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Interviews Concerning Innovations

Interviews concerning innovations

Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound?

Photo: Preview picture of video [16/09/2015] Hypertension burdens the whole body: It damages blood vessels and by this threatens the eyes, the kidneys, the heart and the brain, among others. It can often be controlled by taking medication, but not in all patients. Surgical procedures can be a possible solution for them.Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound? - Read more

Patient information too high for patients' literacy

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Photo: People with question marks in front of their faces [03/06/2015] More than 90 per cent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients are higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new study published in the June issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.Patient information too high for patients' literacy - Read more

'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified

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Photo: Presure compared [23/03/2015] Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified - Read more

Transplantation of adrenal cells encapsulated in a bioreactor

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Graphic: Kidneys in the body [18/02/2015] If the function of the adrenal gland is disturbed it does not produce enough stress-adjusting messengers. The results are serious and cause life-threatening diseases. Till now academic medicine provides only limited. Researchers developed an artificial adrenal system in an animal model. This makes future human transplantation of adrenal cells possible. Transplantation of adrenal cells encapsulated in a bioreactor - Read more

Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis

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Graphic: Structure of a complex molecule [15/12/2014] Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States. But it can also cause systemic inflammation, leading to complications such as cardiovascular disease and anemia, and patients who rely on the therapy have a five-year survival rate of only 35 percent.Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis - Read more


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