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Sri Lankan Healthcare Systems are Empowered

Sri Lanka has over the years built high-quality primary health care systems, which has been recognised and praised by former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates, at a recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The Sri Lankan Government strives to provide the best health care for its citizens, partnering with both public and private enterprises. Access International Healthcare Division has proudly been associated with the development of the Sri Lankan Healthcare movement, by providing state of the art technology to local hospitals.

Benefits From Postoperative ICU Admissions

Postoperative complications increase mortality and reduce the quality of life after surgery. Recently, numbers of elderly patients with severe comorbidity who are in need of a surgical service have increased, as well as the numbers of patients who are at risk of postoperative complications. Thus, health care systems should strive to reduce postoperative complications and mortality by improving postoperative care after elective surgery.

Fluorescence Imaging Found Protein Binding To Nanoholes

Researchers have developed a novel method to study the influence of surface nanotopography on human fibrinogen adsorption at a given surface chemistry. Well-ordered arrays of nanoholes with different diameters down to 45 nm and a depth of 50 nm were fabricated in silicon by electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching. The nanostructured chip was used as a model system to understand the effect of the size of the nanoholes on fibrinogen adsorption.

Fluorescence imaging, using the intrinsic fluorescence of proteins, was used to characterize the effect of the nanoholes on fibrinogen adsorption. Atomic force microscopy was used as a complementary technique for further characterization of the interaction. The results demonstrate that as the size of the nanoholes is reduced to 45 nm, fibrinogen adsorption is significantly increased.