Good business

Arab Health was bigger than ever this year as thousands of exhibitors descended on Dubai in an effort to grab a piece of this very lucrative pie the burgeoning medical industry in the Middle East. Middle East Health spoke to many of the major players in the industry and several of the smaller ones. The overall sentiment was very positive they were all doing good business. This is not surprising considering that the industry is forecast to continue expanding at a whopping 16% year on year. There were many new products launched in the region and several key announcements by the majors. We bring you the highlights in the Arab Health review (page 40).

In the anaesthesia feature we publish a study on the effects of epidural lidocaine analgesia on labour and delivery.

Some 400,000 men worldwide are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is the most advanced treatment available. We speak to a leading practitioner of robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy about the delicate procedure.

As usual you will find many other interesting features covering issues such as avian flu, AIDS, female sexual dysfunction and ultrasound, as well as the regular news and product news round up.

Brian Wilkie

(Mar-Apr 2007)



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