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Every second counts – emergency medicine with smartphone and co

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What's the first thing you do in an emergency? You're probably using your smartphone to dial 911. But mobile devices can do much more. Embedding telemedicine as an additional link in the rescue chain is therefore not only necessary, but also a major step towards the emergency medicine of the future. Read more about how different devices, apps and programs can make emergency care more efficient in the current Topic of the Month.

Have a sunny week,

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

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Topic of the Month: Telemedicine in emergencies
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Telemedicine – well-connected in emergencies

Topic of the Month

Image: Two paramedics in the driver’s cab of an ambulance, one is using the radio; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Artur Verkhovetskiy
Every second counts in an emergency: First aiders, rescuers and hospital staff need to work hand in hand and act quickly to save the life of an injured person. This is not always easy, for example when an ambulance or an emergency physician cannot be on site in time. Telemedicine steps in as an additional member of the chain of survival at this point.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Telemedicine – well-connected in emergencies
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Research & Technology

Versatile ultrasound system could revolutionize medical imaging

While ultrasound is one of the most common medical imaging tools, conventional electronic ultrasound devices tend to be bulky and cannot be used at the same time as some other imaging technologies. A new ultrasound system that uses optical, instead of electronic components, could improve performance while giving doctors significantly more flexibility in how they use ultrasound.
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Research & Technology

Innovative tissue analysis thanks to new imaging method

A total of 200,000 euros has been granted to the spin-off project Theraselect. The Helmholtz Association and Helmholtz Zentrum München will each provide half the funding for the designated spin-off. The project centres around a mass spectrometry imaging method that makes thousands of molecules visible in tissue samples.
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Research & Technology

First-of-its-kind biofabrication research lab opens

Enabled by a generous gift from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, the BioMaker Lab at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) will be the first state-of-the-art interdisciplinary biofabrication hub in the world.
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Research & Technology

Biodegradable plaster will revolutionize treatment

Scientists from the University of Sheffield's School of Clinical Dentistry, working in close collaboration with Dermtreat A/S from Copenhagen, have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to moist surfaces.
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