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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 MEDICA.de.

 
 

Mini synthetic organism: When the heart beats on a chip

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Photo: Mini organ chip [08/06/2015] Replicating the human organism in a mini format – researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS braved this challenge. They developed a compact system where different physical processes can be imitated on a chip. It is also possible to copy cardiac and pulmonary functions.Mini synthetic organism: When the heart beats on a chip - Read more

Stents: Braiding versus cutting

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Photo: Stents [22/05/2015] Braided stents are nothing new in medicine, but their manufacturing process is still time-consuming. This is why Professor Stefan Jockenhövel from the RWTH Aachen University and his team want to make machine production possible. Stents: Braiding versus cutting - Read more

"Neuromonitoring during lesser pelvis surgery is still uncharted territory"

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Graphic: Drawing of the human sacrum [08/05/2015] The bowel is surrounded by a dense plexus of nervous tissue that presents problems for surgeons. On the one hand, it is difficult to distinguish from the surrounding tissue; while on the other hand, sometimes portions of it need to be removed when parts of the colon are removed. Yet injuring these nerves can result in permanent damage."Neuromonitoring during lesser pelvis surgery is still uncharted territory" - Read more

Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched"

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Photo: Silicon model of the lung in a bluely lit water tank [09/03/2015] All swimmers know the unpleasant feeling when you breathe in at the wrong time and then have water enter into your windpipe. At best, it immediately triggers the cough reflex, which is intended to keep the water away from the airways and prevent suffocation. However, liquid in the lungs can also save people - especially if it allows them to breathe again.Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched" - Read more

Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart

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[23/02/2015] An 80-year-old female patient needs a new aortic valve replacement. Since the old one is severally calcified, the leaflets no longer open properly. Due to various factors, the patient is considered inoperable. Nevertheless, to make surgery possible for her, specialists at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Germany have prepared the intervention based on an exact 3D heart replica.Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart - Read more

 
 

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