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New Mobile App Provides Faster, More Accurate Measurement of Respiratory Rate

June 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Child & Family Research Institute | News | Comments

A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard...

Stress Tracker Focuses on Breathing

June 19, 2014 2:02 pm | by Spire | News | Comments

By monitoring breathing, Spire brings insight to a user’s entire day by measuring streaks of focus and periods of tension while also offering accurate information on physical activity. Changing the way technology helps people be healthier...

Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer

June 18, 2014 4:42 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any... 

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Unleashing Clinical Measurements

June 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices are an essential element of modern medicine as they provide accurate clinical measurements such as oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature, x-ray and ultrasound imaging, as well as automatically administer intravenous...

Imaging Tools Help Radiologists Diagnose Lung Cancer, Save Lives

June 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United...

FDA Clearance for Newest Model of WatchPAT Device

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Itamar Medical reported that the new and upgraded model of the WatchPAT, Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device, has been cleared by the FDA. The FDA clearance came earlier than anticipated, and was announced at the Annual...

Covidien Announces CE Mark of Nellcor Respiration Rate Technology

June 3, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of health care products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the European commercial launch of its Nellcor Respiration Rate System. In addition...

One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer

June 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with...

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Innovation Prize Winner Helps Create Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Device

May 29, 2014 3:47 pm | by Mike Koon, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren has always been interested in science. At a very young age, this Turkish native tried to find the atom by cutting stones into pieces. Her supportive father introduced her to electron microscopy, where she realized that was...

Detecting Lung Cancer Earlier Using Mucus from Lungs

May 28, 2014 11:44 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

VisionGate Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company that is developing a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer and other applications, announced that positive results from a clinical study of its LuCED lung...

X-Ray Dark-Field Radiography Provides Detailed Imaging of Lung Diseases

May 27, 2014 2:32 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology journal, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary emphysema at an earlier stage, than it is currently available. Conventional radiographic procedures generate images...

Artificial Lung the Size of a Sugar Cube

May 27, 2014 12:24 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and...  

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

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High Sensitivity and Specificity in LuCED Test to Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

May 19, 2014 8:48 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

The study demonstrates three major advantages to incorporating the LuCED lung test into the diagnostic algorithm: high sensitivity, exceedingly high specificity and the ability to detect cancer cells in stages I and II. “Early detection..."

ResMed Launches New Platform Of Portable And Lightweight Life Support Ventilators

May 12, 2014 3:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ResMed has introduced a new platform of portable, lightweight, and user-friendly life support ventilators in select European and Asia-Pacific markets with the launch of the Astral 100 and Astral 150. Already a leading player with its Elisée...

Sleep Apnea Device Market Driven By Untreated Cases

May 8, 2014 10:16 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The worldwide sleep apnea device market has demonstrated moderate growth from $3.6 billion in 2011 to 4.2 billion in 2013, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that undiagnosed cases and new...  

App Turns Cell Phone Into a Medical Monitor

May 7, 2014 2:25 pm | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University...

Cyborg Sensor Could Unlock Anesthesia’s Secrets

May 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors...

Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Sleep Apnea Implant

May 1, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the... 

Biocompatible Piezoelectric Mechanical Energy Harvesters for Heart and Lung

May 1, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren, PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, was recognized for outstanding innovation by receiving the $20,000 Illinois Innovation Prize last Friday, April 25th. This award is administered by the Technology...   

Adjustable, Comfortable, Breathable

April 30, 2014 2:33 pm | by Chris Vasta, VP, & Megan Kelly, Digital Marketing Associate, The CPAP Shop | Articles | Comments

As a company that has become known as one of the leading retailers for CPAP equipment since 2003, we have come to expect high-quality products from ResMed that almost always result in satisfied patients. Their newest mask release, called...

The Pulse: Reinventing the Wheel & Capturing Infections with Decoys

April 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making a wheel-based suspension to traverse hard impacts, using a nanosponge to absorb toxins, inventing a $500 portable ventilator, and 3D printing kidneys for practicing surgery.      

Breath Analysis Offers Non-invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer

April 30, 2014 10:58 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the sensitivity of PET scanning, and has...

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