Tag: "devices" at medical news
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
.... The researchers also could not tell whether CPAP devices
reduced the nocturnal death risk because records of whether they had been used in the days before sudden death were unavailable. Previous studies have proven CPAP effective in OSA symptom relief and in raising nighttime oxygen levels in the blood, ho...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
...ives journals. Although cochlear implants (medical devices
that bypass damaged structures in the inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing some deaf individuals to learn to hear and interpret sounds and speech) are popular and effective therapy, they remain expensive and require an extens...
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...otovoltaic (PV) cells, said Baptiste. PV cells are devices
that convert sunlight to electricity, bypassing mechanical generators. PV stands for photo (light) and voltaic (electricity), whereby sunlight photons free electrons from the silicon surface. When photons from the sun's rays hit the silicon surfac...
Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH
HOUSTON, March 17, 2005 New medical devices
have to be tested on human subjects, but protectin...ines, biologicals and genomic-based treatments and devices
that prevent and cure diseases, fewer new medical devices
are reaching the marketplace," said Isaac ...
Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
... presentation on designing photochemical molecular devices
and applications in photodynamic therapy and in so...ogen. The talk, "Designing photochemical molecular devices
utilizing Os and Ru polyazine light absorbers and Rh and Pt reactive sites: Applications in solar en...
Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
...f innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials, or devices
with a direct impact on the qualify of life of the public. The awards are in the form of unrestricted research grants, and the winning teams will share $225,000. The 2005 winners, and the titles of their projects, are: John Featherstone and co-wo...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...scientists have found that modern, implanted heart devices
such as pacemakers and defibrillators are safe f...tments are most likely to succeed, and for guiding devices
during minimally invasive surgery. During a four-month period, the Hopkins team tested 18 differen...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
DURHAM, N.C. Implanted devices
intended to optimize the cardiac function of patie...iac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation) devices
are giving cardiologists a new view of subtle changes in a key measurement of heart health -- heart ...
Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies
...t topic. It presents the pros and cons of the only devices
currently approved for all uses by the U.S. Food a...ormation, the panel and the FDA will decide if the devices
warrant FDA approval. "The goal of the www.breastimplantsafety.org site is to give women a reliab...
Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
...lice CT scanner, manufactured by Toshiba. Similar devices
also are manufactured by Siemens and General Electric. Features include production of images at twice the speed and in greater detail than the 32-slice, and picture quality so good it decreases the need for invasive, more risky procedures, called an...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...mized trial of the usefulness of distal protection devices
during PCI in patients with AMI. The results of th...gned trial do not lend support to the use of these devices
in this setting. They show, in addition, that neither the attractiveness of the therapeutic concept ...
Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack
... the American Medical Association , found that the devices
were successful in removing debris from the arteri...t to the patient. "It's not entirely clear why the devices
failed to improve patient outcomes, but it's possible that so much damage happens during a heart att...
Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval
...ic chemistry and physics to analysis and design of devices
and systems with nanoscale (one-billionth of a meter) features. He said products already featuring nanoscale properties include cosmetics and stain-free clothing. In the near future, he said, expect advanced drug-delivery systems, medical diagnostic...
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
... observed among patients treated with endovascular devices
as compared with standard open surgery. Current endovascular treatments are marketed worldwide for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The major cause of thoracic aortic aneurysms is a hardening of the arteries, a condition in which fatty d...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...the research. These include the design of sensing devices
for spotting terrorists and the reliability of people identifying potential sites for weapons of mass destruction from aerial photographs....
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
... flights and hospitals put intermittent inflatable devices
on the legs of bedridden patients. Some people have an inherited predisposition to forms these clots, a condition called thrombophilia. Each year, 250,000 hospitalizations and 200,000 deaths in the United States result from these clots moving to the...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...t heart failure and to refine the use of implanted devices
to prevent death from heart disease," says Dr. Kadish. "Studies are also underway to prevent sudden death."...
Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors
...velop methods to integrate nanomaterials with MEMS devices
more efficiently in order to microfabricate better, lower-cost sensors. Multiple sensor elements would then be packaged together to produce a commercial sensing device that acts as an electronic nose for detecting different toxic and flammable molecu...
Non-lethal weapons focus of research study
...ts, and bean bag projectiles. Tasers and similar devices
deliver a series of painful shocks meant to temporarily incapacitate violent and mentally disturbed suspects. Bean bags and other kinetic impact projectiles are fired from shotguns or specialized launchers and are designed to inflict pain and bruisin...
Hands-on or hands-free, using a cell phone while driving is not safe, researchers find
...age in the United States each year. Can hands-free devices
reduce accidents, fatalities, or damage? No, say h...fton). Overall, these results show that hands-free devices
are not the solution to the problem of driver distraction. The papers also indicate new directions f...
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