Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
17 February, 2020

This week: The 3D-printed healthcare revolution - Hospitality, the key to patient satisfaction - Drones, phones and responding to elderly falls - and more.

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The 3D-printed healthcare revolution

It might seem like science fiction but 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is on the path to revolutionise medicine. Proponents say the technology could speed up surgical procedures, produce customised prosthetics and even print human tissue capable of replacing organs. And it comes with some big advantages. -


Experimental superbugs treatment saves double-lung transplant patient's life

When 33-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Jordan Trieger received a double-lung transplant, it was meant to be a second chance at life. But like 40 per cent of patients who undergo a transplant, Mr Trieger developed a bacterial infection and his body started rejecting his new organ. -


Hospitality, not medical care, key to patient satisfaction

Would you choose a hospital based on its Yelp reviews? Relying on hospitals’ patient satisfaction scores as a guide amounts to much the same thing, according to new Cornell research. -


The promising outlook of wearable technology for diabetes management

Medical technology companies are privy to the market opportunity behind this disease and are racing to create affordable, easy-to-use wearables for diabetics to better manage their care. -


Drones, phones and responding to elderly falls

Panic alarms for the independent elderly are becoming increasingly common. They vary in sophistication but generally rely on the user to activate them. -


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