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Article • Benefits of seated placement

Patient positioning during cancer radiotherapy: Upright is alright

The concept of delivering radiation therapy to cancer patients seated in an upright position is undergoing a major resurgence. Evidence is already highlighting that patients feel more comfortable…

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Sponsored • Magnetic resonance imaging

State-of-the-art MRI introduced in southern Italy

Medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment company United Imaging are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Cobellis Clinic, the latest treatment centre to join their global family of clients. With an unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of healthcare services, the clinic has made a strategic decision to rely on the manufacturer's state-of-the-art imaging technology.

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Sponsored • Laser cassette printer

Leaping forward with laboratory workflow automation

Embark on a journey of unparalleled efficiency and precision with Sakura Finetek Europe's newest innovation in identification technology: the Tissue-Tek xPrint® LP Laser Cassette Printer.

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News • Imaging analysis

Vestibular schwannoma: predicting hearing loss with radiomics

Using specific radiomics features from 70 characteristics in MRI images, researchers develop an objective method to predict the hearing status of patients with vestibular schwannoma.

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Article • Pros and cons of diagnostic techniques

Liquid biopsy vs. tissue biopsy: Getting the best of both worlds

Tissue biopsy and liquid biopsy can increasingly be used as complementary or alternative approaches, with advantages and limitations to each. While speakers at the recent 35th European Congress of…

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News • Brain stimulation

Treating neurological diseases with 3D ultrasound

Researchers have developed a technology for targeted stimulation of the brain with ultrasound. This could be used to treat diseases and conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, depression,…

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News • Disturbed lipid metabolism

Charcot-Marie-Tooth: Researchers uncover impact of genetic cause

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is often characterized by a duplication of the PMP22 gene. New research assessing the impact on developing Schwann cells could point the way ahead to future therapeutic…

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Article • Challenges and opportunities

Molecular pathology in Europe: in search of standardization

Tackling standardization of molecular pathology at a European level remains a major challenge, according to speakers at the 35th European Congress of Pathology in Dublin. One leading expert warned it would be ‘very difficult’ to achieve, though the session also heard about potential solutions such as educational steps to consistently train future pathologists at a high and consistent level.

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Article • Infection prevention

Hygiene: far more than just hand washing

Hand washing and disinfection are among the most important measures to prevent infections with viruses or bacteria. However, an important aspect of hygiene in the clinical environment is also the…

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Article • Research, diagnostics, therapies

Focus on Cardiology

Arrhythmias, valve defects, heart attacks: Cardiologists face a wide range of disorders and diseases. Equally diverse are diagnostics and therapeutic options. Find out what the field has to offer.

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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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Sponsored • Computed tomography and digital radiography

State-of-the-art CT and DR imaging for Gjilan

United Imaging announces that it has provided the Unicamed Hospital in Gjilan, Kosovo, with two state-of-the-art systems – the uCT 528 80-slice CT scanner and the uDR 266i digital radiography…

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News • Artificial intelligence application

AI integration into cardiovascular ultrasound to improve diagnoses

Philips announced its latest AI-enabled cardiovascular ultrasound platform to help speed up cardiac ultrasound analysis with AI technology and reduce the burden on echocardiography labs.

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News • Motion artifact monitoring

Movement-detecting sensor could make MRI scans more efficient

A new prototype self-powered sensor could improve the process of medical imaging for patients and technicians by detecting movement and shutting down an MRI scan in real time.

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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 • Foetal development research

Tracing back the origins of AML childhood leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a common type of blood cancer in childhood and can be diagnosed within a few months of life. New research shows that its origins can be traced back to before birth.

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News • Infectious disease diagnostics

POCT for remote areas: Portable pathology passes the test

When point-of-care testing (POCT) models for diagnosing infectious disease are effective, the quality of pathology results can be equivalent to laboratory tests, new research shows.

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News • Neuropathology

Technology offers new insights into pediatric brain tumors

A new study used new molecular analyses to unravel the biological mechanisms of pediatric brain tumors and refine their classification.

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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 • Guidance for instrumentation

Robot assistance shows its mettle in spine surgery

Surgeons in Hong Kong have successfully introduced robotic assistance into their spinal surgery portfolio. After the first 20 procedures with the new technique, they report on the benefits.

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News • Overuse in spite of case reduction

Study: newborns too often receive antibiotics for sepsis prevention

The rate of sepsis in newborns across Sweden has greatly decreased – however, the use of antibiotics for sepsis prevention has not. A new study points out the extent of the overuse.

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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…

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 • Enhancing collaboration

Nordic university hospitals team up

Five Nordic university hospitals have formed the Nordic University Hospital Alliance (NUHA). The goal is to strengthen relationships and to address healthcare challenges in the Nordic region.

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News • A question of liability

Who’s to blame when AI makes a medical error?

Medical AI is advancing gastrointestinal endoscopy – but what happens when it contributes to a medical error? Legal experts are pioneering efforts to develop guidelines on medical AI liability.

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News • Profession pressures

Covid-19 pandemic triggered surge in medical staff intention to leave

Burnout, fear of infection, lack of support: One in three doctors and nurses considered leaving their job, or the healthcare profession altogether, during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study shows.

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 • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Telemedicine for more sustainable cancer care

Cancer care that utilizes telehealth and local care would generate 33.1% less greenhouse gas emissions than the traditional model, new research finds.

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News • Infrared thermography analysis

AI predicts coronary artery disease from facial thermal imaging

A combination of facial thermal imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately predict the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD), new research finds.

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News • Funding for research group

How can explainable AI in medicine work?

A new interdisciplinary research group explores issues of explainability and comprehensibility of AI in medicine – and who is responsible when something goes wrong.

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 • Reducing common post-surgical complications

Electrospinning and 3D printing stent grafts to improve CVD surgery outcomes

A new 3D graft printing technique offers a potential solution to reduce thrombosis and restrain aneurysmal dilatation post-surgery, with potential for improving cardiovascular disease treatments.

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News • Antibacterial protein as therapeutic target

Pancreatic cancer: new approach for immunotherapy

Pancreatic cancer stem cells exploit an antibacterial protein to evade the immune system. Removing this protein could pave the way to more effective immunotherapy, new research suggests.

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News • Public health research

Climate change brings new diseases to Europe – using AI to prepare

Due to climate change, diseases such as West Nile fever reach European countries. With the help of AI and math, institutions can prepare for new infections in the changing climate, new research shows.

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