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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

Germany’s Electronic Health Insurance Card: “Data protection for the insured person is unquestionably guaranteed”

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[08/12/2011] Since October 2011, Germany’s electronic health insurance card (“elektronische Gesundheitskarte” eGK) has been adopted into the everyday lives of patients and physicians for good. After a long and tedious process, it finally meets the required regulations to ensure data protection for the insured.Germany’s Electronic Health Insurance Card: “Data protection for the insured person is unquestionably guaranteed” - Read more

Memory Capacity: “During times of stress, our inner autopilot tTakes the lead“

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[01/12/2011] You are on the edge of your nerves and you can no longer think clearly - stress is a phenomenon that all of us have probably experienced at one point or another. The way individual people deal with stress may be different, but the body processes always work the same way.Memory Capacity: “During times of stress, our inner autopilot tTakes the lead“ - Read more

Influenza: Enzymes That Could Help Fight Flu

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[21/11/2011] The influenza virus remains a worldwide threat to humans, causing an average of 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalisations each year in the United States alone. As health care professionals prepare for another flu season, a University of Missouri scientist is studying how two enzymes could be used to stop the virus in its tracks.Influenza: Enzymes That Could Help Fight Flu - Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnoses Vary Widely Across Clinics

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[14/11/2011] Archives of General Psychiatry study suggests common diagnostic subcategories like Asperger syndrome are flawed and provides questionable value.Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnoses Vary Widely Across Clinics - Read more

Epilepsy research in the brains of mice: “The cell activity can be modulated as desired“

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[08/11/2011] What exactly happens in the brain during an epileptic seizure? And can this knowledge help in finding better therapies for patients in the future? Epilepsy research in the brains of mice: “The cell activity can be modulated as desired“ - Read more

 
 

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