Tag: "devices" at medical news
Improving the quality of life for larynx cancer patients
... which we gained a lot of the expertise in medical devices
to improve the rehabilitation process that will be used in this project." Tackling problems The new voice-producing element that was inspired by the lips of a trumpet player is working well technically, but poses a prototyping problem as it is too ...
Beckman Laser Institute to improve breast cancer detection
...nd researchers will use it to create laser imaging devices
that complement conventional detection methods, such as mammography and MRI. "Our goal is to transform this cutting-edge science into a versatile tool that can be widely used by the entire cancer research community," said Bruce J. Tromberg, director...
UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm
...ht arm. Related experimental branched stentgraft devices
previously have been used at UCSF Medical Center t...from the FDA that enables him to used non-approved devices
to treat increasingly complex aortic aneurysms that cannot be treated with commercially available st...
Monkeys consciously control a robot arm using only brain signals
...ication to clinical development of neuroprosthetic devices
for paralyzed people. "There is certainly a great deal of science and engineering to be done to develop this technology and to create systems that can be used safely in humans," he said. "However, the results so far lead us to believe that these brai...
Fashionable, nonprescription contact lenses may pose a danger to your eyesight
... lenses are arguing that contacts are only medical devices
when they are used to correct vision and, therefore, should not be regulated when they are only worn to change eye color or match a costume. Still, the lenses manage to work their way to store shelves and are available over the Internet from compani...
NASA research propels development of new glass
... medium for next-generation optical communications devices
that need to be small, low-cost and powerful to provide fiber for home connections for broadband Internet. The company can customize the glass composition for these uses. The family of REAl Glass TM materials is patented under U.S. Patent No. 6,482,...
Salk news: A new view on brain function
...vice." "These hybrids offer the ability of analog devices
to perform arithmetic functions such as division d...economically, combined with the ability of digital devices
to resist noise," he writes in Science . "This is an important era in our understanding of the brai...
Nanoneurosurgery, search for E-T life, bioscan technology and home holograms at frontiers of optics
...ons for Long-Distance Calibration Testing optical devices
such as telescopes and spectrometers often require...that allows them to precisely characterize optical devices
at a distance by taking advantage of the fact that entangled photons have very special relationships...
Ultrafiltration device shown safe, effective and reduces hospital stay for heart failure patients
...Minnesota-based manufacturer of innovative medical devices
for cardiac care. It received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2002 and has since incorporated into the premier cardiac programs of hospitals across the United States, including some of the nation's ...
On the horizon of glucose monitoring: A review
...e possibility of swelling around the needle, these devices
require frequent calibration via fingerstick tests at least three times a day. Also, no glucose readout is available to the patient so on-the-spot corrections in insulin can't be made. The data is stored and downloaded by a healthcare provider. "Desp...
One use every seven years makes automated external defibrillators a good buy
...al defibrillators -- user-friendly, heart-shocking devices
that treat people with cardiac arrest -- are showi...sk locations such as crowded senior centers, these devices
are frequently put in locations such as elementary schools, where their use is very unlikely." Cram...
Nanomedicine: Grounds for optimism and a call for papers
...eas for the future of nanomedicine: structures and devices
whose small size-between 1 and 100 nm-confers nove...osis, treatment, or prevention; the manufacture of devices
to identify nanosize entities of medical importance; and nanoscale biological systems that might hav...
N.C. likely to face radiologic science workforce shortage
...reasing number of technologically advanced imaging devices
such as fusion imaging. In some areas, this is already happening and will only worsen in the coming years." If all slots in current training programs are filled -- and student retention improves -- the state can meet its needs in the short term, but ...
Wireless technology may help doctors treat patients
... prototype enabled communications between handheld devices
and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's ...e, which recorded the patients' input on hand-held devices
and synchronized it wirelessly with a central database on a desktop computer. The students, enrolled...
UC Davis neurosurgeon implanting artificial cervical discs
...rrently, a few clinical trials are under way using devices
from various manufacturers. Kim said patients with degenerative discs are very interested in artificial cervical discs and are pushing the development of this surgery. "I do believe this will be a very important part of the future of spinal surgery,...
St. Jude Medical announces publication of results of its ADOPT-A trial
...manufacture and distribution of innovative medical devices
of the highest quality, offering physicians, patients and payers unmatched clinical performance and demonstrated economic value....
Babbling key to evaluating speech development in babies with hearing loss
...mplants, which are surgically implanted electronic devices
that process sound and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. "More than 40 states now implement universal infant hearing screenings, so the number of infants and toddlers who need assistance learning to speak with hearing aids or cochlear implants i...
Household falls may produce more severe brain injuries in infants than previously thought
...ric brain injuries will help us develop protective devices
-- helmets, playground surfaces, car seats -- that better meet their specific needs."...
Couple carries research links to the limit
...r human muscle and bone that are used to calibrate devices
for measuring lead levels. The calibration devices
were awarded a U.S patent that Jeff shares with some of his colleagues. "We're looking at ways to im...
UC Davis physicians use high-tech virtual system
... health-care providers to practice procedures, new devices
and rare cases in real time in a risk-free environment," said Reginald Low, chief of cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis. "Students, residents, fellows, and experienced physicians at UC Davis and at hospitals throughout the Northern California region...
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