Our Topics of the Month 2016

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Overview: Topics of the Month 2016

Image: Surgeon is looking at the computer-generated diagram of a human that floats in front of him; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmediamicro

September 2016: Intraoperative Imaging

01/09/2016

Intraoperative imaging has already been established in vascular surgery, but is also used in other medical areas. It enables a gentler treatment and offers more therapy options. But it is also a very expensive method, because the construction of a hybrid OR requires intense planning and training for the complete personnel involved.
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Image: Two arms shaking hands. Both hands and the right arm are painted like the earth. The background is a blue sky with white clouds; Copyright: panthermedia.net/WavebreakmediaLtd

August 2016: Medical Industry Worldwide

01/08/2016

Sustainability – that means three aspects: social, environmental and economic ones. Nowadays it is an important catchphrase that can be heard in many areas. But what about sustainability in hospitals? Green Hospital and Blue Hospital are two main concepts that deal with the topic and provide criteria for sustainable hospitals – with all social, environmental and economic aspects.
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Photo: Two women and a man doing sports; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Arne Trautmann

July 2016: Sports and medicine

01/07/2016

Be true to yourself. Today everyone is aware of the positive effects of physical exercise. But sometimes it seems hard to find time or to overcome a certain weakness- when you are ill for example. But smart wearables can help us. And to be ill is no longer an excuse for not doing sport. Read more about prevention, sports therapy and wearables in our Topic of the Month July.
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Photo: physician desinfect his hands; Copyright: panthermedia.net/robertprzybysz

June 2016: Hospital hygiene

01/06/2016

Desinfection of hands and surfaces plus wearing gloves – these would be the most elementary hygiene regulations, which hospitals have to observe in the fight against microbes. Read more about these and other important measures in our Topic of the Month June. Enjoy reading!
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Photo: Physician paints a heart with a pen; Copyright: peshkova

May 2016: The heart

01/05/2016

Its beating is the first sign of life of a human being in the uterus. It beats about three billion times until we die: the heart. Software and tools to support its research and therapy are continuously developed further. More in our Topic of the Month.
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Photo: little girl

March 2016: Paediatrics and neonatology

01/03/2016

Children are not just "small adults". Otto Heubner, who is seen as the father of pediatrics in Germany, knew this already back in the 19th century. We want to put children into the focus of our attention this month, too. This is why we collected some exiting topics for you.
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Graphic: Sign reading

April 2016: Medical education and training

01/02/2016

In medicine and medical technology time never stand still. You have always to learn about new devices or therapies. In our topic of the Month April we therefore turn to the new techniques in the doctor's office. Have fun while reading!
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Photo: 3D printer prints model of the foot bones

February 2016: Regenerative medicine

01/02/2016

Regenerative medicine is concerned with restoring lost functions of the body. Researchers hope to be able to also treat rare diseases and tissue defects and even to replace entire organs in the future. Especially in the last decade, more and more methods have been successfully tested and are already partially applied. This month we present two of them in detail.
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Photo: Rapid Test

January 2016: Infectious diseases

04/01/2016

Malaria, measles or Ebola, they all have one thing in common: they are infectious diseases. In many regions of the world people are particularly vulnerable because of poor living conditions, insufficient hygiene and lacking medical care - either because of wars, crises, disasters or poverty.
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