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1. Hospitals operating too often to make a profit

One must increasingly watch out that one doesnt come under the knife said WulfDietrich Leber hospital expert for the association of statutory insurers He said the rise in knee hip and spinal operations would seem to overstep what was medically sensible The insurers say the growth in serious operations which are not medically necessarily was at least in part financially ... Read More

2. Hope for those who cannot see

I read the report Eye implants restore vision to blind patients May 5 with great interest The Germans and the Americans have done it successfully Now it is the turn of the British I wonder if Singapore would ever carry out the same clinical trials that I firmly believe would benefit those who need it In Singapore many successful cochlear implants an electronic devi ... Read More

3. Regular jogging increases life expectancy

Between 60 and 90 minutes of jogging per week at a slow or average pace delivers optimum benefits for longevity researchers in Germany found Peter Schnohr chief cardiologist of the Copenhagen City Heart Study at Bispebjerg University Hospital Copenhagen said in the jogging substudy the mortality of 1116 male joggers and 762 female joggers was compared to that of nonjoggers ... Read More

4. Regular jogging increases life expectancy

Between 60 and 90 minutes of jogging per week at a slow or average pace delivers optimum benefits for longevity researchers in Germany found Peter Schnohr chief cardiologist of the Copenhagen City Heart Study at Bispebjerg University Hospital Copenhagen said in the jogging substudy the mortality of 1116 male joggers and 762 female joggers was compared to that of nonjoggers ... Read More

5. Bionic eye gives sight to the blind

For the first time ever reallife trials have shown that sight can be restored to the totally blind thanks to an electronic retina Chris James and Robin Millar were both able to detect light immediately after their operations and are now beginning to regain useful vision Their operations were carried out at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital ... Read More

6. Preoperative Statins Found to Reduce AF and Length of Stay But Not Mortality

In a systematic review published in the Cochrane Library investigators at the University of Cologne in Germany analyzed data from 11 trials that tested the effects of preoperative statins in 984 patients undergoing heart surgery Preoperative administration of statins reduced the risk of developing atrial fibrillation AF and shortened the length of stay on the ICU and in the hospital ... Read More

7. Ambulance staff can speed up stroke treatment

Treating stroke in specialised ambulances en route to hospital is feasible and could boost the number of patients who receive lifesaving therapy experts believe Mobile stroke units can halve the time it takes a patient to get clotbusting drugs a small German trial found The drugs only work if given within four and a half hours of stroke onset Since not all patients are ... Read More

8. First patients in Germany treated with Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System

Delcath Systems Inc NASDAQ DCTH announced today that the first patients in Germany have been treated with the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital a premier European cancer treatment and research center located in Frankfurt The cases were treated as part of the initial launch and training agreement the Company announced with ... Read More

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