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Pre-emptive pain regimen decreased opioid usage in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy

June 24, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Reporting in the journal Urology, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that a pre-emptive multimodal pain regimen that included pregabalin (Lyrica) decreased the use of opioid analgesics in patients undergoing robotic-assisted...

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Medtronic raises dividend 9 pct, cites cash flow

June 24, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, said Thursday it raised its first-quarter dividend by 9 percent, to 22.5 cents from 20.5 cents.The company's fiscal first quarter ends July 30, and the dividend is payable that date to shareholders of record as of July 9. Medtronic cited...

Determining the Most Effective Approach to EMI Shielding for Flexible Circuits and Cables

June 24, 2010 8:45 am | by Doug Walz | Articles | Comments

When electronic devices are being used in the medical field, electromagnetic interference is not merely a nuisance, it is a serious hazard that threatens the lives of the patients whose health relies upon these devices. This article presents specific advances made in the production of protective shielding to provide l

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Report: Medical device makers may face pressure

June 24, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device makers may face more pricing pressure and market shifts as U.S. hospitals pursue partnerships and closer relationships with their medical staff, according to Moody's Investor Service.Moody's said in a note Thursday financial alliances between hospitals and doctors have reduced...

Breast milk transmits drugs and medicines to the baby

June 24, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Give up smoking, do not drink more than three cups of coffee per day, do not take any kind of drug, or if you do, take it as long as possible before feeding your baby. These are some of the recommendations contained in a study...

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Toshiba announces grid charging systems for EVs

June 24, 2010 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Toshiba Corp. has unveiled the idea of a "Charge Grid," charge-discharge equipment system that uses rechargeable batteries installed in various areas.

Aveo cancer treatment lands orphan drug status in EU

June 24, 2010 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has won orphan medicinal product designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for tivozanib, its treatment for renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer.

Range of Designer Plastic Enclosures Extended

June 24, 2010 7:20 am | Okw Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has extended its unique Art-Case range of plastic electronic enclosures. Due to customer demand, four new rectangular models have been added, in addition to the existing round and oval versions.

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Rotary Positioning Stage Increases Load Capacity

June 24, 2010 7:07 am | Nutec Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nutec Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced precision motion systems, offers a newly upgraded version of its T-MAX 5 low profile direct drive rotary servo positioning stage, enabling the device to deliver higher load capacity and improved trajectory control.

Knitted Wire Gaskets Enable Reliable Electrical Contact

June 24, 2010 7:00 am | Leader Tech Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TechMESH Knitted Wire gaskets from Leader Tech make reliable electrical contact between parallel metallic surfaces in broad ranging electronic enclosures.

Multi-Way Fluidic Connector Offers Uninterrupted Flow

June 24, 2010 6:52 am | The Dolomite Centre Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

This innovative connector provides a single, fast, and reliable multi-way connection that offers extensive time savings when compared to traditional connections between individual pipes.

St. Jude gets Japanese approval for heart device

June 24, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Thursday it received Japanese regulatory approval for its Therapy Cool Patch Ablation Catheter, aimed treating irregular heartbeats.Shares of St. Jude rose 11 cents to $36.50 in morning trading Thursday.

Hallmark Alzheimer's disease changes found in retinas of humans and imaged in live animals

June 24, 2010 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) The nerve cell-damaging plaque that builds up in the brain with Alzheimer's disease also builds up in the retinas of the eyes -- and it shows up there earlier, leading to the prospect that noninvasive optical imaging of the eyes could lead to earlier...

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Undetected pressure variations in Flip Chip assembly reduce yields and raise costs

June 24, 2010 6:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Pressurex® sensor film needed to measure contact pressure variations across flip chip dies and bonding tools.

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval and Launch of Lead Splitters for the Precision Plusâ„¢ Spinal Cord Stimulator System

June 24, 2010 6:37 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Two new splitters allow multi-site placement of up to four spinal cord stimulation leads

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