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Patient Safety Takes Center Stage at AAMI

March 16, 2015 9:55 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The goal of using healthcare technology to deliver safe and effective patient care is front and center this week at AAMI with the kick-off of the National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety and a separate meeting for experts who are committed...

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Warming Blanket to Maintain Surgery Patients' Body Temperature

March 16, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has launched a new Snuggle Warm poncho-style convective warming blanket to help maintain a patient’s body temperature before, during, and after surgery. The...

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New Device Protects Brain During Heart-Valve Procedure

March 16, 2015 9:46 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

In the first multicenter trial of its kind, Yale researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart-valve replacement. The preliminary findings of the DEFLECT III trial were...

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Imaging the Cerebral Cortex Function and Development

March 16, 2015 9:38 am | by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience | News | Comments

Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the...

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FDA Wants More Info on Scopes Linked to "Superbug" Outbreaks

March 16, 2015 9:34 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal "superbug" outbreaks. The Food and Drug Administration released stricter guidelines for manufacturers of reusable medical instruments, including...

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Imaging Therapies for Pets

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University...

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Smart Textiles System Prevents Pressure Ulcers in Wheelchair Users

March 16, 2015 9:20 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The European research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation) technically coordinated by the Biomechanics Institute (IBV) has developed an innovative portable and non-invasive device to prevent and early detect the risk of...

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Stainless Steel Cylinders

March 16, 2015 9:19 am | by Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With increased market demand for stainless steel cylinders, Clippard Instrument Laboratory has responded by expanding their Continuous Flow Manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at their Cincinnati, Ohio production facility. This process ensures efficient production of Clippard’s high quality...

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DC/DC Power Module

March 16, 2015 8:42 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation, a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today announced the industry’s first 50A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module. The ISL8272M is a complete step-down power supply that delivers up to 50A of output current from industry...

MIT Tackles Wearables in Healthcare in New Course

March 15, 2015 8:30 am | by MIT Professional Education | News | Comments

MIT Professional Education introduces a new course on Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers to their Short Programs offerings today. Running June 15 – 17, 2015 on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA the...

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One-Year Data for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

March 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Study results of one-year data for more than 12,000 patients who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States show an overall one-year death rate of 23.7 percent and a stroke rate of 4.1 percent, according to a study...

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Stents Market to Reach More Than $10.6 Billion in 2019

March 14, 2015 8:30 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on stents, there has recently been several innovations and developments expected to influence the market, particularly with bioabsorbable stents. The stents market is predicted to grow by a compound annual...

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FDA Approves CPR Devices that May Increase Chance of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

March 14, 2015 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people whose hearts stop beating (cardiac arrest). The devices may...

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3D Printer for Molecules Opens Access to Customized Chemistry

March 13, 2015 4:27 pm | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology...

Photos of the Day: Top 5 Devices from ExCel Wearable Technology 2015

March 13, 2015 4:06 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I'm personally beginning to yawn and glaze over at every new announcement of the next "innovative fitness tracker/health monitor/attempt to keep up with the Apple Watch." But these wearables are far from ordinary - here are five that certainly...

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