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By the way: World Health Day took place last week at 7 April. It dealt with the topic diabetes. If you are interested to learn more about screening and prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in children, we recommend our interview about the “Fr1da” study in Bavaria.

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Ultrasound: four dimensions for pediatric cardiac diagnostics

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Photo: Three-dimensional image of the right ventricle; Copyright: HDZ NRW
Fortunately, only a handful of newborns are affected by them, though this determines if not the rest of their lives then, at least, the first few years of affected children: congenital heart defects. After the necessary surgeries, the small patients repeatedly need to return for checkups. Until now, these were conducted using MRI scans. 4D ultrasound can be an alternative.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Read the interview with Jan-Pit Horst
Read our Topic of the Month "Pediatrics & neonatology: children in the focus of medicine"
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Diabetes: comprehensive prevention, early "vaccination"?


Photo: Child's finger is pierced using a lancing device; Copyright: Institute of Diabetes Research
A diagnosis of diabetes often catches new patients off guard - for instance if they end up in the emergency room suffering from metabolic decompensation. Children are often affected by this. Their immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas early on in their lives, thus causing type 1 diabetes.
Read more in the interview:
Diabetes: comprehensive prevention, early "vaccination"?
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