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How a Metamaterial Might Improve a Depression Treatment

October 31, 2013 10:38 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers. Computer simulations showed that the headpiece—a square array...

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PENTAX Medical Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of OF-B194 Gas/ Water Valve

October 31, 2013 10:16 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

On September 16, 2013, PENTAX Medical Company initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of 76 PENTAX Gas/ Water Valves, model OF-B194. The valves were offered as a separate purchase for use with PENTAX GI Video Endoscopes (90i/90k series...

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Study Compares Provisional and Two-Stent Strategies for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

October 31, 2013 10:15 am | by Cardiovascular Research Foundation | Comments

A new clinical trial shows that a two-stent technique for treatment of bifurcation lesions with a large stenotic side branch was not associated with significant improved outcomes compared to a provisional stenting approach. The findings from the...

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A Mimic of 'Good Cholesterol' Could Someday Treat Cardiovascular Disease

October 31, 2013 10:12 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

A new type of "good cholesterol," made in the lab, could one day deliver drugs to where they are needed in the body to treat disease or be used in medical imaging, according to scientists. Their report on the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) mimic...

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MedStar Heart Institute and Infraredx, Inc Initiate the Lipid Rich Plaque (LRP) Study to Evaluate Prediction of Heart Attacks

October 31, 2013 9:57 am | by Business Wire | Comments

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, today announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study...

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First Aid Teams Set to Improve Heart Attack Survival with Pocket Manual

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | Comments

First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help ...

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Evaluating Live 3D Holographic Imaging in Interventional Cardiology

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd. today announced that they have completed a clinical study that has demonstrated the feasibility of using an innovative live 3D holographic visualization and interaction technology to ...    

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Next-Generation Sequencing for Patients with Advanced Cancers

October 31, 2013 9:15 am | by Steve Yozwiak, The Translational Genomics Research Institute | Comments

A pilot study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare shows that, even for patients with advanced and rapidly transforming cancer, researchers can ...  

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Debiotech and AWAK Enter into Joint Agreement for the Development and Manufacturing of a Novel Miniaturized Home Hemodialysis Machine

October 31, 2013 8:45 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Debiotech SA, Switzerland, and AWAK Technologies Pte Ltd., Singapore, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement regarding the development and manufacturing of a novel miniaturized Home Hemodialysis machine...

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DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company, Announces the First Match Point System™ Shoulder Surgeries

October 31, 2013 7:35 am | by Business Wire | Comments

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the first surgical uses of its Match Point System™ patient-specific shoulder instrumentation in...

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Excellent 1-Year Safety and Efficacy Results for the CE-Marked Fully Bioresorbable DESolve Novolimus Eluting Coronary Scaffold System

October 31, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced excellent one-year results from the DESolve Nx international pivotal clinical trial for the CE...  

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ViaFit Collaborates on Customized Dynamic Arm

October 30, 2013 4:51 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

ViaFit Precision Orthotics & Prosthetics recently partnered with Ottobock to customize and fit their revolutionary prosthetic device, the Dynamic Arm, for a patient with a rare forequarter amputation. This uncommon amputation involves the loss...

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New Study Compares Provisional & Two-Stent Strategies for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

October 30, 2013 4:10 pm | by Cardiovascular Research Foundation | Comments

A new clinical trial shows that a two-stent technique for treatment of bifurcation lesions with a large stenotic side branch was not associated with significant improved outcomes compared to a provisional stenting approach. The findings from the Nordic-Baltic Bifurcation IV study were presented today at the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium.

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First Aid Teams Set to Improve Heart Attack Survival with Pocket Manual

October 30, 2013 4:05 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack.

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Better Use of Lighting in Hospital Rooms May Improve Patients' Health

October 30, 2013 4:00 pm | by Wiley | Comments

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they're more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive way to potentially improve patient care.

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