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New One Way Respiratory Valves

May 20, 2013 2:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina has announced the addition of two One Way Respiratory Valves to their line of respiratory kit components and circuit connectors. Made of polypropylene and medical grade silicone, the valves feature molded arrows to indicate the direction of flow.

Micro Extrusion Primary Wires

May 20, 2013 2:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Temp-Flex has announced its MediSpec micro extrusion primary wires, designed to meet tight tolerance requirements for invasive and implantable applications in the medical industry. The Temp-Flex MediSpec micro extrusion primary wires deliver optimal reliability down to 52 AWG in a wide range of biocompatible conductor materials.

Preparing for Medical Electronics RoHS Compliance

May 20, 2013 2:33 pm | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing & Communications, Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Next July, certain medical electronics will fall under the scope of RoHS—the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances. In terms of the electronics industry, that is now a tight deadline for manufacturers. Medical devices that have so far been exempt from RoHS fall into scope under the RoHS Recast (RoHS 2) beginning in July 2014.

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External Gauge Control System Delivers Greater Output

May 20, 2013 2:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Addex has announced an enhanced automatic external gauge control system for blown film extrusion lines. The new Tandem external gauge control system combines the gauge control efficiency of Addex’s EGC air ring with a bubble stabilizing lower air ring which achieves 15% to 30% greater output compared to Addex’s standard EGC system.

Commonly Used Catheters Double Risk of Blood Clots in ICU and Cancer Patients

May 20, 2013 11:32 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Touted for safety, ease and patient convenience, peripherally inserted central catheters have become many clinicians' go-to for IV delivery of antibiotics, nutrition, chemotherapy, and other medications. But compared to other central venous catheters, these commonly-used catheters more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots – especially among patients who are critically ill or who have cancer.

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Study Finds that Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer's Are Linked

May 20, 2013 11:25 am | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

A new study looking at sleep-disordered breathing and markers for Alzheimer's disease risk in cerebrospinal fluid and neuroimaging adds to the growing body of research linking the two. But this latest study also poses an interesting question: Could AD in its "preclinical stages" also lead to SDB and explain the increased prevalence of SDB in the elderly?

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ER Docs Are Key to Reducing Health Care Costs

May 20, 2013 11:22 am | by American College of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

Emergency physicians are key decisionmakers for nearly half of all hospital admissions, highlighting a critical role they can play in reducing health care costs, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. Hospital admissions from the ER increased by 17 percent over seven years, accounting for nearly all the growth in hospital admissions between 2003 and 2009.

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Genetic Screening Could Reveal Hidden High Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

May 20, 2013 11:18 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

The study comprised over 24,000 Finnish subjects and was led by Professor Samuli Ripatti. The results revealed that a panel of 28 genetic markers improved detection of individuals with high risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) (10-year risk ≥20%) over traditional risk factors.

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Wyle Aided System Gets Named to Space Technology Hall of Fame

May 20, 2013 11:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A medical diagnostic technology that experts at Wyle helped perfect for use both in space and on Earth was inducted recently in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The technology assures high quality, secure handling and transmission of...

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Covidien Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Nellcor Pulse Oximetry Motion Claims

May 20, 2013 11:11 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced that its Nellcor™ pulse oximetry portfolio, which is used to measure arterial oxygen saturation, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for motion claims.

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PENTAX Medical Continues Global Leadership in Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems with Release of the Hi Vision Preirus

May 20, 2013 11:08 am | by PENTAX Medical Company | News | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, recently announced the release of the HI VISION™ Preirus™ ultrasound scanner. PENTAX Medical, in collaboration with Hitachi-Aloka, has had a rich history of introducing ultrasound scanners to the gastroenterology and pulmonary markets that present new possibilities in imaging capabilities.

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New Diagnostics Solutions from Welch Allyn to Help Improve Patient Safety, Reduce Risk for Facilities

May 20, 2013 11:05 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, will showcase its new FlexiPort® EcoCuffTM blood pressure cuff and EarlySense Vitals Surveillance System at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass.

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Given Imaging Announces New Data Confirming SmartPill Improves Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Patients With Motility Issues

May 20, 2013 11:02 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, has announced several studies confirming an expanded role for SmartPill in diagnosing gastrointestinal motility disorders. All data were presented at Digestive Disease Week taking place May 18 - 21, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL where Given Imaging is exhibiting at booth #1059 throughout the conference.

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Biosensors Receives CE Mark Approval for BioMatrix NeoFlex

May 20, 2013 10:54 am | by Biosensors International | News | Comments

BioMatrix NeoFlex features a new advanced stent delivery system, improving pushability, trackability, and crossability. It also has a lower lesion entry profile than its predecessor. BioMatrix NeoFlex retains the same combination of abluminal biodegradable polymer coating, proprietary limus drug Biolimus A9, and platform that has made the BioMatrix stent family an increasingly popular choice of DES in global markets where available.

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EDAP's Ablatherm-HIFU Demonstrates Long Term Efficacy, Durability and Reproducibility With Prospective Fourteen -Year Study

May 20, 2013 10:46 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

EDAP TMS SA, the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today new long term data demonstrating high rates of both cancer-specific and overall survival of patients treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound. The study led by Drs. Sebastien Crouzet and Albert Gelet of Edouard Herriot Hospital, located in Lyon, France evaluated the morbidity and long term oncologic outcomes of primary HIFU therapy for localized prostate cancer.

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