Background Reports 2022 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Image: The photo shows a premature infant on a ventilator who is also being treated in the neonatology department.; Copyright: Stefan Straube/UKL

Stefan Straube/UKL

Why mechanical ventilation can harm preterm lungs


In an interdisciplinary study, physicists and physicians at Leipzig University have now shown that increased pressure on the lung tissue, as caused by mechanical ventilation, poses the risk of overstretching the tissue, even with small amounts of air, and disrupting cell function during gas exchange.
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Image: PD Dr. Klaus Stahl (left) and specialist nurse Beate Renz at a plasma exchange device in a patient room; Copyright: Karin Kaiser / MHH

Karin Kaiser / MHH

Septic shock: MHH team researches new treatment strategy


An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) wants to investigate a new treatment strategy for sepsis in a multicentre study.
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Image: Close-up of an IV drip with a man in white scrubs in the background; Copyright: Anna Schroll/UKJ

Anna Schroll/UKJ

Therapeutic drug monitoring of antibiotics in sepsis


The Target trial of Jena University Hospital tested the effect of therapeutic drug monitoring for antibiotics in patients with sepsis.
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Image: Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is performed on a man; Copyright: pixelaway


World First Aid Day 2022 – Resuscitation and more


We should all know more about first aid. Because many deaths, for example from cardiac arrest, could be prevented if more people knew about the correct behavior in an emergency. The International First Aid Day is intended to raise awareness of immediate and emergency measures and thus help more people to provide first aid.
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Image: Woman uses robot arm to grab something on the table; Copyright: RWTH Aachen/RPE & inRehaRob

Of exoskeletons and service robots – the future of rehabilitation


For most people, enjoying a good quality of life means having the ability to move freely, safely and independently. Intensive and costly rehabilitation is needed if this is no longer an option after a stroke for example. We are introducing some projects that deliver innovative robotic solutions.
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