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Weaponising data to fight infection in hospitals
13 May, 2022
Healthcare-associated infections are one of the greatest preventable...
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Laser photobiomodulation for faster healing and pain management 13 May, 2022 Light therapy has been increasingly used for a wide variety of medical applications. However, treatments for wound healing and pain management are the most commonly used applications...

Battling the resistance 13 May, 2022 Abbott is an expert in the use of rapid diagnostics to help combat antimicrobial resistance globally, and has a refined understanding of the role education plays in enabling...

Putting antibiotic resistance to the test 13 May, 2022 Just like other organisms, disease-causing bacteria evolve defence mechanisms that allow it to survive when patients are treated with antibiotics. A liberal approach to prescribing...

Embracing preanalytics for better diagnostics 13 May, 2022 When swabbing became an all-too-familiar experience, testing and screening were understood as vital processes in the fight against viral infection. Sampling was identified as a...

Complete test portfolio for Lyme disease diagnostics 13 May, 2022 A comprehensive portfolio of Borrelia antibody test systems from EUROIMMUN enables qualified two-step Lyme disease diagnostics according to the latest recommendations. Screening...

A rapid response to the pandemic 13 May, 2022 As the world continues to deal with Covid-19, quick and accurate testing is still one of the best ways to slow its spread and protect the most vulnerable in our communities....

A new level of usability 13 May, 2022 With the combined power of three organisations with expertise in molecular testing, immunoassays, diagnostic equipment and more, Uniogen’s latest coronavirus test offers fast...

T cells leading the way 13 May, 2022 While Covid-19 testing and vaccine monitoring is important in reducing disease transmission and for clinical management, antibody tests have limitations, particularly with new...

Microbiology’s merits when assessing antimicrobial resistance 13 May, 2022 Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem partially due to the high levels of antibiotics that are administered in healthcare departments across the world – but how...

Improved accuracy in brain trauma assessment 13 May, 2022 A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, disrupting the normal function of the brain. It is the most common neurological disorder worldwide, contributing...

Don’t lose heart 05 May, 2022 Thanks to medical advances, we are living longer than any time in history. But an ageing population brings added risks, one being heart failure. According to the World Heart...

Smart brain surgery 05 May, 2022 The brain is incredibly complex, with certain parts and processes still a mystery to us. It is that level of complexity that necessitates a skilful pair of hands during surgery on...

The desired effect 05 May, 2022 Cannabidiol continues to be marketed as a non-intoxicating substance with wellness benefits. While still only licensed as a treatment for childhood epilepsies and forms of...

Limiting the spread 05 May, 2022 Hospitals continue to deal with Covid-19 patients alongside their usual intake, elevating the importance of infection control procedures in place to prevent disease from spreading....

Time to heal 05 May, 2022 Technological limitations and a conservative mindset among health professionals have meant that smart wound dressings are yet to be commercialised. Elly Earls speaks with Conor...

A hard graft 05 May, 2022 Chronic wounds come with symptoms just as foreboding as their name. For those afflicted, the regrowth of tissue either occurs at a less-than-optimal rate, or not at all – and for...

Fibromyalgia: Neurological or autoimmune? 05 May, 2022 Fibromyalgia is a condition that baffles medical minds and evades categorisation. Characterised by chronic musculoskeletal pain, as well as deficits in energy, sleep and memory,...

A moving target 05 May, 2022 Since SARS-CoV-2 emerged, a number of different drugs have been developed to prevent the worst excesses of its pathophysiology. One issue that complicates treatment plans, however,...

AI’s helping hand 05 May, 2022 Artificial intelligence has been the primary technological pathway to de-risk medical processes and alleviate the dependency on human labour. But when a wrong decision involves...


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