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Topic of the Month June: Neurology

Imaging technique improves tremor surgery

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Graphic: Deep deep brain stimulation of the tremor bundles [15/09/2014] A Freiburg research team at the Medical Center – University of Freiburg, has succeeded in more accurately determining the position of the particular bundle of nerve fibers in the brain that deep brain stimulation needs to activate.Imaging technique improves tremor surgery - Read more

More than one third of booked operations are re-booked

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Photo: Calender sheet with days marked off [04/09/2014] More than one third of all planned orthopaedic surgery procedures are re-booked, postponed or cancelled completely. The most common reasons are cancellation at the patient’s own request or emergency cases having to be prioritized. These are the findings of a study carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy in association with Sahlgrenska University Hospital.More than one third of booked operations are re-booked - Read more

Pediatric Anesthesia: “I would object to a specialty medical training”

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[01/09/2014] When very young children already need to be in the operating room, it’s not just the parents that are concerned. This type of situation is a special challenge for the entire operating team, because children are always very special patients – especially since they are not just simply small grown-ups! Pediatric Anesthesia: “I would object to a specialty medical training” - Read more

'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces

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Photo: Shape-shifting material [14/08/2014] Researchers report that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth.'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces - Read more

OR technology: developing more flexibility and usability

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[08/07/2014] Gentle, safe, precise, fast – surgical interventions need to meet many demands: laws and regulations concerning safety, the desire for the best possible health outcome, economic requirements of hospitals and ever-changing technology make up today’s framework for surgery. As a consequence, operating theaters and the way they are equipped change, too.OR technology: developing more flexibility and usability - Read more

New tool helps guide brain cancer surgery

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Photo: Mass spectrometer [04/07/2014] A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.New tool helps guide brain cancer surgery - Read more

Cultured skin makes large-scale transplantations possible

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[01/07/2014] Large burns require skin grafting. Surgeons remove split-thickness skin grafts and apply them to the injured areas. Now skin that has been made in a laboratory is meant to help in covering burns as well as chronic wounds and thus promote the healing process. Researchers in Zurich have been working on this for more than 13 years.Cultured skin makes large-scale transplantations possible - Read more

Fat is the best medicine: ”Adipose tissue contains many multipotent stem cells, approximately 500 times more than bone marrow“

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[01/07/2014] The not so popular “love handles“ could revolutionize medicine in the near future. In cooperation with the University of Rostock (Professor Hermann Seitz), the human med AG Company currently seeks to develop a device that is able to gently remove adipose tissue during surgery and subsequently isolate stem cells. Fat is the best medicine: ”Adipose tissue contains many multipotent stem cells, approximately 500 times more than bone marrow“ - Read more

Hypertension: Implantable Cuff with Electrodes

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Photo: Implantable cuff, cent coin [12/05/2014] Freiburg researchers develop new method for lowering high blood pressure without side effects.Hypertension: Implantable Cuff with Electrodes - Read more

Surgery: Patients Report High Satisfaction with Pain Treatment

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Photo: Patient having pain [02/05/2014] An international research group with members from the University of Basel, several EU countries, Israel and the USA, analyzed patient satisfaction with pain treatment after surgery.Surgery: Patients Report High Satisfaction with Pain Treatment - Read more

Surgery: “Our camera detects the tiniest remainder of a tumor”

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[03/02/2014] Differentiating tumor tissue from healthy tissue isn’t always easy for surgeons. Scattered cancer cells and early cancer are often hard to detect with the naked eye. A special camera now makes even the tiniest remainder of a tumor visible during surgery.Surgery: “Our camera detects the tiniest remainder of a tumor” - Read more

Practice Guidelines: Base and Quality of Recommendations

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Photo: Quality management [20/01/2014] A study published by Mayo Clinic shows that most clinical practice guidelines for interventional procedures (e.g., bronchoscopy, angioplasty) are based on lower-quality medical evidence and fail to disclose authors’ conflicts of interest.Practice Guidelines: Base and Quality of Recommendations - Read more

Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started

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Photo: Human hand touches robot hand [15/01/2014] Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started - Read more

“Gender-specific adjustments in clinical diagnostics and therapy can be expected”

[15/01/2014] In Western civilization, equality of women and men has been a topic for many years and is already being successfully implemented in many areas, even if many obstacles still need to be overcome – the introduction of quotas for women in boardrooms, just to mention one of them. “Gender-specific adjustments in clinical diagnostics and therapy can be expected” - Read more

Clinical Trials: „Registry-embedded clinical trials are the way of the future“

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[06/01/2014] Even medical risk products are not always tested as thoroughly as would be necessary – be it because of criminal energy, lack of know-how or financial reasons. A revision of clinical trial procedures could not only fix loop holes and methodological flaws. Products and methods could also be brought into general medical care more quickly under new rules.Clinical Trials: „Registry-embedded clinical trials are the way of the future“ - Read more

Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room

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[06/01/2014] Whether a surgical suture is better applied manually or with a surgical stapler can be determined through trial and error. Determining which method guarantees patient safety best should also not just be based on a surgeon’s experience. Controlled studies are the method of choice to assess both well-proven and new techniques in the operating room. Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room - Read more

Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor

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Photo: Eye [28/11/2013] Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age. Corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most recipients.Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor - Read more

Early Data: Potential of Investigational Bioengineered Vessel as Dialysis Graft

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Photo: Vessel [22/11/2013] An investigational, man-made blood vessel used in vascular grafts for kidney dialysis patients may potentially show encouraging early results among study patients in Poland, according to preliminary data reported Wednesday by a researcher at Duke Medicine.Early Data: Potential of Investigational Bioengineered Vessel as Dialysis Graft - Read more

Hybrid Operating Rooms: There Isn’t Just One Solution

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[04/11/2013] As minimally invasive as possible – that is how today’s surgeries are supposed to be. This is also often possible thanks to modern image converters, whether this pertains to heart or herniated disc surgery. Hybrid Operating Rooms: There Isn’t Just One Solution - Read more

Surgery: Restoring Surgeons' Sense of Touch

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Photo: Palpation Capsule Demo [21/10/2013] A small, wireless capsule has been developed that can restore the sense of touch that surgeons are losing as they shift increasingly from open to minimally invasive surgery.Surgery: Restoring Surgeons' Sense of Touch - Read more

Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table”

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[09/09/2013] The liver is an organ interwoven with numerous blood vessels. Approximately one and a half liters of blood flow through it every minute. This is why it creates a big challenge for surgeons – especially if a tumor needs to be removed.Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table” - Read more

Surgical Navigation System: Navigating Innovation to Success

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[02/09/2013] You take a wrong turn once or twice and now you are lost – who among us has not lost their way yet? A navigation system can be a valuable assistant in such cases. Surgeons can also lose their way in the human body, which can put the health and life of patients at risk. Now a clinical navigation system is supposed to prevent this.Surgical Navigation System: Navigating Innovation to Success - Read more

Operation: Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons

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Photo: Tablet PC in OR [20/08/2013] Until now, surgeons have had to memorize the precise location of important blood vessels in organs and where tumors could likely be found and need to be removed. A new app for tablet computers could support surgeons in the future and help them reduce the rate of complications during operations.Operation: Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons - Read more

Vein Treatment: “With the new method we can restore veins, instead of removing them”

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[08/08/2013] Defective venous valves have long been surgically removed. For the patient this has not only been a major intervention, but it has also been associated with significant side effects. An Argentine medical team has now tested a new laser therapy: The internal valvuloplasty enables the restoration of veins’ function instead of removing them.Vein Treatment: “With the new method we can restore veins, instead of removing them” - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible

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[01/08/2013] Implants can be used to heal and replace many parts of the human body, but these technologies are limited: organs are too complex to copy. Patients often need a donor organ to survive. But nowadays there are more and more potential recipients for organs and less and less willing donors. Medical technology thus has the task to make as many organs as possible viable for donation.Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible - Read more

Surgery: Tackling a Framework for Innovation

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Photo: Operation [24/06/2013] An international team of investigators co-led by Weill Cornell Medical College is offering a new framework for evidence-based surgery and device research, similar to the kind of risk and benefit analysis used in evidence-based medicine.Surgery: Tackling a Framework for Innovation - Read more

Implants: Conception, Development and Testing of a Medicine Product

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[02/05/2013] Implants have to combine medical and technical know-how in safe medicine products. This is why their development requires close cooperation between physicians and engineers. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik, IWU) takes part in such cooperations: It develops new implants and improves existing technologies.Implants: Conception, Development and Testing of a Medicine Product - Read more

Microgrippers: Tiny Surgical Tools Perform Biopsies

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Photo: Microgripper [24/04/2013] By using swarms of untethered microgrippers Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians may have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could prove more effective to access narrow body conduits as well as find early signs of diseases.Microgrippers: Tiny Surgical Tools Perform Biopsies - Read more

Surgical Complications: Greater Hospital Profit-margins

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Photo: Operation [17/04/2013] Privately insured surgical patients who had a complication provided hospitals with a 330 percent higher profit margin than those without a complication, according to new research from Ariadne Labs.Surgical Complications: Greater Hospital Profit-margins - Read more

Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation

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Photo: Stent [15/04/2013] Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries. Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg.Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation - Read more

Patients with Tetraplegia: New Method Restores Grip Function

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Photo: Hand graphic [11/04/2013] A new method in which a number of operations are performed simultaneously can provide people with tetraplegia with a better grip function and the ability to open their hand. This method also shortens the patient’s rehabilitation period by at least three months, reveals a doctoral thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Patients with Tetraplegia: New Method Restores Grip Function - Read more

Bladder Cancer: Telerobotic System Designed to Treat Better

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Photo: Researcher [05/04/2013] Although bladder cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States and the most expensive to treat, the basic method that doctors use to treat it has not changed much in more than 70 years. An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities intends to change that situation dramatically.Bladder Cancer: Telerobotic System Designed to Treat Better - Read more

Hip Surgery: More Complications Than Previously Reported

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Photo: Hip damage [26/03/2013] Outcomes after surgery have always been difficult to determine. Now a new case study on more than 500 hip procedures highlights that complication rates may be even higher than previous reports, researchers say.Hip Surgery: More Complications Than Previously Reported - Read more

Research Advances: Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

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Photo: Blood clots [22/03/2013] New research from the University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center may help clinicians determine which patients are at highest risk for post-surgical blood clots in the legs or lungs.Research Advances: Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots - Read more

Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time”

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[22/03/2013] Electric stimulation is the artificial activation of nerves through electric current. The most widely known example from medicine may be the cardiac pacemaker. But chronic high blood pressure can also be treated with an active implant: the baroreceptor stimulator triggers a stimulus in the nervous system that causes a drop of blood pressure.Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time” - Read more

Hip Implant Patients: Unexplained Pain by Tissue Damage

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Photo: Hip implant [20/03/2013] The cause of unexplained pain among metal-on-metal hip implant patients is more likely to be tissue damage than wear of the implant, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) researchers have found.Hip Implant Patients: Unexplained Pain by Tissue Damage - Read more

Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle

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Photo: surgical robots; linked to a video [18/03/2013] Robots help in the operating room more and more. They make it possible for surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally invasive procedures. In radiology, the CyberKnife system is used to treat tumors. Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle - Read more

Kidney Injury: Potential Early Indicator Identified

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Photo: Researcher [15/03/2013] A guidance cue that helps kidneys form may also be a red flag that they are in danger, researchers of Georgia Regents University report.Kidney Injury: Potential Early Indicator Identified - Read more

Laser Scalpel: Current Research Promises Gentle Surgery

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[13/03/2013] [Intro:] The Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL), which was developed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), is intended to precisely cut down to the cell when used as a laser scalpel. During surgery, it avoids injuries to nerves or blood vessels and barely leaves any scarring.Laser Scalpel: Current Research Promises Gentle Surgery - Read more

Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future

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[13/03/2013] These days, robot-assisted surgery is part of the daily routine in many operating rooms. High precision and gentle surgery speak in favor of robotic surgery. However, high costs not just for the equipment, but also for its maintenance argue against it. Nevertheless, this development sector has a promising future.Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future - Read more

Medical Personnel: Intimately in Tune with the Latest Technology

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[01/02/2013] Progress in medical fields has been enormous. The skills physicians and other medical personnel acquired during their studies or training is no longer sufficient for their daily job routine. Medical technology in particular is constantly evolving. Many colleges and universities have discovered this market niche and offer continuing education in medical technology.Medical Personnel: Intimately in Tune with the Latest Technology - Read more

Tumors: New Tool to Aid in Surgery?

