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Cancer research – physical plasmas to combat tumor cells

Photo: Title of MEDICA video When a tumor is removed, single cells or cell clusters can remain at the wound edges. They could eventually make another surgery necessary. Prof. Hans-Robert Metelmann and Dr. Christian Seebauer outline in our video how physical plasmas could be used here in the future. Dr. Kai Masur from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. explains how plasmas turn off tumor cells.Cancer research – physical plasmas to combat tumor cells - Read more

Students teaching students – Training of physiotherapists

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Physiotherapy students have to apply a lot of theoretical knowledge into practice. Especially therapeutic measures have to be known inside out. Therefore, the RWTH Aachen has produced learning videos which can be accessed by it’s students at any time. And the best thing about this is: The videos have been produced during classes by the students themelves. Students teaching students – Training of physiotherapists - Read more

Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine?

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Prof. Frank Mayer from the University of Potsdam talks about nonspecific back pain and deficits of the neuromuscular system in the trunk that are a possible cause. Jürgen Fischer and Dr. Peter Stehle from the German Federal Institute of Sports Science explain the backgrounds of the project “Back Pain”.Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine? - Read more

Physical plasma – the future of skin therapy?

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Chronic wounds, allergies and recurrent infections of the skin are a continuous burden for patients. Physical plasma is able to bring relief and is an alternative to already established therapies.Physical plasma – the future of skin therapy? - Read more

Medical Technology Exports: German Technology for International Markets

The German export business of medical technology is booming as wealth is growing and quality of life is rising in many countries around the world: the need for health care is also increasing there.Medical Technology Exports: German Technology for International Markets - Read more

Imaging: Tracking Molecules

Classic means of imaging like X-rays or ultrasound show the structure of organs and make tissue damages visible to physicians. Molecular imaging proceeds further: It also reveals the functions of organs.Imaging: Tracking Molecules - Read more

Copper: The New Building Block in Hospital Hygiene

Germs can be easily transmitted from person to person in hospitals. This is especially dangerous for patients when their immune system is weakened by an existing disease or not yet fully developed, as is the case with children.Copper: The New Building Block in Hospital Hygiene - Read more

Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle

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

COMPAMED 2012: Inside the halls

From 14.-16. November 2012 the trade fair halls 8a and 8b were occupied by 500 COMPAMED-exhibitors and their products. "High tech solutions for medical technology" was the claim.COMPAMED 2012: Inside the halls - Read more

MEDICA 2012: Concluding Statement

Horst Giesen, Project Director of MEDICA and COMPAMED, resumes the two trade fairs, summarizes the highlights and gives a short outlook for 2013. MEDICA 2012: Concluding Statement - Read more

A visit at MEDICA 2012

A visit at MEDICA 2012 promises many new impressions about innovation - exciting, informative, interesting.A visit at MEDICA 2012 - Read more

From Payer to Player - Health Insurance in Germany

The statutory health insurance offers protection and a comprehensive medical care for about 70 million insured people in Germany. The object of the statutory health insurance is to assure against the financial risk of the costs coming along with an illness. MEDICA.de had a closer look at the role of the health insurances.From Payer to Player - Health Insurance in Germany - Read more

MEDICA 2012: The Congress

A multitude of seminars, presentations and practical courses make the MEDICA CONGRESS a unique event! Here you find some Impressions of it.MEDICA 2012: The Congress - Read more

Welcome to MEDICA 2012

MEDICA 2012 opened its doors today. For four days, the medical technology industry will meet here in the Exhibition halls in Düsseldorf. We asked the first visitors, what expectations they have.Welcome to MEDICA 2012 - Read more

Disaster Medicine – Rescue Operations under Extreme Conditions

In case of a disaster, rescue teams have to act in a speedy and safe fashion – there is no room for uncertainties in such emergencies! That is why medical rescue teams and paramedics have to regularly participate in further training to practice for the safety required in case of an emergency.Disaster Medicine – Rescue Operations under Extreme Conditions - Read more

Hospital Facility Management – Successful Hospital Leadership

Maintaining quality of care in exceptional situations, planning the efficient use of floor space, managing building and renovation projects and the oversight of external service contractors are all responsibilities of a hospital facility manager.Hospital Facility Management – Successful Hospital Leadership - Read more

