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Why Silver Takes Home the Gold for Hydrogel-Based Wound Care

August 1, 2013 1:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Silver is more than just a precious metal—it's a precious tool in wound care. Since silver is able to kill bacteria in wounds and tissue, wound dressings that incorporate silver are becoming increasingly popular, especially in an era of rising resistance to antibiotics and an increasing awareness of the dangers of hospital-acquired infections.

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Camera Crushes Patient; Sparks Recall

August 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by David Mantey, Executive Editor, MDT | News | Comments

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of GE Healthcare’s Nuclear Medicine Systems were recalled following an incident at a VA Medical Center in which a patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned.

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Compact DBS36 and DBS50 Incremental Encoders

August 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the DBS36 and DBS50 incremental encoders. The 36 mm housing of the DBS36 and the 50 mm housing of the DBS50 provide a compact housing design that is ideal for applications with limited installation space.

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Compact 400 Watt Power Supply Capable of 700 Watt Peak

August 1, 2013 12:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power has announced the SDL400 series of 400 Watt single and dual output AC-DC power supplies. These compact units, suitable for 1U applications, are available in four mechanical formats: U channel, U channel with cover (-C option), top fan cover (-F option) and end fan cover (-E option).

For Harsh Environments: The ‘Perfect Pair’

August 1, 2013 12:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced the receipt of IP-67, IEC Standard qualification for its Model KECG2742 electret condenser microphone; this making it a “Perfect Pair” when combined with either the Transducers ‘s Model TRKPE243  or Model KPE-267; both of which have IP-67 qualification.

NEC Display Solutions Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance on MD211G5 Medical Diagnostic Monitor

August 1, 2013 12:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 21-inch MultiSync® MD211G5 medical-grade monitor, built for the displaying and viewing of digital images for diagnosis by trained physicians.

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32 mm Planetary Gearhead for High Radial Loads

August 1, 2013 11:56 am | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor has added two new gearheads to the already successful GP 32 program. Significant improvements have been made to the single-stage planetary gearhead: The planetary carrier has been reinforced, the bearings have been repositioned, and a ceramic version is now available.

How EMT ‘Flashmobs’ Can Save More Lives, Faster

August 1, 2013 11:42 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone app and a fleet of “ambucycles” to help nearby patients until an ambulance arrives. With an average response time of 3 minutes, last year, they treated 207,000 people in Israel. And the idea is going global.

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3D Colonoscopy Eases Detection of Precancerous Lesions

August 1, 2013 10:29 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new endoscopy technology that could make it easier for doctors to detect precancerous lesions in the colon. Early detection of such lesions has been shown to reduce death rates from colorectal cancer, which kills about 50,000 people per year in the United States.

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Ultrasound Patch Heals Venous Ulcers in Human Trial

August 1, 2013 10:25 am | by NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering | News | Comments

In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers.

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FDA Warns of Massive Diabetes Test Strip Recall

August 1, 2013 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings. Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday. An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication errors for patients.

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Cradle & App Turn Smartphone into a Handheld Biosensor

August 1, 2013 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A series of lenses and filters in the cradle mirror those found in larger, more expensive laboratory devices. Together, the cradle and app transform a smartphone into a tool that can detect toxins and bacteria, spot water contamination and identify allergens in food.

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Smartphone Cradle & App Combine to Create Biosensor

August 1, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.

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An App to Lead the Blind

August 1, 2013 10:02 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A smartphone app that keeps track of your location and distance walked from home or hotel and warns you when you are likely to be caught out after dark has been developed by researchers in Pakistan to help sufferers of the debilitating disease night blindness.

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KLAS Smart Pump/EMR Integration Report Cites CareFusion as a Leader In EMR Interoperability

August 1, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced that the 2013 Smart Pump/EMR Integration Report from KLAS Research cites CareFusion as the technology leader that is poised to take the lead in integrating smart pumps with electronic medical records (EMR) and the only company that currently has a customer using EMR interoperability with large volume and syringe infusion pumps.

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