Tag: "devices" at medical news
Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports
...y -- on magnetic pain-relieving devices. Magnetic devices
use either static or pulsed magnets. Clinically, pulsed magnets have been shown effective for treating delayed fracture healing, for reducing pain in various musculoskeletal conditions, and for decreasing edema associated with acute trauma, although ...
CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past
...e is different, the one-off sensor and integration devices
needed to connect it with the Rockot is provided by Khrunichev, on the basis that the company who makes the launcher also make the interface for the satellite." Rather than simply selling rockets the 15-strong "multi-cultural, multi-lingual" Eurocko...
Jefferson scientists design method to fight artificial implant infections with antibiotics
...antibiotics and other implants. "There are plastic devices
bladder catheters, implants for kidney dialysis, Hickman tubes, pacemakers every implant you can think of is a magnet for bacteria," he says. "The idea of having a permanent chemical bond to the metal is a new approach. This can be used for every m...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...mechanical system (MEMS) neural clamps. These tiny devices
will utilize semiconductor microfabrication technology to integrate mechanical elements, sensors, and electronics to record neural signals from the nerve roots of the spinal cord. "The project requires expertise on several fronts, but what is most n...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
...ical device manufacturers to improve the design of devices
such as heart valves and pumps, and provide doctor... experiments involving the implantation of medical devices
into animals can prove that a device functions, but such in vivo trials are lengthy and costly as we...
MoMA showcases Penn State researcher's device
... State researcher, will be among the technological devices
exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's "SAFE: Design Takes on Risk" exhibit in October. The first major design exhibition since MoMA reopened in New York City in November 2004 will feature more than 300 contemporary products and prototypes designed...
Palm Pilots could change how health care is delivered
... research studies is needed to show how much these devices
can improve the quality of care, save patients' lives, and ultimately reduce health-care expenses, concludes the author Daniel C. Baumgart (Charit Medical School, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany). Dr Baumgart states: "The future of information...
Northwestern receives major award for nanotechnology cancer center
...l develop innovative nanotechnology approaches and devices
to combat cancer. The center at Northwestern is one of seven CCNEs established across the country. These centers are a major component of NCI's $144.3 million five-year initiative for nanotechnology in cancer research. First-year funding for Northwe...
Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health
...aging, some children's toys, and even some medical devices
often contain chemicals referred to as phthalates. Phthalates are added to plastics to increase their flexibility. DEHP (di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate), which is used to make some medical tubing and other devices, has been shown in animal studies to be...
Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills
...isorders and could lead to better neuro-prosthetic devices
Thoroughman and Taylor then modeled this adaptation using a neural network. They found that, to mimic human behavior, the modeled neuronal tuning of movement space needed to narrow and reduce gain with increased environmental complexity. According to...
Researchers find multiple proteins that stick to medical devices
...study of blood proteins on the surfaces of medical devices
has been limited by the large number of unique proteins in the blood -- greater than 150 -- as well as the extremely small amounts of proteins adsorbed on the materials. For example, the amount of protein that might adsorb to one side of a quarter ...
New insights into cost-effectiveness of implanted heart device
... Calif. They analyzed eight clinical trials of the devices
to arrive at their conclusion. The cost-effectiven...ould benefit the most from this therapy, since the devices
would be the most cost-effective for these patients, the researchers added. ICDs are about the size ...
Wiley acquires InfoPOEM, Inc.
...s and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) including devices
using both the Palm and Pocket PC operating systems. Keith Hume, President and CEO of InfoPOEM, said "I cannot imagine a better home for our company. My partners and I are confident that Wiley's global editorial, sales, and marketing expertise will c...
Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices
... As the implantation of cardioverter-defibrillator devices
to prevent sudden cardiac death becomes increasing...ans and the outcomes for their patients. The small devices
are placed under the skin, with electrodes leading to the patient's heart. If the device detects a p...
NIAID awards $47 million to develop medical countermeasures against radiological, nuclear threats
... "Radiological 'dirty bombs' or nuclear explosive devices
are among the potential terrorist threats Americans face. Our new medical countermeasures program will help protect the public from radiation should such an attack ever occur," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. NIAID is the lead institute ...
Biosense Webster announces FDA clearance
...by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for devices
that aid electroanatomical mapping. The CARTO TM RMT Navigation System, NAVISTAR RMT Steerable Tip Diagnostic Catheter, and REFSTAR TM RMT Catheter with the QWIKPATCH External Reference Patch products were all designed to integrate with the Niobe M...
Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate
...S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the devices
to be marketed and sold in the United States. "It ...patients are thrilled with their results." The new devices
are more cohesive than those currently being considered by the FDA. They have a gummy consistency, w...
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
...ell from spatial neglect, Corbetta speculates that devices
known as transcranial magnetic stimulators may be able to help. The stimulators can be used to decrease activity in a particular region of the brain. If physicians can use them to reduce hyperactivity in the left brain's attention-controlling centers...
Study finds defibrillators available in many high schools
...ls had automated external defibrillators (AEDs) -- devices
that can be used to treat cardiac arrest victims -...y Health Care System also commented. "Having these devices
readily available provides reassurance to a community. In purchasing these devices, school officials...
Surgery enters virtual world
...tem used in the joysticks of games consoles. These devices
create the force and resistance of real tissue, so when surgeons make a cut they feel the sensation of real surgery. Add to that a stereoscopic viewing system and doctors can see, and feel, the surgery during the planning stage. The haptic and virtu...
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