To mark the international day of premature babies, the Main Building of UD, the Clinical Centre, the Innovation Centre, the Stadium and the Water Tower were lit up in purple light on Thursday. The doctors and nurses who take care of premature babies also wore purple, the colour that symbolises hope and persistence. The goal of the initiative was to salute premature babies, their families, and healthcare professionals who take care of them.
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Those who had offered their bodies for educational and research purposes were commemorated at the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of UD on Friday. Teachers and Students expressed their gratitude and respect together.
Together with the researchers of a partner company, the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Centre, UD, have developed a dietary supplement that may help women who live with incontinence. Combined with physical exercise, the product strengthens pelvic muscles. The dietary supplement was tested at the Clinic, the results were reported on Wednesday.
Hungary is the first country in Europe where a national skill lab network has been established. At the universities of Debrecen, Pécs and Szeged, and 16 county hospitals medical students can practice diagnostical, therapeutic and life-saving interventions using state-of-the-art equipment, in a real-life environment. Representatives of the institutions involved in the 13 billion HUF project discussed the experience obtained so far at UD on Thursday.
The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons gave the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Clinical Centre of UD the title of most reliable partner. The head of the Centre received the certificate a few days ago.
The first two orbital atherectomies in severe calcified coronary artery stenosis have been performed at the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen. Using the procedure, the hard calcareous deposit formed in the coronary artery can be effectively removed, the narrowing can be successfully dilated and stented. In Hungary, the method is considered a novelty at this point.
For the first time in Hungary, robot-assisted nephrolithotomy (kidney stone removal) has been performed at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center. In recent days, the university's specialists have performed six successful operations using the French-developed ILY robot-controlled ureterorenoscopy. Using robot-assisted technology, surgery can be performed precisely and safely even in more difficult and complicated cases.
The University of Debrecen has recently become a full member of the European Reference Network of Rare Liver Diseases (ERN RARE-LIVER). Mária Papp, Director of UD’s Gastroenterology Clinic, which provides care and treatment for patients with liver diseases, received the certificate of membership at the beginning of September from Ansgar W. Lohse, a representative of University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf and the coordinator of the ERN RARE-LIVER program. Membership in this consortium enables the Debrecen institution to use the most up-to-date international professional recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from rare liver diseases.
The Issues discussed at the Congress of the Experimental Surgery Section of the Hungarian Surgical Society (HSS) include the most recent research findings, state-of-the-art educational theories and methods, and the newest technologies applied in clinical practice such as robotic surgery. Participants of the three-day event that started on Thursday and takes place at the Kölcsey Centre will also commemorate professor István Furka, former head of the Department of Operative Techniques and Surgical Research at UD, who died last year.
The researchers of the University of Debrecen have achieved world-famous results in the study of chromosome-forming chromatin. The research group managed to show that the protein NODULIN HOMEOBOX (NDX) regulates heterochromatin, which is depleted in genes and is functionally inactive. Their high-impact publication presenting the research appeared in Nature Communications, one of the most prestigious scientific journals.
János Roszik, researcher of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre of the University of Texas will join the Lendület Genome Structure and Recombination research group of the University of Debrecen. In the framework of the Fulbright programme, János Roszik will spend three months working with the UD research group in a project that aims to study the relationship between R-loop structures and mutations that occur in tumours.
So far over 300 bipolar prostate removals have been performed at the Urology Clinic of the Clinical Centre of UD, where this procedure was first applied in Hungary. Many Hungarian and international specialists study and practice this technique at the Clinic. Most recently, urologists from the Honvéd Hospital and from Serbia attended surgeries as observers.
Soon, the state-of-the-art technology of the 21st century, robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery, may be used at the Department of Surgery of the University of Debrecen. One of the largest and most significant of the nation’s institutes offering a wide range of surgical procedures celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation just last year. However, due to emergency precautions prompted by the pandemic, the centennial celebrations, where a series of asset development and organizational restructuring plans were also officially announced, could be held only now.
A new radioisotope therapy, so far used only in a few European institutions, has become available at the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen. The new treatment was first used on a patient with an endocrine tumour in Debrecen on 12 May.
Rotary Club Debrecen has donated equipment to the Departments of Paediatrics and Internal Medicine of the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen, and to the city social services. The purpose of the special beds and mattresses is to help prevent bedsore. The equipment was delivered at a ceremony held at the Clinical Centre on Monday.
The international conference organized at the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen focused on advances in hysteroscopy, the related state-of-the-art devices and procedures, along with recent trial results, which were presented in English by renowned professionals. The two-day event hosting not only Hungarian experts but also Italian, Israeli, and Indian specialists started on Friday.
The first Ronald McDonald Family Centre in Hungary was opened at the Clinical Centre of the University of Debrecen on Wednesday. The facility will provide a relaxed environment for inpatient children and their families. Realised as a 120 million forint project, the Family Centre has been constructed at the previously unused loft of the Department of Pediatrics.
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Candidates agreed on upgrading the support system of young researchers at the University of Debrecen. At the event the infrastructural development projects completed in the last 5 years to the value of HUF 8 billion were presented, and deputy state secretary Balázs Hankó talked about further opportunities.
The foundation Gróf Tisza István Debreceni Egyetemért Alapítvány [Count István Tisza Foundation for the University of Debrecen] and the Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen jointly sent a significant amount of medical and healthcare aid on Monday to Ternopil National Medical University and to Ternopil City Municipal Hospital no. 2. The aid package is meant to assist and facilitate the neurosurgical treatment services provided in these institutions.
In the framework of a multi-year project, researchers of the Laboratory of Biomechanics of the University of Debrecen have developed trial implants of a joint endoprosthesis using tissue-friendly titanium alloy, 3D printing technology, and a new type of fastening principle. The new solutions are expected to appear in clinical practice soon.
This year the Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine went to Katalin Karikó. The Hungarian Széchenyi laureate research biologist, who patented the synthetic mRNS-based vaccine technology, received the prize at a ceremony held at the University of Debrecen on Tuesday. She also gave a presentation to the audience.
New medical doctors, Hungarian and foreign nationals as well, took the Hippocratic oath at the ceremonial council meeting of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen on Saturday. At the event, which was organised in line with the strict anti-epidemic measures, 67 medical doctors received their diplomas.
As of 22 September 2021, all employees and students of the University of Debrecen are required to wear a mask that covers their mouths and noses in working hours and in school hours in all rooms used for working and teaching purposes, as well as in public areas and restrooms.
Last weekend over 200 Hungarian and foreign graduates took the Hippocratic oath and received their degrees at the ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine. The dean of the faculty emphasized that the newly graduated doctors acquired their knowledge at one of the best Hungarian universities.
The Tribunal of Debrecen has registered the Count István Tisza Foundation for the University of Debrecen, which will be responsible for maintaining and operating the University of Debrecen. With this major step, the model change in tertiary education has reached another milestone at UD.