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Photo: Student using DESI [11/01/2013] A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients.Tumors: New Tool to Aid in Surgery? - Read more

Surgery: Using Gestures to Control a Computer

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Photo: Sample hand gestures [11/01/2013] Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery.Surgery: Using Gestures to Control a Computer - Read more

Surgery: Checklist Can Reduce Costly Complications

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Photo: Surgical team [10/12/2012] As the nation grapples with surging health care costs, researchers have confirmed two simple cost-effective methods to reduce expensive postoperative complications — communications team training and a surgical checklist.Surgery: Checklist Can Reduce Costly Complications - Read more

OR Distractions: Young Surgeons Face Special Concerns

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Photo: Operation [03/12/2012] A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a "simulated" gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.OR Distractions: Young Surgeons Face Special Concerns - Read more

Hospital Hygiene: “Hands are playing the most important role in conveying pathogens“

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[23/10/2012] According to the German Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG) there are around 600,000 hospital infections every year in Germany alone, which result in 15,000 deaths. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, 20 to 30 percent of the infections and deaths would be preventable by adhering to well-known rules of hygiene.Hospital Hygiene: “Hands are playing the most important role in conveying pathogens“ - Read more

Kidney Transplant Patients: Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days

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Photo: Patient [17/10/2012] Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data.Kidney Transplant Patients: Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days - Read more

Health Economics: State Deregulation of Open-heart Surgery

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Photo: Surgery [08/10/2012] The Certificate of Need, a form of state government regulation for open-heart surgery, has been designed to keep mortality rates and health care costs down. A new study suggests that neither is the case, but that deregulation is beneficial to patients.Health Economics: State Deregulation of Open-heart Surgery - Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well

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Photo: Man in hospital [06/09/2012] A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic study shows.Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Colorectal Operations: Safety Program Lowers Infections

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Photo: Operation [31/07/2012] A surgical patient safety program that combines three components — accurate outcome measurement, support of hospital leadership, and engaged frontline providers — reduces surgical site infections (SSIs) by 33 per cent in patients who undergo colorectal procedures, according to a new study.Colorectal Operations: Safety Program Lowers Infections - Read more

New Development: Biodegradable Artery Graft to Enhance Bypass Surgeries

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Photo: Artery [28/06/2012] University of Pittsburgh’s cell-free, biodegradable artery graft results in a regenerated artery in 90 days, leaving behind no trace of synthetic graft materials in the body.New Development: Biodegradable Artery Graft to Enhance Bypass Surgeries - Read more

Thyroid: Gene Expression Test Identifies Low-risk Nodules

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Photo: Thyroid [27/06/2012] A new test can be used to identify low-risk thyroid nodules, reducing unnecessary surgeries for people with thyroid nodules that have indeterminate results after biopsy – according to researchers of the University of Pennsylvania.Thyroid: Gene Expression Test Identifies Low-risk Nodules - Read more

Surgical Site Infections: Rehospitalisations Add Costs

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[04/06/2012] Preventing further complications in patients who develop infections after surgery to replace a knee or hip could save the United States healthcare system as much as 65 million Dollars annually, according to an analysis of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.Surgical Site Infections: Rehospitalisations Add Costs - Read more

Partial Laryngectomy: Donor Aortic Graft Improves Reconstruction

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[23/05/2012] Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) surgeons have developed a new technique for reconstructing the larynx after surgery for advanced cancer.Partial Laryngectomy: Donor Aortic Graft Improves Reconstruction - Read more

Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness

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[30/04/2012] Transplanting tissue from newborn foetal membranes prevents blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a Loyola University Medical Centre study has found.Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness - Read more

Blood Clots: Outpatient Surgery Patients also at Risk

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[26/04/2012] A University of Michigan Health System study examined who is having outpatient surgery in the United States today, and showed 1 in 84 highest-risk patients suffers a dangerous blood clot after surgery.Blood Clots: Outpatient Surgery Patients also at Risk - Read more

Blood: Wide Variation in Transfusion Use in Operating Rooms

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Photo: Blood bottle [25/04/2012] Citing the lack of clear guidelines for ordering blood transfusions during surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers say a new study confirms there is still wide variation in the use of transfusions and frequent use of transfused blood in patients who do not need it.Blood: Wide Variation in Transfusion Use in Operating Rooms - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Fewer Complications with Robot-assisted Surgery

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Photo: Physician operating with computer [24/04/2012] Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical "open" surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. The research is the first to compare in a nationwide population sample the results of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) to the standard surgical procedure, open radical prostatectomy (ORP).Prostate Cancer: Fewer Complications with Robot-assisted Surgery - Read more

Guideline: Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis

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Photo: Spinal cord examination; linked to [12/03/2012] The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related to the surgeries.Guideline: Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis - Read more

Improved Outcomes: Surgery After Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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Photo: Operation [08/03/2012] Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have shown that patients who receive surgery less than 24 hours after a traumatic cervical spine injury suffer less neural tissue destruction and improved clinical outcomes.Improved Outcomes: Surgery After Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury - Read more

T Lymphocytes: Tonsils Make T-Cells

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[07/03/2012] A new study provides evidence that a critical type of immune cell can develop in human tonsils. The cells, called T lymphocytes, or T cells, have been thought to develop only in the thymus, an organ of the immune system that sits on the heart.T Lymphocytes: Tonsils Make T-Cells - Read more

Heart Attack: Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue

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[24/02/2012] University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a new injectable hydrogel that could be an effective and safe treatment for tissue damage caused by heart attacks.Heart Attack: Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue - Read more

Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture

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[09/02/2012] While the risk for suffering an atypical femur fracture while taking bisphosphonates is still very small – just 1 in 1,000 patients after six years of treatment – research of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that discontinuing bisphosphonate use following an atypical femur fracture can significantly lower the risk for a subsequent atypical fracture.Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture - Read more

