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Patient Science: Patients as experts for their own disease

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Citizens' participation in scientific research has become an established concept under the term Citizen Science. In order to investigate and improve life with cystic fibrosis, a new project aims to recruit patients of this rare disease. They can help to make daily life easier by contributing their own experience. Read more about Patient Science in our current interview.

I wish you a friendly week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team
image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: The surgeon's co-pilot
Interview: Patient science
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The surgeon's co-pilot: pin-point accuracy through electromagnetic navigation systems

Topic of the Month

Image: one of Fiagon's electromagnetic surgical navigation systems; Copyright: Fiagon
The position and alignment of surgical tools in the patient’s body must always be kept in view during the operation process to guarantee success and safety. With fine sensors at the tip of the instruments and an electromagnetic signal, Fiagon's electromagnetic navigation systems accurately reproduce their position in the body.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
The surgeon's co-pilot: pin-point accuracy through electromagnetic navigation systems
Surgical navigation systems - precise planning and execution of operations

Patient science: patients research cystic fibrosis


Image: Young female student is sitting between shelves on the floor of a library and reads; Copyright: Jones
Research does not always occur in laboratory settings. As part of citizen science, citizens collect data and make it available for research projects. Now, this approach is also adopted in medicine by way of patient science: in a new project, patients take part in cystic fibrosis research. The goal is to improve the lives of those who are affected by this chronic disease.
Read the interview here:
Patient science: patients research cystic fibrosis
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