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Interviews Concerning Health Politics

Interviews concerning health politics

Good health is human's most precious thing. Since that applies to everyone politics concerned with health turn into an interesting, sometimes explosive subject. speaks with managers, experts and politicians about news from health politics.


Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality

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Photo: huge data server [24/08/2015] The term big data is complex. On one hand, it describes the amount of data itself while characterizing the technology required to collect and analyze the data on the other. The fact is big data is essential in medicine. Data-supported models not only assist in promoting medical research, they also make it easier to reach treatment decisions.Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality - Read more

Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

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Photo: Empty patient's room [10/08/2015] This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act is soon said to make this decision easier.Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained - Read more

Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera

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[03/08/2015] Nuclear medicine physicians use so-called gamma cameras for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The devices record radioactive substances that are injected into the patient and show changes in the heart muscle (myocardium). Now a new gamma camera is able to record images faster and by using much less radiation.Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera - Read more

Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential

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[03/08/2015] Endoradiotherapy can be very unpleasant for cancer patients, since it does not only harm tumor cells, but also healthy ones. Sometimes, patients even need to stop therapy because of the side effects. Physicians and researchers are thus continuously searching for ways to transport radiopharmaceuticals directly and exclusively to their target.Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential - Read more

Tele-ICU care also benefits physicians

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Photo: Prof. Thea Koch [22/07/2015] Tele-ICU care with which the U.S. has already had excellent experiences is meant to also be implemented in Germany so facilities are able to provide their patients with optimal care. spoke with Prof. Thea Koch, President of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine about this subject.Tele-ICU care also benefits physicians - Read more


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