Orthopaedic: New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage

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[08/02/2012] A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects.Orthopaedic: New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Obesity Surgery Cuts Heart Attacks

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[07/02/2012] Obese patients, who undergo bariatric surgery run a 30 per cent lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, reveal researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who believe that the priorities for bariatric surgery need to be revised.Cardiovascular Disease: Obesity Surgery Cuts Heart Attacks - Read more

Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD

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Photo: Baby in Hospital [02/02/2012] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anaesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD - Read more

High-Risk Patients: Stenting for Stroke Prevention Becoming Safer

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[12/01/2012] Placing a stent in a key artery in the neck is safer than ever in patients ineligible for the standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease, according to a new study of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.High-Risk Patients: Stenting for Stroke Prevention Becoming Safer - Read more

Eye Diseases: Outside Temperatures, Sun Exposure and Gender May Trigger Glaucoma

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Photo: Eye [02/01/2012] When it comes to whether or not you will develop exfoliation syndrome (ES) – an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and increased risk of cataract as well as cataract surgery complications – age, gender and where you live does matter, according to a study of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.Eye Diseases: Outside Temperatures, Sun Exposure and Gender May Trigger Glaucoma - Read more

Lymphedema Patients: Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors

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[06/12/2011] Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the United States. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, University of Missouri researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema.Lymphedema Patients: Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors - Read more

Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation

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Photo: Face modell; linked to [28/11/2011] By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modelling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries.Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation - Read more

Bypass Surgery: Cangrelor Provides Effective Maintenance of Platelet Inhibition

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Photo: Heart; linked to [16/11/2011] Data from the BRIDGE clinical trial demonstrate that intravenous use of the drug cangrelor was effective at maintaining platelet inhibition in patients on thienopyridines who required bypass surgery. Trial results were presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.Bypass Surgery: Cangrelor Provides Effective Maintenance of Platelet Inhibition - Read more

HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients

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Photo: Liver; linked to [10/11/2011] A human monoclonal antibody developed of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) given to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing liver transplantation significantly suppressed the virus for at least a week after transplant and delayed the time to viral rebound.HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients - Read more

Surgery Patients: Catching a Breath – Wirelessly

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Photo: Diagram of the wirelessly method [22/09/2011] University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnoea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Surgery Patients: Catching a Breath – Wirelessly - Read more

Doctors: Intensive Care Medicine; a Multidisciplinary Approach!

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Foto: Stethoscope; linked to [19/09/2011] Intensive Care is the care of seriously ill patients from all medical fields. Coupled with this are very special challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration, at the same time with rapid development of diagnostic and therapeutic options.Doctors: Intensive Care Medicine; a Multidisciplinary Approach! - Read more

Poloxamer Gel: Sutureless Method for Joining Blood Vessels

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[29/08/2011] Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today — with sutures — as it was 100 years ago, when the French surgeon Alexis Carrel won a Nobel Prize for advancing the technique. Now, a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a sutureless method that appears to be a faster, safer and easier alternative.Poloxamer Gel: Sutureless Method for Joining Blood Vessels - Read more

Stents: Processed Tubes Prevent Risk of Thrombosis

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Photo: Plasma Chamber [25/03/2011] Small artificial tubes in the veins dilate the veins and allow the blood to circulate again without hindrance. But after a while, the deposit of cells and blood components starts at these tubes, as well, and the blood vessel narrows again. In a project, scientists from are now investigating the feasibility, how to change the surface so that no unwanted components may no longer be deposited there.Stents: Processed Tubes Prevent Risk of Thrombosis - Read more

Awareness: “The risk varies depending on the research“

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“The risk varies depending on the research“ [08/03/2011] As a patient about to go under general anesthesia for surgery, you are understandably nervous. Although complications in anesthetics have become rare, patients still fear two things in particular – to not wake up again after the surgery or to wake up during the surgery, respectively. The latter phenomenon is called awareness or also intra-operative awareness. Awareness: “The risk varies depending on the research“ - Read more

Cracks in time: Learning to handle emergencies

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Learning to handle emergencies [01/03/2011] An emergency is a situation that requires immediate assistance – this is how the Duden, Germany’s definitive directory on orthography specifies it. However, this cut and dry sentence cannot reflect the amount of feelings people are subjected to in emergency situations. All the more admirable are those people who stay calm in the face of an emergency.Cracks in time: Learning to handle emergencies - Read more

Epithetics: “What always counts is a holistic view of the human being“

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Photo: Artificial nose [22/02/2011] In case of a tumor disease, a deformity or an accident, parts of the body or face of a person need to be reconstructed, often an epithetics specialist/ anaplastologist comes into play. His craft does not just require high empathy, but also the highest degree of technical skills.Epithetics: “What always counts is a holistic view of the human being“ - Read more

The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“

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“At first there is the experimental research“ [03/01/2011] For centuries many different types of remedies to soothe the suffering and pain of people have been known. Nonetheless, the search for pain free, reversible anesthesia took a while. Not until the 19th century was the first progressive anesthesia possible and paved the way for modern surgery.The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“ - Read more

Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery

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[27/07/2010] A study has found that patients often exhibit a significant decrease in weight and body mass index (BMI) after undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty). Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery - Read more

Heart Bypass: Surgery Does Not Reduce Neurocognitive Function In Children

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Surgery Does Not Reduce Neurocognitive Function In Children [26/07/2010] Children who undergo cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during surgery for less complicated congenital heart defects do not appear to suffer any impairments in neurocognitive abilities. Heart Bypass: Surgery Does Not Reduce Neurocognitive Function In Children - Read more

Knee Surgery: Many ACL Reconstructions Could Be Avoided

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Many ACL Reconstructions Could Be Avoided [23/07/2010] Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common injuries to the knee, primarily affecting young people. A research group from Lund University has now shown that 60 percent of these operations could be avoided, without negatively affecting treatment outcomes.Knee Surgery: Many ACL Reconstructions Could Be Avoided - Read more

Engineering: Creating Bone Replacements

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[14/07/2010] Scientists are using the engineering technology behind the creation of high-performance aircraft components to design 3-D models for the replacement of delicate and complex facial bones lost to cancer surgery or trauma. Engineering: Creating Bone Replacements - Read more

Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters

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[28/05/2010] Receiving an organ low in weight in relation to the recipient's body weight increases kidney transplant recipients risk of complications and transplant failure, according to a new study.Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters - Read more

Surgery: New Option for Patients with Cancer in Abdomen

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New Option for Patients with Cancer in Abdomen [27/05/2010] A new study shows that an adult surgery adapted for use in young patients increased the survival of children with rare tumors in the abdomen.Surgery: New Option for Patients with Cancer in Abdomen - Read more

Surgery: Mechanical Bowel Preparations Not Beneficiary

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Mechanical Bowel Preparations Not Beneficiary [25/05/2010] Mechanical bowel preparations (MBP) offer no clinical benefit for patients who undergo pancreaticoduodenectomy, according to researchers.Surgery: Mechanical Bowel Preparations Not Beneficiary - Read more

Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions

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[16/04/2010] Benefits of rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery include a 50 percent reduction in use of prescription breathing medications, according to a new study. Now the researchers wonder: Can bariatric surgery improve Asthma? Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions - Read more

Brain Cancer: Tumour Cells Need Different Treatment

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Tumour Cells Need Different Treatment [15/04/2010] Cancer cells leftover in the brain after surgery have different properties than the cells in the centre of the tumour, researchers found out. They also react differently to radiation therapy and chemotherapeutic substances.Brain Cancer: Tumour Cells Need Different Treatment - Read more

Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance

Knee Replacement Improves Balance [19/03/2010] Total knee replacement (TKR) relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis, according to a study. The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance - Read more

Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk

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Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk [15/03/2010] An analysis of outcomes for live kidney donors in the U.S. over a 15 year period finds they have similar long-term survival rates compared to healthy individuals who were not kidney donors.Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk - Read more

Children: Anaesthesia Can Affect Ability to Learn

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Anaesthesia Can Affect Ability to Learn [11/03/2010] There is a link between repeated anaesthesia in children and memory impairment, though physical activity can help to form new cells that improve memory, new research reveals.Children: Anaesthesia Can Affect Ability to Learn - Read more

Surgeries: More than Half Are Done Outpatient

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[11/03/2010] Nearly 58 percent of the surgeries performed in hospitals in 2007 were done as outpatient procedures, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.Surgeries: More than Half Are Done Outpatient - Read more

Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial

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[03/03/2010] Screws used in surgical operations are often made of titanium. They usually have to be removed after a while or replaced by new ones. A new biomaterial makes this unnecessary. It promotes bone growth and is biodegradable.Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial - Read more

Decision-Analysis: How to Treat a Pancreatic Cyst

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How to Treat a Pancreatic Cyst [01/03/2010] A research team has developed a new evaluation tool to help guide pancreatic cyst treatment.Decision-Analysis: How to Treat a Pancreatic Cyst - Read more

Attending Physicians: “Learning Early on that Everybody Makes Mistakes”

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“Learning Early on that Everybody Makes Mistakes” [01/03/2010] “A man, who has made a mistake and doesn't correct it, just made another mistake.” This quote from Confucius also applies to doctors, since only being open-minded and dealing with mistakes prevents them. Matthias Schrappe is the Director of the Institute for Patient Safety in Bonn – the first facility of its kind in Germany. MEDICA.de talked with him about forgotten swabs, students and pilots. Attending Physicians: “Learning Early on that Everybody Makes Mistakes” - Read more

IT: Regulating Anaesthesia via Computer

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Regulating Anaesthesia via Computer [23/02/2010] Researchers have developed a technique for automatically controlling anaesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the appropriate dose of anaesthetic.IT: Regulating Anaesthesia via Computer - Read more

"Twitter" in the Operating Theatre: "Relatives Are Left Alone In Front Of Their Computer Screens"

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[08/02/2010] What used to be a secret journal is today a public Blog. One can find more and more private and personal information on the internet that is accessible to everyone. In the USA, there are even hospitals that give live accounts of every incision made in an operation, on the internet. "Twitter" in the Operating Theatre: "Relatives Are Left Alone In Front Of Their Computer Screens" - Read more

Surgeons: Injuries from Minimally Invasive Techniques

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[05/02/2010] Surgeons who engage in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery are providing great benefits to their patients, but possibly to their own detriment, found a new survey.Surgeons: Injuries from Minimally Invasive Techniques - Read more

Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples

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Sutures Better Than Staples [05/02/2010] In a new study, researchers present findings that there were less complications for women, after having a cesarean delivery, if sutures were used instead of staples to close the wound.Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples - Read more

Knee Replacement: Most Patients Gain Weight

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Most Patients Gain Weight [02/02/2010] People who have had knee replacement surgery - finally able to walk and exercise without pain – do not lose weight but put on pounds, according to a new study.Knee Replacement: Most Patients Gain Weight - Read more

Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife?

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[20/01/2010] A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research.Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife? - Read more

X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure

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New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure [18/01/2010] Researchers have developed an x-ray free technique to treat a common heart disorder called atrial fibrillation – this might eliminate radiation exposure to patients and their medical providers.X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure - Read more

Surgery: Bedside Skills Trump Technology

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Bedside Skills Trump Technology [22/12/2009] Researchers found that physicians' bedside exams did a better job than Computer Tomography (CT) scans in predicting which patients would need to return to the operating room to treat complications such as bleeding.Surgery: Bedside Skills Trump Technology - Read more

Robotic Hand: Surgery on Beating Heart

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Surgery on Beating Heart [15/12/2009] A French team has developed a computerised 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart.Robotic Hand: Surgery on Beating Heart - Read more

Breast Cancer: Needle Biopsy is Gold Standard

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Needle Biopsy is Gold Standard [15/10/2009] An alarming number of women undergo open surgery when minimally invasive biopsy has demonstrated equivalent accuracy, less cost and reduced risk of scarring, surgeons say.Breast Cancer: Needle Biopsy is Gold Standard - Read more

Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients

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Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients [09/10/2009] Organ transplant recipients benefit significantly when they are monitored and receive prompt diagnosis and treatment for otitis media, a common inner ear infection, according to a new study. Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients - Read more

