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VHA to measure impact of Bridge barcode patient safety system

...r interface deployed on portable bedside computing devices that utilize wireless technology to connect to its sophisticated server-based software....

Should people with dementia be electronically tagged?

...own number of deaths. However, electronic tracking devices might settle the anxieties of others without attending to the needs of the person with dementia, say the authors. The risks and restrictions of alternatives to tagging should be kept in mind. But the use of such devices, even by families, must be con...

New Parkinson's surgical procedure shows lasting benefits, according to Emory researchers

... periodically adjust the settings of the pacemaker devices that drive the stimulators. "Assuming the safety and efficacy of these lesions performed in Cuba prove to be comparable to that of the better established DBS technique, future investigations will need to evaluate the benefits in relation to the cost...

Polishing the crystal ball: risk prediction methods need update

...a patient's bedside, but he believes that handheld devices can make more complex risk prediction possible at the bedside....

Laser research yields precision breath analysis tool for asthma diagnosis (treatment)

... At present, nitric oxide levels are measured with devices that analyze chemiluminescence, a photochemical re...ometimes necessary. Also, chemiluminescence-based devices require periodic recalibration, whereas McCann's laser does not. The device is currently undergoing...

OHSU receives $7.8 million NIH grant to develop first ultrasound to also deliver heart treatment

...h. The team will create three different ultrasound devices that provide physicians a better look inside the h... to develop three types of miniaturized ultrasound devices that can be inserted into the heart to provide treatment through a single catheter. Catheters act as...

New data suggests chemotherapy patients benefit from heart failure treatment

...patients endured the invasive insertion of cardiac devices or full heart transplants in an effort to treat heart failure resulting from chemotherapy treatment. The research has not been traditionally studied in cancer patients, and is believed to be the first to evaluate the treatment of heart failure using ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September (second issue)

... respiratory system. On the subject of protective devices or "masks" for respiration, the expert notes that most users find the discomfort of the mask difficult to tolerate for more than brief periods. He hopes that out of this disaster will come new ways of protecting the respiratory systems of those who ...

Clot-buster keeps heart devices humming

...ilure patients who receive left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)," says lead author Markus Rothenburger, M.... than a pulsing one. Their advantage over similar devices is smaller size, which seems to have reduced the incidence of thromboembolism and infections. It is...

FINAL ALERT: RPB Science Writers Seminar in Eye Research to be held in Washington, DC Sept. 22-25

...sclera (the white of the eye). Under development: devices that can reside on the surface and deliver medicat...on: *The next-generation of prosthetic replacement devices that seek to restore vision to the blind not by electrical stimulation, as is the case with the reti...

Cancer revealed: New $10M grant establishes cancer imaging center

...the center will use both the U-M's medical imaging devices and VARI's facility where mice can be bred with specific genetic characteristics. The new grant will fund a Transgenic Animal Core at VARI and a Small Animal Imaging Core at the U-M. It will also fund training opportunities for young researchers in t...

Easier monitoring of diabetes is focus of symposium, Aug. 18

...iabetes, which is on the rise in this country. New devices are now being developed that may make the needles obsolete. These innovations promise to make monitoring easier and thus reduce such side effects as blindness, kidney disease and circulatory problems. The latest research on noninvasive and minimally ...

DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces

...ndustry, said the researchers. The market for such devices should be considerable, they said. According to a market analysis commissioned by DARPA, the current worldwide market of about $270 million annually is projected to be $1.5 billion by 2005. "In our discussion with corporations, we've found that, even...

Medical physicist treats spinal tumors faster with new procedure

...meras, video cameras, and diagnostic x-ray imaging devices are used to locate the tumor location and deliver a high dose of radiation," says Yin, "During the last 14 months, 51 patients have been treated with spinal radiosurgery." Patients often have to wait several weeks after conventional treatments to n...

Sick or sleepy -- No option in outer space

...and rotational eye movements. This combination of devices allows the inner ear's three semicircular canals to be studied separately. Once the testing is completed and the data analyzed, the group will test the best way to administer the drug or drug combination. The study results will have benefits to patie...

Investigational mesh 'jackets' studied as an experimental therapy for heart failure

...second chance. A specialist in the implantation of devices that assist ailing hearts, she said there is a tremendous need for new treatment options. "We hope this device proves to be beneficial to Evelyn and others like her who may not qualify for a transplant but who are too ill to even carry on the activit...

UCSF orthopedic surgeons test artificial back disc

...Solutions, Inc. of New York, is one of two similar devices being investigated. A separate study is analyzing the effectiveness of the SB Charite III Dynamic Disc Spacer, manufactured by the Link Spine Group in Branford Connecticut. This device was developed in the mid-1980s at the Berlin Charite Clinic in Ge...

Market potential exists for superconductivity in medical, energy, transportation sectors

From new medical and communications devices to super-efficient power systems, the science of s...possible many important technologies, from medical devices to metrology, from sensors to accelerators. Many more are expected as the field advances, said Paul ...

University of Washington developing AI caretakers for Alzheimer's sufferers

...The project partners envision a network of digital devices and wireless sensors in the walls of homes, in ap... and furniture, even in the clothing we wear. The devices would work together to do essentially what Kautz's mother did for his father: monitor an individual...

National Jewish receives major grant to study air pollution and asthma

...ch can be worn like a backpack or waistpack. These devices directly measure PM2.5 particles in the air that the students breathe at home, at school, or playing outside. Previous research at National Jewish by this team indicated that it is vital to monitor this "personal cloud," because it better gauges a c...

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