News from the World of Medicine
The most important medical news, in plain English.
Which medical news are TRULY the most important of the year?
Each January, the Massachusetts Medical Society (amongst others, Harvard University) selects the top medical news stories of the year.
Radiofabrik presents this news.
The presenter, Dara Koper, is a doctor.
(Please note: this is a general radio show, without any legal guarantees. Questions pertaining to individual patients cannot be commented.)
Airtime: Every third Sunday of the month, 1.30-2 pm (rerun on the following Tuesday, 4 pm)
The first medical news today: Precision medicine = Personalised medicine. Personalised medicine is admittedly a misleading name, because personalised medicine (as mentioned, the same as precision medicine) actually only means that genetic tests also will decide which treatment you get. The corresponding medical research was complicated, but highly interesting. And now, finally, the time has […]
Medicine, Artificial pancreas for diabetics, Calcium and Vitamin D supplements do not prevent bone fractures
The first medical news today: The artificial pancreas could soon be a reality. Actually, it is not an artificial pancreas. It is closed-loop insulin delivery. To name closed-loop insulin delivery an „artificial pancreas” is an overstatement, because manual meal boluses of insulin still are required. And these devices are quite costly. These devices are not […]
The first medical news today: Nutritional goals in intensive care units: The results of two very large clinical studies from 2018 indicate that efforts in intensive care units to achieve what has been called “full enteral nutrition” for patients on life support are not really necessary, especially early during their stay. The usual parenteral nutrition […]
The first medical news today: Three clinical studies from 2018 taken together suggest that the delayed initiation of renal replacement therapy in intensive care units is better after all and that the additional infusion of a sodium bicarbonate solution will help patients who happen to have too much acidity in their blood. … The second […]
The first medical news today: For inpatients who are treated either in an emergency room of a hospital or in an intensive care unit and who need fluid as an infusion, the Ringer’s lactate solution is the better choice, compared with the 0.9% saline solution. This is the conclusion of two very large clinical studies. […]