Tonsils: Tonsillotomy As Effective As Tonsillectomy

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[05/10/2009] Radiofrequency-tonsillotomy, which enables surgeons to reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue instead of removing the tonsils entirely, seems to be an effective and safe method of treating children with symptoms of enlarged tonsils.Tonsils: Tonsillotomy As Effective As Tonsillectomy - Read more

Laser: Bringing Structure into Luminescent Chaos

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Bringing Structure into Luminescent Chaos [01/10/2009] Light is not all the same as is proven by the rainbow that uncovers all the parts of luminance in the most beautiful colours. When engineers succeeded to gain control over the different rays they opened the door to a new way of precise working with a technology called laser - as well in medicine. Laser: Bringing Structure into Luminescent Chaos - Read more

Pro Laser Surgery: „Even Lasered Astronauts Fly Into the Outer Space“

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„Even Lasered Astronauts Fly Into the Outer Space“ [01/10/2009] Some find themselves more beautiful without, others wish to do sports unhampered. Many people are bothered by their glasses on their nose that they have to wear day-to-day in order to see clearly. Pro Laser Surgery: „Even Lasered Astronauts Fly Into the Outer Space“ - Read more

Contra Laser Eye Surgery: „The TÜV-Approved Lasik Is Not More Than A Kind Of Promotion“

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„The TÜV-Approved Lasik Is Not More Than A Kind Of Promotion“ [01/10/2009] Anastacia and Elton John – their trademark are large eyeglasses. This truly is not for everybody since many spectacle wearers would like to get rid of the glasses the sooner the better and fancy a laser surgery of the eyes. Contra Laser Eye Surgery: „The TÜV-Approved Lasik Is Not More Than A Kind Of Promotion“ - Read more

Spinal Cord Injury: Finding the Right Connection

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Finding the Right Connection [13/08/2009] Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have demonstrated that regenerating axons can be guided to their correct targets and re-form connections after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Finding the Right Connection - Read more

Prolapsed Disc: Haste makes Waste

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Haste makes Waste [01/08/2009] A slipped disc often causes insufferable pain in the back. However, in most cases surgery is not necessary. Experts say that in 80 percent alternative therapies also may help – but they need time. Prolapsed Disc: Haste makes Waste - Read more

Neurology: Reading the Brain without Poking it

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Reading the Brain without Poking it [08/07/2009] A University of Utah study shows that brain signals controlling arm movements can be detected accurately using new microelectrodes. These sit on the brain but do not penetrate it. Neurology: Reading the Brain without Poking it - Read more

Surgical Robots: „It Is the Extension of the Surgeon”

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[22/06/2009] Robotic minimally invasive surgery slowly captures our operating theatres. Originally developed by the U.S. Army to operate on war victims from afar, they might be increasingly used in thoracic surgery, urology and gynaecology as they promise more precision. Surgical Robots: „It Is the Extension of the Surgeon” - Read more

Women in Medical Profession: „In my View, the Shortage of Physicians Is a Chance”

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[08/06/2009] It was eleven years ago, that for the first time the same amount of women as men registered for human medicine in Germany. Meanwhile, 70 percent of all first-year students and 60 percent of all young professionals are female. The change in medical profession demands a rethink.Women in Medical Profession: „In my View, the Shortage of Physicians Is a Chance” - Read more

Foreign Patients: After Surgery into the Rollercoaster

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[01/05/2009] University hospitals in Hamburg and Munich have specialized on foreign patients for many years. Now, other regions also want to profit from these people. One of them is the area around Bonn, the former capitol of Germany. Foreign Patients: After Surgery into the Rollercoaster - Read more

Foreign Patients: After Surgery into the Rollercoaster

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After Surgery into the Rollercoaster [01/05/2009] University hospitals in Hamburg and Munich have specialized on foreign patients for many years. Now, other regions also want to profit from these people. One of them is the area around Bonn, the former capitol of Germany. Foreign Patients: After Surgery into the Rollercoaster - Read more

Surgical Checklists: „It Is Too Early to Pass a Law“

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[08/04/2009] Surgeons at Helios Kliniken in Germany use a checklist during surgery since 1 April. The WHO developed the surgical safety checklist which is to lead doctors and nurses through the surgery process systematically. By using the checklist surgery should get more safety. Surgical Checklists: „It Is Too Early to Pass a Law“ - Read more

Postoperative Delirium: Test To Identify Vulnerable Patients

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Test To Identify Vulnerable Patients [27/03/2009] In two new studies, new findings are reported that may help to identify patients ahead of their surgery who are at greater risk of experiencing postoperative delirium. Postoperative Delirium: Test To Identify Vulnerable Patients - Read more

Optical Technologies: The Medical All-Rounder Called Light (Part 1)

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[15/02/2009] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de It exists in ultraviolet, visible and infrared and is being used in medicine. Light helps scientists to provide more transparency for the lab, operating theatre and doctor's practice. It is the basics for optical technologies - on one hand to make visible what is invisible to humans, on the other to do therapy.Optical Technologies: The Medical All-Rounder Called Light (Part 1) - Read more

Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls

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[01/12/2008] One out of three people over 65 fall down at least once a year, over 80 year old ones even more often. These falls often result in a fracture of the bone between thigh and femoral head. However, it is possible to reduce the risk of falls and subsequently the fracture of the femoral neck. Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls - Read more

Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal

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[01/10/2008] Layer upon layer – this is the central feature of a process called rapid prototyping (RP). The technique originally used by the automobile industry for designing cars quickly is being applied more and more in medical technology. Hearing aids produced with RP are already standard, bone implants are in development. Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal - Read more

Transplant Psychology: Is It Really Mine?

