Tag: "devices" at medical news
Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe
...h from computers, cell phones and other electronic devices
being buried in landfills. Beginning July 1, the ... heat they generate. And computers aren't the only devices
that generate heat. "Even the circuitry in your cell phone operates at about 125 degrees Centigrade,...
First simultaneous cochlear implant operation for WA
...biaco. Danny Clarke will have two cochlear hearing devices
implanted in both his ears at the same time. Danny, who became a successful search and rescue helicopter air crewman despite losing his hearing in his right ear due to a fall at the age of 11, became permanently deaf last year after being attacked by...
Stroke patients regain ability to communicate through use of speech generating device
...riod of approximately 20 weeks. Speech generating devices
are specialized computers that produce audible speech from words and images. The Lingraphica uses graphic icons to represent words that a user selects in order to hear them speak. These icons can be combined into phrases or sentences that can then be...
Early diagnosis and melanoma
...corneal layer transparent. By means of a number of devices
we can observe a pigmentation pattern and a series of structures not visible to the human eye. It is a very useful tool for differentiating pigmented lesions without recourse to surgery. Two advanced diagnosis techniques are currently being put into...
Acrux patent portfolio advances in USA
... means that copies of our unique transdermal spray devices
that provide a precise and convenient means of drug delivery are now kept out of the market until 2022 at the earliest". In addition, Acrux has been granted another US patent (number 6,998,138), expiring in 2017, which provides an additional layer of...
Study puts drug-eluting stents to test in heart attack patients
... complication known as in-stent restenosis. These devices
have only been rigorously tested in patients with stable cardiovascular disease. The Randomized Comparison of Paclitaxel Eluting Stent Versus Conventional Stent in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (PASSION) study has taken the next step, f...
Seattle Heart Failure Model is able to accurately predict survival for patients with heart failure
...t failure. The model incorporates medications and devices
that are used to treat heart failure and how alter...vidual patient's survival by adding medications or devices
used to treat heart failure," Levy said. "For example, a heart failure patient treated with only di...
Heart devices, procedures evaluated across patient populations
...ine. "Consistent re-evaluation of commonly used devices
and procedures ensures their efficacy across patient populations and helps identify new patient groups who may benefit from these procedures," said Douglas P. Zipes, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine. "These data illuminates critical gaps ...
Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients
...tional cardiologists have been using transcatheter devices
designed to close PFO successfully for many years. Now in a multicenter study to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 55th Scientific Session (Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m.), researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital assess ...
Cardiac devices during hospital stays linked to better outcomes
Placement of devices
that synchronize the pumping chambers of the heart...nt of such cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices
could prolong the lives of patients with congestive heart failure, said Dr. William Abraham, directo...
Could a simple test save Medicare hundreds of millions?
...e which patients would benefit most from implanted devices
that automatically re-start a stopped heart. Those devices, called implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs, have been shown to save lives that would otherwise have been lost to sudden cardiac death, which kills 300,000 Americans each year. ...
No-hands origami: New DNA self-assembly makes more complex structures, more easily
... architecture is as yet anybodys guess; electronic devices
might be self-assembled on DNA "circuit boards," for instance, and not in factories but beakers. Indeed, two biochemistry professors at the University of Notre Dame, Marya Lieberman and Koshala Sarveswaran, plan to use Rothemunds technique in tests u...
Jefferson neurosurgeons using innovative stent to open clogged brain arteries, prevent strokes
...er the risks of treating the disease because these devices
are designed specifically for cerebral blood vesse... either responded to medical therapy or were given devices
that were less than ideal," Dr. Rosenwasser says.But blood-thinning drugs fail to open blockages in ...
Method for avoiding sudden death
...the centres where implants are carried out. These devices
consist of a number of wires connected to the hear...ed from certain death is the same as the number of devices
implanted. In the last few years a new type defibrillator has been tested it is similar but with ...
EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients
...ope are not getting timely access to new drugs and devices
that could help prolong their survival and well-being. Recent advances in intra-operative radiation therapy and reconstructive surgery to the breast have been made accessible quickly to women in the United States, but even getting on to the relevant ...
Cystic fibrosis research could benefit from multi-functional sensing tool
... chemists, we want to develop quantitative sensing devices
that can answer important questions for clinical researchers."...
Envisat making first direct measurements of ocean surface velocities
...ean models, atmospheric forcing fields and in-situ devices
such as high-frequency radar stations, as well as differing satellite sensors, wavelength and polarisation characteristics. This includes future experimental SAR satellites, such as TerraSAR-X and Cosmo-Skymed, planned to join the currently operatin...
Growing body of research links lead to osteoporosis
... but are turning to sophisticated lead measurement devices
to help them pinpoint exact timeframes. "We believe that somewhere around age 20, we'll begin to see low-lead exposed individuals surpass high-lead exposed individuals in bone mass density," Campbell said. "Then, in the 50 to 60 age group the age at...
Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury
...s type of injury, says Dr. Giglia, and custom-made devices
are usually large and difficult to use in an emergency setting. Dr. Giglia's team found that by placing a standard surgical stent--a tube-shaped metallic support structure--in the aorta and lining it with a series of small synthetic grafts (endograf...
Sleep apnea treatment benefits the heart
...n given continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices
to treat their breathing problems. An air pump that is connected by a tube to a face mask helps keep the patient's airways open during the night. CPAP is a common sleep apnea treatment that often helps patients sleep better and then remain alert duri...
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