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Tubing Challenges Focus of FDA Guidance

February 15, 2015 10:00 am | by AAMI | Comments

Two AAMI provisional standards have taken center stage in a new document (PDF) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that provides recommendations to manufacturers on the design and testing of small-bore connectors...

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FDA Clears an Alternative to Needles During Hospital Blood Draws

February 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Velano Vascular | Comments

Velano Vascular today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing clearance for a new technology that provides an innovative approach to one of the most common procedures in medicine – the in-hospital...

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Herbert C. Buchanan Joins Noxilizer Inc. Board of Directors

February 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Noxilizer, Inc. | Comments

Alfred R. Berkley III, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Noxilizer, Inc. added, "Herb’s deep expertise in hospital administration will prove invaluable as Noxilizer begins strategic advancement into the hospital market...  

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Novel Polymer and Carrier-Free Drug-Coated Stent Trial Completes Enrollment

February 14, 2015 9:00 am | by Biosensors International | Comments

Biosensors International has announced completion of patient enrollment in LEADERS Free Japan, a ground-breaking trial involving BioFreedom, the company’s novel polymer and carrier-free drug-coated stent (DCS). LEADERS Free is the...

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Lung Cancer Breath Test

February 13, 2015 3:04 pm | by University of Leicester | Comments

A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking ‘breath test’ to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. It is hoped that the LuCID...

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Stroke Training with Mannequins and Other Simulation Techniques

February 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

One of the most challenging cases that a first-year neurology resident physician can face is a stroke patient in the emergency department. The physician must quickly decide whether the patient is a candidate for the clot-busting drug tPA...

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'NanoGap' Detects Bladder and Kidney Cancer Early

February 13, 2015 2:35 pm | by University of Twente | Comments

A new mobile device that allows bladder and kidney cancer to be detected at an early stage. This is being worked on by Wilfred van der Wiel, professor of nanoelectronics at the University of Twente MESA+ research institute...

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Photos of the (Valentine's) Day: Imaging Love

February 13, 2015 10:09 am | by GE Reports | Comments

How deep is your love? Stanford neuroscientist Melina Uncapher has a system in her lab that can supply the answer. In 2013, Dr. Uncapher and her friend, the filmmaker Brent Hoff, invited seven men and women ranging in ages...

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Destroying Kidney Stones with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

February 13, 2015 9:55 am | by Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Graz | Wien | Comments

The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or thermotherapy. Lithotripsy – the demolition of kidney...

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Simulation Technology Shows Navy How to Take a 'HIT'

February 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced today. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model provides a...

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Gold Nanotubes Launch a Three-Pronged Attack on Cancer Cells

February 13, 2015 9:45 am | by University of Leeds | Comments

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells. The study, published...

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Government Maps Out Interoperability Plan for EHRs

February 13, 2015 9:31 am | by AAMI | Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is asking for public feedback on a draft plan for the seamless sharing of electronic health records (EHRs). Released Jan. 30, Connecting Health and... 

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FDA Approves Fecal Incontinence Device for Women

February 13, 2015 9:08 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the Eclipse System for the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI) in adult women. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements and is a common problem, especially...

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Nerve Cell Growth Stimulating Implant Slows Alzheimer's Progression

February 13, 2015 9:02 am | by Karolinska Institutet | Comments

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated a new Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an implant that stimulates the growth of a certain type of nerve cell. The results, which are published in the scientific journal...

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New MRI Technique to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis

February 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Heart Research UK | Comments

Researchers are to develop a new heart imaging technique that could help give a more accurate diagnosis of heart disease. A team at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London have been given a three year grant of just over...

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