Industry News

Wireless transfer of height and weight to a patient monitor

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In the world's first collaboration on wireless transmission of height and weight to patient monitors, seca and Welch Allyn help users to save time and effort while optimizing routine medical procedures.

Politics

Enterprise Content Management is the Answer to Clinical Data Boom

Cost-saving solutions enhance adoption rates and support electronic medical records and healthcare information systems compliance.

Lab

Curse or blessing?

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A small prick to sample blood instead of complex pathological or other diagnostic procedures – this is how early cancer diagnosis will be in the near future. Blood tests to diagnose tumorous diseases early are already being researched for clinical use.

Diabetes

Diabetes: The value of fermentation

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Raise your intake of low-fat fermented dairy products, including all yoghurt varieties and some low-fat cheeses, and you could lower your risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28%, according to new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).

Intensive Care

Optimising peri-operative procedures

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Many physiological and observational studies indicate that non-invasive ventilation (NIV) after both thoracic and abdominal surgery is helpful and non-randomised trials have indeed confirmed the benefits.

Intensive Care

Improved catheters and biopatch

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Patients in intensive care units in hospitals across the UK are benefiting from a combination of new techniques and technology with changes in clinical practice that help to dramatically cut incidences of infection.

Environment

Stop that talk about price

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Value contributions matter most as hospital supply chains undergo a major transformation. With the rising demand for medical services and expenses, cost control is paramount in the USA’s healthcare sector – as in most countries.

Cardiology

Promising substitutes for human hearts

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Fully implantable mechanical hearts bring hope to 121,000 heart failure patients who will never receive a heart transplant

MEDICA

From Monday to Thursday

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The world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA, and the leading international trade fair for suppliers of the medical technology industry, the COMPAMED, are always going to take place in November on the days running from Monday to Thursday from 2015 on.

Economics & Efficiency

National Health Service management under scrutiny

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UK retail ‘star’ to examine the healthcare sector. Sweet Valentine’s Day, when the government’s Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described Sir Stuart Rose, former Executive Chairman (2004-2011) of the British fashion, food and furnishings chain stores Marks & Spencer (M&S) as ‘…one of the country’s most inspirational leaders’.

Statistics: Where is there safety in numbers?

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Doctors slam claims of 18,800 preventable hospital deaths in just one EU country.

Lab

Cautiously optimistic

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Despite a slight drop in sales in 2013 compared to the previous year, for 2014 the German medical diagnostics manufacturers anticipate a positive business development, according to the trend indicator presented by the business association Verband der Diagnostika-Industrie (VDGH) in Berlin.

Intensive Care

‘Huge progress’ in the ICU

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You’ll find Élie Azoulay everywhere during this year’s International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM).

Intensive Care

Quips and Pain Out provide worldwide pain data

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Around 50% of surgical patients experience moderate to severe postoperative pain, and ‘minor’ surgery patients receive little pain care

Environment

Among the NASDAQ 100 ‘Henry Schein Cares’

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Among the big players in retailing specialist medical products in the German healthcare market, Henry Schein Medical GmbH is one of around 40 subsidiaries of Henry Schein Inc. based in Melville, New York. The firm’s medical, dental and veterinary sectors are represented in 14 European countries.

Product of the month

Radbook