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News • Simulated droplet infection

Watching viruses fail (and what it can tell us about antiviral surfaces)

Researchers tracked viruses passing through face masks and compared their failure on the filter layers of different mask types. This could accelerate the development of surfaces that can kill viruses.

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Sponsored • Portable X-ray and ultrasound systems

Taking medical imaging to remote and rural locations with Fujifilm Healthcare

Medical imaging is critical across many fields of healthcare – but accessing it in remote or rural locations can be a struggle, resulting in missed appointments or delayed diagnoses. Fujifilm Healthcare Europe is a leading provider of medical imaging solutions across all modalities, and offers a range of portable imaging systems that allow imaging solutions to be taken closer to the patient.

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Sponsored • Periprosthetic protection

Bone cements containing antibiotics for infection prophylaxis – quo vadis?

Periprosthetic infections and revisions are on the rise in Germany and worldwide, with significant consequences for affected patients as well as for the healthcare systems. Precisely because the number of patients at higher risk of infection in arthroplasty continues to rise, attention is increasingly focused on how this dreaded complication can be avoided.

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News • Myocardial infarction microscale model

"Heart attack on a chip" to find better therapy options

Researchers have developed a so-called “heart attack on a chip”, which could one day serve as a testbed to develop new heart drugs and even personalized medicines.

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Article • Emergency care crisis in the UK

Severe impact of ambulance handover delays

Rows of ambulances held in queues outside emergency departments waiting to admit patients to hospital is becoming an increasingly familiar scene in the UK. Senior figures across the health sector are becoming increasingly concerned at the levels of harm this bottleneck is causing patients. Patient care has hit a massive roadblock as delays in handovers between ambulances and emergency departments put patients at risk of serious harm – and experts fear that the worst is yet to come.

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Sponsored • Disease management

Multiplex Testing: A Solution to Manage Surge in Respiratory Illnesses as Concerns over “Multi-demic” Rise

Eunsin Bae, M.D. specializes in laboratory medicine and leads the Institute of Clinical Research at Seegene Inc. Her research focuses on microbiology, molecular biology, and hematology. Dr. Bae is currently working toward implementing a global clinical study and establishing an international network of clinical investigations.

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News • MCED test

Groundbreaking new method for multi-cancer early detection ​

An international study shows that a new method can easily find multiple types of newly formed cancers at the same time – including cancer types that are difficult to detect with comparable methods.

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Sponsored • Digital solutions for radiology

How to accelerate healthcare innovation in AI

Tapping the thriving Radiology AI ecosystem, Bayer recently announced three collaboration agreements for its digital platform, Calantic Digital Solutions, as well as an AI accelerator program.

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News • Microbial keratitis prevention

'Smart contact lenses' to detect eye infections

A pioneering ‘smart contact lens’ to test the eye in a quick, non-invasive way could prevent deaths caused by fungal eye infections in developing countries.

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News • T cell visualization

Whole body scan shows complexity of immunotherapy response

Dutch scientists have performed whole-body PET scans using a radioactively labeled antibody tracer against immune cells, to predict the effect of treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Collections

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Article • Bacterial defense mechanism

Antibiotic resistance: a global threat to healthcare

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming more prevalent around the world, constituting a serious threat to public health. When bacteria acquire resistance against antibiotics, common medical…

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Article • Diagnostic imaging

Contrast agents: useful, but controversial

Many procedures in diagnostic imaging would be impossible without contrast agents: they open up insights into vascular structures, show stenoses, inflammations, aneurysms and more. However, reports…

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Article • Men, women, nonbinary health

Gender medicine in focus

Male and female patients should not receive the same treatment - but that is just the beginning: Increasing awareness of patient diversity leads to changes in diagnostics, therapy regimen, but also…

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 • Imaging advances

Photon-Counting CT shows more post-Covid-19 lung damage

A promising new application for photon-counting CT: The new technology outperforms conventional CT in detecting subtle damage in the lungs of patients with persistent symptoms of Covid-19.

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Article • Imaging investigation and diagnosis

Multiparametric ultrasound: the future of the modality

Multiparametric ultrasound will play an increasing role in imaging investigation and diagnosis as more subspecialities reap the benefits from the modality, Professor Paul Sidhu believes. The leading…

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News • Radiology solution

Enterprise remote reporting platform launched at RSNA

OpenRad announced at RSNA the launch of its enterprise remote reporting platform, which enables cloud-based reporting, collaborative workflows across companies and advanced mobile fleet management.