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[01/10/2008] Transplantations are complex operations. Trying to cope psychologically with the intervention is almost as complicated as the surgery itself. Before the body part of a stranger is accepted as one’s own, patients often have to cope with an emotional rollercoaster. Transplant Psychology: Is It Really Mine? - Read more

Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System

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[01/10/2008] After receiving a new organ patients have to take drugs for the rest of their lives in order to prevent rejection of the foreign tissue. A new procedure developed by researchers from Kiel, Germany, reduces the intake of immunosuppressants and sometimes even makes the drugs almost unnecessary. Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System - Read more

Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Groups: In the End a Matter of Feeling

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[01/09/2008] Each country has its special customs - this sometimes also applies to medicine. International data concerned with high genetic breast cancer risk show that more Dutch women opt for a preventive removal of both breasts than German women. The reason: It is still not clear how to best prevent breast cancer in high risk groups.Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Groups: In the End a Matter of Feeling - Read more

Cesarean Section: Surgery - Only If Absolutely Necessary

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[01/09/2008] More and more children are being born through a Cesarean section. Although this can have advantages for mothers and hospitals, experts believe that a surgery imposes higher risks than a natural birth.Cesarean Section: Surgery - Only If Absolutely Necessary - Read more

Replacement: New Knee for Obese Beneficial

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New Knee for Obese Beneficial [21/08/2008] New research has shown that there is no justification for denying obese patients knee replacement surgery. The research shows that obese people can benefit almost as much as anyone else from the procedure. Replacement: New Knee for Obese Beneficial - Read more

„The Transitions Are Seamless“ – Dr. Christian Heisel about Knee Prostheses for Women

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[01/06/2008] Whether it is a heart attack or pills - men have nearly always been used as standard when it comes down to symptoms and drug dosage. For a few years gender-specific differences have become more important and medicine discovers the woman. MEDICA.de talked to Dr. Christian Heisel, head of endoprosthetics at the university hospital Heidelberg about male and female joints and knee prostheses. „The Transitions Are Seamless“ – Dr. Christian Heisel about Knee Prostheses for Women - Read more

Birth: Uterus Contracts Poorly in Obese Women

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Uterus Contracts Poorly in Obese Women [19/04/2007] Scientists have uncovered the reason why overweight women have more Caesarean sections; they are at significant risk of their uterus contracting poorly in childbirth. Birth: Uterus Contracts Poorly in Obese Women - Read more

Hip Replacement: Genes May Determine Success

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[16/03/2007] The success of long term hip replacement surgery may lie in the genes, suggests new research.Hip Replacement: Genes May Determine Success - Read more

Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation

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[08/02/2007] A new study on liver retransplantation (re-LT) over a 15 year period found that indications for the surgery had changed and there were fewer rejections, complications, and recurrence of disease during that time.Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation - Read more

Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation

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[26/01/2007] Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation, avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem, a new study shows.Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation - Read more

Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems

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Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems [21/07/2006] People who donate a kidney to help someone else often suffer financially to do so, according to a study done in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems - Read more

GHE-member ATMOS MedizinTechnik enters Japanese market

( Exhibitor name: GHE - German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[06/07/2006] LENZKIRCH. On 1 May, ATMOS MedizinTechnik, founding member of the German Healthcare Export Group, had its ground-breaking ceremony of its new subsidiary in Yokohama, Japan. GHE-member ATMOS MedizinTechnik enters Japanese market - Read more

NaviVision: Siemens and BrainLAB present a world exclusive

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/11/2005] It’s a world first: Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) and BrainLAB combine a surgical C-am and an optical 2D/3D navigation unit into a common platform.NaviVision: Siemens and BrainLAB present a world exclusive - Read more

Better off with water-jet-OP

( Exhibitor name: human med ag )

[31/10/2005] Examples of opportunities to use helix hydro-jet: - In prostate operations with the helix hydro-jet, there is an opportunity to maintain the male libido up to a figure of 90 percent – more than 30...Better off with water-jet-OP - Read more

body-jet: gentle liposuction

( Exhibitor name: human med ag )

[31/10/2005] The body-jet and its use: Liposuction with pin-point accuracy The body-jet - a further development of the helix hydro-jet -, which was launched on the market in summer 2004, is the only system in the...body-jet: gentle liposuction - Read more

Great take-off for body-jet

( Exhibitor name: human med ag )

[31/10/2005] Never before has liposuction been so gentle, accurate and painless – with the body-jet. This is the only device worldwide that uses the WAL method, water-jet-assisted liposuction. human med AG from...Great take-off for body-jet - Read more

Sunnex Showcases Surgical Lighting at MEDICA 2005

( Exhibitor name: Sunnex GmbH )

[04/10/2005] Sunnex Group, a leading manufacturer of lighting equipment, will showcase its extensive line of surgical and exam lighting at the MEDICA show, Hall 15, Stand D41, November 16-19, 2005 in Düsseldorf,...Sunnex Showcases Surgical Lighting at MEDICA 2005 - Read more

Driving Innovations to Outcomes in Diagnosis and Therapy

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[12/09/2005] Siemens Ultrasound introduced three new developments in workflow, myocardial assessment and minimally invasive procedures at the Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).Driving Innovations to Outcomes in Diagnosis and Therapy - Read more

Carl Zeiss Meditec Unveils Complete Range of Cataract Surgery Products

( Exhibitor name: German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[09/08/2005] Representing the German Healthcare Export Group (GHE) Carl Zeiss Meditec AG unveiled its comprehensive range of ophthalmic products in the industrial exhibition at the 18th Congress of German...Carl Zeiss Meditec Unveils Complete Range of Cataract Surgery Products - Read more

Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduced DynaCT for the first time in Europe at the ECR (European Congress of Radiology) March, 4th - 8th, 2005 in Vienna, Austria. This new application enables users of angiographic C-arm systems to create soft tissue images based on the principles of CT.Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT - Read more

Sphinx 30 - New Holmium-YAG laser

( Exhibitor name: Lisa laser products oHG )

[13/01/2005] Sphinx 30 is the youngest member of LISA's family of Holmium-YAG lasers. This new laser combines true 200 micron laser fibre compatibility and high laser power delivery. Sphinx 30 and LISA's true 200...Sphinx 30 - New Holmium-YAG laser - Read more

Independant Ceiling Mounts - Integrated Solutions for the OR by Gebr. Martin

( Exhibitor name: Gebr. Martin GmbH & Co. KG )

[08/12/2004] To ensure the surgical team’s success, a customized integration of operating lights and ceiling-mounted supply-and-suspension systems is clearly indispensable! With its complete solutions for...Independant Ceiling Mounts - Integrated Solutions for the OR by Gebr. Martin - Read more

