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Clinical Care Devices Need to Get Smart

February 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Kelly Patrick, Associate Director, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

The damage brought by avoidable adverse events in the hospital setting is placing increasing strain on the financial resources of health providers—so much so, that new legislation is being implemented to ensure that such events are correctly...

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Smart Ways to Manage Health Need Smart Regulation

February 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Bakul Patel, M.S., M.B.A. and Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. | Blogs | Comments

Engaged patients! Quantified self! Lifelogging! These buzzwords describe an exciting technology-based, patient-centered approach to living healthier. The myriad of systems that record, share, and use personal and health data have become a...

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Wheel Guided, Belt-Driven Linear Units

February 12, 2015 4:52 am | by Thomson Industries | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson Industries, Inc. has released a new video to introduce the benefits of the WH SPEEDLine wheel guided, belt-driven units. The units are manufactured in North America and are ideal for high speed (10m/s max.) and long stroke (11m max.) applications which may also require multiple orientation...

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Attacking Alzheimer’s with Ultrasound

February 11, 2015 3:37 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound. MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound has been shown to temporarily open the...

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SFU Lab Creates Potentially Life Saving Heart Cells

February 11, 2015 3:23 pm | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

A group of Simon Fraser University researchers’ cultivation of dozens of beating heart cells in Petrie dishes could one day save or improve the lives of patients with inherited heart arrhythmias. They are genetic mutations that...

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EMC Probe Kit

February 11, 2015 3:23 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The TBPS01-TBWA2 EMC Probe Kit includes investigative near-field probes and a wideband amplifier to increase the versatility of economical spectrum analyzers to identify EMC issues. The economical TBPS01-TBWA2 EMC Probe Kit consists of four rubber-handled near-field probes (three H-field and one E-field), a 20dB or a 40dB wideband amplifier, and associated cables, supplied in an attractive...

Photos of the Day: Wedding Gown Designer’s Ebola Suit

February 11, 2015 2:01 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Baltimore fashion designer Jill Andrews has spent her career making bespoke wedding dresses, bodices and skirts for hundreds of happy clients. This Friday, she will make her debut at New York’s Fashion Week. Not with a fancy gown, but with...

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New Technology Could Help Patients Make Better Decisions on Care

February 11, 2015 1:50 pm | by McMaster University | News | Comments

Traditional decision aids to help patient-doctor discussions have drawbacks, but a new electronic model developed by McMaster University researchers holds promise of revolutionizing shared decision-making in the doctor’s office with the...

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Neurotechnology Allows Reduction in Menopause-Related Symptoms

February 11, 2015 1:44 pm | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe and effective therapies available...

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Monitoring Epilepsy in the Brain with a Wireless System

February 11, 2015 1:39 pm | by Laure-Anne Pessina, EPFL | News | Comments

The large majority of the 50 million people around the world who suffer from epilepsy can be treated by anticonvulsant drugs. Yet a handful of patients do not respond to the standard treatment. More and more of them are turning to surgery...

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Making a Better Wound Dressing with Fish Skin

February 11, 2015 1:34 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, scientists have...

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3 Steps and 4 Strategies for Device Development from Concept to Patient

February 11, 2015 12:15 pm | by Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The healthcare market is seeing the growth in creative collaborations between pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies and packaging and delivery systems manufacturers, such as West, that can provide solutions for integrated delivery systems...

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Photos of the Day: Wheelchair Facts, Numbers, and Figures

February 11, 2015 11:08 am | by KD Smart Chair | News | Comments

KD Smart Chair recently released an infographic that visualizes the facts, numbers and figures about the wheelchair industry. The infographic provides current information and future statistics about historical facts, top wheelchair accessible...

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Miniaturized Cardiac Monitors Detect Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients

February 11, 2015 11:01 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced the results of a new “real-world” study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke (stroke of unknown cause), in which the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial...

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Country’s Smallest Pediatric Mechanical Heart Valve

February 11, 2015 10:46 am | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc.,  a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the HALO U.S. IDE Trial. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the St. Jude Medical Masters HPTM Series 15mm heart...

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