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News • Atrial fibrillation early warning

Deep learning predicts heart arrhrythmia 30 minutes in advance

Researchers have developed a deep-learning model that predicts the transition from a normal cardiac rhythm to atrial fibrillation 30 minutes before onset, with an accuracy of around 80%.

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News • Survey on pathogens of concern

What will cause the next pandemic? Experts agree on a likely culprit

The world has hardly processed Covid-19, so the thought of another pandemic is far from pleasant. Yet, infectious disease experts have picked the most likely candidate in a new survey.

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News • Posture assessment technology

Wearables to spare surgeons from back pain

Surgeons often suffer from back and neck pain, due to inadequate posture during surgery. A new study uses wearable technology to prevent muscoloskeletal conditions from cutting short medical careers.

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Article • "Timely" study

Improved care after heart attack on AI-powered telemedicine platform

Coronary artery disease causes more than 1.8 million heart attacks each year in Europe. In most cases, rehabilitation helps the patients to return to their everyday life. But what happens once the patients have left the rehab clinic?

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Article • Cerebral insights

The brain: mysterious grey matter

More than 80 billion neurons, trillions of synapses and almost 6 kilometres of neural pathways: The brain is an anatomical masterpiece – and still puzzles science. Keep reading to find out about…

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Article • Awareness

Focus on cancer

From solid tumors to metastatic carcinomas and leukemia: cancer is among the most common causes of death. Keep reading for latest developments in early detection, staging, therapy and research.

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Article • Collection

Focus on environmental medicine

Harmful substances in the soil, water and air also endanger people's health. In recent years, environmental medicine has been increasingly concerned with the consequences of climate change.

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology, sonography and beyond: Keep reading to find out how imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of diseases and the guidance of medical procedures.

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News • Nuclear medicine

Prostate cancer: New SPECT/CT technique for greater treatment precision

A new SPECT/CT imaging technique using lead-212 (²¹²Pb) shows promise in targeted alpha therapy (TAT) for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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News • Open MRI event

Experts meet to discuss spine-related imaging technologies

Weight-bearing MRI, dynamic imaging and interventional procedures are at the focus of a scientific event on advanced solutions for spine imaging, organised by Esaote S.p.A.

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News • Biparametric scan

Prostate cancer screening: two-part MRI is enough, study shows

A three-part ‘multiparametric’ MRI of the prostate is standard of care in the UK for patients suspected of having prostate cancer. Now, a study shows two-part scans are sufficient for diagnosis.

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Laboratory/pathology

From clinical chemistry to digital pathology: Read more about how modern medical laboratories and procedures in pathology play a vital role in the detection and prevention of diseases and in medical research.

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News • Urine-based diagnostics

New prostate cancer test to help avoid unnecessary biopsies

US researchers have developed and validated a new urine-based test for prostate cancer, which was shown to meaningfully reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies while providing highly accurate detection.

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News • Immunological improvement

How long is long Covid? New research hints at timeframe

New research provides cause for optimism that long Covid can resolve over time. Following people from the first wave of Covid-19, it monitored the longevity of immune abnormalities after an infection.

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News • Research on large foundation models

Reducing bias in pathology AI

A study highlights performance differences in computational pathology systems, depending on demographic profiles associated with histology images. The researchers also propose a way to fix this bias.

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Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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News • Minimally invasive procedure

Aortic valve replacement: TAVR on par with surgical approach

Decreased rates of death and stroke: new research shows the validity of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients. This advocates a less invasive alternative to surgical options.

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News • Cardiology consensus update

Atrial fibrillation: Agreement on standards for catheter ablation

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is an important treatment option for heart rhythm maintenance and symptom reduction. Now, an international consensus statement reflects new techniques.

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News • Omitting axillary lymph node removal

Breast cancer trial explores benefits of less extensive surgery

A new trial could pave the way for more gentle surgery of breast cancer: The researchers explore the possibility of sparing the lymph nodes in the armpit - even if metastases are already present.

Management

Time to bring out the white collars: Read more about the economy and politics of health as well as optimised hospital and patient management.

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News • Pathology solutions provider

Jaap Stuut appointed as Sakura Finetek President

Sakura Finetek Europe has appointed Jaap Stuut as the President and General Manager. He will lead the company's EMEAI division in this role, shaping the its mission, vision, and long-term strategy.

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Article • Key findings of latest survey

Women’s health: solutions for a growing problem

Awareness of the importance of women’s health is on the rise, but many challenges remain: At ECR 2024 in Vienna, we spoke with Hologic about their continued evaluation of healthcare efforts for…

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Article • Joint action

A pan-European effort to tackle cancer and NCDs

This February, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health officially launched the ‘Joint Action on cancer and other non-communicable disease prevention project‘ (JA PreventNCD). In the…

IT/Tech

From AI-based image analysis to virtual therapies: Find out how digitalisation and cutting-edge IT solutions advance the medical landscape.

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News • GMAI for cancer treatment

Generalist Medical AI: Experts propose legal guardrails

Generalist Medical Artificial Intelligence (GMAI) models pose a significant challenge to current regulatory frameworks. Experts discuss how regulation of these models could work in the future.

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News • Voice box cancer treatment

Laryngeal cancer: AI software to better predict outcomes

Experts at Newcastle University have discovered artificial intelligence can be used to analyse medical imaging from CT scans, which is aimed at predicting survival in patients with laryngeal cancer.

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Article • Lesion detection and mammographic texture analysis

Dual AI model to optimize breast cancer risk assessment

A team of Danish and Dutch researchers has combined an AI diagnostic tool with a mammographic texture model to improve the assessment of short- and long-term breast cancer risk. This new approach…

Research

When scientific curiosity paves the way for improved healthcare: Read more about promising studies and trials that lead to more effective drugs, procedures as well as medical guidelines.

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News • Novel probe assesses cell stiffness

A 3D endo-microscope for early cancer diagnosis

Stiffness in tissues can be a valuable indicator of cancer formation. Now, researchers have developed a microscopic probe to perform histology at the single cell level inside the human body.

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News • Researchers explore new treatment method

Using plasma irradiation to speed up bone healing

Aiming to shorten recovery times after a bone fracture, an Osaka Metropolitan University-led research group is focusing on plasma irradiation as a treatment method to speed up bone healing.

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News • Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumours

Understanding the development of AT/RT brain cancer in children

Unlike most tumours, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid (AT/RT) tumours develop very quickly. Now, researchers explored the mechanisms of these aggressive brain tumours that mainly affect young children.

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