Tag: "technology" at medical news
New cancer treatment facility opens
...Electronic Medical Records System that usesdigital technology
to store electronic images of reports of patient visits andprogress notes; and a Picture Archiving and Communications System that containsall diagnostic images, virtually eliminating the need for traditional x-rayfilms. Patient care services at the n...
UCSF HIV/AIDS web site honored by Smithsonian Institution
...f the permanent research collection on information technology
atthe Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The annual Computerworld Smithsonian Awards, begun in 1989, are designed torecognize groups and individuals who are using tools of the new information ageto produce positive social, economic, ...
AAPS Symposium to present latest developments in Cheminformatics
...hemistry." This symposium will combine information technology
topics with drug discoveryissues and review all aspects of chemistry information management including: 61623: Advanced computing architectures in cheminformatics 61623: New database developments which greatly enhance chemistry information manageme...
NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke
...e whether advancedmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology
will improve the emergency diagnosisof heart attac...onsor of the study. "We hope to learn whether this technology
can more quickly and accuratelyidentify heart attacks and strokes so patients can benefit from earli...
7,000 Pharmaceutical scientists to share latest drug developments and discoveries
...e how recent advances in research, development and technology
willlead the pharmaceutical sciences into the next century. "The plenary session promises to provide a glimpse into the future of drugtherapy and health care and a recap of the most significant advances made in thepharmaceutical sciences over the pa...
Study examines faith healing in a cell phone age
...ment of western ways has destroyed other cultures, technology
enables the Navajos to preserve theirtraditions in the modern world, says Thomas Csordas, professor of anthropology. For the past five years, Csordas has been the principal investigator on the Navajo Faith Healing Project, funded by NationalInstitute...
First woman commanding general for health care in Pacific speaks on Capitol Hill about Tele-Health
...ocusessolely on telehealth, clinical research, and technology
initiatives wheregeographic and distance boundarie... requires me to use and support the development of technology
tools thattranscend time, distance and barriers," says Maj. Gen. Adams. "These t...
Scientists capture images of brain in action as it's learning
...ndy McIntosh, who led the study usingbrain imaging technology
along with co-investigators Drs. Natasha Rajah andNancy Lobaugh. "It's like a pattern of lightbulbs coming on. Most of the action is happening inthe left prefrontal cortex, but we confirmed that areas far away from thefrontal regions are activated as...
New protocol to develop compound to treat disorders of the central nervous system is more efficient
...ss. "Lilly is a company that applies leading-edge technology
in its search forinnovative new drugs that meet unmet medical needs of people worldwide,"said August M. Watanabe, M.D., executive vice president, science and technologyat Eli Lilly and Company. "It naturally follows that we should dedicate simil...
Database technology threatens liberty
...ompanies and hospitals spend $15 billion a year on technology
used tomine medical data.) The medical records provisions of H.R. 10 undermine patient privacy and quality health care and should be deleted from the bill. As the bill stands now,the medical records provisions of H.R. 10 would: Allow extensive disc...
Mitral valve prolapse less common, less harmful than previously thought
...970s and early 1980s with the advent of ultrasound technology
which, for thefirst time, enabled doctors to view the mitral valve noninvasively. According toDr. Emelia Benjamin, the senior investigator, the earlier studies were conductedusing M-mode technology, a form of echocardiography, and often resulted in o...
Mayo clinic researchers explore new methods to detect Parkinson's disease in at-risk individuals
...INN.-- Mayo Clinic neurologists are using existing technology
and aninvestigational drug to detect pre-symptomatic Parkinson's disease in at-riskpeople who have family members with Parkinson's disease. A study detailing theresults of this new approach appears in the July issue of Mayo ClinicProceedings. The stu...
One of the nation's top cardiologists available to discsuss findings of study
related to Medicare patients and high-volume hospitals
...y 2 deaths per hundredpatients." Access to higher technology
equipment at higher volume hospitals did not turnout to be a relevant factor. The principal difference, according to the reportthat was published in the May 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine,appears to be "the availability of an experie...
Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons
... computer-enhanced robotic technology
to improve heart bypas... procedures using this technology
have been successfully conducted inEurope in the past several months. Th...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...he leading institutions in the world using the new technology
The first fundamental breakthrough in di...use of standardechocardiography versus the new 3-D technology
to measure left ventricularfunction both at rest and with exercise. In the United States, ...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
... device," Marston says. "It's definitely a technology
that needs longer-term follow-up. We'refollowing our patients very carefully and recommend they come back to us everysix months for examination. But we believe that for some patients it clearly hasthe potential to reduce the risks of aneurysm repair....
Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug
...s a significant advance, notes Dr. Schneider."This technology
will give us important new insights into the relationshipbetween the expression of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and the actualamount of dopamine terminals in the brain and will help us better track theprogression of the disease." The s...
Wistar Institute Facility distinguished as center of excellence by Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania for second year
...ompetitiveness in southeasternPennsylvania through technology
and innovation. As part of the statewide BenFranklin Partnership, Ben Franklin supports the development of technology-basedenterprises through a portfolio of investment and client-oriented serviceprograms....
Wake Forest first to apply innovative brain cancer treatment
... for many malignantbrain tumors. However, current technology
prevents doctors from delivering highenough doses to stop many tumors from recurring. Tatter is principalinvestigator of the clinical trials at the Medical Center and national chairmanfor the study. "Implanting radiation directly into the tu...
Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment
...ovascular stents,thrombolytic therapy, new imaging technology
and improved antibiotics, thedownward trend flattened out and amputation rates began rising again. "In 1988 to 1989, large increases in lower-extremity angioplastyprocedures were accompanied by a temporary spike in the rate of bypassprocedure...
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