Well regulated, well supplied -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Well regulated, well supplied

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Know-how at the pulse of time

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Numerous exhibitors and experts from the healthcare market:

Marcus Kuhlmann

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SPECTARIS association "Medical Technology"

Hans-Peter Bursig

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ZVEI Association "Electromedical Technology"

Dr. Dina Truxius

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BSI - Federal Office for Information Security

Jelena Ochs

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Manager Business Unit Life Sciences Engineering, Fraunhofer IPT

Highlights from the MTF 2019 program:

Monday, 18 November 2019

Opportunities and challenges of a digitalized healthcare industry

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

International market requirements and the future of science

News from the editorial office of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Imaging: Managing pain with neurofeedback
Dr. Zanca awarded a $299,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for a novel study of neurofeedback via functional MRI for self-management of neuropathic pain. This will be the first study to examine neurofeedback mediated by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for facilitating the learning of self-management strategies for neuropathic pain post-spinal cord injury.
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Antibiotic stewardship prevents overuse
Antibiotic stewardship interventions for acute respiratory infection (ARI) is feasible and effective and can significantly reduce overuse in the emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) settings. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).
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Free head, without pain - World Brain Day 2019
World Brain Day 2019 is on July 22. It was created by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the International Headache Society (IHS) to help people pay more attention to neurological diseases. This year the focus will be on migraine - a painful disease that seriously affects people in their daily lives.
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Neurology: hearing expert receives grant
Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth has been awarded a grant from the "Klaus Tschira Boost Fund" for his outstanding research. He is working on the development of personalized hearing systems for improved speech communication at the Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology Division (HSA) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg.
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News from the editorial office of MEDICA-tradefair.com

Imaging: nanophotonic microwave imager chip
Researchers have developed a new microwave imager chip that could one day enable low-cost handheld microwave imagers, or cameras. Because microwaves can travel through certain opaque objects, the new imagers could be useful for imaging through walls or detecting tumors through tissue in the body.
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Rehabilitation: relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on the U.S. patented and licensed iStride Device, formerly the Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS), with results just published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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Imaging: supporting cancer treatment monitoring
A grant from the National Institutes of Health will support a biomedical engineering professor's pursuit of technologies that can identify treatment-resistant tumors early in the treatment process.
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Building trust: white paper for the certification of AI
Digital technology is an intrinsic part of almost every area of life. How can we ensure that developments in this field, especially those that rely on artificial intelligence (AI), meet all our ethical, legal and technological concerns?
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Robotic pancreas transplant for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes
For patients with Type 1 diabetes who do not respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese candidates who need a pancreas transplant often are denied the procedure because of poor outcomes.
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Surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscus tear
Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that was only observed.
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Defining the Future of Digital Health

For more input on regulations, ordinances, certification and quality assurance of medical technology products, take as well a look at COMPAMED:


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The new European Union Medical Device Regulation


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Medical Device Regulation: "We see many problems with the current timeline"