Tag Archives: Patient

Are doctors in-advisers?

What doctors advise patients is possibly quite different to that which they would advise themselves in the same situation, according to a recent study. It isn't only feelings that are important in making decisions, but also the communication with the patient. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

Bone-breaking Job for Bio-Researchers

For a long time, bone regeneration materials were considered the "babies" of biotechnology retorts. But orthopedists of the future have to readjust: Bones growing back on special matrices are just as much part of future bone medicine as absorbable bone regeneration more...

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Too much Tin in sick Bodies

Physicians in the US criticize the excessive use of implantable defibrillators in cardiac patients. Those expensive machines would be implanted too often in patients not having been examined for them. The result: Hardly any medical benefit and poor cost effectiveness. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Hepatitis C: Lazy Genes heal better

New results provided by researchers from Basel/Switzerland give new hope to physicians: The diagnostic identification of the activation status of the body's own interferon system in liver biopsies enable prognoses about the chances of success of therapy and applied more...

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Pediatrics: Swap Tongue Depressors against Webcam

Parents no longer have to drop everything and run whenever their child hurts in day care. In simple cases the computer with internet connection and camera provides first aid. The system does not only function in case of a sore throat but also demonstrably with a low more...

Article by Erich Lederer

The Autism-Hoax

Inoculation against measles, TV, internet - there is hardly any innovation of the 20th century that is not supposed to cause autism. A new study now confirms that the thesis of an increase of autism is just feigned. And a brand new pocket PC helps those actually more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Wash and Go for Renal Failure

Scientists in California have developed a portable artificial kidney. It soon could save patients suffering from chronic renal failure from hours and hours of treatment in dialysis centers. In an initial test, the suitability for daily use was tested now on affected more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

Cancer Therapy: With a little help from the Far East

It was considered a bit freaky for a long time, but most of all, the "dark horse" in classic cancer therapy: Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today the elite of German cancer researchers are discovering the potentials of a culture more than 5000 years old - the DKFZ more...

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Side Effect: Death

Drugs are supposed to stop diseases, to alleviate symptoms or at best heal the patient. They are as secure and effective as possible. However, unwanted adverse effects cannot be obviated. According to Swedish scientists, the worst side effect of drugs - death - is more more...

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Diabetes: Rescue for Diabetes-Feet

It sounds weird but is considered the future special therapy worldwide: The scalpel of all things is supposed to prevent amputations among others on diabetes patients. One of the first places where this new method was applied is the hospital of the medical university more...

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