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Treating Long Covid

Dear Sir or Madam,

People who have recovered after a Corona infection are not always cured – you have heard this a lot. Many patients still experience symptoms weeks and months after infection. They have "Long Covid", a diffuse syndrome composed of many different, more or less debilitating ailments. Our health systems face an unprecedented challenge with their treatment. Learn in our current interview how we can prepare and how we can help affected patients.

Stay healthty!

Timo Roth
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: Recycling of single-use masks
Review MEDICA 2021: Long Covid
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Process promises recycling of single-use face masks

Topic of the Month

Image: Several medical masks as well as other disposable waste products in a trash can; Copyright: PantherMedia / Fotofabrika
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the use of disposable face masks. Discarding them has become an environmental challenge on a global scale. This has prompted the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE and the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT to develop an innovative recycling process for used plastics.
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How to reduce plastic waste: innovative process promises recycling of single-use face masks
Sustainability and medical consumables – where to put the waste?
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Nanomedicine: Gentler tumor treatment

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices, Research & Technology

Radiation therapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer therapy. However, some types of tumor respond little or hardly at all to radiation. If it were possible to make tumor cells more sensitive, treatment would be more effective and gentler. Empa and ETH Zurich researchers have now succeeded in using metal oxide nanoparticles as "radiosensitizers" – and in producing them on an industrial scale.
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Advances in micro-computed tomography

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices, Research & Technology

Researchers in biomedical physics and biology have significantly improved micro-computed tomography, more specifically imaging with phase contrast and high brilliance x-ray radiation.
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World Kidney Day 2022: Kidney health for all

Public Health & Associations, Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

World Kidney Day takes place every year on the second Thursday in March, which this year is March 10. The theme for 2022 has been set by the World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee as "Kidney health for all". The committee is calling for a concerted effort to address the knowledge gaps around kidney care.
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Trusting in AI in medicine

IT systems and IT solutions, Public Health & Associations

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine offers new ways for making more precise diagnoses and relieving doctors from routine tasks. How well do doctors really have to understand this technology to develop the "right” measure of trust in such systems?
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Biosensors for quick assessment of cancer treatment

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Research & Technology

Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) inhibitors have transformed the treatment of cancer and have become the frontline therapy for a broad range of malignancies. It’s because they work better than the previous standard of care.
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Large bacterial populations develop stronger resistance to antibiotics

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests, Research & Technology

In large bacterial populations, mutants that evolve relatively late resist antibiotic treatment more effectively, while smaller populations rely on less effective mutations that appear at an earlier point in time.
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Grant to improve Lyme disease diagnostics and therapeutics

Public Health & Associations, Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests

Lyme disease is carried by black-legged ticks and infects people when they are bitten and transmit the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Black-legged ticks are especially common in the northeastern United States, and people are exposed to the ticks usually during outdoor activities.
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How prepared are we to treat patients with Long COVID?

Review of MEDICA 2021

Image: woman lying on a treatment bed performing strengthening exercises with the assistance of a medical professional standing at the side; Copyright: PantherMedia / Andriy Popov
Most people who have been treated for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But for some people, symptoms can persist, requiring treatment for what is known as long COVID. The goal is to find better treatment options and implement them in rehabilitation centers.
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How prepared are we to treat patients with Long COVID?
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