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New Screening Tool to Diagnose Common Sleep Problem in Children

April 2, 2014 10:13 am | by CHEO Research Institute | News | Comments

Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric...

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UF Researchers Say New Test May Identify Tickborne Disease Capable of Infecting Humans

April 2, 2014 10:05 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

The research marks the first time scientists have demonstrated the ability to distinguish human from animal strains in ticks carrying the organism that causes anaplasmosis, the researchers said. This information could help them pinpoint...

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CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trials for PerClot in the U.S.

April 2, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food...

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IlluminOss Medical Strengthens Intellectual Property Estate with Three New Patents for Orthopedic Implant System

April 2, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IlluminOss Medical, a privately held, commercial stage medical device company pioneering the development of minimally invasive fracture fixation technologies, announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and...

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Cepheid Announces European Release of a 60-Minute Test for Cervical Cancer-Related Human Papillomaviruses

April 2, 2014 7:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert HPV, a 60-minute test for cervical cancer-related human papillomaviruses to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

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Ablative Solutions Receives FDA Clearance for the Peregrine System Infusion Catheter

April 2, 2014 5:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ablative Solutions, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Peregrine System™ Infusion Catheter. The Peregrine System uses...

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Arthrosurface Takes a Strong Step Forward with New Hammertoe Product

April 1, 2014 5:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone...

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ConvaTec Makes Ostomy Pouch Application Much Easier, More Comfortable

April 1, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched the Natura Accordion Flange, designed to make ostomy pouch application much easier and more comfortable while delivering the clinically-proven skin and...

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Infusion Pumps and Accessories Market Worth $9,427 Million by 2018

April 1, 2014 12:37 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The "Infusion Pumps and Accessories Market by Product (Volumetric, Syringe, Enteral, Insulin, Implantable, PCA Pump), by Application (Diabetes, Chemotherapy, Nutrition, Pain Management), by End-user (Hospital, Home Healthcare) - Global...

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The Time and Place for RTLS Standardization

April 1, 2014 12:34 pm | by Andrew J. Mazotas, MS, PMP, Clinical Engineer, RTLS PMO, Veterans Health Administration | Blogs | Comments

The far-reaching potential benefits of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) in healthcare are increasingly well understood and documented. Still, adoption of the technology among hospitals is not growing substantially. Might standardization...

Japan Lab Says Stem Cell Research Data Falsified

April 1, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese government-funded laboratory says it has found data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, holding one researcher responsible for the fabrication. The research results were seen as a possible groundbreaking...

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Vibration May Help Heal Chronic Wounds

April 1, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the...

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Test Makes Parkinson's-Like Disorder of Middle Age Detectable in Young Adulthood

April 1, 2014 11:53 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of... 

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Switching Brain Cells with Less Light

April 1, 2014 11:50 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Networked nerve cells are the control center of organisms. In a nematode, 300 nerve cells are sufficient to initiate complex behavior. To understand the properties of the networks, re-searchers switch cells on and off with light and observe...

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Digital Mammography Reduces Recall and Biopsy Rates

April 1, 2014 11:44 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that...

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