Men Who Want to Stay Active, Feel Younger, and Remain Socially and Professionally Engaged Should Address Hearing Loss, BHI AdvisesMay 23, 2013 4:18 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing health affects a man's lifestyle, and if he wants to stay active, feel younger, and remain socially and professionally engaged, he should address any hearing loss he may be experiencing. This is the overriding message that the...
Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) has announced that it will showcase its expertise in producing precision medical product components for medical device OEMs, including springs and progressive stampings, at MD&M East from June 18-20, 2013, to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hansen Medical to Exhibit Magellan Robotic System at 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular SurgeryMay 23, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that it will exhibit its Magellan Robotic System at the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting® of the Society for Vascular Surgery from May 30 - June 1 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San...
Many of the sterilization issues concerning gamma and electron beam radiation are the same. This point is supported by the fact that both technologies are governed by the same ISO standards when applied to medical device sterilization—ISO 11137 and ISO 13409. Both technologies have been proven effective at sterilization and are accepted worldwide.
Medical device manufacturers should welcome the proposed ruling for Unique Device Identification (UDI); however, being compliant by the effective date (based on classification) for some organizations may be a concern. UDI aims to identify errors involving medical devices and provide more rapid resolution of device problems.
New techniques in imaging of brain activity developed by Jean Gotman and his colleagues lead to improved treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy. The combination of electroencephalogram and functional magnetic resonance imaging leads to more precise localization of the areas generating epileptic seizures, giving neurosurgeons a better understanding of the optimal ways of intervention, if appropriate.
National Lung Screening Trial investigators also conclude that the 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomography versus chest X-ray screening previously reported in the NLST primary paper is achievable at experienced screening centers in the United States.
A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used. Kenneth Chau, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a key investigator among colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland.
First Large-Scale Population-Based Study in the U.S. Shows Hologic's 3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) Significantly Reduces Recall Rates While Simultaneously Improving Cancer DetectionMay 23, 2013 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
Hologic, Inc. has announced that the first large-scale observational study in a U.S. clinical practice comparing breast cancer screening with Hologic's 3D mammography technology with conventional 2D mammography alone showed a significant reduction in recall rates and a sizeable increase in cancer detection, particularly invasive cancer, across all breast tissue densities.
TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center Study Validates the Benefits of New 3D Mammography Technology in Breast Cancer ScreeningMay 23, 2013 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2013--The first large-scale U.S. study comparing conventional 2D mammography screening exams alone versus 2D mammography with the addition of 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) technology has been completed at TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center. The study showed...
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab.
Frequent heartburn was positively associated with cancers of the throat and vocal cord among nonsmokers and nondrinkers, and the use of antacids, but not prescription medications, had a protective effect, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NASDAQ: CSII), presented 30-day results from its ORBIT II study of coronary artery disease in a late-breaking presentation at the 2013 European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR)...
Direct to Implant ("One Step") Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Reduces Number of Surgeries and Time to Final Cosmetic ResultsMay 23, 2013 9:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct to implant, or "one step," breast reconstruction following mastectomy is an appropriate option for many women with BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene mutations seeking to surgically reduce their breast cancer risk, or with breast...
Study Finds 35 to 42 Percent Daily Cost Savings for Hospitals Using Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management SystemMay 23, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
SKILLMAN, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study of the costs of managing fecal incontinence in intensive care units (ICUs) at two Canadian hospitals has found a 35 to 42 percent decrease in daily material costs with the Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management System (FMS) compared...