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Gastroscopy: capsule instead of tube

Dear Sir or Madam,

Getting gastroscopy via endoscope isn't fun. Patients either need sedation. Or they are conscious when the endoscopic tube is slid through the mouth into the stomach. That is not only unpleasant, but also bears the risk of injury when a gag reflex occurs and the esophagus contracts. Endoscopy with a camera capsule could be an alternative. Learn more about this in our latest interview.

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Timo Roth
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: APRICOT project
Interview: Gastroscopy via capsule
Interview: Home Care Robot
Video: AI in the hospital – Possibilities and limits
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APRICOT-project: implant "help(s) patients heal themselves"

Topic of the Month

Image: patient with pain in fingers; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Milkos
Today, people tend to live longer, while an increasing number of patients suffer from osteoarthritis. Even younger generations are now at a higher risk of getting osteoarthritis due to the frequent use of mobile devices. The EU research project APRICOT aims to develop a novel type of implant for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hands – helping patients heal themselves.
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APRICOT-project: implant "help(s) patients heal themselves"
Endoprotheses: between possibility and reality
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AI in the hospital – Possibilities and limits

Video

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A hospital generates several thousands of gigabytes of data each day. The growing flood of data is no longer manageable for doctors. The great hope: artificial intelligence. Radiology is the main beneficiary. Dr. Felix Nensa from Essen University Hospital and Dr. Peter Langkafel from the Digital Health Factory tell us more about the possibilities and limits of learning machines.
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AI in the hospital – Possibilities and limits
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New interventions for rib fractures

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

By stabilizing fractured and partially dislocated ribs, physicians can improve patient quality of life according to a new multicenter study. When an arm snaps, a leg cracks or a wrist twists, physicians set the bone to ensure it heals properly and with as little discomfort to the patient as possible. But the same cannot be said for most rib fractures.
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Imaging: magnetized molecules used to monitor breast cancer

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Closed-loop system promising against post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Gastric bypass vastly improves the health of the patients who elect to receive the surgery. Post-bariatric hypoglycemia, however, can be a severe complication experienced by 10 to 30 percent of patients.
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Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using AI

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Researchers at Radboud university medical center have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
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A new type of endoscopy – small, easy, comfortable

Interview

Image: Two sets of endoscopic devices next to each other; Copyright: Aktion Plagiarius e.V.
Patients have to undergo a gastroscopy to rule out gastrointestinal conditions. Many dread this procedure since a thin, flexible tube is being pushed through the esophagus and stomach. Ovesco Endoscopy AG has teamed up with other project partners in the nuEndo research project to develop a capsule endoscopy device that is tiny, easy to swallow and makes the test more comfortable for the patient.
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A new type of endoscopy – small, easy, comfortable
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medisana Home Care Robot: mobile helper for your home

Interview

Image: Smiling man with beard and glasses at a trade fair stand next to a small robot; Copyright: beta-web/B. Scholze
First there were smart lawn mowers and smart vacuum cleaners. Now there are smart assistants and even robotic caregivers. It makes you wonder how much support we should expect in our homes from robots when we are older and need more help. And what type of support will it be? The Home Care Robot by medisana GmbH has given us a first glimpse of our robot-assisted future at MEDICA 2019.
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medisana Home Care Robot: mobile helper for your home
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