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Empa

Medical textiles and sensors enhance skin protection in healthcare

19.03.2024

In recent years, advancements in medical textiles and sensor technologies have brought about improvements in skin protection within the healthcare sector. From pressure-equalizing mattresses designed for newborns to intelligent sensor systems aimed at preventing pressure injuries in adults, these inventions have the potential to improve patient care and enhance overall well-being.
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Advancing reproductive medicine: Funding opportunities

29.01.2024

Jena University Hospital and Friedrich Schiller University Jena proudly announce the establishment of the Jena Center for Early Pregnancy and Reproductive Health (CEPRE), a dynamic interdisciplinary initiative aimed at fostering innovative research in women's reproductive health and early pregnancy.
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Lobachad

Enhancing neonatal intensive care with ArtPlac project

19.01.2024

The European Union is providing €3.57 million in funding for the "ArtPlac" research project, aimed at developing innovative medical technology for the treatment of premature and newborn infants in neonatal intensive care.
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HDZ NRW

Piccolo: Heart umbrellas with a big impact

19.12.2023

"After the procedure, Jonah was a different child, the improvement was immediate. He turned 180 degrees in the right direction," says his mother Ania. On June 22 of this year, the boy underwent an effective procedure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW (HDZ NRW) in Bad Oeynhausen when he was just six months old.
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Wireless revolution in neonatal monitoring – Bambi Medical

13.11.2023

Bambi Medical introduces the Bambi Belt, a wearable device designed for newborns that transforms vital sign monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). By eliminating wires, it significantly improves comfort for these vulnerable patients. As this is Bambi Medical’s debut at MEDICA, we seized the opportunity to learn more about the Bambi Belt’s numerous advantages.
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wirestock

Premature infants: early detection of vascular disease

14.09.2023

Dr. Anne Hilgendorff’s team from Helmholtz Munich and the LMU University Hospital developed a non-invasive method with no need for sedation using MR imaging to detect early signs of vascular disease associated with chronic pulmonary impairment in premature infants, offering new avenues for risk stratification and potential prevention of complications later in life.
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Fraunhofer IZM

Pregnancy: intelligent patch for remote monitoring

03.07.2023

A patch equipped with highly sensitive electronics is meant to collect and evaluate vital data. In addition, the sensors will be integrated into baby clothing in order to improve the future of medical monitoring for newborns with the highest level of data security.
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 Image: Infant lying in a mobile MRI unit with a doctor holding a tablet and a woman sitting next to him; Copyright: University Hospital Bonn (UKB)/A. Winkler

University Hospital Bonn (UKB)/A. Winkler

Mobile MRI: Gates Foundation funds world's first examinations in children under ECMO

20.06.2023

The University Hospital of Bonn (UKB) is the first hospital in the world to examine and monitor children receiving ECMO therapy with a mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. This was possible thanks to a funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Messe Düsseldorf

With stem cell model on the trail of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

09.05.2023

Researchers have designed a new stem cell model to study congenital diaphragmatic hernia in newborns with underdeveloped lungs. They were able to isolate stem cells from the fluid that is suctioned from the baby’s lungs and normally gets discarded and use them as a foundation for the model.
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St George's, University of London

Extra pregnancy scan slashes number of breech births and risk to babies

14.04.2023

Adding a third routine scan at the end of pregnancy can slash the number of unexpected breech births by 70% and the risks of the baby being born with severe health complications, according to research led by doctors at St George’s, University of London, and published in PLOS Medicine.
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mvaligursky

Incubators: method to reduce alcohol absorbed from disinfectants used

22.03.2023

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba showed the association between the concentration of evaporated alcohol from alcohol-based disinfectants used for incubators and the amount of alcohol absorbed by premature infants.
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Colourbox

Stem cell model: research into malformation of the newborn lung

15.03.2023

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is one of the deadliest birth defects. To better understand and treat this condition in the future, an international team of researchers involving Leipzig University Hospital designed a new cell model in the laboratory and tested a drug therapy on it.
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Neonatology MRI for the youngest – Interview with Neoscan Solutions GmbH

15.11.2021

To detect impairments in infants as early as possible, physicians often use MRI. However, with conventional models, infants usually need to be sedated and transported to other departments. Neoscan Solutions have developed an MRI specifically for neonatology. We learn more about it at MEDICA 2021.
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Fraunhofer ITEM/Till Holland

Gentle medication for the little ones – with every breath

22.02.2019

According to the WHO, ten percent of babies worldwide are born prematurely. Since most organs of these tiny babies have not fully developed yet, it can quickly lead to complications and disorders and most notably affect the lungs of the premature infants. What's more, infections require gentle treatment, as the preemies themselves are fragile and susceptible – making this a challenging situation.
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