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New technologies in physiotherapy

Dear Sir or Madam,

Physiotherapy is an effective way to mobilize patients - and this has been the case for many decades. But whoever believes that there is no progress in physiotherapy makes a great mistake! New methods and devices expand the spectrum, applications are increasingly digitized. For us a reason to have a closer look. Learn more in our Topic of the Month June: New technologies in physiotherapy.

Have a nice day!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: New technologies in physiotherapy
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Faster and cheaper cardiac imaging test for developing countries

Researchers in the UK and Peru have developed a faster and cheaper cardiac imaging test that can be used in developing countries, according to the results of the INCA-Peru study. The scan is three times faster, less than one-fifth of the cost, and changed clinical management in 33 percent of patients.
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New technologies in physiotherapy

Topic of the Month

Image: Woman in an exoskeleton from Hocoma is playing a videogame; Copyright: beta-web/Brockmann
Exoskeletons for arms, hands and legs, videogames that motivate to move or a combination of both: More and more new technologies are being used in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, even in the home environment. They have in common that they support patients and therapists. Learn more about the use of sensor technology, robotics and more in our Topic of the Month June.
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New technologies in physiotherapy
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Research & Technology

Bone loss is another hidden pathology caused by malaria infection

alaria caused by Plasmodium parasites is a life-threatening infectious disease that kills at least half a million people annually while causing over 200 million new infections. In some cases, complications can quickly develop such as cerebral malaria, respiratory distress and severe anemia, often leading to death.
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Research & Technology

Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes

A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in "Nature Communications", researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.
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Research & Technology

Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patients

A newly developed tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers and blood vessels, without the need for contrast agents or radiation exposure.
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Public Health & Associations

Year-long survey tracks the microbiome of a newly opened hospital

A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital - with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces - should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact.
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