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Smart Hospital
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Smart Hospital

The University Medical Center Essen committed itself to a long-term course back in 2015: Building on the experiences of a visibly sluggish, inefficient healthcare industry caught up in anachronistic processes and ways of thinking, we wanted to make medicine better. The strategy of the Smart Hospital concept,...

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Review: HPLC
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Refresher: HPLC

Terminology

The abbreviation HPLC stands either for high pressure liquid chromatography or, more currently, high performance liquid chromatography. High pressure should be the default understanding of the letters HP, since high pressure is utilized in all HPLC systems. On the other hand, a high performance...

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Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy
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Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy

Case study: Sarah (37) brings her daughter Joy (3 months) to the hospital emergency department. She appears hysterical as the child has symptoms of sudden infant death: she is hardly breathing, her eyes are rolling, and she is blue in the face. The hospital staff come running immediately. While the doctors do...

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Refresher: Gas chromatography
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Refresher: Gas chromatography

Principle: Gas chromatography (GC) is a chromatographic technique for separation of mixtures of substances that already exist as gases or that can be vaporised without decomposing.

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Alpha-1 antitrypsin
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin

The symptoms of this metabolic disease are very non-specific. Patients experience: • Shortness of breath, initially only on exertion – later on, also at rest, • Cough, initially often in the early hours of the morning, • Expectoration, in various forms

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Pleural Mesothelioma
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Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer which causes the development of a pleural (pulmonary and costal pleura) tumour.

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Sarcoidosis
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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a general systemic disease, that is, a disease of the entire body, and not a lung disease, as is still often maintained wrongly today. It can occur at any age, but the incidence is increased between the ages of 20 and 40. Women are affected more often than men. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory...

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A needle in a haystack …
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A needle in a haystack …

A call comes in to the CVUA in Stuttgart from a veterinary office: an old gentleman is lying in the local hospital with severe diarrhoea. Asked about his eating habits, he stated that a few days previously, as usual, he had collected unpasteurised milk directly from the milk vending machine and had drunk it...

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Allergology (Part 7)
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Allergology (Part 7)

Allergic contact eczema

Allergic contact eczema is a Coombs and Gell type IV hypersensitivity reaction (after previous sensitisation). Intact skin prevents penetration of allergens, whereas macerations (softening) of the skin due to sweating, an occlusive milieu or moisture facilitate penetration of...

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Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus)
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Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus)

Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus) is an infectious disease that is endemic in South, East and Southeast Asia, Oceania and Northern Australia – the Tsutsugamushi Triangle.

 

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Laboratoriumsmedizin (MTLA)

14.09.2021