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Patents in Medical Technology: “You can have an endoscope patented, but not the minimally invasive surgery procedure“

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[01/03/2012] Anesthetics, intracardiac catheters and computer tomography – all of these are milestones in medicine. Some inventors had their discoveries patented, while others are completely denied the possibility.Patents in Medical Technology: “You can have an endoscope patented, but not the minimally invasive surgery procedure“ - Read more

From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“

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[22/02/2012] Animal experiments are a part of everyday life in medical research, yet they have been the subject of criticism for decades. Even though scientists all over the world are searching for alternative methods, the complexity of physical processes in the human body however makes this very difficult.From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“ - Read more

Knee Replacement Surgery: Benefits of Local Anaesthesia

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[13/02/2012] Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson University have shown that local anaesthesia delivered through a catheter in the joint, intraarticularly, may be more beneficial than traditional opioids such as morphine and Oxycontin for pain management following total knee replacement surgery.Knee Replacement Surgery: Benefits of Local Anaesthesia - Read more

Health Care: Tell Me How You Are – and I Know How Long You Will Live

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[10/02/2012] The way people rate their health determines their probability of survival in the following decades. Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich demonstrate that for ratings ranging from “excellent”, “good”, “fair” and “poor” to “very poor”, the risk of mortality increases steadily.Health Care: Tell Me How You Are – and I Know How Long You Will Live - Read more

Healthcare Branding: “A systematic approach to product naming saves both time and money“

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[08/02/2012] The number of national brand applications has increased by 9 percent in the medical technology and pharmaceutical leading classes in 2010 compared to the previous year. And yet in many companies there is a lack of a long-term branding strategy. The consequence of which is an unsystematic growing brand portfolio that offers little orientation and gets in the way of successful product marketing. Healthcare Branding: “A systematic approach to product naming saves both time and money“ - Read more

Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes”

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[01/02/2012] On the website of the German Sepsis Society (Deutsche Sepsis-Gesellschaft) you can find the following definition for the disease called sepsis: A modern definition of sepsis was published in 1989 by Bone. He wrote: Sepsis is defined as an invasion of microorganisms and / or their toxins into the blood stream along with the reaction of the organism to the invasion.Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes” - Read more

Women: Educating About Heart Attacks Could Save Lives

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[16/01/2012] Heart attacks in women go largely unrecognised 30 to 55 per cent of the time and those who miss the warning signs and fail or delay getting help, run the risk of death or grave disability. But researchers at Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University have developed an educational program they believe will shorten the time to treatment and ultimately, save lives.Women: Educating About Heart Attacks Could Save Lives - Read more

Rehabilitation at Home: “The System Is to Enable Patients to Do Rehab Exercises at Home”

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[09/01/2012] MEDICA.de talked to Professor Didier Stricker of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and leader of the project about delighted physiotherapists, motivated patients and the advantage towards simple interactive sports games on the computer. Rehabilitation at Home: “The System Is to Enable Patients to Do Rehab Exercises at Home” - Read more

Lightning Fast Genome Analysis: “Our findings are especially interesting for cancer research”

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[02/01/2012] Today, genome analyses can take up to 30 days. A new database technology is meant to help in analyzing and evaluating vast amounts of medical data in real-time. Doctor Matthieu-P. Schapranow from the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering (HPI) explains how in-memory technology works and how it benefits personalized medicine.Lightning Fast Genome Analysis: “Our findings are especially interesting for cancer research” - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“

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[02/01/2012] Never before were our choices of foods so abundant. And never before have we reacted so sensitively to the different ingredients in our food. Oftentimes the resulting diagnosis is food intolerance.Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“ - Read more

 
 

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