Category Archives: Internal medicine

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Finally An Antidote

CO poisoning is the worldwide leading cause of fatal poisoning. Despite this, there is no effective antidote. Pulmonologists have now developed a protein that represents an alternative to treatment using oxygen. It binds the poisonous gas within seconds. more...

Autoimmunity: Pressing The Reset Button

An "immune reset" represents the last hope for some patients with an autoimmune disease. Ablative chemotherapy is followed by autologous transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells. The road is hard, but healing is possible. more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Organoids: Mini-Intestine And Mini-Brain

They won't replace animal experiments and clinical trials, but organoids derived from stem cells already offer many advantages. Zika virus could be studied in a mini-brain. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is best able to be studied in a mini-gastric system as well. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Explanation That’s Not So Irritating

The symptoms of IBS can have a serious impact on the daily lives of those affected. The diagnosis "functional disorder for which there is no organic cause" is unsatisfying. Researchers have now discovered a genetic defect that can explain many symptoms. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Mycoses: Problematic Fungi Findings

Fungal infections are often underestimated, their correct diagnosis subsequently arrives too late. They are particularly dangerous when as pathogens they evade pharmaceutical assault. This is shown by deaths in the USA. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Infections: Hit The Virus In The Sweet Spot

Many illnesses are accompanied by zero appetite. Researchers have now shown that abstaining from eating helps fight bacterial infections. Our immune system benefits, to be sure. In the case of virus the story is exactly the reverse. more...

Calcium Preparations: Creeping Calcifier

Many people reach for calcium supplements in order to cover their daily needs. According to a new study these preparations increase the risk of atherosclerotic impact and thus of getting cardiac disease as well. A more suitable option is a calcium-rich food supply. more...

This Story Shows The Humanity Of Medicine

“Hello? Hello, Mr. Bertsie. It’s Dr. Robey. I wanted to call you and check on you,” I said into the phone stopping my constant wrestling with papers and resting what was in my hands on my lap. Mr. Bertsie and I were meeting in the equinox. more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

Animal Venoms: The Healing Bite

Animal venoms are supposed to deter, incapacitate or kill adversaries. Increasingly however, researchers keep discovering that the venom of snakes, scorpions or spiders can also cure diseases, and that this is even lucrative. Captopril and the antidiabetic exenatide more...

Orthopaedics: A1 Once Again, Thanks To 3D

Three-dimensional printing techniques are revolutionising orthopaedics. All at once, entirely new pathways are opening up for colleagues in the treatment of complicated cases. Alongside artificial materials, biological materials are taking on a central role. more...

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