2018 - Issue 2

Gamechanger Drugs for a New Era

Arab Health: Setting the tone for 2018

As the curtains close on another successful Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the global medical community gets set for another busy year ahead.

Oncology Quo Vadis – Key trends shaping the cancer landscape

‘New and innovative technologies are changing the way our customers deliver care to their patients’

With the healthcare environment changing for healthcare providers around the world, Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers worldwide to achieve better outcomes at lower costs by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalising healthcare, says Dr Bernd Ohnesorge, President Central Europe, Middle East & Africa at Siemens Healthineers.

Fighting diabetes on all fronts

Healthcare the Italian Way

With an impressive portfolio of 18 hospitals with more than 5,000 beds, over 4,000 doctors, 2,500 medical students and more than 250,000 patients per year in emergency room services, Italy’s Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato (GSD) has firmly cemented its position as the largest private healthcare group in the country. 

DHA: Embracing the Future of 3D Printing in Healthcare

Zooming in on women’s health

The 2018 Obs-Gyne Exhibition and Congress conference served as a perfect platform for obstetricians, gynaecologists, fertility specialists, family physicians and the industry’s leading manufacturers to meet, exchange knowledge, share best practices and advances on a variety of stimulating topics in the field of women’s health.

Visage brand launches Dubai edition of the aesthetics forum

An Interdisciplinary 3D Services: Development, Gains, and Example Applications

By Dr Muhanad Hatamleh BSc, MPhil, MSc (mgmt.), Dip (MaxFac), PhD., Clinical Scientist (Reconstructive Science) at King's College Hospital, London, UK and 3D Service Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Is security a top priority for enterprise healthcare networks?

State-of-the-art advances in 3D Printing & Bioprinting

By Faiz Bhora, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Co-Director Airway Center, Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgery and Research, Associate Program Director General Surgery, Surgeon Advisor CDI, Mount Sinai West and St. Lukes, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY.

Technology is changing the way paediatric medical care is delivered

Artificial Intelligence technology to revolutionise radiology algorithms in the UAE

At the 2018 edition of the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress that was held in Dubai, UAE, from 29th January to 1st February, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced plans to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for chest X-ray scans required for mandatory medical fitness for residency purposes. The move is aimed at improving the workflow, ensuring faster image analysis and automating reports.

UAE Pioneers

Improving brain health through exercise

With mounting evidence that exercise is good for the brain and may even slow brain ageing, Dr Sohail Al Rukn, President of the Emirates Neurology Society and neurologist at Rashid Hospital, discusses how aerobic exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body.

Healthcare Infrastructure in Kuwait: On Solid Footing

Cutting-edge endoscopic procedures improve patient outcomes

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi conducted its first Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) procedure – the first in the Middle East region – in 2015, and has since gone on to treat more than 11 cases of Achalasia, nine of which have been among UAE nationals.

Beyond the Hospital

Weight Recidivism after Sleeve Gastrectomy – The Elephant in the Room

Although the popularity of sleeve gastrectomy is likely attributable to its effectiveness for short-term weight loss, several studies have demonstrated that weight recidivism during subsequent follow-up beyond twelve months could be substantial. The underlying causes leading to weight regain are multi-factorial and are either patient- or anatomy-related.

Beyond the Hospital

Surgical Management of Obesity

Weight loss surgery is now an accepted solution for morbid obesity and obesity with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. While these are not diseases that are restricted to adults, severely obese children and adolescents are often denied bariatric surgery because of unproven fears. Historically, these included concerns over the growth of children, the nutritional impact, unforeseeable long-term complications, as well as their ability to consent to have tissue removed or re-arranged.

Beyond the Hospital

Building Iconic Healthcare Brands

The biggest names in healthcare at the global or regional level have not attained the spot owing to a stroke of luck. The narrative is engineered and the elements that represent the name are carefully crafted. People who work there take pride in the brand they represent. Patients who use the services have stories to tell about their experiences.

Beyond the Hospital

Breaking Boundaries

Having performed more than 15,000 cardiac operations and over 6,000 minimally invasive surgeries, and consistently having one of the lowest morbidity and mortality rates across the US, Dr Joseph Lamelas, Professor and Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute, is a pioneer in the most advanced forms of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Beyond the Hospital


Radiology is amongst one of the younger branches of medicine with a history of just over a century. Nevertheless, it has plenty to celebrate. The remarkable changes which it has brought to the medical field has revolutionised the way medicine is practiced today. This article aims to look back at the evolution of this speciality and its initial interesting years. The rapid evolution in the field during the last few decades is also highlighted briefly.

Beyond the Hospital

Oncologic Imaging in Clinical Care: A Glimpse into the Future

The role of imaging in clinical decision-making for cancer patients has been growing steadily for decades. However, the pace of change in imaging—as in all areas of medicine and science—is accelerating rapidly. Now, with emerging opportunities in the field, imaging is poised to become even more integral not only to cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up, but to cancer treatment itself.