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COVID-19: Support for intensive care units

Dear Sir or Madam,

The current situation particularly calls for intensive medical treatment. Ventilation places are limited and the number of infections may continue to rise. For this reason, solutions are being developed to support the health care system by providing relief for intensive care units. Watch some of them in detail in our video.

PS: You can find out how robots relieve and support the surgeon in the operating room in our Topic of the Month.

Stay healthy!

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Robotics in the OR
Video: Together against COVID-19
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Robotics in the OR: Relieving the surgeon

Topic of the Month

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In the operating room, minimally invasive procedures are increasingly used. Robot-assisted systems are a great help for the surgeon. They support the surgeon and are extremely precise. Through innovative research approaches, robotic systems are constantly evolving.
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Robotics in the OR: Relieving the surgeon
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Smartwatch detects severe coronary ischemia

Economy & Markets, Information and Communication Technology

Smartwatches have long been able to record electrocardiograms and send warnings in the event of an irregular heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. Now a team of cardiologists from the Cardiopraxis Mainz and the Department of Cardiology of the University Medical Center Mainz discovered that, with the help of an Apple Watch, cardiac arrhythmias as well as coronary ischemia can be identified.
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AI: distinguishing pneumonia from COVID-19 from chest x-rays

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

A research team from Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV), from the CVBLab, has developed a predictive artificial intelligence model that can tell the difference between healthy patients, those who are ill with pneumonia and those who have COVID-19, from chest x-rays.
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Green method to produce hydrogen peroxide in hospitals

Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

A team of researchers has developed a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide. It could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
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Researchers help give robotic arms a steady hand for surgeries

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Steady hands and uninterrupted, sharp vision are critical when performing surgery on delicate structures like the brain or hair-thin blood vessels. While surgical cameras have improved what surgeons see during operative procedures, the "steady hand" remains to be enhanced.
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In the intensive care unit: Together against COVID-19


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The coronavirus is pushing healthcare systems worldwide to their limits. The number of infections continues to rise – and with it the number of people who need intensive medical treatment and artificial respiration. However, the number of ventilators is limited. Solutions to support intensive care units are needed – quickly. We have taken a closer look at some of them.
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In the intensive care unit: Together against COVID-19
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Hand Hygiene Day 2020

Public Health & Associations, Commodities and Consumer Goods

The Day of Hand Hygiene takes place annually on 5 May. Originally initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), a reminder about hand hygiene could not be more appropriate at the current time. At the moment intensive hand washing with soap is an essential part in reducing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
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