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Burjeel Medical City introduces 4D radiation radiosurgery to treat cancer
Gulf News Report
Filed on 2022-06-01
Abu Shabi: Burjeel Medical City in Abu Dhabi has acquired a new and advanced technology to streamline precision radiation oncology treatments. ExacTrac Dynamic Patient Positioning and Monitoring by Brainlab in Germany combines surface, thermal and x-ray tracking technologies to achieve sub-millimetric accuracy during treatment.  This new technology is in line with Burjeel Medical City’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatments for its patients as part of its comprehensive Radiation Oncology Programme and will allow clinicians to deliver advanced cancer care with specialised tool and treatments. By reducing the complexity of multiple monitoring systems, ExacTrac Dynamic helps specialists streamline treatment and may lower the time that patients spen ... Read More..
Rising Covid cases in UAE: Daily infections cross 1,000 mark for first time since Feb this year
Khaleej Times Report
Filed on 2022-06-09
Daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 1,000-mark in the UAE for the first time in nearly four months. On Thursday, June 9, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported 1,031 infections.   Cases have more than doubled from the beginning of the month when 442 infections were reported. The last time UAE recorded over 1,000 cases this year was on February 14.   The health ministry reported 1,191 positive cases, 2,713 recoveries, and two deaths. Since then, daily cases have fallen steadily, and there were zero Covid-related death cases for over two months until two mortalities were reported on May 29.   New cases were detected through 286,851 additional tests, and the total number of cases in UAE as of June 9 stood at 913,984, while full recoveries stand at 896,4 ... Read More..
Abu Dhabi sees country’s first successful donor bone marrow transplant
Gulf News Report
Filed on 2022-04-22
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi recently saw the UAE’s first case of donor bone marrow transplantation when a five-year-old girl from Uganda underwent a bone marrow transplantation with bone marrow donated by her ten-year-old sister. The procedure was conducted at the Burjeel Medical City to assist the transplant recipient, who was suffering from sickle cell disease since birth. In a statement, the hospital said the patient was responding well to treatment and would be discharged after a five-week hospital stay. Sickle cell diseasePrior to the treatment, the five-year-old patient used to be frequently admitted to hospital due to complications arising from her disease. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that results in an abnormality in the haemoglobin found in the red blood cel ... Read More..
First children in UAE to receive bone marrow transplants bring hope to others
National News
Filed on 2022-05-28
The success story of two young children who were the first to receive paediatric bone morrow transplantsin the UAE was shared at an event in Abu Dhabi. Burjeel Medical City’s bone marrow transplant unit,which was inaugurated in the capital in September, carried out the procedures on Jordana, 5, and Ahmed Daoud Al Uqabi, 2, just two weeks apart in April. Both are now on the road to recovery and act as examples of the life-saving work being performed under a landmark health strategy.Previously patients in the Emirates requiring bone marrow transplants would have to seek medical treatment abroad.In the next two years, doctors hope to cut by half the number of patients needing to undergo such transplant procedures.They spoke of efforts to drive forward the country's health sect ... Read More..