Medical Technology News

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8/11/2010
Video Game Technology Embraced by Med Students: Survey

Virtual reality exercises overwhelmingly seen as a good way to sharpen skills, poll finds

8/9/2010
Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications

Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

8/4/2010
Device May Help Spot Hidden Graves Without Digging

Air test allows investigators to detect bodies buried beneath concrete, scientists say

7/27/2010
To Help Keep Weight Off, Turn to the Web

Well-designed Internet sites boost odds that pounds won't return, study finds

7/26/2010
Sniffing Device Allows Disabled to Write, Run Wheelchairs

Israeli team found sniffs could be translated into directives with special machine

7/22/2010
Caterpillars' Creep May Hold Clues for Advanced Robotics

Understanding their unique system of movement could be key to future biomechanics, report suggests

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/8/2010
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender

Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

6/18/2010
The Fight Against Autism Goes High Tech

Robots, iPods and more help expand horizons, confidence for people with the disorder

6/3/2010
Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death

Technology helped researchers analyze bone fragments to rule out one of many theories

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/28/2010
Ultrasound Helps Spot Stroke Risk in Symptomless Patients

Screen may allow doctors to identify those who would benefit from surgery, study finds

5/26/2010
Progress Made Against Once-Fatal Heart Defect

Implanted devices help babies survive, thrive into adulthood, study shows

5/20/2010
Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs

Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

5/17/2010
Web-Based Program Can Boost Asthma Care

In study, patients controlled severe disease using less medication

5/12/2010
New Implanted Defibrillator May Be Simpler, Safer

Device does away with wires that can cause trouble, experts say

5/5/2010
Bar Codes Cut Down on Hospital Medication Errors

Study found electronic safety system halved potentially adverse events

4/30/2010
Genome Scan Gives Man Insight Into Future Health Risks

'We're at the dawn of a new age in genomics,' researcher says

4/27/2010
Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the OR

With tiny incisions and often fewer complications, robotic surgery becomes a popular option

4/23/2010
FDA Targets Safety Problems With Infusion Drug Pumps

More than 56,000 reports of problems, 500 deaths have prompted agency to act

4/20/2010
FDA Tightens Oversight of Home Medical Devices

As more patients use portable ventilators, dialysis machines, agency says safety an issue

4/16/2010
Robot-Aided Therapy Can Help Patients Years After Stroke

Adding 'power-steering' to exercises improved movement, quality of life, researchers say

4/14/2010
Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes Moves Closer to Reality

Newest version effectively controls blood sugar without user involvement

4/8/2010
Electronic Medical Records' Benefits Still to Be Seen

Most systems not yet fully implemented, survey finds

4/7/2010
'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma

Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

3/26/2010
MRI Beats X-Ray for Spotting Fractures in ER

Accurate diagnosis of hip, pelvic breaks cuts costs, speeds treatment, expert says

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

3/18/2010
Implant Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

Pacemaker-like device cut frequency of seizures in study participants

3/6/2010
Electromagnetic Pulses May Stem Arthritic Knee Pain

New device could improve life quality without side effects, expert says

2/23/2010
New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study

Imaging entire heart in one sitting reduces exposure time

2/22/2010
Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer

Comparison study of open and laparoscopic surgery found few differences in outcome

2/18/2010
New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines

British researchers develop way to eliminate need for cooling devices

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/16/2010
In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation

New device could help find often-symptomless heart problem, researcher says

2/15/2010
Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids

But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

2/4/2010
Nanofiber Gel May Spur Growth of New Knee Cartilage

Animal study reveals new way to repair damage with natural tissue

1/28/2010
Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly

Screening appears to be safe, effective for older people, study finds

1/21/2010
Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography

Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

12/29/2009
No Added Risk Seen for ICU Patients Monitored Remotely

Method may cut costs, but more review is needed, researchers say

12/22/2009
Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans

Image quality varies due to ethnicity, weight, heart rate, study finds

12/16/2009
Pros and Cons of Electronic Medical Records Weighed

Better access to patient information could improve care, but privacy a concern, doctors say

12/1/2009
Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies

Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say

11/20/2009
Text Messages Might Increase Sunscreen Usage

With daily reminders, people may be more apt to protect their skin

11/4/2009
Focused Radiation May Help Some With Lung Cancer

Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

10/6/2009
Headphones May Threaten Heart-Device Performance

Implanted defibrillators, pacemakers may malfunction if headphones hang close to chest, study shows

10/2/2009
Simple Test Might Detect 'Silent' Heart Disease

Even better, calcium scans don't lead to unnecessary tests, researchers say

9/28/2009
Docs Miss Test Results -- Even With Alerts

Communication woes still plague medical system, researchers find

9/21/2009
Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening

New method uses risk estimation to guide management, experts say

9/18/2009
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests