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Breathalyzer Enables Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetics

November 19, 2013 10:46 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. This research was presented at the 2013 American...  

Photo of the Day: Diabetes Breathalyzer

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., of Western New England University...

Philips Honored With Prestigious Respiratory Industry Excellence Award At AARC International Respiratory Congress

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced it has earned the prominent Zenith Award for a 15th time from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Philips is one of just six companies to receive the award that honors excellence in products and...

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University of Minnesota to Unveil New Medical Simulation Technologies at LifeScience Alley Conference Next Week

November 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

LifeScience Alley announced today that the University of Minnesota Medical School's SIMPortal, the Interactive Visualization Lab and the Medical Devices Center will publicly unveil "The Anatomy of Success", a multi-disciplinary academia-industry...

Healthcare Reform Driving Out Cost at All Levels

November 12, 2013 3:24 pm | by Tim Taylor, Director of Sales-Medical, XP Power | Xp Power | Blogs | Comments

The reform of healthcare provision and the way it is funded has become a very emotive issue. Whatever your thoughts and viewpoints on the topic of the Affordable Care Act, one of the underlying priorities of this reform is to drive cost out...

Official Roster of Teams Announced in the $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

November 11, 2013 10:21 am | by XPRIZE | News | Comments

XPRIZE has announced the 34 registered teams competing for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation that will award $10 million to teams that develop a consumer-friendly, mobile... 

Samsung Aims to Be Top Medical Device Maker

November 6, 2013 10:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung wants to be the top medical device maker through acquiring companies and developing its own technologies. In the last three years, Samsung spent $1 billion to buy 14 companies in medical equipment, mobile software and services ...

A New Way to Monitor Induced Comas

November 1, 2013 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, patients are often placed in a coma to give the brain time to heal and allow dangerous swelling to dissipate. These comas, which are induced with anesthesia drugs, can last for days. During that time, nurses...

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Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

October 31, 2013 3:57 pm | by IMS Health | News | Comments

This infographic offers highlights of a study that looks at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.

3D Imaging Platform Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Sputum

October 28, 2013 12:07 pm | by BLL Partners, LLC | News | Comments

Data at IASLC demonstrate feasibility of using sputum and the Cell-CT platform to non-invasively detect the presence or absence of lung cancer; initially for adjunctive use with x-ray CT screening to address high rate of false positive results...

BUSM Researchers Identify Molecule that Could Aid Lung Cancer Detection, Treatment

October 28, 2013 11:41 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a molecule that could help lead to the non-invasive detection of lung cancer as well as its treatment. Using RNA sequencing, the team looked at airway epithelial cells and...

Teleflex Receives 2013 Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care

October 28, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced that it has received the prestigious American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Zenith Award for 2013. Teleflex’s Hudson RCI brand...

Boston Scientific Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System Approved In China

October 23, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received China Food and Drug Administration approval for the Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System, an innovative medical device designed to treat severe asthma.  Expected to be available in the China market...

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Air Pollution Causes Cancer

October 18, 2013 2:23 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen...

GE Healthcare Discloses Button Problem on Machines

October 18, 2013 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare is warning physicians that some of its ventilators and anesthesia machines may have unresponsive buttons. The company said the problem affects Engström ventilators and Aespire View, Aisys, and Avance anesthesia machines made...

Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic today announced its eighth annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list includes a bionic eye, a neurostimulator for epilepsy and fecal transplantation...

Photos of the Day: Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:19 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovations for 2014 list includes a new computer-assisted, personalized sedation station; a treatment breakthrough for acute heart disease; an implanted neurological device for epileptic seizures; and a "bionic eye." See what's #1...

Blood Test Can Differentiate Between Benign Lung Nodules and Early Stage Lung Cancer

October 17, 2013 11:21 am | by Indi (Integrated Diagnostics) | News | Comments

Indi, an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics, today announced the results of a major study which suggests that quantifying a combination of blood proteins can distinguish between benign lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer with high...

Philips Brings New Anesthesia Product and Patient Monitors to Market

October 16, 2013 12:22 pm | by Philips Healthcare | News | Comments

Expanding its scope of solutions for anesthesiologists, Royal Philips launched three new products: IntelliSave AX700 anesthesia machine and, IntelliVue MX400 and MX450 patient monitors. Delivering ease of use, durability and leading-edge...

New technology "right under our nose" -Assurance® Alar One-Sense™ to be highlighted at annual ASA

October 11, 2013 6:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Xhale Assurance, Inc., developer of the unique Assurance® Alar One-Sense™ Pulse Oximetry Sensor, today announced that its new Alar One-Sense™ Sensor will be highlighted in three clinical research presentations at the American Society of Anesthesiologists...

Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Videos | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

Photos of the Day: The 'Bionic Man'

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by CBSNews24x7 | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts...  

Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

October 11, 2013 12:27 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today launched the Capnostream 20p bedside monitor. The new capnography solution, with Covidien’s Microstream technology...

Covidien’s Laryngoscope Combines Direct and Video Laryngoscopy

October 11, 2013 11:49 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien will present several advanced healthcare solutions for addressing enhanced patient care and safety at Anesthesiology 2013, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting. At the event, held October 12-16 in San Francisco...

Draeger issues an update on its voluntary recall of Fabius anesthesia machines

October 7, 2013 7:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Today Draeger issued a statement regarding its voluntary recall on specific Fabius anesthesia machines. Draeger initiated this voluntary action in August of 2013 as a result of an internal investigation into devices that did not pass the high voltage test portion of the final production test.

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