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give to gosh: ‘3d printers are helping heart surgeons like me to save more children’

by:Tuowei     2019-08-18
Thirty years ago, pediatrician Martin Elliott moved to London for a year of training at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He was impressed with the professional level and cutting technology
Edge treatment he never left.
During this time, the hospital has made great progress, the heart transplant has become more and more common, and many children\'s cancers have also been discovered.
Professor Elliot now.
Former medical director of GOSH
He believes it will be a bigger breakthrough, and today he told the standards that he believes will come.
Many people would not have been possible without breakthrough research
The standard will fund projects aimed at finding new therapies and treatments for children with rare diseases.
When the pediatric thoracic surgeon began his careerhe is now 64 —
Original imaging. He used X-
Check the patient\'s Ray and stethoscope.
Now he has ultrasound, CT and MRI scans.
But he believes 3D printing will revolutionize the lives of doctors.
It allows them to print out models of the heart of a heart patient, for example, so that the surgeon can study its structure.
The printer used in Grand Ormond Street is-
Eager for the Royal Academy of Art.
Professor Elliott also predicted a breakthrough in Organizational Engineering.
Also known as regenerative medicine: when a patient needs a transplant, his team has been able to strip donor cells from an organ and replace them with stem cells from the recipient.
This means that it is unlikely that the patient will refuse the transplant and will not have to take the-Drugs are excluded.
He used this technique to perform a trachea transplant for a child.
The trachea is only as wide as the tip of the pen, and the child will die without surgery.
Similar operations are planned on the esophagus and doctors are developing a technique to replace the intestines.
Another key area is big data \".
Doctors are working with NASA and f1 on how to use the vast amount of data collected from patients.
They want to create an algorithm to predict possible problems during treatment or rehabilitation and the time that doctors may need to intervene.
In the future, patients may stay at home and only come to the hospital if there is a problem with their data.
Professor Elliott said: \"Last year at the Austin Grand Prix, they collected 235 pieces of information from cars traveling around the track in two hours.
This is the scale they can handle and deliver --
It is not hard to imagine that it will have an impact on medicine.
He added: \"I don\'t think it\'s a science fiction anymore, but how long it will take.
\"At GOSH, the technology is already in the research phase.
Some challenges were not predicted 30 years ago.
Although newborn screening has improved, the number of children who need treatment has not declined.
This may be due to the fact that GOSH is now treating more children and their parents are close relatives, which means that they have a higher incidence of congenital abnormalities such as heart disease, enzyme defects and metabolic disorders.
Older parents are also more, and more couples are treated with test-tube babies. what evidence will need to be collected for this demographic shift.
More obese children are being treated now, and their weight can make the surgery more complicated.
Give to GOSH supports the creation of a panel of experts for children with heart failure who are in urgent need of a transplant.
Professor Elliott stressed that patients waiting for the heart can now live longer than ever --
But that means they have to stay in the hospital ward for a long time.
\"We need to set up a place where children and their families can get more home-like care, where they don\'t feel like a hospital,\" he said . \".
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