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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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.

E-Cigarettes Could Hook New Generation on Nicotine

October 7, 2013 4:45 pm | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A leading Canadian medical journal is raising concerns that electronic cigarettes could hook a new generation into nicotine addiction. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that with fruit flavoured products...

Photo of the Day: Breath of Fresh Air...for Asthma Treatment

October 7, 2013 3:39 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

In a piece of research run at the Paediatric Service of the Hospital Universitario Donostia, Dr Paula Corcuera-Elosegui, assistant consultant in Infant Pneumology, has studied the validity of the exhaled nitric oxide measurement as a complementary...

Fresh Advance in the Diagnosis and Control of Childhood Asthma

October 7, 2013 3:38 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

A researcher at the University of the Basque Country has produced a Ph.D. thesis at the pediatric pneumology section of the Hospital Universitario Donostia in San Sebastian; it deals with the link between asthma and exhaled nitric oxide...

Ethical Issues as Scientists Peek into Baby Genes

October 7, 2013 10:14 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code. Amelia is part of a large research project outside the nation's capital that is decoding the DNA of hundreds of infants.

ALung Showcases the Hemolung RAS at ESICM in Paris

October 2, 2013 10:20 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

New European Hires made to Support Launch ALung Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of innovative respiratory assist devices, today announced it will showcase the Hemolung RAS next week at the 2013 Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) in Paris.

FDA Grants Prestigious Award to Pediatric Medical Device Consortium Led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

October 1, 2013 3:52 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Products Development has awarded a grant of up to $1.5 million over five years to the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a consortium established by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California (USC) for the development of pediatric medical devices.

Gentlemen, We Can Rebuild Him. We [Will] Have The Technology.

October 1, 2013 3:35 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

One day, I envision that there will be medical technology that can exceed the capabilities of the human body’s natural physiology. Should someone with such a device be prevented from playing professional sports due to the competitive advantage it provides?

CareFusion Provides Update On Voluntary Recall Of AVEA® Ventilator

September 30, 2013 4:16 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The company initiated the voluntary recall on Sept. 3, 2013. The FDA has classified this action as a Class I recall. A Class I recall is defined as a reasonable probability of serious adverse health consequences or death associated with use of the defective units.

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