Postgraduate Training: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever

The number of chronic wounds increases and by now it has become clear that only special expert knowledge can help to counteract against this development. Therefore, uniform guidelines concerning wound care shall guarantee the optimum treatment of the patients.Postgraduate Training: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever - Read more

Physiotherapist – More than just a job

Physiotherapists mobilize after a hip surgery and limber people up after a sporting accident. Young and old put themselves faithfully in the hands of these experts and depend on the great education of therapists and their practical experience. Physiotherapist – More than just a job - Read more

Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds

Nanoparticles, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. Modern science can hardly avoid the minuscule particles. But where does the research in medical technology stand and which specific applications are there. MEDICA.de went looking for answers.Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties.Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device

Often, years pass from the first idea to the finished medical product, as medical devices are only allowed to be released onto the market and can be implanted into humans after sufficient research and a sometimes tedious search for the right cooperation with different disciplines, as well strict control on the part of the legislator. Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device - Read more

DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[07/12/2011] Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Doctor Jérôme Waldispuhl of the McGill School of Computer Science.DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research - Read more

Imaging Methods: The View Inside

Imaging methods offer doctors the opportunity to find out what happens inside the patients body in shortest time. No matter if fractures, venereal activity or brain structures - the recording of the highly complex machines describe even tiny changes accurately. Combined with digital data processing diagnoses can be made more precise and faster than ever. Imaging Methods: The View Inside - Read more

MEDICA 2011: Concluding Statement by the MEDICA Project Director

Four exciting days come to an end. Four days the main subject an theme was medical technology. Horst Giesen, Project Director of MEDICA draws a balance.MEDICA 2011: Concluding Statement by the MEDICA Project Director - Read more

MEDICA 2011: The Congress

The MEDICA CONGRESS offers interesting lectures and medical education and training of a special class. In various courses, seminars and discussion forums current issues and developments in medical practices and clinics will be discussed by attendees and experts.MEDICA 2011: The Congress - Read more

Newlyborn: A safe start into this world

Wonders never cease - and that daily in maternity wards all over the world. But birth is still a risky matter. But the risks can be minimized greatly through modern medical technology, as they accompany mother and child from pregnancy to childbirth and the care afterwards.Newlyborn: A safe start into this world - Read more

EU Commissioner John Dalli visits the MEDICA 2011

From today on only cigarettes that extinguish by themselves as soon as the smoker stops smoking them are allowed to be sold. Physicians are already warning that this cigarette could possibly be even more unhealthy than the conventional tobacco products. On a tour of the trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf Dalli however, defended his new regulation.EU Commissioner John Dalli visits the MEDICA 2011 - Read more

COMPAMED 2011: Inside the halls

627 suppliers from 40 countries showcase their innovations in the exhibition halls 8a and 8b at the COMPAMED 2011. The products, ranging from small tubing to complete packaging systems, show the great diversity of the medical device industry. See for yourself!COMPAMED 2011: Inside the halls - Read more

MEDICA 2011 - A Special Experience

As every year, exhibitors and visitors will meet at the MEDICA for fascinating discussions, demonstrations and visits to the MEDICA FORUMS. We have let them draw a balance and asked what it is, that often makes them come back to the world's largest medical trade fair for many years in a row.MEDICA 2011 - A Special Experience - Read more

MEDICA 2011: Inside the halls

An overwhelming variety awaits visitors at MEDICA 2011. For you we have gone through the halls and looked closely at the most exciting novelties.MEDICA 2011: Inside the halls - Read more

A picture is not enough - Balance Report MEDICA 2011

More is better - concerning health this is surely the case. And at the world's largest medical trade fair this sentence seems to also have validity, at least concerning imaging-based examination or imaging-assisted treatment. Combining several methods often makes disease more visible and, in consequence, treatable more precisely.A picture is not enough - Balance Report MEDICA 2011 - Read more

A strong connection: German-Arab Impressions on the MEDICA

The Arab world records for some time a great need for medical technology. Germany is now one of the major medical equipment suppliers and benefits from the positive experiences that Arab patients have made in the treatment in Germany. Arab countries also prevail a high esteem for German medical technology. A development that is felt at the MEDICA also.A strong connection: German-Arab Impressions on the MEDICA - Read more

 
 

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