Tag: "devices" at medical news
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...ontact, intravenous drug use, contaminated medical devices
(such as injection needles and dental instruments), body piercing and tattooing. In certain settings it can be 100 times more contagious than HIV. Hepatitis B can lead to chronic liver disease and liver cancer. There are vaccines for hepatitis A and...
World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds
...ve interaction using BlackBerry and other handheld devices
at the CAS European conference in Vienna this week. More than 20 handheld devices
were used simultaneously by conference participants to retrieve hundreds of literature references as...
K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
...ity of microfluidics, Culbertson uses a variety of devices
for performing complex chemical analyses. "Essenti...cifically for NASA, we are developing microfluidic devices
which will allow us to automatically monitor the health of human cells on orbit." In the past, astro...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...rreptitiously audio-recorded the visits with small devices
hidden in their purses. Doctors were recruited to take part and were reimbursed $100 per visit, plus $100 for completing surveys and $75 for staff expenses. When doctors agreed to participate and to being secretly audio-recorded, they were only told ...
Monitoring program finds serious, unreported adverse drug reactions
...om died as a result of the reaction. The drugs and devices
are commonly used, with more than 1 million individuals have been prescribed two of the drugs. Adverse drug reactions were classified as resulting in death, severe organ failure or requiring major therapeutic interventions, such as cardiopulmonary r...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
...an be released from certain types of stents (metal devices
inserted to keep a coronary artery open after angioplasty) to greatly reduce the need for target-vessel revascularization (TVR) compared with bare-metal stents (i.e., stents without medication), according to background information in the article. The...
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
...e the risks they face. Before GRAD, few assessment devices
were available to help Ohio professionals determine what kind of treatment would be most appropriate for those teens ending up in juvenile court, and none were web-based. "Assessment should drive treatment, and if we don't have a way to assess the m...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...ries, the availability of more sensitive, high-end devices
that could render touch sensations in three dimensions quickly led to applications in more serious pursuits." Haptics interfaces began to emerge in such fields as medical and surgical training programs, flight school, teleoperations and scientific v...
Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe
...practical for use in guiding therapeutic treatment devices
such as ablation probes that burn off damaged cell...le heart and position heart catheters and ablation devices
at the same time. We have already done so in laboratory tests on animals." Smith and his team, incl...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...only when essential since these and other invasive devices
are a frequent cause of hospital-acquired infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are a common cause of morbidity in the community and hospital. Those at risk for cSSTIs include surgical patients, patients with diabetes and those who are immun...
Researchers develop new concept for single molecule transistor
...ific breakthrough. We have shown the potential for devices
of unheard-of smallness and unheard-of efficiency....he new. I am optimistic that molecular electronic devices
can be made using our method because I dont see a reason why the remaining hurdles cant be overcome....
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...ey steps are to use closed systems for filling the devices
and to adhere to the strict moisture control and operating room ventilation standards in force at major hospitals. The potential benefits of these precautions could be considerable, since 265,832 women in the United States underwent cosmetic or recon...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...it does say that camps that choose to purchase the devices
should make sure camp staff are trained to use the...advised to allow children who know how to use such devices
to carry them or have them nearby at all times. "The delay that can occur when another camper or cou...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...- a bright fluorescer that lights up tumors. Both devices
would be able to detect small initial cancers as w...s developers propose to begin testing both imaging devices
in a year and a half in an ongoing study of women with an identified BRCA 1 or 2 genetic defect, whi...
Digital mammography does not improve breast cancer detection rates, study finds
... can be enhanced, magnified or shared. The digital devices
were first approved for marketing in the United States in 2000. Three large trials of the technology have been completed, with several thousand women receiving digital mammograms in each. No statistically significant differences in detection rates we...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...timal placements of electrodes and three patients' devices
had failed due to end of battery life (although these findings may be due to selection bias, the authors suggest). There were also problems noted with programming the DBS device and with medication adjustment. "Patients with movement disorders, with ...
A giant step toward tiny functional nanowires
... scientists and engineers to design with precision devices
ranging from tiny integrated circuits to gene chip...ponents for building small electronic and photonic devices
or chemical and biological sensors." The development of sophisticated nanoelectronics, said Mirkin,...
Suicide bomber sensors would not reduce casualties
...suicide bombers before they attack." "The sensing devices
currently available are very expensive and are not sensitive enough to justify widespread deployment," added Kaplan, the William N. & Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences and Professor of Institutional Social Political Studies at Yale, and...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 5, 2005
...acupuncture points, and use of special needle-like devices
that did not pierce the skin. Participants were allowed to continue other treatments they had been using for fibromyalgia or other physical ailments....
Free guide helps parents address hearing loss in children
...t least 1.2 million children do not have listening devices
or hearing aids that could improve their lives, especially in the classroom. "But the number of children not getting help for hearing loss is probably much larger," notes Dr. Kochkin, as his survey documented only hearing loss that had already been i...
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