Sterile Titanium Osteosynthesis Implants for OMF Surgery

( Exhibitor name: Gebr. Martin GmbH & Co. KG )

[06/12/2004] The OR routine processes are always creating new challenges for hospitals and their staff. Especially the reprocessing of osteosynthesis implant systems tends to be a time-consuming and costly task to...Sterile Titanium Osteosynthesis Implants for OMF Surgery - Read more

Siemens and MediGuide Conclude Cooperative Agreement

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions and Israeli company MediGuide Ltd. have signed a cooperative agreement in the area of "Magnetic Tracking”.Siemens and MediGuide Conclude Cooperative Agreement - Read more

Siemens introduces ultrasound imaging technology with fourth dimension

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2004] Having developed three-dimensional imaging technology, Siemens is now moving into the fourth dimension: The Sonoline Antares system, with the combination of 3-Scape real-time 3D imaging and fourSight 4D imaging technologies, allows the real-time display of three-dimensional (3D) images. Siemens introduces ultrasound imaging technology with fourth dimension - Read more

Ansell donates surgical gloves to run humanitarian operations

( Exhibitor name: Ansell Healthcare N.V. )

[25/11/2004] Ansell donates surgical gloves to run humanitarian operations Brussels, November 15th, 2004. Ansell's market leading surgical gloves, Encore® will feature prominently during the MEDICA fair from 24 -...Ansell donates surgical gloves to run humanitarian operations - Read more

New universal X-ray system Axiom Artis U by Siemens

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[01/07/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces the new X-ray C-arm Axiom Artis U. As a universal and highly flexible X-ray system, its output of 80 kW approximates the performance of stationary C-arms.New universal X-ray system Axiom Artis U by Siemens - Read more

US Approval Granted for Baby Insufflator from WORLD OF MEDICINE

( Exhibitor name: W.O.M. World of Medicine AG )

[11/02/2004] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval last Friday for the release of the Baby Insufflator, produced by medical technology manufacturer WORLD OF MEDICINE. No medical device...US Approval Granted for Baby Insufflator from WORLD OF MEDICINE - Read more

New Radiography System from Siemens Provides Additional Applications During Surgery

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[27/11/2003] The hips, pelvis, and viscerocranium may now be examined during surgery using the Siremobil Iso-C 3D mobile C-arm radiography system from Siemens. Results from the latest clinical studies support the...New Radiography System from Siemens Provides Additional Applications During Surgery - Read more

The WATER-BEAM - A new exclusive process for skin treatment

( Exhibitor name: Medicamat S.A. )

[17/11/2003] - Regains and retains the radiance and youthfulness of the skin - MEDICAMAT, the company that has been manufacturing products and equipment for use in dermatology, cosmetic medicine and plastic...The WATER-BEAM - A new exclusive process for skin treatment - Read more

Plastic Surgery

( Exhibitor name: Sattler, Hans )

[11/11/2003] Plastic Surgery - Read more

Patient-friendly and functional,ergonomic and flexible - The new UniPORT ceiling mount series from TRUMPF

( Exhibitor name: Trumpf Kreuzer Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG )

[05/11/2003] Low service weight, high payload, flexibility and ergonomic operating possibilities – these are some of the important advantages offered by the new UniPORT ceiling mount series from TRUMPF...Patient-friendly and functional,ergonomic and flexible - The new UniPORT ceiling mount series from TRUMPF - Read more

GETINGE restructuring emphasises strong commitment to critical care

( Exhibitor name: Maquet GmbH + Co. KG )

[23/10/2003] The evolution of MAQUET Critical Care The acquisition of Siemens Life Support Systems (LSS), published by Getinge 15 August 2003, was conditional on the approval of anti-trust authorities concerned.GETINGE restructuring emphasises strong commitment to critical care - Read more

A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/10/2003] A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer Siemens and GSI signed a contract for a new method irradiating tumors that also provides a larger patient cohort with access to this method. Cancer –...A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer - Read more

Ingenious technology from Berlin facilitates diagnoses and surgeries

( Exhibitor name: W.O.M. World of Medicine AG )

[07/08/2003] Since the end of last year, medical technology specialist W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE AG of Berlin is marketing a newly developed probe used during cancer surgeries, which brings considerable advantages i...Ingenious technology from Berlin facilitates diagnoses and surgeries - Read more

Plastic Surgery: There’s more to it than silicone breasts!

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[01/08/2003] Aesthetic plastic surgery has become a growth industry. While there is always a great deal of discussion on the need for breast implants and facelifts, we tend to forget that this medical discipline implies plenty more than that.Plastic Surgery: There’s more to it than silicone breasts! - Read more

Internet: How to Find True Online-Beauty

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[01/08/2003] There’s no other medical discipline as suitable for the internet as plastic surgery. Thus, the variety of information on the world wide web is hardly manageable. Acknowledged associations are therefore vantage points of any systematic research.Internet: How to Find True Online-Beauty - Read more

GENOS MC - Internal Finger Distractor

( Exhibitor name: Martin GmbH + Co. KG, Gebrüder )

[19/03/2003] GENOS MC - Internal Finger Distractor - Read more

Ready for MEDICA 2002

( Exhibitor name: Martin GmbH + Co. KG, Gebrüder )

[06/11/2002] Ready for MEDICA 2002 - Read more

New surgical laser - RevoLix

( Exhibitor name: LISA Laser Products OHG )

[21/10/2002] New surgical laser - RevoLix - Read more

New report reveals costs of operations across Europe

( Exhibitor name: HospitalHealthcare.com- Campden Publishing Ltd. )

[14/10/2002] New report reveals costs of operations across Europe - Read more

W.O.M. USA Inc. presents UROPOWER

( Exhibitor name: W.O.M. World of Medicine AG )

[29/05/2002] W.O.M. USA Inc. presents UROPOWER - Read more

W&H Cleomed, power for surgery

( Exhibitor name: W&H Dentalwerk )

[19/12/2001] W&H Cleomed, power for surgery - Read more

Innovative OR-suction system by ATMOS

( Exhibitor name: ATMOS MedizinTechnik )

[22/11/2001] Innovative OR-suction system by ATMOS - Read more

 
 

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