Health management in the digital world

15/11/2016

Prevention and digitization. One can not do without the other. But how does this affect us and our social environment? At the MEDICA ECON FORUM by TK, Ingrid Fischbach, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister of Health and Thomas Ballast, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the "Techniker Krankenkasse", spoke about the topic. We have asked for their opinion.
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