Medical Technology News

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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

8/26/2009
Medical Scans a Significant Source of Radiation

Study finds they more than double exposure, but actual amount still small

8/23/2009
It's Back to Basics to Save a Life

Despite new technology and methods, experts say simple CPR works best

7/30/2009
Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say

7/28/2009
Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say

7/8/2009
Electronic System Helps Track Diabetes Care

Patients benefit from shared information with doctors, Canadian study shows

6/19/2009
Pages to Doctors Don't Always Hit the Mark

Mistakes can cause treatment delays and jeopardize care, review suggests

6/18/2009
Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

6/5/2009
Health Tip: Dispose of Syringes Safely

Put them in a secure container

6/2/2009
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age

Cubital tunnel syndrome results from prolonged flexing of the elbow, experts say

5/28/2009
More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births

Technology use growing worldwide, but not as many embryos being transferred, research shows

5/21/2009
Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

Couples using assisted reproductive technology should be made aware, researcher says

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

May be option for those too sick for open-heart surgery, study suggests

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

4/27/2009
Topical Treatment May Ease Erectile Dysfunction

In rat study, application of nanoparticles restored potency

4/25/2009
Nanoparticles May Help Attack Cancer More Directly

Method tested in mice could allow more potent treatment with fewer side effects

4/23/2009
Device Thwarts Attacks on Transplanted Pancreatic Cells

Could reduce need for immunosuppressants in treatment of type 1 diabetes

4/21/2009
A 'Smart Bomb' for Prostate Cancer?

Tested in mice, new chemo delivery system may increase accuracy, researchers say

4/20/2009
Robotic Surgery Practical for Some Head, Neck Tumors

But more research needed to define advantages, limits of procedure, study suggests

4/16/2009
A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist

MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

4/15/2009
New Technology Allows Better Monitoring of Cancer Cells

Researchers foresee an increased ability to diagnose the disease

4/15/2009
More Options for Less Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

Advances in micro-instrumentation offer doctors choice of 'keyhole' procedures

4/13/2009
A Drop of Blood May Help Assess Cancer Therapy

Technique could one day quickly detect if treatment is working, study suggests

3/31/2009
New Device 'Fingers' Heart Risk

Fingertip sensor tracks changes in blood flow, predicting odds for heart attack

3/26/2009
New MRI Technology Expands Its Power

Signal thousand times stronger than current imaging, researchers say

3/24/2009
Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

3/24/2009
Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors

The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

3/23/2009
Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

3/23/2009
Gold Nanospheres Show Promise in 'Boiling' Out Cancer

Smaller than dust flecks, new therapy 'cooks' bad cells while leaving healthy ones alone

3/18/2009
Mussel-Based Glue May Make Surgery Safer

The natural medical adhesive might be applied using inkjet printer technology, researchers say

3/12/2009
Scientists ID Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blood samples from women had higher levels of 2 proteins before they developed disease

3/12/2009
European Researchers Call for New Doping Standards

Ethnic differences affect results with existing test, study finds

3/11/2009
DNA Testing Lays Romanov Murder Mystery to Rest

Bodies found near rest of Tsar Nicholas II's family identified as 2 missing children

3/10/2009
Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

Fewer repeat procedures were needed in people with peripheral arterial disease, study finds

3/9/2009
Technique Might Prevent Some Bladder Removals

Method helps doctors better distinguish cancer types, researcher says

3/5/2009
Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency

Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

3/4/2009
Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs

Researchers say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective

2/27/2009
New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment

Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

2/20/2009
Laser Therapy Disappoints in Stroke Trial

Treatment targeting damaged brain areas did not bring significant reductions in disability, researchers say