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Fertility

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A unique record in Switzerland

When it comes to a desire for children, customized treatment is available for couples having difficulty conceiving or who have faced a problem pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy).

Transplantation

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A new way to donate organs

Every week in Switzerland, two people on average die while awaiting an organ. On 1st October, the HUG launched a programme of organ donations known as "non-heart beating" to increase the number of donors. 

Cardiology

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The revolutionary intracardiac pacemaker

A first in Switzerland in early June: two men and a woman received a revolutionary pacemaker at the HUG, barely bigger than an almond and made with biocompatible materials. At 2.9 centimetres long and the thickness of a pen, it fits directly into the right ventricle. 

Cardiology

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The revolutionary intracardiac pacemaker

A first in Switzerland in early June: two men and a woman received a revolutionary pacemaker at the HUG, barely bigger than an almond and made with biocompatible materials. At 2.9 centimetres long and the thickness of a pen, it fits directly into the right ventricle. 

Paediatric emergencies

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An app to save lives

The 2015 Innovation Award, presented by the HUG Private Foundation, was awarded to PedAMINES©, a touchscreen app dedicated to paediatric emergencies. This very innovative tool facilitates and accelerates drug preparation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Intensive care

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Preventing pneumonia

In ICU, ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common of all hospital-acquired infections. Its consequences include a longer duration of mechanical ventilation, more time spent in ICU and the hospital, and a high mortality rate. 

Pharmacy

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The benefits of an "error room"

To strengthen training, the HUG pharmacy came up with the idea of setting up a fictitious patient bedroom containing errors related to the preparation and administration of injectable drugs. At the same time, an e-learning module was developed based on research. 

Gastroenterology

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Removal of the gallbladder without endoscopy

Every year, 500 patients are admitted to HUG A&E with a gallbladder problem. They mostly come with acute abdominal pain and stones in the gallbladder, visible on ultrasound. Usually, these patients are first offered an endoscopy to view any stones stuck in the bile duct, then the gallbladder is removed as a second stage. 

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