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  • Coming Clean

    Nosocomial infections and general hygiene in hospitals are issues that are capturing attention around the world. Some protagonists, intent on improving things, speak to James Leavey about what is being...

  • Fighting Infection

    Infection control is an ongoing battle against the dangers of complacency and ignorance. Ron Stoker, executive director of ISIPS, details how the need to facilitate regular handwashing amongst all healthcare...

  • MI and Robots at the Heart of Things

    The rise of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery for cardiac problems is continual and permanent. Dr Naresh Trehan runs through some specific usages and the benefits it brings.

  • Minimal Invasion

    The world of surgery has changed dramatically from the days of large open surgeries. Kavitha Ravikumar and Aarati Ajay from Frost & Sullivan describe the advantages of minimally invasive surgery...

  • Rehabilitating Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy's place in the rehabilitation of disability through injury or illness makes it essential. Dagmar Pavlu, associate professor of Physiotherapy at Charles University, Prague, explains how the WCPT-ER are working...

  • The Causes and Costs of COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most serious causes of morbidity / mortality in the developed world. Giovanni Viegi, president of the European Respiratory Society, analyses the epidemiology...

  • The Medical Digital Imaging Revolution

    The healthcare industry is becoming aware of the benefits available with the adoption of digital imaging technologies. Dewinder S Bhachu of PACSnet describes the state of medical digital imaging.

  • Amputations Linked to Diabetes

    The link between diabetes and foot problems (sometime requiring amputations) cannot be doubted. Professor Pierre Lefèbvre, president of the International Diabetes Federation, explains how healthcare strategies can help bring down...

  • Battling Cancer

    The incidence of cancer is continuing to rise and the treatments are becoming more sophisticated and powerful. Françoise Meunier, director general of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of...

  • Can Arthroplasty Treat RUJ Pain?

    It is estimated that in the USA there are more than 10,000 Kapandji pinning and Darrach procedures every year. Dr Sanjay Desai explains how use of an ulnar head implant...

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