Here you will find an overview of the background reports on MEDICA-tradefair.com.
13/04/2017These days, medical imaging is one of the key diagnostic methods. But how do large medical devices actually get to their final destination? MEDICA-tradefair.com took its camera along to observe the remodeling of a radiology imaging office. The leading actors: a CT scanner and an MRI machine.
29/03/2017Retinitis pigmentosa is a hereditary eye disorder, which can lead to night blindness, restriction of the peripheral visual field and ultimately to blindness. The University Hospital Aachen, Germany, implants the Argus II retinal prosthesis system made by the Second Sight Company. It allows people with retinitis pigmentosa to perceive light and improve orientation.
21/02/2017Work in children's and youth hospices is both fulfilling and trying. What the employees and honorary staff have to do, how the work is organized and what the special thing in the workplace hospice is, can be found in the video.
27/01/2017Dysphagia creates a stressful situation for patients. Added to this is the fact that acute errors in the treatment of swallowing disorders keep occurring when patients are administered drugs. How can patients with swallowing difficulties receive better care? We visited the Hüttenhospital Dortmund and asked Dr. Martin Jäger, an expert in this particular field.
12/01/2017Long waiting times in medical practices are not a rarity. The telemedicine can provide remedy. The program of the Institute for Applied Telemedicine at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen is aimed primarily at chronically ill people. Daily, they send their body values via telecommunication to the institute.
19/12/2016Killing tumors with up to minus 180 degrees – this is possible with the cryotherapy. Needle-guided gases freeze cells so that they die. Dr. Gebhard Schmid has brought the method from France to the Johanna-Etienne hospital in Neuss. It serves as a supplement to chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as to surgery.
05/12/2016Hospitals can reduce costs if they invest in sustainability. How this can be done, we asked the LVR-Klinik Bonn (LVR Hospital Bonn).
23/11/2016Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that can take a very different course with different patients. That’s why it is very difficult for physicians to predict the course of this disease. Researchers at the Center for Integrated Oncology in Cologne, Germany, have now developed a tool to help physicians with this task.
17/11/2016Checking, if and when the train comes, browsing in social networks, ordering online - apps are very versatile. They have also already arrived in medicine. Latest applications were presented at MEDICA App COMPETITION. We have spoken to the three winners and Mark Wächter, the organizer of the competition.
16/11/2016The medical technology industry is growing and growing and growing ... This trend is also evident at MEDICA 2016. For the first time, more than 5,000 exhibitors from 68 nations came to Düsseldorf to present their latest products and solutions to an international audience.