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Indoor air purifiers that produce even small amounts of ozone may be risky for health

...isories discouraging use of air purifiers, but the devices remain on the market because no agency has the out...t exceed health standards because ozone from these devices adds to ozone that already exists in the room. Said Nizkorodov: "If 30 parts per billion of ozone ex...

Human Factors research highlights ways to improve patient safety

...y invasive surgery (MIS) relies heavily on imaging devices that display the inside of the body. Despite its benefits to patients, MIS presents challenges to surgeons because of reduced field of view and degraded depth perception. The results of DeLucia and colleagues suggest ways that surgeons can navigate b...

SCAI Founders' Lecture traces impressive progress in interventional cardiology

...e artery. Enter bioabsorbable stents, experimental devices that have recently been implanted in humans for the first time. Bioabsorbable stents have all the strength of a metal stent, and can even release drugs into the artery to prevent restenosis. The big difference: Once the artery is healed, the bioabsor...

Smell of success for nanobiosensors

...ell technology and a clear example of a biomimetic devices obtained by converging Nano-Bio-Info technologies....mercially available within a few years, as well as devices that would have a major impact on other sectors. A major challenge of these new diagnostic tools lie...

Closing holes in heart important treatment for young stroke patients, study says

Placement of devices to close holes in the heart is a successful treatm...nd atrial septal defects (ASDs) with transcatheter devices is a safe surgical alternative for children and young adults who have had a stroke. Most patients wh...

New data finds recalls of automated external defibrillators to be common

...years." In fact, he adds, the annual number of the devices distributed between 1996 and 2005 increased almost...ify the public about potentially defective medical devices which may not function as intended. During the study period beginning in 1996 and ending in 2005 ...

Best settings for biphasic automated defibrillators investigated

...the use of automated external defibrillation (AED) devices outside of hospital settings increases, the scient...cities used preprogrammed LIFEPAK 500 biphasic AED devices to treat 221 patients in sudden cardiac arrest, with 114 receiving fixed levels of 150-150-150 joule...

Studies determine patient risk from ICD replacement

...uestionnaires to 96 patients, 53 of whom had heart devices that had been recalled and 43 with devices that had not been recalled. The patients were evenly divided among men and women, and device manufac...

Spacers have advantages over nebulizers for childhood asthma

...a topic. A spacer is a holding chamber attached to devices for inhaling asthma medication. A nebulizer is an electrically powered machine that turns liquid medication into a mist breathed directly into the lungs through a face mask or mouthpiece. Nebulizers are the traditional method for treating asthma atta...

Carbon-based quantum dots could mean 'greener,' safer technology in medicine and biology

...uding improved biological sensors, medical imaging devices and tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the researchers say. The development, which could help broaden the use of quantum dot technologies, is described in a research communications published online today by the Journal of the American Chemical Soci...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... machines such as copiers or printers, and by some devices marketed as "air purifiers" that purposely emit oz...eople use both air fresheners and ozone-generating devices simultaneously in a room. This could lead to exposures to formaldehyde that are 25 percent higher th...

Study finds sizeable underutilization of hip and knee replacement procedures

...an increase in public education related to medical devices and diagnostics, even via advertising, so that people better understand the benefits and be less fearful about the process. This would lead to increased acceptance of these kinds of surgical procedures." Researchers also found substantial dispariti...

Duke University study finds hearing aids are underused

...d no research in existence documenting how hearing devices can enhance everyday experiences. Approximately ...id use that contribute to irregular use of hearing devices by those who have them," said Linda K. George, Ph.D., professor and project director of the study. ...

Penn researchers question change in 'gold standard' for assessing heart failure treatment

...th a treatment like transplant, ventricular assist devices or other therapies," said Mariell Jessup, MD, Medical Director of the Heart Failure and Transplant program and Professor of Medicine at Penn. The VO2 is an exercise test in which a patient walks on a treadmill. The patient is outfitted with a mouthpi...

Implantable defibrillators save lives but may increase heart failure risk

...atients, including 402 who received single-chamber devices and 313 who were implanted with dual-chamber devic...ical therapy. Patients who received single-chamber devices did not suffer a reduced survival benefit if they developed heart failure. However, patients who we...

Using device to give CPR does not improve survival

...tors involved in the study agree the idea of using devices to provide mechanical chest compressions should no...e used in the study. Revivant provided the $15,000 devices and funding for the study....

Getting answers

...ast injury where shrapnel in improvised explosive devices can produce secondary HS." For the past two decades, the graduate of the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research has worked with the Navy and the Army on topics including trauma...

New UF tool measures heart implant patients' anxiety

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Implantable heart devices are the treatment of choice for patients with potentially life-threatening irregular heartbeats. But the thought of receiving a high-energy shock to restore normal cardiac rhythm can strike fear in their hearts nonetheless. Just ask Ed Burns, of Oc...

Mayo Clinic pioneers new method of jaw reconstruction for oral cancer patients

...el of discomfort to having orthodontic braces. The devices used for the stretching procedure are submerged and not visible. The next step in this research, according to Dr. Price, is to study the distraction osteogenesis plus radiation therapy method in larger animals, comparing them to animals who are given...

International Association for Dental Research presents awards & fellowships

...f innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials, or devices with a direct impact on the qualify of life of the public. The awards are in the form of unrestricted research grants, and the winning teams will share $225,000. The 2006 winners are: Hyun (Michel) Koo, Thomas Foster, and Robert Quivey, University o...

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