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Organ Care System: Hope in cases of severe infections

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How can infections be treated that are actually untreatable? In times of spreading multiresistance, this question concerns medicine day by day. The Organ Care System, with which a severe case of pneumonia has been successfully treated, gives hope. How such a treatment works and in which cases the Organ Care System should also be used, you can read in our current interview.

Have a restful 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: biomechanical measuring systems
Interview: Organ Care System
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Biomechanical measuring systems: Versatile tools for many disciplines

Topic of the Month

Image: Woman is standing on a 3D scanner that measures her feet; Copyright:
When human movements are no longer as smooth as they should be – due to misalignments or as the result of an injury for example – biomechanical measuring systems spring into action. Thanks to different types of sensors and optical technologies, physicians, therapists, and sports scientists embark on a search for possible causes and corrective options.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Biomechanical measuring systems: Versatile tools for many disciplines
Biomechanical measuring systems in orthopedics

Organ Care System: treatment under extreme conditions


Image: two men in the laboratory next to the Organ Care System with a pig's lung inside; Copyright: Kaiser/MHH
Multidrug-resistant organisms that are treated with a dosage that exceeds the regular dose a hundred times and at temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius – the human organism is unable to handle it. Yet if the diseased organ is treated outside of the body, extreme conditions are an option. For the first time, physicians have succeeded in treating a severe case of pneumonia by using the OCS.
Read the interview here:
Organ Care System: treatment under extreme conditions
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