Arab Health Congress 2012
01 January 2012
| Article by Excerpta Medica
Arab Health Congress 2012
GetInsideHealth's coverage of significant new information presented at Arab Health Congress 2012 held in Dubai, January 23-26.
Video: Poor image quality is too often a technical failure that is easily fixed with better protocols
It is not well recognized that technologists have a large number of choices that can substantially affect image quality for any given target.
Video: Recent studies have clarified which strategies to consider in multivessel coronary artery disease
In general, those with a Syntax score of more than 22 and more than two significant lesions as defined by FFR should be referred for surgery; most others are candidates for angioplasty.
Video: Molecular Imaging Coming of Age with New Strategies in Both PET and MRI
The greatest benefit from molecular imaging may be individualized treatment, which will be facilitated by understanding specific processes driving pathology.
Video: New biomarker for myocardial infarction provides high specificity and sensitivity
Further validation is needed, but many centres are now using H-FABP routinely, and Dr. Naroo believes that it will soon become a standard diagnostic tool worldwide.
Video: Left ventricular assist device delivered percutaneously has potentially life-saving applications
In a series of patients treated at Dr Hasan’s institution, the rate of success with the left ventricular assist device has been high, leading Dr Hasan to predict that it will become widely used.
Video: European-trained physician based in Dubai finds healthcare practice familiar
European physicians considering work in Dubai can expect a comfortable transition to an area of the world that has many attractions.
Video: Emergency room radiology is being recognized as a unique subspecialty with specific demands
In the emergency room, it is common to identify unexpected injuries or injuries unrelated to the chief complaint, which is one of the exciting and difficult challenges of practicing in this field.
Video: Concept of stem cell transplant for treating cardiovascular disease advancing slowly
Although stem cell transplant remains promising, one concern is that transplanted cells have not so far entirely acquired the characteristics of native myocytes, so the mechanism of benefit is not only incompletely understood but may be different than predicted when this research began.
Video: Biomedical Engineer Heads Dubai Effort to Match Technology with Patient Needs
Protocols for use of radiological devices must be adopted specifically for the population of Dubai which may not be effectively served by protocols developed for European populations.
Video: Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) allows surgical planning to minimize nerve fibre damage
Three-dimensional imaging in the context of DTI can allow the surgeon to plan and then conduct resection of tumours with the specific goal of complete tumour excision with nerve preservation.
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