Products from Radbook

Swissray - Cortex Protection Software

Utilities / Add-ons

Swissray - Cortex Protection Software

Swissray Technologies AG
Shimadzu – Flexavision F4*

Flatpanel Fluoro

Shimadzu – Flexavision F4*

Shimadzu Europa GmbH
medigration – MultiPortal

Mobile RIS/PACS Viewer

medigration – MultiPortal

medigration GmbH
Swissray – ddRAura S

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Swissray – ddRAura S

Swissray Technologies AG

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 • High-sensitivity blood test

New cancer testing method to make regular monitoring affordable

Scientists from Singapore discovered a novel low-cost method of testing for cancers. The test sequences heated clinical samples to isolate cancer-specific signatures found in a patient’s blood.

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News • Deadly heart inflammation

Hope for first blood test to detect myocarditis

The first blood test to diagnose inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) could be in use in as little as a year, following the discovery of a molecular signal in the blood.

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News • Increased infection risk

AMR: drug resistant bacteria can travel from gut to lung

A new Oxford University study provides the first direct evidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria migrating from a patient’s gut microbiome to the lungs, increasing the risk of deadly infections.

Products from Labbook

Chromalytic –Nitrogen generators for LC-MS

Nitrogen Generators

Chromalytic –Nitrogen generators for LC-MS

Chromalytic LTD
Beckman Coulter – DxM 1096 MicroScan WalkAway system

Automation

Beckman Coulter – DxM 1096 MicroScan WalkAway system

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Sarstedt – Decapper DC 1200 / Recapper RC 1200

Sample Processing

Sarstedt – Decapper DC 1200 / Recapper RC 1200

SARSTEDT AG & CO. KG
Greiner – Saliva Collection System

Saliva Collection

Greiner – Saliva Collection System

Greiner Bio-One

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 • UK study draws connection

Asthma: end of Covid-19 restrictions doubled risk of severe attacks

Adults with asthma had, at one point, an approximately doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed in the UK, according to new research.

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Article • Alternative to lumpectomy

Breast cryoablation for surgically inoperative patients

Breast cryoablation is an emerging treatment for early-stage, localized breast cancer that destroys malignant tumours by freezing them. During the past decade, it has been increasingly utilized as an…

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News • Presented at Medica 2022

External catheter solution to end urinary tract infection

At Medica, medical device company Ur24Technology Inc. showcased its TrueClr product line – a non-invasive catheter to minimise infection risk, increase patient comfort and reduce healthcare costs.

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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Article • “Taiwan Excellence” at Medica 2022

Sustainable solutions for post-pandemic healthcare

Innovative gastrointestinal imaging, medical panel PCs with hygiene optimisation, smartphone-based diagnostic tools, and sustainable hardware setups: At Medica 2022, manufacturers from Taiwan again…

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News • Appeal for sustainability

POCT: Why the medical sector must tackle its single-use diagnostic waste

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of these single-use diagnostics, or point-of-care tests has exploded. This is having major environmental consequences, experts point out.

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News • Oncology forecast

Is Europe facing a 'cancer epidemic' in the next decade?

With an estimated one million cancer diagnoses missed across Europe in the last two years, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is predicted to set back European cancer outcomes by almost a decade.

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 • AI enables greater mobility

Personalized finger joint implants from a 3D printer

Researchers use AI to develop personalized 3D-printed joint implants so that these delicate finger parts can be replaced when necessary (e.g. after illness or injury).

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Article • Data protection

A shared EU data space for health?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in 2018, has reinforced the European Union’s (EU) reputation of being comparatively strict regarding the protection of personal…

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Article • Assistance and decision-making systems

Artificial intelligence for preoperative planning

In surgery, artificial intelligence (AI) is applied mostly in imaging, navigation, and robotic intervention. However, AI can also play a major role in preoperative planning. Objective…

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 • Glioblastoma treatment approach

'Zapping' brain cancer cells shows surprising benefits

Canadian researchers have developed a new method of killing brain cancer cells while preserving the tissue around it. A remarkable side-benefit: chemotherapy of the cancer suddenly becomes possible.

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News • Precision medicine

Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer

An international team highlights the importance of localising BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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News • Environmental medicine

Study shows how air pollution eats away at the immune system

The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. But a new study shows that decades of particulate air pollution also take a toll.

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