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Topic of the Month July: Paediatrics

The Intensive Care Unit of the Future – Speedier recovery through feel good architecture

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[01/09/2014] The rooms in German intensive care units are cold and dreary. Hectic movements determine the patient’s everyday life along with noisy surveillance systems. Artificial light often also promotes a disturbed circadian rhythm. Sleeping pills are meant to solve this problem, but they also increase the risk of delirium at the same time. The Intensive Care Unit of the Future – Speedier recovery through feel good architecture - Read more

Natural light in office boosts health

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Photo: Offices with large windows [12/08/2014] Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Natural light in office boosts health - Read more

Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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Photo: Pink grafics of women with breast cancer [09/05/2014] Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Institute of Health Carlos III, ISCIII, in Spanish) and the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana (Fisabio), have developed DMScan, new software to aid breast cancer risk assessment. Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment - Read more

Hospital Construction: “Single rooms are private and at the same time efficient”

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[09/12/2013] Are hospital patients merely cured by medicine? Or does maybe architecture support the healing, too? A hospital does not have to be built like a typical hospital: Its planning can enable patients to access family, privacy and normalcy. Fears are taken away from the patient and the process of healing is supported.Hospital Construction: “Single rooms are private and at the same time efficient” - Read more

MEDINE by LUG: Perfect Over-Head Lighting System for Medical Interiors

[04/11/2013] Hospitals, clinics and other medical points are adapting to the new attitude in the healthcare policy – patientcentric model forces the owners of the medical care institutions to modernize the equipment and use only the latest technologies to ensure high standard of healthcare services.MEDINE by LUG: Perfect Over-Head Lighting System for Medical Interiors - Read more

Early-Stage Follicular Lymphoma: Many Options and Good Outcomes

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Photo: Woman on chemotherapy [23/08/2012] A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges treatment guidelines for early stage follicular lymphoma, concluding that six different therapies can bring a remission, particularly if the patient is carefully examined and staged at diagnosis.Early-Stage Follicular Lymphoma: Many Options and Good Outcomes - Read more

Lung Cancer Treatment: Bruce Lee helps us to fight lung tumors”

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[22/08/2012] In many movies, Bruce Lee fights against different villains with Asian fighting methods. Even though scientists at the GSI Helmholz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung) use other techniques to fight lung cancer, they work at least as effectively as the 70’s movie icon with their thorax model “Bruce Lee”.Lung Cancer Treatment: Bruce Lee helps us to fight lung tumors” - Read more

Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images

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Photo: Cloud with file [02/05/2012] Patients can successfully pull their medical images from the "cloud" making it faster for them to distribute them to their physicians regardless of where those physicians might be, according to a preliminary report of an image share project that involves five different academic institutions. Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images - Read more

Cancer Patients: Radiation Therapy Improves Patients' Quality of Life

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Photo: Brain image [30/01/2012] Patients with head and neck cancers who have been treated with newer, more sophisticated radiation therapy technology enjoy a better quality of life than those treated with older radiation therapy equipment, a study by UC Davis researchers has found.Cancer Patients: Radiation Therapy Improves Patients' Quality of Life - Read more

Prostata Cancer: Proton Therapy an Effective Treatment?

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[06/01/2012] Proton therapy, a type of external beam radiation therapy, is a safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer, according to two new American studies.Prostata Cancer: Proton Therapy an Effective Treatment? - Read more

Rare Diseases: Separate Methods for Handling Evidence Neither Identifiable Nor Required

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[02/05/2011] People with rare diseases have the same right to high-quality health care in line with current medical knowledge as other patients do. However, relevant and reliable clinical studies on rare diseases are often lacking. Among other things, this makes the development of corresponding guidelines more difficult, but precisely such guidelines could help improve treatment quality. Rare Diseases: Separate Methods for Handling Evidence Neither Identifiable Nor Required - Read more

Exhibitor Statements 2010

[20/11/2010] How do the exhibitors experience the MEDICA, were they able to make new contacts for example? We visited them at their booths and met people who praised the very special atmosphere of the Dusseldorf fair. Enjoy reading!Exhibitor Statements 2010 - Read more

Product Highlights at MEDICA 2010

[17/11/2010] More than 4500 exhibitors show their products and innovations at the world's largest medical technology trade fair in Dusseldorf. In our gallery you can see, which highlights have attracted our attention this year.Product Highlights at MEDICA 2010 - Read more

Green Hospitals: “We clearly put the emphasis on an integrated sustainable view of the buildings”

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“We clearly put the emphasis on an integrated sustainable view of the buildings” [01/11/2010] In other countries, they exist already, soon they will be available in Germany. We are talking about so-called "Green Hospitals", hospitals that were designed and realized under an ecological point of view.Green Hospitals: “We clearly put the emphasis on an integrated sustainable view of the buildings” - Read more

Hygiene: Killing Bacteria with Visible Light

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[21/01/2010] In the battle against bacteria, researchers have developed a powerful new weapon – an enhanced photocatalytic disinfection process that uses visible light to destroy harmful bacteria and viruses, even in the dark.Hygiene: Killing Bacteria with Visible Light - Read more

Product highlights at MEDICA 2009

[18/11/2009] Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product highlights at MEDICA 2009 - Read more

Imaging: Lighting up Tumors

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Lighting up Tumors [18/08/2009] Researchers have been able to illuminate brain tumors by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier – an almost impenetrable barrier that protects the brain from infection. Imaging: Lighting up Tumors - Read more

Technology: Nanocrystals Show Potential for Cheap Lasers

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[18/06/2009] Scientists have created a nanocrystal that constantly emits light. This may open the door to less expensive lasers and biological markers that track how a drug interact with a cell at a level never before possible. Technology: Nanocrystals Show Potential for Cheap Lasers - Read more

Children: Better Care of Breathing Problems

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Better Care of Breathing Problems [20/03/2009] A non invasive instrument to monitor the breathing of very young children with respiratory problems is being developed by English researchers. Children: Better Care of Breathing Problems - Read more

Sight: Mysterious Eye Cells Adapt to Light

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[05/01/2006] A new retinal photoreceptor was recently discovered. Now its function has been determined: it adjusts its sensitivity in different lighting conditions, according to scientists at Brown University.Sight: Mysterious Eye Cells Adapt to Light - Read more

 
 

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